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Simmer Mat : Ideal for slow cooking, delicate sauces or to keep water hot without boiling, this mat can be placed on any cooking surface to disperse heat, eliminating hot spots for gentle, long-term cooking. Made of zero-carbon enameled steel, it lets you use any pot as a double boiler, slow cooker, or rice cooker, enhancing heat control to prevent sticking and burning. Works on gas, electric, glass, ceramic and induction burners, even on camping stoves. Dishwasher safe. 7 3/4"L x 7 3/4"W. Imported.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A kitchen gadget you'll use!
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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Anonymous
fromCT
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
I only wish we had gotten this before. How many sauces it could have saved. Our gas cooktop is great with the exception that it's simmer setting is far from a simmer. I have tried putting a cast iron trivet between the burner and pot with little success and also got a dangerous unstable pot. The simmer mat works very well, you just have to find the appropriate setting for your cooktop. With the simmer mat in place our simmer setting was actually a little to low so I bumped it up just a tad and success! Now instead of scrubbing the burnt sauce out of the pan I enjoy a glass of wine.
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Breville Handy Stand Mixer, BEM600XL : With a fully detachable 12-speed hand mixer and patented twin motors that powerfully drive the beaters and bowl separately, the Breville Handy Stand Mixer is one of the most clever and convenient appliances you'll own. One independent motor spins the bowl while the other controls the beaters/dough hooks to confidently mix even dense, stiff pizza dough or banana bread. The spring loaded, patented soft-tipped beaters create deeper hand mixing for increased volume and a consistent, thorough mix. The intelligent heavy-duty 350-watt motor plus 12 variable speeds and turbo boost equip you for any kitchen prep task. A tilt back and lock down mixer head allows you extra room to add ingredients to the flared-top 3 1/2-qt. mixing bowl. Innovative digital count-up timer takes the guesswork out of when your batters, doughs and meringues are ready. Internal sensors detect heavier batters and automatically adjust power to maintain selected speed and a smart motor protection system prevents motor burnout if mixer is overloaded. Sleek digital kitchen mixer is a reliable workhorse from light mixing of dressings to high-speed whipping of eggs. With smooth fingertip touchpad control, the Breville handy stand mixer delivers gourmet consistency for fluffy whipped cream to thick biscuit dough. The backlit LED screen allows for easy viewing of timer and mixing speeds. Extra long 5-foot cord gives you all the mobility and maneuverability you need. Includes soft tip beaters, 2 dough hooks and spatula. BPA-free. 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 Two mixers in one -- mixer head fully detaches for a convenient, compact hand mixer Two independent motors: one spins the bowl, while the other controls beating action Dedicated bowl motor with 2 speeds spins bowl against beating action for a more thorough mix Twin beater action confidently mixes even dense, stiff batters and doughs Spring loaded, soft-tipped beaters create deeper hand mixing for increased volume Heavy-duty "V-groove" spring loaded beaters with patented soft tips ensure excellent mixing and increased volume by safely scraping bowl bottom and reaching difficult center section Breville handy stand mixer with powerful 350-watt motor ensures easy operation 12 variable mixing speeds plus turbo boost for extra power when you need it Tilt back and lock down mixer head allows you extra room to add ingredients Electronic load sensing automatically adjusts power with heavier loads to maintain selected speed Innovative digital count-up timer for accurate mixing times so batters don't under-or over-mix Generous 3 1/2-qt. stainless-steel mixing bowl with brushed exterior, polished interior Mixing bowl's flared top allows for convenient adding of ingredients Touch pad controls ensure smooth, convenient operation Backlit digital LED control shows timer and mixing speeds at a glance 12-speed hand mixer comfort-styled handle helps with precise control Extra long 57" cord ensures full mobility and maneuverability Includes stainless-steel soft-tip beaters and 2 dough hook attachments Completely BPA-free materials 1-year limited warranty Includes Soft-tip beaters 2 dough hooks Spatula English/French instruction booklet with recipes for omelettes, pancakes, scones, breads, cakes and more
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great medium stand mixer
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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Anonymous
fromCT
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
While we would like a full size mixer storage room and price do not warrant one. I was a bit concerned with power but after using it to blend a thick batter my fears were quelled. The rotating bowl feature works great and the choice of mixer speeds makes it very versatile. The machine appears well built and designed. With simple added features such as a large finger loop to pull the plug out with (why don't all kitchen appliances have this?). The fact that we have the convenience of a stand mixer and a hand mixer is another bonus. The only thing I can think of to make it better would be a paddle blade option(hint . . . hint).
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Zojirushi Zutto 5-Cup Coffee Maker : Well-engineered to deliver aromatic coffee flavor, this Zojirushi Zutto 5-cup coffee maker features the basket for grounds inside the lid of the carafe for the easiest removal, dripless pouring and slide-in return. This unique design also prevents drips on the hot plate from a standard overhead built-in basket when the carafe is removed. Intuitively styled with a water reservoir that lifts out from the appliance, this coffee maker receives high marks for the ease in filling and simplicity of cleaning. With the purifying charcoal water filtration system, this coffee maker brews pure coffee flavor, eliminating the altered taste caused by chlorine or water treatments. Exterior water level indicator lets you see the quantity of water in the tank. Easily make iced coffee using the ice indicator gauge on the water tank (visible when removed from the appliance). Automatic "keep warm" base plate. 650 watts. Product Features The perfect size to brew 1-5 cups of coffee The basket for grounds is located inside the carafe lid for ease in serving and slide-in return Conical shape basket ensures saturation of grounds for best flavor The water reservoir lifts out to fill at the sink or to clean, a unique feature not found in smaller capacity coffee makers Charcoal filtration system to provide pure coffee taste, eliminating off-flavors caused by chlorine Charcoal water filter lasts up to 2 years with normal use Automatic keep warm base plate Exterior tank water level indicator and iced coffee fill level gauge Instruction manual
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A great small coffee maker
PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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Anonymous
fromCT
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
We purchased our Zojirushi Zutto to replace an older 4-cup coffee maker. We based our choice from other reviews here and are very happy we did. We have been using it for two weeks now and are enjoying great tasting coffee that is quick to make and clean up after. The quality of the machine appears to be very good and the fact that it does not drip onto the heating element is a super feature (unless you like the smell of burning coffee and the residual mess). If it had a automatic shut of we would rate it as perfect.
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