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...

Air fryer - what does it excel at?

by CHSeifert 3 months ago

My wife wants the Philips XXL Premium Airfryer. But what is an air fryer good for? What can it do, that you can’t do in a regular oven and on the stovetop? I fail to see the advantages to...

Any Experience with a Chamber Vac?

by mobiledynamics 2 months ago

In my brief readings, the contents needs to be fairly cold if not close to frozen when using chamber style vacs. The heat created within the cavity when extracting the air apparently can --brings ...

Vintage potato gadget: how I make fries

by MidwesternerTT 1 year 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? ...

Why Did Appliances Need to Go Smart?

by mobiledynamics 11 months ago

Appliance tech rate creep ? What happens when the circuit board fails. Or the screen. "usually, it's a solder joint on a circuit board" that goes kaputz and throws everything out of wack. Small ...

Best Small Coolant Ice Cream Machine?

by kaleokahu 5 months ago

Wahine wants to try making ice creams and gelatos, and so we need reccomendations on a countertop electric unit. I haven't heard good things about the ones without integral refrigeration. Then ag...

ISO of The Magic Quartz, or something like it.

by foodluvngal 15 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. ...

Ankarsrum - Back to KA

by mobiledynamics 11 months ago

I know for all you bakers out there, this may seem like a downgrade. Swapped a KA Pro we had with a Ankarsrum. Wifey hardly uses it . She doesn't like it. The KA I sold had this nice textured matte...

BAMIX vs Other Immersion Blenders

by freddyo 12 months ago

I am looking at the 200w Bamix and wondering if it is Best in Class. There are a ton of options out there with all kinds of hype and I need help wading through all the clutter!

More questions about Bosch dishwashers

by ninrn 10 months ago

I’ve asked here and elsewhere for dishwasher recommendations and the overwhelming response everywhere is to go with Bosch. I understand the differences between the different grades or series of Bos...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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...

Manual Coffee Mills?

by ninrn 1 year ago

Have any of the hard-core coffee lovers here used the Hario Skerton Plus mill? How is it in terms of performance, grind variability, and ease of cleaning? Are there other, better manual grinders yo...

What should I look for when it comes to buying a commercial grade vegetable dicer?

by TKB21 1 year ago

Hey everyone. Not necessarily looking for a product per se but if you have one all I'm all ears. Anyway, I'm basically in the market for a vegetable dicer but on a commercial grade level. I started...

NEED: Wood burning + Natural Gas Pizza oven

by DBennun 1 year ago

Does anyone know of a pizza oven sold in the US which can use both natural gas and wood? The natural gas would mainly be used to get the wood fire going quickly. Could be for inside or outdoor use....

High BTU burners, are they worth it?

by DonaldT123 3 years ago

Hi, I just wanted the opinion of people who have invested in high BTU burners, be they cooktops or full ranges, is the extra money you've paid for high BTU burners worth it in your opinion? Do you ...

36" Rangetop: Hestan vs. Bluestar

by durhamois 3 years 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...

Any small kitchen applicances NOT made in China?

by Deenso 12 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...

Blender and Food Processor Combo?

by jrboston 1 year 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...

What's the latest word on electric food slicers? Are there reasonably priced ones that "cut it"? (see what i did there?)

by CoreyCooker 1 year ago

the threads dealing with electric food slicers on here are pretty old. have slicers yet reached a critical mass where home use priced ones aren't terrible?

Which brand has the best countertop microwave?

by boran 1 year ago

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

High End Range

by Antoniad 4 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?