Best small appliances for the big holiday dinner

Best small appliances for the big holiday dinner

With a roast beast filling the oven and side dishes on every available burner, a holiday host can quickly run out of space to cook a meal and all the trimmings. But with some creative use of small countertop appliances, you can coordinate your dinner so that everything’s ready at the same time. Many of today’s microwaves and toaster ovens have improved cooking capabilities and warming trays have given way to induction burners that can be used to cook as well as … (read more)

Small appliances can help make your dinner a big success

Small appliances can help make your dinner a big success

With a roast beast filling the oven and side dishes on every available burner, a holiday host can quickly run out of space to cook a meal and all the trimmings. But with some creative use of small countertop appliances, you can coordinate your dinner so that everything’s ready at the same time. Many of today’s microwaves and toaster ovens have improved cooking capabilities and warming trays have given way to induction burners that can be used to cook … (read more)

Three cooking goofs that can ruin a turkey dinner

Three cooking goofs that can ruin a turkey dinner

Turkey isn’t just a Thanksgiving Day tradition. It’s popular at Christmas too, with 22 million consumed, according to the National Turkey Federation. Ask friends for their best turkey tips and you’ll get an earful of advice on brining, basting, glazing and grilling, even deep-frying. But does anybody tell you where it can all go wrong with the turkey changing from being much anticipated to maligned? Here are three common mistakes cooks make and what to do instead.

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Transforming Dinner Table Bed

Laying in bed and eating dinner is one thing, but having your bed transform into your eating area is another. This transforming dinner table bed thing is interesting. We like the idea of this in a camping situation or perhaps in some modern home that has only 200 square feet in it. Wherever it ends up you’ll be fed and comfy.

At Gizmodo at Transforming Bed


Kitchen Contraptions

New GE Profile and GE Café Bottom-Freezer Refrigerators

Dining in can be delicious. And it’s a good thing, because in these money- and health-conscious times, many of us are doing it more often.

Nearly half of Americans, or 46 percent, say they’re dining out less frequently, according to a 2009 Nielsen survey. Also reflecting a trend toward meals served at home, household spending increased on deli items, fresh seafood and meat, and produce for the year ending September 2009. And, as any kid will tell you, some meals at home include leftovers — at least once a week in 77 percent of households, … (read more)

Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker – Classic Drip Coffee Updated

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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Baby Belling in black

Belling’s iconic Baby Belling table top cooker has been given a chic new look for 2011 with the launch of the new Baby Belling Black. With a heritage dating back almost 40 years, the Baby Belling is one of the UK’s most iconic and recognisable kitchen appliances, taking pride of place in kitchens, offices, student accommodation and even lighthouses since 1972. The new look model has been launched as black appliances continue to dominate kitchen trends and will give people even more choice when it comes to their kitchen colour schemes.

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Linux your kitchen with Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen refrigerator

The Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen refrigerator, launched in Brazil has a touch screen on the top door, which is getting attention from computer devotees all around the world. The main fascination is the fact that the touchscreen interface is equipped with GNU/Linux operating system. Already in 1999, Electrolux presented the Screenfridge, a refrigerator that helps the consumer with grocery shopping and dinner ideas, keeps track of what he or she has in the fridge, and functions as a message centre for the whole family. This was the start of a development towards smart appliances. … (read more)