West Bend 72212 Electric Extra-Deep Square 12-Inch Nonstick Skillet, Great Pan but Keep Your Old Thermostat if it still works

I ordered this as a replacement to the one i was using. I should have gotten this size before< i really love it.

Certainly got my monies worth.

The only thing i can think of to improve this would be to have a type of ‘pour spout’ for the grease/drippings.

Key specs for West Bend 72212 Electric Extra-Deep Square 12-Inch Nonstick Skillet, Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

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  • Large, family-size capacity is easy to use and even easier to clean
  • Allows for healthier cooking as well as easier serving & draining
  • Easily view cooking progress
  • Stylish product design, provides easy and safe handling

Comments from buyers

“12” West Bend Electric Skillet
, West Bend Electric Skillet
, Not quite as good as my 20+ yr old electric frypan.

I previously had an older (20+yr) black and decker skillet which unfortunately came it’s demise this past summer cooking up hundreds of sausages for a stampede breakfast. I purchased this new one primarily because of the deep sides (which i love) and because i remembered that westbend was a good kitchen appliance name, from my days working in housewares at woodwards in the 1980s. I like the deep sides and glass, clear lid. My only complaint is that the pan sides/bottom are generally thinner than my previous pan and there are definite hot spots in the element circle area. I understand that most, if not all, current (circa 2000s) electric pans have this same issue. So, for me, it’s really not a true complaint, just a disappointment, because i really enjoyed using my old, deceased pan better.

We’ve bought several of these over time and use it at least once a day. We took it on our vintage trailer camping trip to florida for 5 weeks and it was a great help. We have the larger one but the size of this one is much more convenient. Because we use it so often we usually have to purchase one about ever two years. The surface does wear out eventually.

I love my electric skillet its my camp and home favorite.

Make sure you have the control inserted firmly. I couldn’t get it to heat at first but it wasn’t making contact so when it was pushed in more firmly it worked. Cleans up nicely with the non-stick feature. I would buy from amazon again.

I like the design very much and the size is fine. The glass lid is great because you can see what is going on inside the skillet without having to take the lid off. The knob on top of the lid keeps working loose however.

This is exactly what i wanted. I could not find one in the stores that was this deep.

I had one years ago and loved it then but other appliance came along and i never replaced it. Now that i have i can’t figure out why i let the old one go. It’s easy to use, heats up quickly, cleans easily and then stores away. I love it and won’t live without one again.

It was a gift and they like it really well.

I replaced an older west bend skillet with a similar one from a groc. After the first use i found out what was wrong–it could not be immeresed in water. I went on line to find one because none was available in stores. I’m greatly pleased that i could find one. The only negative is that the handles seem too large for washing or storage.

I bought this non-stick pan to replace an old aluminium one and it works fine but the cord is about two inches too short to properly reach the outlet, not a problem with the old pan. The clear lid is great and the pan is very light. Buy the bigger one if you have alot of mouths to feed, this is just right for one person’s meal.

Nice item cant say more it was a gift thank you.

Great had no problems with it , the teflon will wear thin after continuous use , that can be expected for the price.

This product is a bit of a disappointment to me. The heating element is much smaller than any other electric skillet i have ever owned. It gets too hot in the center and has cold spots at the edges. The first pancakes i made were like moon pies – black and white – from the hot and cold areas of the pan. I’ve since figured out some of its idiosyncrasies and can cook better on it. But, things that i try to brown do not get crispy. The temperature control is not too accurate; things are either set too high or too low. That’s why i give this product 3 stars; it’s just ok.

Skillet works well and deep sides are nice to have. However, i am very disappointed with the condition it was in when delivered. One side was slightly best which would not allow the top to fit properly. Had to bend it back into shape so that the lid would fit. Sending it back was not an option as my time is very limited as i am caretaker for my very ill spouse.

I bought this primarily for its compact size.

I go through electric fry pans like water, it’s my most-used kitchen small appliance. Got this one to be on-deck for our current west bend, which is the traditional metal-lidded one. I haven’t actually used the new one yet, so i can’t rate how it cooks, but we did test it to make sure it works. Eventually it did heat, but it was so hard to plug the cord into the pan. Decided it was worth keeping the skillet, but hope eventually it will work more smoothly. I really love the depth of this pan. 12′ is big enough for most of our meals, but the extra deep sides allow plenty of room for gravy, or stirring. This is great, since the glass lid makes the pan shorter than the old metal one.

Nice skillet; i’m happy with it. I especially like the depth and it’s very easy to clean. The glass lid makes it easy to watch ‘what’s cooking’.

Deep sides lid you can see through while cooking easy to clean and cooks nice.

Westbend makes the best electric pans. Had a few other brands and were not pleased. Went back to this brand and it is a winner. The pan is deep sided and gives you extra room other brands don’t. I will always go to west bend for reliability and quality hands down. You will never go wrong with them.

It’s the perfect size for meals for 2-3 people. I really like the extra depth – others i looked at were only half as deep and would have never worked for the recipes i make.

Very useful to avoid mess when frying or cooking or if you like to keep food warm for later. Easy clean, enough deepness for frying and good to be used by everyone at home. A plus is that you can bring it out to the porch when a meal outdoors wanted, if no plug there just connect to an outdoor extension cable.

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.

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.

Key specs for West Bend 6130 Raclette (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

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    by entering your model number.
  • 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.

West Bend 6201 Rotary Waffle Maker Extra Deep Fast and Easy 180 Degree Rotation Adjustable Temperature Control For Fluffy Crisp Waffles – Ok but not great. I’ve struggled with some mixes but no I

This waffle iron worked as advertised. Heat settings were fine, you can go from soft to crispy with the dial settings on this machine. The directions don’t say anything about using cooking spray but i used some on my first waffle but not on the rest and nothing stuck to iron. Keeping my iron level was not a problem as some reviews have said. The book says to use 1/3 cup of waffle batter but you really need a little more, just pour until the iron is almost covered. All batters are different so you will have to experiment a little with the amounts and cooking times but that is no different from any other appliance you use. I would difinitely buy this product again or give as a gift.

This is a great waffle maker at a great price – easy to use. The light setting works best for waffles. Unfortunately, the casing is plastic and i dropped it. (it actually fell off the top of our refrigerator when the door was opened) and the connection with the wiring housing broke. My husband glued it with loctite superglue and it’s holding and working just fine, but i’ll be purchasing a new one.

. I like it and the price was very good. I’ve only used it twice, so far, so i haven’t mastered it yet. I set the temperature dial about half way on the first usage, and that wasn’t enough – the waffles weren’t crisp enough. The second time, i advanced the temperature to about three quarters, and that still wasn’t enough. So next time i’ll go to the limit to see if that yields a crisp waffle. Additionally, the waffles tended to stick, but i think that’s the fault of my batter. The machine seems to be very well built, and i anticipate that it’ll hold up well. And the folding handle allows it to be stored in a relatively small space. Here are the specifications for the West Bend 6201 Rotary Waffle Maker Extra Deep Fast and Easy 180 Degree Rotation Adjustable Temperature Control For Fluffy Crisp Waffles:

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  • Brushed stainless steel housing
  • Nonstick Coated plates
  • Drip tray also included for quick clean up
  • Adjustable controls include “power” and “ready” indicator lights, also includes light to dark browning control
  • Cool-touch handle
  • Easy fold away compact storage and smaller packaging

Getting waffles perfect is really tied to the feature of being able to flip the iron over after closing it. Often waffle irons with this feature are very expensive and it’s difficult to spend a lot of money on a small appliance for specialized and occasional use. This waffle iron does a great job with one con, the setting for light to dark is not very accurate. If you like your waffles crispy you have to set the knob to maximum and then leave the waffle in the iron for at least a minute after it says it’s finished to get the desired affect. I suppose this is really a matter of opinion but both myself and my wife found the waffles much to tender and soft at the maximum setting so others will probably find this to be true as well. The iron will still do the job as the iron doesn’t shut off when it says it’s finished, it simply stops getting hotter, but this seems to be a bit of an oversight.

I like the size (it stores easy without taking up a lot of space). And i love the waffles i make with it. I’m a firm believer in reading the directions firstthat’s what i did, then i made the waffles (lots of waffle mix out there – just add egg and water – no need to make from scratch).

Reviews from purchasers :

  • She loves it!!! YUM, so do I.
  • Super simple, delicious waffles, reasonable price
  • Yummy yummy for the tummy ! (updated)

I was a little skeptical about the quality of this iron before buying it, but was encouraged by previous positive reviews. I gotta say i am very happy with this device. It has little to no leakage (a tiny amount is to be expected with all w. Irons) and it even comes with a little plate to pick up any batter that falls. The waffles come out fluffy or crispy based on a dial you select, and best of all, they don’t stick to the pan. I used a bisquick recipe for waffles and it included a bit of oil. I tried cooking the waffles with and without spray, and i found that they came off just as easily without spray. Lastly it comes with a booklet that has several waffle recipes i will certainly be trying over the next few weeks. Very nice product, i definitely recommend it.

I had about 3-4 waffle makers i was considering, and had a hard time deciding. I am soooo glad i went with this one. It makes absolutely perfect waffles, its very easy to clean, very easy to use, and its not too big to store with my other small appliances. In the past, i’ve only had the kind where you lift the lid and pour the batter, never one that you turn the maker for it to cook. So i was a little unsure of that too. Wasn’t sure if that would make more of a mess, or would be more work to make waffles, but honestly, this waffle maker is so simple to use. I love the pan underneath to catch any spillover, but i haven’t had any spillover yet. Can’t say that’s ever happened before, so i’m happy about that too. My other favorite thing is the adjustable dial so that it will time cooking to however you like your waffles, from soft/fluffy to more crispy. With other waffle makers i’ve used, you just had to learn how long to cook them before taking them out.

I am thrilled with the west bend 6201 rotary waffle maker that i recently purchased. Pared with the golden malted pancake flour that i purchased through amazon, the waffles i am now making are a hit with my family and taste very much like the delicious waffles served in the breakfast buffets of popular hotels. The pan does tend to sometimes tilt a tiny bit during cooking, but not enough to affect the outcome of the waffle. The product still deserves a 5 star rating because the price and ease of operating make it a genuine bargain. I’m also amazed at how quickly the waffles can be cooked. My grandkids are now begging for ‘waffles’ whenever they have a sleepover at grandma and grandpa’s house,.

And she loves it, i just eat the waffles with the kids, and they are great, you can go from soft waffles to crunchy ones, machine is very easy to use and i find it cheap. 2013 six months into it, we love it so much that my wife takes it to the beach on weekends, after a few backs and forths we bought a second one to leave it at the beach; needless to say, great.

It worked perfectly from the first waffle i made. After reading other reviews, i made sure to use nonstick spray and set it on the highest setting and got golden brown, delicious waffles, every time. I did notice the slight tilt of the machine when sitting in the upright position but it didn’t affect the actual running of the machine at all.

I searched some stores and could not find a good belgian waffle maker. I went online and found the west bend 6201 and also liked the reviews. I used it the sunday after receiving it. Well, i used the krusteaz waffle mix and the waffles came out great. The 6201 has a nice dial to select your temp. So you can have the waffle come out the way you prefer. I recommend this to everyone. I love it and plan to have waffles every sunday morning.

It makes good waffles, but has trouble staying on one of the flips sides or the other. It’s loose and wants to just be sideways all the time. I have to prop something under the handle to keep it flipped.

I love my morning waffles but as a bachelor i usually just buy frozen waffles which are generally poor in flavor, texture and nutrition unless you buy the most expensive whole grain brands. My first and only use thus far was to make a large batch of a dozen waffles and i’m very pleased. I was able to use a healthy whole grain batter to which i added raw wheat germ, flax meal, omega 3 oil, liquid egg whites and a generous quantity of chopped walnuts. You can’t buy frozen waffles this nutritious.Addition of a little vanilla extract adds a mouth watering aroma that will fill your kitchen. I also added whole blueberries to some of the waffles but i prefer fresh berries on top. You have to use a measuring cup and experiment a bit to pour just the right amount to fill the molds without spillover during cooking. The one spillover i had was not bad since there is a ring channel around the mold to reduce mess and a plastic drip dish is included with the product. Cooking time was a bit faster than the last cheap waffle iron i had and that one made smaller waffles. I froze 8 waffles with a sheet of wax paper in between to prevent cooking.

This is the real deal, and it doesn’t cost $60. A trip to a good breakfast buffet made me have to have a real waffle maker. I wanted one that rotates but is simple and doesn’t take up a lot of room. I settled on this and couldn’t be happier. It heats up quickly and only takes a few minutes and a single flip to have evenly cooked waffles. You can easily adjust the temperature on it, but there is no indication of the exact temperature. I wasted a couple waffles getting it set right, but now perfect waffles come out every time. Clean up is easy (as long as you use cooking spray before each use and don’t let it sit for too long after), and it hardly takes up any of my (small) kitchen space at all. This makes great waffles without any hasslebonus: turn up the temperature a bit and this waffle maker can help with any late night brownie cravings.

The product works great and even accurately tells us when a waffle is ready. However, i bought a used on and mine came with food still stuck onto it from a previous owner, which i wasn’t too pleased with. After 5 minutes of cleaning and polishing it looked good as new, but i much rather would have received it pre-cleaned.

Love this waffle maker, leaves the waffles just the way i like it. I’ve figured that if i pour 3/4 of a cup the batters doesn’t spill over but its enough to make a fluffy waffle. The only thing is that you do have to put the dial almost all the way to dark to get the perfect waffle but thats a small thing to overlook for the price and features it comes with. The waffle maker has a green ready button on the top where the dial is and another one on the bottom for when you flip the waffle over you can see when its done. The handle folds for easy storage. The plates don’t come off so it takes a little bit longer to clean but very well worth it.

Good waffle maker, makes consistent waffles (among other things like quesadillas). It does a good job of telling you when the waffles are done based on your desired final consistency. My only complaint is that a non-crunchy waffle is impossible to remove from the unit unless you use cooking spray, which does impart some flavor on the waffle. It is easy to clean and very easy to use, i would recommend.

It takes me forever to choose a product online and i spend hours/days researching and reading amazon reviews (always starting with the 1 stars), and i rarely write my own. When i first pulled i t from the box i thought i’d made a mistake. It was light-weight and seemed like flimsy plastic casing. One of the things i dislike about waffles is how long it takes before they are all done and we can sit down together for breakfast. This is a really very fast and even cooking waffle maker. It comes with recipes, but i recommend this one:http://www. Com/recipes/40-a-day/waffle-of-insane-greatness-recipe/index. Htmland i don’t use buttermilk, but instead saco buttermilk powder (http://www. Com/saco-powdered-buttermilk-12-ounce-can/dp/b004axzew2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=utf8&qid=1368917789&sr=8-1&keywords=saco+buttermilk+powder)i like all the features from the light-to-dark selection, the rotary handle, all the way to the drip tray.

We wanted something that everyone in the family could use with ease, and this certainly did. First of all, it does not pick up space on your kitchen counter, it can slid in anywhere. Next this is not a heavy waffle maker, it is not too light but not heavy as the industrial or fancy size ones either. Everyone in my family now enjoys making fresh waffles, because of the ease of this waffle maker. We have gotten creative with our batters, by making them with nuts, dry fruit, candy (only on special occasion) and even a savory waffle with chopped bacon into the batter and then sprinkled on top when finished, with maple syrup.

Very cheaply made was disappointed although it does make waffles just doesn’t get hot enough and does not lock into place correctly do not recommend.

No issues with the unit itself. It makes wonderful golden waffles. They are a little cakey to be, i like them to be a little crispier, but it could just be my batter or that i’m not cooking them long enough–still have to play with it a little more. It’s easy to use and heats up fast. My only issue is that it’s pretty hard to clean. There are so many small crevices, especially because it turns that it’s really hard to get in there and clean properly. Also, i don’t like that the handle and the rotation mechanism is all made of plastic. It hasn’t caused any issues yet, but we’ll see how long it all lasts.

West Bend 82310 Stir Crazy Corn Popper : Stir Crazy is the best!

My wife and i love this popcorn maker. We prefer a popper that uses hot oil to pop the corn. We use a variety of oils to customize the flavor. This unit was an improvement from the older design. The pan under the clear bowl where you put the popcorn is removable. This makes clean up much easier. It also helps with flipping over the bowl so you can add salt or butter or cheese. It also has an on/off switch – the old one did not. My only complaint is that the hub that holds the mixing wire isn’t removable. This leads to a build up of oil under the hub, especially on the underside of the pan.

I loved this popcorn pooper. Had the older model long ago. This is even better with the removable hot plate to eat out of the top or dump into a bowl and make another batch. Nice to add some color as well.

Popcorn, who doesn’t love the stuff. This popper stirs the seeds and helps make sure that almost all kernels are popped. Makes very good popcorn with little effort.

We have had a stir crazy popper for nearly 15 years. This is the second one that we have purchased, and we purchased it as a wedding gift. They love it and use it regularly. This is a great product and a must have if you like popcorn.

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West Bend 82310 Stir Crazy Corn Popper, Red (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 6 qt. vented cover doubles as a serving bowl, includes snap on lid
  • Removable heating plate is non-stick coated and dishwasher safe
  • Motorized, reversing stir rod for improved popping
  • Heat resistant handles and base
  • On/off switch, 1000 watts, 1 year warranty

I love this newer version with the removable element. It makes it so much easier to clean and i think it pops even faster. ( maybe it was the orville reddenbocker popcorn, though) my only gripe about this is that the plastic cover eventually cracks. But i’d say 3 poppers in 45 years is pretty good.

I have always owned a stir crazy popcorn maker. They are the best popcorn makers. The only thing i didn’t like was cleaning the heating unit. I always got water into the electrical part of the popper and it had to dry out until i could use it again. The popcorn makers endured this abuse and worked great. My niece found this popper after she tried popcorn popped in our old stir crazy and loved it. She told us about it and we bought it. I really like the detachable bottom of the popper. Now i can take the popper tray off, clean it and not worry about getting water inside of the popper. It makes great popcorn, but when you stop hearing the pop of the corn in the popper, turn it off or it will burn quickly.

We had another stir crazy for years. It actually still works, but the bowl had some cracks around the top so we bought this new one. The popcorn is a great as ever. The removable bottom that allows for easy cleaning is fabulous. I am sure we will have years of great popcorn all over again.

Don’t be fooled by the imitators, the original and now the sequel to the stir crazy, are the best at-home popcorn poppers for their price and size. Plus now they come in colors so i could nab one in husker red, thanks west bend.

Gave this to our son for a gift and have heard nothing but praise. I purchased one sometime ago and have really been very happy with mine. Works well and makes delicious popcorn. So much better tasting than the microwave corn and so much better for you.

Can make large or smaller batches and it works wonderfully. Gave this particular one as a gift to my daughter-in-law.

It looks very nice but it is a christmas present.

I had the older version of the stir crazy for many years until the cover cracked. I looked at other brands and models of popcorn makers but eventually settled on this one even though the product had some bad reviews. After making popcorn a few times with this machine i have to admit that i quite pleased with it. Maybe i am just not that picky about my popcorn. Overall i am thrilled that the machine does come apart so i can put it in the dishwasher. My only complaint with this machine – as with my previous stir crazy – is that i find the hole on top for melting butter over the popcorn just aren’t great. Given the way they are shaped the butter just sticks on top of the cover rather then dripping in. So i just put the butter in at the end which is fine. Otherwise, i am very happy with this product.

I like this better than mine. Like that it separates for cleaning. Now if mine would just crap out so i can upgrade mne.

A good idea but it comes up short. It burns the corn even if you do exactly as the instructions say for you to do, this i blame on the fact that it gives you no way to regulate the speed of the stirrer (too slow). It needs a better way to distribute the butter onto the popcorn than just laying the cold butter in the lid groove and letting it melt through the indention holes, this makes a big mess even after you put on the snap lid. It also does not pop all the corn on every batch i’ve made do far (6 times), wasting perfectly good corn.

I had a older version west bend stir crazy. And overtime washing of the bottom part (i did not submerse this in water) water still would end up inside the unit. This caused water to get on the electrical parts and it stopped working. I love the fact the the “hot plate” will lift off the electric unit (i always use hot pads to avoid burning my hands), so no worry’s on getting water inside of the unit. Popcorn tastes much better, and it pops almost every kernel. Would recommend this to future buyers.

Makes a good amount of popcorn for 2-3 people in a short amount of time. Old school oil popped popcorn tastes way better imo vs the hot air pop or chemical laden microwave popcorn. The cleanup is not bad at all, bowl goes in the dishwasher and the cooking surface wipes clean with a wet paper towel. Make sure it is very cooled off first though, we are talking surface of the sun hot during cooking. Kids and adults alike will be amused by the violent popping action during cooking.

Its a little flimsier than the initial, but it labored truly properly, until finally the on/off switch malfunctioned. Then it would not shut off with no unplugging, and i identified this out the hard way just after popping some corn. Hit the off sew, lifted off the bowl and foundation and the *very scorching* and nevertheless on heating component burned my arm. Could not unplug it appropriate away because i experienced my arms entire of scorching popcorn bowl and foundation. Properly, very first (while it was amazon and not dwelling clever) sent me 2 models. Only billed me for 1, but sent two. Probably the second was a spare due to the fact these things are inclined to break?.

You will by no means discover a far better brand for popcorn poppers. We have been using these for at minimum 25 decades and we make a ton of popcorn. This is a good quality product and the price is fair for what you get. We have worn a pair out and dropped a couple and this is the manufacturer we occur back again to yet again and yet again. You will not regret obtaining this popper.

I experienced the earlier edition of this popper and cherished it. It heats superior than the earlier edition – additional regular. It really is extremely easy to use and clean. There’s practically nothing greater than some refreshing popped popcorn.

As described in other testimonials, it does have a inclination to scorch the popcorn if not stopped right away when popping slows. So significantly i have not had anything extra than slight scorching, the popcorn was however edible. Nevertheless, this is why i only gave it 4 stars. The past designs of stir crazy you could go away functioning for fairly a whilst immediately after the popping stopped with out any scorching. On the other hand, compared with the modern design of stir crazy, this model does a quite very good occupation of popping most of the corn. Also, being equipped to take out the bottom plate will allow me to clear oil that seeps down the facet in advance of it receives into the inner workings, a problem that has been killing my stir crazy poppers right after about a calendar year because the design transformed. The oil in the will work would trigger the heating aspect to change off also soon, leaving most of the popcorn unpopped. It seems to be like this will not be an difficulty with the stir crazy 2i like possessing the energy switch in the front, but i overlook being able to get rid of the electricity wire for storage. When not excellent, i am incredibly pleased with the stir crazy 2, and i expect it will very last appreciably longer than the recent stir crazy (1) design. Commonly i’m employing this well known after a week, when i’m building popcorn for a large crowd.

Challenging to clean popped corn and kernels from underneath the heating coils. Its even better when i set the popped corn into a big steel bowl and warmth at 400 levels, in my oven, for 5 minutes.

It does drip right until heater below and that can not be cleaned up. Does not pop as perfectly as my stir crazy first which is not dish washer secure like this one particular. I would not get yet another having said that. Stir crazy original just pops speedier and almost all is popped.

West Bend 72215 Electric Extra-Deep Oblong 12-by-14 – Electric skillet

I gave my grandmother a west bend slow cooker decades ago and she loved it and used it as long as she was able, we got it when she moved to a nursing home and used it for ages. Many wonderful meals cooked all day in it as my wife worked. Later we inherited my mom’s and between the two continued on for years. Finally it was time to replace them. I got this latest edition for my wife after she had prowled the local stores and were we amazed. This one blows its forbearers away, accurate to the degree cooking times and oh so easy to use and so easy to use. When i went to replace our electric skillet i saw one from west bend, had to have it. It is as good as the slow cooker and so easy to maintain. We love it, most nights supper is in one or the other the slow cooker or the skillet. I strongly recommend you get both.

I got this one to replace an older version by the same manufacturer, and while it works i’m finding that the cord does not like to stay plugged into the pan, so sometimes when i think i am warming it up i walk into the kitchen to find that it is still cold.

I was hunting for a great electric skillet/frying pan. It is more huge sized so i can correct all the things i have to have for the family in one particular pan. Has wonderful glass protect soyou can see your food as you prepare dinner. Also is non-adhere for easy cleanup.

Countertop as an alternative of stove best is very practical for the vacations.

Acquired this for my mother as she required a new electric fryer. States it performs very well and she can prepare a good assortment of meals in this a person pan.

Ok for the cost metal pan kinda slender and gentle, have the scaled-down more mature pan metal considerably thicker greater.

  • Multiple uses, less cleanup
  • Xtra Large, Xtra Deep electric fry pan!
  • Great size electric skillet

It isn’t going to seem to be to get as warm as our past electric skillets but we love that the coating would seem to be holding up far better than the other models. We have a massive spouse and children to prepare dinner for just about every evening and this is our ‘go to’ cookware.

Excellent for its purpose heats up quickly.

Exactly what i was on the lookout for, superb rate and quick shipping. This electric skillet is wonderful for so many items. We’ve made evening meal and breakfast in it now and is 50 % the clean up up from making use of a number of pots/pans on stove leading.

General i love it, here it will come, ‘but’ the non adhere surface is way too fragile and not consistantly clean. I washed it ahead of working with as any standard particular person ought to (failed to discover tough places), then coated it with veg oil as recommended. I utilized it to brown 2 lbs . of hamburger meat and it worked fantastic. Maintain in thoughts i have by no means browned meat prior to, i am no prepare dinner. The difficulty arrived when i washed it right after the initial use. As i was washing i discovered tough spots in a couple places, so i utilized my nifty small plastic scrubby detail to check out to get off anything that i believed was stuck. I scrubbed with dawn & the nifty plastic scrubby a handful of seconds & rubbed my finger across it but nevertheless rough. I did it a tiny extra and when i lifted my nifty plastic scrubby matter some of the complete experienced rubbed off. It is still rough and i am not content but i know now it is seemingly the complete in those spots that are rough, not someting caught. This may be an isolated problem but it sure pissed me off.

Great measurement and simple to clear.

Features of West Bend 72215 Electric Extra-Deep Oblong 12-by-14.5-Inch Nonstick Skillet (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Electric 12-by-14.5-inch oblong skillet with variable temperature control
  • 3-inch-high walls; nonstick coating for effortless food release; “warm” setting
  • Unique tilt leg drains grease away from food as it cooks; glass lid with steam vent
  • Heat-resistant handles; dishwasher-safe with probe removed; manual/recipes included
  • Measures approximately 12 by 20 by 8-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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Just will not like it really properly but it can be okay.

Like it though it was not as major as i would like but i want to get another 1.

The excess 3 inches in duration about the typical 12 x twelve skillet provides a great deal far more cooking area than you would assume. I genuinely like the deep sides for generating stroganoff or any identical casserole-variety dish. The non-stick complete is outstanding and quick to clean. I fry eggs with minor to no shortening. It comes with a nice glass lid that matches nicely. I would say the only downside to this skillet is the thickness of the steel that will make up the skillet part. It is substantially thinner than the skillets from several years again. I guess as extensive as you don’t defeat it about, it really should hold up. I made use of the tilt leg that allows you to permit grease drain to the other finish of the skillet, and observed it to be a balanced addition to the appliance.

If you know just about anything about non stick electric fry pans, you know they commonly have two points in frequent, one. They only warmth exactly where the heating coil is in the base, resulting in uneven heating, then that area wears out, making a long-lasting sticky ring in the base of the fryer that peels, bubbles, and burns almost everything. They have notoriously small sides making their usefulness extremely constrained. This west bend 72215 electric nonstick skillet addresses those incredibly challenges. To start with of all, you can expect to get even heating and the non adhere is quite durable. 2nd, the pan is oblong and has additional deep sides. The condition and dimensions would make it really substantially additional functional than any other electric fry pan you may have tried. And at under fifty pounds, it is a steal.I like to use a pan like this to prevent heating up the kitchen (or having to clean up the stove) in the summertime, and at the cabin.

Products not as great as my former electric skillet but it was a different brand name.

I’ve been seeking for a prolonged time for this product. There are so quite a few out there. I am glad i did my study and bought this one. It requires specific treatment, and which is alright with me. It does almost everything i want it to do.

Electric 12-by-14.5-inch oblong skillet with variable temperature control

This is so wonderful and excellent to continue to keep hot foodstuff in as a hotter additionally use as a cooker. Superior for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Prepare dinner then continue to keep warm right up until everyonewakes up, or will come dwelling. Excellent for events and dinners, almost nearly anything. Various settingswork great. Love it, all people will be delighted to have their heat meals.

I purchased this as a gift for my mother in regulation. I have just one related and realized she’d like the attributes and further depth of this skillet. This arrived a couple times a head of agenda but we look at this a bonus. I am going to do company with this vendor once again.

This fantastic electric frying pan held several pounds of rooster breasts, more than enough to feed our huge crowd of visitors. It was significantly a lot less pricey than a lot of scaled-down variations and i acquired lots of bang for my buck.

Massive cooking space, deep sides holds a lot more food items.

Total, the packaging was great. I appreciate the dimensions and cooks nicely. I do have on problem with it. I would the temp knob to be extra visible. It really is experienced to make the adjustments although to plug is inserted in pan. But so far simple to was and is light-weight bodyweight.

3-inch-high walls; nonstick coating for effortless food release; “warm” setting

Helps make it less complicated to prepare dinner substantial products. A bit dissatisfied with the apparent placement of the heating coils, as they will not cover as a great deal of the cooking area as i might like, so when cooking, say, french toast, there are undercooked sections where by other sections are excellent. I have to turn the slices a good deal to get well balanced cooking. For a pot roast or other objects like that, this is a great product.

Enjoy building scones and all the little ones really like it to excellent size.

I received the fry-pan for a treasured friend. Just loves the new oneand thinks i am the agi kahn incognito.

I love it and it was fantastic price.

Straightforward to cleanse and substantial, but however effortless to maintain on the counter for effortless obtain.

This product did not meet up with up to my expectations. I was replacing my previous smaller electric skillet with this one and was a bit let down. The measurement is excellent, but it is not the similar quality as my old just one. The metallic is not as significant and the warmth control is not regular. The lid is not a great in shape and is extremely large.

Performs okay but the steel is slim. Performs as it really should but is not hefty responsibility built.

Unique tilt leg drains grease away from food as it cooks; glass lid with steam vent

Quite pleased with the high quality and sizing.

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West Bend HERSHEY’S Hot Beverage Machine : Great machine, only hot chocolate recipe comes with it.

A couple of design missteps on an otherwise nifty product. . Part blender, part heater, mostly awesome. You put in your liquid, any other mixes (powder works best i think. I didn’t think chocolate syrup blended as well as it should have) and start it up. There are three modes to it. Fast heat (use for hot frothy drinks), slow heat (use for hot drinks with no froth) and a stir/froth only (no heat. More on this mode in a minute). Now at first glance the rotor seems pretty, well, wimpy.

Great for parties but not for single or couple.

A couple of design missteps on an otherwise nifty product. . Part blender, part heater, mostly awesome. You put in your liquid, any other mixes (powder works best i think. I didn’t think chocolate syrup blended as well as it should have) and start it up. There are three modes to it. Fast heat (use for hot frothy drinks), slow heat (use for hot drinks with no froth) and a stir/froth only (no heat. More on this mode in a minute). Now at first glance the rotor seems pretty, well, wimpy.

Good hot chocolate, but it is loud and does not feel well constructed at all. . While this looks and feels like a handy device to make your favorite hot chocolate, the reality is that it is really loud and not very well built (as others have noted). Yes it looks cool, and everyone loves their ability to show of the latest of beverage serving devices, but i think this falls short. It does keep the beverage hot/warm, but for the simple task of making hot chocolate, i think the better and frankly, simpler choice is the per cup mix you can buy and just nuke. Probably would not have bought on my own.

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HERSHEY’S Hot Beverage Machine (CL400BGH)

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  • Hot Chocolate, Cappuccino, Mulled Cider & more are easy to make, on demand, from the comfort of your home
  • Large 60oz container with thermometer controlled base
  • Automatically shuts off when the perfect temperature has been reached and starts heating when beverage has cooled
  • No drip, dispensing handle. No need to pick up a heavy hot pitcher
  • Measuring scoop included

This hershey’s hot beverage machine is great for hot chocolate, or various hot coffee beverages based on mixes. It has a large, 60 ounce capacity, which is about 7-8 cups of drinks. You simply add the desired amount of water or milk. Add the cocoa, hot chocolate mix, cappuccino mix, or whatever else you want into the mixing chamber. There are 2 heating options: slow or fast mix. The faster gives you more froth. There is also a separate high speed frothing mixing setting. This device rapidly brings your drink to what they call the “perfect temperature” which is about 145 f. The neat thing is that there is a sensor on the mixing bowl, and if the temperature drops below, it will automatically heats your drink back up.

Use this for cappuccino every day. I may be slightly addicted to how easy it is to grab my cup of wake up every morning. Fill with water and add ingredients. Then walk away for a short time. Keeps the liquids heated while you sip on your current cup. Easy to take apart and clean as well.

It came early and we love it.

So fun and easy to make one or many cups of hot chocolate now. When they say it makes and keeps hot chocolate at the perfect temperature, they aren’t kidding. That stuff is hot and satisfying, and just a half degree under what would burn your tongue.

It came early and we love it.

My husband made fun of this as novelty machine, the type of thing that takes up space and you use maybe 3 times a year. And if you don’t have 3 kids who love hot chocolate, then yes, this is one of those great for thanksgiving and holiday gatherings then gathers dust machines. However, for me, (and to my happily getting to say i told you so self), this has been great, as well as time saving. I first tried it with the enclosed recipe, delicious. But, i’m a much simpler sort of person, so next i just used water and powder mix. The kids love serving their own hot chocolate, the temperature is perfect for them, (think kids temp at a fancy coffee house, not too hot), and it’s easy to clean. It keeps the temperature consistent, so it always dispenses hot chocolate, not luke warm or cold sludge.

A good prototype level of product. What it’s supposed to do, it does well – that is, it blends and froths and warms a large quantity of beverage. What it fails at, is quality. In the sense that, if you use this three times in one week, as i did, it will show wear and tear. Isn’t designed for durability, isn’t designed for long term use, and stuff kind of starts breaking (buttons hard to push, spigot hard to use) pretty quickly. I’ll enjoy it for as long as i can, but the next version of this could be a winner.

This makes wonderful hot cocoa.

The most important thing is that after all mixed and. The most important thing is that after all mixed and heated it keeps the beverage warm and stirs it every little bit.

So fun and easy to make one or many cups of hot chocolate now. When they say it makes and keeps hot chocolate at the perfect temperature, they aren’t kidding. That stuff is hot and satisfying, and just a half degree under what would burn your tongue.

I gave this as a gift, and the recipients have enjoyed it very much for about three weeks now. They are big hot chocolate drinkers, and will no doubt use it for spiced cider or other hot drinks as well. I have used it myself a couple of times, and the only reasons i wouldn’t rate it five stars are pretty small. The lid isn’t the easiest to open and close, its kind of an odd design. You probably want a small dish beneath the dispenser because inevitably it drips one more drop after you remove your mug, and i really would clean this by hand, and soon after using if possible, otherwise it could be a pain to clean. Having said that, i would recommend this hot beverage machine. It makes enough for about 3-4 people to have pretty decent sized drinks. The temperature is perfect for my taste, and i really like that as long as you have it on the heat setting, it will reheat every once and a while on it’s own, keeping your drinks warm. As far as i know, it has only been used by the people i gave it to, with powder, and not chunks of chocolate, so i don’t know how it does with that.

Great machine, only hot chocolate recipe comes with it. . So far i’ve only mixed up some hot chocolate with this machine since that’s the only recipe that came with it. I wish it came with a small recipe booklet with the mulled cider and cappuccino recipes so i don’t have to search all over the internet in hopes i can find something other than hot chocolate to make. With the hot chocolate, it tasted delicious. Loved how it keeps it mixed up and that it was perfect temperature when we put it into our glasses. With the cooler temperatures at night, it was nice to make up a large batch, 60oz, for the 4 of us to sit and enjoy outside by the fire. The machine is about the size of a small blender. It’s nice and light and the pitcher has a great pour spout for pouring the drinks into glasses. Very easy to take a apart to clean.

I gave this as a reward, and the recipients have loved it extremely much for about a few months now. They are massive hot chocolate drinkers, and will no question use it for spiced cider or other hot beverages as very well. I have utilized it myself a pair of situations, and the only causes i wouldn’t amount it five stars are fairly compact. The lid is not the least difficult to open and shut, its form of an odd layout. You most likely want a smaller dish beneath the dispenser for the reason that inevitably it drips just one a lot more fall soon after you get rid of your mug, and i really would thoroughly clean this by hand, and quickly just after making use of if attainable, otherwise it could be a ache to clean up. Owning said that, i would advocate this hot beverage machine. It makes adequate for about three-4 people to have pretty decent sized drinks. The temperature is perfect for my style, and i definitely like that as prolonged as you have it on the heat environment, it will reheat each and every at the time and a whilst on it really is possess, trying to keep your drinks warm. As considerably as i know, it has only been made use of by the people today i gave it to, with powder, and not chunks of chocolate, so i don’t know how it does with that.

My spouse created exciting of this as novelty machine, the form of detail that takes up house and you use probably three situations a yr. And if you do not have 3 young ones who appreciate hot chocolate, then indeed, this is 1 of people great for thanksgiving and holiday break gatherings then gathers dust equipment. Nonetheless, for me, (and to my fortunately getting to say i explained to you so self), this has been good, as nicely as time preserving. I to start with attempted it with the enclosed recipe, delightful. But, i am a significantly simpler kind of particular person, so future i just made use of water and powder blend. The youngsters enjoy serving their own hot chocolate, the temperature is perfect for them, (feel youngsters temp at a fancy espresso property, not far too hot), and it really is effortless to thoroughly clean. It retains the temperature reliable, so it often dispenses hot chocolate, not luke heat or chilly sludge.

Wonderful for creating hot chocolate. . This machine is effortless to set up and does a good task at producing hot chocolate. This machine will be incredibly handy come thanksgiving, christmas and winter, when we consume a great deal of hot chocolate. Directions have been very clear and concise and basic to follow. And any brand hot chocolate blend will do the job with this machine. One particular factor i did not like is there is no temperature adjustment. The company states it will shut off when the ‘perfect temperature’ is arrived at and it does. But my concept of the ‘perfect temperature’ is a tiny hotter than the manufacturer’s thought. So i want this device experienced a temperature adjustment change but it does not. When the combine falls beneath the manufacturer’s ‘perfect temperature’ the unit comes again on and reheats and re-blends the mix. So far we have examined this device only with hot chocolate, consequently i can not verify how nicely it would get the job done with other drinks.

Each and every xmas, we have a hot chocolate buffet and i understood this would be the excellent addition to our holiday seasons. Keen to give it a consider, i didn’t want to hold out right up until xmas and i created a pitcher of hot chocolate, following the recipe that arrives with this product or service, as a put up-trick-or-treat halloween take care of for myself and my spouse and children. The hot chocolate was very great. The machine is a minimal loud on mixing but we had it on high to make the hot chocolate frothy. The conclude result was a frothy to start with two or three cups. Right after that, there wasn’t any froth but the hot chocolate was continue to tasty. The temperature was also extremely very good. Not too hot at you could immediately commence sipping.

It can be fantastic, i like producing hot beverages in a hurry. It really is great, i like building hot beverages in a hurry. You can place in what ever chocolate you want and milk or h2o and regulate to taste.

Use this for cappuccino each and every working day. I may well be somewhat addicted to how effortless it is to grab my cup of wake up each individual early morning. Fill with water and increase substances. Then walk absent for a limited time. Keeps the liquids heated even though you sip on your present-day cup. Effortless to acquire apart and clean up as nicely.

West Bend 54159 Classic Stainless-Steel 12-Cup Percolator – The percolator for those who loved the original mid-century versions

Outdated style espresso grandma utilised to make. This percolator with refreshing ground espresso from my grinder is the smoothest espresso at any time. This percolator places the kuerig to disgrace. It is a lot more perform than the keurig and automobile-drip makers, but try to remember. What you put in is what you get out. . Stick to the instructions accordingly and this percolator will generate excellent coffee. You really don’t have to insert or just take away from the coffee grind / drinking water amount settings on the percolator and basket.

This was a reward to my son and his fiance. He experienced been very sad employing a french press, complaining about the time it took for a cup of espresso and the temp when it was completely ready. Most of the time he experienced to leave for operate and could not wait. Now he masses up the west bend the evening right before, just plugs it in when he gets up the following morning and the coffee is ready, great tasting and piping incredibly hot by the time he is showered and dressed. No require to microwave it to get it incredibly hot enough (this is a trouble with the drip coffeemakers also), the coffee brewed to perfection, and it keeps heat until they are prepared for it. You simply cannot conquer a percolator for the best tasting, best espresso. Its also good to be able to see it perc and the warm gentle.

Will not really feel quality but nonetheless. Certainly, i like my new west bend 12-cup percolator quite a lot. First matter i did when i lifted it from its box was to look at it with the classic 1950’s camfield percolator it was to replace. The camfield was heavier, seemed to have thicker-gauge metal with a glossier finish, and the perc viewer on major of the lid was actual glass. The west bend does perc espresso incredibly fast — inside ten minutes — and would make a awesome chuff-chuff sounds all through. The incredibly 1st concluded item was tasty correct off. None of the crack-in brewing that some coffee makers involve.

  • The percolator for those who loved the original mid-century versions
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This west bend attractive 12-cup percolator was all my ninety five yrs young mom required for her birthday. I adore the west bend 12-cup percolator, i bought this product or service specifically for one particular person in my lifetime, my mom. She kept commenting on, i desire i had a great percolator, the espresso it brews smells so superior, she enjoys the seem of the brewing cycle. So i acquired on my computer system & went right to amazon, appeared at all kinds of espresso makers, examine loads of reviews, & this distinct percolator sounded like accurately what my mom preferred so i requested it correct then, it arrived so swiftly, i had prepared to give this to her on her birthday, feb. ninth, her ninety fifth birthday, so these days i am composing the evaluation for the percolator that created my mom, whom i appreciate with all of my heart, these kinds of a joyful individual, what a smile on her facial area. I gave her the percolator forward of her birthday, she was so delighted, my relatives usually means the planet to me, so thank you so a lot west bend & amazon for generating my 95 yrs young mother a incredibly delighted girl.

Espresso snob’s dream occur correct. I have never owned a drip coffee maker mainly because i like my espresso strong and — additional importantly very hot. This percolator is superb. Stable, uncomplicated to use with equally drinking water and espresso measurements constructed in. The only complications are that the twine is pretty short and the lid is hard to place on and acquire off.

Features of West Bend 54159 Classic Stainless-Steel 12-Cup Percolator

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  • Classic stainless-steel percolator brews from 2 to 12 cups of coffee
  • Circulates hot water through grounds, creating that familiar percolating sound
  • Ready-to-serve indicator light; coffee-level indicator in the handle
  • Automatic keep-warm mode; detachable power cord; stay-cool handle and base
  • Measures 9-1/5 by 6-1/5 by 12-1/5 inches

I’m so happy i did’nt hear to some of the negative opinions. I can not remember the last time i was in a position to drink chilly, black espresso. I designed too a lot / new equipment, and did’nt want to squander it. The very clear plastic on prime came with a silicone seal / no leaks, sure the pieces are a tiny skinny, but so is rest room paper and we’ve discovered to adapt, lol. I think it is really a excellent value for the money. *update* even now heading powerful, with advised cleansing. A thing i uncovered in the booklet, i assumed i might share. They supplied a trace to keep the grounds in the basket. It states to dampen the grounds right before masking & brewing.

Will not really feel quality but nonetheless. Certainly, i like my new west bend 12-cup percolator quite a lot. First matter i did when i lifted it from its box was to look at it with the classic 1950’s camfield percolator it was to replace. The camfield was heavier, seemed to have thicker-gauge metal with a glossier finish, and the perc viewer on major of the lid was actual glass. The west bend does perc espresso incredibly fast — inside ten minutes — and would make a awesome chuff-chuff sounds all through. The incredibly 1st concluded item was tasty correct off. None of the crack-in brewing that some coffee makers involve.

Tends to make a excellent cup of espresso. Really easy to cleanse and considerably less costly than some of the others.

You won’t be able to conquer the simplicity. . You are unable to beat the simplicity. We bought weary of fiddling with the old drip maker just to get luke-heat espresso that never tasted proper. This one will make good sizzling espresso that can be simply tailor-made to your flavor be introducing far more or considerably less grounds. It appeared like the drip maker coffee always came out the identical, no matter of the amount of coffee or h2o we put in it. I appreciate the point that it is so basic there is certainly not even an on/off change. Just fill it up and plug it in. This was a massive advancement in taste that obtained even improved when we purchased a h2o filter, also below on amazon. Brewing strong now for three and a 50 percent a long time.

You won’t be able to conquer the simplicity. . You are unable to beat the simplicity. We bought weary of fiddling with the old drip maker just to get luke-heat espresso that never tasted proper. This one will make good sizzling espresso that can be simply tailor-made to your flavor be introducing far more or considerably less grounds. It appeared like the drip maker coffee always came out the identical, no matter of the amount of coffee or h2o we put in it. I appreciate the point that it is so basic there is certainly not even an on/off change. Just fill it up and plug it in. This was a massive advancement in taste that obtained even improved when we purchased a h2o filter, also below on amazon. Brewing strong now for three and a 50 percent a long time.

Interesting, hefty obligation, functions fast. Browse destructive critiques before obtain. Coffee grounds leaking via – your grind is also high-quality. Also loud – it benefits in about three minutes – it truly is intended to be loud. I was surprised that the espresso pot was heavy – high-quality development. Only detrimental is small cord – like any other electrical merchandise you obtain today.

Remarkable product or service featureshighly advise. I earlier owned a few farberware percolator units, and straight away mentioned many west bend product or service advancements:(one) the pour. The west bend twelve pot device was designed with two holes in the spout. These holes are obvious when you are filling the pot with clean h2o. The leading gap allows air to enter the unit even though pouring. It supplies the very same have an effect on as piercing a can of liquid two times when pouring. During percolation, the west bend provides a continuous cloud of steam a lot like a tea pot, which carries a wealthy scent of coffee. This makes a ‘cafe like’ environment in your kitchen area. Basically awesome for the espresso lover.

I have had this espresso pot for about 2 months and it is continue to working great so much. It can make good espresso, i just about gave up on percolators just after my previous expertise with fabuware pots that failed to past a lot more than a month or two. I am hoping for at minimum 2 years of provider from this pot given that i loathe k-cup coffee.

Greatest coffee maker i have at any time owned. I contemplate myself a coffee lover. I have photograph of my this coffeepot on my fb with the caption ‘morning miracle maker’. The aroma fills the dwelling and the coffee stays fresher longer. You can use less espresso than you would in other espresso makers and even now get magnificent flavor.

Has a floating measure on the outside the house so can make a scaled-down volume easy.

My mother purchased me just one of these a couple of several years ago. I was blown absent by how speedy it brewed the espresso (five minutes) and the finished solution was percolated perfection. I am changing mine since my sister-in-regulation created no apologies when she stole my to start with one. She stole it and i never ever seen it all over again. 🙂 lolcan’t say i blame her, this factor is i n c r e d i b l e. I keep in mind when espresso – all espresso – was percolated, and this ‘punk stuff’ computerized drip dribble was ordered by only the insane. but the computerized drip devices received us all around for the reason that building a whole pot of espresso only took 5 minutes. No watching, no monitoring, no involvement, at all, truly. It wasn’t as excellent, but it was simple and mindless. 🙂 beautifully made, expertly crafted and prepared to go when you are. And it brews just as quick as the auto-drip equipment – other than what arrives out is authentic percolated coffee.Also, it shuts alone off when it can be performed.

The large stop models of the same kind of espresso pot have been $70 or far more. This 1 was a wonderful benefit for the price, will work well, excellent tasting espresso.

I have often hated drip espresso makers and hated the notion of owning to get worried about sustaining a offer of filters (or rigging a single up out of paper towels when ya run out). Not only do most drip makers not make a seriously sizzling cup of espresso, the completed product is generally weak and watery. If you like a good stiff jolt of espresso or just the flavor of sturdy but excellent espresso then a percolator is the way to go. Percolating actually draws out the flavor of very good ground coffee like a drip coffee maker only can not do. I have no illusions, in this day of disposable compact appliances i question if this west bend will very last for a long time like percolators utilized to but proper now it will work great and provides a tasty cup of coffee without having any filters and isn’t going to involve you to clear it out by functioning cycle following cycle of just simple h2o after managing either a diluted vinegar resolution by it or even operating a diluted answer of clr as a result of the interior plumbing like drip makers demand from time to time. Just get the centre tube and espresso basket out and hand clean the inside (and the tube and coffee basket) working with a cleansing pad or even just a dish rag. I do advocate you steer clear of making use of even the mildest of cleaning soap if you can to prevent any probability of tainting the style of the magic fluid that provides tens of millions of us to lifetime each morning.

Greatest coffee maker i have at any time owned. I contemplate myself a coffee lover. I have photograph of my this coffeepot on my fb with the caption ‘morning miracle maker’. The aroma fills the dwelling and the coffee stays fresher longer. You can use less espresso than you would in other espresso makers and even now get magnificent flavor.

I have often hated drip espresso makers and hated the notion of owning to get worried about sustaining a offer of filters (or rigging a single up out of paper towels when ya run out). Not only do most drip makers not make a seriously sizzling cup of espresso, the completed product is generally weak and watery. If you like a good stiff jolt of espresso or just the flavor of sturdy but excellent espresso then a percolator is the way to go. Percolating actually draws out the flavor of very good ground coffee like a drip coffee maker only can not do. I have no illusions, in this day of disposable compact appliances i question if this west bend will very last for a long time like percolators utilized to but proper now it will work great and provides a tasty cup of coffee without having any filters and isn’t going to involve you to clear it out by functioning cycle following cycle of just simple h2o after managing either a diluted vinegar resolution by it or even operating a diluted answer of clr as a result of the interior plumbing like drip makers demand from time to time. Just get the centre tube and espresso basket out and hand clean the inside (and the tube and coffee basket) working with a cleansing pad or even just a dish rag. I do advocate you steer clear of making use of even the mildest of cleaning soap if you can to prevent any probability of tainting the style of the magic fluid that provides tens of millions of us to lifetime each morning.

Functions, but could be far better at the exact selling price. It’s possible i am anticipating too significantly from this new espresso pot. The very last a person i had was a hamilton beach front and i assumed it was damaged or improperly produced but this one particular does the correct very same matter. Beginning with about 54 diploma effectively water it will sit and sputter soon after getting plugged in for perhaps 3 or 4 minutes even though actually pushing a small sum of h2o up as a result of the tube about every single 30 seconds. This interval little by little decreases until eventually it is pushing water nonstop at a velocity the basket are not able to cope with (i hold the baskets bottom holes clean and open up ahead of just about every use, i use folgers black silk espresso exclusively), creating grounds to float out the top of the basket. Other than that it tends to make excellent espresso if grounds really don’t trouble you, i just use an aged wire mesh strainer to filter the grounds out. Yet again, modern day technologies (design and style and producing strategies/procedures/quality) has to boost on the tried and accurate building points perform just hardly adequately for what they are built to do.

Greatest coffee maker i have at any time owned. I contemplate myself a coffee lover. I have photograph of my this coffeepot on my fb with the caption ‘morning miracle maker’. The aroma fills the dwelling and the coffee stays fresher longer. You can use less espresso than you would in other espresso makers and even now get magnificent flavor.

You won’t be able to conquer the simplicity. . You are unable to beat the simplicity. We bought weary of fiddling with the old drip maker just to get luke-heat espresso that never tasted proper. This one will make good sizzling espresso that can be simply tailor-made to your flavor be introducing far more or considerably less grounds. It appeared like the drip maker coffee always came out the identical, no matter of the amount of coffee or h2o we put in it. I appreciate the point that it is so basic there is certainly not even an on/off change. Just fill it up and plug it in. This was a massive advancement in taste that obtained even improved when we purchased a h2o filter, also below on amazon. Brewing strong now for three and a 50 percent a long time.