Review Category : Kitchen Products

Crowded kitchen? Look to the wall

Appliances have a way of taking over the kitchen. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; we need somewhere to store and cook our food. If a strict diet of takeout isn’t an enticing option, then all these cooking appliances will just have to find a way to fit in the ...

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A range with a view

While cooking up a storm in the kitchen is a fun and rewarding experience, wrestling with the equipment isn’t anybody’s idea of a good time. When it comes to the range, slow-responding burners or elements can be a hindrance, as well as ovens that don’t heat consistently throughout. While cooks ...

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Countertop oven does dishes, too

Compact countertop ovens generally do a great job of cooking a variety of items. Their ability to reheat leftover pizza is reason enough to warrant their purchase. However, they don’t stop at toasting bread or crisping up a slice; nowadays their utility extends to all manner of baking. From cookies ...

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Produce a paper towel with a wave of the hand

There are some nonfood kitchen essentials that we hardly ever give a second thought. Aluminum foil, sealable storage bags, paper towels; these are not glamorous items. However, they are pressed into service every day, called upon to do their duty with little or no fanfare. (Well, none.) But just because ...

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Ice Cream Makers Review

The machines come in two styles: pricey self-refrigerating appliances that churn out continuous batches, and cheaper models with removable coolant-lined canisters. The latter must be frozen (usually overnight) before each use, requiring both precious freezer space and super-cold temperatures. To get the scoop on both styles, we churned vanilla ice ...

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No more salad dressing aisle

Modern supermarkets are wonderlands of variety. Countless options line the shelves, from ready-to-cook whole meals to exotic ingredients that expand culinary possibilities. Even when you locate a particular item, you then have to face a whole new batch of options in the form of different flavors or styles. A quick ...

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Crank out the pasta dough

It’s no secret that preparing a meal from scratch can be a rewarding experience (especially when the reward is eating it). Getting hands-on with your food is fun, and it has the additional benefit of being appropriate and educational for both kids and adults. When it comes to making pasta, ...

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Toast isn't enough

Gone are the days when toasters were necessary appliances; now one little box is capable of so much more. But that hasn’t stopped old-timey toasters from populating store shelves. And truth be told, modern toasters have evolved into efficient little machines that feature nice designs and simple operation. However, sometimes ...

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Can your washer phone it in?

You know the drill: the washing machine makes a funny sound, or refuses to spin your clothes. You call a repairman. When he shows up–3 days later, natch–buried under Mt. Washmore is the machine. The tech spends approximately 0.37 second assessing the situation, then tells you your load is out ...

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Two turned chickens and no microphone

When it comes to chicken, ordering extra is rarely a bad idea. Able to be eaten hot or cold, any leftovers can be used in a variety of applications. From salad and sandwiches to soups and snacks, cold chicken has a use in every kitchen. When preparing chicken at home, ...

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Keep your wine collection cool and out of the way

Counter space is always an issue when looking to bring a new kitchen appliance into the fold. Quite often, an overexuberance of gadgetry spills out onto every available surface. And that includes the floor. Normally, one wouldn’t want to start storing appliances on the floor, but there are the rare ...

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See this range hood in a new light

The kitchen is all about ambiance, and the new Lumen vent hood from Miele knows it. The stainless steel canopy is elegant enough on its own, but the integrated multicolored LED light band takes things to a new level. You could go with the ordinary white, green, red, or blue ...

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No more cold toast

Toasted breads, and associated goodies like toaster pastries, waffles ,and other treats, are deceptively simple breakfast foods. It doesn’t take much to send morning schedules careening off track, and having a bite to eat is the cornerstone that gives us the energy to get through the day (or at least ...

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Wine chiller chills open bottles of wine

Entertaining always requires a certain amount of planning. Hosts have to ask themselves what to serve, how to serve it, and who to serve it to. When it comes to wine, choosing the right varietals is only the start of the discussion. Whether it be white, red, or something in ...

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Are beer robots taking over the world?

We’ve already written about a couple of robots that fetch your beer. Now we have one that gets you information about your beer. Kegbot is a free, open-source project that turns an ordinary beer kegerator, such as a KegMate, into a computerized drink tracker. On its own, this is a ...

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Food processor consolidates the countertop

Kitchen countertops have a way of becoming parceled out with areas for specific tasks. Perhaps one area is good for knife work, while another offers a comfortable place to peel vegetables. It is often a matter of available light, counter space, or even access to an outlet, but whatever the ...

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Top of the muffin to you

At the risk of sounding as old as I am, do you remember that “Seinfeld” episode where Elaine decided to create a bakery that sold only the top part of the muffin? They baked muffins, cut the tops off to sell, then debated what to do with the leftovers. Eventually, ...

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Dial into this portable electric grill

There are two ways to go when grilling: go all out and work up a sweat over every little detail, or keep it simple and take the no fuss, no muss approach. Both are equally valid. It is easy to get carried away when it comes to the grill. From ...

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Portable induction burner expands the stovetop

Kitchen countertops not only have a way of becoming overcrowded quite quickly, but they also lack the capability to expand outside of their boundaries. Not so with the stovetop. When those four burners become filled up with boiling water and busy fry pans, there is another option. Although nowadays, a ...

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The right turner for tough jobs

Certain foods are simply delicate: moving them around, even if you’re just adjusting their place in the pan, can be tough. The Slotted Fish Turner, however, is designed to make that process significantly easier. It’s not just meant for flipping fish, either: it can handle anything you need to take ...

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