August 15th, 2016 By admin Categories: Appliances

After all those SF movies, we can hardly be surprised with any new appliance coming from production lines. You want a smart fridge? No problem. These devices can play your favorite music and show you a forecast while pouring milk in your morning portion of corn flakes. LG and Samsung have several models that would satisfy even the hardest tech geeks. Almost the same situation is with other home appliances. They slowly becoming more than ordinary tools; they are more like intelligent robots that can do some really fascinating things. We just hope they will not stand up against us.

But what about beverage centers? Can we also find high-end devices in this category? You bet we can. However, before we continue presenting you a rising star, we have to see what these home devices actually are.

beverage center

In short, beverage centers can be defied as a special type of compact fridges, whose main purpose is to keep different kinds of beverage at the ideal temperature. In other words, they are cooling devices that are not designed for keeping out food or groceries. This is the job for ordinary fridges. Depending on the location where you want to install these units, you can choose freestanding, under counter or outdoor type. For more info about beverage centers click here.

Now, it is time to back to our main topic. As you probably know, General Electric (GE) is one of the leading producers of home appliances, including mentioned beverage centers. If you decide to buy some of their models, you can be sure that you will get the ultimate quality. But the guys from GE made one step further this time. They have decided to create something really special. They called experts from Keurig (producer of premium coffee makers) to help them in their efforts. The result of this cooperation is one of the most powerful beverage centers. The name? Well, they were not so creative on this. Their new baby is simply called The Beverage Center.

So, what this unit can do? Cooling various kinds of drinks? Do not be silly. It is a beverage cooler after all. What else? There is more, of course. This device is capable to make you a cup of hot coffee, blend you a refreshing smoothie or any other crafted drink of your choice. Just make sure that you have provided enough vegetables and fruits, and this super-machine will do the rest with its integrated blender. Nice, is not it?

“We wanted to stretch beverage creation to imagine a standalone appliance that could do much more”, GE brand manager Chris Bissig said to Tech Insider.

And now the bad news. There is just one piece of this machine produced so far, meaning that we will have to wait for its further commercialization. For now, we can enjoy in pictures and teasers, hoping that they will become an integral part of our kitchen soon.

October 21st, 2015 By admin Categories: Appliances

If you are in the market for a new coffee maker it would be a good idea to look at the top rated coffee makers. That way you know you are getting a good model that will do what you want it to do. You will have to do a bit of research to find out which one you should buy.

When trying to find a new coffee maker, think about how much you want to spend, if you want to stick with a certain brand and what you want your coffee maker to do. Once you have figured all of that out it will be much easier to look and decide which coffee maker to buy.

When it comes to how much to spend, it really is up to you. Sometimes you can find a good deal on top rated coffee makers. Other times you might want to spend a little more to get all the features that a more expensive coffee maker might have.

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It would be best to visit a few stores to see what is out there. Each store might not have every single maker that is out on the market today. That is why you should shop around a bit. You can ask the store what their top rated coffee makers would be.

You can also take your search online. Look at different websites that sell them. Check out the reviews to learn more about what people like or dislike about them. This might take some time but it is worth it. You can really understand why you would want to buy a certain model or why you would want to stay away from others.

Once you have found the one that you like, plan to either buy or order it. You want to get it as soon as you can because sales don’t always stick around and you don’t want to miss out. You want to buy while you know it will be the price that it is at.

After you have used it for a while you can really see if it will work for you. If it doesn’t, you might look into returning it. If it does work well for you, leave a good review on a website and enjoy using your new coffee maker that you spent the time on picking out.

October 10th, 2015 By admin Categories: Appliances

The next time you have a dinner party it should be a time to celebrate not only the company of friends and loved ones, but also the food that will be enjoyed by all due to the time that you have put aside for preparation and presentation.

However, this goal is going to remain elusive if you do not have the correct tools to ensure that your guests will be coming back for seconds (or if you’re really gifted cleaning up the gravy with the last dinner roll).

The key to ensuring that everyone goes home singing the praises of the dinner that you have prepared is of course the tools that you use to prepare that fabulous repast.

And perhaps the most important part of that tool set is the cookware set that you will be using. The best cookware set in the world can run into thousands of dollars, however there is simply no reason to go to that sort of expense.

Stainless steel cookware sets
Cast iron is great – but it can be a little pricey and there’s nothing wrong with some of the high quality stainless steel cooking sets that are on the market at the moment.

Some of these sets are available from manufacturers that have been supplying quality cookware for generations and the proof of the pudding (and the roast chicken for that matter) is in the eating.

Stainless steel cookware sets are renowned for their ability to distribute heat evenly and allow for the chef to control and regulate the temperature of the dish with a high degree of accuracy. The key to selecting the right cookware set is to evaluate the balance between what you are prepared to spend and your unique requirements.

It’s unlikely that a bachelor who will be enjoying the off fried egg sunny side up will require the same longevity from hid cookware as an older couple who who host friends and family on a regular occasion.

It’s all about your requirements at a specific time. There’s nothing wrong with saving a couple of dollars on that pan that’s just going to be used for the odd egg sandwich.

But everyone should be aware that the investment in a quality cookware set from a well recognized brand is an investment that will return dividends over decades – so next time you’re thinking of that egg and bacon breakfast perhaps you should be thinking of the future and a shiitake mushroom and imported cheese omelette – seriously impressive for breakfast or dinner.

October 3rd, 2015 By admin Categories: Other

If you are trying to think of a good gift, getting someone a kitchen knife set would be a good idea. They can be used to make good meals, naturally, and most people would love to have new knives. It is a good gift for someone who loves to cook or anyone who spends time preparing food.

A new knife set can make cooking a lot easier. It will be easier to cut up the food, get the meat and vegetables ready faster and basically cut up anything else that needs cutting. There are so many dishes that do require using a knife to prepare them that no matter what the knives will be used daily.

When picking out a kitchen knife set, make sure to add some type of holder to it. The most popular is made out of wood. They are a great way to store the knives and beats having to just put them in a drawer where they can get lost. And when you give someone the gift, they will need a good place to put them. Including the knife holder means they don’t have to figure something out or go out and buy one by themselves. It is a great way to make the gift even better.

kitchen knife set

It would be a good idea to get them a full set so they have everything they need. You should be using different knives based on what you are needing to cut. A full set would mean they would not be lacking anything.

When you are getting ready to give the gift to them, make sure you wrap it up nicely. It will be good for them to open up a wrapped gift. It is fun to do and makes the gift look more important.

You can buy the set at a store or even online. Look and see what is out there and what would be best. Think about how much you want to spend and try to get good quality. Bad quality won’t hold up.

If you are in need of a new knife set, you should tell your family that is what you are hoping for. You never know if they are looking for ideas and it would be nice to get a new knife set for your birthday or for Christmas. They are great to have and can really help you out in the kitchen.

October 17th, 2011 By admin Categories: Appliances

Lately a lot of my dear friends have been getting married. When I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to view all of their precious “loot,” I’ve been overcome with envy because of their super-cool kitchen gizmos. Here are 2 gizmos that I’d love for someone to give me as a gift for wedding and I promise I will put it to a good use.

1. KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer; it’s the gadget I’ve been dreaming of for years. This is something all new brides should have. Durable, practical, and heavy it still retains remarkable great looks on the kitchen counter. It features a whisk, and basically everything you need to make tasty cakes and snacks. Some extra attachments are also available that enable home chefs to make miracles in the kitchen.

2. iPad; I’ve never featured the iPad as a kitchen device at this blog, but I should. It’s what I believe will be the very best recipe book, and would be a truly great addition. Heck home chefs are even wall mounting their iPad to make it easier pull things up when running about the kitchen in the evening.

There’re many great gadgets out there that newlywed couples should have in their kitchen. My gizmo obsession and love of cooking means that basically each time we see others with cool home-chef gadgets I get really jealous.