KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster, KMT222OB : Your toast is made to order every time! The exceptional performance KitchenAid 2-Slice Toaster features a LCD display that sets the last shading and function settings in its memory. A digital progress bar shows when the toast will be ready. Extra wide 1 1/2" slots perfectly brown the thickest of bagels, breads and pastries. An ultra-deep steel toasting cavity ensures even toasting and five adjustable shade settings regulate browning. The KitchenAid toaster includes bagel, defrost, reheat and toast/cancel buttons. The bagel toasting function gently browns the bagel bottom while toasting the sliced side. The defrost button quickly and thoroughly toasts frozen pastries to golden perfection. The reheat button quickly reheats toasted food in less than a minute. Racks automatically adjust slot width for thick or thin slices, keeping breads upright. The manual high-lift lever raises even tiny slices for easy access. The rugged stainless-steel design includes durable temperature knobs with light/dark indicator. Cool Reach steel side panels keep exterior cooler to touch. Dishwasher-safe steel crumb tray slides out easily for simple cleaning. Product Features LCD display sets the last shading and function settings in its memory A digital progress bar shows when the toast will be ready. Two 1 1/2" toast slots let you toast everything from regular bread to Texas toast to frozen waffles Extra-deep steel toasting cavity ensures even browning Bagel toasting function reduces power by 50% on one heating element to brown one side and toast other Five adjustable browning settings and carriage lift levers provide ultimate control Offers bagel, defrost, reheat and toast/cancel buttons Handsome, rugged brushed stainless-steel and stamped metal housing Dishwasher-safe crumb tray is easy to remove and clean Cool Reach steel side panels help keep toaster exterior safe to touch 3 1/2-foot power cord lets you place your toaster virtually anywhere in your kitchen 1-year replacement warranty
As one would expect from KitchenAid, the toaster is well constructed and performs well. I only have two minor complaints: first, the display doesn't come on until you push down the bread. It's only after the toasting cycle has started that you can adjust the browning level, set the cycle to bagel/defrost, etc. That's just counterintuitive. Second, the spring mechanism is very sensitive. I often have to try two or three times to get the bread to stay down and start the toasting cycle. It does make great toast :).
Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme, BB-CEC20 : Wake up and smell the fresh-baked bread. It's easy with this state-of-the-art bread maker that features a range of automatic, customizable controls for bread just the way you like it. The Home Bakery Supreme has 10 cycles in all, including a sourdough starter and a quick-bake option. Its crust control function lets you choose light, medium or dark crusts. The timer means you can set the completion time up to 13 hours in advance. And unlike the cylinder-shaped pans in other bread makers, the Supreme's rectangular pan produces traditional loaves that are easy to slice. You can even use this as a portable oven to make everything from cinnamon rolls to cakes, from jams to meatloaf. Model: BB-CEC20. Product Features 10 programmable cycles, including 2-hour Quick Bake Choose the crust you want with 3 settings: light, medium, or dark 13-hour programmable timer with auto shut-off system for added safety Memory function stores up to 3 recipes User friendly easy-to-read LCD control panel Menu settings include: white bread, wheat bread, sourdough starter, dough, jam, cake, quick bread and 3 home made menus Can be used to make gluten-free bread as well as non-bread treats like cakes, jams, even meatloaf 2-lb. loaf pan creates traditionally shaped loaves Twin kneading paddles mix ingredients thoroughly for better taste and texture Broad window for easy viewing Includes manual and DVD, measuring cup, measuring spoon, removable pan, and 2 kneading paddles
I have been using the Zojirushi Mini bread baker for a couple of years, and it has served me well. I prefer traditional long loaves (the Mini makes tall loaves) so I had been mostly using the dough cycle, then shaping the loaf for a second rise in a standard bread pan, then baking in the oven. This works well, but ties me to the house for several hours. So I opted for the Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme which bakes excellent bread -- just put in the ingredients, press the start button, and beautiful bread is ready in about 4 hours (2 hours if you use rapid rise yeast and the quick cycle). It's easy to use and clean (don't put the bread pan in the dishwasher, but the non-stick interior rinses easily). The basic recipes result in a large loaf with slices that peek out over the top of the toaster; reducing the recipe amounts by 25% results in the perfect loaf for me. This is easily the best home bread maker on the market -- expensive but worth the price and the counter space.
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KitchenAid 12-Cup Food Processor KFP750
KitchenAid 12-Cup Food Processor KFP750 : With
745 watts of power and a 12-cup capacity, this processor
can handle even the most demanding tasks. And when the
task isn't so large, use the exclusive 4-cup mini
bowl and blade for a convenient mini chopper. Comes with
dough blade, tall feed tube, two-piece food pusher, and
accessory case. Seamless base wipes clean. All discs are
stainless-steel except plastic dough blade and are
dishwasher-safe. One year limited warranty. Imported.
8"W x 10"D x 15 1/2"H. 24 lbs. Model:
KFP750. Product Features Features a 4-cup mini bowl
with mini blade which transforms the food processor into
a mini chopper Dual tall feed tubes accommodate large
and narrow foods Spacious 12-cup work bowl provides
adequate room for your ingredients Powerful induction
motor produces consistent results Versatile design
lets you slice, chop or knead in work bowl Stainless
steel mini blade is perfect for chopping, mincing and
pureeing small quantities Easy to use touch pad
features full on or pulse operation giving you maximum
control Chef's 7 piece accessory kit with case
includes 5 different blades for slicing, chopping,
kneading and mincing 2 piece plastic food pusher
easily guides food into work bowl Non-slip rubber feet
keep base secure on countertop Includes
Transparent plastic work bowl cover with tall feed tube
Plastic dough blade Multipurpose blade Fine (2 mm)
and medium (4 mm) slicing discs Medium (4 mm)
shredding disc 2 piece plastic food pusher Plastic
spatula Plastic slim-line chef's accessory case
Illustrated instruction booklet
As you'd expect from Kitchenaid, this product is well made. It's heavy enough that large jobs like kneading bread dough won't send it creeping along the counter. The ample feed tube handles all but the fattest potatoes. The three push button contols (pulse/on/off) couldn't be simpler and the machine is surprisingly quiet. The four-cup work bowl insert is handy for smaller jobs if you don't already have a separate mini-prep processor. Plus it comes with a plastic box to store the accessories -- no more searching high and low for the plastic dough blade or slicing disks.