For the gadget-obsessed there is a certain amount of satisfaction that comes from being the first on the block to own the hottest new item. Similar to this thinking, owning an obscure appliance can often result in the same satisfaction. Sometimes, these hard-to-come-by items feature a utility so obvious that one wonders why everyone on the block doesn't have one. Often, eventually everyone on the block does manage to get his hands on said hot new gadget or appliance. This is not one of those times.
Some kitchen appliances do not lend themselves particularly well to embellishment. However, bells and whistles are always attention grabbing and drives sales. This is not a bad thing as consumers appreciate choices in the marketplace. But when considering a cooking style that does not require many options, sometimes a more down to earth approach is needed.
The Zisha Slow Cooker by Sunpentown uses a special clay that is rich in natural minerals: kaolin, quartz, and mica, with a high content of iron oxide. Traditionally used for teawares, zisha clay--also known as purple clay or sand--is porous and unglazed. Prized … Read more
It goes without saying that the best kitchen appliances are the ones that can do a little bit of everything. When faced with a cornucopia of ingredients and indecision about what to do with them all, the decision is often made based upon convenience. However, convenience doesn't have to mean tossing everything in the microwave and hoping for the best. (Although it's hard to understate the convenience of a microwave.) With the right multitasking appliances on hand, convenience and versatility can be always at the ready.
The Sunpentown Shabu Shabu 3-quart Grill and Multi-Cooker is a convenient countertop … Read more
Having a second appliance on hand can be a real time saver. Just consider how useful--and almost mandatory--the microwave or toaster oven has become when trying to prepare full-fledged family meals. Even dedicated appliances like rice cookers and panini presses come in handy all the time. However convenient as all these appliances may be, food--cooked or not--needs a place to be stored. For that task the only thing better than one refrigerator is two.
The Sunpentown 3.2-cubic-foot Compact Double Door Refrigerator/Freezer (model RF-321S) is more than just a common second appliance. Measuring less than 3 feet tall, the … Read more