Cuisinart Automatic Grind & Brew Thermal 10-Cup Coffee Maker : The built-in blade grinder automatically grinds whole beans just before brewing to deliver rich, robust flavor and fragrant aroma. The double-wall, insulated, brushed stainless-steel thermal carafe keeps that wonderful flavor for hours. A one-touch 24-hour programmable control pad, with pause and brew function lets you put in your whole beans before bed and wake to freshly ground and brewed coffee. Perfect for entertaining, as well. Just put in your whole beans, add water, set the timer and don't worry about it until it's time to serve your after-dinner brew. Product Features Automatically grinds whole beans before brewing. 24-hour fully programmable. 10-cup (5 oz. each) double-wall insulated thermal carafe. Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing has finished. Automatically shuts off when brewing is complete. Grind-off feature lets you use preground coffee. 1 to 4-cup feature. Built in charcoal water filter removes impurities. Cord storage. Includes: Gold tone commercial style permanent filter. Paper basket filter starter kit. Instruction book. Limited 3-year warranty.
Although I am not the person who uses this, I bought this for my husband for Christmas this year. He raves about how much better his coffee is because the water that goes through this pot is so much hotter than our old machine and the thermal carafe insulates it so well. The grinder is a little noisy, but so was our portable one. He has bragged sufficiently about it to co-workers to let me know that this was a really good choice. It comes with a gold filter or you can use the paper filters if you want to eliminate any bit of sediment. I haven't found any cons about it yet.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer KSM150PS : The tilt-head feature and generous 5-quart capacity make the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer the ultimate in user-friendly design. Features 10 speeds and KitchenAid's unique planetary mixing action, driven by a powerful 325-watt motor. Rugged all-metal construction ensures long life and quiet operation, and rubber feet anchor it securely while in use. The Artisan has a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, with ergonomic handle and clear plastic pouring shield, but it can also accommodate the 3- and 4.5-quart bowls. Model: KSM150PS. Product Features Tilt-head mixer style for clear access to the beater and bowl All-metal construction ensures long-life Direct drive transmission for durability Pouring shield minimizes ingredient splash-out and flour-puff 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 9-cup flour power 5-quart mixing bowl capacity with contoured bowl handle Multi-purpose attachment hub Assembled in the USA 1yr free of charge warranty Includes Professional wire whip 'C' dough hook kneads yeast dough for bread and pizza recipes Clear pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 5-quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Instruction book and 26 full-color recipes
My mother always taught me to save my money and buy one quality item instead of buying cheaper ones and replacing them every few years. I took that advice to heart when I bought my Kitchen Aid mixer.
I had received a "nice" mixer as a wedding gift that just couldn't cut it when it came to something as basic as cookie dough. It just didn't have the power. I donated that big silver paper weight to the church rummage sale and invested in a Kitchen Aid mixer. It has never let me down.
If I had one of those high-end fold away cabinet stands, I would probably use my mixer all the time. As it is, I have to keep mine boxed up in the pantry, so I don't use it to its full potential, nor have I bought all the extra attachments. The only drawback of a Kitchen Aid mixer is its weight. It's pretty enough to leave out if you want to leave it on your counter, but it's kind of a pain to pack and unpack each time otherwise. Still, it's the best mixer on the market and well worth the purchase price. The handle on the mixing bowl is a wonderful feature and the basic paddles and whisk are all the average user will need.
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Calphalon One Cookware Set
Calphalon One Cookware Set : Includes:
3-quart chef's pan with lid 4.5-quart sauce pan
with lid 8-quart stockpot with lid 10" and
12" fry pans About Calphalon One®: This
infused anodized cookware has a revolutionary new
surface that combines the cooking qualities of
traditional metal with the ease of nonstick. Sears
perfectly, deglazes beautifully, releases with ease, and
makes cleanup effortless. Crafted of anodized aluminum
infused with an advanced release polymer that actually
penetrates the metal, creating an ultra-durable surface.
Oven and broiler safe. Metal-utensil friendly.
Superbly stain-resistant. Triple-riveted handles are
expertly balanced and ergonomically contoured for
comfortable use, with a triangular opening to diffuse
heat during stovetop cooking. Hand wash. Made in the USA.
PostedJanuary 9, 2009
I have had my pans for several years and they still look as good as the day I got them. So many of the pans I've had in the past have warped over time, leaving food uncooked in some spots and scorched in others. These are heavy enough to withstand even the highest temperatures without warping, though they heat up quickly enough to be used at lower temperatures, which is preferable with nonstick pans.
The handles are ergonomically designed for comfort and are firmly attached to the pans. The long handles stay cool to the touch when on the cook top. The additional side handle on the larger pans make it easier to move the pan from the cook top to the oven or table without tipping the contents. Completely oven safe, it makes braises and browning a breeze. Cleanup is quick and easy.
Manufacturer's instructions include the following tips: Do not use aerosol cooking sprays instead use olive oil or a small amount of butter. Bring chilled food to room temperature before heating so food will not stick. Do not place in the dishwasher as this will void the 10-year warranty. The hard anodized surface is safe in the oven and under the broiler. Not to be used for induction cooking surfaces.
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Mighty Juicer : The world's best-selling
model. With museum-worthy design, it applies up to 600
pounds of pressure with every squeeze. Lifetime warranty
on moving parts. White. 7"L x 6"W x 7 1/2"H.
Unlike electric juicers that will eventually wear out, expect this one to last for your entire lifetime or longer. Juicing is practically effortless and extracts the maximum amount of juice. The only drawbacks for this item are that is is a little bulky and heavy, but this type of juicer outperforms the rest. If you're looking for the best juicer around, look no further.