My Favorite Mini Frittatas!

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September
2014
Time: 8:52

Best Blenders For The Kitchen

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It’s hard not to get carried away with our idea of a perfect kitchen. The perfect tiles, the right paint and the kitchen equipment plays important roles to furnish the kitchen of our dreams. Often, we overlook at the quality and the necessity of most kitchen equipment like a multi-functional blender. A blender is a crucial piece in every kitchen. These tools can help you prepare food and save time. One great challenge would certainly be finding the best blender among the gazillion models available.

So where do we begin? Mindlessly walk through the mall hoping you would bump into the right model or let your mother find you something decent. Personally, I’d say take more control on the things you purchase and hunt like a professional. In order, to find yourself the perfect blender, list your ideal blender’s specifications.

A robust blender with a variety of function is not necessarily the perfect choice if you need the blender for a specific purpose .For example just to make healthy shakes or grind coffee for the evening. Some of us have other particular requirements with regards to a blender such as a quiet motor or a size that doesn’t take much of your kitchen space. So set out your priorities first to make a better purchase.

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Next, browse through the reviews and websites on the internet. It will amaze you on how much you can learn about every model and consumer feedback is pretty helpful too. At the same time, you have the opportunity to compare the prices and find one that suits your budget. If all is well, you can even make your purchase right away through the online payment facilities. Just remember to use a safe payment method and be wary of the period of warranty for your product. Happy shopping!

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April
2015
Time: 9:03

Rice Cooker Makes It Better

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Cooking rice using your stove is fine, but using a rice cooker makes the work better. Using a rice cooker while cooking will lessen the possibilities of under cooking and over cooking your rice, and also, using rice cooker is more convenient than cooking in your stove. There are so many rice cookers in the market which you can find helpful in your kitchen. And with lots of brands present in the market, it will be hard for you to choose what’s best or what brand satisfies you the most. One way of finding the best product or brand in a convenient way is to consult the internet and find the best rice cooker reviews 2015. There are a lot of websites blogging about which rice cooker is best to use and they usually post few best brands with relevant descriptions for you to choose from.
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In this article, you will be finding some best rice cooker products offered in the market which you can also find helpful. And just like other websites, this blog post will also give you few ideas for your satisfaction. There are only three main brands which is said to be best. So, let’s start then.

Japanese rice cooker particularly the Zojirushi is said to be best because of its features. This is a stainless steel product with a capacity of 5 and a half cup. It also provides a setting for baking cakes with its steaming basket design. Another brand is Panasonic rice cookers. This brand operates a micro-computer fuzzy logic technology making automatic adjustments with cooking time and temperature. Another brand is called the Aroma digital rice cooker. As its name implies, it is digital which also functions as perfect steamer for meat and vegetables.

These three brands are the most talked rice cookers in cooking category in the internet. So, when you go to your local appliance store or conveniently buy online, just choose which of the three satisfies you best. Here’s a helpful article to read.

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February
2015
Time: 4:05

Nespresso is the Quality Coffee I Love

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If you love great and quality coffee, you clearly need to consider investing in one of the best Nespresso machines. This will not only save you from going through all the mess and hassle that is normally associated with doing things the traditional way, but you will get outstanding results that will exceed your day to day expectations. Now, if you do not know where to start your search, the following good Nespresso reviews 2015 will be of great help to you; highlighted are some of the best picks that will take your coffee brewing a notch higher.

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My Nespresso Reviews

Gran Maestria

This model is my number one choice and I would highly recommend it to anyone any day. It is flawless, complete and currently one of the best models from Nespresso that is riding high. It comes fully packed with tons and tons of great features.

The design: The aluminum body of this Nespresso machine has been incredibly done. It is modern and spectacular and it will not fail to catch the eyes of anyone in the kitchen especially the coffee lovers. It is small and it will perfectly fit into any corner in your kitchen.

The Gran Maestria is fully automated. It allows you to select between ten different volume settings. The best part, the automatic presets will ensure the exact amount of extraction is achieved. With this, alone, you will be able to make your desired taste depending largely on what you love the most.

Bottom line; it is one of the best, but the price might deter many people from buying. It is a little bit pricey, but will all the amazing features that it comes with; it is simply worth the price.

Citiz

Coming in number two has to be this model; the Citiz. It is fully functional and worth every consideration. The following are some of the key features that have made this Nespresso machine catch my eye.

If you compare with other models in the market, this coffee machine is well above and goes just beyond that. Apart from its beautiful design, this machine will give you an array of addictive coffee tastes right at the comfort of your home.

The Citiz is compact and comes with sheer power. After all, with a 19 pump high pressure, that power will suck out all the sweetness from your coffee beans. It does not stop there; it is relatively fast for extraction can be done in less than 20 seconds. Additionally, it is small and will fit nicely into your kitchen counter. It is also easy to clean and you will not have to go through all the hassle when cleaning it.

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January
2015
Time: 9:33

Zojirushi Bread Machines: Why Reading Reviews Is Important

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Why should you read reviews? Are they not a waste of your time and energy? After all, according to your family and friends that is a very highly rated Zojirushi bread machine. Why should you not buy it for yourself?

While it is true that that Zojirushi bread machines come highly recommended, you still need to read those reviews. It is important for you to do that as a potential buyer for a number of reasons, all of which are important.
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To Understand Zojirushi Bread Machines

A brand like Zojirushi does not just have one model of bread machine. Different models under the brand have different features that distinguish them. Therefore, that highly rated Zojirushi bread machine may be a great product for your friends, but not for you. You need to have a list of what you are looking for from a bread machine. While reading the reviews of the product, you can check off those that each model from Zojirushi, meets satisfactorily.

Reading reviews enables you to understand the individual features of the machine. You will be able to learn from both happy users and unhappy ones on how these features will work for you. Are they simple to use? Do they add value to your baking skills? Do the bread machine features enhance the quality of bread you make? Are the features what you need, or can you do without some of them?

The great thing about reviews is they enable you to make the right choice because they are based on personal experience of the reviewers. What suppliers claim about different product features is at times a bit different from what actually exists in reality. Reviews therefore enable you to select the right model of Zojirushi bread machine, which may even have a slightly lower rating than you anticipated.

To Feel Comfortable With the Price

Would you spend money on a home that you have not viewed? That is highly unlikely, is it not? A bread machine may seem like a small thing, but you will be the one using it to bake your bread. You need to be sure that you are going to spend your hard-earned money on a product that makes you happy.

Remember that what others think is in the end, irrelevant. What matters is that you feel that spending your money on a particular bread machine from Zojirushi is worthwhile. You have a budget to stick to after all. Reviews will enable you to predetermine whether the product is going to give you great value for your money.

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January
2015
Time: 2:32

Making Food For My Baby

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A food processor is used to slice, shred, chop, and puree foods. However, they do not all perform equally. This is because they all come with different unique features. Before you buy one, consider how you will be using it. One may want a food processor that for small jobs like mincing garlic and herbs. Below are the best baby food processor reviews:
Beaba Babycook

  • According to baby food processor reviews, this model is among the best for making homemade baby food. It has given many parents the confidence to make food for their children. It purees and steams baby food to ensure your baby has the best meals. It has a 2-1/2- cup capacity bowl. It also comes with a cooking basket, recipe booklet and a spatula. The bowl and basket is dishwasher safe. It has a patented countertop appliance for steaming, blending, warming food and defrosting.

Cuisinart Mini- Prep DLC-2A

  • This processor is best suited for small jobs. It features a 250- watt motor and has a 3-cup capacity. It uses stainless steel blades to grind and chop. It handles a variety of tasks including grinding, chopping, pureeing, blending, and emulsifying. Its pulse control gives you control for precision processing. Its patented auto-reserving blade provides a sharp edge for delicate chopping of soft foods and herbs. It is easy to clean and store as it fits nicely on the counter top. To prevent loss of parts store the unit assembled.

KitchenAid KFP750WH

  • This processor has a powerful motor but which is very quiet. It has a 12-cup bowl, the largest you can get among food processors. It is powered by a 700 watt motor. It comes with a variety of cutting blades for grating, slicing and chopping. The chopping and slicing is very even and consistent. It is also good for performing delicate tasks such as chopping nuts and shredding vegetables.

If you cook a lot, a food processor will save you time and energy. Get one that best suits your needs and budget.

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December
2014
Time: 4:21

Which is Better, Stainless Steel or Non Stick Cookware?

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stainless steel panIf you actually spend some good amount of time in your kitchen preparing meals, then you have probably pondered on the best pots, pans and other cookware. You may have, at a point in time, wondered whether you should use either stainless steel or non stick cookware. There are perceptions that one is better than the other. This is however untrue, stainless steel cookware set reviews and non stick cookware reviews will show you that different cookware serve an exclusive purpose. It’s not about what they do; it’s all about when to use them.

In essence, non-stick pans and pots are best used when cooking anything that will most likely stick. They are thus useful when you don’t want a stick at all. Stainless steel on the other hand, is used when you want to a tasty crust on your food. The crust, which is known as fond, sticks at the bottom of the pan or pot and can make a great sauce or soup for the dish.So nonstick cookware is used when cooking egg dishes, meals that are inclusive of cheese, delicate fish and anything else that would leave a sticky mess that will most likely burn. A stainless steel pan is great for searing meats such as beef, chicken and seafood, sautéing vegetables, making sauces and so many other great dishes.

When using a nonstick pan it is best to oil it with a thin layer of fat when preheating it. This is necessary so as to prevent heat from working directly on the chemicals that are in the coating of the pan. A stainless pan on the contrary will need preheating before adding fat or food. This allows the cells of the pan to expand, thus allowing it to have a slicker surface. Once the pan is heated, you can add the oil and wait for it to heat too. With a slicker surface and oil that is hot enough, you will have two layers that will prevent sticking.

All in all, it wouldn’t hurt to have both stainless steel and non-stick cookware in your kitchen. Both are essential for different reasons.

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November
2014
Time: 4:23

Juice the Greens!

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Healthy eating is sure to score a rank in the most Googled words of modern times. I take pride in belonging to the current generation of health enthusiasts who prefer gulping down their regular intake of fruits and vegetables in liquid form. Oh yeah, I am talking about fresh juice. I like my juices freshly juiced by my masticating juicer.

Detox diet or green smoothies, you name it and my juicer effortlessly prepare a jar full of health. The reason why I chose the top rated juicers for greens is that I prefer juicing a fair amount of leafy greens along with fruits, which every other juicer in the market is not capable of.
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See my favorite detox diet here.

Secondly, as health and nutrition is my primary motive, they are great in cutting down on oxidation, which packs them with maximum nutrition and doesn’t let them go bad in refrigerator for almost three days, which means even if I don’t get time to juice, I won’t have to compromise on my nutrition.

Let’s be observant, beside these qualities, what else would we prefer in our juicer. Sound pollution is not your take, so noise level matters a lot. A juicing range of fruits and vegetables including leafy ones is your pick. Ease of use is a must and cleaning should not be a taxing job. Of course, the cost should be in agreement to your finances. So, with our priorities in place, let’s look at our best juicer.

Omega J8005 masticating juicer
This is your single gear juicer that has auger like screws which mash, crush, grind and the best way to express, almost chew your leafy greens, veggies and fruits. With a low speed of 80 rpm, it reduces the heat build up and prevents froth and oxidation. This is the best that you get at optimum temperature as the healthy enzymes, vitamins and taste is just not tempered with. The juicer extracts juice from the pulp till the last drop and transfers the dried pulp into separate containers. You can make fresh nut butter, grind coffee, mince herbs or garlic, make baby food from fresh ingredients or whip soy milk, all like a breeze. With 10 years warranty in place, the product is a real value for money.

So, if you too want to jump in the bandwagon, do find the best juicer reviews for selecting the best juicer.

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October
2014
Time: 2:10

Attempting to Cook Decent Food with Zero Time

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Everyone I know is suffering from a disease known universally as ‘no time’. Yet the children must still be fed, as do the adults – who are likely to kick up more of a fuss than the kids if their food is late. So what is a harried and vexed person to do in these circumstances?
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Well one way to make sure that meals are delivered on time is to have the right cooking implements to expedite things. That means educating oneself on things like the best countertop microwave oven brands. This is because a lot of things can be cooked in microwave ovens without the need to hover over it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

User reviews put the Panasonic NN-H965WF oven at the top of the list when it comes to this area because it is able to accommodate a casserole measuring nine inches by thirteen. Enough to feed a hungry family! It can also defrost an entire turkey so there’s thanksgiving dinner taken care of.
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This microwave also has an inverter which ensures that it operates at a steady, low power level instead of alternating between full power and none like most other microwaves. It is also said to defrost evenly and the cooking sensors get good reviews when it comes to cooking various foods. The only weakness highlighted by reviewers is the durability with the door latch to the magnetron having to be replaced from time to time.

The Panasonic brand is well known and has a good reputation and purchasing from a reputable store would ensure good after sales service, maybe even a warranty. What comes next is choosing appropriate frozen dinners to defrost that the family will enjoy reheating thus saving much time and energy for the hapless cook.

For those on a budget, which most of us are, there may be less choice in selection of good countertop microwave oven brands that is, those that cost less than $100. However the best of these is the Magic Chef MCD1311ST which is rated 4.2 out of a possible 5 stars from reviewers at Walmart.com.

Although it does not have cooking sensors, it is said to cook quite evenly without them. It also has a stainless steel finish and is a quiet machine. Whichever way you decide to go, you can always find something that can help you to keep your family fed.

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October
2014
Time: 4:45

Knives Sets for the Year

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When it comes to knife sets, it is best that you get the best collection for your home use. This means that you will get a knife for every function in and out of the kitchen. It also means durable knifes with quality stainless steel blades that can be easily sharpened. Ginsu knives are one of the top rated kitchen knives sets all over the world and many consumers prefer to buy them. They have quality blades that are easily sharpened and they are also fitted with Bakelite handles. These handles have three to four rivets which ensures that they do not come off easily.
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Chicago cutlery knife sets are also very popular. They high carbon steel blades are strong, durable and easily sharpened. They are also fitted with comfort grip poly handles that makes using them both inside and out of the kitchen quite easy. They have a signature steel plate at the bottom of the handle which makes for sleek and unique design. The handle is cushion in nature making one to have a firm grip. This makes the knife ideal when cutting hard material and when one needs to saw into something with it since the knife cannot slip.

The Wusthof classic three piece set is also quite popular in the kitchen. This is because they are able to cut into anything and their structure is quite strong. The handles are three riveted making them strong and sturdy. These knives are razor sharp and they are also dishwasher safe making them quite popular in many kitchens. The blade is accustomed to many tasks in the kitchen such as dicing, fine chopping and slicing. The stainless steel knife has high stain resistance making it suitable even for use in hot foods. You can buy this knife because of its easily restorable edge because it will give you plenty of low maintenance service around the house.

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September
2014
Time: 9:40

Sharing Experience on Using Mixer

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Are you having trouble selecting the best mixer? Worry no more for I am here for people like you. I have vast experience with mixers and I therefore know for sure that getting a reliable mixer has never been a walk in the park especially now that we are ending 2013 since mixers are some of the most selling appliances. Therefore, you need to be very informed on a variety of mixers on the market. Please read my this kitchen mixers reviews or you can go Arts Engagement Exchange official website, so that you can select the best stand mixer for bread making during this holiday season.

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Breville Scraper Mixer Pro
This mixer features a load sensing technology and an 85o-watt motor. It offers a planetary mixing action and comes equipped with a 10-minute digital timer, a 7-quart stainless steel mixing bowl and a 12 speed electronic control settings. It is capable of kneading up to 7-cups of flour and it further features a 3-year limited warranty.

KitchenAid Ultra Power
The 1,200-watt mixer comes with 12 variable speeds and metal gears, hence making it among the best mixers that I have reviewed so far. Though it is relatively pricey compared to other mixer brands on the market, it is however an excellent choice for professional cooks and home owners alike. It boasts of an unmatched high performance, thanks to its 67-point planetary mixing action. It features a tilt-head mixer that is designed for purposes of making it easier for users to access its beater and bowl. It is highly durable owing to its stainless steel sturdy construction.

Sunbeam Heritage
Talk of a durable and affordable mixer and you are referring to Sunbeam Heritage. It features 10-variable mixing speeds that can easily be adjusted for purposes of kneading dough, whipping cream and mixing ingredients. The 1,000-watt mixer comes with a dough hook, tip beater and also offers a 60-point planetary mixing option. It comes with a 4 –year limited warranty.

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July
2014
Time: 8:53