Shopping Picks in Specialty Kitchen Appliances
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It’s surprising how many whipped cream cans my family can go through, so I decided to pick up this cool iSi Profi Whipped Cream Maker. Not only do I always have whipped cream on hand now (at such a lower price), I also know it’s made with my own fresh ingredients. Plus, it’s considerably easier than other standard whipping methods, and makes about five times the amount of cream!
If you’ve never experienced the smell, not to mention taste, of home-made bread, then you must try the Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine. This convection-style wonder has so many options for making a personalized loaf, including Low Carb, Gluten Free and Artisan settings, that you’ll find yourself wanting to produce some fresh-baked goodness for all your friends and family members!
What goes together like peanut butter and jelly? That’s right: college and coffee! The Keurig® Mini-Plus Personal Coffee Maker is an economical way to keep the caffeine (or hot chocolate) flowing during those long study sessions. Its small size and under-two-minute brew time makes it a natural choice for the student on the go.
Buying sodas at school gets super expensive, not to mention the waste of all those plastic bottles. In less than 30 seconds and without any electrical power, the SodaStream Fizz Sparkling Water Maker turns regular old water into a refreshing beverage. And with some flavor additions on hand, your favorite student will always have access to a thirst-quenching drink.
Panini sandwiches the perfect go-to meal for a variety of reasons. They're quick and easy to make, and they're a great way to use up leftover veggies and meats. This Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron Panini Press and Skillet Grill features raised ridges that will give your sandwiches those familiar grill marks and also help to drain away excess fat and grease. Just slap your ingredients between two slices of bread, place in the pan,... more
I've been wanting a Vitamix for a long time, especially after seeing a live demonstration in my grocery store. Sure, it seems expensive, but the blender really is like having multiple appliances in one, including a food processor and juicer. It even makes ice cream and hot, creamy soups. There are different models, but the Vitamix 5200 Variable-Speed Blender is the one I have my eye on. Maybe Christmas will come early this year.
I've been making a real effort to drink more water, but water can be boring and sometimes I need a little more flavor in my beverage. This Jokari Water Infuser lets you flavor your water naturally. Just slice whatever citrus, fruits and herbs that you like, place them in the infuser ball and throw into a pitcher of water. After about 30 minutes, you've got a refreshing glass of flavored water without the added... more
Nowadays, a household composter is just as important to have as a vacuum cleaner or a coffee maker. Perfect for the eco-conscious couple, this NatureMill Automatic Composter will get immediate use right out of the box. It produces up to 35 lbs. of compost per month for the garden. You can put up to 150 lbs. of food waste in a month on heavy duty mode. It accepts meat, dairy, pet waste, untreated kitty... more
When searching for that perfect wedding gift, you can never go wrong with Le Creuset. The line of cookware is made to stand the test of time and will last for generations. A dutch oven is a great, all-purpose piece of cookware that makes a great starting point for any new cook. This selection of Le Creuset Dutch Ovens includes different sizes to meet their needs and different colors to match their kitchen’s style.... more
With two-income households more the norm, the trend in kitchen-related wedding gifts is for appliances that make weekday dinners a breeze. Crockpots have always been a hurried cook's best friend, and panini presses are coming in a close second. Simply throw your veggies, meats, and cheese in between two slices of bread, press, and you've got a delicious meal in no time. Find the perfect gift from this selection of panini presses.
There are stand mixers, and then there are KitchenAid Stand Mixers. If your newlyweds are into baking, this "Cadillac" of mixers makes a perfect wedding gift. Available in a wide variety of colors to match their kitchen décor, each mixer is built with a powerful motor to handle all kinds of mixtures, including bread dough. The stand mixer also features multiple different speeds to accommodate different recipes.
There's some kind of unwritten rule that newlyweds must receive a crockpot as a wedding gift. Lately, crockpots, or slow cookers, have become quite popular, especially with busy families. Simply throw your veggies and meat into the pot and let them simmer while everyone is at work/school. And its ease of use will certainly benefit anyone new to cooking. You're sure to find the perfect slow cooker in this selection.
It never fails, every time I throw a Super Bowl party, I always end up having to borrow a folding table from my neighbor to accommodate all the food and drinks. But this year, I've decided to leave my poor neighbor alone and buy one of these Office Star 6-Foot Resin Center-Fold Multipurpose Tables. The table features a carry handle and lock for easy transport. The heavy-duty, white resin top is waterproof and stain-proof... more
Panini sandwiches are the perfect "fast" food: yummy toppings, gooey cheese, warm, toasty bread. They're especially perfect if you have kids around the house, because they can be thrown together in a pinch. This Breville Panini Press is a must-have for every kitchen. The non-stick cast-aluminum surface allows you to cook up to four sandwiches at one time. It makes a great holiday gift for cooks and non-cooks alike.
In an effort to be friendlier to the environment, we've banned bottled water and are sticking to water from the tap. To ensure that our tap water is free of bacteria and viruses, we use one of these HoMedics Restore Clean Water Systems. The BPA-free pitcher uses UV Clean Technology to purify and remove 99.9999 percent of bacteria, 99.99 percent of viruses, and 99.95 percent of microbial cysts. The filtration system also reduces heavy... more
When it comes to ice cream, we have to pace ourselves, or else we'll devour an entire container of the stuff. That's why we use this Hamilton Beach® 1/2 Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker whenever we get a hankering for some fresh strawberry ice cream. No rock salt or ice is needed with this little machine; all you have to do is add your ingredients to the freezer bowl, and in just minutes,... more
Microwaves do weird things to food, which is why we've decided to ditch our microwave for a toaster oven. This Breville Smart Toaster Oven not only looks good on your countertop, but it offers variable temperature distribution with its nine menu functions to ensure that food comes out perfectly each and every time. Its 5 Quartz Elements with Element IQ distributes 1800 watts of power to where it's needed most.
Popcorn at the movie theaters is overpriced, often stale, and covered in some kind of yellowish coating they call "butter," but we're not so sure. Watching a DVD and making your own popcorn at home is a healthier and more budget-friendly way to keep the whole family entertained. This Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn Maker yields up to 10 cups of fresh popcorn, ready to serve in an elegant bowl with built-in ventilation. The motorized stirring... more
We're not a big fan of kitchen clutter, and have been looking for the perfect kitchen appliance to handle a variety of tasks. This Bella Cucina Rocket Blender replaces a food processor, blender, and coffee grinder. It's a 12-piece high-speed mixing system that chops, whips, and blends, and includes a power base, two blades, three blending cups, two lip rings, and four lids. In mere seconds, you can whip up your... more
Ice cream is a necessity in the summertime, plain and simple. And if you've never made your own ice cream, well, you're missing out on a real treat. Plus, it's a great activity for the kids. This White Mountain Ice Cream Maker makes it incredibly easy to churn out your favorite ice cream in 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the ingredients. All you need to do is supply the recipe, ice, and rock... more