November 12, 2010
We're in need of a blender, and this powerful 500 watt motor blends, chops, grinds, grates, and crushes ice. It has 2 speeds plus low-speed pulse function for just the right amount of control. There's a 40-ounce, ribbed-and-tapered glass container which sits on a classic beehive-shaped base clad in chrome.
At Oster 4093 Classic Beehive Blender
November 2, 2010
We love on instant hot water dispenser for tea and cleaning up tough dishes, but if you can't plumb your kitchen for one this on demand hot water dispenser will get you half way. It heats 16 oz. of water faster than a microwave and auto shut off turns unit off immedialey after cycle is completed. The space saving design fits conveniently on countertops, desktops and more.
At Sunbeam 6131 Hot Shot Hot Water Dispenser
October 25, 2010
At first there was the 4-in-1 Griddler, but that apparently wasn't good enough, so now there is the 5-in-1 Griddler. It works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. It has a wide panini-style handle and a hinged floating cover that adjusts to various food thicknesses. There are two temperature controls on the base. Removeable nonstick grill and griddle plates allow you to easily customize the cooking surface.
At Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler
October 19, 2010
Looking to cook your rotisserie chicken 20% faster? This is the rotisserie that cooks food 20% faster than a conventional oven, ensuring moistness and yummy chicken. The rotisserie has four heating elements--one integrated into the rotisserie spit and three on the interior wall--that combine to cook a 3-lb. whole chicken in only 30 minutes.
The device accommodates up to 8-lb. roasts and comes with six skewers for cooking kabobs and a meat hook for removing food from the rotisserie. A digital control panel enables simple selection of the temperature and cooking time, a glass panel allows you to monitor cooking progress, and the non-stick interior and drip pan are easy to clean.
At The Rapid Rotisserie - Hammacher Schlemmer
October 6, 2010
We are big fans as the winter and fall months approach of making more and more slow cooked food like Kalua Pig. You'll need a large slow cooker like this Cuisinart to get the job done, and you'll want a programmable slow cooker with a removable 6-1/2-quart oval-shaped ceramic cooking pot so after cooking cleanup will be easy. You can make other dishes like stews, slow cooked chickens, and even beans if you want as well.
We really like this Cuisinart because it features simmer, low, and high modes, and has a 24-hour programmable cook time with auto keep-warm. Why is all that important? You'll want to start your kalua pig or whatever slow cooked recipe early in the day and well - leave the house and do something fun. When you return the meal will be done, and the auto keep-warm feature will ensure your meal is not overcooked.
At Cuisinart PSC-650 6-1/2-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
September 15, 2010
We really love making fresh juice, but we really hate getting messy juice hands. This Hands Free Citrus Juicer by Vincci is an automatic hands free juicer that makes juice hands a thing of the past. Simply slice your citrus in half. Place it in the juicer. Close the lid, and press the button. The juicer does the work for you collecting the juice. An easy pour closable spout holds the juice until you are ready to pour. Works on Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Grapefruit and more. You can also mix and match multiple halves of fruit for a perfectly blended glass of juice.
At Hands Free Citrus Juicer
September 13, 2010
We've been using the Capresso H20 Pro Programmable water kettle for the past 2 months, and we have to say it's perfect. The 56-ounce cordless electric kettle in stainless steel with polished chrome finish looks pretty amazing on our countertop, and the 360-degree swivel base has made the kettle easy to get on an off it's little perch.
If you haven't used a programmable kettle, then you don't know what good tea and other hot beverages can taste like. The illuminated digital display and push-button controls allow you to set programmable temperatures like keep-warm and extended-boil settings if you've got some funky water with too much chlorine to boil.
But the big thing here is the temperature on the handle. By knowing what temperature you have the water at, you can safely use the hot water for the right tea (see here for brewing guide). So the programmable feature of the tea kettle will let you keep the tea water warm at 110F to 190F - pretty amazing. There's also a auto shut-off and boil-dry protection for safety, along with a water-level window. And if that was not enough the there is a micro-filter spout to catch anything that might have ventured into your kettle.
We've simply enjoyed and loved this kettle since Capresso sent it to us to review, and we think you'll love it too and especially if you're a tea drinker.
At Capresso H2O Pro Programmable Cordless 56-Ounce Water Kettle with Variable Temperature Control
September 3, 2010
This 700-Watt 5 tray food dehydrator dries food in hours instead of days, and it features a top-mounted fan, adjustable thermostat from 95-to-160 degrees F. Also the flavors don't mix, and there's no need to rotate trays, plus the opaque exterior blocks harmful lights. We're big into drying some mango or other fruits, and we think after you get one of these you'll be making your own dried fruit at a huge savings over purchasing it.
At Nesco FD-75PR 700-Watt Food Dehydrator
September 2, 2010
Though the pictures shows a slow cooked meal the thing that turned us onto this slow cooker is the claim of a 3-cup rice cooker with easy one-touch operation. The price is right at $12.99, and it even has an automatic keep-warm mode with handy indicator lights. If you're looking to make some rice at work or college, this is a great option at a low price.
At Black & Decker RC3303 3-Cup Automatic Rice Cooker
August 30, 2010
More of a toy than a full on professional donut maker, the Entenmann's Donut Maker allows you to stamp out some donuts and make them in the microwave. The kit makes 12 donuts, and includes chocolate icing & sprinkles to decorate. All the food ingredients the donut maker comes with are also made in the USA.
Via Chip Chick at Entenmann's Donut Maker