Max Burton 6530 ProChef 3000-Watt Commercial Induction Cooktop – The go to burner

Typically i home brew beer outdoors on a big propane burner but over the winter i have struggled braving the cold to get outdoors and brew. With this however i can just move my stove out of the way plug this guy in and get brewing. It takes a little longer to get going than the big propane burner but is still quite quick. It’s a bit noisy and makes some very sci-fi noises while it is running the coil. Also as other posters have stated it does seem to heat a fairly small circle in the center of the pot, even though i have a tri-ply bottom on the pot i use.

I have used this for 3 months now, installed a 220v outlet in my kitchen to get the extra power that 3000w affords. This is a well made unit for a very reasonable price and works exactly like professional induction cooktops from cooktek etc at a fraction of the price. The only thing i don’t love about it is the touch glass controls which require multiple presses to get the setting you want. A good old fashioned dial is the best control. However that doesn’t take a star off of this workhorse that literally boils water in 10 seconds. This is a godsend for boiling water for pasta (which takes ages on a gas or electric stove), and for deep frying to keep the oil perfectly hot even as you add more food. When purchasing pans for this unit, make sure to bring a small magnet with you to test the bottom of the pan for ferromagnetic compatibility. I have purchased several pans from local stores that said they were stainless steel, but did not work at all with this unit. Iron fry pans always work well, though.

Im very glad with this purchase. Here are the specifications for the Max Burton 6530 ProChef 3000-Watt Commercial Induction Cooktop:

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  • 3000-watt commercial-quality induction cooktop with 13 power levels
  • Push-button controls and digital display and 170-minute timer
  • 13 temperature settings from 140 to 464 Degrees F with overheat sensor and auto shut-off
  • Function lock
  • Cookware detection; for use with induction-compatible cookware
  • 3000-watt commercial-quality induction cooktop with 13 power levels
  • Push-button controls and digital display; 170-minute timer
  • 10 temperature settings from 140 to 464 degrees F; overheat sensor; auto shut-off
  • Function lock; cookware detection; for use with induction-compatible cookware
  • Measures 17-2/7 by 12-2/7 by 4-3/4 inches

I brewed my 2nd batch of beer today in as many days, it heats up 4 gallons of 54 degree well water to 170 degrees in 20 minutes, to 185 degrees in 25 minutes, my strike, and sparging temps. It takes 6 1/2 gallons of warm wort to boil in 20 minutes. I set the plate on 3000 watts, when the boil starts i turn it down to 2000 watts with no boil overs, no mess. 2000 watts holds the wort at a perfect boil. Totally awesome, love it, an excellent investment. I now can brew beer without concern from gas fumes too, hence indoor brewing during the cold months. I usually get 4 to 5 batches of beer out of a 20lb. 00/batch, this plate uses way less energy, less cost for a batch of home brew. The plate is a little noisy, it has a fan running the entire time it is on, doesn’t bother me any, cooking with an outdoor propane cooker it just as noisy in not more so.

Excellent 3000 watt 240volt induction cooktop. And here’s important info:if you imagine moving/etc where your new place (or any other place you cook, eg, at a neighbor’s barbeque,do consider this solution: if that 2nd location has only 120v service, please do consider this solution:a 3000watt ‘voltage converter’. Such as this unit:from: 220-electronics. Com :3000 watt diamond series voltage transformer with regulator int-dsr3000 1 $166. 50this device , though pricey, goes ‘both ways’. . Converting 120v to 220 , or: 220 to 110. It’s nice to know that your ‘fav’ induction 220 cooker can be used at other service voltages: who knows when you might move. And who knows when you might need some electronic device that’s only available in a voltage which is not available at your ‘new’ or ‘temp’ location??i just ordered mine , though it’s shown to be ‘top of the line’. ( i dont believe in ‘price-shortcutting’ with electronic devices). So will return in time and report on it’s quality.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Induction Hot Plate for Home Brewing Beer
  • Nice for brewing beer indoors
  • gallon batches with this induction burner and it works great. Brings water up to strike temperature quickly and

This product is very powerful. I’ve used it a couple of times and it has treated me well. The only issue i had was the plug. This is a standard 20 amp plug. Up until now, i didn’t have one of these receptacles in my house. After having an electrician over for a quick switch all is well.

I have the max burton 1800 watt unit and is the only thing i use, i have had it for 3 years now with not one issue. I thought i would upgrade to the 3000 watt unit and i did, the unit is very solid, gets things hot and boils large amounts of water like you would not believe, but the display was not clear as the picture shows, but when i complained to the company at that time they were prompt in their response and offered on with a good display (that was not a deal breaker for me) actually their customer support was what anyone would wish for. One of the reasons i returned it is what another reviewer mentioned and that is 1800 watt setting and below is pulse and i believe it is 1800 watt hot per pulse, and the reason i say that is when comparing boiling water in equal size pans and amounts of water on the 1800 watt unit and the 3000 watt unit at low temps the smaller unit does not cause nearly the boil the large one causes. The other reason which for me was the deal breaker was the fact that the units heating area was very small, if you use a 12in skillet and heat water in it you will see a 5 to 5. 5in ring that produces the heat and that is a ring that is no more than 1′ wide, it is not even a solid circle of a heating area, that to me is a flaw i could not deal with, i could have dealt with the pulse issue if the heating area was like 10′ and solid, i would have not worried about it then. The current configuration is a great one for many i am sure but for controlled/even cooking i don’t believe this works well.

I recently switched from brewing 5 gallon batches with a propane burner to using this induction burner. You hit your temperatures to much faster and go from sparge to boil in under a half hour. If you need to brew indoors (like us here in manhattan) get this powerful induction burner.

Homebrewing 5 gallon batches with this induction burner and it works great. Brings water up to strike temperature quickly and cna maintin a strong rolling boil.

I use this in a commercial bakery to heat up syrups, i use an over-sized 15 gallon pot on it and can say i was extremely impressed. Before using this, i was using a 96,00 btu (imagine small jet engine) gas burner to heat up this same pot, it took me about 15 mins to get my 50 pounds of syrup to a boil with that, with this cook top, i get the same results within 5 minutes, and since this product does not need a hood fan to be considered safe to operate, it saved me a minimum of 10,000$. On top of that, it is extremely well made and durable and has sustained repeated commercial use, and weights up to 100 pounds. It comfortably holds our 22 inch pots still allowing easy access to the controls. If you are curious about this unit, know that you need a special plugin for this (220v) and no adapter will work, you will need an electrician to put one in for you.

This magnetic induction cooktop is powerful and works very well in a commercial environment.

I’ve had this burner for about a year now and it is now the go to burner in the kitchen. I first bought it for brewing beer but it does so much more. The temperature settings are plenty adequate and it is well-made. There are no complaints and if something should happen to it i probably would buy another one, but i doubt that i will have to because it seems rocksolid.

I’ve used these in my kitchen for 6 years now ( though they only tend to work for about 2-3 years). I have 3 of them so that when 1 goes out i have backups. Cook great, work fast, heats quickly, stays cool, and is pretty quiet. Just be ready to replace it after a while.

This is a great way to cook, but only if you take the time to learn how to use it. I have been using it for about 3 weeks and have been discovering new approaches with each use. This is not like cooking on a regular cooktop. Upon purchase the first thing that i did was to test how fast it would boil water. Using a half liter of water and the same pan i boiled water with our gas range that has a 15000 btu burner. With this cooktop it took 1 minute and 30 seconds or 38% of the time for the gas burner. I also spent time boiling water with various pots and pans to get a sense of how it performed. Its strong point is it speed and control. Start boiling water and turn it off and almost immediately it stops boiling.

TANICA) Start Set Yogurutia Blue Ym-1200-nb [Corresponding to Amazake-natto Kefir Yogurt : Multifunction yogurt machine

Recommended by a friend and i’m so glad i got it. Unlike most yogurt makers, it comes with a programmable 25-65c temperature control as well as a 1-48 hour time setting. It has been working perfectly without needing a power converter. Even though the user’s guide is in japanese, most recipes can be found online. Have been making the best yogurt (41c/6 hrs) and fermented sweet rice (35c/72hr).

I am mainly using this to make natto. There are many recipes i can’t utilize because they are in japanese. Pretty expensive for simple cookware like this.

I succeeded to making natto by using one. Haven’t try to making yogurt yet.

Tanica yorgrutia is well known as no one fail to make delicious homemade yogurt in japan. I was so glad that i found in amazon. Since i got this yogurt maker, i made 4 times of 1 1/4 qt (one container capacity) already:) i can’t go back to store bought yogurt anymore. It’s not only you can save money but the most importantly it’s deliciousit’s very easy to use it. It came with full colored recipe book but it’s all written in japanese. All the homemade recipe even tanica yogurtia said “do not use “ultra pestered” or “pestered” milk and i wanted to use an organic whole milk but i couldn’t find the milk that is not “ultra pestered” or “pestered”. I finally decided use my favorite brand “simple truth organic whole milk ultra-pestered anyway. Surprisingly, i succeeded to make delicious yogurt. I also tried with 2% fat organic milk but the result was little runny. So far whole milk makes the best result.

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  • I was so glad that I found in amazon
  • Wife loves it!

Start Set Yogurutia Blue Ym-1200-nb [Corresponding to Amazake-natto Kefir Yogurt

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It is worth to purchase it and take a very long journey to arrive.

It took some testing to get the temperature right. Consistent temperature is not easy to hold if using smaller amounts of liquid. When making yogurts at full capacity, no problems. The extra container, lid and top are convenient to have.

It’s very easy to make yogurt with the yogurutia, and i’m looking forward to trying to make amazake and natto, too. I did buy a small transformer to step down to voltage a bit, just to be sure, but it’s a really nice machine to have. When sterilizing the parts, don’t make the mistake i made and boil the top cover; unlike the plastic used for the yogurt container and its two lids, the machine’s top cover deforms under heat. It was fixable, but it’s still something to avoid. It’s important to note that all the instructions and recipes are in japanese, so that could present a challenge to some people. Nevertheless, the machine itself is quite simple and works great. I’m curious to find out what other things i can ferment in here.

It works perfectly just as it says.

My wife has used this to make yogurt at least twice a week and it is always delicious. I highly recommend this product. (unfortunately everything – including all buttons, the manual, etc. – is in japanese, though, so please have someone read it to you or learn japanese before buying it.

The yogurtia is what every yogurt maker should be. It has temperature & time control. So often, yogurt makers are set permanently at one temperature with the ability to change only the time fermenting. I don’t understand why more makers can’t include temperature control. Well, here is the yogurt maker you want. You can set the time anywhere from 1-48 hours, and the temperature anywhere between 25-65 degrees celsius (77-149 fahrenheit). You can use it to keep things at room temp to ferment (caspian sea yogurt) or go higher up to ferment things that require a hotter environment than regular yogurt. I specifically splurged for this machine because i wanted something to make natto (45 celsius). Electric blankets never gave me a consistent result. Made my first batch of natto and came out perfect.

I used it almost 10 years and then got one this amazon. I love this product and use it very frequently.

Got this just for making natto at home. If you get the right beans, pressure cooker, spores and method, you’d get perfectly sticky nattos. However, do not attempt to ferment more than 1. My experiments taught me that if the amount of cooked beans exceed 1/2 of this container, the fermentation would not be as thorough. I speak japanese so i cannot tell whether this would be easy to operate for those who doesn’t speak japanese. But since all you need to do is to adjust the temperature (displayed in c, not f) and time, in theory, you should be fine if you are willing to learn by trial and error. I connect this to a voltage step-down device to ensure that the current won’t burn the circuit. Have been using it for more than 1/2 year and i make natto at least once a week. Conclusion: great device that seems to be quite reliable.

I absolutely love this yogurt maker.

I love this productit is very expensive to buy japanese food product in the us. I am lucky enough to be able to buy koji at my local store so i have been making my own miso with this machine :)if you like white, light, sweet miso, this will be great. I double the salt content for my recipe, and works greatalso, this is great for raising bread dough at certain temp. (not suitable for big portion since this is quite small)-1 star because instructions and buttons on the machine is in japanese so it will be difficult for those who don’t read japanese. Also, it does not beep when it’s finished so i sometimes forget that this is onyou will need adopter for this to work in the u.

I use this product to ferment my own natto, which is the food that contains the highest level of vitamin k2 (mk 4). It comes out perfect every time. It is the only yoghurt maker i know of that allows you to set the exact temperature (computer controlled) that you want, which makes it ideal for fermenting natto. Note: this product is manufactured in japan for the japanese market. No english, but it isn’t hard to figure out. One control lets you change the display up and down from 0 – 24; that’s operating time till automatic shutoff in hours, of course. The other control lets you set the temperature that you want in degrees celsius. You will have to make the conversion to fahrenheit. 2nd note: ac voltage in japan is 100 vac, so you may wish to purchase a voltage reducer.

Works great when i make natto. It makes about 10 portions or so out of 300g soy beans. A must have item for japanese people if you live outside of japan and love natto.

Makes perfect yogurt and natto everytime. The instruction is in japanese. Luckily, my husband was able to translate the whole thing for me.

I’m really glad i bought this one. This yogurt maker is adjustble temperture, and also has a timer. But this one is made for use in japan. Instruction book and recipe book are in japanese. You have to set temperture with celsius. If you are used these kind of things, this yogurt maker is great.

Sturdy, easy to hold and manipulate appliance. The yogurt produced has been uniformally good although uneven in terms of the texture (more or less liquidy). It would be nice if there could be more precise controls including finer calibration of the time.

I was worried about the voltage, but no problem using it in the us so far. I’ve made soymilk yogurt using plain almond milk yogurt tab, and turned out perfect. It comes with 2 sets of containers, and the recipe book (in japanese) is great if you can read it. You can also make amazake, miso, natto, koji, sourdough starter, to name few. I should have bought this a long time ago.

Sunbeam 7545 Rocket Grill Parchment Pouches, Love these!

The parchment bags make simple to prepare a well cooked low fat mealfrom start to finish, frozen or thawed meats cook in just minutesthe parchment pouches allow grease and fats to drain away from food,without messy cleanups.

The pouches were well priced here. They can be used more than once for like food types that are not messy. Great for frozen breakfast sandwiches, paninis and grilled foods. Mine works best on fresh foods. Great for small families or those that have schedules requiring a variety of meal times. I no longer have reason to go through drive throughs of fast food restaurants or order takeout. Food is as stated: fresh, quick and easy. The rocket grill will save so much time and money. I always buy two packs of replacement bags at a time.

Glad to find them still available and at a reasonable price. I love being able to make grilled cheese sandwiches without the need for buttering the outside. And cleanup is a cinch with these pouches.

Key specs for Sunbeam 7545 Rocket Grill Parchment Pouches, 36 Pack:

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  • 36-pack of parchment pouches seals in juices for better-tasting grilling results
  • Designed for use with the Sunbeam 7530 Rocket Grill
  • Channels fat and grease away from food to a reservoir at the bottom of the pouch
  • Silicone-coated nonstick surface; no cleanup required–just toss away the mess
  • Measures 9-1/4 inches wide by 9-3/4 inches tall

Comments from buyers

“Handy to have when you want a homemade burger
, Back for more!!!!!!!!
, Sunbeam Grill Parchment bags

I purchased the sunbeam rocket grill about 5 years ago. I thought that i would have a difficult time finding the right bags. To my amazement, i found them at amazon. They shipped them immediately. The bags were correct, just like the ones that came withthe grill.

I enjoy the convenience of rocket grill cooking. The pouches make cleanup a lot easier than using direct-contact appliances, oils, and/or sprays. Unfortunately, convenience comes with having to purchase refills, but the amount of pouches in this pack should last at least a month or more, depending of course on how often you grill and for how many items. I mostly grill one or two hamburgers at a time, though i might try the occasional sandwich. The only pouches i haven’t had good results with were due to my overcooking and not due to product defects. You have to be careful not to tear through the paper where it hangs inside the grill, but that’s just part of getting used to using the appliance itself. As long as you follow the grilling suggestions that came with the rocket grill, you should have no problems with these pouches.

Works great and the bags are as good as the original ones that came with my rocket grill.

Shipping was fast and the price was pretty good. I find it odd that it is cheaper to buy multiple 36 count packs than it is to buy the 72 count.

She uses them to do the inside grilling.

Just a re-order, needed for the grill.

I love them as they don’t leak and there is little to no clean up take out your meat toss the pouch that’s it. I use my rocket grill all the time and always purchase a good supply of them, when i open my last box i order more.

They work just as advertised and if you are careful, you can reuse a pouch several times the same day. Whatever you are cooking, the grease drops to the bottom and for instance, hamburgers, they don’t turn out greasy and sloppy but still moist and delicious.

I really like my rocket grill and these are the pouches needed to use it. There is nothing to clean up and the meat grills perfectly.

This is the cheapest place to buy these pouches. The rocket grill is just the neatest thing ever invented and works like a charm. So glad to find a place i can get replacement pouches without feeling i am being gouged.

These are great and i enjoy this grill so much more than my previous grill. The grill pouches capture all the grease and leave the grill free of grease or drippings. Very convenient and easy to use.

. Just put the meat in pouch and set timer and finished. Good product for single people but you need the rocket grill to go with the pouches.

These work great with the rocket grill, no problems w/them at all. The best price is at amazon i have looked other places.

Sad to hear that sunbeam has discontinued the product. So, get your supplies while they last. These parchment pouches are factory original.

I like them very much it makes cooking very simple and fast. The one complained i have is the holes on top edge are very week and often tear and should be reinforced to be stronger.

These are a very healthy way to cook your meats. The parchment bag has a compartment at the bottom that the grease and drippings collect in. I love my sunbeam rocket grill.

This is a strange invention. It is as good as the forman but without the messy cleanup. I bought a pile of extra pouches in case this unusual machine is discontinued.

Great product, too bad my rocket grill died after only a couple of months. I have given these bags, and other rocket grills as presents, and everyone who has them really seems to enjoy the products.

Works as i expected will order again when needed how many fore words can you use to appreciate a product?.

It does the job it was designed to do and it wasn’t very hard to find on the internet.

The fat runs off into the bottom of the packets and then you can toss it into the trash. Grill and packets are so easy to use.

West Bend 6130 Raclette – Five Stars

I bought this to use with my husband for our in home date nights. We love to try different cheeses and make our own charcuterie plates. I am so glad we bought this grill.

It was the most inexpensive product we found and had good reviews. We have only used it once, but were happy with it. Took a little while to heat up and you will probably need an extension cord, but our company loved it and we had a great dinner.

Once we had the thing going, we had a wonderful party and all our friends liked the food very much. But it is a little on the flimsy saide as we were able to compare. We already had one that was a different brand, though.

Love it have had many a great evening around my raclette.

Being new to the raclette scene, my husband and i bought this to see what all the fuss was about. Needless to say, we use it at least twice a week now, usually more. The granite top is the only one we’ve used as we like the idea of being ‘cave people’ and cooking on a rock. It works great, though it takes a while to pre-heat. Instructions included advise that you rub oil on it before heating so as to ensure non-stickage. For the most part the stone is easily clean-able, though food does get cooked on. Soap and water and a little elbow grease does the trick. We love the stone so much we haven’t even touched the grill part as i read some other reviews about it getting warped. The non-stick pans and spatulas are also really great. They can be easily wiped clean with a paper towel while ‘raclette-ing’ for quick replacement of cheese or veggies. The heating element is solid, and for the price, i can’t imagine why anyone would need to buy a more ‘high-end’ one. Definitely going to buy one of these as wedding presents for everyone i know and then some. If you’ve never used a raclette and are nervous about shelling out $100 bucks or more for a high-end one, try this one first.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Amazing for Beginners
  • Very happy find
  • love it and the bonus granite top!

Great for dinner with family and friends. Efficient and warms up quickly.

It’s slow melting the cheese. Also the shape of the mini pans is triangular which does not fit the size of the cheese slices well. Minor detail but coming from a swiss national, trust me it will get to you. Lastly, the scrapers are plastic. Not sure i don’t prefer wooden ones.

We first saw a raclette grill while visiting family in germany. Good ideas and recipes online.

Lived in france the last 3 years, before that in germany and hungary. I had quality european raclette grills. This one doesnt really make the top 10 for me. The real problem is the heating element that is much to weak. It takes a looong time to heat up and to get any color on your cheese is very very time consuming. Aside of this, good price, the stone is a nice extraall in all a little bit more power would have made this a good product. Like this, i would call it not the best buy i did this year.

We bought this product to use it for a christmas eve dinner (raclette) with friends and liked it a lot. The raclette party grill is easy to use and to clean. Only thing i noticed was that it seemed to heat slowly. Thus, it took a while until the cheese melted. But everything else was perfect and we enjoyed it. I would recommend this raclette party grill without hesitation to family and friends.

If you really like to do raclette, kick in some more money. Pans just do not get as hot as some of the nice ones i have used. The grill top with granite stone however works perfectly. For the occational use, it works.

We have always loved doing raclette and this set is great. The food cooks up great and fast when hot, and melting cheese below is the bestclean up is pretty easy, and i have thrown the shovels and scrapers in the dishwasher with no problem. The top has gotten scratched already and is somewhat flimsy, but for the price, i think we will get many good uses out of it before its done.

I bought this after getting back from france where we enjoyed a raclette party with a similar grill. We’ve used it twice in less than a month, and it’s been great fun for us and our guests. This is perfect for a small party as there are 8 little pans. Everyone liked making their own combinations of cheese, meats, & vegetables, and then cooking them on the grill. Large eggs take a while to cook, but i couldn’t find any small eggs, so i separated most of the white and just cooked the yolk, it was much faster.

Not sure how it could be better, or why you would need to spend more than this. The stone is very nice and heated up very well. We cooked all kinds of meas and cheeses on this with no issues. The plated underneath are non st ik so the cheese just slide right out with out using the scrapers. My family loved this for our christmas eve dinner and may become a holiday tradition.

I am overall very satisfied with the raclette grill. I haven’t tried the grantite stone top yet but was happy about the other top. I haven’t noticed any warping of the top like others mentioned but i noticed that the temperature went down drastically but that was most likely due to us adjusting the temperature. I haven’t quite figured out yet at what temperature i have to set it to get the best results but the more i use it the better it will work. Will buy a few more for family. I am highly recommending buying this grill. It is much cheaper than most other raclette grills. Well worth every penny spent.

It was over 16 years since we first experienced raclette in germany. I was very excited to find that i could purchase one that is fitted for 110 (us electric). Raclette is a very communal way to have a meal. Everyone has their own skillet where they grill their ingredients which are mixed with cheese. It takes time and lots of conversation to do it properly, which makes it a great party meal. It’s a great way to spend a winter’s evening. This raclette grill comes with two tops, one is metal and the other stone. We have not used the metal yet because the stone works great for our purposes. The only problem i have is the length of the cord–it’s too short. You will have to use an extension cord, so order a heavy duty one made for heating appliances.

Great way to entertain a group of up to eight folks for hours. We do anything from meats and vegetables to pancakes and omelettes.

Definitely a very cool machine. Great customer service from the manufacturer. Lost a raclette dish and the people at westbend sent us another, at no charge. The granite slab is an added bonus. Can be used to grill food on top, (which is it’s purpose but i never do, i’m in it solely for the cheese. ) or i use it as a cheese board. Just like the ones i had in europe but it plugs into an american wall socket. Just what i was looking for. Consider going to a real cheese store and buy some good raclette and have them cut it for you or be sure to cut good thick enough slices of whatever raclette or other (not recommended) cheese you use.

4 diners is the most you could possibly do as the top cannot accommodate any more than that. I would have thought the grill top would have charred the food more than it did, so that is my only disappointment. Does not come with tongs, so need to order those separately as they are definitely needed. Slice the meats thin and it works fine. I tried lamb chops once and it took forever to cook.

The stone top sees much more use than the grill top which is a bit thin but functional.

Raclette is a variety of cheese. It’s a very earthy, very intensely flavored swiss-style cheese from france that is so favored for its depth that it inspired a whole style of food preparation and service, and lent its name to the device used for such. In a nutshell, raclette (and any other varieties of cheese you favor) is shredded and served with vegetables, meats, fruits, breads, and other dip-able, top-able, bite-sized foods. We also make buttered noodles, seasoned rice, and raw pizza or biscuit dough because that’s the way we roll here. And all these things — raw, and par-cooked alike — are served as one would serve fondue: in great abundance and ready for customizing. Thinking ‘fondue’ is a good idea as raclette is rather like deconstructed fondue. The process is simple: guests take the accouterments, grill and sauce and season them atop the griddle, and on personal handled pans, melt their choice or mix of cheeses under the broiler beneath the grilling surface. So what you wind up with is savory tidbits you then top with melted cheese, and enjoy as-is or atop fresh bread or some other starchy staple. We generally serve three or four cheeses (and if you have dairy-avoidance issues to consider, since the pans and prep are all ‘every man for himself’ you can also offer vegan and lactose-free cheeses that won’t be interfered with by other offerings) which we shred for quicker melting.

All-Clad 2100046968 99010GT Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker : Finally Deep pocket waffles

This is my first waffle maker and i am very pleased with the waffles it produces. Very easy to use, very good quality. A bit heavy so its tricky to clean out but i figured it out.

Very heavy unit, but i love the overflow cup in the back. This keeps the iron clean, and the cup is easy to clean and replace.

All-Clad 2100046968 99010GT Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker with 7 Browning Settings, 4-Square, Silver

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  • Shade/browning selection dial with 7 different settings to accommodate every taste
  • Steam-release system for crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside waffles
  • Ready to cook and ready to eat LED indicator lights to let you know when to pour your batter in and when your waffles are ready to eat
  • Nonstick cooking surface and removable drip tray provide effortless release and quick, easy cleanup
  • Easy-to-cut sections and Extra-Deep pockets to enjoy your waffles with any type of topping

I make waffles for my wife every weekday morning and we often eat sourdough waffles for weekend lunch. As result i regularly kill cheap iron every two years or so. When my last one died i decided to splurge and buy this rolls-royce of waffle makers. After a couple month of intensive use my impression is positive. The waffles are now much crispier and even. The iron feels very sturdy and well build. The only disappointment is the overflow container. It feels cheap and does not stay on place when i move the iron even slightly. Cannot say anything about durability yet, but based on price it must last at least 10 years.

This waffle maker performs as advertised. It is sturdy, well thought out and makes perfect waffles every time. There might be a less expensive one out there, but it couldn’t be any better. If you can afford it, buy it.

This is the waffle maker of my dreams. I’ve aspired to afford this for a few years and finally ordered one for my family for christmas and i’m so happy that i did. I’ve tried some bargain waffle makers since my last good one broke and they were all disappointing. This waffle maker makes crisp, fluffy, golden waffles that are just the best. I butter all the waffles that come out while they’re hot so they have a little softness when served.

All-Clad 2100046968 99010GT Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker with 7 Browning Settings, 4-Square, Silver : We make waffles, waffle pancakes, grilled cheeses, egg sandwiches (the little waffle-shaped eggs, uhg), more waffles, etc. So easy to clean (do yourself a favor and learn how to portion the batter so it doesn’t go flooding over the sides – that’s just for any waffle maker, though). If stuff is stuck on, just turn the waffle maker up for 5 minutes, let the stuff crisp up, and brush it out with a paintbrush (bbq brush, whatever) as you have it turned on its side. It gets very hot on the outside as it’s cooking, so be wary of this if you have kids. For myself and my husband, we’ve never burned ourselves’, but i can see it being an issue for unsuspecting helpers. Also, my sole complaint about this maker, is the locks. Hotter than the outside of the maker.

Good waffle maker for the price, but seriously confusing ‘simplicity’. The twin lights on the front and a family who didn’t read the instructions made for an entertaining sight, but even after they figured out how it worked they were having troubles interpreting the lights and how they worked along with the buzzer. Super steep learning curve for using it, but it makes great waffles.

This is everything it’s cracked up to be. Perfect waffles first time out. About 1/3 cup of batter per side works just right.

Got it yest’d, used this am. Started on #6 setting, pleasant aroma-brown-crisp edges-cooked airy inner; second set done on #5 setting, golden brown, perfect to pop in toaster tomorrow. So impressed that clumsy me was able to do this successfully 1st try.

Quite heavy due to the high quality. It’s relatively easy to clean just by adding hot water and scooping away particles, but has to be well balanced when emptying the water due to the weight of it. It browns the waffle very well and even on the highest setting it does not burn. I’m happy with my purchase :-).

Originally sent me the wrong maker (single) but returned w/o issue so don’t feel should penalize this product. Only thing that can say negative is that it does take some time to heat up but all good things come to those who wait as these thick waffles deliver. Pay the premium price and you will realize you made a wise purchase.

The best waffle maker i have owned. Perfect waffles each time i used it. Tips: do not use any spray coatings or any type of grease on the iron it is not necessary. Some have complained about overflow. The recommended amount of batter is 1/3 cup. Don’t be tempted to add more it will spread when you close the iron. There is a cup to catch the overflow. If attached properly it will do it’s job. If you’re indecisive about buying don’t be.

The design of this is just the best. Easy to use but most importantly easy to clean. On my first attempt, i accidently overfilled the trough and it oozed out everywhere. The messy was super easy to clean up and there is a catch basin in the back. The waffles came out perfect. With the 4 slots, it makes for quicker serving for a large family.

Beautiful kitchen appliance. However, i would look for one that could turn over so the waffle could be cooked (browned) evenly.

But, it’s still doesn’t do the job my 50 year old cast waffle iron did. I’ll probably keep it, but ‘m not in love. The waffles were light and crisp, but they are just not the same. I have to make gluten free and egg free waffles. So,the waffle iron has to get hot or you end up with a gooey center. That did not happen with this waffle iron. The first batch i made i used setting 6 and they came out mostly correct. They weren’t that golden and didn’t seem completely done. The next batch i used setting 7.

We tried other waffle makers from family members that worked, but went with the all clad. I love their cookware and haven’t been disappointed with this waffle maker. The catch-cup in the back catches any run-off if i overfill the tray. Love the audible alarm that tells me the waffles are done. It makes wonderful belgian waffles and requires very little storage space. I test waffle makers that flip over – while they are easier to get the waffle out, they require a lot of storage space and they cooked so fast that my yeast-based waffles weren’t completely done in the middle.

I make waffles weekly and even take my waffle maker on family vacations to the beach. I need a new one every few years and hesitated spending so much for this one. The waffles are thick and fluffy inside. I also have used brownie mix and regular cake mix in this waffle maker, both turned out amazing. The unit is pretty enough that it stays on my counter top, something no other waffle maker was allowed to do. It had a great looking​ feature that allows me to stand it up right for space savings and still show off an well made routine kitchen appliance. I am glad i took the plunge and bought this one and believe i might never need another.

I had done a lot of research on waffle irons and found this to be pretty universally loved by everyone that had bought it. I entertained the idea of cheaper waffle makers, because quite a few had pretty decent reviews, but went with this because it seemed really durable (many people left follow up reviews) and made high quality waffles. I have definitely found the latter to be true. I don’t use any nonstick spray and have only had to wipe the iron down with a towel when i’m done cooking. All excess batter goes out the back. I have made a wide variety of waffles and all have turned out great regardless of whether there is fruit in them, or they’re made with whole wheat flour–all have been perfect. The handle stays nice and cool while you’re cooking, but do beware that the rest of the waffle iron gets very hot–so watch out for little kids. I am ridiculously happy i bought this waffle maker and would recommend it to anyone.

Batter wipes off easily, but there’s no easy way to get crumbs out from the deep waffle iron grid (it’s too heavy to lift, tilt, and wipe). Still, makes beautiful waffles and looks lovely while doing it.

We ordered this after searching for the best waffle makers on youtube. This is a sturdy, well made product and it turns out perfect waffles every time. The norpro 1975 grip-ez grab and life silicone tong is a must to pull the waffles out. We are using the waffle recipe in the all-clad booklet, minus most of the sugar, and the waffles are so, so good. It’s a little more work because you have to whip the egg whites. If you don’t have time for that, you can just use pioneer baking mix to create a decent facsimile.

I love it so much that i will take it with me when i move out of the countryit cooks evenly and i don’t just make waffles in this waffle maker. It’s heavy duty yet stylish. All-clad, you truly know your stuff.

Yes, i spent this much on a waffle iron. The timing feature works absolutely perfectly. The heat control is a fantastic feature. The past two years i’ve been taking pinterest suggestions to use a waffle iron for more than just waffles. My old iron didn’t have heat setting, so some of those pinterest trials were errors. Not anymore– cinnamon rolls ✅ brownies ✅ hash browns ✅ eggs ✅ nice deep waffles ✅✅.

Hamilton Beach Power Deluxe Mixer 64699, Everything is great about this for the money except one thing

Its ok for the price, but not made very well.

Everything is great about this for the money except one thing. The beaters don’t really mix anything on the bottom of bowl. Seems like i have to scrap it up all the time to get everything mixed well.

This is 2nd mixer i’ve ordered. 1st one was gift to daughter & she loved it. Now other daughter needed one.

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“Much better than our old handheld for about $5 more
, Must have for a kitchen
, Everything is great about this for the money except one thing

Not as great as i thought it would be but it works and looks great.

Makes great pizza dough that’s what i mainly use it for.

Is a very sturdy product big bowl and can even make bread dough, well worth the price comes with attachments.

Only lasted 6 month, though.

Im a very satisfied customer. Now it’s easier to make my cheese cakes.

This mixer is fully functional. My first impression was that it appears to be mish and all break easily, but after using it for several months, i have become quite happy with it. The bowl is easy to turn and manipulate. We and is very easy to clean.

Bought as christmas gift for my wife.

Was a great help making christmas cookies.

I was impressed with looks of this mixer,bought as christmas gift.

Wonderful mixer, works great, powerful too .

I gave this as a christmas gift to a friend who wanted to replace his heavy kitchen aid mixer. This was a good choice because it is lighter, but had the whisk, dough-hooks and regular beaters as attachments which are also included with the kitchen aid. I’m pleased with this purchase and i hope to hear good comments from my friend as well.

The price was great, the shipping speed was great & it looks nice enough to keep out on the counter.

It works well for new comers who is starting to bake.

Just exactly what i was looking for. . Made someone very happy, of decent quality.

My mother says it works well – was a christmas gift.

It is amazing the colour is also lovely.

I bought this a couple of years ago when i realized i was never going to be able to afford a kitchen aid, lol. And i have never been disappointed. I bake a lot, especially through the holidays, a dozen loaves of bread and 15 dozen cookies each christmas for my gift trays is par for the course. Those are baked over a period of 3 days and this handy mixer has never let me down. The bowl is heavy as has been mentioned in other reviews and is sometimes difficult for my old hands but that is not a bad trade off for security, i have dropped it several times and it is really really sturdy, i don’t fear it breaking as i would a flimsier bowl, metal might be nice, but i rather like the clear glass as i can see when all the flour is incorporated better.

I bought this mixer on another site 2 years ago. I used it to make mashed potatoes for thanksgiving giving both years. The potatoes were too much for it and this year it stopped working. But i loved it for everything else. Cake batter, bread & pretzel dough. Especially loved the clear glass bowl. Just stay away from overloading it. 20 lbs of potatoes each year was too much.

Easy to handle and did what i expected and wanted.

It works just as i would expect a good mixer to function. The only negative is you have to use your other hand to press the button on the side of the base in order to tilt up the mixer and beaters. I think it would be handier if the button for that was within reach of the index finger or thumb of the hand that holds the mixer. It makes for a little bit of awkward handling. Other than that, it works well. It looks nice on the counter top, too.

This is a great and handy mixer. Useful and very adaptable for any type of job.

Melitta MEX1B Espresso/Cappuccino Machine : Best deal

Love this cappuccino machine. I will admit that i don’t use it to froth milk. The whole process of frothing milk on an amateur machine is too much work and clean-up for me — i simply use a dedicated milk frother in the microwave. But for brewing a cup of espresso that tastes right, uses your own ground coffee beans and allows for a very generous amount of beans used, is fairly fast and steams the grounds, this is the best machine i have used. Also have had to work with the company with a couple small defects on the product and they were apologetic and fast with the fix. The unit is also easy on the hands — the lid, which must screw on tightly, is ribbed and an easy shape to grip, unlike other machines with smooth cone-shaped caps. The splatter factor as the espresso comes out is minimal compared to other machines. I am fully satisfied with this machine. I did not expect high-line high-priced machine performance from this low-cost machine, and i got more than i expected.

I’m on my second one in 4 years. And i only bought the second one because i dropped the carafe on the floor and broke it. I make two double cappuccinos with it every morning. There’s virtually nothing to break on this thing so it basically boils down to price and ergonomics. It’s cheap and the valve and cap are easier to turn then the equally cheap mr coffee version. Dump all the water out every so often before you fill it. Otherwise, flakes of mineral deposits will make the valve hard to turn and clog the steamer. Throw away the rubber thing on the steamer. It just messes up the frothing.

I had this for 2 weeks before the “pressure relief valve” broke. Once that happenned it leaked steam all the time and no longer brewed properly. When it worked the coffee was very good. I suppose with a more expensive machine you would get a metal pressure valve that wouldn’t break.

It’s very basic, easy to use and makes delicious esspresso. It’s actually quite a bargain. I have personally never made my own cappicino or espresso and even the first batch i attempted was perfect and delicious. I’m not sure why i’ve never heard of this brand before but i plan on looking to see if they make a regular coffee pot to replace my old one with.

  • Good value, great espresso!
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Melitta MEX1B Espresso/Cappuccino Machine ( MEX-1B )

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  • “Froth Only” feature makes thick, creamy froth for cappuccinos and lattes
  • Adjustable espresso/cappuccino stop knob
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
  • Easy to use

I live in nyc where cappuccinos and lattes run close to $4. In the interest of saving money i wanted to buy a machine that was small enough to fit in my small kitchen, but sturdy enough to make my favorite coffee drinks on a daily basis and quick and easy to use. This machine features it all. After 10 cups i recouped the cost of my machine and a small nissan thermos to carry my lattes in to work. I bought it 6 months ago and i now can’t live without it. And have not encountered any problems whatsoever. My brother in law has had the same machine at the hospital where he works for a year now, providing espresso to the er staff 24/7. They’re only problems with the machine has been caused by staff (one person broke the glass carafe, another clogged the frother by not cleaning it).

I’ve had many latte machines. This melitta mex18 is just a great machine, simple to use, good product results. I saw the reviews a year ago and thought no way for so little money and bought an expensive briel. No comparison, i sold the briel and bought this one. Superior machine and i could have saved lots of money by believing the reviews i read on the melitta originally, but no i had to learn the hard, and expensive way. Don’t do what i did – buy this one and be happy, flush with cash, and enjoying easy, superb lattes.

This little machine is the bomb. It works amazingly well, takes up little space and is one of the few espresso machines that actually comes with a pot to collect the good stuff. I’m through chucking out cash at [local coffee store]. There’s also no need to spend more on a machine when you can get one that works this well for this price.

A few years ago, my wife and i spent our honeymoon in italy. Everyday i would grab a cappuccino in the morning and one in the afternoon. I was telling my wife that i missed the afternoon cappuccinos in italy, and she purchased this maker for me as a gift. At first i was intimidated by making my own cappuccino. So i watched the video that came with this maker, and in a few minutes i was on my way to making a quality cup of cappuccino. I used starbuck’s ground espresso. Comprehensive video (less than 5 minutes long) will have you on your way to making quick, easy, and enjoyable cappuccino/espresso.

I’ve had my machine for so long i can’t remember when i purchased it. I would estimate it to be somewhere around 9-10 years old. It was in storage for 2 of those years (moved a couple times). I used it at first, maybe, once a week. Now 9 years later i use it almost every day. It’s not too loud (though, being an espresso maker, it of course makes some noise), it’s quick, and the coffee tastes good. The only reason i didn’t give it five stars is that the steaming arm doesn’t fit mugs. You either have to lift the machine off of the counter, angle the mug (and spill the milk), put the arm over the edge of the counter, or use a shorter steaming vessel. For the price i paid and how long this has lasted it’s not a big deal.

This item is an affordable all in one cappucino maker. The water you put in makes your cup of coffee and also provides the steam for your milk. Read the directions carefully as you need to turn the dial at a specific time to correctly steam your milk and this keep your coffee hot. Once you get it down, you can make a very nice cup of coffee. Be aware, don’t use this for groups or parties as it will only do one cup at a time. Another thing to be aware of is that you need to clean the steam wand after each cup so it doesn’t clog. I felt i definitely got my money’s worth, but you need to have an element of patience to use this item. Also, make sure you use skim milk; foams so much better.

I got this about 3 years ago from a friend who was moving and didn’t want to take it with her. I don’t use it every day, and have only used the frother a couple of times (i would rather not have to clean it then have frothy milk). I love how fast it is, and it’s not super loud. My only problem with it is my lattes have been tasting bitter recently. Looking around online (i didn’t get a manual since it was used) it seems i should have been taking apart the part where the water comes out and cleaning that as well. I took it apart and found that it smelled of old coffee (ew) so i soaked it all in vinegar. Now the metal parts smell good, but the gasket still stinks. I have no idea how to clean it or where to get a new one. 🙁 but i am happy that this has been my only issue with it.

I received this cappuccino maker second hand from a neighbor in germany, and i used it quite frequently for two years (with very hard water containing limestone, which killed two other regular coffee makers in that time), and had no problems with my melitta. It was very simple to use and the cappuccino/espresso that it produced tasted great. Unfortunately i had to leave it over there with all of our other electrical appliances (i hope the friends that we passed it down too get as much use from it as we did), but i am going to re-order the same one now for u.

The first one lasted more than eleven years using it daily and sometimes more than once a day. This new one, same model than the former one, is going beyond all my expectations.

I have used this machine daily for over a year now and am now giving or recommending it to friends and family. Its very easy to use and produces a good 4 oz of espresso in about 5 to 10 minutes. You need to use finely ground coffee for best results (but that is generally true for nearly all espresso machines. ) i must admit i rarely use the frothing tool so can’t give an opinion on its durability but it does provide adequate steam when needed. But if you want espresso without spending hundreds of dollars, this is a great machine to start with. And at this price, if it lasts only a year or two, you can replace several times before you equal a typical and expensive model.

I’m surprised at some of the negative reviews of this machine. It doesn’t take too long to brew, the frother works great (it took some practice to get the frothing down, but now i can do it flawlessly without having to heat the milk first) and the cappuchinos/espressos are tasty. My only complaint was that the melitta beans it came with were too bitter for my taste, so i picked up a can of illy espresso and now i am in complete bliss. Tip on frothing – wait until near the end to attempt frothing the milk, not when it starts brewing like the instructions say. The steam needs to be super-hot for it to work well.

I’ve used for a month and learned the trick to some great lattes. I have a cheapo burr grinder, cause i want a fresh grind right?. But the fine grind is still chunky and with course grinds it’s basically a tiny drip maker. So i ground some to flour-like powder at the store, like espresso should be. Problem is that it turns to concrete and this thing will over pressurize and blow steam everywhere. So i mixed a home ‘fine’ grind with the powder grind 50/50 and it brews with the perfect max pressure for this system. So use a grinds mix, heat up your milk (i use 1 to 1 w/espresso), add sugar and/or syrup to milk, heat in nuker until hot. Add just a little more water than the 4 cup line on the caraffe and brew with grinds basket filled just under the top and not packed down.

You know sometimes ok and some not ,of course we talking about $ 26.

Before i decided to buy myself an espresso machine, i didn’t even know what ‘crema’ was. I’m not versed in espresso lingo, and i don’t know the pros and cons of all the various types of machines and what they can do. I just wanted to be able to make myself a good cup of cappuccino in the comfort of my own kitchen. And this little espresso machine handles that job superbly. In the year i’ve owned it, i’ve made cappuccinos on an almost-daily basis, and haven’t had a single problem. Friends have commented that the quality of cappuccino it makes is comparable to what you can get at an actual coffeehouse (or, in the case of starbucks, even better). I would recommend this espresso machine to anyone. You can’t go wrong for the price.

99 you’re not getting the best espresso machine out there, are you?. But that said, you’re getting an espresso machine for $19. 99i used this machine every day for months and was quite satisfied. ) i use fine ground coffee i get at the local supermarket. This machine is easy to use and quickly pumps out the mud i want. I use it to make my ‘cappuccino’. The machine is well built and has never leaked.

I came across this machine recently at a mission thrift store. No box but looked new or hardly used. Boy was this a treasure to find. I have studied about espresso machines online for years always wanting one. Tried a mr coffee and took it back. Just did not taste like espresso, lattes or cappuccinos. They gave me three days grace to try it to see if it worked. It did, was simple to use and directions were not difficult to understand. The coffee, espresso, lattes and cappuccinos are great. Of course not a seattle’s best espresso coffee bar cup of coffee but will do. You just have to have the right coffee beans to make a tasty cup. Seattle’s post alley, henry’s, or bistro (unfortunately no longer exists) but better than starbucks (which is easy to beat) i prefer jamaican blue mountain, seattle’s best: henry’s, twilight decaf, post alley, 5th avenue bistro, tj roasters [. raven’s brew brand coffee: raven’s brew, wicked wolf, deadmans reach and santa caws. ]

Salton and melitta seems to be linked, and the lower end products are both made in china and branded separately. Here is a little espresso 101 advice for novices. A true espresso machine produces a quality ‘shot’ by heating water to a specific non boiling temperature and forcing it via a pump through the coffee grounds. Machines such as the one listed here are sometimes derisively referred to as ‘steam toys. Recently i acquired a brand new salton ex-80 the steam unit that had an 800 watt boiler. Essentially, what this and other a similar steam power units do is to force the water throughout the grounds via steam pressure. This is not unlike the small italian stovetop ‘moka’ pots. The resulting brew does not really resemble true espresso. But it does make strong coffeehowever, having tried this inexpensive ex-80 unit i was pleasantly surprised to find that it brewed four espresso cups faster than any other steam powered unit i had ever seen. The resulting coffee was again a very similar to the italian metal stovetop pots ,but it went through so quickly that much less of the bitterness often associated with steam espresso machines was simply not there. Keep in mind there won’t be any crema and none of the more delicate or subtle flavors found in a true pump espresso maker. While i cannot vouch for this particular model, i would assume it is made in a similar fashion and should do the job in a similar way. I would avoid larger capacity machines, as you want the process done fast. If you’re planning on adding cream and sugar to your beverage, much of the benefit of the true pump machine will be lost.

Works great as long as you heat the milk up in the microwave first, and don’t froth till coffee is done. Great shipping arrived in just a couple of days in excellent condition.

West Bend 6130 Raclette, love it and the bonus granite top!

It’s slow melting the cheese. Also the shape of the mini pans is triangular which does not fit the size of the cheese slices well. Minor detail but coming from a swiss national, trust me it will get to you. Lastly, the scrapers are plastic. Not sure i don’t prefer wooden ones.

4 diners is the most you could possibly do as the top cannot accommodate any more than that. I would have thought the grill top would have charred the food more than it did, so that is my only disappointment. Does not come with tongs, so need to order those separately as they are definitely needed. Slice the meats thin and it works fine. I tried lamb chops once and it took forever to cook.

The stone top sees much more use than the grill top which is a bit thin but functional.

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  • 1200-Watts 8 person raclette grill includes 8 raclette dishes and 8 spatulas
  • Ideal for grilling vegetables, meats or for keeping grilled foods warm
  • Made of non-stock grill top and granite stone top
  • Features adjustable temperature control for optimum control
  • Safe to use in dishwasher; comes with 1 year warranty

Comments from buyers

“Amazing for Beginners
, Very happy find
, love it and the bonus granite top!

Overall the quality of the product seems quite good. The time for shipping was only 8 days. The seller does not mention in his add that he is selling a 110-120 volt appliance. When selling electrical equipment you would think the seller would be aware of the grid voltage for the countries he is supplying. I live in australia and we use 240 volt.

I am overall very satisfied with the raclette grill. I haven’t tried the grantite stone top yet but was happy about the other top. I haven’t noticed any warping of the top like others mentioned but i noticed that the temperature went down drastically but that was most likely due to us adjusting the temperature. I haven’t quite figured out yet at what temperature i have to set it to get the best results but the more i use it the better it will work. Will buy a few more for family. I am highly recommending buying this grill. It is much cheaper than most other raclette grills. Well worth every penny spent.

You turn it on a few minutes before you’ll be actually using it, specially if using the marble stone. That way when ready, it will be already hot. Good home appliances don’t need to be the more expensive.

Being new to the raclette scene, my husband and i bought this to see what all the fuss was about. Needless to say, we use it at least twice a week now, usually more. The granite top is the only one we’ve used as we like the idea of being ‘cave people’ and cooking on a rock. It works great, though it takes a while to pre-heat. Instructions included advise that you rub oil on it before heating so as to ensure non-stickage. For the most part the stone is easily clean-able, though food does get cooked on. Soap and water and a little elbow grease does the trick. We love the stone so much we haven’t even touched the grill part as i read some other reviews about it getting warped. The non-stick pans and spatulas are also really great. They can be easily wiped clean with a paper towel while ‘raclette-ing’ for quick replacement of cheese or veggies. The heating element is solid, and for the price, i can’t imagine why anyone would need to buy a more ‘high-end’ one. Definitely going to buy one of these as wedding presents for everyone i know and then some. If you’ve never used a raclette and are nervous about shelling out $100 bucks or more for a high-end one, try this one first.

I bought this to use with my husband for our in home date nights. We love to try different cheeses and make our own charcuterie plates. I am so glad we bought this grill.

If you really like to do raclette, kick in some more money. Pans just do not get as hot as some of the nice ones i have used. The grill top with granite stone however works perfectly. For the occational use, it works.

Lived in france the last 3 years, before that in germany and hungary. I had quality european raclette grills. This one doesnt really make the top 10 for me. The real problem is the heating element that is much to weak. It takes a looong time to heat up and to get any color on your cheese is very very time consuming. Aside of this, good price, the stone is a nice extraall in all a little bit more power would have made this a good product. Like this, i would call it not the best buy i did this year.

Great for dinner with family and friends. Efficient and warms up quickly.

We have always loved doing raclette and this set is great. The food cooks up great and fast when hot, and melting cheese below is the bestclean up is pretty easy, and i have thrown the shovels and scrapers in the dishwasher with no problem. The top has gotten scratched already and is somewhat flimsy, but for the price, i think we will get many good uses out of it before its done.

I bought this after getting back from france where we enjoyed a raclette party with a similar grill. We’ve used it twice in less than a month, and it’s been great fun for us and our guests. This is perfect for a small party as there are 8 little pans. Everyone liked making their own combinations of cheese, meats, & vegetables, and then cooking them on the grill. Large eggs take a while to cook, but i couldn’t find any small eggs, so i separated most of the white and just cooked the yolk, it was much faster.

It was perfect for the holidays since there are eight of us. And versatile because of the grill top included.

The black grill plate is really thin. I am used to these machines fromeurope and the ones that i used to use where much heavier and grilled warmer. However having said all that, the machine works and is alot of fun to us. Especially with friends and family. So all in all satisfied since it works and works well.

Love it have had many a great evening around my raclette.

For us this works, but one time after i used it, the stone looks permanently stained from some chicken. I hope i can find some cleaning product that will get it off because simply washing it doesn’t work. The metal top is like everyone said, thinner than what they expected and doesn’t sit right on there and you have to mess with it. If you really will use this more than a few times a year invest in the more expensive versions.

My step-daughters boyfriend is from the netherlands where this is a common appliance. We gave him one for christmas and he loves it.

I had to be so careful carrying the stone platter which is the grill part as i was flying to the caribbean with it. I have not used it yet but looks as advertised.

It was the most inexpensive product we found and had good reviews. We have only used it once, but were happy with it. Took a little while to heat up and you will probably need an extension cord, but our company loved it and we had a great dinner.

Raclette is a variety of cheese. It’s a very earthy, very intensely flavored swiss-style cheese from france that is so favored for its depth that it inspired a whole style of food preparation and service, and lent its name to the device used for such. In a nutshell, raclette (and any other varieties of cheese you favor) is shredded and served with vegetables, meats, fruits, breads, and other dip-able, top-able, bite-sized foods. We also make buttered noodles, seasoned rice, and raw pizza or biscuit dough because that’s the way we roll here. And all these things — raw, and par-cooked alike — are served as one would serve fondue: in great abundance and ready for customizing. Thinking ‘fondue’ is a good idea as raclette is rather like deconstructed fondue. The process is simple: guests take the accouterments, grill and sauce and season them atop the griddle, and on personal handled pans, melt their choice or mix of cheeses under the broiler beneath the grilling surface. So what you wind up with is savory tidbits you then top with melted cheese, and enjoy as-is or atop fresh bread or some other starchy staple. We generally serve three or four cheeses (and if you have dairy-avoidance issues to consider, since the pans and prep are all ‘every man for himself’ you can also offer vegan and lactose-free cheeses that won’t be interfered with by other offerings) which we shred for quicker melting.

It was over 16 years since we first experienced raclette in germany. I was very excited to find that i could purchase one that is fitted for 110 (us electric). Raclette is a very communal way to have a meal. Everyone has their own skillet where they grill their ingredients which are mixed with cheese. It takes time and lots of conversation to do it properly, which makes it a great party meal. It’s a great way to spend a winter’s evening. This raclette grill comes with two tops, one is metal and the other stone. We have not used the metal yet because the stone works great for our purposes. The only problem i have is the length of the cord–it’s too short. You will have to use an extension cord, so order a heavy duty one made for heating appliances.

Definitely a very cool machine. Great customer service from the manufacturer. Lost a raclette dish and the people at westbend sent us another, at no charge. The granite slab is an added bonus. Can be used to grill food on top, (which is it’s purpose but i never do, i’m in it solely for the cheese. ) or i use it as a cheese board. Just like the ones i had in europe but it plugs into an american wall socket. Just what i was looking for. Consider going to a real cheese store and buy some good raclette and have them cut it for you or be sure to cut good thick enough slices of whatever raclette or other (not recommended) cheese you use.

Not sure how it could be better, or why you would need to spend more than this. The stone is very nice and heated up very well. We cooked all kinds of meas and cheeses on this with no issues. The plated underneath are non st ik so the cheese just slide right out with out using the scrapers. My family loved this for our christmas eve dinner and may become a holiday tradition.

Champion Juicer Champion Household Juicer 2000 PLUS G5-NG-853S – BLACK MODEL, powerhouse

This is the second machine we have purchased, having sold the first one to a neighbor when we moved. The chopping blade does not seem to be as effective as the one in our first machine, but it still works. Got the juicer primarily for my wife to have banana/papaya ice cream as, due to severe dietary restrictions, this is one of the only treats she can eat. I have made juice with the machine, but it really was purchased just to make the iced cream. Very effective and easy to use and clean up after.

The only reason i didn’t give 5 stars is because it does leave a lot of juice in the pulp. When i am done juicing the items i put the pulp back through and i cannot tell you how much juice i get just from the pulp. Other than that the juicer is hardy and powerful.

We bought this juicer for our daughter, we have one that we have had for almost 25 years and bought it used. The champion juicer is a very quality and heavy duty juicer.

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  • Large 1.75″ Diameter Feed Tube, 1725 RPMs, 540 Watt Motor, 110V 60HZ

Comments from buyers

“powerhouse
, Easy to clean
, Great Juicer

This is our 5th champion juicer. It is working well and i really like the black color. The others were all white and they become discolored by the things we juice, i. We juice everyday and have actually worn out 3 of the 5.

This is the second champion juicer to reside on my kitchen counter top. The reason i purchased it was that my first champion was an older brown model that dad shipped to me in an invincable crate that he hand built for its trip from florida to michigan. It arrived in perfect condition and worked wonderfully 5 days a week for another 14 years. I waited to order this year’s new model only to decide to stick with model 2000 due in part to the 10 year warranty. I ordered the black color to eliminate any potential discoloration as it mightly occupies a place of prominence in my kitchen.

Does exactly what it is supposed to do–you can tell it is a high quality machine.

This is my third champion juicer, there isn’t a better juicer. So i’ll start right off with the facts. If you are buying a juicer for grandmas orange juice once a month, this isn’t the juicer for you. If you are looking for a juicer that you can cram 5 lbs of carrots thru, 5 oranges, some ginger and lemon, then this is your best bet. I’ve seen the videos on here of people using other masticating juicers, and read the review (negative) about champion juicers. If you didn’t read the instructions that came with it, then you obviously aren’t smart enough to use it. So put it on ebayi’ve tried other juicer before. My review isn’t biased (that i know of) but the champion wins hands down. This juicer takes a few runs to get used to it, so don’t get frustrated and give up. Learn it’s limitations and strengths. Refrigerate everything to be juiced. The juicer heats up, so start with cold producerun a few carrots before citrus, then alternate.

I have only had the champion household juicer for about a month now but am using it daily and really like it. We have tried many different fruits and veggie drinks with much success. I usually make juice for the four of us every morning, and my kids love waking up to fresh tasty juices. We also have made sorbets for dessert–yum.My only negative experience so far is that while trying to make almond meal, the motor really heated up and started to smell. The heat from the motor affected the flavor of the small amount of almond paste i did create. I haven’t tried any other nuts for fear of burning out the motor. If you mainly want great tasting fruit and vegetable juice, i would highly recommend it.

This food processor is the bomb. It does everything you will ever imagine. It’s like buying about 6 different foods processors of different types all in one. I love it, although it is expensive, it’s worth the price. I will buy it all over again and agin if it gets broke.

The juicer is performing as hoped. I plan to order me one in the future.

Excellent carrot, apple, etc juice. I hate cleaning it its relatively easy when clean immediately. My rule, juice, use everything, then clean before taking a sip/bite. I recommend making banana ice cream, nut butters & more.

It took me a few times trying to put it together after cleaning. But now i am really fast with cleaning and putting it back together.

One of the best purchases i ever made. I truly believe juicing helped curing my husband from cancer, and thus is the best affordable juicer i could find.

Champion juicer was recommended by a friend, and she was right. Very easy to put together, and, more importantly, to clean.

It is an awesome product that has matched every expectations.

Really the juice has better taste that with the other machines.

I love my champion juicer if there’s ever a fire in my home it’s on the first five for me to take out. It works so hard easy to clean and put together. Everyone comes to my home and wants one. It’s going to help me beat breast cancer.

My mom has owned a champion household juicer 2000 for over 25 years, so my boyfriend bought one about 1 1/2 years ago. He purchased it because my mom has never had one problem in over 25 years with hers. The juicer is heavy duty, literally runs with a small motor. The juice is pure and delicious. There is no other juicer i would purchase.

Absolutely love this juicer. I spent several days deciding between a champion juicer and an omega juicer. Finally settled on this one. My mil has had her champion juicer for 20+ years and i plan on having mine that long.

I have purchased this product in the past and just purchased it again. It is fantastic and i consider the best out there if you want to juice.

It is a home run in our home. We don’t know why it took so long to get one.

Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to assemble. One of the best and most recommended and it’s easy to see why. Produces a lot of juice with minimal veggies.

So far the champion has delivered on its promise as a powerful juicer that extracts all the goodness and makes great juice. It’s relatively easy to clean and i like it for making nut butters even better than my vitamix.

Update International Grease Filter Rack, Good product, but only the filters are included

Good product, but it is only the filters, not the stand, the company was contacted and quickly issued me a refund due to the wording in the advertisement not being clear. This is only the filters, which are really good filters. I would deal with this company again.

Have used this type of filter for many years and they save lots of good oil for more use.

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  • Set Includes:(1) Fryer Filter Stand (GFCR-189) and (1) Box Filter Cones, 40 Pk. (GFC-109)
  • Optimum Convenient Set

Comments from buyers

“Solved a Big Problem
, Makes it go thru better.
, Work great. We fry a lot of fish and they

Product is good quality, and the correct size.

I ordered the cones to fit a filtration frame for renewing old fryer grease. Surprised me hat it worked so well. The fryer grease came out like new. Then i used the cones to drain whey from yogurt. That was better than the cloth bags i’d used. And i didn’t have to launder. Just toss the used filter out. Finally, and likely controversial. I am a legally licensed medical marijuana caregiver for 4 patients, who, thanks to the filtering cones, has the benefit of canna-butter and canna-massage-oil. After simmering finely ground marijuana in coconut oil for hours, it is now simple to strain out the spent sludge.

Need to use with a large funnel since the oil drips from many locations as it flows through the filter, but works good for filtering my oil after deep frying a turkey, etc.

Purchased to filter mineral oil used in african small hive beetle traps, under honeybee hives, works great. As the oil is cool or cold it is slow to fillter but stills does the job.

Very good buy, tight weave cloth filters grease very well :).

Wonderful addition to the kitchen.

We fry a lot of fish and they work great. For the price you cannot beat them. Even cheaper than the 1 gallon paint filters in the hardware store.

Ok,so i was unsure about this filter. I purchased it exclusively to remove solids after frying french fries. I was unsure what to expect, did not even buy the filter stand (unitasker). I had an large empty tin can of pineapple juice, cut a 1′ hole on the bottom with a bi-metal hole saw, put the filter in it, poured the oil in the can and it worked like a charm. I had another person hold the can over the vessel which would house the used oil, but it was super quick, clean, efficient. The filter is great and it captured everything from the canola oil. Oh, the oil was room temperature, as well. Will buy again when i run out.

My husband complained about filtering grease after cooking fish. I found this one on amazon, read all the reviews and ordered it. My husband used this morning and loves it. I had a large pot to set the filters system in, used clothes pins to keep the filter in place, heated the grease a little and after filtering the grease is clear and ready for our next use. This is an inexpensive way to keep our grease clean. I recommend this filtering system. The chrome basket is made well and my husband was impressed with the filters.

Filters all the little stuff out so you can use grease over and over again. Suggest heating it up before pouring thru the filters.

Works better than trying to use coffee filters.

I got these with the 10′ filter stand. They were a perfect fit and they worked better than i expected.

While i don’t have the stand(s), i just cut the in half and use a simple strainer to filter the oil.

Works great for reusing fish oil.

Great filters, don’t have frame yet.

Will catch all the excess crap within your grease. If you fry foods you should obtain.