Good things come in big packages and that is certainly true when it comes to cooking. If you like the AGA range with four ovens but it isn’t enough, you can now get for the first time ever an AGA cooker with five ovens. Want even more? With the addition of a module this new AGA range can have up to seven ovens. And thanks to the new AGA in-room venting technology, an AGA cooker can now sit anywhere in the kitchen, even within an island. The new launch follows hot on the heels of the runaway success of the first ever on/off AGA cooker, AGA Total Control and the remotely operable AGA iTotal Control . The addition of five-oven ranges means there truly is an AGA cooker for everyone. These new ranges are the result of many years research, and simple controls allow you to choose which part of the cooker is on, ensuring no energy is used unnecessarily and that delicious AGA food is available at the touch of a button. The 5-oven range cookers are ideal for passionate cooks, those with a large kitchen, owners of 4-oven AGA cookers who wish to replace their existing cooker, as they occupy the same footprint, or anyone who loves the versatility of a larger AGA cooker. The five ovens are Roasting, Baking, Warming, Simmering and Slow Cooking. The exciting addition of a slow cooking oven makes this new range is perfect for those with a large family or anyone who simply loves to cook. The slow cooking oven is ideal for dishes such as shoulder or leg of lamb, steamed puddings, casseroles and stocks. The slow cooking oven and the warming oven operate together via a switch on the cooker. And as well as the two hotplates, there is a useful warming plate. The roasting oven, baking oven and simmering oven can be operated independently of each other, as can each of the two hotplates. These can also be controlled via a remote control, the integral touch-screen panel or – in the case of iTotal Control model – with a PC or tablet or via a mobile phone using text or the AGA app. The all new 5-oven AGA Total Control and 5-oven AGA iTotal Control are available in 11 colours and prices start at £11,895. … (read more)
February 2011 was another amazing month of Kitchen Contraptions – filled with kitchen gadgets, small appliances, and other kitchen wonders. Thanks again to all of our loyal readers for visiting us each day, and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
NinjaBread Man – Silent and Deadly Cookies YUMBOTS – The Friendly Cupcake Robots
DPW – Department of Public Works Sink Stopper
Free Standing Kitchens
10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others
Steel Charcoal Grills from Fire & Steel … (read more)
Induction cooktops can save space, and can make a free standing kitchen even smaller in size. By using an induction cooktop you’ll also save energy because they heat up much more efficiently. Here’s a list of the top 10 induction cooktops over at Home Tome:
DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop 8300ST –
Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity , standard in all homes; it is lightweight and compact for easy handling and storageit comes with a digital control panel.
Induction cooktop from AEG-Electrolux – AEG-Electrolux Induction cooktops enhance … (read more)
Back in July ’10 we published a story about sixteen states banning phosphates from dishwasher detergent. Detergent manufacturers have reacted to that ban by removing all but trace amounts of the chemical from their dishwasher detergents.
The response to that article has been loud and clear – the new formulas are a failure.
Phosphates are chemicals responsible for serious cleaning. Phosphorus debates in the cleaning industry began 40 years ago. By 1993, major manufacturers had stopped using it in laundry detergents, says Dennis Griesing of the American Cleaning Institute, a trade association … (read more)
We think it’s time to hack your slow cooker to cultivate your own delicious home made yogurt. Sure you can purchase a yogurt machine for home, but you pay a premium and they don’t often do the entire process – meaning heat and sterilize. Over at Make magazine Chris Reilly decided to experiment with using an Arduino chip to control the thermostat of a slow cooker and turn it into an all-in-one yogurt making machine.
Via Lifehacker at Yobot Arduino Yogurt Maker
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The GE Profile front load steam washer with Overnight Ready cycle stands out as a time saving hero among the crowd. Overnight Ready lets you throw a small load in the washer, then wake up to ready-to-wear results. Yes, you don’t need to put it in the dryer in the middle of the night or whenever, because this cycle cleans and has a small load ready to wear in under 8 hours without changing the load from the washer to the dryer. Adaptive Vibration Control adapts to floor type and installation location, then optimizes … (read more)
We love this retro-style, brushed stainless-steel finish coffeemaker that brews 12 5-ounce cups. We’ve had one for quite some time as our backup larger coffee maker when we have dinner parties. It features a 24-hour clock/timer for wake-up coffee, and a brew-pause if you need a coffee fix before the brewing is done. Other features include a charcoal water filter; decalcification indicator; heat-adjustable warming plate, and it also has a 3-year warranty against defects.
At Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker
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