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It's Prime Time to Finally Get That Instant Pot

You're probably familiar with all the things the Instant Pot promises by now. Pot roast in about 45 minutes. Perfect hard-boiled eggs. Tender ribs and pulled pork in a flash. Cheesecake with no cracks...

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

by piano boy 3 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 3 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 9 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 9 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?

Boiling water in Italy with an Israeli hotpot

by SoCal Mother 4 years ago

ok, boiling water counts as food. I have an Israeli (actually made in Turkey) hot water pot that uses 220 electricity, but the plug is the Israeli "H" type, a grounded three prong plug shaped li...

Whisperkool Repair Help???

by kaleokahu 9 years ago

I'm a (heavy-hehehe) recreational winemaker, and my wine cellar reefer unit just died. It's a Whisperkool XL8000, rated to 2,000 cubic feet. Wondering if anybody on here has tried having theirs r...

kitchen essentials for extremely small studio (>150 sq. ft.)

by bloodboy 4 years ago

I would like to redo my gf's kitchen equipment in her super small studio. I just wanted to see what you feel are the most important things to have in arsenal so she can cook anything comfortably. ...

Replacing electric appliances with non-electric cookware

by HabaneroLady 4 years ago

Right now I am more or less at leisure. Next month I start working as a US diplomat, which means that I may get sent anywhere in the world. Of course, vast swaths of the world do not use 110 volt...

Help Buying a Milkshake Machine.

by CHOWEZ 7 years ago

Hello, I am looking to buy a milkshake machine! I'm considering either Waring or Hamilton Beach. I'm not looking for a machine with more than one mixer and not looking to spend over 200 U.S.D., b...

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