Archive for Kitchen Appliance Reviews

Thinking About Switching From Teflon to Cast Iron?

I have wanted to get away from the use of teflon pans, as eventually we consume the teflon which is unhealthy for us.  There are so many benefits to using cast iron skillets.  I saw Chef Emeril Lagasse baking a cake in a cast iron pan.  He mentioned he had his own line of cast iron pans.  I did a quick search and found a site online that not only carried his products, but they were on sale and had free shipping!  Imagine free shipping on a cast iron pan!  When my 12″ pan arrived I noticed that it was manufactured by All-Clad and it was pre-seasoned!  How better can it get?  I can’t wait to use it!  Cast iron is known for giving food more flavor.  Food definitely browns better in cast iron, which I miss so much!

Emerilware Cast Iron Pan by All-Clad

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Bread Machine with Gluten-free, Low Carb, 100-Percent Whole Wheat, Super-rapid, Settings

Having trouble with your bread machine?  I wasn’t in the market for a new bread machine, but this machine is very tempting!  When baking whole bread with high amounts of wheat; as well as baking gluten-free, low carb and other breads lacking all-purpose flour, you may be running into trouble.  Some just don’t rise; some come out heavy as a brick, etc.

The Breadman TR875 2-Pound Breadmaker has a gluten-free setting, low carb setting, 100% whole wheat setting and a super-rapid setting.  the Breadman TR875 2-Pound Breadmaker has an average review of 4 stars on Amazon but that is out of 417 reviews.  Not bad at all!    Read the rest of this entry »

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Nonstick French Fry Baking Pan

I just love the idea of saving on calories by making baking french fries.  I found this Nonstick French Fry Screen (actually a baking pan) for only $5.59, regular $7.99.  What a deal!  You don’t even have to turn the fries during baking.  There are perforations in the pan that allow the heat to circulate, allowing browning to occur on all sides.  It measures 15 3/4″ long x 14″ wide x 1 1/4″ high.

My plan was to just purchase the pan, but I found many other inexpensive items that I could not resist.  Check it out!

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Digital Nutritional Scales

Because I am working on my nutrition and weight loss, I recently purchased a DigiWeigh Dgital Nutritional Scale on eBay.  I just received it and I am loving it!  Nutritional scales are food scales and nutritional scales in one.  Now I can weigh each food item and the scale counts the total carbohydrates, calories, cholesterol, fat, sodium, protein and fiber for me.  It even stores the amounts in memory so that I may track my total daily values.  I believe I got a really good deal, too!  

DigiWeigh Nutritional Scale

Digital Nutritional Scale


The scale that I purchased has a few features that I really wanted:  

1. I just press the memory button and it will save my totals for that day.  The next morning all I have to do is clear out the memory.   

2.  It has 999 foods already memorized.  

3.  The top is made from tempered glass.  Stainless and glass tops are usually recommended.  This is best for not collecting any bacteria from foods.  With the glass I feel even better that because my food is not in contact with any metals.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Breadman Ultimate Bread Machine Review

I thought I would share my review on the Breadman Ultimate TR-2200C.  I absolutely love it!  This model comes in white.  Compared to our previous bread machine, the Breadman Ultimate TR-2200C delivers a 2 lb. loaf versus the smaller loaves we have made in the past.  The features and options are plentiful.  Check out the manual.  There is also the Breadman Chrome Ultimate Breadmaker, TR2500BC  model which is just a different color.  Their manual is just incredible.  It not only teaches you about the machine, but about ingredients, measuring, dough consistency and more, as well as provides you with recipes.  The machine also comes with a great instructional video. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Review by Carla Spacher

I absolutely love my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker!  I have been using it for the last 2 or 3 months very successfully.  Most of my favorite recipes are right in the recipe book included with the machine.  Read the rest of this entry »

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