LIPAVI Sous Vide Rack – Model R20 : would buy another from this vendor

This is a great addition to my sous vide stuff.

It works great, simple design.

Great idea, but the execution is not as good as i’d like. It is nice that the rack is adjustable, but the tolerances are a tad wide and the sections fall out a bit easy. That said, it is a nice size and i like that it comes apart and stores easily. Dishwasher cleaning is a plus too.

Expensive, but worth it if you sous vide.

  • Very Handy!
  • would buy another from this vendor
  • Great idea, but the execution is not as good

LIPAVI Sous Vide Rack – Model R20, Stainless Steel, Maximum Diameter 8 Inch, Height 6.6 Inch. Adjustable, Collapsible, Ensures Even and Quick Warming with Sous Vide Cooking.

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  • Increases Significantly the Capacity and Maintains Pouch Distance – Even, Quick and Safe Warming!
  • Safe and Easy Handling – Lift the Rack with the Pouches – Adjustable To the Width of the Pouches
  • LIPAVI Racks are the Perfect Companion to Sous Vide Machines – Paragon, Anova, Nomiku, Sansaire, PolyScience
  • Made from High Quality Stainless Steel – Also Perfect for Efficient Cooling, Freezing and Smoking!
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Long live sous vide cooking. Nice addition to the gadget guy’s kitchen.

Bought this ahead, to be paired with the paragon induction cooktop i pledged from ingiegogo. Or i could use this when i sous vide using a pot i have at home.

Good device for our sous vide adventures.

For the price its hard to justify. However it does work well once you know that you have to make sure the pins go through both holes on the bottom otherwise the “walls” are floppy. Other then that i am pretty happy with it.

I have an anova precision immersible sv cooker and this rack works great with it. This is very handy when cooking foods that have a tendency to float; like green beans. I like that you can adjust the distance between the racks so you can make it as tight or loose as needed. I’ve used it a few times and have no complaints.

As i learn to cook sous vide i find new ways to use this tool. I love the versatility, from keeping stacks seperated as they cook to having a roast off the floor of the container. I have also started using them with my dutch oven for deep frying. It’s stainless steel, if i over cook it i did something really wrong. Since spring is on us here where i am, i was thinking about how i could use them on the grill,.

Four stars just because of the price.

Never really minded the bags floating loose but onc i see thus baby i was hooked. The rack holds multiple bags in a nice upright position. When doing veggies like eggplant, the escaping gases go right to the top of the bag and can be released easily. Holds three medium sized bags comfortably. Have been using it a lot, no rust at all, but it also never goes into the dishwasher, etc. A little pricey for what it is, but recommended.

Compact (it folds) customizerable well built.

LIPAVI Sous Vide Rack – Model R20, Five Stars

Long live sous vide cooking. Nice addition to the gadget guy’s kitchen.

Bought this ahead, to be paired with the paragon induction cooktop i pledged from ingiegogo. Or i could use this when i sous vide using a pot i have at home.

Good device for our sous vide adventures.

Key specs for LIPAVI Sous Vide Rack – Model R20, Stainless Steel, Maximum Diameter 8 Inch, Height 6.6 Inch. Adjustable, Collapsible, Ensures Even and Quick Warming with Sous Vide Cooking.:

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  • Increases Significantly the Capacity and Maintains Pouch Distance – Even, Quick and Safe Warming!
  • Safe and Easy Handling – Lift the Rack with the Pouches – Adjustable To the Width of the Pouches
  • LIPAVI Racks are the Perfect Companion to Sous Vide Machines – Paragon, Anova, Nomiku, Sansaire, PolyScience
  • Made from High Quality Stainless Steel – Also Perfect for Efficient Cooling, Freezing and Smoking!
  • Observe: LIPAVI Sous Vide Racks Fit Perfectly in the LIPAVI Containers – Search for LIPAVI on Amazon

Comments from buyers

“Very Handy!
, would buy another from this vendor
, Great idea, but the execution is not as good

Makes sous vide of several steaks easy.

Works well but a bit overpricd.

This is a great addition to my sous vide stuff.

Works well, but it’s smaller than i thought.

For the price its hard to justify. However it does work well once you know that you have to make sure the pins go through both holes on the bottom otherwise the ‘walls’ are floppy. Other then that i am pretty happy with it.

Never really minded the bags floating loose but onc i see thus baby i was hooked. The rack holds multiple bags in a nice upright position. When doing veggies like eggplant, the escaping gases go right to the top of the bag and can be released easily. Holds three medium sized bags comfortably. Have been using it a lot, no rust at all, but it also never goes into the dishwasher, etc. A little pricey for what it is, but recommended.

It’s perfect, exactually what i wanted. I love how you can adjust it to fit different thicknesses.

Four stars just because of the price.

Expensive, but worth it if you sous vide.

I have an anova precision immersible sv cooker and this rack works great with it. This is very handy when cooking foods that have a tendency to float; like green beans. I like that you can adjust the distance between the racks so you can make it as tight or loose as needed. I’ve used it a few times and have no complaints.

Compact (it folds) customizerable well built.

A little small after i bought a bigger sous vide kettle, but works great.

As i learn to cook sous vide i find new ways to use this tool. I love the versatility, from keeping stacks seperated as they cook to having a roast off the floor of the container. I have also started using them with my dutch oven for deep frying. It’s stainless steel, if i over cook it i did something really wrong. Since spring is on us here where i am, i was thinking about how i could use them on the grill,.

Great idea, but the execution is not as good as i’d like. It is nice that the rack is adjustable, but the tolerances are a tad wide and the sections fall out a bit easy. That said, it is a nice size and i like that it comes apart and stores easily. Dishwasher cleaning is a plus too.

It works great, simple design.

2.7 Liter Alpine Cuisine Polished Mirror-Finish Stainless Steel Whistling Capsule Base Stovetop Teakettle Tea Kettle Teapot, Gas Electric Induction Compatible, (I purchased this tea kettle – like I do most things – after first reading the

Beautiful, good quality and ideal size.

I ordered this teapot and was so excited about it… until i unpacked it and then used it. (i purchased this tea kettle – like i do most things – after first reading the reviews. ) well… i must have gotten a different pot than the first reviewer did. The pot is not a heavy stainless steel at all… nor did it whistle when the water boiled. We let the water boil for a full minute, giving the pot a chance to catch on – but, sadly, it never did. I am only giving this a ‘3’ at the moment because i have not yet made and tasted the tea from it. If that is as disappointing as the experience has been thus far, this pot will be headed back to where it came from… and, quick. I have been a very satisfied customer of amazon for several years now and am usually not disappointed… but, this is definitely a first. I’ll post more later after i have made the tea and tasted it.

Good quality kettle but disappointed in the sound of the whistle. Sounds like an air raid siren. Also, pour spout lid is a pain, but needed to make whistle work. Great for all types of stoves.

Key specs for 2.7 Liter Alpine Cuisine Polished Mirror-Finish Stainless Steel Whistling Capsule Base Stovetop Teakettle Tea Kettle Teapot, Gas Electric Induction Compatible:

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  • CLASSIC STYLE KETTLE – Alpine Cuisine’s capsule base teakettle teapot fashions a contemporary-classic striking style and lends with a variety of appreciate features.
  • HEAVY-GUAGE STAINLESS STEEL – The kettle is constructed of quality heavy-gauge tempered stainless steel.
  • CONVENIENT HANDLE & SPOUT – The kettle’s side resting ergonomic cool touch handle provides comfortable handling and provides a steady controlled pour with its contour gooseneck spout.
  • HARMONIC WHISTLE LID – Helpful features during boiling includes a spray preventing spout lid, harmonic whistle from the top lid and compatibility with electric, gas and induction heat sources.
  • BOILING CAPACITY – Can hold up to maximum volume 2.7 liter of liquid. Good enough for home and office usage.

Comments from buyers

“so it’s perfect for filling a thermos
, Pretty good quality for the price.
, REally nice tea kettle

Perfect for keeping a batch of beef rib and poultry bones for heating in water to make broth for feeding outdoor dogs.

Heavy, and beautifully made.

We are using them for our coffee cupping lab and they work great.

The cutest tea kettle i have ever purchased. That cute hermonica sound it made when the water boils won me over.

Tea kettlethe tea kettle arrived as stated and was packaged well. I love the wide mouth and the movable handle which allows for easy filling and cleaning. I would recommend tea kettle and seller.

Much nicer than the last one i bought. I’m glad i spent the extra money for it.

I was sceptical before purchasing this kettle. I found complaints about the kettle not whistling. I’m glad i took the decision to buy this thing. It is very nice and well built.

Perfect size for tea drinkers.

Ive used this for a few weeks now, and no sign of rust or anything deterioration. Handle stands up nice, and the kettle itself is nice and heavy. It is made in china so i had my reservations at first, but it turns out to be a nice kettle. The whistle literally sounds like a harmonica.

Update:for induction cooks, please see the comment to this review. Apparently, there are two different kettles being shipped from this product listing. The one i got was highly magnetic and worked perfectly for induction. The one that the commenter received was not, and did not work for induction. Original review:i just bought this kettle to use on a new induction cooktop. It works exceptionally well for that. The base is thick, heavy and fully magnetic. It’s well-balanced and pours a very clean stream either fast or slow; so it’s perfect for filling a thermos. The whistle is a low harmonica and not too loud. The kettle weighs about 2 ¼ pounds empty.

This is a solid, quality tea kettle. It fits nicely on any stove top and has a good whistle.

Zojirushi CD-LCC30 Micom 3 : OMG its just wonderful

This is the second zojirushi water heater. My first one lasted for more than 10 years. It was still working fine, but i decided to get a new one and donated the first one to goodwill. I am very happy with zojirushi and making very good use of it.

I’ve had mine for over 6 years and it has served me well. But recently, i noticed tiny rust spots on the bottom of the pot and more noticeably along the edge where the lid makes contact. I’m not sure if i want to get another zojirushi; it’s pricey and some of their products are made in china rather than in japan.

I didn’t even really need one of these damn things but bought it anyway and love it. It’s solidly built, well engineered, and in general, just the sort of well-thought-out product that the japanese are famous for. It ain’t cheap, but imho, if it lasts five years, i would consider it a very reasonable price/value tradeoff. The only minor complaint is that the time to boil the full load (3 liters) from room temperature is a little excessive — 27 minutes. I think they should have tim allened it (“more power”) to speed up the “boil” mode. Keep the cat away from the steam vent.

Returned tiger brand bought from costco. Wonderful to have all year round, easy to use and clean, definitely a must have for asian household.

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  • Great gadget for the impatient tea/coffee drinker
  • Great hot pot. Perfect size foe one person.

Zojirushi CD-LCC30 Micom 3.0-Liter Electric Dispensing Pot

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  • Easy to read large wraparound panorama window water level guage with easy-touch dispensing system
  • Decholorinate mode reduces chlorine and musty odors from tap water
  • Descaling mode keeps the pot sparkling clean
  • Micro computerized temperature control system, multiple temperature settings and reboil mode. Non-stick interior and removable magnetic power cord.
  • Dimensions 11.875″ long, 9.125″ wide, 10.125 high, weighs 4.9lbs

This is the 3rd zojirushi i purchased. I purchased one for myself 7years ago and it is still working nonstop. I like it so much that i got one for my older daughter 4 years ago. Now my younger daughter has her own family so i gave her one also. It definitely deserve a 5-star rating.

Like many other reviewers, i’m somewhat of a tea connoisseur. Having the correct temperature is so important to making proper tea, and this machine has made that simple. I also don’t have the greatest water where i live, so when i have made tea using water from my kettle, the result frequently had a type of film on it. Since i have received the dispensing pot, my tea is perfectly clear and delicious every time. The ease and simplicity has also encouraged me to drink more tea in a day–which is great for my health. I’m hoping that this lasts as long for me as it has for others. At first, i thought that this was a little frivolous, but if you value having a perfect cup of tea each time, then it’s completely worth it.

I am completely satisfied with the product. This is my second zojirushi pot.

Doesn’t steam as much as older models.

I was like, if the wife wants another appliance to put on the overcrowded kitchen counter for her birthday, fine. Good hubby will get her what she wants, even if it’s only hot water. But guess who uses it all day every day?.Makes my instant coffee (hey, i love starbucks too but what i need in the morning is a jolt, not an experience) even more instant. It even makes it taste better, though don’t ask me how. Must be magic, but it’s true. And now i can readily consume delicious oceans of the latest health food fad — cocoa. Put powder in cup, add water and a pinch of stevia, stir, and get happy and healthy at the same time. Here’s to a cool appliance and a clever wife :).

It took a little longer then expected but once it arrived i was so happy.

This electric pot lets me have coffee or tea any time of the day.

For quickly getting a cup of black tea or french-press coffee (195°), green tea (175°) and yerba mate, rooibos or fruit/herbal tea (208°), this machine can’t be beat, especially as it exists for 3, 4, and 5 liters of water. (being single, i have the smallest version, but in a tea shop that i frequent they use the 5 liter with good effect). It is, however, only for cups, or french presses that fit underneath the spout. It keeps the water at three temperature levels depending on what you set, and has a reboil-button, when you add water without emptying the pot first, it reboils automatically. Its normal position is 195°f which lessens the danger of bad burns (if you use it as directed that danger is nonexistent, but the preset temperature level – that you can change to 208° or 175° – is an additional safety device). If you want to brew a whole pot of tea or coffee, however, you need a traditional water heater, as you cannot pour water out of this, only use the spout. So five stars for a nifty device for grabbing cups of tea or coffee in a hurry and through the whole day (and night).

Instant hot water dispensers are very common in the japanese community, of which i am a 4th generation member. My parents have one and i used to use it every time i was home, but thought it a bit overkill for a single person. I finally bought one a few years ago because i became obsessed with loose green tea, which must be brewed at a specific temperature (165 to 170 degrees). Now i am into fresh ground organic coffee, where water should be between 190 – 205 degrees. Having the exact water temperature instead of steaming / boiling water from a kettle is one key factor in getting one of these. Now i have a family of 4, and we use this dispenser every day for coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and night. When our girls were infants, the hot water helped to warm a cold bottle of formula, or pour some hot water into a container to defrost some frozen pumped milk. The only frustration is when we forget to fill it with filtered water the night before so our morning routine is unfettered. We love this dispenser, if you think you will not use it, think again.

I recently purchased the zojirushi cd-lcc30 micom 3. 0-liter electric dispensing pot at amazon when the had $25 off $125 purchase in kitchen special. That was the best purchase i have made at amazon. I am very satisfied with the unit. I use it daily before and after work , when i need some hot soup, maybe with noodles. It is ready whenever my baby needs hot milk, was her spoon or whatever she needs. I know this unit will be dependable for at least 10+ years. Do yourself a favor and purchase this unit with free shipping.

This is an excellent hot water pot. I love having hot water any time of day or night available. I use it for tea, noodles, warming up bottles, or when recipes call for hot water, etc. I have used it every day for seven years. Only recently have some rusty spots started developing in the interior liner. I am not sure why as i haven’t used anything harsh to clean inside or anything. I just opened it one day and there they were. I am going to continue to use it until i believe it is compromising the integrity of the liner. When i order a new one, it will be another zojirushi.

I own the jojirushi rice maker and have used it for years and i love it. I wanted to buy an electric kettle for making “perfect” green tea at 170-175 degrees. I looked at all the electric kettles and most had some fatal flaw like scaling or failure to keep a constant temperature. Then i found the jojirushi line of water heaters. I just got the cd-lcc30 today but i was very disappointed by something that was a little misleading in their product description. The product description talks about keeping water at 175 degree, perfect for “green tea. ” by that description i assumed that it would heat the water up to that temperature and keep it there like other electric kettles do. It heats the water to either 208 or 195 degrees and then you then have to wait for the the water to manually cool down to 175 before it will “hold” it at that temperature. That wait can, according to the manual, take up to an hour and a half in a 68 degree room.

This is the best electric dispensing pot i ever had. Portable, light, user friendly, easy to clean.

It’s now going on 2016 and i’ve had one of these zojirushi water heaters since mid 2008. It’s been plugged in and heating virtually continuously over that period with no issues at all. In addition to it’s durability, it is very easy to use (dispense and refill). I use it every morning to quickly make coffee with my french press and to have on-demand hot water for making tea in the afternoon. The heater allows for the perfect start to every morning if the first thing you do is have a cup of coffee (well, maybe the second thing your do). Another (5 star) review states it takes 27 minutes to boil water when refilling. My experience is that it takes about 10 minutes. The 3 liter volume suits my needs well as it allows me to have my fill of coffee in the morning and a cup of tea in the afternoon. I typically top-off the water level before retiring at night. The heater has paid for itself many times over in the time saved in waiting to boil water from scratch each and every time i might need using a stove-top kettle.

It works quickly and well and allows me to make several pots of tea w/o refilling and reheating. I have only two minor quibbles: it takes up a lot of space on the counter and it has no on/off switch. Neither is a reason to not buy this product.

I used the hot pot while visiting my relatives in japan, knowing how well they pay attention to energy saving products, i decided to purchase one myself. I find the product to be the perfect fit for tea drinkers and coffee press users. Not bad for the occasional ramen noodles in a cup.

I use this for more than just tea, defrosting frozen veggies, making broth, a few drops on a sponge for cleaning, this thing is the greatest.

I drink a fair amount of tea, and so this 3 liter size water pot is perfect for myself. I typically only refill it once a day, at night before i go to bed. It has a 7 hour delay timer that i use so that i have hot water as soon as i get up. I use the hottest water setting that maintains the temperature at 208 degrees f. It heats up relatively quickly if it’s left at 195 degrees or at 175 degrees to save electricity, but i’m impatient and don’t like to wait. I also use it for hot chocolate, apple cider, ramen, you name it. It is very easy to refill thanks to the removable cover and removable power cord. The cord attaches magnetically, which makes plugging and unplugging incredibly easy. I do have to turn the pot around so the back is facing me when i open the cover and remove it to refill the water. If i don’t, the steam hits me on the wrist when i open it, and since i keep it on the hottest setting, the steam is scalding.

Chefman Immersion Hand Blender Includes Stainless Steel Stick Blender and Blades : Great value, easy to clean

Great value, easy to clean, and the base unit can be put in the dishwasher to sterilize it. Powerful enough for essential oil blends and soap making. I prefer to have one for my “projects” separate from the one i use for food.

Have only used it once to puree watermelon but it worked fine. This is my first immersion blender so i don’t have anything to compare it with. But i think it will work just fine for what i need it for.

I like that it is so high powered and will get the job done. It works just as well as my sons $50 one.

I purchased this stick blender to replace another one from a different manufacturer for soap making. The quality isn’t bad, but the finish will get messed up if you touch the un-stainless part with raw soap batter. I don’t believe it is going to hold up for the purpose it was purchased it for.

  • Nice Basic Hand Blender But PLEASE Read Cautions On Using It On Ice (UPDATED)
  • might not be for soapers
  • Great product

Chefman Immersion Hand Blender Includes Stainless Steel Stick Blender and Blades, Powerful 2-Speed Control One Hand Mixer, Soft Touch Grip, Black

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  • BETTER BLENDING: Ergonomic soft silk-touch rubberized handle with simple push button dual speed control is the prefect one hand mixer for a variety of kitchen blending task from blending dips to mixing cake batter, crush frozen fruit for smoothies and more!
  • HIGH POWER: The Chefman immersion blender has a high powered 300 Watt motor to handle more blending tasks quietly & with ease and is compatible with 120 Volts. This food blender will liquefy fruit or leafy greens, mix baby formulas, and blend ingredients together seamlessly.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Specially designed cross blades make perfect pureed dishes such as smoothies, sauces, soups, and dips. The ultimate tool for a variety of blending options, this stick blender can reach into mixing bowls, large cooking pots, and pitchers.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE: Blade detaches with just a twist, making cleanup as easy as 1-2-3, and detachable parts are dishwasher safe, making this stick blender as easy to clean as it is to use. Make sure not to immerse the cord in water.
  • RESOURCES & WARRANTY: Includes access to Club Chefman for tailor made step-by-step recipes, tutorial videos, and more! cETL approved with advanced safety technology for long lasting durability, & 1-year hassle-free warranty provided by Chefman, so you can purchase worry-free – we’ve got your back! 300 Watts/120 Volts – RJ19-RBR-S-Black

I ordered this to make my smoothies every morning. I was using a bullet type of blender and it was so noisy and i had to have it on for bit of time. It always woke up my husband. I found this and i could not believe how quiet and powerful it was.He doesn’t hear it at all in the morning anymore – and i only have to use it for 30 seconds or so.

The motor got extremely hot after using for 5 minutes. I had to rest it for 20 minutes or so before i could continue making my homemade lotion. I’m just concerned that the motor may blow soon and it’s my first time using it.

I had been wanting an immersion blender for some time but didn’t want to spend a great deal of money. I have even used it on mashed potatoes which doesn’t make them perfect but certainly pretty darn good for everyday. I use it all the time on soups and even to whip up my coffee and cream for a treat. Iced coffees tastes better than what i would pay extra for if a barista made them. This was a perfect choice for me.

When i opened the box i was surprised at how long the blender was. After using it for the first time now i know why. The length was great for blending up nom nom paleo’s instant pot autum mash in my 8-quart ip. Didn’t get the motor housing dirty at all. I love the smooth handle and the ease of removing the shaft for cleaning. Can’t eat to use this for mayo.

It was a little awkward at first because i had never used anything like it. I thought it would be heavy and cumbersome, but after a couple of tries it got easier. I think it has a good amount of power, which worked well for my soups. I look forward to experimenting more with it.

Works great for softer foods, but if you need it for a bigger job, than i would recommend buying a more powerful hand blender. It seemed to get pretty hot while i was using it for broccoli soup.

I use it to mix my protein powder and milk in my (20 oz. Using the shaker bottle always left ‘chunks’ that i learned to just swallow down. I have had this blender for about 1. And i am sorry i did not get it sooner. It gives me a protein shake that is like a milk shake- no lumps. I am still practicing with it. I can almost see me mixing up batter to bake a cake, etc.

I use this most weekdays for my smoothie lunches. It is less powerful than the one i had for 10 years that finally died. When i blend frozen fruit, the blender tends to get warm to the touch.

Only used this blender a couple times and clean up is easy. So far it works as advertised.

Got this for my daughter and she loves it – yay. She uses it every day to whip up her eggs and then her energy drink. Awesome and highly recommend – by the way, i have one too (diff color) and i love mine too.

I’ve just used it to make smoothies. My hands are very arthritic but i have no trouble with it.

It whips egg whites well but that’s it. I have tiny hands and it was hard for me to grip.

I use it to make soap – it is fantastic for this purpose – stainless steel blades are imperative – reasonably priced as well. Overall, perfect tool for what i need.

I bought this because i wanted something more powerful than the standard 150-200 watt hand blender, and it works fine after a few weeks, despite a number of 1-star reviews. However, do not expect it to be a real replacement for a regular blender. I am not sure any hand blender will do that.

Edited: it appears as though my first blender was broken. Chefman reached out and sent me another. I wasn’t sure the second was working any better at first, but after a few uses it is doing a great job. It’s almost like it needed some time to warm up?.It’s quiet, so it doesn’t seem powerful, but it’s getting the job done. Thank you, chefmannot sure why this got such great reviews. It’s just so weak:( i can’t think of any task it would be good for. I might as well have whisked my smoothie. (she says as she spoons it into her mouth and chews.

I use it for bulletproof coffee.

Works nicely, not as powerful as previous hand blenders i’ve had. That said, it is by far the easiest to clean; which i believe will result in longer life. I can prevent the rust that ultimately led to the demise of my earlier models.

This item came one day earlier than expected and i couldn’t be happier. When i took it out of the box i was so happy to see how beautiful it was and was even happier after i used it. It’s soft to hold, has two speeds and is stainless, so very easy to clean. Did i mention it comes apart so you don’t have to handle the whole thing while washing it?. Thank you for making such a smart, beautiful, and reasonably priced hand blender.

Duronic HEALTHY KICKSTARTER Blend and Go BL3 /SS Stainless Steel Personal Sports Smoothie Protein Shake 300W Blender – Works great the only problem

Easy to travel with and works good. Doesn’t do ice but works great for shakes and smoothies. I have added a few ice cubes and it did okay but do not put too much ice in it.

Does exactly what i bought it to do, blend fruits and veggies for a morning boost. Here are the specifications for the Duronic HEALTHY KICKSTARTER Blend and Go BL3 /SS Stainless Steel Personal Sports Smoothie Protein Shake 300W Blender:

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  • The Duronic BL3 blender is the perfect solution for you to take out a fresh drink with the flavours you like everyday to your places of work, study, gym or even in the home.
  • Designed to increase blending control with a push down operation so you can easily decide which consistency your drink turns out to be. With an efficient and powerful motor you can easily crush ice and make a smooth textured drink.
  • You get 2 X 600ml / 21oz BPA free bottle: 1 X Clear bottle with black lid & 1 X Red bottle with black lid. BPA is a special material which is non toxic and can be used again and again. You can also get hold of extra bottles 600ml / 21oz or even 400ml / 14oz for the kids. Different colours available – sold seperately
  • The blender comes with a white or stainless steel base so you can choose a model that best suits your kitchen. It is so easy to use and clean, you will realise the benefits of this machine instantly
  • Dishwasher safe parts (except motor unit). Click on images to see size diagram.

I took a chance on this little blender because my daughter was blending things 2-3 times per day (and i was the one who kept cleaning full-size blender after full-size blender – yes, we have three of ’em). This device is super-easy to use and super-easy to clean. With that said, it’s not a vitamix and it’s not a blendtec. It’s just a simple, decent blender that does a good job of blending protein powder and bananas and ice and such. If there’s too much frozen stuff in it, you’ll need to wait a little while for it to thaw so that it can handle circulating semi-frozen items through a cylinder. If things get stuck, just pick it up, shake it, and then try blending again. One thing that helps to think through is that the blender will be inverted when it’s time to blend, so don’t put dry ingredients in the bottom of the jar (because they’ll stay there). Add dry ingredients to the top of the jar (when filling it) so that when it’s inverted, the dry ingredients will be touching the blender blade. Here’s the recipe i use that works great in this blender. It blends beautifully and the texture is reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake:1 small or medium bananaabout 3/4 cup almond milkabout 1 cup crushed ice2-4 tbsp almond butter1 heaping scoop of chocolate protein powderokay, i get that it’s not a chocolate milkshake, but it sure feels like i’m cheating and eating a chocolate milkshake when i make one of these yummy treatsthere are two clear, durable containers that come with the blender (don’t be fooled by the red liquid in the picture), two pleasant drinking lids, and one blending blade.

This blender is quick and handy and is more sturdy all around than i anticipated. I’ve been using this for almost 2 weeks now and use it every day. It blends very well and fast. It comes with an infuser in one of the bottles (there are two bottles) which i don’t have much use for, but i’m sure others do. The blender only has one setting if you were wondering, but that setting can annihilate just about anything you put in it (although i’m sure there is a limit). Overall, very pleased and impressed. Will update if anything changes. Note: i did see reviews complaining about smells that come from the motor as if it’s burning out, but i do smell the same smell from just about any other blender.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Surprisingly impressive
  • Been a really great blender!
  • Works great the only problem

Bought this for my mom as a mother’s day gift and she loves it. She uses it everyday for her protein shakes. Great power, fairly quiet in the blender realm of noise level, and just small enough to leave on the counter without being in the way.

So far i have used it everyday to blend frozen fruits and it worked out great.

Bought this for my wife’s birthday a month ago. She uses it at least once per day, usually twice. It’s been fantastic, and, most importantly, my wife loves it.

I absolutely love this blender. I use it everyday to make protein healthy shakes. Takes 20 secs and it makes my shakes perfect every time .

. It truly is perfect for on the go.

I’ve been looking for a smoothie, but i never the right one till i came across this one. For the price it’s worth it. It’s easy to manage i just put my ingredients in there, blend them and then i’m on my way to go.

I kick start my day with a protein shake. This setup makes it so simple.

First personal blender i have had but i like it so far. I make shakes with frozen fruit, milk and protein powder. I like the 2 bottles it comes with.

Good product, worked as advertised. I’ve had this item for a few months using it two or three times per week, plenty of power. Would have given it 5 stars although need to use it more in order to ensure it being a sturdy product. I did have a big name unit that claimed to be the best and did not last as long as it should have; so the big test is yet to come.

Received today and had to test it out, so i chopped bananas and strawberries. Added 8oz container of banana strawberry yogurt. Threw in some granola cereal, added milk capped it tight, gave it a few good shakes, added more milk to the fill line and blended all. Strawberries and banana pulverized, granola cereal non existent and the taste, very good.

It’s a great personal blender. Used it every morning and it was easy to clean. I lose the cups so if anyone knows how to get replacement ones that would help. Honestly if this product was still available i’d just repurchase it.

Works very well, makes smoothies with good texture, chops up ice well. The 2 drink containers are very handy.

Can be a little loud but gets the job done. Does well with ice cubes and frozen fruits.

Wao is wonderful and easy to use.

I’ve been making spinach + banana smoothies every day this week. Does not like anything frozen and is not joking about that in the directions. Twice i had to dump the contents in a bowl and microwave. Does not like thick liquids, i. You’ll need to add water when making a smoothie with yogurt.

To clear a couple of things up. Mine came with a us plug so it plugs into a standard 120 outlet (listing states uk plug). It came with 2 clear bottles not 1 red and 1 clear. Mine came with a removable fruit infuser in one of the bottles and two lids. Soon after opening package and washing everything i made a smoothie. Filled the bottle with strawberries frozen blueberries and milk and it took less than 10 seconds to blend everything. I normally use my kitchenaid blender to make smoothies, this was much faster, easier and did as good of a job. Can’t compare it to one of the expensive smoothie makers because i’ve never used them but i don’t know how they could do any better. The bottles each hold about 20 ounces at the max fill line. Very easy to use and did not leak a drop.

Mr. Coffee DW13-RB 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker : Christmas Present

We got this for our dad for christmas and it was to replace our old coffee maker. It brews very quickly and quietly and doesn’t leak.

No extra ‘features’, just durable and easily cleaned and makes great coffee. No silly foil packets or plastic containers to create waste and cost a fortune. Makes simple, straight-forward pot of coffee. Gets used two to five times a day, average of three. The previous ones have lasted us for three or so years of that kind of (ab)use. This one is actually a replacement for one that had a slow leak from the water reservoir. Promptly replaced by amazon. All of our previous coffee makers suffered deteriorating hot plates. Since they are similar to an electric stove heating element i am not surprised.

Six years old, still makin’ coffee.

Excellent product and meets all expectations for coffee maker. A definite buy for quality product and price.

I bought another one like this but by a different manufacturer (the same mr. The failure was likely because coffee overflowed out of the reservoir on a number of occasions and dripped on, around and under the hot plate. The old one just stopped one day, and didn’t heat water or the hot plate. I believe this was entirely my fault for repeatedly not placing the pot under the brewer. When i needed to buy another one i purchased the same model but now produced by a different manufacturer. If you have low cabinets you will have to pull it out from under them to pour the water into the back reservoir as you need a good 21 inches above your counter-top to fully open the top cover. It’s not a big hassle but some people may not like this idea. I have 24 inches and still pull it out to fill the reservoir as the pot needs another few inches of space to fully empty on the reservoir fill, a total of about 24 inches of vertical free space or so.

Mr. Coffee DW13-RB 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker, Black : I brew tea for my office during the cold months. This very basic and inexpensive machine actually works best for my purpose. Without the auto shut-off feature, my tea pot stays hot all day. I would not trade this for another machine costing 5 times more.

As described, great purchase.

A perfectly great coffeemaker for $16, if you don’t mind no timer function. We use it at bluffton church where a timer is completely unnecessary.

I purchased this for my office and every one seems pleased with both the ease of use and the coffee it produces.

June 2016 update: well, after 4 years, 2 months, the coffee maker stopped working. Do i want products i purchase to last forever?.Am i disappointed in this purchase?. For approximately 1500 days (excluded 3 weeks for vacations), in an area with very hard water, and often keeping it on 8 hours or so to have coffee throughout the day, i what i got out of it for. I am now purchasing another of the same model to replace it. I wish those of you who also purchase it success with yours. ********************************we used the earlier version of this coffee make for several years, and then gave it away when we received a keurig as a gift.

Arrived on time, works great, no complaints. A basic coffee maker that does the job.

I bought this used from amazon warehouse deals at a considerable savings. It looked new when it arrived. I cleaned it and then started a pot of coffee. I don’t need or want extras like clocks and timers and lights. I haven’t had it long so i can’t speak to longevity, but so far i am very happy with it.

I generally leave the coffee pot on all day and night so i drink a lot of coffee. I like this maker very much the only problem i find is in pouring from the pot. It always seems to spill on the counter. I thought it was just me but it happens to anyone who pours a cup. Some times it works without a mess but most times not. I’ve tried various techniques at pouring but can’t get it consistently. Same thing with my last pot (same maker) but the one before this was ok.

For a single person living alone, it’s perfect for me. It does not have the bells and whistles of more advanced makers, but if you just want to brew coffee first thing in the morning, it’s perfect for that.

This is our third dw13 at home and we have one at work, too. It just makes good coffee every time and keeps it just right for drinking.

I bought this for my office. I have a hamilton beach brewstation at home, this pot keeps the coffee at a much higher temperature, which is good for using refrigerated creamers/milk. No frills, just simple, hot coffee.

Does not have an auto-shut off though.

This is the second time i have ordered this coffee maker. We wore the first one out so it was time to replace. The order arrived before the date given by amazon. If it is still available, i will order again when this one wears out on us too.

At first i thought this was a great simple maker for the price. However, it has a tendency to brew too quickly which forces the grounds to go over the filter sometimes. I have heard this from other owners. It only lasted five months, but i live close to a service center and the company sent me a new one in two weeks. While i was waiting for the replacement i decided to buy a hamilton beach 12 cup which is very similar. It uses a cone grind holder which seems to make a smoother and mellower cup of coffee. It is slightly slower and does not overflow the grounds. Both makers do not have a two hour timer off, but i prefer this since i drink from the pot all day long. Some reviewers say they forget to turn it off, but when you take that last cup, just turn it off. The other thing i preferred about the mr. Coffee was the switch was in front which made it easier to see and use the on/off light.

I have used many different coffee makers over the years and mr. Coffee in just the one for me. This model is simple with no fancy gadgets.

All these words describe this coffee maker well. I still have it and it works every single day.

Simple coffee maker, no bells and whistles. If you are not looking for auto brew settings, can reasonably rely on manual shut off, this will brew coffee just as well as its pricier counterparts. After having issues with my $100+ cuisinart grind and brew, it just seemed silly to spend a bunch on features i really didn’t need.

Mr. Coffee DW13-RB 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker : Quick and easy

Very simple – on and off button with green indicator light.

I have used many different coffee makers over the years and mr. Coffee in just the one for me. This model is simple with no fancy gadgets.

Mr. Coffee DW13-RB 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker, Black

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  • Dual water window allows visibility as you fill—no more overflows
  • Indicator light lets you know when your coffee maker is on or off
  • Removable filter basket for quick and easy cleanup
  • Use the cord storage to store excess cord and to keep your counter neat

I do think it is starting to grow old already. However, i use it multiple times a day, so maybe i am just wearing it out already. Brews at speed comparable to other models. Stays very hot for about two hours. The only setback is that this doesn’t have auto-shutoff after two hours (for those like me that sometimes forget about the leftover coffee). It doesn’t quite say this, but i have been able to pick up the carafe and pour a cup (sneak a cup) and it just kind of holds in the filter, like a sensor, until i place the carafe back on the hot plate.

I replaced the one that i had just like it. I am constantly amazed at how easy and quick, things come from amazon. Its the only way to shop, who can go without your coffee pot for more than two days?.

For a single person living alone, it’s perfect for me. It does not have the bells and whistles of more advanced makers, but if you just want to brew coffee first thing in the morning, it’s perfect for that.

Mr. Coffee DW13-RB 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker, Black : If you want a basic coffeemaker this is a good one. No automatic shutoff, just on/off switch.

This is the second time i have ordered this coffee maker. We wore the first one out so it was time to replace. The order arrived before the date given by amazon. If it is still available, i will order again when this one wears out on us too.

The last mr coffee i purchased from amazon lasted 9 yrs before i recently broke the glass pot cleaning it. I was so pleased with that unit i purchased this ‘switch-only’ model[i’ve never used all the ‘automatic’ features on the initial model. And could not be more pleased with it. As usual with all the items i buy from amazon the price is the lowest on the planet/the quality is the highest/and the 1 day free ups delivery is outstanding. Coffee does exactly what it is supposed to do. ‘it makes great coffee every time’. So what’s not to love about this purchase??. ]

This coffeemaker is just as it was advertised and we use it every day. It does not have lots of bells and whistles but we just want something that makes coffee and keeps it warm. It replaces an expensive coffeemaker which finally wore out and we like this so much better.

Arrived on time, works great, no complaints. A basic coffee maker that does the job.

This is our third dw13 at home and we have one at work, too. It just makes good coffee every time and keeps it just right for drinking.

No extra ‘features’, just durable and easily cleaned and makes great coffee. No silly foil packets or plastic containers to create waste and cost a fortune. Makes simple, straight-forward pot of coffee. Gets used two to five times a day, average of three. The previous ones have lasted us for three or so years of that kind of (ab)use. This one is actually a replacement for one that had a slow leak from the water reservoir. Promptly replaced by amazon. All of our previous coffee makers suffered deteriorating hot plates. Since they are similar to an electric stove heating element i am not surprised.

This is a fine, no fuss coffee maker. Since there’s always something we can find wrong with a product, you can’t just drop the grind basket in. You have to place it just right. Time makes that easier, since you realize it has to go in that way.

We got this for our dad for christmas and it was to replace our old coffee maker. It brews very quickly and quietly and doesn’t leak.

I purchased this for my office and every one seems pleased with both the ease of use and the coffee it produces.

Does not have an auto-shut off though.

I bought another one like this but by a different manufacturer (the same mr. The failure was likely because coffee overflowed out of the reservoir on a number of occasions and dripped on, around and under the hot plate. The old one just stopped one day, and didn’t heat water or the hot plate. I believe this was entirely my fault for repeatedly not placing the pot under the brewer. When i needed to buy another one i purchased the same model but now produced by a different manufacturer. If you have low cabinets you will have to pull it out from under them to pour the water into the back reservoir as you need a good 21 inches above your counter-top to fully open the top cover. It’s not a big hassle but some people may not like this idea. I have 24 inches and still pull it out to fill the reservoir as the pot needs another few inches of space to fully empty on the reservoir fill, a total of about 24 inches of vertical free space or so.

At first i thought this was a great simple maker for the price. However, it has a tendency to brew too quickly which forces the grounds to go over the filter sometimes. I have heard this from other owners. It only lasted five months, but i live close to a service center and the company sent me a new one in two weeks. While i was waiting for the replacement i decided to buy a hamilton beach 12 cup which is very similar. It uses a cone grind holder which seems to make a smoother and mellower cup of coffee. It is slightly slower and does not overflow the grounds. Both makers do not have a two hour timer off, but i prefer this since i drink from the pot all day long. Some reviewers say they forget to turn it off, but when you take that last cup, just turn it off. The other thing i preferred about the mr. Coffee was the switch was in front which made it easier to see and use the on/off light.

Bought this to replace the same model that i’ve had for years. I make coffee in it every morning and have no complaints. No bells & whistles, but i don’t need them — just the caffeine.

Does what it says on the box. No frills, nothing fancy, but it makes coffee and in the morning, that’s all you need.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, no frlls coffee maker, this item is an ideal choice. No clock, no gadgets or gizmos. It makes it’s full capacity (12 cups) in only a few minutes. The power cord is very short however,so it needs to be located close to an outlet (unless you have an extension cordhandy). This item is dependable and very easy to use. A good product at a goodprice. If you’re shopping for something basic and easy to use, you can’t gowrong with this.

This new coffee maker suddenly makes me realize the full potential in the coffee i have been brewing in my old coffee maker all these years. This coffee maker makes a huge improvement in taste.

Wolfgang Puck 1400 Watt BPA-Free 3-Tier Rapid Food Steamer – Essential Series – disappointing

It cooks really fast and it looks really awesome and above all, it is made of bpa-free plastic. This food steamer is pretty expensive though, but it is worth it. The only disadvantage i found was the size of baskets. They are smaller than they look on photo.

Well, for an item that cost me over one hundred dollars i expected it to be much quitter. Ihave had much cheaper steamers and they were much quitter.

This is my second one because i couldn’t find just the baskets but i love this steamer. Easy to use, and holds a good amount of food for 3 tiers. And this black color looks amazing. My first one was white and stained easily.

Fantastic machine saves time when cooking multiple vegetables. I also cook meat and fish which tastes better than baking/grilling.

I purchased mine through home shopping on tv. Loved it the cleanup was quick the appliance was neat and the meal two or three vegetables plus meat or fish complete with a sauce or rub was ready to eat most times in twenty minutes. But the steamer died about three days past warranty. I mean just stopped steaming. I am ocd about following descaling and cleaning of tubes and nozzles on my kitchen appliances. I did all the maintenance as suggested and still it died just like the rice cooker and the fryer i bought with this chefs name on it. I’m disappointed in quality of the appliance. I know you pay more for endorsed products.

Very nice, very easy, food comes out delicious.

  • I love this steamer
  • Steaming is now a snap!
  • I love the easiness of cooking meals

This is a replacement for an earlier version that i’d had for five years. Since i could not purchase a replacement tier, i bought a new set. I love the fact that this model easily fits on the counter and easily clears the cabinets. The tower is just the right height. I use this steamer almost every day. It is one of the best purchases i’ve ever made. Asparagus comes out perfect at 5 min.

I’m a lover of this product. I can fill it with three layers of vegies and enjoy for days.

Best steamer i have ever had – easy to use and easy cleanup.

Works well, fiddly to put together,bulky to store as it does does not pack down well.

Loved this machine initially – i’ve used it a couple times a week for about 6 mos. The cover has stress cracks and the ier containers have turned a cloudy, pale yellow. I’ve cleaned it with vinegar water as recommended several times without any change. The white painted numbers on the dial have disappeared – obviously the quality of the plastic – although bpa is not what i had hoped – not a very good buy.

Features of Wolfgang Puck 1400 Watt BPA-Free 3-Tier Rapid Food Steamer – Essential Series

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  • Cook in One, Two, or Three Baskets at a Time
  • The Rapid-Heating Boiler Starts Generating Steam in Just 45 Seconds Making it Perfect for Busy Professionals and Families
  • Includes Three 3-Quart BPA-Free Baskets with Stainless Steel Bottoms
  • Simple Operation – Just Fill the Removable Water Tank, Add the Food, and within 45 Seconds Cooking Begins
  • Steamer Baskets Nest in One Another for Compact Storage

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This is by far the best steamer i have bought . I love the way it is designed to make it stackable so you can have choice on on two or three tiers to use at once. I have cooked whole meals in in it and so convenient. The easy storage take little room. I highly recommend the wolgang puck steamer.

The capacity is perfect to serve a full meal of protein and two veggies for two to four people. It is very easy to clean, and cooks quickly and evenly. I purchased a warehouse return, and it was as if new. I use it several times a week now.

It steams everything so quickly and easily. Yesterday i steamed chicken breasts for the first time – to use in soup. Followed the guidelines in instruction manual and chicken was perfect. Vegetables are done in no time. Cleaning is simple, and mine is not noisy.

This steamer has changed my life through my diet. I love the easiness of cooking meals, and the wide variety of veggies i’m now eating way more of than i ever have. This is the second steamer i’ve used, and my only complaint is that with time the baskets develop stress cracks which will eventually crack the baskets in half. To be expected with how much use goes into them but i can’t find where to buy replacement baskets, or it would have received 5 stars.

I have been steaming my vegetables for years with the traditional store bought steamer. This steamer steams my vegetables in a 1/4 of the time of my old steamer. Love love love this steamer. I wish i had known about this steamer years ago. Its easy to clean, easy to refill the water. No regrets and i would buy this again in a heart beat.

A great product and a ton of things that can be made with this.

Cook in One, Two, or Three Baskets at a Time

The Rapid-Heating Boiler Starts Generating Steam in Just 45 Seconds Making it Perfect for Busy Professionals and Families

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Hamilton Beach 31230 Set & Forget Toaster Oven : I recommend this model to everyone!

At first i was skeptical about a counter top, multi-function, oven. This oven does, bake, convection, broil, toast. Warm, with a ‘probe’ that fits nicely in a ‘little compartment’ in the front of the oven. Also, listed on the front door are food products and the temperatures needed to be fully cooked. The directions are easy to follow unlike the ones given for a microwave i once bought that made. Just press the function button you need,the temperature you want, press timer or just go directly to, ‘start’. It doesn’t get easier than this. The price is right for this oven. The size is just right for a counter top. My very large stoneware 9 inch pie dish easily fits in the oven. Cooking is fast and efficient.

Have only used it for toast, sandwiches, and pita bread pizzas. Convection feature is useful for a small oven. Checked the temperature with an oven thermometer. When i pulled the probe out of its storage slot while setting everything up and cleaning it down before its first use, the probe seemed to be covered with a dark graphited grease or something. Easy to clean off, but i think there’s still residual grease in the storage slot. Not sure why it’s there – maybe a mistake during mfg. For what i use the oven for, i couldn’t justify a $250+ breville. I’d recommend this toaster oven.

Hamilton Beach 31230 Set & Forget Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking

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  • Serve perfectly cooked meat every time with built-in probe
  • Fast and even convection cooking
  • Temperature probe cooks meat to safe food temperatures without overcooking
  • Cooks food the traditional way when probe or convection settings are not needed
  • Can shift to warm when time or temperature is reached in any mode
  • Fits six toast slices, a 12 inch pizza or a 7 lb. chicken

Does everything it claims to. Great product for the price. Only two issues are:- items like the broiler pan are a little ‘cheap’ in materials and this makes them difficult to clean easily. – if you try to use the 450f setting the poor thing has to work so hard that the heating elements have to stay on all the time and things get a little browner than you would like. But, all in all, well worth the money.

We were looking to replace our dead black and decker toaster oven. We did research on ovens and were just about to buy the top rated breville oven but admittedly were not looking forward to $249 for a toaster oven. This oven was the #2 rated oven by americas test kitchen so we thought we’d try it since it’s significantly cheaper. We have been totally happy with our purchase. This thing makes absolutely perfect toast and we have used it about 5 times to cook chicken breasts and a small pork roast. The meat came out perfect and whats even better is we didn’t have to heat up our entire kitchen. We have not yet used the temperature probe to cook but if it is as good quality as everything else so far, i think it will be fine. This is our 3rd or 4th toaster oven and to date it is absolutely the very best.

I recently read studies about the hazards of microwaving foods to human health, so we put ours away and looked for alternatives. Convection ovens were the closest thing and my research led me to this one. The hamilton beach is priced right, has many useful and convenient features, such as digital, timer, pre heat cycle, etc. It is quiet and does not get too hot–there’s a written warning about the top getting hot, so don’t touch it when unit is on and heated upthis weekend we first used the probe and it worked great for a boneless leg of lamb. I highly recommend this oven for all its intended uses, especially if price is a concern.

Hamilton Beach 31230 Set & Forget Toaster Oven with Convection Cooking : I love it ,it is very well made. It can do everything my maytag gemini range does. I was looking for a new toaster when i came across the “toaster ovens”. After going through 2 in 2 years i decided to go with this because it was high recommended by american test kitchens. Amazon had it a great price. I have tried out all it’s features and even my husband said the convection feature was easy to use. It has a timer and will shut off if left on after 30 minutes. It takes up very little counter space and is very roomy inside.

I’m a big time foodie and love to cook, so i tend to have high expectations whether it’s the quality of my ingredients, my cookware or my appliances. I’m a single guy and cook for myself from scratch every night, so i was mostly looking for a small oven to replace my regular oven to bake, roast or broil whatever protein i’m cooking that evening. I’ve only had it 2-3 weeks now, but so far, no complaints. The size is goldilocks for my counter top, but obviously, this all depends on your layout. The controls are very intuitive and after reading through the easy to understand manual, i was up and running within a few minutes. Although at this point in my life i’m pretty good at not overcooking food, i have to say that the probe is pretty awesome. I’ve cooked pork tenderloin, boneless/skinless chicken breasts and salmon, setting all to the desired temp and the results were pretty impressive. I haven’t taken the time to compare the final food temp with my pricey and super-accurate thermopen, but my guess is that you could probably nail it perfectly by setting the desired food temp five degrees below what you actually want it to be. I don’t toast very often, but i ran a quick test on one english muffin set to medium+ setting and it came out exactly like i wanted it to. I was considering the very expensive $250 breville recommended by cook’s illustrated, but i just couldn’t justify the cost.

After toasting my first mini pizza, the entire digital panel is peeling off. It looks like the glue used was really cheap and the heat from the toaster just loosens it up. I took pictures (can see the wiring behind it). I’ve been purchasing a lot of stuff recently and unfortunately returning lots of stuff too, so i choose not to send this back. I am just going to superglue the panel like another reviewer mentioned. The actual heating/other-features of the toaster are top-notch though (been using for a week). Pre-heating is done in a minute or two (barely enough time to walk away) and cookies, pizza, bread (dough made in bread machine), and everything turns out great. Accurate, fast, even cooking.

I have never owned a toaster oven before, though i have used one on occasion. This has become a staple appliance in our kitchen. It is so easy to use, even for someone who can have trouble figuring out fancier microwaves. We haven’t used it for many of its advanced features yet, but it makes a fine hot sandwich, nachos, toast, bagels, etc.

I have wanted an toaster oven for years and after searching for a while, selected this one and am very happy. I like the extra features and use toast, broil, bake, and like the thermometer very much. I use it mostly for reheating instead of using the microwave. Things taste so much better heated by oven (brisket gets crispy edges instead of rubbery, leftover lasagna is as delicious as it first was). I was surprised at the large interior. This oven heats up so quickly, but beware that things left on top will melt. It’s just right for a couple or small family. Update march 2015: still enjoying this little oven. I’ve used it often for cooking smaller dishes, roasting veggies, and broiling, as well as reheating leftovers.

I’ve had the set and forget for a month now and, overall, it works pretty much as advertised. Toast settings are accurate and produce perfect toast, although it takes a while. Baking works well as long as you are mindful that the temperature settings are up to 25 degrees low across the range, particularly on the lower rack position. This can be corrected of course by raising the temperature, or by using convection mode which more evenly distributes the heat (don’t look for 450 degrees). I have not tried roasting a chicken, and probably never will. Baking a 12 inch pizza works fine, but takes longer than expected. The warm setting is a nice feature. Broiling works fine, but for some reason the instuctions don’t mention keeping the door in the detent open position for broiling. Speaking of the instructions, at one point they recommend not placing the toaster-oven inside a full size oven. But i must say that really got me thinking. The exterior quality is a little cheesy. It was probably made in china,(ha ha). I only hope that the heating elements don’t become distorted as on my old delonghi.

I’ve only been using the oven and toaster feature but so far i like how easy it is to use. The toaster has a couple of settings so you can accurately toast the bread. You would think the oven was complicated to use because of the variety of uses it offers but the prompts on the screen guide you through all the steps. . Even my husband was able to navigate the toast feature without asking me for help. So i highly recommend this oven.

The set and forget function is great. Bake automatically put it into convection mode. The readout is clear and operation is straightforward. If this is for a sight impaired person there are function markings that are small but suitability depends on how sight impaired the user is. Cooking is even and it’s easy to clean.

Works exactly as described in product description. I was concerned because a review i read that said this ‘dries out’ bread more than toast it, not so. This makes toast more evenly than my former (expensive) dedicated toaster. It bakes perfectly at the recipe temperature, and will bake a little faster than normal on the convection setting. I’ve made cookies, toast, chicken, roasted vegetables and more. I researched toaster ovens for 2 months before i selected this one. I had this on the top of my possibilities list when a cooking show rated this toaster oven a close second to an oven that costs 2-1/2 times as much. When preparing large or small meals, this toaster oven is great assistance.

Have had it for a month now and we are both extremely happy with our purchase. Bought it because we need an oven. Our expensive name brand full size gas convection doesn’t work and it will be very expensive to repair. This counter top oven is great for 2 people, can’t roast a 20 lb turkey but 9′ pie or a small meat loaf comes out great.

I wanted to give the oven a 5 star rating, but held back only because i couldn’t afford the oven i really wanted that would absolutely get the 5 star – the breville. Is the breville worth the $150. just not in my budget right now. Having said that – i’m a avid follower of america’s test kitchen on pbs stations. They did give the breville the higher rating, but said the hamilton beach is a very close second and well worth the price with terrific qualities. I was extremely disappointed in the control panel – it’s extremely flimsey. It’s my biggest worry that it will quickly break down. I love the safety feature that the oven shuts off when the times goes off or the probe reaches it’s desired temperature.

I don’t use the full-size oven in my home, so i get a lot of use out of my toaster ovens. This one has proven to exceed my initial expectations even if it is a bit pricy for what it is. I did not think i would really use the built-in temp probe, but i have cooked a few pork roasts using it and it’s nice to be able to program the oven to beep and shut off when the food reaches a specific internal temp. I gave up on making toast in these things a long time ago, but this one actually does a decent, even, job and it does not take forever. The broil setting does not mess around, don’t turn your back on it for a minute unless you like burned food. The construction materials are thin and only as thick as necessary to withstand gravity. You don’t want to touch this thing anywhere if it’s been running, it gets quite hot, and the owner’s manual even states you should unplug it every time after you use it. The door hinge is ‘interesting’ and can bind-up and potentially bend if you are not paying attention when closing it. You have to set a baking time unless you are making toast.

It works as advertised, but the push-button approach really sours when the printed letters on the thin plastic covering the buttons fades and wears off, leaving you to hope you remember which button does what. The timed cooking works fine, as does using the temperature probe.

I’ve had this unit for about 8 months and i love it. I use it everyday for all kinds of things from making toast to baking salmon and quiche. The convection cooks things a bit quicker with a nice finish. I love that i can set the timer and the unit shuts off when done. Also the probe is way cool for making roasts. When the desired temp of the meat is reached the unit shuts off. Only downside is toast takes a bit longer to make and crumbs tends to collect in the door hinge.

The best toaster oven i’ve ever had. That may not be a high standard, but still i’m really enjoying this. Love the space, that i can bake small items without having to heat a large oven, the temperature gauge and pre-heat indicator, etc.

This is the best toaster oven we have owned yet. I found out about it because cook’s magazine rated it their best buy. We’ve only had it a few weeks, but so far it seems to be living up to its hype. It toasts well, evenly and quickly. Lots of settings, so everyone is happy. Have used the bake feature a few times and it seems to heat well and evenly. The only negatives are the crumb tray which seems a bit small and drops crumbs into the bottom of the unit whenever i tilt it to take it out, and the unit is smaller than many others we’ve owned. However, as we are working with a smaller kitchen just now, it suits.

That’s really all i ask: to be able to put a two dollar frozen pizza in a toaster oven, set the temperature and time, walk away, and when i hear the buzzer pull it out evenly cooked so i can split it in half and feed each of my kids dinner for a buck and then let them go back to ‘screen time’. This toaster oven does the job. It’s the fourth one our family has owned. I just hope it keeps working for a year or two. Nice going hamilton beach division of chinese small appliance manufacturing inc.