Recall: Burlington Coat Factory Slow Cookers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Slow Cooker

Units: About 7,460

Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.

Importer/Distributor: Lehrhoff ABL, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Hazard: The slow cooker’s control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The manufacturer has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking, and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. The slow cookers are black with “Bella Kitchen” printed on the control panel. Only slow … (read more)

Doctor Who TARDIS Talking Cookie Jar

We’re big Doctor Who fans here at Kitchen Contraptions, and we just found this cookie jar in the shape of the TARDIS that even makes authentic TARDIS sound effects to help you travel your cookies through time and space right into your belly. This is of course a must for Doctor Who fans who like cookies or just having a TARDIS on their countertops.

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Haier’s New Under-Counter Dual Drawer Fridge

Haier America has introduced a line of built-in dual drawer refrigerators that were designed with today’s integrated kitchens in mind.

Available in stainless steel, white and black finishes, the units have two refrigeration drawers with a total of 5.4 cubic feet of capacity and an easy-to-clean electronic temperature touch-control panel. In addition, the drawers’ divider system easily adjusts with one hand to securely hold different-sized items such as fruits and vegetables, cheeses and beverages.

The dual drawer series also features side installation brackets that allow the units to be easily secured to the … (read more)

Sunbeam Hot Shot Hot Water Dispenser – Hot Water on Demand

We love on instant hot water dispenser for tea and cleaning up tough dishes, but if you can’t plumb your kitchen for one this on demand hot water dispenser will get you half way. It heats 16 oz. of water faster than a microwave and auto shut off turns unit off immedialey after cycle is completed. The space saving design fits conveniently on countertops, desktops and more.

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New Dacor gas cooktop

Designed in Collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the latest Dacor gas cooktop from the Distinctive Series, the DCT365 symbolizes the innovation and quality you have come to expect from Dacor. The new Distinctive 36″ Gas cooktop offers a stylish design, remarkable craftsmanship, performance and value expected from the Distinctive Series, making a fine addition to any kitchen.

The Distinctive 36″ gas cooktop is the first Dacor product developed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a company well known for its forward-thinking innovation in design development and selective use of color, materials and … (read more)

Recall: GE Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers

Units: About 174,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the GE … (read more)

Miele countertop coffee maker

This is the first Miele countertop coffee maker, the compact CM5 with techology sourced from popular Miele built-in coffee system. This should delight many lovers of perfect coffee, especially those whose countertops are either small or already quite busy. When Miele first presented the world first built-in coffee maker in 1998, the idea was to free up space on cluttered worktops. By extending its range to include the CM5 countertop coffee maker, Miele is addressing the owners of kitchens where space is at a premium. The new high- quality and easy to … (read more)

Alpes Liberi in Cucina

Attention to detail, finish, quality materials and great wisdom in their work, the careful ergonomic For 50 years Alpes, a company founded and directed with unwavering passion by Nico Moretto, uses solely and exclusively 19/10 nickel-chrome alloy stainless steel, works only in the field of kitchen equipment, studies and designs surfaces for washing, surfaces for cooking, ovens and kitchen hoods. Despite the Compasso d’Oro it won in 1998, Alpes does not seem to have suffered the unstable influences of styles and trends. For Nico Moretto, design is not a result that resolves into a … (read more)