There is little doubt that fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Open for debate, however, is how to enjoy all those fruits and vegetables. The answer is as simple as it obvious: make them better. While sugarcoating fruits and vegetable could be an option (or not), a much healthier option than dousing them with sugar would be to transform them into juice. And the best part is, you can make any kind of juice you desire.
Overachieving kitchen appliances can be good for consumers. Having one appliance that can handle only one task at a time can waste time, space and money. Add another feature however, and suddenly you have a combination appliance, quite often with enough multitasking abilities to prevent us from purchasing a second, similar appliance.
With one 500-watt motor, the Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet Blender/Food Processor supplies the power and usability of two popular kitchen appliances. Featuring interchangeable work vessels, the machine is capable of a variety of tasks. In food processor mode, the appliance allows users the ability to slice, shred or … Read more
There's something quite satisfying about hitting a button and having a task accomplished automatically. In the kitchen this is especially true; nobody likes to wait around when hungry. When prepping foods, it can almost be like having an extra helping hand: hit a button, and suddenly you're multitasking. This convenience can be seen in all manner of countertop appliances, from the microwave to the toaster oven. But those aren't the only cooks' tools that offer that helping hand.
Sometimes choice is not a good thing. For example, when presented with the opportunity to have a hot dog or a hamburger, choosing can be difficult. Perhaps location will come into play for the decision: hot dogs at the ballgame, burgers at the backyard party. Or maybe what condiments are on-hand would be the deciding factor. But for those times in the comfort of your own kitchen, with all necessary condiments in the fridge, the best option isn't either/or, but rather, both.
At least the question of how best to prepare hot dogs and hamburgers can finally be … Read more
Sometimes to be a good host you just have to let people serve themselves. Though everything from salad bars to buffet stations employ this concept, when it comes to beverages the idea can be put into action beyond just cheap all you can eat restaurants. Perfect for small offices, or even for home use, single serve brewing systems allow for individuals to brew the exact beverage they desire.
With a wide assortment of available K-Cups, the Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System combines convenience with variety. By including an adjustable temperature control and a choice of five cup sizes, the brewing … Read more
Why should kitchens with small (or no) counters get left out of the fun all the big kitchens have? They shouldn't, and they don't need to. Space-saving appliances abound, from under-counter toasters, to miniature microwaves. But when it comes to a do-it-all machine that chops and grinds, bulky food processors usually have all the fun. Unless you think small.
The Cuisinart Elite 4-Cup Food Chopper/Grinder (model number CH-4) is a smaller alternative to its larger brethren. Measuring less than 10 inches tall, with a base of 7.5 inches by 5 inches, the mini machine does big … Read more
Salt and pepper seem to have a lot of superstition attached to their existence. For example, there's that whole thing about throwing salt over one's shoulder after spilling it. Another one is that apparently, salt and pepper need to be kept together at all times. What happens if your throwing arm goes out, or if you are on a salt-reduced diet, I'll leave for other brave souls to test out, but when it comes to the world's most common spices, there is no end to how we keep them at the ready.
Not only is it … Read more
It can be difficult to collect wine. It's not necessarily the entry price or the learning curve, as there are numerous varietals that are attractively priced, and a plethora of written advice is always only a few clicks away. No, what makes collecting wine difficult as opposed to baseball cards or classic cars is that wine is consumed. However, sometimes a collection need only be a few bottles strong.
The Cuisinart 8-Bottle Wine Cellar is a perfect solution for oenophiles who frequently "update" their collection. Holding either 750 milliliter or 1,500 milliliter bottles, the wine fridge … Read more
It is said that we eat with our eyes first. There can be no doubt that when a dish is brought to the table, we drink in its aroma and visual appeal first, but when we dig in, no matter how great it looks, it better taste good. Since texture is key in so many dishes, it's no wonder chefs often use immersion blenders when faced with the need to blend. Other than the fact that they work quickly and efficiently with pots and pans, they also offer precise control in that one can see exactly what they are … Read more
Cooking offers something for everyone, at every skill level. From the time we make our first peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we are all on our way to being cooks of one ilk or another. Some of us end up enjoying the process, while some tend to view it as a necessary evil, and find ways to get out of the chore. It was probably a person of this particular mindset that invented the slow cooker, but it certainly turned out to be a brainstorm that benefits us all.