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

by Tom_Fountain_Valley 8 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...

Panini grill - best bread to use and need recipes

by Beau711 11 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...

Portable Gas Burner

by femmevox 8 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 5 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 4 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 4 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...

Best grill

by frenchbistro 4 years ago

I'm trying to decide between the Wolf and Bluestar 36" grill. Any feedback?

Chowhound promotes induction from "appliance" to "technique."

by randallhank 4 years ago

So this is one of many changes pertaining to cookware on the new and improved CH. Though I am sure that it was met with approval from some posters, I found this one annoying. Thoughts? Others? ...

Used Wine Cabinet Purchase - Advice Needed

by revets2 4 years ago

My old WhisperKool failed. $1,400 just to replace the compressor for 200 bottles. Have been offered a Transtherm Ermitage of the same capacity for $1,000. It's 9 years old, owner says it's on...

Garbage Disposal Units - How common are they in the US?

by Breadcrumbs 4 years ago

Whenever I travel to the US and stay in self-catering rentals they tend to have garbage disposal units in the kitchen. Are these common in the US? I'm wondering why they never seem to have ca...

Wine fridge - Kenmore? Vinotemp?

by sabernar 13 years ago

I'm looking for a 30-40 bottle wine fridge, and I was wondering if anyone had any opinion on the Kenmore model (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&pid=04614322000&vertical...

Have You Tried the Cuisinart Electric Cookie Press?

by Velda Mae 10 years ago

I saw an ad for an electric Cuisinart cookie press and am wondering how well it works. Any feedback on whether it would be worth upgrading from my old Mirro with the screw top would be welcome.

Best not expensive panini grill

by bamasuz 4 years ago

I'm finally biting the bullet and buying an electric panini grill or press. The prices are all over the board....and for my needs, simple is best, although I would prefer one that holds 2 sandwich...

Hot water urn recommendation

by SoCal Mother 7 years ago

My latest Shabbat water urn is dying. They don't seem to last long. I've tried expensive ones, cheap ones, pump tops, spigots on the side, just about all of them. They seem to last between 2-5 y...

Are George Foreman grills worth it?

by Magdalene 13 years ago

Hubby and I are considering getting one, especially with two toddlers now. Do people think they are worth it or just hype?

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