Spring has almost sprung, and soon we will all be spending a great deal more time outside. If it's finally time to replace your aged and rusted grill, maybe you should try something new this grilling season. The Grill Dome is a ceramic grill based on an Indian tandoor clay oven. It is available in three sizes, with the largest and newest Infinity Seriescoming out this month.
We've all been there: right in the middle of preparing a meal--say, a chicken dish--and you need to grab something, but your hands are a mess. In the case of the aforementioned chicken, it's usually a pretty good idea to keep cross-contamination to a minimum. Heck, it is always a good idea to keep cross-contamination to a minimum. So, you walk over to the sink, and wash your hands, only to mess them right up again after you reached for whatever you needed to grab. If it was salt and pepper you were after, things just got a … Read more
Slow cookers are fantastic. Throw a bunch of stuff in a pot, turn it on, wait a few hours, open it up, and magically all the raw ingredients have turned into edible (and delicious) food. What's not to love?
After a while of using this magical cooking device (microwaves pale in comparison), you will want to up the ante a bit. For a simple example, consider how important and delicious it is to brown your foods before cooking. New flavors are created that take a good meal into a whole different spectrum. Usually, slow cookers are not capable of … Read more
Every home kitchen is different, and every home cook appreciates options. When kitchen appliance makers cater to choice while providing quality results, home cooks everywhere are free to perfect their craft without fear of unnecessary equipment failure. The first place to start in any kitchen is the oven. BlueStar Freestanding Ranges offer a multitude of options, while providing features that are designed to provide performance.
The freestanding ovens come in four categories, which can be broken down into three convection models and one standard oven. The Nova Burner models feature convection ranges, while the Culinary Series uses a more conventional … Read more
The scent of a freshly baked loaf of bread might possibly be the best smell ever. Sure, a case could be made for chocolate chip cookies or a sizzling pan of bacon, but when it comes down to instinct, nothing beats a hot loaf of bread. It's probably even in our DNA. Thousands of years of mastering the cultivation of wheat has led us to the point that we can now simply push a few buttons and have fresh baked bread in our homes. After assembling the ingredients first, that is. I still haven't seen a home-delivery service … Read more
The daily task of getting a cup of coffee offers a multitude of possibilities. We can simply go to the coffee shop, or we can dive into the world of coffee makers. Form stovetop espresso makers to the manual French press, there is no shortage of ways to brew a cup of joe.
One maker that has stood the test of time is the simple drip coffeemaker. Oster updates the familiar device with the Counterforms 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker. A host of features blends with the distinctive design to create a machine that looks good on the counter and provides for … Read more
The other day a friend and I were discussing which was better to own: a toaster or a toaster oven. Toasters, being specialized appliances, tend to do a really good job at making toast. Toaster ovens however, sometimes fall short. But when it comes to practicality, the toaster oven is perfect for a multitude of tasks. In the end there is really no debate, as the only answer is simply to have one of each. While that may seem a bit overkill to some, it certainly isn't if the appliance you choose is more oven than toaster.
Drinking and collecting wine continues to gain in popularity. It doesn't cost anything to get started (beyond the actual wine, that is), and good-quality wines can be found in the $10 price range. As your wine knowledge grows along with your collection, sooner or later you will be tasked with finding a place to store it all. As most of us do not have the option of creating a wine cellar, a simple refrigerated device is usually the best option.
The VinoView Silent 35 Bottle Wine Display Refrigerator is a solution that incorporates storage and use. It has a … Read more
Having a chilled bottle of wine by your side on a nice, warm day is one of life's little pleasures. The problem is, sometimes there is no cooling device nearby. Certainly, it isn't easy to lug a refrigerator to whatever pleasant hillside or beach shore you may be picnicking on. (Never mind the extension cord!) Ice buckets are nice and all, but soon you have a large puddle of water making everything soggy. For a nice, dry alternative to the standard ice bucket, check out the Twin Chiller Iceless Wine Cooler by Prodyne.
Using a double-wall design, the … Read more
Nothing beats sitting by a nice, warm fire when it's cold outside. That is, nothing except sitting by a nice, warm fire while cooking food. We have our grills for outside use, but options are limited for harnessing flames indoors. Luckily, the common fireplace can easily be used for cooking up some goodness. All you need are the right tools.
The Fireside Cooking Irons are perfect for stoking the comfortable flames associated with food and fire. The irons are constructed from heavy cast iron and feature stay-cool wooden handles. Simply place your food in the iron and nestle it … Read more