Product Reviews

Modernist Cuisine at Home Book Review

I have too many cookbooks and, for the longest time, buying them was a weakness for me. Anytime I was in a book store, I would walk around the cookbook section to see what was new. In particular, I liked seeing what was on sale or clearance, and I would try to grab a deal. Thrift stores have also been …

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Salton Electric Pressure Cooker 5 Litre Product Review

Considering I had never used a pressure cooker until about 6 months ago, I have since then become a pretty big champion of their benefits in the home kitchen. Cooking in a pressure cooker has been around for 150 years and is a proven method to cook food in a fraction of the time that traditional cooking takes. Not only does …

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Breville YouBrew 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker Product Review

People’s preference in coffee is just as varied as their preference in NFL teams. Some people like coffee strong while others like it weak. Some prefer Starbucks, while others will only go to Tim Hortons. Imagine that you could own a coffee maker that has the ability to brew coffee for you, exactly to your preference. The Breville YouBrew 12-Cup Drip …

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Rösle Charcoal Grill Product Review

I love trying new products and when Rösle sent me their new 24 Inch Charcoal Grill, I was extremely excited to try it out. The one problem was that I received it in early December. Now, I have no problem using a grill in the wintertime: I do that all the time! I was more concerned with getting some nice photos …

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PolyScience 150 Series Vacuum Sealing System Product Review

Vacuum sealers are one of the most commonly used small appliances in my kitchen. Here are some of the ways I regularly use a vacuum sealer: Seal meat or vegetables for cooking sous vide. If you are into sous vide cooking, a vacuum sealer is a necessity! Preserve meat that was cooked in a smoker (fish, sausages, cheese, etc.) – …

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Moulinex Infiny Press Revolution Juicer Product Review

I have owned and used many juicers over the years and there has been a big leap in both the technology and design of juicers. There are two main types of juicers: centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers use extremely high speeds to grind, shred and essentially destroy the fruit or vegetable. These are the style of juicers that have been around …

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Fagor 1800W Induction Cooktop Product Review

With Christmas around the corner, I am starting to plan the holiday dinner. I always cook way too much food and, as a result, I am forced to juggle the food being cooked on the stove top. With only 4 burners on the cooktop and many pots and pans full of side dishes, gravy, etc. – things get a little …

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Polyscience Sous Vide Professional Creative Series Product Review

Ever since I tasted my first bite of sous vide steak, I knew that this new cooking technique was not just a fad. No, I firmly believe that sous vide is revolutionizing the way that we cook meat. Sous vide machines are the fastest growing kitchen appliance as foodies are trying to recreate dishes they see on Masterchef and Top …

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T-Fal OptiGrill Product Review

Indoor grills have been around for years and the double sided clam-shell grill, made famous by George Foreman, has been in many kitchens for a long time. They are a great way to grill food in the kitchen without having to light up an outdoor grill. These indoor grills are easy to use and make grilling meat a snap. There …

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Vacu Vin Instant Marinator Product Review

I cannot tell you how many times I have started dinner later than I hoped to and the preparation is rushed. Many times, I plan to marinate the meat for a couple hours to both tenderize it and infuse it with nice flavors. But, when rushed, tasks like marinating  get rushed as well. The Vacu Vin Instant Marinator is the …

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