Buy It For Life: Bialetti Moka Stovetop Espresso Maker

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The Bialetti Moka Espresso Maker, has a polished-aluminum octagonal design has been available in Italy since 1933. In the 30s, Italy was in an economically difficult time, which made making coffee at home appealing. This simple little device crafted from aluminum was extremely popular and is still crafted by Bialetti, the same firm that produced it in the 1930s. Moka Pot stovetop brewers produce a dense concentrated cup that's something between espresso and Turkish coffee. Coffee is placed … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel French Press by Bodum

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Bodum, the Danish kitchenware maker, is world-renowned for their French Presses. Most Bodum presses are made with borosilicate glass, which is tough glass, but it is still prone to breakage (I broke three glass presses in two years). However, Bodum does make a double-walled, Stainless Steel French Press. Because it made with 100% stainless steel, this press can withstand drops and rough handling. With its double walls,  Stainless Steel French Press also acts like a insulated thermos. The … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Small Kitchen Appliances

Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven

In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. Breville BOV 800XL Smart Convection Toaster Oven This 1800 watt convection toaster oven by Breville comes highly recommended by professional chefs and home users alike. It features 9 pre-set programs that can be programmed for personal preference and automatically adjusts individual heating … [Read more...]

Cheatsheet: The Top Rated Kitchen Products Of 2011

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Below is a compilation of the top rated kitchen products of 2011, based on the most credible reviews available. To compile this list we consulted the following review sites: Consumer Reports, Cooking.com, Real Simple, Money Magazine, Sweet Maria's and Coffee Geek. Small Appliances The Best Countertop Blender: The KitchenAid KSB560 The Best Hand Blender: Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender The Best Toaster: KitchenAid KTT340 The Best Toaster Oven: Breville Smart Oven The Best Bread … [Read more...]