Specialty Appliances

What to Do with Your New Instant Pot

If you're wondering what to do with your new Instant Pot, first of all, congrats! Whether you scored a pressure cooker on deep discount for Prime Day or were gifted one by some kind friend or family...

Which brand has the best countertop microwave?

by boran 2 months ago

I am looking for a countertop microwave that's mid size. Which one should I buy?

High End Range

by Antoniad 3 years ago

We are thinking about purchasing a Jenn Air model JDRP 30 inch dual fuel range. Any thoughts about this brand/model? Is there something better?

Looking for 36" gas range suggestions

by PlePod 3 months ago

Renovating a kitchen and looking for input. Used to have a Viking that was good but I didn't love it and I'm open to all suggestions. I like Bluestar/Wolf don't need to spend the $$ if there is som...

Kitchen Remodel - Appliance Brands?

by ssutton1958 3 months ago

I'm starting a kitchen remodel soon. I live in a sought after community where high end appliances are expected. I think I've decided on a 36 inch induction cooktop and double wall ovens. I like ...

Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

by krivera1 8 years ago

Hi group, I am looking to buy an outdoor burner to be used for high-temperature wok cooking, as well as medium temperature disco cooking. For those of you not familiar with a disco it is a very...

ISO of The Magic Quartz, or something like it.

by foodluvngal 14 years ago

Back in the late 1970's, my parents had a counter-top broiler called "The Magic Quartz." It was a simple broiler with a rectangular quartz heating element on top and an adjustable tray beneath it. ...

Any small kitchen applicances NOT made in China?

by Deenso 11 years ago

I'm getting the feeling that this is a fruitless search, but I'm looking for a new 4-slice toaster. I examined the boxes of every brand on the shelves at Target this weekend and literally all of th...

Stay away from American Range

by MaineSpruce 5 months ago

Has anyone had any luck dealing with American Range? I have had issues with both my electric wall oven and my gas range pretty much since I got them. I am sorry, 45 minutes is not a normal prehea...

Finding a grinder that works for masa

by zora 19 years ago

I went in to Sur La Table several months ago, and talked to a clerk about needing a better way to grind lime-treated corn (nixtamal) to make fresh masa. I've been using my Cuisinart, and it really ...

Vintage potato gadget: how I make fries

by MidwesternerTT 5 months ago

I recently dusted off this vintage potato cutter to make French fries at home, and was pleased with the results. Do you have something similar or do you hand-cut potatoes with a knife for fries? ...

Blender and Food Processor Combo?

by jrboston 6 months ago

I was considering buying a FP, but my blender conked out on me, so now I'm wondering if there is a combo out there so I don't ned to buy 2 appliances. I don't anticipate using either one with grea...

Nixtamatic Masa Grinder

by TamaleTrolley 4 years ago

I wanted to leave a review of the Nixtamatic masa grinder because I see references to it all over, and several recommendations, but little accurate information. This is a device specifically design...

36" Rangetop: Hestan vs. Bluestar

by durhamois 1 year ago

I'm building a new house, and had been planning to install a 36" Bluestar 6-burner Platinum Series Rangetop. I'm now seeing ads for what I believe is a new line of Hestan indoor appliances, which i...

Need advice — Electric pressure cookers

by odkaty 6 months ago

Our Instant Pot (6qt duo) died just before it's 3rd birthday. I'm in the process of dealing with Instant Pot customer service ... but, before I go too much further, I want to step back and consider...

NYC Apt: Do I need a range hood if my kitchen has a window?

by suswang 6 months ago

Hi, all. I live in a walk-up NYC apartment and my kitchen has a window. I've been doing a lot of cooking recently, much like all of you, and my gas range is smelling up (and sometimes smoking up)...

Tell me about an air fryer, and why would I want one?

by wabi 4 years ago

I just found out about air fryers, and it seems to be a gadget in search of a use. A quick search of Amazon reveals all kinds of fryers and now a slew of cook books about them from celebrity chefs ...

Samsung gas cooktops

by odkaty 11 months ago

Does anyone have a Samsung gas cooktop? Good? Bad? Need to replace a 30" gas cooktop that suffered a sad demise today. If you have other suggestions, the budget it $1k. We're not remodeling, so ...

DryAger, SteakAger, SteakLocker or Custom Build

by kageryu 10 months ago

Hello Everyone, I've been reading up all I can on dry aging steaks at home. I started by reading Jess Pryles' article on dry aging. That setup looked interesting, but the fridge used in the setu...

Need a sous vide machine? Or electric mixer? Berkeley Public Library to begin lending kitchen tools

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

" . . . The city’s popular Tool Lending Library is expanding its offerings to include kitchen appliances, making it one of the few libraries in North America — and the first in California — to lend...

I will never buy a Capital Range again

by csimmonds3165 10 months ago

I purchased a Capital Connoisseurian series dual fuel range (Model COB366) in August 2016. At that time I thankfully also purchased an Extended Service Plan for $1326.00. Since purchase in Augus...