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Specialty Appliances

Star Gifts for Fans of 'The Great British Baking Show'

If you know a fan of The Great British Baking Show (aka, GBBS, GBBO, or The Great British Bake Off), finding a perfect present doesn't have to be a technical challenge—we've rounded up gifts that have...
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Rice Cookers

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by codmeister 22 hours 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?

Mashed Potato - do you prefer a potato ricer?

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by CHSeifert 9 days 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...

Samsung gas cooktops

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by odkaty 14 days 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 ...

Reducing noise on Kitchenaid stand mixer

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by Skip2 1 month 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

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by berlinrl 3 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

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by GerryBrad 3 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)?

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by krivera1 7 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...

Appliances - What's on your countertop?

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by mobiledynamics 1 year ago

I am a cookware wh0re hoarder but deep down I'm a minimalist at heart On the counter, sits espresso maker, grinder and toaster oven. I refuse to have anything else exist unless I use it everyda...

Is it totally ridiculous to buy a second stand mixer?

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by dainish 5 months ago

I had a Cuisinart 5.5 qt that I got about 10 years ago when I got married. I disliked it for a number of reasons, so I finally sold it on FB marketplace and purchased a KitchenAid Artisan 5qt. I ...

Print (High/Low) fading off stainless range knobs

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by OaklandGal 7 months ago

I did a rare and much needed spring cleaning of my gas range and noticed the print fading off a few knobs (‘high’ ‘low’ ‘simmer’ etc). It’s a BlueStar range with stainless knobs from 2014. It gets ...

36" Rangetop: Hestan vs. Bluestar

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by durhamois 8 months 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...

Jade 36 gas range top?

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by OaklandGal 8 months ago

Does anyone know anything about Jade residential gas range tops? I can’t locate any info online and it looks like they are no longer manufactured. Any info appreciated - btus, reliability etc etc. ...

High BTU burners, are they worth it?

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by DonaldT123 10 months 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 ...

Warming shelf help!

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by beej210 9 months ago

In our last house we had a warming shelf above our range and loved it. In our new house we are redoing the kitchen and looking for a warming shelf. I can't seem to find where to buy one of these ...

Kitchen redo

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by GailC 9 months ago

I am moving into my new home. It was build in the mid sixties. We will be redoing the entire kitchen. I cook everyday and bake almost as often. My dream kitchen has a double wall oven and a gas coo...

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven

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by Pipenta 6 years ago

The bastard child of a pressure cooker and a toaster oven. Might be really nifty, might be ridiculous. I'm wondering what's involved with cleaning the thing. Anybody got one? Review it for us plz?

Appliance budget of $15k - what would you buy?

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by SwissyMom 10 months ago

First time posting, but I've been sifting through a lot of the appliance advice on here and finding it very helpful. My husband and I are preparing for a kitchen remodel (searching for the perf...

Help with which double ovens to buy

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by ccw 10 months ago

Hi Everyone, I'm new to Chowhound and am in desperate need of some guidance on this decision. I replaced a 15 year old Thermador double oven that I loved: Even browning and perfect roasting. I ha...

Finding a grinder that works for masa

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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 ...