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Sanyo Rice Cooker

Digital Crock Pot 10 Cup ECJ-HC100S

Sanyo Rice Cooker | Digital Crock Pot 10 Cup ECJ-HC100S

With rice being the number one food eaten worldwide, it's no surprise that there are many high tech devices for preparing the perfect pot of starchy goodness. Even if rice isn't a part of your daily meals, this machine really raises the bar for what a rice cooker can help you accomplish ...





Fagor 3 in 1 Electric Multi Pressure Cooker

Stainless Crock Pot Rice Automatic

Fagor 3 in 1 Electric Multi Pressure Cooker | Stainless Crock Pot Rice Automatic

If you have a small kitchen and want to maximize counter space, or upgrade from an old slow cooker to a slick new feature packed model, then this might be the appliance for you.

The Multi-Cooker from Fagor combines three very useful cooking functions in one rather modern looking unit. ...





Mirro Pressure Cooker

Aluminum Canner Cookware 22 Quart

Mirro Pressure Cooker | Aluminum Canner Cookware 22 Quart

This is the pressure cooker for you if you either cook very large meals for the family or practice home canning. Either way, at 22-quarts it allows plenty of room for pressure cooking or pressure sterilizing the contents.

This pressure cooker from Mirro is constructed of polished aluminum. Not my first choice for ...





Bialetti Mukka Express Cappuccino Machine

Stainless Aluminum Coffee Maker

Bialetti Mukka Express Cappuccino Machine | Stainless Aluminum Coffee Maker

I have always loved the idea of these little stovetop espresso makers. They are very popular among the Italians, of whom it's said 9 out of 10 rely on one of these for their daily coffee fix. Very simple to use with any espresso grind coffee.

This is the most recent offering from ...





Chef’s Choice Electric Kettle

Stainless Cordless Boiler 678

Chef’s Choice Electric Kettle | Stainless Cordless Boiler 678

For the task of boiling water, there's really no easier method than an electric kettle. You don't even need a kitchen. Just water and an electrical outlet.

Electric kettles have been a standard kitchen appliance in England for decades. They are finally catching on in the United States with many models now ...





Waring Electric Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Steel

French Fry & Donut Maker, Pro DF250B

Waring Electric Deep Fryer, Brushed Stainless Steel | French Fry & Donut Maker, Pro DF250B

We are a funny bunch. The same folks who would never buy a deep fryer for their own use, wrinkling up the nose and dismissing the mere thought of such an unhealthy extravagance, happily nosh on french fries, donuts, and calamari when eating out.

Only a couple things worth remembering here:
One- Deep ...





Circulon Elite Cookware Set

Aluminum 10 Piece Nonstick Hard Anodized

Circulon Elite Cookware Set | Aluminum 10 Piece Nonstick Hard Anodized

Circulon continues to refine their cookware offerings with another variety of hard-anodized aluminum pan sets. The Elite Cookware set includes six pans with the proprietary nonstick finish, plus four stainless steel and glass fitted lids.

For the price, this is a rather good deal on a quality set of cookware. Circulon pioneered ...





Snow Cone Machine

Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series RSM-602

Snow Cone Machine | Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series RSM-602

Now I don't know about you, but I tend to be rather dubious of appliances whose name begins with Nostalgia. The indication right off is that they are emulating something fondly remembered from long ago, while completely ignoring the quality and craftsmanship that made the memory a fond one.

That being said, ...





Hamilton Beach Oval Slow Cooker

Stainless Steel 6 Quart 33162H

Hamilton Beach Oval Slow Cooker | Stainless Steel 6 Quart 33162H

Hamilton Beach really dominates the slow cooker market, due to their practical approach to addressing the needs of their customer base. The company slogan is Good Thinking and it tends to show in products such as this model.

Destined to be a workhorse in your kitchen, this slow cooker has a generous ...





Farberware Millennium Soft Touch Cookware Set

Stainless Aluminum 12 Piece

Farberware Millennium Soft Touch Cookware Set | Stainless Aluminum 12 Piece

Farberware has been manufacturing kitchen cookware for over a hundred years. It's good to see that they continue to update the line to keep current with modern trends. Although not innovative, the Millennium Soft Touch line has solid features and durable good looks for the price.

A good quality set of cookware is ...





Kaiser Bakeware Patisserie Cookie Press Set

Professional Bakery Decorating

Kaiser Bakeware Patisserie Cookie Press Set | Professional Bakery Decorating

If you feel that it's time to take your holiday cookie baking to a whole new level, maybe the time has come for you to get serious about your cookie making tools. You need a shooter -- a stainless steel cookie gun to help create all those fancy shaped treats that wow ...





iSi Soda Siphon SLL

Brushed Aluminum 1 Quart | Beverage Drink Carbonator

iSi Soda Siphon SLL | Brushed Aluminum 1 Quart | Beverage Drink Carbonator

Some things just never go out of style, like the soda siphon. First and foremost a home bar novelty, these lend a fun retro vibe to any occasion as well as being a practical alternative to bottled soda water.

These things have been around forever. Everyone has seen a soda siphon used ...





Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Food Processor 14 Cup 70590

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Food Processor 14 Cup 70590

It seems every appliance manufacturer tries to outdo the other with their offering. Sometimes it's more power or features and often it's more competitively priced.

This food processor from Hamilton Beach promises more power AND better value than others on the market. The first thing you notice about the Big Mouth ...





Metrokane Vertical Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew

Stainless Black Wine Opener

Metrokane Vertical Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew | Stainless Black Wine Opener

Metrokane, makers of the popular Rabbit corkscrew, have updated and simplified the design with this style. Long known for their unique take on modern consumer barware, Metrokane has produced another tool for wine lovers seeking the best combination of ease of use and style.

Like the venerable mousetrap, there is always someone ...





Hamilton Beach BrewStation Plus Coffee Maker

12 Cup Automatic 47665

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Plus Coffee Maker | 12 Cup Automatic 47665

For those that appreciate a coffee brewing system that involves no breakable carafe, yet still keeps the brew nice and hot for serving, this model in the Brewstation Plus line can provide the solution.

Hamilton Beach has a whole selection of Brewstation coffeemakers. The feature they all share is a dispensing system ...





Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Maker

Coffee Stainless Steel Machine ESP8XL

Breville Cafe Roma Espresso Maker | Coffee Stainless Steel Machine ESP8XL

Breville, the Australian appliance manufacturer known for their line of kitchen juicing machines, is becoming a name in the espresso maker market as well. The Cafe Roma Espresso Maker is getting high marks from users who appreciate the quality cup of Italian-style coffee it produces.

First, this is an attractive machine: ...





Max Burton Induction Cooktop Plate 110V UL

Max Burton Induction Cooktop Plate 110V UL

The time has come for induction cooking in the American kitchen. It's about time, some would say, as this method has been popular in more energy conscious countries in Asia and Europe for many years do to its high efficiency as a cooking method.

Many of us are not ready to ...





Norpro 94 Food Compost Keeper

Stainless Steel Can

Norpro 94 Food Compost Keeper | Stainless Steel Can

Everyone appreciates the idea of composting, that is rather than sending our organic kitchen waste to the landfill we convert it into rich garden mulch. However, in practice, most of us just can't get past the gross factor of hanging on to our kitchen scraps.

To make the kitchen collection process ...





Revere Mixing Bowl Set w/ Lid Covers for Food Storage

Kitchen Stainless Steel 3 Piece w/ Lids

Revere Mixing Bowl Set w/ Lid Covers for Food Storage | Kitchen Stainless Steel 3 Piece w/ Lids

Revere is certainly one of the better known manufacturers of cookware in the home kitchen. Did you know they can actually trace the roots of the present company all the way back to Paul Revere himself? That's some American manufacturing history.

Anyone who has spent time in the kitchen mixing up ingredients ...





Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan

Kitchen Dessert Pastry Nonstick

Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan | Kitchen Dessert Pastry Nonstick

I love cheesecake. Don't we all? Problem is that after three bites I can't handle any more of the rich sweetness. Tiny little cheesecakes? Problem solved.

The Norpro cheesecake pan will make a dozen of the little wonders at a time, not to mention little cakes of all variety as well as ...





Nordic Ware Mini Scone Pan

Bakery Pastry Cast Aluminum 16

Nordic Ware Mini Scone Pan | Bakery Pastry Cast Aluminum 16

NordicWare, the Minnesota company that was the first to bring you the bundt pan, brings out another product in their cookware line for baking up some popular Euro-goodies, just like you get at the local coffeeshop.

This pan takes any uncertainty out of the scone shaping process. Cast from heavy aluminum ...





All-Clad Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set of 3

Kitchen Baking Bowls, 1.5 To 5 Quart

All-Clad Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set of 3 | Kitchen Baking Bowls, 1.5 To 5 Quart

Wow. Whether you say that in response to the steep price of this set of bowls, or the polished perfection they represent, you will be impressed with the quality from All-Clad.

The All-Clad company makes cookware for professionals and those seeking the same professional quality for their kitchens at home. These mixing ...





DeLonghi Digital Toaster Oven

Kitchen 4 Slice 1400 Watt DO400

DeLonghi Digital Toaster Oven | Kitchen 4 Slice 1400 Watt DO400

This is a very smart little oven for your kitchen counter from DeLonghi in Italy. It has a very quick heat up time and simple digital controls, with a large easy to read display.

I really don't know why manufacturers still refer to these as toaster ovens. I don't know anyone who ...





Chicago Metallic Lift & Serve Pan

Carbon Steel Single Squares 12 Cup

Chicago Metallic Lift & Serve Pan | Carbon Steel Single Squares 12 Cup

You don't have to be a professional cook or a baker to enjoy the perks that come with the job. Case in point- Anything you prepare and cook in these adorable little shapes will look as if you have been slaving away in the kitchen all day, a true ...





Chicago Metallic Gourmetware Tortilla Taco Shell Pans

Nonstick Large Set

Chicago Metallic Gourmetware Tortilla Taco Shell Pans | Nonstick Large Set

Taco salads rock. Crispy homemade lowfat taco salads at home REALLY rock. With these taco shell pans, you bake ordinary flour tortillas into taco salad shells in your oven.

Traditionally, crispy tortilla shells are made in a deep fryer, which gets them nice and crunchy, yet adds considerably to the fat content. Not ...





Cuisinart Pro Custom Food Processor

Kitchen 11 Cup White

Cuisinart Pro Custom Food Processor | Kitchen 11 Cup White

Cuisinart, the originator of the modern food processor, has so many different models of the same machine available today, they need someone in marketing to just say "enough already!" Currently there are more than twelve varieties available on their website.

Case in point, this model -- the Pro Custom 11. The ...





Cuisinart Coffee On Demand

12 Cup Coffee Maker Programmable DCC-2000

Cuisinart Coffee On Demand | 12 Cup Coffee Maker Programmable DCC-2000

The idea of brewing coffee into a dispenser, then drawing it off into a cup is certainly not a new one. In fact the method is older than the coffeepot. (See coffee urn.) Still, this style of coffeemaker is all the rage lately with java junkies.

The Cuisinart Coffee-on-Demand has the features necessary to replace your ...





Calphalon Contemporary Shallow Saucepan

Nonstick w/ Lid 2 1/2 Quart

Calphalon Contemporary Shallow Saucepan | Nonstick w/ Lid 2 1/2 Quart

The "Contemporary" line of cookware from Calphalon certainly draws attention for its unique shaped saucepans, such as this shallow model saucepan and lid combo.

The pan has a 2 1/2-quart capacity and a shape that gracefully curves outward rather than sticking to conventional saucepan rules of verticality. In fact, the pan's capacity ...





Calphalon One Covered Fry Pan

Skillet Nonstick Hard Anodized 12 Inch

Calphalon One Covered Fry Pan | Skillet Nonstick Hard Anodized 12 Inch

In the booming gourmet cookware industry, the race has been to find the best combination of durable high quality and reasonably low price. Calphalon has come tantalizingly close with their line of hard-anodized cookware with a strong scratch resistant nonstick coating.

This 12-inch fry pan is a good size for all around ...





KitchenAid Tea Kettle, Red Enamel

Stainless Steel & Porcelain 2 Quart

KitchenAid Tea Kettle, Red Enamel | Stainless Steel & Porcelain 2 Quart

You won't miss this teakettle sitting on your stovetop. KitchenAid has come out with a line of very vibrantly colored kettles, and this is probably the most popular hue. It looks like a big ladybug in your kitchen!

This teakettle has a plentiful 2-quart capacity, and the lid is removable for filling. The ...





All-Clad Stainless Fry Pan

Kitchen Deep Skillet Aluminum 12 Inch

All-Clad Stainless Fry Pan | Kitchen Deep Skillet Aluminum 12 Inch

Many folks shopping for cookware balk at the high prices commanded by the All-Clad line. Chefs and cooking professionals don't, because we understand the value of a top quality tool. For me, a fry pan that won't let me down is worth its weight in gold. Otherwise known as a skillet, ...





DeLonghi Retro Espresso Machine

Coffee Maker Pump Driven 35 Ounce BAR32

DeLonghi Retro Espresso Machine | Coffee Maker Pump Driven 35 Ounce BAR32

This is an adorable countertop espresso maker from DeLonghi, although why they refer to it as "Retro" I cannot figure out. Espresso makers from the past looked to me like little steam engines torn from tiny farm tractors. In any case, this model is a compact, fairly uncomplicated coffee making machine for ...





Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn Maker

Kitchen Electric Stainless Steel CPM-900BK

Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn Maker | Kitchen Electric Stainless Steel CPM-900BK

Never one to be left out of the game, Cuisinart has entered the popcorn market with their own version of an old fashioned popcorn popper.

This is no hot air popping gadget; it requires you to add the oil of your choosing and the corn kernels. Then the heating element and motorized stirring ...





Cuisinart Cookware Set of 17, Black

Nonstick Aluminum Hard Anodized Chef’s Classic

Cuisinart Cookware Set of 17, Black | Nonstick Aluminum Hard Anodized Chef’s Classic

Anodized aluminum cookware has become very popular in the last few years. The technology of hard-anodizing aluminum produces a product that is very durable as well as being lighter and much less expensive than stainless steel.

This Chef's Classic set from Cuisinart is certainly a comprehensive combo of pots and pans. ...





Oster Classic Beehive Blender

Kitchen Glass Stainless Chrome 4093

Oster Classic Beehive Blender | Kitchen Glass Stainless Chrome 4093

For me a blender is judged by three criteria: power, simplicity and ease of cleaning. This model from Oster does pretty well on all three counts. This is a reproduction of a very popular blender style from long ago, no doubt to capitalize on the retro popularity of the look. It ...





Cuisinart Food Processor

Kitchen 14 Cup Brushed Stainless Steel DFP-14BCN

Cuisinart Food Processor | Kitchen 14 Cup Brushed Stainless Steel DFP-14BCN

This is the latest incarnation of the flagship food processor from Cuisinart. No streamlined euro-looks, no sophisticated controls, just a beefy food processing machine, now wearing a new suit of brushed stainless steel.

I believe the reason this model of food processor is still so popular is because Cuisinart gained our trust since ...





Sanyo Electric Rice Cooker

5 1/2 Cup Soup Porridge w/ Steamer ECJ-N55W

Sanyo Electric Rice Cooker | 5 1/2 Cup Soup Porridge w/ Steamer ECJ-N55W

For those accustomed to having rice at every meal, the rice cooker is an indispensable part of the kitchen arsenal. For the rest of you who still cook the occasional batch of rice in a saucepan- with mixed results- you may want to consider one of these.

What a rice cooker provides ...





OXO SoftWorks Kitchen Plastic Mixing Bowl Set 3 Piece

OXO SoftWorks Kitchen Plastic Mixing Bowl Set 3 Piece

These bowls from OXO SoftWorks are so smartly designed that after using them you begin to wish that every tool in your kitchen had a cool little black rubber handle on it. My first thought was that they looked like something from the kitchen on Star Trek.

We all have a few ...





Senseo Coffee Maker Pod Gift Pack

Kitchen Holiday Raven Black

Senseo Coffee Maker Pod Gift Pack | Kitchen Holiday Raven Black

Pod people unite! This method of coffee making looks to be here to stay, as indicated by all the different brands and styles of coffee pods at my supermarket next to the regular coffee.

The Senseo machines were the first ones to be mass marketed in the US from what ...





Hamilton Beach Ensemble Coffee Maker

Kitchen 12 Cup Red 43253

Hamilton Beach Ensemble Coffee Maker | Kitchen 12 Cup Red 43253

Well, it does appear that red is the new black, at least in kitchen appliances. Hamilton Beach has a whole line of color coordinated kitchenware for those of you craving a crimson covered countertop collection. Whew.

This coffeemaker has a solid feel to it and a cool retro vibe going on ...





KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Tea Kettle

2 Quart Brushed Stainless Steel

KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Tea Kettle | 2 Quart Brushed Stainless Steel

For me there is something very comforting in the whistle of a tea kettle. Being an absent minded sort, I'll put the water on to boil and then wander off until the kettle hollers at me from the kitchen- HEY YOU, TIME FOR TEA!

This kettle certainly takes the prize for the longest ...





Pyrex Smart Essentials Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set 8 Piece

Pyrex Smart Essentials Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set 8 Piece

Pyrex has always been a part of the kitchen for me. I grew up using Corningware bowls (a division of Pyrex) in my mother's house, and acquired a set when I lived in my first apartment via the local thrift store. That speaks as well to the durability of the product. ...





Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Cake Pan

Kitchen Aluminum Nonstick Bakeware 13 by 9

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Cake Pan | Kitchen Aluminum Nonstick Bakeware 13 by 9

Heavy duty nonstick cookware isn't just for the stovetop anymore. Cuisinart has come to the rescue with a line of bakeware pans that promise to take whatever you can dish out...of them.

This cake pan is the classic size for most cake recipes, and just right for cornbread and carrot cake ...





Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Fluted Cake Pan

Kitchen Bakery Non Stick 9-1/2 Inch

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Fluted Cake Pan | Kitchen Bakery Non Stick 9-1/2 Inch

Aah, Bundt cakes. Very popular in Minnesota, where I grew up. Everyone has at least two of these pans in their kitchen. The one you "borrowed from Mom" and never returned, and the one Mom gave you for Christmas in the hopes of getting hers back.

Cuisinart has produced a nice heavy ...





Breville Kitchen Citrus Press

Stainless Steel Motorized Juicer 800CPXL

Breville Kitchen Citrus Press | Stainless Steel Motorized Juicer 800CPXL

This juicer is one of those gadgets that you may see in a catalog and say "unnecessary and overpriced". Well, that's what I said anyway. Then I had the opportunity to try one out and fell in love with the gorgeous design and the thoughtful details that make this a big ...





Breville Juice Fountain Extractor

Juicer Professional JE900

Breville Juice Fountain Extractor | Juicer Professional JE900

The Breville line of juice extractors are a style known as "continuous centrifugal" juicers. Basically this means they use a rapidly spinning blade to grind up the produce, which is then thrown against the spinning perforated sides of the filter to draw out all the juice. The stainless steel filter is ...





DeLonghi Extra Long Toaster

Kitchen Automatic Stainless w/ Warming

DeLonghi Extra Long Toaster | Kitchen Automatic Stainless w/ Warming

This is a fully automatic toaster from DeLonghi. That means you just set the bread into the slots and the toaster activates, lowers the bread and toasts it to the preset darkness, and raises it back up with a beep to alert you that its ready.

Believe it or not, the fully ...





DeLonghi Esclusivo Pro Metal Toaster

Kitchen Stainless 2 Slice CTH2003

DeLonghi Esclusivo Pro Metal Toaster | Kitchen Stainless 2 Slice CTH2003

Something about the DeLonghi design lends itself to imitation. There are a few brands on the market now that share the look of this model. In the case of this Esclusivo Toaster, the look is so distinctive as to be more suited to a laboratory than a kitchen. My first ...





Breville Ikon Juice Extractor

Digital Juicer 900 Watt Variable BJE510XL

Breville Ikon Juice Extractor | Digital Juicer 900 Watt Variable BJE510XL

The Breville company has established themselves as a dominant force in the home juicer market, and this model is a good example of their approach. Highly functional as well as high tech in style, with multiple speeds for versatility.

The Ikon Juice Extractor is meant to look at home in the most ...





Breville Juice Fountain Plus

Juicer 850 Watt Two Speed JE95XL

Breville Juice Fountain Plus | Juicer 850 Watt Two Speed JE95XL

The Breville name is well known in the juicing world. This Australian company manufactures a line of no-nonsense juice extraction machines that typically get rave reviews for their ease of use and durability.

The Juice Fountain Plus is a good example. It has an 850-watt motor and two speed system. The high ...





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