It may still be winter, but that doesn't mean that we can't have grilling on the mind. It could be the memory of the succulent taste of grilled meat on our lips (with sauce or without), or maybe it is the thought of a lazy day spent in the sunshine that attracts us to these considerations. Or perhaps we recall (and look forward to) grilling season because of the scent in the air. One thing is for sure: one whiff of the taste of grilling meat, and most people literally start licking their chops.
The latest offering from Jenn-Air is a convection system wall oven with a 7-inch full-color touch-screen LCD that incorporates an image-based cooking guide.
You can choose from over 50 different food options and specify food category, food type, desired doneness, and even the type of pan used. Not sure what medium rare really looks like? Pull up a picture. Want to use a meat thermometer to be sure you've hit precisely the right temperature? Take a look at visuals to see how and where to insert the probe. What Jenn-Air calls a "Culinary Center" is designed to … Read more
Despite what some advertisements would lead you to believe, frozen pizza will never equal fresh pizza (unless, of course it is New York pizza, but that's another topic altogether). However, for the ultimate in convenience, pulling a food item out of the fridge and popping it in the oven can't be beat. In truth, frozen pizza has come a long way, but the other items on the refrigerator shelves could use a bit more convenience. At the very least, a do-it-all appliance is needed to enjoy the convenience of easy-to-make food at the press of a button.
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Want to give your cooking some street cred? Spice up your kitchen with the 48-inch Residential Nova Burner (RNB) stove from BlueStar Cooking Equipment. Available in red (and 190 other colors) BlueStar's 22,000 BTUs of cooking power is the highest powered open burner on the residential market.
Not enough to impress your crew? Maybe they'll reconsider when they hear it's being used on season two of The Next Iron Chef, starting this Sunday on the Food Network.
For lighter cooking, the home chef will appreciate the 130-degree simmer burner, perfect for ensuring your delicate sauces don'… Read more
Machines like this one operate on the principle of convection: an item can be brought to the temperature of a surrounding medium (like air or water) at a faster speed if the medium is moving over its surface. As in the case of the wine shop water bath, some … Read more
It's easy to find convenience in the kitchen. Everywhere you look, gadgets and appliances are designed with ease of use in mind. This is a good thing, as cooking should not be intimidating to anyone; it is communal, fun, and something we all have in common. Having a device that has preset modes for easy operation makes kitchen chores accessible to anyone, including children. Having a device that offers preset cooking modes, and advanced options makes sure that particular appliance offers something for everyone.
Having a handy second oven is a convenience like no other. It doesn't have to be big like an oven-oven, just big enough to accommodate side dishes or small meals. If that small second oven contains a rotisserie, then it's all the better.
The Wolfgang Puck 23L Digital Convection Oven with Rotisserie replaces your toaster oven and adds more features. Measuring 18.75 wide inches by 15.25 inches deep by 10.25 inches tall, the oven doesn't take up much room, and provides more than just toast.
An included rotisserie spit with forks (along with the … Read more
Microwave ovens are overrated. Oh, sure, they can do some things really well, but for other tasks, they fall quite short. Personally, I like an appliance that is capable of doing more than softening butter and popping popcorn. (OK, I know that's an understatement, but bear with me.) Considering how manufacturers love to integrate several appliances into one (usually with toasters, it would seem), it should come as no surprise that the ubiquitous microwave oven is finally starting to diversify.
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 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.