KRAMER by ZWILLING 34999-203 Sharpening Stone Sink Bridge – Almost great design.

Didn’t adjust inward very much to shorten, but great if you need a longer adjustment.

For such a nicely made product, this has a pretty stupid flaw. The geometry of the holder is that when you put it in your sink, it will tilt slightly towards the stone side. The issue is that the stone is butted right up against the wooden stop, which is pretty much on top of your counter. Meaning that if you keep it wet or try to rinse it off all of the water/slurry will run right down the stone, onto your countertop, and then onto you or your floor. Another brilliant product that the maker apparently didn’t even bother to use. I’m keeping it as the holder is quite nice and i guess i can just put a towel down, but what a silly problem to have.

Great next step in sharpening but will require some mods to work better. Here are the specifications for the KRAMER by ZWILLING 34999-203 Sharpening Stone Sink Bridge:

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  • Use your Kramer sharpening stones over your sink with this adjustable bridge
  • Allows for easy clean up, stones not included
  • Manufactured in Japan

It spans the sink nicely and remains firm. The rubber padding on the feet keep it stable and in position even when wet. It holds my japanese water stones nicely and firmly and over the sink is the perfect position to sharpen knives without making a huge mess. I sharpened seven large kitchen knives and the product was extremely solid.

Really nice holder for a sharpening stone – it doesn’t slide around like the base that came with the two-sided king stone i bought. If you sharpen knives at home, this is a nice tool to have.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Very nice product. Much nicer than I expected
  • Worth it if you buy your own stones
  • I’ve been sharpening using a wet stone, sharpening,

Works as intended, the rubber pads under the feet grip my table and counter very well, sturdy construction, fits sink well and didn’t move as i was sharpening my chef knife. Fits a large variety of stones, and it also held my spyderco tri-stone, albeit with the corner sticking up, but it did a good job holding it steady to put that initial edge on my knife.

The notches to tighten up the blocks come medium tension. To make sure the blocks are fastened tightly, you need to push on the screw with your thumb while turning the wingnut on the other side or else you’ll just be spinning the wingnut to no effect.

Nicely crafted and fit for purpose.

Adjustable and fits easily in the sink. A must have for anybody sharpening knifes by water stones.

I’ve been sharpening using a wet stone, sharpening, then wetting the stone and putting it back on the counter and continuing. Now, i can sharpen my knife right underneath the faucet, wetting as needed. Very first-world problem solver, a+.

Some other reviews mention that hardware being ‘cheap’ and ‘inappropriate’ for use in this application. I purchased this sink bridge because i have never been let down by zwilling. Further, the fact that this bridge has bob kramer’s name on it, made it worth checking out. I set up my sink bridge with zero trouble. No tools were needed as i was not permanently installing the device into my sink. Rather a snug hand tightening of all of the hardware was more than stable enough for use i suppose, however, if you were to stand on the knife blade while running it along the stone, the bridge may give. But, this is an operation of skill and finesse, not of brute force. The synthetic stones made quick work of my knives, and in just a few passes, they are again plunge cutting without effort. If you are going to spend good money on good knives, you’ll want to spend good money on a good set of stones. This is a good set of stones, indeed.

Useful for holding various lengths sharpening stones, requires a little finesse to find the right wing-nut position for securing the bridge to the sink dimension. Makes sharpening kitchen knives much easier, allowing for the sink faucet to be close enough so as to be a source of replenishing and cleansing water for the stones. Have used various grit sharpening stones with the kramer/zwilling bridge on only one or two knives thus far, seems to be a well-designed and well-constructed item. Cannot judge based on the price tag of the item alone, as my woodworking skills might not accurately produce a similar device for reduced expense.

Perfect for securing the whetstone across the sink.

Overall great product to keep your stones from ‘walking around’ while in use.

This is nice, it fits large stones (less than 11 inches), which is rare. But dang sliding wood pieces are bogus suggest you buy some wood glue or you will get mad fast, but with wood glue and a small (4$) clamp you are in business boys.

Saw this block in a knife sharpening video online. Love the way it fits over the sink. There are other stones that fit into the slats if the block, so if you buy the block and buy another manufacturers stones you’ll save $$.

Got a budget whetstone with base too big so stone slipped. This works much better but i wish the lips at the end that overhang the sink were longer.

This was an absolute necessity for sharpening knives. It’s a little pricey, but works great and the bamboo is water resistant. I added a some strips of drawer liner to the areas that cling to the sink since we have a slick granite lip. After months of use, there is zero wear or rust. It holds my cheap stones wonderfully and gives me the stability to quickly hone my knives to a razor edge. I’m glad i watched jun’s kitchen and saw this neat little device.

Very nice design, and works perfectly.

Got into sharpening my kitchen knives with a wet stone. . After a few weeks i purchased the zwilling and i love it. . Makes the wet sharpening experience so much better.

After adjusting it fit perfectly on the sink. It fits all the sharpening stones perfectly. So much easier to use than sitting at a table or standing at the table.

Nutrimill Plus High-Speed Grain/Flour Mill – Newly Updated – Great investment. Love this machine

I read through some of the reviews and was a little nervous about trying the nutrimil plus since i’ve already been using the classic. I decided to get it anyway because i liked how it appeared to take up less space in my pantry. I can confidently say it performed equally to my classic. I got super fine flour and had no issues with any flour dust coming out of my mill onto counters and cupboards like i read in some of the reviews. If i were them i’d call the company and see what could have caused that. I read the instructions that told me to make sure the tube thing locks into the slot, which i did, and it had great results. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to have mill that doesn’t take much space. Fyi, i can mill even more flour now than what i could in my classic and it’s quieter.

The unit was definitely used but perfectly functional. I used it for grinding expelled yellow mustard seed for experimentation purposes. The instructions clearly state not to use on oil seeds. The mill works great for this purpose.

Don’t waste your money on anything else like i did just buy it use it and get over it. Here are the specifications for the Nutrimill Plus High-Speed Grain/Flour Mill – Newly Updated:

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  • 24 Cup Bowl Capacity with Collapsable Hopper and Clever Nesting Design for Easy Storage
  • Flour Canister Sits Side by Side During Operation. The Patent Pending 4 Stage Filtration System for Ultra Clean Milling
  • 1200 Watt, 2 Speed Motor uses Stainless Steel Microburst Milling Heads with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Patent Pending “Whisper Quiet” Technology for Lowest Decibel Milling Experience (15% Quieter than the NutriMill Classic)
  • Mill Fresh Flour Directly Into the Canister or Into Freezer Safe Bags. Flour Bagger Accessory and Extra Bags are Included.

I called the manufacturer because of the many negative reviews here. The person i spoke with said that they did have problems with the first run but they have made changes and this unit is reliable, so i gave it a try because of its features. It is about as loud as an average vacuum cleaner, so it is possible to have a conversation near it while it is grinding. 15% quieter is by decibels which are in powers of ten. This means it probably radiates about ten times less energy, which is very good. The first thing i tried to grind was some large blue corn, some of it up to 3/4 inch long. It would jam in the throat unless i lined the kernels up carefully. I got it to work fine by cracking the corn first in a blender. Fresh ground corn is incredibly tasty. Btw turning the control knob first turns on the motor and then proportionately opens a little sliding door over the grinder that controls the feed speed.

It leaves a thin film of flour when it is finished but other it is very good.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Makes Whole Grain Baking Easy — Even for the Novice
  • One of the best decisions I’ve ever made
  • Some useful information

The bread is simply delicious. I don’t think i could go back to old whole grains; freshly milled whole grains is the way to go. The flavor is bright and fresh, not bitter/rancid. I finally feel like my whole grain bread tastes better than white-flour bread. As far as this mill is concerned, it’s the only one i’ve ever used so i don’t have much to compare. They say it’s quieter than the last model, but it’s honestly pretty noisy. I can’t use it in the house if people are sleeping (which means no early-morning bread. ) it’s supposed to be less messy, but there’s always a dusting of flour around when i finish milling. That said, i still love freshly milled flour.

I am the owner of the nutrimill, the nutrimill harvest, and now this beautiful nutrimill plus. Why do i have three different mills?. Because they each do different jobs for different reasons. The nutrimill plus gives the user an opportunity to make a large quantity (20 cups) of flour at once, more than the 14 cups of the nutrimill and the 5-6 cups of the harvest mill. With that being said, when i need a work horse, i pull this mill outit is beautiful. It is compact (think a 4 gallon bucket), and it is much quieter than an previous power mill i’ve owned or had the privilege of using. It allows for very, very fine flour (pastry grade) to a nice coarse flour (corn or bean flour), giving the baker a wide variety of choice in flour for their baking needs and desires. Customer service from nutrimill is outstanding an a company that i enjoy working with. I now own three mills, the bosch universal plus (with all attachments) and the dehydrator filter pro as well as a juicer.I can’t say enough about their products nor the companyrecommend to all.

It is quiet also no flour flying it is clean operation my kids are running the mill.

I am happy about milling my own wheat.

A quality product; i do wish there were an even coarser grind but otherwise i am very pleased.

Easy to pack and store after use.

A recent article in cook’s illustrated magazine (a recipe for blender whole grain wheat pancakes) raised my longstanding interest in whole grain baking. What caught my attention was the idea that freshly ground whole wheat was different from the heavy, often bitter whole wheat flour sold in the supermarket. Investigating a little further i learned that ‘whole wheat’ flour was not whole grain — millers routinely remove the bran and germ because they stale and go rancid in storage. The only way to get whole whole wheat is to grind wheat yourself and use the flour promptly. I didn’t have a blender powerful enough to do the job and looked seriously at high end blenders such as vitamix. I decided against mainly because of cost, and bought a hand crank grain mill. I tried the pancake recipe and was knocked out by the taste and freshness of the flour, but hand grinding was slow and tiresome. I had looked at electric mills on and off for years, but now took a second look. The big competitors in the $250 range (cheaper units are likely to be underpowered and unsatisfactory) are wondermill and nutrimill, both had advantages and faults. By accident, i stumbled upon the recently reengineered nutrimill plus, which was just introduced this year (2015). It appears that nutrimill read all of the reviews of its existing mill (now called the nutrimill classic) as well as reviews of its competition and resolved to address each one. I think they succeeded, which is why i bought the plus immediately. First, the plus model is relatively compact, about the size of a 4 gallon bucket when prepared for storage (12 inches high by 10 inches wide). All components, including the flour canister and top, are contained.

I’ve had my eye on electric grain mills for the past several years (since i started making bread on a regular basis for my family), but i was never able to quite narrow down my choices because of the lack of models to test in stores. I began to hone in on the nutrimill simply because of the giveaways they kept posting on facebook. Through social media, i was able to become more familiar with the brand and capabilities of the nutrimill. I have been using my nutrimill for the past 2 weeks and i love it.Although i’ve never had an electric grain mill before, i cannot imagine it being any easier to use than if it cleaned itself after the milling. The knobs and controls are easy to understand. The directions were simple and easy to follow for me, a beginner miller. I love the storage capacity of the flour canister and also the way it stores so compactly. The parts are easy to clean and reassemble. I have no doubt that i made a perfect decision when i chose to purchase the nutrimill.

I use this only for wheat, and it works well, once i swapped out the gray feed for the red one that came initially installed. It’s a little tough to twist and turn the top at the same time you are pressing the side locks in, (necessary to set up after the whole thing has been collapsed for storage) so for this reason i’ve knocked it down a star.

Well, first of all, after putting it together you need to add 2 cups of wheat & mill it—then throw it away. I’ve read dozens of reviews & no one mentioned that. No biggie if you have a barrel of wheat but if your local supplier only has a little left & you were counting on doing some baking with it, well, there’s always a few pancakes instead. Other than that, it was significantly easier to put together than many have said & it milled those 2 cups very fast—surpringly fast in fact. A little quieter than i expected too after reading the reviews that said it was very loud. It did what it’s designed to do—make flour from whatever qualified items you put into it & it does that very well with zero mess. All flour was contained within the unit & the end result was surprisingly fine.

Works great, but when on fine a fine flour mist is leaking out while milling. Very fast and simple to setup and clean. I started milling flour outside to avoid flour dust in the kitchen.

Frigidaire FGMO205KB Gallery 2 – Good replacement!

Had to replace a 20 year old ge profile microwave, this unit is an exact size match and i was able to re use the trim package from the ge unit.

The microwave works and looks good but it has some very annoying features that you can’t really change. When you heat something and it’s done it will beep incessantly until you open the door or press stop. The only way to stop it is to turn off all the sounds all together which is a pain to not hear the beep when you press a button. If i would have known this i would have never purchased this.

Must buy the trim kit in order to install it. Once the trim kit is mounted on your cabinet you can see the difference.

This is by far the least expensive ‘built-in’ microwave i could find to replace our 20+ year old one. I did not want to spend $800 to pop popcorn and reheat leftovers (which is our normal use). I have used 3 other microwaves at home and office over the years. This one is more powerful than any of those 3. It takes about 2/3 of the time of the previous built-in. It is great at popping popcorn. It has a one-touch button for popcorn and some sort of sensor to know when to quit. It pops nearly all the kernals. My wife looked at the manual and said the programming did not seem very intuitive to her. She would have to refer to the manual to program something complex like defosting followed by cooking, but she never does that, so she didn’t care.

My only complaint is the interior light is very dim. I like to be able to watch my food cook so things don’t boil over but you can barely see your items inside.

Honestly, this is the 2nd one of these we have had, the first one had to be a lemon. After replacing the door latch twice on the first one, i was tired of the unit not working properly. I took out the old lemon and replaced with a new unit, this one works great. Our first one didn’t close correctly and i should have sent it back in the first place but we just knew how to operate it and kept it. After ordering the door latch for the second time, i gave up and plopped down $364 for this new one. My wife and i could tell the difference from the first time we used it. A lot more solid and opening the door was never as easy with the 1st unit. I am giving this unit 5 stars based upon it, not the first lemon we bought 4 years ago, time will tell. We also have the matching two oven stove and we have and no problem with it what so ever.

  • I really like this microwave
  • 1st unit was a lemon, this one works great!
  • The microwave works great. I really like the auto cook features and

I needed to replace a 30+ year old ge that finally blew out. The challenge was choosing between 2 less than optimal options. Spending twice the money replacing both the dead microwave and the matching oven that was still working great or, 2. Trying to find a new microwave that not only was similar looking, but of similar size and dimensions (nearly impossible since all the new models are smaller, leaving a ‘gap’ in the cabinetry where the old micro took up all the extra space before). The frigidaire was a great solution since it can be ordered with a trim kit that fills the gap. I made the decision to use an installer that the local appliance store recommended. He did the job in about 20 minutes and charged me his minimum $100. The auto features (cook, defrost, rewarm, soften) and the easy-to-use menu of settings for things like potatoes, pizzas, popcorn, frozen meats, veggies and breakfast items, etc.

I purchase the frigidaire gallery (fgmo205kf) built-in microwave to replace frigidaire professional (fgmo209kf).

Basically ok, nothing special. When the time is up, it beeps incessantly – highly annoying.

Replaced my built in frigidaire microwave from 15yrs ago. Ordered the trim kit as well. Easy to install and works great. I got the black to match the rest of my kitchen appliances.

I really like this microwave. It looks good, has a large interior and lots of options with a sensor reheat feature i love. The only thing i can find that is annoying is the notification sound to let you know the cycle has ended. The first notification is fine, but the next ones need to be much farther apart if you are unable to open the door or touch ‘stop’ after that first one.

Very elegant looking with the trim installed,nice and quite operation. I am very happy with this purchase.

Arrived on time and it looks good but the door doesn’t open when button is pressed. It has to be pried open every time.

This microwave is beautiful. Food heats evenly and it fits the space perfectly.

At the outset, this microwave worked fine. A single finger poke opened the door at the outset. Now, i have to mash it with two fingers, straight in and full on, and then it often takes two or three tries to pop it open.

This was an replacement for the same model of microwave that was built in 8 years ago. We killed the original one (ran with nothing inside).

Microwave done sound isn’t my favorite. Keeps making the end sound until you get it.

It was time to replace the microwave. This fits built in space perfectly. Has 1-button functioning 30 second time odd on. Pro – the timer signal is easier to hear than most and it’s persistent so i can’t miss it. Con – the cooking done signal is easier to hear than most but it never stops going off. You cannot let something sit for a couple of minutes without going back and hitting ‘stop’ to end the noise. There are instructions on how to eliminate the signal. But it’s either have an annoyingly, persistently beeping, or there’s no signal at all.

Works well (at least the basic heating functions). The when done alert is a little annoying. Hopefully there is an option to choose a different sound.

Was easy to install as a built-in using the separately-bought trim kit. The microwave is powerful and very simple to use. My only complaint is that it’s louder than my previous microwave. Because our kitchen is connected to the family room, this makes conversation, tv watching, etc. Difficult when the microwave is in use.

Bigger than it looks and has many auto cook features. Reheats pasta and you cant even tell its been microwaved. Bought the built-in trim kit as well. A little color difference, but all in all a great product at a great price.

The microwave works very well. Instructions seem very complete. This unit was a relatively inexpensive replacement for our 30 year old ge microwave that was failing. Replacing both our old ge oven and microwave with a matched set installed would run at least $3,000. With professional installation, i purchased and installed this new frigidaire unit and the associated trim kit for just over $700.

Ordered this as a replacement for the built in amana microwave that came with our house. The fit and finish on this microwave are very nice. The stainless is very handsome and the door opens and shuts very smoothly and quietly. The buttons function as expected for the flat touch style buttons that they are. The operation of this microwave is quiet, and the beeps from the button presses are very quiet which i really appreciate. Everything has cooked as expected in it with no surprises of being too hot or too cold. All in all i’d say this is a very good quality microwave. If you are in the market for a built in microwave oven, check the size of your opening and consider purchasing the suggested mounting kit to go with your oven. I decided to reuse our old mounting kit and it doesn’t fit exactly right which has caused some amount of frustration with the oven moving around in the cabinet as the door is opened and closed.

The autodefrost system is not the best but maybe because i am used to the ge i had beforenice size, easy to clean.

We have on this unit for 18 months now and i have encountered no problems whatsoever. This is an extremely powerful microwave oven. And is a quality appliance the apparent it’s really nice.

I bought this microwave with the trim kit for a built in look and function. Perfect for the space available in my cabinet. This is a powerful unit, easy to operate and fits perfect with the trim kit. The price is right for the operation and fit.

Bought to replace a previous frigidaire, 12 years old/ it fit perfectly into the built-in cabinet and the previous trim kit fit so i did not have to buy another one. The settings are very different and it is a learning experience using it.

I wanted to use it for a while before leaving a review. It was not the most expensive microwave, and after having ge microwaves (which were more money) and not being pleased with them, i decided to go with this one. It’s features are better than others. The defrost option is more accurate as are the automatic reheat options. Overall i’d give it a 5 star if it wasn’t for that annoying beeping sound that others have commented on. It’s annoying, but in no way affect the performance of the microwave. Also, i bought it for use as a built in microwave, and the kit that’s sold for that purpose is not that easy to install because of the placement of the drill holes.

Extremely pleased with item. Purchased this one to replace broken, built-in microwave. Exactly as described and fits perfectly in the cut-out.

This microwave is powerful and installed well. The only issue i have with it is that the sound setting is a) completely off, or b) beeps very loudly over and over again until you open the door. A volume setting, or a once and done beep would have been preferable.

Good microwave but i don’t like the over complication of programming just to defrost or reheat. My older one was simpler to operate.

Nice microwave, good replacement for my previous one, same brand, easy to use, just what i wanted.

Sorry, can’t review as had to return. Am sure the product is good; however, wouldn’t fit the space we had in our built-in cabinet. The company did charge an outrageous return fee.

Works great and looks perfect with the trim kit. A great replacement to my 14 year old maytag that died on us. I was very pleased that it fit into the space left by our old microwave and we didn’t have to alter our existing cabinets. I had a really hard time finding similar dimensions but this worked great.

Great mw, used as a built in. Not much choice as it was only one that would fit but turned out to be great.

Great product, fit in my wall space perfectly.

I really like this microwave. I like the feature where you can just hit one button for 1 minute to 6 minutes.

Have had for a couple of months now and very happy with purchase.

The whole family went into panic mode when our old microwave died. Luckily, i found this one to replace it. It arrived quickly and was a breeze to install above our oven. We were actually able to use our old trim kit, which saved some money. I really like the auto cook features and quick start buttons. The rotating glass plate ensures everything is cooked evenly. I am very pleased that every time we have used the popcorn button the popcorn has come out perfectly popped. No more burnt pieces or 1/2 popped bags, like we had with our old microwave. The user preference button is interesting. You can set a child lock and even turn the sound on/off. The interior and exterior are very easy to wipe clean and the stainless steel exterior match with our other appliances.

Very happy with our purchase, especially the fact it was received in two days. Price was the same as local big chain.

KitchenAid KSM152PSNK 5-Qt – Absolutely gorgeous & worth it!!

I have been eyeing this mixer for the last five years since i saw it on display in williams sonoma. I absolutely love the copper finish and think it is so elegant and lovely. Unfortunately, i was living in a tiny apartment with minimal counter and cabinet space and had to delay my purchase until i got into a house with a bigger kitchen. Once that happened, i bought this beauty for my personal housewarming gift.And it was absolutely worth the wait. It looks so beautiful sitting on my countertop and functions the way kitchenaid mixers are known for. But, since i like my kitchen items to look stellar at all times, i found the steel mixing bowl difficult to keep pristine, so i ordered the glass mixing bowl and have been very happy with that. My mixer and i are in baking heaven :).

Love the copper exterior but the locking mechanism to keep the head down while it’s running is either too loose or not made properly. I also had to buy off market mixing attachments to reach the sides of the bowl while mixing. It’s pretty, it’s powerful, but has some flaws and not worth the $400 price tag.

Great product that is nothing at all to clean and most suprisingly, does not show fingerprints or other types of smudges. Very fast shipping and just a flawless transaction. Here are the specifications for the KitchenAid KSM152PSNK 5-Qt:

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  • Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments
  • 5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handl
  • 10-Speed Settings. Tilt-head design
  • Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip, and 1 piece pouring shield
  • Shipping to Quebec is not available. L’expédition à Québec n’est pas disponible.
  • Multipurpose Attachment Hub
  • 5-Qt. Stainless Steel Bowl with Comfortable Handle
  • 59-Point Planetary Mixing Action
  • Tilt-Head Design
  • Custom Metallic Series

I’m giving three stars just for the appearance of the item. The first one was defective in that the head portion was not properly attached to the trim and screws were visible; the second one had cosmetic issues in that the head had an obvious one inch scratch along the top. I have sent the third one out as a gift and waiting to hear back on that one. I am wondering if these are refurbished items or store returns. If the third one does not work, i plan on going to a department store to buy in person. I wonder how,the darn thing works?.

Kitchenaid products can’t be beat. This standmixer,with an all chrome finish is very easy cleanup,and pleasing to the eye. We purchased this one only because our daughter needed our old one.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Very Nice Unit
  • Cannot get any farther than cosmetic issues.
  • KitchenAid Mixer Best in the World

Looks great and works great.

This is my favorite kitchen appliance ever. I always wanted one and saw that martha stewart had the stainless steel one, so i had to have it because she’s my idol. In hindsight, i would not have paid this much extra for the ‘custom metallics’ model, because i now see her use the painted ‘stainless steel’ model on her show too. It’s the same mixer and none of my friends have expressed jealousy over the metal finish, so it’s not worth it. It makes it very easy to bake. It cut my prep time in half. If you have anyone in your life that loves to bake, or if you love anyone’s baked goods and they don’t have one of these, buy them one now. You’ll be rewarded with so many cakes and cookies. If you love to bake, get this. It’s not even comparable to any other mixers.

The music of bread preparation in the kitchen is only exceeded by its aromas. This machine makes magic: it’s sturdy, powerful and easily manipulated.

I love my kitchen aid, i purchased this exact one, brushed nickle and everything when i was 21, and i still love it a few year later. Having grown up with a kitchen aid i knew it would never die, so i wanted one that went with my apartment and then house. It was worth the extra $$ since i’ll never need to replace it for looks. This looks amazing and works very well, just like mom’s. My warning is to watch for sales, this is a limited edition, it’s not regularly made so there might not be any huge ones coming up. But i found this for less than $300 on amazon after watching the prices for about 6 months. It was only about $425 starting price though, now the supply is limited and the cost has increased. But just keep an eye outtry and buy when there is a rebate, you don’t have to purchase through a specific retalor if there is a kitchen aid rebate. Simply buy it, then use the free download form from the kitchenaid site and save some money. The best rebate’s i’ve found are around thanksgiving, christmas, and mother’s day.

I’ve had kitchenaid mixers for years. They’ve always been fun and funky but always dependable to a fault. With the advent of stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, i longed for a stainless steel mixer but the only kitchenaid like that was one from williams-sonoma, one of their ‘lift bowl’ variety, for a whopping $899. So i was excited when i found this artisan, tilt-head mixer for almost half that cost.It’s gorgeous and looks like a million bucks. They make a copper one as well which is equally stunning. Kitchenaid has a great mix of style and function with this new metallic series mixer.

Excellent, i still have it and use it almost every day. I just had tu adjust a screw once, but thats all.

I fell in love with the kitchenaid custom metallic mixer (brushed nickel) when i first saw it several years ago at william sonoma in my local mall however it was too expensive and i never purchased it. I finally purchased this mixer in december, 2011 from amazon. Com for a much reasonable price and i’m glad i did. It works wonderfully and the brushed nickel color is gorgeous. Thank you amazon for offering this product at a reasonable price and with free shipping which helped as well. I finally own the kitchenaid mixer i have always wanted.

I’ve only had the mixer for a month, but i love it. I plan on having her for a very long time. I have been waiting 14 years to get one and my hubby finally got me this one for my birthday in october. I named her molly the mixer. I fell in love with the chrome finish. She was a little more expensive because of her color but totally worth it. I like this model with the head tilt better then the lift because i have more space to pour in the i ingredients. She’s beautiful and matches all the stainless steel appliances. I would recommend her to anyone.

I got this for my birthday last year, and i use all the time- for everything from breads, pizza dough and cookies to cakes, frostings, fillings and whipped cream. The 5-quart seems to be big enough for my use. I can’t imagine having a bigger one as this one is so powerful.I never use the pouring shield though, as it seems to be more of a nuisance than a help. The nickel color looks great with stainless steel appliances. I got the ice cream maker attachment which is fun too, though i do not use it very often.

Copper finish looks great; it has a great volume and works like a charm. This is definitely a great mixer to own if you have a copper theme in your kitchen.

What can i say about this mixer that hasn’t already been said. Strong, sturdy and it does the job effortlessly. The brushed nickel custom metallic is just gorgeous and goes beautifully in my kitchen. I caught it on sale with free shipping on amazon. I haven’t baked in years and since i got this i have rekindled the baker in me. My ny cheesecakes, sour cream pound cakes and sweet potatoe pies were a big hittip: start off at low speeds, pour in your dry ingredients slowly and you’ll be very happy with your recipes too.

I leave it on my kitchen counter all the time–it is so gorgeous. And my 11 year-old grandson has taken an interest in cooking now. He especially loves the ice cream maker. He has made lots of muffins using this mixer.

I’ve wanted this copper mixer since i was a little girl 50 years ago. I don’t know the brand name, but my grandmother and i saw a copper mixer in a store. We thought it was the prettiest thing in the world. We knew we could never afford it in our lifetimes. My husband gave me more than a mixer this christmas. I’ve been sick in the hospital, but now that i’m home, this creature is getting a workout.

Absolutely amazing and it looks wonderful in my kitchen. It works like a champ very heavy duty. It is the top of the line for me.

It’s awesome, and looks beautiful. I thought it would be hard to clean and tostay clean. Cleaning is easy and staying clean is easy to. Just wipe it clean when your done.

I’ve had it for a couple years and just realized that i never wrote a review for it. It is one of the best things i could have bought. It comes in handy when i’m doing all of my baking. I can’t wait to buy more attachments for it.

SILVER LINE Electric Crepe Maker – Works wonderful. Big improvement over my old

I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make crepes. I have used the store bought ones before and they justfall apart when you try to stuff them with hot food. At first after the olive oil coat, it took a few crepes to season the plate. After that everything was a breeze.

Good except rim is not protected.

This is an awesome crepe maker. Here are the specifications for the SILVER LINE Electric Crepe Maker:

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  • Non Stick Coated Surface for Easy Cleaning
  • Easy & Fast to Use
  • Ready Light
  • 1000 Watt with Electrical Thermostat

I used to make great crepes with a domed crepe pan that was used on the stovetop. I’ve tried several others since i got stuck with an electric stove–supposedly, the stovetop domed ones don’t work on electric. The crepes have come out awful, no matter how hard i tried. I got a large electric domed crepe maker and couldn’t make it work at all. It had loads of good reviews, and i never got one crepe out of it. Finally gave it to the sally army. When i saw this one, i was hesitant. Everything else had been a disaster–why would this one work?.It’s as good as the old ‘crepes and things’ one that worked for me before.

Bought this for my daughter & she loves it. Very happy with this crepe maker. Easy to use, perfect crepes every time.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Perfect Crepe Maker (With Some Practice If You’re A Beginner)
  • Beautiful crepes
  • looks like it was put in box wrong way and got

If you love crepes this is a great find. Cooks a perfectly sized crepe effortlessly every time. Crepes flip right off the surface without having to touch it. Washes up with a wipe and doesn’t take much space to store. You can make gourmet style crepes like a pro. The kids can even use it (with supervision).

I know, the purists will tell you that you have to use a crepe pan to make proper crepes. This makes excellent crepes in no time. I have used the batter recipe that came with the machine as well as some other variations and they have all turned out great. The operation is basically fool proof. Just make your batter, let rest in the fridge for an hour, and dip the heated crepe maker into the batter at an angle. Lay flat, lift up and let them cook for a few minutes. I usually can tell when they are finished just by watching the edges of the crepe curl up slightly. I have not had to use any implement to remove the crepe so far.

Would recommend to anyone who loves crepe’s. Easy to use, easy to clean up since it has nonstick surface.

Batter pan is a little flimsy and basting brush broke after the second use. My 9 year old was able to make crepes too.

This is the best crépe maker i have ever used. Once you get the hang of everything, crépes are all you will ever want to eat. They’re very delicious when toppings are added. The only bad thing i have to say, it’s gets very hot and it will burn your crépe, unless you hold the end into the batter for longer.

Always throw out or eat the first one. After that, every crepe will be perfect. I have a friend that has 2 very expensive crepe makers. She is a pro at making crepes. This one worked just as well as either of hers. Make sure the pan is very hot and don’t dip it too low. And you shouldn’t have any issues. The basting brush and wooden crepe remover don’t help much. I use spray oil and to remove the crepe, a very sharp, small knife. This is so easy to use, easy to clean and stores in a small space.

Easy to use and so convenient.

Makes smaller crepes but my family loves them.

I’ve used one of these for years being that i can’t get the knack of making crepes in a normal crepe pan. This works and the crepes are great.

Bought it for my granddaughter and it’s just like mine except it has a pan and brush with it which mine does not. Fun to use and since we always have crepes for easter and mothers day and my granddaughter lives 1000 away i thought she needed a crepe maker to keep up our family tradition.

East to use, crepes came out perfect. It did take a couple of tries to get it right, yet after that perfect.

It made the chicken crepes easily and they tasted great. I used recipe for crepe batter enclosed in box. Strawberry crepes for dessert.

I am very happy with this product. It makes a wonderful gluten free wrapper. I use it to make lumpia wraps and pancakes for my mu shu pork. It is easy to use and comes with a plastic dipping dish and brush. The dipping dish is made of plastic (not a high grade plastic. But it gets the job done)and has a grove on one side which the crepe maker’s handle fits into ensuring you are able to dip it into the batter fully while maintaining a level position. This ensures a nice even and thin layer of batter is placed onto the heated creape maker when dipped. I have tried brushing the batter onto the crepe maker, pouring the batter onto it and then spreading it with the included brush but i have found that dipping works best for me. I will dip the crepe maker for one to two second then lift it up out of the batter keeping the crepe maker facing down for several seconds before flipping it over for the remainder of the required cooking time. It is easy to tell when your crepe is done as the outside edges become dry looking and they easily peel up from the surface.

Big improvement over my old ones.

Love it always wanted one, better than using a pan.

This was purchased for my wife who made crepes for her class. It is best to use the book recipe so the crepe is easily removed from the pan. If you use other recipes the crepe does not always adhere to the pan, bonne chance.

Bosch MUM6N10UC Universal Plus Stand Mixer, Very strong machine

So much power and convenience. In the short time i’ve had it i have made cookies, cupcakes, artisan bread, juiced our citrus fruit, and made smoothies.

Made one batch of cookies, seems to work well.

Everything we wanted and more. Now i wish i would have purchased the blender. Made lots of loaves of fresh baked wheat bread and cinnamon butter. Everyone should have one of these.

Key specs for Bosch MUM6N10UC Universal Plus Stand Mixer, 800 watt, 6.5-Quarts with Cookie Dough Paddles:

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  • Lightweight 6.5-quart plastic BPA-free bowl with easy-grip handle and removable drive shaft for easy cleaning; bowl is dishwasher safe. Bottom drive allows easy addition of ingredients.
  • Dual beaters provide triple whipping action up to any whipping task. Whip as little as one egg white, mash up to 10 pounds of cooked potatoes, shred cooked chicken.
  • Powerful belt-driven Transmission ensures adequate torque for almost any recipe, even kneading up to 14 loaves (15 pounds) of whole grain bread dough or mixing up to 34 dozen cookies in a single batch
  • A variety of optional attachments and accessories will to turn your mixer into a kitchen machine. Grind meat, juice citrus, make fresh homemade pasta, and more.
  • Includes cookie paddles with metal whip drive, wire whips with plastic whip drive, dough hook, dough hook extender, 2-piece pouring shield and lid

Comments from buyers

“Best Mixer Ever
, The best for bread. The worst for cookies.
, This is the best mixer I’ve ever used!

I’ve had a kitchen aid mixer and a bosch. The kitchen aid is heavy, bulky and takes up too much space. The kitchen aid does not allow easy adding of additional ingredients because the head is too large. It allows easy adding of ingredients. The bosch has the cover that allows slow addition of dry ingredients, without ingredients from splattering. Changing the mixing tools is a breeze.

I was really suprised that my wife asked me to get this for her christmas present. In most cases the purchase of appliances as gifts was frowned upon. But i gotta admit this was one of the best presents i got. Performs much better than the kitchen aid mixing dough. She baked a batch of stickey buns and this thing was still running strong with 14 cups of flour in the bowl. We have not purchased bread from the store or pizza from the delivery guy since christmas. Fresh and homemade is so much better. Now for my birthday i’m going to ask for a treadmill. I’ve been living large on baked goods, its the gift that keeps of givin’ and making my waist bigger.

This is a great mixer for making large quantities of bread dough. I don’t always need so many loaves at a time, so i don’t use it as often as i thought i would.

I wouldn’t have given it a second glance if it hadn’t been recommended because it doesn’t look like a traditional mixer. I have a kitchenaid pro 600 with a 6 qt bowl which should be able to mix at least 2, 1 lb loafs. Well it doesn’t and i’ve replaced gears on it a couple of times. I bought the bosch on a recommendation and read fantastic reviews with some negatives. Let me say, this mixer will mix over 1. 5kg of flour with additional nuts and water without any issue. I mixed a 3 loaf batch with a total mixed weight of 2. 5kg without the mixer missing a beat. The dough hook looks unusual but don’t let that put you off.

I am able to bake 5 loaves of bread at a time now.

Much better than kitchen aid, only if the bowl is steel will be great.

I have been mixing bread for over 20 years. Use it once a week and do 3-4 batches of bread.

This is the best bread maker – as opposed to the automatic ones – i have found. This machine replaces a 25-year-old bosch in which i used to make 6 loaves simultaneously that was still working as well as the day i bought it, then sent to my daughter so that she could enjoy it as i had. The new machine works as well as the other did and will hopefully last longer than i (at age 90) and was purchased primarily for bread-making, but it works as well for cookies too. Have yet to use other attachments that will surely work as does the mixer.

So great to be able to quickly and easily turn out huge amounts of food. We have used it for mashed potatoes, as well as baked goods. Very solid and easy to use and clean.

Holds up to the toughest doughs. Takes some time to clean so is best suited for large batches rather than small or single batches.

It works, its quiet and it replaced a 40 year old kitchenaid. It was easy to use and much easier to load than the old style due to the open top. I like it most for that-less mess. I seems like it might be cheap because its modern and most of the modern devices we buy are cheap crap – like toasters and coffee machines. This is not like those at all. I give it 4 starts because i have only used it once.

This was purchased for a christmas gift to my wife. She has hinted around that she wanted this but never wanted to get it since we already had a kitchen aid mixer. Had no idea how many things this mixer can do. I bought this with the nutrimill grinder so she could make homemade bread with fresh ground wheat. I am not sure this gift was just for her any longer cause the things she has made with it so far have been amazingly fantastic.

The bosch is all i expected. Packaged well and arrived as promised on time.

I get this machine over a week ago and today i used for the first time. Takes me around 6 months to make a decision which to get, because is so many of them on the market and i never use anything like this. Thanks to all reviewers – the positive and negative, you help me a lot. The most important for me was a power, and this machine has a lot of that. I was not sure what to expect and what attachments to use, because i order all of them ( thanks to amazon because they give me a free interest payment plan). I’m not crazy about cooking but i love baking. So far i’m not planning to use this machine for bread – because i have a bread machine, but specifically for baking. I have to learn a lot about those attachments, because iwas changing them in the middle of the processing because some do not do the job what i want to and the others do excellent job. Those attachments are great, easy to use and i do not plan to wash them in dishwasher because they are easy to wash by hand.

This is everything i had hoped. I can do way more bread and cookie dough etc than i did in my old ka. It has much, much more power. The only warning is that if you are buying a meatgrinder attachment, look carefully because i just wasted over $200 on the wrong one. It’s not compatible with the mum and i can’t return it.

It is perfect for family use. I have no problem mixing 2 kilograms of flour with ease. It is very easy to operate and to clean. I am very happy to get this machine. It is small but really mighty.

I love baking, but we haven’t had a mixer since we’ve been married (almost 10 years). I was old-school and mixed by hand, with a wooden spoon. Took forever, but i loved it. An injury made it more difficult for me to do, and eventually i just started buying cookies from the store when i needed to take something to a neighbor. I got this for christmas, and oh my stars in the heavens why did we not do this sooner. This thing is a life changer. My large chocolate chip cookie recipe took forever before. Homemade oreos were just a mess. My world has evolved into an entirely new experience. If you are considering this machine, but are hesitating because of the cost, go for it. My mom is still using the same bosch she used my entire life (i’m in my 30s now). I know this will last us a very good, long time. This has made me so happy, i am beyond words.

Having always used a stand mixer and burning those up -i find this belt driven mixer to have more power and more efficient mixing.

Edit on 15 june 2016: we found a weak spot: the plastic whip drive. In error, we used the plastic drive with the cookie paddles. Since we were so used to powering through heavy loads of lead-like dough, we were surprised to hear a thumping noise coming from the unit. We switched to the metal drive and still had the thumping noise. So, we switched back to the plastic drive to try and figure out what was going on. After a minute or two, the plastic drive exploded, sending shrapnel all around the kitchen. Luckily, we were not injured. We got all the plastic out of the dough (4 lbs of very thick dough for cheese straws. ) and went to the dough hooks, and the rest of the operation went well. The cheese straws were excellent.

Our original bought in 1982 is still in operation as is our one before this that was purchased in 1995. Passed that one down to one of our children. These mixers last forever but beware. Once you use one you cannot use anything else.

Touch Coffee & Beverages Touch Choice Single Serve Coffee Brewer – Coffee Maker : This is a great coffee brewer – my first

Kudos to touch and tech support. Makes a really satisfying cup of coffee, quick as wink and contrary to what i’ve read in a couple other reviews it does so very quietly. Certainly much more so than my previous ‘other brand single cup brewer’. The t414s has five buttons on the front panel allowing you to select a serving size from 6 to 14 oz. And three buttons for brew strength ranging from mild to bold. It has a large reservoir that one doesn’t have to be constantly refilling. A nice feature also is that the cup tray adjusts up one notch to minimize splash when using smaller cups or mugs. My 10 oz mug fits perfectly in this position. One of the features that i like most about the touch is that one is not limited to a couple of brands of k-cups.

I love the generous cup sizes you have to choose from.

Touch Choice Single Serve Coffee Brewer – Silver Coffee Maker with Full K-Cup Pod Compatibility & Rapid Brew Technology – T414S

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  • Easy to use – simply choose the preferred cup size to brew a bold cup with Coffee shop quality every time. The extra-large, removable 90oz water tank minimizes re-filling, but can be detached for refill, the hinged tank lid can be utilized for pour-in refilling. Drip tray is also removable and adjustable. Automatically powers off after use
  • Hotter – unlike the leading competitor, Touch brewers brew at the optimum temperature, up to 200°f for extracting full-bodied flavor
  • Bolder – in addition to the optimum brew temperature, Touch brewers feature an Extra efficient brew cycle that maximizes water-coffee contact, resulting in a richer, bolder taste in every cup. Choose from three brew strengths: mild, medium, or bold
  • Faster – our patent pending rapid brew technology starts brewing in under 20 seconds. Plus, Touch brewers heat only the water needed demand—instead of heating an entire tank of water, making them as Energy efficient and reliable as they are fast
  • Bigger cup size – 8 cup sizes to choose from (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 oz and 26oz carafe). included with this T414S is a refill Jumbo cup which can brew up to four cups at once. Compatible with all K-Cup pods, generic cups, Touch bold and xplus

Had two keurigs over the past 5 years. The first one was adequate, the second had continual problems( the 2. Better, more solid construction than the keurigs, and there are more options for the size of cup. Only had it about 4 months now, but it seems to be an upgrade over keurig.

Best single cup maker on the planet. All k-cups can be used, including the cups for your own grounded coffee.

I bought the touch because i was tired of the short life span of other k-cup brewers. When it works, the touch delivers a nice dark brew cup in 90 seconds. I like the auto shut off which saves money and the wide choice of brew strength and cup size. The touch handles both the plastic k-cups and the mesh bottomed cups like the fog chaser brand. It took three replacements to get one that worked for more than a week. The touch people provided excellent customer care: i didn’t have to send back any of the defective units and they sent me a ton of free coffee. I’m happy with my touch but don’t understand why it took four units to get one which worked.

Touch Choice Single Serve Coffee Brewer – Silver Coffee Maker with Full K-Cup Pod Compatibility & Rapid Brew Technology – T414S : No complaints, works as advertised.

Great to have another choice. This makes hotter coffee, heats water only as needed. Had to replace the other brand 2 times in 3 years. This one should last longer because of the processing, cuts totally off automatically.

Touch brewer t414s brewing system for single cup coffee my wife is very happy with this new coffee maker. We have used it for several weeks and are very happy with it. I was concerned that it might take longer to make a cup as it doesn’t keep the water hot, but heats it on demand. I have to say that i believe it is just as fast as our previous model from another manufacturer and should be an energy saver.

We absolutely loved it, for almost a whole year.

So far this is working perfectly. It makes a good cup of coffee and gives you options on how strong you want your coffee.

It is so much faster than any of the keurig coffee maker out there(i know this because that is all they have at work). There is hardly any waiting period for the water to get hot to start making coffee. I also like to choose different cup sizes and a ‘bold’ settings which keurig doesn’t have. Extremely easy to use, even my 10 yr old can figure it out how to make coa-coa with it. Yes, it is more expensive, but well worth it. Note: we use the brew and save refillable single-cup (coffee or tea or cider) for keurig k-cup brewers, 2 count with our touch brewer for our own fresh ground blend. These reuseable pods are not very strong. Hence, you should use the ‘bold’ settings at a lower setting:i. 8-10 oz vs the typical 12-14 oz. Hope this review was helpful.

Overall, an excellent brewer. However, i noticed that the lid to the water reservoir does not fit snugly over the tank. I have a considerable gap that i fill with double-folded paper towel to keep any dust or bugs from entering. I contacted the company and it said it would let the engineers know. It doesn’t detract from making coffee or getting hot water but because the tank needs to be fairly full for the machine to operate, i consider this gap to be a health concern – i don’t want anything to get into the water. This summer, when i still had the keurig, a spider got into the mechanism and everything was sealed up so i am a little apprehensive. So far, no one from the company has gotten back to me.

Better than i expected, faster and more of what i wanted.

So far i like this much better than the keurig we had before. Everyone has a choice of strength and we can use our own coffee.

This is a great coffee brewer – my first. I think it makes a better cup of coffee than the keurig i’ve used a work. Works great with the ekobrew stainless steel reusable filter and my favorite freshly ground beans.

Have had the brewer for over 8 months and no trouble – unlike the two previous keurig brewers that lasted 3 and 1 months respectively.

After our really old kuerig bit the dust we were looking for a new one cuper. We initially bought the icoffee by opus and i was not happy with it. We are black bold coffee drinkers and this wasnt make a strong cup of coffee. I then order this and could not be happier. Makes a 12 ounce cup stronger than a 10 ounce kuerig brewer. It is a bit more expensive, one could say you would save money because you are getting 2 extra ounces in every cup but to me it just means my consumption went up by 2 ounces a cup. Pros-bold, strong, hot (hotter than kuerig) coffeecons-rear reservoir-makes it a little harder to fill-brew time is 1. 5 minutes which is a little longer than most but it also heats the water faster and hotter-price is a bit more than most one cuppers but it also makes more coffee.

After going thru 3 kurigs i decided it was time to make a change. This machine is great and the features that i really like are the choice of strength and cup size. It makes a very good and very hot cup of coffee.

I have had a keurig for years and never felt the coffee was quite hot enough. Decided to try the touch because coffee is supposedly hotter and i have to say it is. Only downside is that it is a little pricey compared to keurig but i think it’s worth the extra money for hotter coffee. Super hot coffee important to some of us.

So far i love it it is a little hard to fill the water holder as it is in back but just scoot it out from the wall and can fill it then. I do like the ease of selecting the size of cup as well as strength og the coffee. I believe the coffee is hotter which i am happy about, hands down this beats the 3 keurigs i have had any day.

All the benefits of the ‘keurig 2. 0’ system without the stupid drm. Makes a great cup of coffee quickly, and can do larger cup sizes than the keurig. Also doesn’t clog like our old keurig would constantly.

Perfect SousVide Perfect-Sousvide 5PL1R 4 – It seems like they tried to retrofit these to be compatible with

Looked for someone who’d done the work for me on the cut out for the sous vide – here it is with the rack, covered to protect it from water and the container is large enough for a leg of lamb or multiple roasts, etc. It was expensive but the work had been done for me and had been done well so how much more can you ask when looking for a perfect gift to accompany the anova sous vide. It keeps the water from evaporating and the temperature steady.

Can hold multiple bags and works well with my anova unit.

Makes is so much easier to use our sous vide cooker. Plus, you can do larger items easier and multiple items at once without packets floating up.

Gave as a gift to a very fussy friend, who claims this is great.

Almost got the smaller container but i am glad i went with this one. I do recommend the container and lid. The hoses on each end of the rack slide up making it hard to keep food bags completely submerged. I will try to glue them somehow but for the price this should have already been done. 4 stars for the container and 0 stars for the racki originally gave this 2 stars. I unexpectedly received another rack in the mail today. I was honest with my first review and have had no contact with the seller. The seller is definitely trying to make the customer happy and i greatly appreciate that. I would buy from this seller again and maybe i should have messaged him with my problem before the first review but i reviewed what i received.

This was given to me as a gift and i love it. I don’t know if the seller has it in the description but it is the cambro 12189cw135 polycarbonate food box that has been popular with the sous vide ‘underground’. While you can buy this pan, sliding cambro cover (or go with an aluminum foil cover) and rack separately this package includes everything at a lower price than buying everything separately. Pros include the custom cut out on the cover for the circulator (i have an anova one and it fits perfectly), cutouts on the pan’s lip for the clamp, and the handles on the rack. The rack can be expanded or collapsed depending on the thickness of your pouches or turned sideways if you are sous vide’ing a roast or rack of ribs. If there is a con it’s that the seller doesn’t explain why there are two cut-outs on the lip of the pan for the circulator clamp. I finally figured out that this cover can be flipped upsidedown so it nest’s down into the pan. Once i figured it out i run mine with the cover upside down and use it to help make sure pouches stay submerged. Lastly my first encounters with sous vide were with a 12 qt. Round stock pot and i have to say the clear pan rocks.

  • Nice container and lid,,, rack not so niceGreat seller
  • Larger than I expected, but works really well.
  • This item was prepared with a lot of thought and made with all concerns taken into account and solved

It seems like they tried to retrofit these to be compatible with the anova sous vide systems by carving out some notches in the container that weren’t a super clean cut, so i’m giving it 4 stars instead of 5. I also have the 3 gallon one which doesn’t have this problem.

We did four nice porterhouse steaks and the system worked perfectlyglad we bought it.

It is easy to use and does a great job, especially on long cooks. The kitchen gizmo fits just fine.

I tried sousvide cooking with regular pots and with clear containers. You really need the cutout for the immersive unit or the water volume will drop during the cooking process. This is perfect for our heating/circulating unit.

This was a gift and they love it.

Features of Perfect-Sousvide 5PL1R 4.75 Gal. (19 qt) Clear Polycarbonate Pan, Custom Lid and Expandable Rack for Circulator Sous Vide

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  • Save money by buying pan and lid package together! 4.75 Gal (19 qt.) crystal-clear polycarbonate pan let’s you see and position pouches; Withstands boiling-water temperature, is NSF and dishwasher safe.
  • Pan is 18″ x 12″ x 9″ deep; Clear polycarbonate lid has routed notch that will accommodate most commercial circulators 3.2″ dia. or less including Aicok, Anova, Avalon Bay, Azrsty, BlinBling, Chefelix, Chefsteps Joule, Gourmea, Gramercy, Hompo, Instant Pot, Kaloric,, Kitchen Gizmo, Magicelec, Monoprice, My Sous Vide, Nutrichef, Nokimu Classic, Primo Eats, Sansaire, Souvia, VaVa and Wancle circulators.
  • Solid notched energy-saving lid snaps on, or can be “inverted’ to nest into the top of the pan. Notch allows removal without moving circulator.
  • SVE Expandable Rack is all stainless steel with soft rubber feet and “stay cool” plastic handles; Expandable design and removable separator pins let you adjust spacing to pouch thickness.
  • Pan rim has a routed notch that allows space for attaching circulator clamp; Comes with a sheet of 3/8″ thick twin-wall reflective insulation that can be used under the pan or trimmed to fit your circulator on top of the lid.

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This is perfect with my sous vide. It arrives with the container, rack and a cover with a cutout for my sous vide. I loved it so much, i sent one to my sister.

I really love sous vide cooking. This unit is terrific, but really big. I didn’t take that into account when i purchased it. No regrets, because i have a regular gathering of several people and the larger size will be good for that. But for single users and small families, i’d go with a smaller size. The insulated cover keeps the water warmer and the cover slows evaporation. I kept it on overnight to test it and it lost about 1/4′ of water in 12 hours at 135 degrees.

This is the perfect container for our needs.

Perfect for cooking with anova wifi sous vide. I bought this as part of a christmas gift for my husband and it works so nicely. We have been impressed with how nicely steaks, fish, pears, and carrots turn out.

Perfect size to cook for multiple people. Worked perfectly for 7 large steaks.

Very much so, a thoughtfully put together kit. Sure you could replicate something similar on your own, but there is enough attention to detail and small features that make their kits really worth it. Everything just fits and is ready to go.

Save money by buying pan and lid package together!

Instead of trying to make a pot or pan work, this acrylic box does the job. And does it well, working with the sous video, like a glove for your hand.

Perfect size for up to 6 servings.

Pan is 18″ x 12″ x 9″ deep; Clear polycarbonate lid has routed notch that will accommodate most commercial circulators 3.2″ dia.

Solid notched energy-saving lid snaps on, or can be “inverted’ to nest into the top of the pan.

SVE Expandable Rack is all stainless steel with soft rubber feet and “stay cool” plastic handles; Expandable design and removable separator pins let you adjust spacing to pouch thickness.

Villaware New NDVLEM1000 15 Bar Pressure Home Espresso/Cappuchino Maker, You might get a quickie or a coronary!

Update after having used this unit for nine months it’s begun leaking water from the steam head, and around the coffee basket holder (like streaming) when making espressomy last espresso maker lasted twenty two years before i replaced (the heating coil went out) it with this unit.

I’ve just had an opportunity to unpack and try to use the new villaware product. Following the instruction manual to prime the pump, after repeated try’s, this unit will still not draw water from the reservoir and pump. How do i return this for replacement or refund?.

Yes, it is very noisey but i like the delicious coffee it gives me. Cleaning is a breeze, much easier and better than using k cups in my opinion. I have used it everyday since christmas and no problems what so ever. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. We have the keurig coffee maker and it is more of a mess than it is worth. Plus the cups get expensive and we even have the cup to fill with any coffee grounds we choose and use this over the keurig.

Key specs for Villaware New NDVLEM1000 15 Bar Pressure Home Espresso/Cappuchino Maker, 2 Black & Silver:

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  • Distinctive Stainless Steel design with shale accents
  • Large Ergonomic Dial control
  • 15 bar pressure pump
  • Thermal block heating system for quick heat up
  • Easy fill, removable water reservoir

Comments from buyers

“Excellent Espresso, quick and easy!
, Works great but on finely ground coffee you need to quarter
, Blew me away!

Great cup of coffee with a thick crema. Works better than my automatic i paid 5 times more for and at todays prices it will pay for itself after 20-25 cups.

I love this machine but i did not successfully purchase it on amazon. There were two issues with two different purchases but amazon graciously arranged fora return in both cases [reconditioned vs. New were sent–through no fault of amazon as they were outside vendors vs. i finally found one “brand new” and have used it more times that i can recount. . It produces very fine coffee –for those of us who love espresso or cappuccino. I realize some of the reviews have said this is a very noisy machine, but i cannot support those commentaries. It is a bit noisier but so were my two old [and burnt out, gone to heaven] espresso makers. I use ground coffee from a burr mill and make wonderful coffee. Not a bad deal for the price [was $49. ]

I had just come back from portugal and spain where i thoroughly enjoyed the espresso coffee and the cappucino. I had never used any of these machines and opted to try a relatively cheap machine and see how i would make out with it. The espresso from this machine is good the coffee cream (foam) is nice and thick and the flavor is good. Unfortunately the machine makes 2 cups at the most with one double strainer. I am having a trying time with the frother which i have made to work about 2 times out of the 6 times i have tried. I am not certain what i did to make it successful the two times. The temperature of the milk does not seem significant. I am still working on that problem. I have had this machine about 2 months.

I give this espresso maker five stars. I has a very reasonable price and makes an excellent espresso. Most espresso makers make good espresso but this one makes it with some foam on top just like italy which is what we like at our house. What we didn’t like was there was nowhere to obtain spare parts. The handle on the coffee holder broke and no spare part could be found making it unusable. For anyone who might like a good cup of espresso in the morning this is an excellent product to do that. I would and have recommended this espresso maker to family and neighbors.

This is a great machine i love it and would recommend to anyone and everyone it is a little loud i didn’t notice till i read another review though i must say really no big deal for me. Gave my old delonghi to a friend which still worked. But i do like this one better.

The coffee maker is noisy but not terrible. The coffee made from it is excellent. I owned mine for exactly 3 years and 2 months until it decided to go on by itself while plugged in. It spewed water all over the counter and if i had not been home and heard the coffeemaker’s noise i imagine there could have been worse damages once the motor got hot enough.

The machine makes good coffee but is good and strong only for 3 or 4 oz. The rest is watery, the porta filter brakes easy and the company that distribute them has not good a good service. You can’t find parts, hard to reach them, etc.

It makes an amazing cup of espresso with really nice crema. The noise (mentioned by other reviewers) is not too loud (all espresso machines are) and for the price is a great machine. Like any machine, you have to learn what makes a perfect cup for you and it took me two tries before i would get a cup that i would be proud to serve to my dad who loves his uber expensive machine the other plus, it’s not too huge on the counter.

So like about 1/5th of the people that rated this product, my machine would not prime the pump out of the box. Even after following the directions to prime the pump by letting the steamer run for 5 minutes, it would not draw any water. Here’s how i fixed it:power on the machine and start the steamer, you should hear it click periodically as it tries to prime the pump. Take a plastic syringe, with a very short nozzle, that can hold at least 1. 5 oz and fill it with water. Soak a paper towel, roll it up tightly, and make a seal around the nozzle of the syringe. Make sure to wrap it tightly. While it’s still trying to prime the pump, press the nozzle and seal firmly down into the feed, where it draws water from the reservoir, and inject the water into the feed. No water should be squirting out, if it is, try to seal it better.

Not what i expected, but for the price i ll take it. Maybe i need practice, or better coffee lol.

It produces a great crema (on the coffee) and froth (on milk). It is pretty easy to use, and gets ‘ready’ really fast. We bought this machine to replace a gaggia when its pump went out, and we didn’t know if we would be happy with a much less expensive and simpler machine. Some reviewers have complained about the noise, but it is not that loud, and it’s easier to tell what’s going on with the machine when you can hear it. Even if it only lasts a year, we’d be more than satisfied (although, we did buy the 2 year extended warranty so i guess we don’t have to worry about that) and would just buy another one of these machines. The only thing we find to be less than optimal is the measuring spoon/tamper. We are used to a more compact tamper that you can grab from the top, but that is a minor inconvenience.

I was hesitating on buying this, but finally did. This machine is awesomeit feels solid and well built, and makes great tasting espresso with a ton of delicious crema. I’ve had it at 1/4 inch before. I’m not going to dock it for the noise. It doesn’t bother me too much, or seem loud at all compared to other kitchen appliances. If you store anything on the ‘warming tray’ it will vibrate a lot and make some noise. Other than that this an excellent purchase. Only thing negative is the frother seems a bit weak. It just takes a little while to get the milk hot and roughly doubled in size.

The device works well and makes a decent cup of espresso. The owners manual and priming instructions are horrible and grossly inaccurate. The first time prep/priming instruction steps in the manual states that the process takes 30 seconds. It literally takes 30 minutes.You also have to prime the frother and brewer paths separately. I had initially contacted the seller for a return authorization and refund when i came across another customer review that spilled the beans about the inaccurate owners manual. Here is how to successfully prime this unit. Follow the manual’s instruction procedure to begin the process, ie; push the power button and wait for the indicator lamp to glow after it stops blinking. Now push the ‘froth mode’ button and wait for it to glow without blinking. Step 1; turn the large power button clockwise one click placing the red cursor on the power button pointing at the ‘froth start’ lettering on the face of the unit.

*** update ***2018- porter filter seal gave out after four years. Can’t find replacement part which is pretty frustrating. Still great run for $502016- i have had this machine almost two years. It runs loud and sounds like it will break down any minute but it has been like this since day one and is still running strong. It has a bit of a fast flow and larger grind size between espresso and paper filter helps and not pulling the porterfilter too tight. With that it pulls a decent shot with great crema and a flavorful body. The pump is strong enough and after a few trial and errors – like with any new machine- frothing my milk is a breath now. I only paid something around $50. 00 for it and feel it was worth it.

The first received in may was awesome. I love its simple appearance, clear and simple instructions and the great coffee that has thick crema, no matter what grind or brand of coffee i use or how much i tamp it. The next three machines did not work out of the box as instructed, but made grinding or ‘putting’ noises but produced no steam or water. Vm innovations was prompt and pleasant about returns, even sending me prepaid shipping labels for all three. What i learned: sunbeam, which made villaware no longer makes the item. However, they will honor its two year warranty by sending as replacement either an oster or mr coffee expresso maker. I did not opt for this so do not know how well this works. Instead i fiddled around with the fifth machine.

I just got this in the mail today. I filled the tank with water, turned it on, selected froth, within 30 seconds it started steaming. I then made a 2 ounce shot of espresso. A double shot americano and a mocha latte. I let the machine cool down between each drink while prepped for the next drink. The pros:it makes a great shot of espresso very quickly. Each drink tasted as good as a coffee shop.

Have it for 2 years, never broke down. It makes really good espresso.

Makes expressing or capuchino and you can use your own coffee and not have to buy expensive k cups.

This is a very simple machine. Also the pump is noisy and vibrates the system a lot.

This machine works perfectly, makes great espresso, is reliable, and amazingly affordable. I love it, and i loved the price. Starbucks who?12/23/2015 update: nearly two years after i purchased this espresso maker, and it’s still going strong. I use it regularly and it still works perfectly. And to help you understand just how much i use it, consider this: i make espresso 2-3 times a week. For each cup of espresso i make, i run one or two shots first just to warm up the machine. I then run my espresso shot, and then another shot to clean the espresso plate. I run the milk frother for one run to froth my milk, then run it again (albeit for just a few seconds) to clean it out–so, or each espresso i make myself, the machine is asked to run at least 3 shots and 2 milk frothing cycles. Multiple these by 2-3 times a week, and then by 2 years, and you have an idea of how reliable this little thing is.

I was torn also between giving this machine 3 or 4 stars. It is noisy, couldn’t get it to work at first. . Hint: step one press the on button, step two press the coffee button, step three wait until light stops blinking and turn knob to produce coffee, step four beat on machine repeatedly and shake until it actually works for the first time; i guess the pump needs to get primed ), the espresso is never really hot, but it makes it nice and frothy. I recommend heating the milk before steaming it. I actually use almond milk and it froths really nicely. Also, it lets of a lot of steam after you turn it off and produces a mega puddle under it. All in all, it’s a good machine for the price.

Hamilton Beach 31511 Stainless Steel 6-Slice Toaster Oven, Disappointed with some features

Toasts bread and muffins well once you get the setting figured out. Baked potatoes and other items are done well and fairly quickly. Would get 5 stars if the control knob was easier to turn. It is smooth chrome and your fingers slide as you try to turn it. I put an elastic band around it and it provides the grip needed to make it turn easily. It also has an incised line as an indicator which is difficult to see as it is chromed and offers no contrast from the rest of the dial. Some reviewers complained the outside got hot. It’s an oven and embossed on the top it states , ‘caution hot surface’. Had a cuisinart before this and it had a push button start. With that, once you got a toaster setting you just pushed the button each time. I chose to purchase another brand because the cuisinart wore out in about 18 months. The heater coils warped first then it began to take forever to toast anything.

Arrived in great condition (no marks on the stainless steel). I love that it has both a rack and a tray, as well as a crumb tray for the bottom that makes cleaning easy. Everything i’ve cooked has come out perfect so far, including an 8-9′ pizza that fit just right. My only complaint so far is that for toast, you’re supposed to go to 10minues and then dial back to the selected ‘doneness’ but i rarely do and it seems to work just fine. I love that it has a normal ‘dinging bell’ and not some tragically scary fire-alarm style buzzer that many other toasters do.

Waited to write this review until we’d used it. Bake cookies, toast bagels, melt cheese for nachos. Temperature is fairly accurate (checked with thermocouple). It fluctuates about 15-20 degrees when the element is cycling, which is comparable to our conventional oven. The top gets quite warm during use, and will burn a hand. I use it at night, so i wish you could turn off the ‘ding’. An 8′ x 8′ glass pyrex baking dish fits in here perfectly.

Key specs for Hamilton Beach 31511 Stainless Steel 6-Slice Toaster Oven:

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  • Second oven convenience
  • Uses up to 74% less energy and is 27% faster than a typical kitchen oven when reheating precooked frozen chicken nuggets
  • Fits 6 slices of bread, a 6 lb. chicken, a 7 lb. roast or a 9 inch pizza
  • Bake, broil and toast settings. Removable crumb tray
  • 30 minute timer with auto shutoff and ready bell

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“Used almost everyday since we bought it
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Yes, some of the other reviews may seem critical of this not holding six slices of bread – i think that totally depends on your types of slices (i use my large homemade bread – so six do not fit). And so what if the timer ticks – that is not a big deal. This is an accessory – it does not take the place of my regular large oven. However, i’m finding i use this so much more for the small projects. Yes, it does get warm on the outside – again, not a big deal. I absolutely love this appliance – how did i ever manage before?.

The oven feature failed to reach and maintain temperature after 27 months of use. There is a one year warranty. I have come to like this toaster oven when it is working properly. It makes good toast, and it is great for cooking frozen dinners and re-heating leftovers. I guess the old adage ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ applies here. This does not reflect well on hamilton beach. However, like any disposable appliance today, i accept this decline in american?. Believe it or not, i just ordered another chinese hamilton beach 31511. Yes, a glutten for punishment.

And the problem is that the twist knobs are nice shiny smooth, slick metal. They should have roughed them up a bit because if your fingers are wet or slightly greasy (as are any cook’s in a kitchen) you will have to stop everything, go wipe your hands and then turn the knobs. Yes, this may seem like a petty little point, but you will soon know what i mean if you like moving fast in a kitchen, and especially if you don’t have an iron fist. Other than that it really deserves five stars.

As the other reviewers have said, the knobs really need to reshaped so that turning them makes it easier. The real problem is the timer knob, which is very difficult to turn to ‘stay on’ which i use more often. It works well and is big enough for our needs. You can put six pieces of toast in there – just look at the pictures to see how they do it. It can be done and we have done it. I’ve been very happy with my purchase.

Got this toaster oven after my traditional toaster broke and i thought i could use it for cooking small frozen item instead of lighting up the old gas o’keefe and merrit and heating the entire house every time my kid wants a french bread pizza. It works well, i still have to keep a close eye on food because the cooking times and rack placement suggestions in the manual don’t seem to work perfectly (i keep burning stuff), but with any new cooking appliance there always seems to be a bit of trial and error. It looks great, kind of old timey and retro and works well in my 100 year old kitchen without being kitschy.

While it is a nice looking toaster oven, i bought it for one primary purpose and there it fails miserably when compared to an old black and decker that i had for years, and if they had not discontinued the space saver model that mounted under an upper cabinet i would have bought another. My wife and i used it almost exclusively every morning to toast english muffins, bagels or just plain toast. Once you had the light/dark setting fixed all you had to do was put your choice in and push the ‘on’ switch. With this model you have to set two other dials to ‘toast’ and then turn the bottom dial right past 10 and then back to the setting for toast that you want. I should have read the reviews more carefully because many complaints were registered about how hard the knob turns. If it was knurled or had a couple wing protrusions it would be much easier. I may come to like it but wish now i had bought another b & d. You have to go through the last procedure every morning when just looking to quickly toast your muffins or bagels or toast. And the dial settings are not that easy to read as a final complaint.

Pros:cooks well enoughinexpensivelooks nice on the countercons:timer dial ticking is very loudone use of the included baking tray without aluminum foil liner left it stained, and unable to get it to look like new again.

It’s your average toaster oven. It gets three stars due solely to its two foot long power cord. And if the outlet is on the left side, you only have less than a foot of cord to reach it. I would gladly have paid the extra fifty cents for an additional foot of cord.

I love love love this unit – it cooks good , but it would probably not cook 6 slices of bread but it’s great for what does fit in it. I would not try a chicken, but chicken pieces would probably fit. It has automatic timer that shuts it off and it will only cook for 30 minutes without setting the timer again.

I’ve had a number of toaster ovens through the years, and they all did the job pretty well. So far, i like this one better than the others because:it is stainless steel, which i consider to be a real plus. It heats more evenly — no hot spots that tend to burn part of the food. The controls are clear and easy to use. The cost from amazon is very good.

We have had this for 2 years and 1 month and are now searching for a new toaster oven. We only paid $45 on amazon then. The toast feature does not toast top and bottom evenly on ours. I like the convenience of having the oven for quick reheats as we do not use a microwave. Over the last 3 months the door has slowly moved away from closing flush. There is no obvious answer to fix this that we have found so that is why we are in the market for a new one.

I’m so glad i made this purchase. I had my doubts but my husband really wanted one. I can heat up and cook frozen stuff for my 6 kids very quickly. It heats up fast so all you have to wait for is actual cooking times. Definitely saves me the preheating time of the big oven and the energy it uses, not to mention how hot the house would get. It does get very hot around the outside so i keep it away from my little one’s reach. The timer knob is a bit difficult to turn but i just turn it to the ‘stay on’ position and keep an eye on my toast. Which is wayy faster than a traditional toaster. For the price this is an awesome toaster oven and i have gained a lot of confidence in hamilton beach’s products. As for the size, i think its really decent, i was able to fit 6 corn dogs, 3 baked potatoes and 2 small filets of fish in there at the same time.

I read the reviews and was encouraged to purchase this appliance. It is smaller than i expected (which is good because i live in an apartment and counterspace is limited) and very sharp looking. I don’t have a problem with leaning over a bit to read the temperature dial and, after reading the instructions, no problem with working the timer. I bought a set of pans from chicago (?) and they are a perfect fit. It sure beats heating up my full-sized oven to heat something up. I am very happy with toaster oven.

When you first start using the toaster oven, try different settings and timings and discover which work best for you. Remember its easier to heat/toast longer than to scrape off the over done. The criticism that the timer knob is hard to turn back is accurate. Make sure your hand and the knob are dry and its not too bad. Also the clicking sound of the countdown timer can be a little annoying. The oven reaches its set temperature quickly (which was a key reason for me to buy the toaster oven versus using the regular oven), but i wish there was a bell to indicate the requested temperature has been reached.

I brought this oven despite the reviews i read. They said the timer was to loud & to hard to turn,i found it to be neither. I have cooked just about everything in this oven, and all came out perfect. It also looks super nice & stylish. I can’t even start to tell you how glad i am to have brought this oven. So much less electric to use, very smart buy.

(update: 01/25/15 this oven continues to perform flawlessly for almost two years now. It is used everyday two or three times a day for baking, heating, toasting etc. And everything comes out perfect) this oven performs as advertised and with style. It looks good on the counter without hogging up a ton of room. It heats fast and evenly and makes great evenly browned toast. Yes you’ll probably have to use the smaller loaves to fit a full six slices on the grill but for our household that is not a problem, four good slices at a time is ok with us. Things like frozen chicken patties come out great, just like in the big stove oven but a lot faster and with less energy use and heat generation. We found the controls easy to use in contrast to what some others have posted. It is easy to clean and a very satisfying product to use. (update august 25) this product is used multiple times daily and has performed flawlessly since purchased april 2013.

When i was searching for a toaster over, there were very mixed reviews for this toaster oven. I looked at all the complaints and compliments and decided to take a chance on it. I’m glad i did because i love this toaster oven. It is nice and big – but not too big. It has a great crumb and trip tray at the bottom so you can actually keep it neat inside. It comes with a small pan that fits inside. And it has all the features one would expect for a toaster oven. The most confused i was was the complaints that the dial is hard to turn. I did not find this the case as mine turns as easily as you would expect a spring-timer knob to turn. It looks nice on my counter and i would recommend it to others.

We’ve been using it for about 5 months now with no problems. The timer knob is a bit hard to turn because it has no serrations to assist with gripping. I put a piece of grip tape around it and problem solved. My wife has arthritis in her hands and the tape helps. If you have normal hands, it probably won’t be an issue.

I kept my old one for several weeks to make sure i wanted to keep this one, but it’s really very good. There’s a removable rack and a roasting pan for it. The roasting pan fits inside the toaster oven the same way as the removable rack – you slide it into the slots. I found out you have to remove the roasting pan if you are toasting something, or it won’t toast very good, but other than that, it’s good.

I particularly like to bake coconut-flour banana bread. I don’t use the toaster oven to make toast. (when i want toast, i turn to my cast-iron skillet and toast bread on the stove. ) this is a decent-size toaster oven, and it can accommodate larger pans than most toaster ovens. Yet it doesn’t take up an extraordinary amount of space. That’s probably because it doesn’t have plastic around it to act as insulation. Hence, it gets very hot when in use, but it doesn’t take too long to cool down. The pull-out tray at the bottom makes it easy to clean. I am pleased with my purchase.

For the most part i am pleased with how it looks and how it works. My only complaint is that the wire rack, which is supposed to hold 6 slices of bread, does not come to the sides of the oven. 5 inches of dead space on either side. You are losing a full 3 inches of rack usage. If you are using smaller slices of bread, such as for garlic bread or bruschetta, there is nothing to hold the bread in place at the edges. It might hold 6 slices of soft white bread but the slices closest to the oven wall will droop down. And it won’t properly hold 6 slices of oval shaped rye or pumpernickel. I specifically purchased this unit because it was supposed to be for 6 slices. If i had bought it at a store where i could see it first i probably wouldn’t have bought it because of that.