Kitchen Design Guide

Picks and pans from our tests of 10-inch skillets

Picks and pans from our tests of 10-inch skillets

No matter how carefully you treat your nonstick frying pan, the day will come when it loses its slickness and your once beautiful omelets turn into a mess. After the pan becomes scratched and damaged, replacing it is the best option. If you’re doing that every two or three years, you probably don’t want to pay top dollar for a new skillet. In Consumer Reports new tests of 10-inch frying pans we found three nonstick top picks including a Calphalon … (read more)

1.7 million Royal Prestige thermal-wall pots and pans recalled due to burn and fire hazard

1.7 million Royal Prestige thermal-wall pots and pans recalled due to burn and fire hazard

Hy Cite Enterprises has recalled 1.7 million Royal Prestige 9-Ply thermal-wall pots and pans because they can collapse, crimp, or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.

The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping, or deforming, including one report of someone getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.

Sold door-to-door by independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises for $ 250 … (read more)

Stocking up on pots and pans for the holidays

Stocking up on pots and pans for the holidays

The average American will use seven pots and pans to prepare their holiday meals, according to the Holiday Cookaware Omnibus Study conducted by DuPont Teflon. That’s good to know if you’re stocking up on new cookware ahead of the holiday blitz. Also good to know? Which brands and models fared best in Consumer Reports’ latest tests of more than 30 non-stick and uncoated cookware sets.

Our testers subjected the cookware to a battery of tough tests. To measure frying pan … (read more)

Compact induction hob from UNOLD

The stylish and efficient compact induction hob from UNOLD is easy to operate. Measuring just 25 x 19 x 6 centimetres, the compact cooktop is also small enough to fit in the tiniest kitchens. The induction hob has 5 power settings ranging from 300 watts to 1.2 kW as well as 5 temperatures between 60°C and 220°C, which can be set using the convenient LED display.

The compact induction hob automatically recognizes suitable pots and pans. For added safety, it features overheating protection and automatic adjustment of current fluctuations. In addition, (read more)

V-ZUG induction cooktops

V-ZUG GK45TEBS

The versatile induction cooktops by V-ZUG come with child locks, slider controls, 4 induction cooking zones and automatic frying zones, suitable for large frying pans that are too big for a normal, round cooking zone. The V-ZUG GK45TEBS and GK46TIABS also feature automatic warm-up function which enables one cooking zone to operate at full power for a set period after being switched on. The cooking zone then automatically returns to the power level you selected.

V-ZUG GK46TIABS

In addition, the induction cooktops are equipped with a timing device which … (read more)

February 2011 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

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.

Baking

NinjaBread Man – Silent and Deadly Cookies YUMBOTS – The Friendly Cupcake Robots

Cleaning Supplies

DPW – Department of Public Works Sink Stopper

Free Standing Kitchens

10 Induction Cooktops For Modern Free Standing Kitchens and Others

Grilling

Steel Charcoal Grills from Fire & Steel(read more)

Dishwasher Buying Guide – Special Features You May – Or May Not Need

Dishwashers come with many options to help you get sparkling clean dishes. Some come standard on a basic machine and some will add considerably to the price of your new dishwasher. Read on to see what Consumer Reports had to say about these features.

Adjustable racks and loading aids
Racks that adjust up or down, adjustable tines, and silverware and stemware holders let you reconfigure the interior and organize the contents. Those devices increase flexibility, especially when you cook for a crowd, and they can help accommodate large and oddly shaped items. … (read more)

January 2011 Monthly Round-Up for Kitchen Contraptions

January 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.

Baking

Perfect Pie Crust Makers Sur La Table 40-60% Off Annual Sale for 2011

Coffee Makers

Bodum Brazil French Press 34-Ounce Coffee Maker with Pavina Glasses Perfect Pressed Coffee with the Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker with Milk Frother DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica Super-Automatic Espresso … (read more)