Kitchen Design Guide

Electrolux speeds up cooking and cleaning times

Electrolux speeds up cooking and cleaning times

One of the major themes at Design and Construction Week is appliances that save time for busy consumers. Electrolux showed us a number of new appliances including ovens that preheat faster, cooktops that speed water to a boil and dishwashers, washers, and dryers with shorter cycles.

The Electrolux dishwasher on display has a 30-minute quick cycle that claims to get dishes just as clean as a normal cycle. The company says that consumers have been clamoring for shorter wash times. Consumer Reports … (read more)

Bosch cooking gear has common-sense features

Bosch cooking gear has common-sense features

When it comes to kitchen appliances, convenience is increasingly synonymous with high-tech mobile control. But some new work-saving features are more about good old-fashioned common sense as we discovered when we saw some new appliances from Bosch at Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas.

Take the door on Bosch’s 30-inch Benchmark electric wall oven: Instead of opening downward, this one opens to the side like a microwave’s. That’s an advantage when you’re cooking a big roast because you don’t have to lift … (read more)

Convection steam ovens promise speedy cooking

Convection steam ovens promise speedy cooking

Why reheat day-old food in the microwave when you can rejuvenate leftovers to just-made freshness. That’s one of the promises Wolf makes with its $ 3,800 built-in convection steam oven. We scoured the market for the latest in timesaving cooking appliances, and convection steam ovens, which boast speed, versatility, and healthy food prep, grabbed our attention. Here’s a look at three we have in our cooking labs now.
 
The combination of convection and steam is meant to reduce cooking time, with … (read more)

ThermoWorks The Original Cooking Thermometer/Timer

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The Original Cooking Thermometer/Timer is an excellent kitchen appliance that has made my life easier. I bought one recently for only $ 24. Cooks Magazine rated this remarkable tool “Best of the Bunch” and it lives up to their high rating in more ways than one.

The latest cooking thermometer model has an On/Off switch that helps to save the battery life. All I have to do is stick the probe into the center of my roast, set the temperature at exactly where I want, close the oven door and … (read more)

V-ZUG Comfort Cooking induction hob

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Making your lives easier, the 77 cm wide V-ZUG GK46TIAKS Comfort Cooking induction hob features fully automatic functions for cooking rice, for boil and simmer, and for general cooking temperatures.

You will also get preset temperatures for boiling and frying, so no longer will you stand over your induction hob, trying to figure out the right cooking parameters, watch the food like a hawk and worry about overcooking. Simply pick the program you want, prepare the food, then put it on the hob and walk away. The V-ZUG GK46TIAKS Comfort Cooking … (read more)

Cooking do’s and don’ts for your holiday feast

Cooking do’s and don’ts for your holiday feast

Ham, turkey, duck, beef, and pork roasts are all a beloved part of many holiday meals. But because a lot of us only cook these once or twice a year, we run a higher risk of preparation and cooking goof-ups that can compromise taste at best—and at worst make people sick. Don’t want your guests to join the one in six people who get food poisoning each year in the U.S.? Use this guide to selecting, storing, cooking, and serving those holiday … (read more)

ThermoWorks ChefAlarm Pro-Series High Temp Cooking Probe

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Anyone who has ever cooked a roast knows the frustration of taking your “cooked to perfection” meal out of the oven, and then at carving time, you find it is certainly not ” cooked to perfection” after all. Instead, it is still raw in the center. This is when you would find a cooking thermometer probe extremely useful for ensuring your roast is cooked evenly throughout.

You need look no further than the ChefAlarm high temperature cooking probe from ThermoWorks to find what you need. It is the latest innovation in … (read more)

Electrolux Sous Vide cooking system

The aspiring home chefs will soon be able to achieve restaurant quality flavors and tastes with the help of a professional Sous Vide cooking technique. The new built-in Electrolux combi-steam oven and vacuum sealer will facilitate at-home Sous Vide cooking – a steam cooking technique, widely used for the preparation of food in some of the best restaurants around the world.

The new Electrolux combi steam oven and vacuum sealing drawer are expected in European stores within several weeks. Sous Vide cooking is essentially a 2-part process. Dishes are vacuum sealed, then being … (read more)