• Kitchen Gadgets & Appliances

    Bake Fresh Bread Or Create Dough With The Panasonic Bread Maker

    August 24th, 2020

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    Convenient and simple to use, the Panasonic bread maker delivers professional results right at your fingertips. From whole wheat to multigrain choices, you can enjoy all types of creations, including focaccia breads and croissants. The bread maker mixes, kneads, rises and bakes, making up to 2 ½ pounds at one time. The digital controls allow for easy operation, with options for various loaf sizes, bread types and crust colors. For freshly baked bread in advance, the maker offers a 13-hour delay timer. Although there are a variety of bread makers on the market, the Panasonic model is automatic and operates on 550-watts of power.

    This makes it much more convenient and reliable than others. Similar in design is the Cuisinart Automatic Bread Maker that is slightly lower in cost. While the Cuisinart bread maker machine has added features that allow for low carb and gluten free recipes, the Panasonic model received more favorable reviews. With the Cuisinart, many product owners struggled with burnt loaves that stuck to the maker. The Panasonic bread maker on the other hand, has received excellent reviews and customers have been happy with the results, which are always consistent and make for better meals. For some customers however, the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker broke or died early on and those faced with this problem had trouble with customer service. While most people had great experiences with the product, it’s recommended to register the product in case of any difficulties with the parts. Overall, this home bread maker is an affordable solution for baking a variety of breads that are healthy and delicious.

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    Sharp R-420LK Microwave Is A Reliable Countertop Microwave

    August 18th, 2020

    Product review of sharp microwave ovens.

    Sharp Microwave Ovens enjoy a fairly solid reputation as reliable microwave ovens at a reasonable price point. The Sharp R-420LK Family-Size 1-2/5-Cubic-Foot Countertop Microwave Oven keeps that reputation alive and well with a 1100-watt, spacious family-sized countertop microwave oven. With a menu of 9 different sensor cook settings, a variety of options for reheating, several defrosting options and 11 levels of power, this model offers everything you could need in a full sized microwave oven. In addition to the practical functions, this Sharp Microwave Oven offers a few thoughtful features as well.

    Such features as a warming function, a hot water setting for heating single servings of warm beverages, an illuminated panel display and a safety lock. Complete with a one-year warranty, the Sharp R-420LK seems to have all you could possibly need in a family sized microwave oven. After researching the online consumer reviews for this Sharp model, it would seem that consumers agree, this is one of the best microwave ovens for the price. The large majority of reviews mentioned that the size was right and that this model offered a great deal of power. However, a few reviewers mentioned problems with the oven door not fitting properly. One reviewer even stated that the door fit so poorly that they had to use both hands to pry the door open. The positive reviews for this Sharp microwave far outweighed the few negatives, leading me to believe that as long as you don’t get a defective door, this is a great microwave.

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    The Cuisinart Pressure Cooker Is A Fancy Digital Pressure Cooker

    July 31st, 2020

    Product review of cuisinart pressue cooker.

    Cuisinart’s CPC-600 pressure cooker is being lauded by foodies everywhere! This cooking device is an updated version of the company’s classic pressure cooker now with new digital cooking settings, a brushed stainless steel body and additional safety features. This essential cooking device is not only easy-to-use, but also cooks food 70% faster than any other method of food preparation. With this pressure cooker, quality is not sacrificed for quality. Instead, because vitamins and nutrients cannot escape the CPC-600’s seal, speed means superior quality. Thus, meals come out healthier and richer by keeping flavors true to the ingredients.

    Customers agree that there is a learning curve to using pressure cookers but that once you have it figured out, there is not going back. “I loved it so much that I gave one to my daughter, my sis and my sis-in-law, (we’re all foodies). I was cooking stuff I hadn’t made in years. We ate like kings!” raved one customer. Cuisinart has also included new features including a safety lock that must be secured before pressure cooking can begin. Cool touch handles and a timer as well as settings for browning, simmering, sauteing, and warming grace the front of the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker. Push-button controls make cooking easy and eliminate the guesswork that was once a frustrating part of perfecting the pressure cooking experience.

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    This Kettle Popcorn Maker Offers True Theater Tasting Popcorn

    July 28th, 2020

    Product review of kettle popcorn maker.

    Nothing says true movie experience like the smell of hot buttered popcorn. Getting theater popcorn at home is now possible. The Maxi-Matic EMP-450 Elite Tabletop Old-Fashioned 4-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Popper is a tabletop model with retro-styling reminiscent of popcorn carts of yesteryear. Featuring a stainless steel kettle with a built in stirring mechanism, this kettle pops four ounces of popcorn at a time. Multiple batches will need to be popped for larger groups. While on the heavy side, it weighs in at 30 pounds, it is movable and easily fits on a tabletop or counter. It has clear windows and a door to view the popcorn.

    The door does occasionally pop out of its track but is easily put back in. This popper has a heating element to keep your popped corn warm unlike other poppers that only have a warming light. It features a pull out kernel crumb tray. This tray along with a detachable kettle adds to the easy cleanup of the popper. If you’re looking to enhance your family’s movie viewing pleasure, the Maxi-Matic Kettle Popcorn Maker can bring some of the movie theater charm into your own home theater.

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    Introduce Your Kitchen To This Large 16 Inch Presto Electric Skillet

    July 22nd, 2020

    Product review of a presto electric skillet.

    An electric skillet can be a valuable asset in the home. This 16 inch Presto Electric Skillet provides lots of cooking room without taking up any burners on the stove. This version from Presto is crafted of heavy cast aluminum which makes it durable and warp-proof. The walls are high; combine that with the large cooking area and this large electric skillet can cook up just about anything from morning to night. It’s 1500 watts and has a temperature control that provides consistent heat for frying, roasting and even baking. A keep warm feature turns the skillet from a cooking unit to a serving unit as it “holds” the temperature evenly for a long period of time after cooking.

    A tempered glass lid lets the cook peek as needed when in use and even features a stay-cool knob. Also stay-cool are the skillet’s handles. When considering cleaning of the skillet, the nonstick finish is a positive factor. The unit can also be put into the dishwasher when the heating control is fully removed. Online reviews provided by consumers show this skillet is generally well-liked and well-used. With that being said, some reviewers did have issues with the nonstick coating losing its performance after long term use. Also, some consumers found the lifespan limited, but that it did work very well within that performance span, even when used daily. This skillet looks to be a good bet for those who need a large cooking space wrapped in quality construction provided by the Presto name.

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    World Cuisine Crepe Machine Is An Impressively Quick Crepe Maker

    July 19th, 2020

    Product review of a crepe machine.

    Crepes, which are like a thin pancake and can be filled with just about anything savory or sweet, can be made in the comfort of your own kitchen. The World Cuisine 13-Inch Electric Crepe Maker can quickly and efficiently turn out great crepes each time. For the ultimate fast meal, this 1300 watt crepe machine can cook a crepe in thirty seconds. The thirteen inch diameter on this crepe machine provides ample cooking surface to produce ultra-thin crepes. It features a nonstick surface to ensure crepes are released easily. To make things easy for the cook, this model comes with an indicator light to signal the machine has reached the right temperature.

    The machine’s thermostat is regulated by a cursor. Included with the crepe machine are a wooden crepe turner, scraper and a cleaning brush as well as a recipe book and extensive, detailed instructions. It might be worth noting the machine is UL approved with 110 volts. It’s pretty clear from the online reviews I’ve found that the accessories included with the crepe machine are not up to par, at least for consumers. Also, consumers did state that though the machine is easy to use, getting the hang of making crepes takes some practice. With that being said, people using this automatic crepe machine seemed to like how it works and felt it is pretty durable. If you’re into making crepes, this looks to be a good crepe maker machine.

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    The Omega Masticating Juicer Thoroughly Chews Up Plant Fibers

    July 10th, 2020

    Product review of a masticating juicer.

    There is a real push these days for people to become healthier. Building on this idea, Omega has given us their Nutrition Center. In essence, this is a masticating juicer that does more than simply spit out your morning orange juice. This fruit and vegetable electric juicer chews whatever you want it to, yielding juice with more of the healthy stuff (vitamins, minerals) intact. It does this with a motor that is billed as a 1/3 horsepower single-phase induction motor. A low speed of 80 RPMs from this motor insures there are no excessive heat issues as well as no clogging or foaming. Now let’s discuss the internal workings of this masticating juicer.

    Pop in your choice of veggie, fruit and/or leafy greens (including wheat grass) and out comes the maximum of healthiest juice possible. Continuous juicing is possible with the model’s automatic pulp-ejection function. The Omega masticating juicer also has many other functions as well. Use it to freshly grind your coffee beans, whip up some ultra-natural baby food, make natural nut butters and push out fresh spaghetti or linguine pastas. It’s also worth noting the juicer comes with a 10 year warranty. Reviews that I read online about this juicer were overwhelmingly positive. Consumers appeared to really like using this juicer machine and felt it lives up to all its claims. Reviews noted the quietness of this model as well as its ese of use. In conclusion, the Omega Masticating Juicer looks to be a great addition to any kitchen.

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    The Innovative 6 Piece Progressive International Vegetable Grater Set

    June 9th, 2020

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    The six-piece Progressive International Grater Set has all the perks of a regular grater, plus it comes with a handy storage container for storing grated cheese, veggies and fruits. The set includes four blade inserts, a measuring container and a plastic frame. To use the vegetable grater, simply insert one of the blades and you’re all set to shred, dice, zest or grate. You won’t have to worry about the grater sliding about either, as non-skid feet keep the device in place. What makes this vegetable slicer so great is that it serves two purposes with one purchase. Most products feature storage containers or a grater, but not both. Let’s cover a few examples of this now.

    For instance, you can grate a block of cheese directly into the container, snap on the lid and have fresh, shredded cheese for upcoming meals. Perhaps this is what makes the vegetable grater one-of-a-kind, with few other products like this on the market. The only other option is the Cook Pro Grater Set, which features 11 pieces, including different blades and a storage container. The upside is that the Cook Pro is cheaper and offers more pieces, yet consumers didn’t mind spending the extra money for a grater that delivers professional results. Online reviews are positive, with most people agreeing that the vegetable grater is easy to use, store and keep clean. Not only is the set convenient and economical, but the grater is quality made, being able to shred and grate all types of foods.

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