Few foods are as versatile as pie can be. Food in pie form has--and always will be--popular with adults and children alike. Those who tend to lean toward the sweet side of the menu are well represented, as are fans of savory foods; plenty of choices exist for all. However, though endless options are great for eaters, those who actually prepare all these pies have many recipes to learn. Sometimes a whole full-size pie can be just too much. Whether trying new recipes or just looking to make smaller servings, pie fans (i.e. everybody) no longer have to commit … Read more
Gone are the days when it was hard to shop for someone who was labeled "the person who has everything." Nowadays, with so many gadgets in existence, it's just too unlikely. Sure, your hard-to-shop-for targets may have a quesadilla maker, but one of those and a doughnut hole maker? Probably not. And if they do, well, there are a million other kitchen-related gadgets and accessories that may not be so common. So with the "person who has everything" dwindling away to a statistical improbability, what's a shopper to do? Luckily, we have enthusiasts to … Read more
There's no getting around it: coffee is everywhere. Which is a good thing, because though having an endless supply of fuel available to power our daily activities may be a dream to modern society as a whole, but to an individual coffee-drinker, it is essential for just making it through the day. However readily accessible the beverage may be, its ubiquity isn't always all encompassing. Every weekend, households everywhere wake up to the realization that the particular cup of coffee they want is more than a pair of slippers and a robe away.
No latte or cappuccino is … Read more
Fried food gets a bad rap, and not without reason. When ordering in a restaurant, french fries are often soggy and deep-fried fish can turn out greasy. One way to ensure fried food comes out to your liking is to cook it yourself. Properly fried food absorbs less oil, which makes it healthier and more delicious.
The Breville Deep Fryer provides a clean, easy-to-use way to take control of home frying. With a unique heating element that is flatter and broader than the more common round varieties, the deep fryer evenly heats oil, producing better temperature control.
Measuring 10.5 … Read more
The toaster oven has come a long way. From its early beginnings as a glorified toaster, through the current appliances that can take up the full countertop, the toaster oven has progressed from novel appliance to must-have accessory. However, at some point during its evolution, the toaster oven breached the event horizon and became a tool of diminishing returns; quite often they're just too big and bulky to be considered compact appliances.
Automation is a wonderful thing, and sometimes it can even be fun too. The kitchen is one area where one doesn't expect to see an automatic conveyance too often (including the pop-up toaster might be a stretch). While we wait for the future to arrive, with robots and automatic jetpacks supplying our food and cooking our meals, we can at least enjoy a little glimpse of the automated future right now--and savor a nice cup of tea while at it.
The Breville Gourmet Tea Brewer & Variable-Temperature Kettle provides entertainment while automatically brewing and steeping a pot of tea. … Read more
It's the little details that count in the kitchen. For example, a meal cooked without any herbs and spices would be bland and boring. Same thing can be said about kitchen appliances, except that it is not taste buds that are at risk, but rather convenience and versatility. And as every home cook knows, convenience means saving time, and that can be no small detail.
The Breville Stand Mixer combines function with performance and convenience. Little details stand out on this machine, from a 10-minute LCD timer that can count up or down, to a retractable power cord that … Read more
Are you looking for a sandwich-making machine? Breville's new Panini Press has a 25 percent larger cooking area that makes it not only perfect for making sandwiches, but also its stainless-steel construction and cast-aluminum cooking plates makes it a great indoor grill.
To earn such an honored place in the kitchen requires convenience that is useful on a dally basis. With an adjustable top cooking plate, the press makes it easy to cook … Read more
There is very little that is more comforting that having a warm pot of food slowly simmering away on the stovetop. The smell permeates the house, while the heat given off in the cooking process warms our bodies straight to the bone. During the cold winter months that lay ahead, this axiom will be put to the test over and over again. There can be little doubt as that this will be an enjoyable test to all. However, there is one additional ingredient that takes all warmth and comfort of a home cooked meal, but somehow makes it more comfortable: … Read more
Convenience in the kitchen is never farther away than the nearest appliance. Specialized contraptions of all shapes and sizes rest on our countertops waiting to be called upon for specific purposes. What can come as no surprise to anyone is that these countertops can become quite cluttered--and quite quickly, as we add to our arsenal of cookery. However, this maze of gadgetry doesn't have to be inescapable; one or two overachieving appliances with multitasking capabilities are all that is needed to create a sense of order into the kitchen.
If you find that you cannot live without an indoor … Read more