Breville Personal Pie Baker, BPI640XL : Bake delicious 4" Dia. fruit pies, savory quiche, meat or vegetable pies with the Breville Personal Pie Baker. Nonstick-coated, die-cast cooking plates distribute heat uniformly, ensuring middle of pies bake evenly, while allowing golden browning to crusts. The self-crimping edges and locking latch on this mini pie baker seal pies automatically, creating a decorative, fluted top crust on every pie. Quick desserts, meals and snacks are ready in 8-10 minutes with the electric Breville Personal Pie Baker. Using puff pastry or ready-made refrigerated crust, this mini pie baker lets you create a variety of individualized desserts or entrees. Handheld pastry cutter trims dough exactly to fit precisely inside molds, and pastry press allows gentle shaping of dough. With the smooth nonstick surface on the cooking plates, pies release effortlessly, keeping pie and crust perfectly intact. This pie baker ensures uniform size for gourmet presentation at tasting parties. Handles stay cool to the touch. Features power "on" and "ready" lights, convenient under-base cord wrap and nonskid feet. Store vertically or horizontally. Pastry cutter and press are top-rack dishwasher-safe. Wipe clean plates. 1,200 watts. Australian-based Breville sets the standard for advanced kitchen appliance performance and durability. Breville creates the new generation of heavy-duty, professional-grade countertop appliances for the home chef, with an eye for forward-thinking innovation, modern design and advanced technology. Product Features Bake 4 individual homemade pies in 10 minutes or less Perfect to create fruit pies, quiche, vegetable or meat pies Nonstick-coated, die-cast plates provide uniform distribution of heat to bake middle of pies evenly, allowing golden browning to crusts Self-crimping pie mold edges and locking latch seal pies Edges automatically create a decorative fluted top crust Pastry cutter trims dough to fit precisely into molds Pastry press allows gentle shaping of dough Nonstick surface releases pie smoothly and effortlessly, keeping pie and crust intact Creates 4" Dia. uniform pies for gourmet presentation at tasting parties Stay-cool handles Power "on" and "ready" lights Under-base cord wrap and nonskid feet Stores vertically or horizontally Breville sets the standard for advanced kitchen appliance performance and durability
Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine : This Le Creuset tagine circulates steam to retain moistness, even-heating temperature and nutrient-rich flavors of meat, chicken, poultry or vegetables. The tall inverted cone shape of enameled cast iron allows the slow infusion of spices, while retaining the unique moist taste and texture of foods. Preferred by chefs for the overall strength and durability, this heat-retentive design ensures perfect entrees. No need to lift open or stir while cooking. Extremely durable, resistant to chips, cracking and scratches. The base is made of enamel-coated cast iron and the stay-cool lid is nonporous-enameled stoneware. Will not stain, absorb moisture or retain odors. Oven-, microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Le Creuset is consistently chosen by leading chefs, restauranteurs and home connoisseurs for its cooking advantages, performance and style. Bright color choices are the signature style at Le Creuset to enliven your world of serving and entertaining. The best gourmet meals deserve the cooking finesse of Le Creuset. Product Features Bastes food continuously for exceptionally-moist, nutrient-rich meals The tall inverted-cone shape circulates steam, allowing the slow infusion of spices while retaining the moist flavor of meat, poultry or vegetables Vitreous-enameled cast iron provides superior heat conduction for faster cooking times, ensuring all ingredients cook evenly Exceptional heat retention keeps food warmer longer than glass or metal Smooth, easy-to-clean enameled surface is resistant to chips, cracks and scratches Will not stain or retain odor or flavor of foods Foods will not react with the enameled finish Stoneware lid stays cool to the touch Bold and dynamic colors match Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware For nearly a century, Le Creuset has consistently been the preferred choice of chefs around the world for its cooking advantages, performance and style
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I love kitchen gadgets, and this was an impulse purchase. It has now become a necessity in my kitchen. Almost anything I made in the slow cooker before (taking 5-8 hours) can be done in the tagine in just 1-2 hours, and is much better tasting, with the meat never drying out. The cast iron base omits the need for soaking it before use (like clay or ceramic tagines), and the whole thing easily cleans up in the dishwasher.
Waring Pro Breakfast Express Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker, WMR300 : Prepare and serve two separate entrees at once with the Waring Pro Professional Belgian Waffle/Omelette Maker. Bake a restaurant-quality, deep-pocketed waffle on one side, and omelette, frittata, fried eggs or pancake on the reverse plate. Rotary 180 degree flip design and independent browning controls ensure even baking on top and bottom plates. Two LED and audio signal alerts for each function indicate when each is ready to serve (waffle, omelette/pancake). No need to lift the lids to check when entrees are done. Smooth, nonstick plates on this waffle and omelette maker ensure easy release and effortless cleanup. Powerful 1,400-watt unit ensures all sides cook evenly and simultaneously. With this restaurant-quality electric breakfast maker, you can custom-select the precise browning level from six settings to bake the perfect golden-crisp waffle and light fluffy omelette every time. Nonstick-coated plates on this waffle/omelette maker ensure easy release and cleanup. Features easily accessible on/off switch on front panel. Drip plate and measuring cup are dishwasher-safe. Wipe clean. 9-lb., 2-oz. Waring Pro has provided professional products to commercial kitchens for more than 60 years. Today, Waring Pro extends the commercial-quality experience to home kitchens, with a full line of countertop appliances. Product Features Restaurant-quality breakfast maker features two nonstick plates to cook a deep-pocketed waffle and omelette at once Rotary 180 degree flip design and independent browning controls ensure even baking on top and bottom plates Powerful, 1,400-watt unit ensures all 4 sides cook evenly Separate browning controls adjust from 1 to 6 for exact texture and desired crispness Separate LED and audio signal alerts for each function indicate when each is ready to serve (waffle/omelette/pancake) Audio alert beeps when waffle maker is heated and ready to use Batter will not stick to the ultra-smooth nonstick plates, ensuring quick and easy release of waffles and eggs On/off switch easily accessible on front panel Includes measuring cup to ensure precise filling of waffle grid plate Cool-touch handle features wide easy-hold grip Brushed stainless-steel housing Waring Pro, an innovator in providing professional-quality kitchen appliances for more than 60 years, offers a full line of high-performance countertop appliances for restaurant and home kitchens
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I eyed this product for several months before I finally bought it, because I'm not really a "breakfast person." It is now one of the most-used electrics in my kitchen. I use it mostly to create "omelets" (filled with leftovers from the fridge), but have made waffles and pancakes, too. I've even made savory waffles and pancakes, topped with creamed chipped beef or tuna salad.
I can't wait to have a make-your own brunch with my neighbors.