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The Best International Baking Gadgets for Belgian Waffles and Beyond

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Who, here, has a Bimby?

by ipsedixit 6 years ago

And uses it regularly? And, more importantly, what is it good at making? (What's a Bimby, you ask? Well, funny you should ask. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240527023044038045...

Dream Kitchen on a budget. Please help with appliances!

by AllieM 4 years ago

We started shopping recently to begin building our dream kitchen on a budget. Depending on what establishment we enter, we get a different list of best manufacturers for the same appliance. We are...

best immersion blender?

by kishka4 11 years ago

I love having a hand stick blender - for soups, dressings, dips, etc. But my new Cusinart one just broke so I am going to replace it. I wasn't that thrilled with it actually. I make a lot of pe...


by kseiverd 6 years ago

So just finished a batch of tasty but UGLY pizzelles. Have a waffle iron with reversible plates for pizzelles. For the LIFE of me, couldn't REMOTELY center batter to get anything CLOSE to nice an...

Thermador Wine Column Mold issue

by OaklandGal 4 years ago

I have had mold issues in the past few months in my year old Thermador 18 inch Built-In Wine Preservation Column. The mold is primarily on the top three racks. Has anyone else had this issue? The u...

Thermomix? Worth it or not?

by lecker 4 years ago

After spending the weekend with friends in Italy, who were cooking with the Thermomix, my husband now wants one. I'm not so sure about its prowess and virtues. Is it like a Vita-mix that can also...

Confectionery/Using Brix Refractometer

by birdpants 12 years ago

Does anyone here have experience using a refractometer in candymaking? New to me and I want to make sure I get the right tool! Found something on eBay that measures up to 90% brix, but the "compens...

Help me love my Fagor Lux multi-cooker

by pagesinthesun 4 years ago

I finally took the leap and purchased a multi-cooker. I have a stove-top pressure cooker by Fagor, and this led to my purchase of the Fagor multi-cooker. It has It a pressure cooker, slow cooker, r...

Grain mill and flaker choices?

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by Sid Post 4 years ago

I'm looking to grind my own flour so I'm interested in grain mills and flakers. While I would like a GrainMaker® Grain Mill and GrainMaker® Flaker Mill, I am put off by the high price and question...

Is it time to replace my Braun immersion blender?

by Kaymoz 4 years ago

There is nothing quite like my Braun immersion blender in the US market today!! I am sure others who ever had this versatile kitchen tool will agree. With a 400 watt motor, it has the power t...

Grain mill for breaking soybeans to make tempeh (moved from L.A. board)

by Tom_Fountain_Valley 9 years ago

Hi, Please recommend a grain mill that I can use to make tempeh. There are plenty of grain mills out there and I just don't know which one to buy and I hoping to avoid owning a lot of them unti...

Portable Gas Burner

by femmevox 9 years ago

I saw these in Chinatown. The label specified these were for cooking outside or in restaurant kitchens only. Has anyone used one of these? Do they get hotter than the gas burner on an ordinary g...

Experience with wine cooling units?

by OftenHungry 9 years ago

I am blaming it on habitual visits to the LCBO tasting counter (has the opposite effect of eating before grocery shopping), but I now find myself with about 15 cases of wine in the basement. Don...

Hot water urn?

by Southern Belle 4 years ago

Looking for recommendations for a hot water urn for Shabbat. I would like to try one with a spigot rather than a pump this time. I have my eye on one from Classic Kitchen but reviews are a little...

I can't take it anymore. I need a pizza oven.

by piano boy 4 years ago

I was down to 2 minutes for a margherita on my bbq but now it's winter. In Canada. I have enough space in my kitchen for a stand alone piece of equipment. Not going the wood burning direction thoug...

small chest freezer recommendation

babette feasts
by babette feasts 4 years ago

Hi, I'm looking for a small chest freezer, around 5 cubic feet, preferably energy star, and wondering if anyone had any recommendations. Any comments on Haier, Danby, GE, or other brands? Thanks!

Instant hot water dispenser,under the sink. What is the best brand?

by eclectick6n2 10 years ago

I have had an instant hot water dispenser under my sink for about 15 years. My first one was an Insinkerator and lasted about ten years before it self destructed. I bought another and it got a hole...

Electric raclette maker--advice needed on purchase

by Goblin 6 years ago

This is my first post on this board and I am hoping that some 'hounds can help. I am thinking seriously of purchasing an electric table-top raclette maker. The Swissmar brand seems to be the m...

Rival Roaster Oven

by judithincalgary 5 years ago

Gentle Readers: I have a Rival Roaster Oven and I have had great success cooking turkey and vegetables in it. I wonder if anyone has tried cooking a pastry-topped seafood pie in one? If so, an...

Weird stuff in your kitchen

by HabaneroLady 5 years ago

Just curious what kinds of weird or unusual kitchen gadgets, cookware, and other such stuff people have in their kitchen. I figure that if it can be imagined, it probably exists and it's always in...

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