Kalamazoo artisan fire pizza oven

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet launched a new version of its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, offering the performance of the original oven in a built-in design.

After years of popular demand, Kalamazoo created the built-in version for people who want an oven set into a wall or masonry structure.

Offering the same performance as its popular countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, the built-in version is ready to cook after just 20 minutes of warm up. A Neapolitan-style pizza bakes in less than three minutes after the oven reaches its highest temperature of … (read more)

Cuisinart Combo Steam and Convection Oven

We really love toasters and this one steams as well as it toasts. We’ve yet to try out a steam oven but we think it’s going to make some mad ribs.

Energy-efficient ­machine cooks up to 40% faster than conventional ovens. Customized Bake-with-Steam and Broil-with-Steam settings –plus all the standard functions of a traditional countertop toaster oven. Gives you up to two hours of uninterrupted steam for fat-free cooking with maximum moisture retention. Specialized dough-proofing technology helps ensure perfect loaves, rolls and pizza crust. 47-oz. water reservoir removes for easy filling … (read more)

Maker of NuWave Oven deluged with complaints

Maker of NuWave Oven deluged with complaints

Like any popular infomercial product, the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven makes some pretty bold promises, including “delicious fried chicken from frozen to your table in just 15 minutes.” After Consumer Reports put a few of those claims to the test a few years ago, we were impressed by the results. But before you rush out to buy the $ 120 countertop cooker, check out the consumer complaints that have been dogging it.

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Kalamazoo countertop outdoor pizza oven

Refreshed for 2014, countertop outdoor pizza oven by Kalamazoo heats to 800°F and bakes pizzas in less than 3 minutes. Essentially, you have your very own patio pizzeria. What’s better, a delicious homemade Neapolitan-style pie cooked in about 3 minutes or calling the local pizza place and waiting for a delivery that may take up to an hour?

The redesigned 2014 version of outdoor Artisan Fire Pizza Oven, just unveiled by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, offers more power, control and an updated exterior pattern.

Powered by natural gas or liquid propane, the Artisan … (read more)

GE app lets you add new features to an old oven

GE app lets you add new features to an old oven

By downloading a new app, GE is offering consumers a chance to “upgrade” the GE wall oven they already have. The app gives you remote control of your wall oven, via a smart phone, whether you’re waiting in line at the grocery store or leaving work. Sounds a bit risky to us.
 
By downloading the GE Brillion mobile app, owners of GE Profile wall ovens can preheat, set the timer, check cooking status, receive notifications, and … (read more)

Dacor Discovery IQ smart oven texts you when food’s ready

Dacor Discovery IQ smart oven texts you when food’s ready

At CES 2014, it’s clear that smart devices aren’t just restricted to phones and tablets. Dacor, the appliance manufacturer, showed off a very smart oven at last night’s CES Unveiled show preview. The Discover IQ Oven has a built-in Android tablet that you use to look up recipes online, or to stream some entertaining video while you wait for the meatloaf to cook.

The smart oven is also compatible with iOs and Android smart devices; you can turn on your … (read more)

Krups FBC4 Convection Toaster Oven is done in by a faulty display

Krups FBC4 Convection Toaster Oven is done in by a faulty display

In addition to fast, precise heating, the Krups FBC4 Convection Toaster Oven is supposed to deliver “expert controlled cooking functions” and an “illuminated LCD control panel with easy to use controls.” However, we observed glitches with the appliance’s control panel on four separate samples. As a result, we’ve rated this $ 200 appliance a Don’t Buy: Performance Problem.

Our toaster oven tests include measuring how well each unit makes full batches of very light and very dark … (read more)

Top-rated gifts for your favorite cook

Top-rated gifts for your favorite cook

For some, pushing a microwave button counts as cooking and then there are those who enjoy spending a Saturday afternoon leafing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or rolling out dough for an after dinner sweet. Here’s some cooking gear that impressed the testers at Consumer Reports and that your favorite cook will appreciate.
 
The sharpest knives in the drawer. Zwilling J.A. Henckels is a premium name in kitchen knives and its $ 315 Twin Professional “S” 7-piece set was … (read more)