Specialty Appliances

The Best Waffle Makers for Achieving Brunch Perfection

Waffles are a classic breakfast food, and you can make restaurant-quality waffles at home if you have your very own waffle maker. No matter if you like round or square, Belgian or traditional, there...

Finding a grinder that works for masa

by zora 18 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 14 days 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 16 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 6 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 5 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

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by Melanie Wong 5 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 5 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...

Mashed Potato - do you prefer a potato ricer?

by CHSeifert 6 months ago

I just got myself my first ever potato ricer. The mashed potato is more like a purée, when I use this device instead of the traditional potato hand masher where you mash the potatoes directly i...

Panini grill - best bread to use and need recipes

by Beau711 12 years ago

I recently bought a panini maker as I love those grilled sandwiches in restaurants. I bought a large whole Ciabatta bread and found the slices too thick for my grill. I've read that Ciabatta and so...

Rice Cookers

by codmeister 6 months ago

Are rice cookers worth buying? Do they make the rice preparation process any easier than boiling water and cooking rice for 20 to 30 minutes?

Reducing noise on Kitchenaid stand mixer

by Skip2 7 months ago

I have a 20+-year-old KSM that is a tank -- still has lots of Hobart DNA and parts. Has a nice solid sound to it. I just bought a KSM Professional 5 Plus for my granddaughter and was taken aback by...

Appliances for new home

by berlinrl 8 months ago

I'm so excited to be building a new home! Of course I'll need to select all appliances for this project. I've made a few decisions so far. I'm going to splurge and buy 36" Wolf gas cooktop, and...

New Wok Burner

by GerryBrad 4 years ago

Hello to all of you who have been following the discussions here over the past year and to any newcomers who might find this page interesting. I hope all of you are having fun with your wok burners...

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...