Select Brands FB-77 Pro Pots Football-Shaped 1-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker, Five Stars

I hate to put this item down because it is cool looking but mine right out of the box did not heat up enough. I fact i was able to put water in it to check, after 1 hour on high i removed the lid and was able to put my hand in. There is no way you could cook any thing in my unit. What made matters worse was the poor service i received. I paid $10 from amazon back at the end of last march. We did not use it until the super bowl which was yesterday feb 3, amazon could not do any thing, but after finally speaking to a supervisor , they offered a return label and would give a refund which is not what i wanted , i wanted a working unit, so since it is still under warranty, i can send it to select brands for repair but shipping will be at my expense. So the great $10 deal i got from amazon will now cost me an extra $15 to ship it out for repair.

This slow cooker is totally awesome because not only does it cook meals really well like slow cooker should, but it also looks really cool so when my homeboys come over to watch football they’re all like, ‘dang, that’s a sweet cooker thing’ and i’m like, ‘yeah, i know, it makes yummy chili and nacho cheese dip’overall, it’s a good small-sized slow cooker perfect for single guys who are big football fans.

The pot could be a bit bigger, but other than that, no complaints. After seeing the reviews, i might take this on a road trip w/ an inverter.

Key specs for Select Brands FB-77 Pro Pots Football-Shaped 1-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker:

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  • Unique football-shaped slow cooker with 3 settings–off, warm, and cook
  • Removable stoneware insert provides generous 1-1/2-quart capacity
  • Lid helps keep in moisture, heat, and flavor; easy-grip handle
  • Cool-touch exterior; nonskid feet; removable wire lid rack; recipes included
  • Measures approximately 7 by 11 by 11 inches

Comments from buyers

“female sports lover
, very nice
, Expected it not to be in great shape because it was used

Expected it not to be in great shape because it was used, but it was missing a couple parts that i wasn’t expecting.

It’s great for sporting events. Great convenient size and works well. For the price i wasn’t expecting too much, but wanted it for super bowl weekend. Surprisingly this is a very nice crockpot. Easy to clean and works well.

This crockpot is wonderful for chili and am glad i made this purchase.

Box was very tattered and held together with a lot of tape and had obviously already been opened. There was no lid rack no recipes and no instructions in the box. It did however work well and the pot itself was in new shape.

We were very impressed with this pot. It’s not as small as i expected it to be. It held a large recipe of dip with room to spare. It kept it warm on low but not too warm. It was nice to look at and a nice addition to our suprebowl party.

Doesn’t draw much power so anyone tailgating with an inverter (or other power source) should have this guy. Works great for the little smokies or dip you need during the afternoon while you wait for the big game or the main course. I’ve even tried a couple of the recipes included. Fun and the pot comes right out to clean.

It’s a cool design, works good, but it’s very small for normal slow cooker dishes, wish it were bigger so i would not need two.

I bought it for my boyfriends father, he goes to football games all the time with it & its soooo easy to use & clean. Its alot bigger then it looks too. Its perfect for tail gaters or bringing to a kids football game.

Chefman Toaster – 2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster, Works Great so far o Bagels and Toast

This toaster makes good toast and the adjustable dial enables settings for various thicknesses of bread. The bagel feature makes good bagels, although the toasting is not as even as with the bread. The 4 star rating is because of the very short cord which makes the toaster set awkwardly on the counter. Other than that, i am very pleased with this purchase. It is nice-looking and functional.

It toasts my bagels perfectly. Yes it feels cheap and flimsy but it’s a $17 toaster. I give it 5 star because the price matches the quality and it toasts like any other toaster i’ve used.

This is a pretty good toaster for the price. The little button features actually work as expected. I like the ‘warm-up’ button. I can’t count how many times i burnt my toast just trying to heat it up before putting on the plate. Of course, i couldn’t remember to pull it when it first popped, so why should i expect to pull it when it’s just warmed. Don’t have to worry about anymore with this little gem. My only disappointment is that the springs are pretty weak. When the toast pops it barely comes out of the toaster enough to grab it. If i’m toasting bagels, forget it. But that’s my only complaint.

Key specs for Toaster – 2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster with Illuminated LED Buttons (RJ06) by Chefman:

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  • Extra Wide Slot,Bagel Mode
  • Illuminated Led Indicator Buttons
  • Patented Anti Jam Protection, Removable Crumb Tray
  • Precise Browning Control, Defrost Mode, Cord Storage
  • Three Year Warranty

Comments from buyers

“Nice toaster for the price!
, Nice, but not as nice as expected
, Great toaster for what it does.

I bought this toaster knowing the features it would include. I have not been dissapointed and the unit has done a good job of even toasting. I just wish the price was a little bit cheaper for such a simple piece of hardware. I also do not use any of the led buttons as i also toast.

Makes great toast for a basic toaster. Nothing fancy but does the job it is made to do. Buttons are not illuminated as stated in the description.

When i was shopping for this toaster i was disenchanted by my last three toasters, i have tried them all and though they claim to do everything, but they couldn’t do the simple thing of making a good piece of toast???. The reviews on this toaster said it was great and functional so i bought it, so far it is the best toaster i have had since i was a kid, and everything worked right. I will pass along the info to my friends and family.

I love this thing because it evenly toasts my damn gluten free bread, which i hate to eat, usually. Plus, it fits under my microwave, which extends down to just above the counter. Nothing would fit there, but this thing has a petite height, and it’s simply a short, good toaster. Oh, it’s pretty, too, and cleans up well with some weiman’s stainless cleaner :).

Got this for my mom for mothers day, as she was using a toaster oven that really took too long for toasting. She reports that it works great for bagels and toast. It has easy to use controls and toasts evenly. What more to say at this point?>.

Use it to make my son’s waffle 4 times a week.

I’ve had it for 3 years now and it still works great. Also is easy to clean and looks great.

The temperature button has loosened up and requires paying attention to make sure that the temp you want is still selected.

Nice size for the counter area and toasts very evenly. Lightweight and good item for the price. And it’s easier to buy toaster covers for rather than a 4 slice toaster.

It goes great in my new kitchen. After using it a few times it seems that it doesn’t always pop-up completely. Otherwise, it works well according to desired dial number.

Toasts quick and evenly, was concerned about the illuminated buttons, they didn’t seem to work until you wanted to toast something besides bread. Great value at a great price. Have had more expensive and cheaper ones that never worked as good. (12-30-2013) has been over a year now since i purchased this toaster and although it is used daily it is still going strong. Frozen waffles toast great using the bagel setting. As with any appliance producing heat, handle with common sense and care.

Little difficult to toast which is the right temp.

This toaster exceeds what i expected. Really looks and works well. Easy to clean and cools off quickly. Fast delivery and just as described.

Pro: toasted consistently and quicklycon: slots wide enough but not very long. Ok for regulation ‘sandwich’ bread but not the scali bread i prefer.

We’re remodeling our kitchen and needed to replace the toaster to match the stainless appliances. This chefman toaster fit the bill perfectly. It has all the necessary functionality and a reasonable price tag as well. We’ve been very happy with the purchase.

After spending many (too many) hours reading toaster reviews, it appears that the expensive models do not fare any better than the less pricey ones. So i chose this one based on the reviews here to replace a black and decker toaster oven which only lasted two years. I’ve only had it a few weeks and so far so good. I really like the rounded design and brushed metal. The cord is long enough but located strangely in the front instead of the back. The crumb tray could also be a little deeper. So far i’ve toasted fresh bagels, frozen bagels, frozen waffles, english muffins and thin pumpernickle. It can accomodate the widest bagels, although it is not quite deep enough to toast the entire fresh bagel. Frozen bagels are smaller so it does toast those entirely. It toasts evenly and everything is nice and crisp.

Great looking and functional stainless steel toaster, i’ve been using mine several times a weeks for the past year and a half without any problems at all. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for one.

I like this but it has its pro and cons. Works great, but you really have to watch the buttons. Make sure you set it the brightness or darkness of your toast, or it has a mind of its own.

I bought this one after reading the review, it still working good although sometimes it wouldn’t jump automatically specially on bagels.

It looks great on my counter – replaced a bulky toaster oven. But it doesn’t toast evenly. For the price i paid, i had hoped to get evenly browned toast. It never browns the top of my bread or bagel.

After having purchased two genuinely lousy oster toasters, each of which malfunctioned in short order, we decided to purchase the chefman rj06. This is a fabulous toaster in that it operates perfectly each time; its openings are wide enough to accommodate english muffins and bagels, and its degree of toasting adjuster is very accurate. In short, we recommend this product without reservation.

Farberware Faberware Multi-Functional Round Induction Cooker | Feather Touch Control – Wow! That was fast.

Initially i headed to walmart to get the ‘nuwave’ but saw this instead. My hope was to be able to use my cast iron skillets with it (since my stovetop is a glass cooktop) and i was not dissappointed. Not having the nuwave, at half the price, it appears to perform equally as well. My cast iron heated up instantly and the controls were easy to understand without using directions. There was one confusion though. You must first select the ‘fry’ setting to be able to then manually adjust the temperature. There are presets that do what many will use often. The unit is light but not too light – it seems to be well built. Personally, for the money, this is a bargain. It has a narrow circular area 5 – 8 1/2 inches that provides for the heat. Not having used other induction cookers i’m not sure if this is normal. This is my reason for the (-) 2 stars. I do assume heat will distribute throughout the pan and this will not be an issue.

I purchased from walmart because i didn’t see it on amazon until now. Use pans marked ‘induction’ and no problems. The market hasn’t settled on the induction symbol, so read the packaging (electric is a no). Shop with a magnet (borrow one from the magnetic timer display). I have done chicken (browned and simmered w/spices and pineapple), quinoa, and eggs scrambled and hard boiled, cubed steak (bautifully browned). Used for about 3 months now, and have had no construction problems as reported with the tv model. Consider where you will place it (cooking spatters).

I bought this cooktop to replace the nuwave i dropped. Glued the nuwave back together and did a side-by-side comparison. The nuwave is a bit faster, while the farberware is a bit quieter while the fan is running. The price difference — the farberware is about 45 percent less money, depending upon where you buy it — is sufficient to consider buying this one if you use it only occasionally. I’d also recommend buying stainless steel induction-compatible cookware to replace the frying pan that comes with this unit. The included pan is aluminum, with a bonded induction pad on the bottom, so it doesn’t work as quickly as a good (and more costly) induction-compatible pan made of stainless steel with an aluminum or copper disc sandwiched inside.

I purchased this item somewhere else but wanted to post a review. So far i’m pretty satisfied. The fan runs much quieter than on other units and shuts off fairly quickly when you’re done cooking. I bought a set of kitchen aid induction ready pots & pans and they work great. I have had zero problems-regardless of how large or small the pan is this cooker works like a champ. I keep reading about people having issues with the size of the pan they use-it’s either too small or too big but this cooker works beautifully regardless of pan size. It might not be as flexible or have all the bells and whistles as more expensive induction cookers but for the price (paid $49.

I purchased this because my stove top only has one large eye and i often need 2. Luckily my cast iron skillet and some of my all-clad cookware was already compatible with induction cooking and combined with the skillet that came with this, i was all set. Fyi: if a magnet will stick to the bottom of your cookware, it’s induction compatible. (don’t go out and buy a magnet, just use a refrigerator magnet to test. ) i like that you can set this to different temps depending on what you’re cooking.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I purchased from Walmart because I didn’t see it on
  • Wow! That was fast.
  • Just what I needed

Ivation 8-In-1 Programmable Multi-Function Pressure Cooker; Steamer – Needed a crock pot, got much more!

Product as promised, on time shipping, as good as can be expecte.

I bought the power pressure xl infomercial pressure cooker. They had a great price at costco for an 8 quart one. What i didn’t end up liking about that one is the non stick insert. I also didn’t like how it was very difficult to clean the top part of the pressure cooker when the lid is off, so i started to hunt for an electric pressure cooker that had a stainless steel insert. When i found this one i fell in love with how sleek it looks. My only concern was that it was only 6. 3 quarts rather than the 8 quart which i had gotten accustomed to in making bone broths. I thought i would take the risk in size thinking that since it was smaller, i would use it more regularly than how i was using the larger one which is making big batches at once and freezing things. When i recieved it i was pleasantly surprised.

Three months in and this thing is still going strong. Like most people i was skeptical of pressure cookers for both the danger of explosion and ease of cooking. Here’s a free primer on this cooker. One thing to remember when working with this device i learned is to always check the red pressure meter. It’s a basic float fit, so if it’s popped up -don’t open it. Press the relief valve or wait for it to cool off and the button will drop down eventuall. Make sure the float fit is cleaned after use for reliable indication of pressure. Also don’t fill past the 5qt mark of you can. The decreases the chances of liquids and bubbles reaching the release valve and indicator.

We wanted more than a rice cooker and this product delivered. Pressure cooking keeps moisture in the food and speeds the cooking process. The only drawback i have found is that people want to pick it up from the top. This product has a removable lid and should be carried using the handles at the bottom. Other than that, we like it.

Excellent model, i love all the features, even though half are basically just a temperature set and timer. The features almost make it nessacary to read the manual.

Very good product but was too big for our use and a bit complicated cookware.

  • Don’t be afraid, this thing rocks!
  • Confusing directions and adjustments
  • Cooks great, controls are lacking

My first 3 dinner attempts, venison roast- quick ,more moist and better flavor, stew- very fast and great taste, brisket- doesen’t get any easier and everyone ate too much.

I have yet to use it but i have taken out and looked it over and it appears to be very solid and the only thing i would like to see is a small booklet that could tell me how much water to add for rice, beans, steaming veggies etc. I’ll have to go on-line to see if i can find out.

I bought this to replace an old analog crock pot that died. My wife wanted something programmable, and i just upgraded all the way. At first we were a little confused. How does it know what to cook for how long?.It’s just a magic cooking box where you put in some food, tell it some vague idea what you are cooking and when you want to eat and it just ‘does it’. Which is great once you get used to letting go of the control. We’ve cooking all kinds of stuff already and it is easy to clean and set up. Plus it looks like i stole a star wars stormtrooper helmet. Why not five stars?had to go buy a vegetable steamer basket. This is a couple of bucks and could have been included in the price point, in my opinion.

I purchased this pressure cooker about 2 weeks ago and have used it a lot. However, i have spent a tremendous amount of time trying to figure the settings and how to adjust. Very poorly written manual with confusing terms and no cookbook included. I have been reading manuals of similar cookers and learned a bit. Seems to work well, but if i knew what i knew not, i would have bought a different cooker.

I really like the features of the ivation but the documentation and instructions were awful.

Features of Ivation 8-In-1 Programmable Multi-Function Pressure Cooker; Steamer, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker; High Grade Stainless Steel 6.3 Q Iner Pot, 14 Preset Cooking Styles, 1000W Power (White)

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  • Scientifically Proven To Serve You the HEALTHIEST, Most FLAVORFUL and DELICIOUS Meal; Preserving All Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Flavors Condensed/Steamed Into The Food; While Reducing Inborn Anti-Nutrients and Preventing The Formation Of Carcinogenic Compounds; Rendering The Food Tender & More Digestible.
  • 8-In-1 Multipurpose Pressure Cooker for all Your Cooking Needs: Pressure Cooker, Classic Slow Cooker, Rice/Hot Cereal Cooker, Sauté/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer, Warmer, Canner.
  • Easy To Use Large LED Display Controls; 14 Preset Cooking Styles: Slow Cook, Steam, Saute, Keep Warm, Meat/Poultry, Stew, Beef, Fish, Soup, Rice, Beans, Yogurt, Multi-grain, and Porridge.
  • Cooks Super-Fast: (70% Faster than Traditional Methods); Tight-Seal Prevents Kitchen Heat Up; Super Easy to Clean; Features Delay Cooking Time Up To 24-Hours, 7 Pressure Functions, Automatic Keep-Warm; Auto & Manual Cooking Options.
  • Safe to use: Equipped with proven, Uncompromised Safety Mechanisms and Safe Lid Lock, Insuring Your Safety and Worry Free Use, UL and ULC Certified; Saves on Your Bill with its High Energy Efficiency. INCLUDES: Stainless-Steel 6Q Inner Cooking Pot, Stainless Steel Steam Rack, Rice Paddle, Soup Spoon, Measuring Cup, User Guide With Cooking Time Tables.

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I am impressed with this nice square cooker. Takes up less room but more importantly is is easy to use and to clean up afterwards. In the three times i have used this, the food has turned out worderfully only complaint is there are not recipes to fully explain how to use all functions.

Love it, i do all my cooking in it now.

Is amazing, i love it so much thanks.

This is greatmy cooking is absolutely upgradedthis thing is amazingdisclaimeri did receive this item for free or in a reduced price however it did not have an affect on my reviewa bad product will get a deserving bad review.

Love the stainless liner, no non-stick coating. Makes great rice, soups, roasts, and ribs. Haven’t tried steamer or yogurt making yet. I love you can brown meat then cook it all in one pan.

Yes the instruction booklet is vague. However, in one week or so since purchase we steamed brown rice, then steamed vegetables, made beef bone broth, enjoyed grass fed beef short ribs, and so on. As we go along we will adjust times and other settings as we get used to the machine but the machine itself is great. Versatile, healthy meals, doesn’t take long to cook, nice to have a warm meal. Oh yes, we also cooked a whole frozen organic chicken and it was awesome. No waste, tender, juicy, lasted for a few days of eating. Colin and patty beaumont texas.

Scientifically Proven To Serve You the HEALTHIEST, Most FLAVORFUL and DELICIOUS Meal; Preserving All Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Flavors Condensed/Steamed Into The Food; While Reducing Inborn Anti-Nutrients and Preventing The Formation Of Carcinogenic Compounds; Rendering The Food Tender & More Digestible.

I bought this as a christmas gift for my daughter and her family. They have two little ones; one is in school, and the other is an infant. Her husband works odd hours and she is often pressed for time cooking meals. After researching many products like this, this seemed like the best choice. She calls it the ‘space pot’ and has made chili and a roast so far. She is thrilled with how easy it is to use, the flavor retained by the cooking method, but most of all how fast it cooks. It’s made her life much easier, and she feels good about being able to serve her family healthy, tasty meals in spite of a really crazy schedule. And i get mom brownie points :).

It works great but i wish there was a manual setting for high/low heat. For some reason, they only give you various food buttons rather than the ability to set it manually. There is a ‘manual’ as well as ‘less’ and ‘more’ buttons as pictured, but they only affect the time, not the heat setting, and its all more confusing than it needs to be. There is a ‘slow cook’ option so i know it has at least 2 temp settings, maybe more, but you have no way of knowing or customizing anything since all you have are the food buttons which all seem to do the exact same thing but with various default time settings (except for slow cook). For what its worth, this thing does cook some pretty awesome meals, but if you have a recipe that calls for some time on high heat (to build pressure) and then a switch to low heat to cook for a while, you can’t simply turn the heat down. You have to turn it off and back on again and even then it won’t hold pressure on ‘slow cook’. Its like they tried to simplify something that was already so simple, it actually made more complicated and less user friendly. All of this is imho of course. Some people may love this approach, but i personally wish i had purchased a regular pressure cooker with simple high/low and time settings.

I wanted a crock pot and pressure cooker. This is fantastic as it does so much more. Last night i used the slow cooker to make a pot roast. I used the browning feature the added vegetables and 4 hours later i had the perfect dinner. I love this cooker better than any crock pot i have had.

First time to use a pressure cooker. Loved it, modified recipes to fit my husbands diet restrictions. Saves time and money, no need to buy expensive cuts of meat.

No cookbook, terrible directions. No chart telling you the time each setting will take after it becomes pressurized. Until i try each setting out i won’t know how to plan.

Ok i love this as a pressure cooker and rice cooker. It is perfect to stick a chicken in there, punch ‘poultry’, and 20 minutes later you have a cooked, tender, chicken. But i wanted to use this as a slow cooker too and there are no decent directions or recipes to use to do this. I am just going to go buy another plain old crock pot they are cheap enough these days and stick to pressure cooker use with this. I just hate all this junk on my countertop. I love the way it makes brown and white rice which i then freeze to use later.

8-In-1 Multipurpose Pressure Cooker for all Your Cooking Needs: Pressure Cooker, Classic Slow Cooker, Rice/Hot Cereal Cooker, Sauté/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer, Warmer, Canner.

I’ve never owned a pressure cooker before, so after purchasing this one, i was still a little hesitant to use it, however, i made my first meal last night and boy was it good . It’s so easy to use and has so many functions. Tonight i’m making organic brown rice.

Wife and in-laws are latin so this gets used everyday. Very easy to clean, good quality and really convenient.

Beautiful tool in my kitchen, in no time have my supper ready,i just wish a cook book come with this specific machine.

We love this pressure cooker. I wish we would have purchased one years ago.

Nice pressure cooker, but directions for use fall short. Advertised as having three slow cook levels. Advertised as beinng able to adjust sear selections.

This is one of the best investments into my kitchen i have made. It really makes the food moist and tasty. I wish it had come with more detailed instructions on basic cooking though. I did purchase a cook book to accompany the cooker. I would advise that you get one if you buy this product.

It’s a very good and easy to use pressure cooker.

Easy To Use Large LED Display Controls; 14 Preset Cooking Styles: Slow Cook, Steam, Saute, Keep Warm, Meat/Poultry, Stew, Beef, Fish, Soup, Rice, Beans, Yogurt, Multi-grain, and Porridge.

The ivation electric pressure cooker is great addition to the kitchen that can be used to cook a variety of dishes. The pressure cooker comes with a few accessories. A rice spoon and small soup spoon to help dish out food. There is also a measuring cup. These accessories are not made as durable as the actual pressure cooker. They’re still nice extra pieces to use with the cooker or around the kitchen. The lid to the pressure cooker can take a few times to get onto the pressure cooker and locked into place. The stainless steel material of the pressure cooker is durable and can hold up for several uses. I accidentally dropped the lid and no damage was done to the lid. The air vents on the lid help regulate the pressure inside the cooker.

Cooks Super-Fast: (70% Faster than Traditional Methods); Tight-Seal Prevents Kitchen Heat Up; Super Easy to Clean; Features Delay Cooking Time Up To 24-Hours, 7 Pressure Functions, Automatic Keep-Warm; Auto & Manual Cooking Options.

FRIGIDAIRE FFPH25M4LB 2 – Five Stars

This little fridge is exactly what i wanted. It holds soft drinks, bottled water, a small box of wine – with room left over. I love the adjustable glass shelves. Yes, the little freezer is small but it seems to work every bit as good as a ‘big’ freezer. I’m going to use it to keep a zip lock baggie of ice so i can have an iced water in the middle of the night without waking everyone else in the house. It comes with two keys so the fridge can be locked – and locking / unlocking is a breeze. If you have small children around – no worries. When i first set it up, i worried it wasn’t working – that’s how quiet it is.

Perfect size for work; fits right under my desk. The temperature controls are spot on. I can tell the differece when i make changes. The only thing i’d like to change is the can holder feature. I don’t drink soda or other canned carbonated drinks so that section is somewhat wasted space for me.

I got it when i had trouble with people stealing things from the communal kitchen where i live. It’s compact, super quiet, keeps your food really cold (i have it set at 4/6 for it’s level of cold), and it looks pretty cool. It sits at the end of my bed, and i never even notice it when i’m going to bed. I have trouble going to bed unless things are really quiet, so i was pleasantly surprised by it’s low noise output. This fridge is a great buy, and so far it’s been really reliable.

I am pleased with this little frig.

When my home burned, i had to move back in with mom for awhile. My sister and her kids live there also, so after the 3rd time i tried fixing breakfast and discovered someone had drank all my milk and juice, i decided to get a compact fridge to keep in my room. Did a lot of research and found the frigidaire 2. 5 cubic foot compact refrigerator at lowes for $129. It is super quiet – i never hear it. Keeps food cold and has a tiny freezer for ice cubes and a couple lean cuisines. It locks so nobody has been able to ‘borrow’ my food when i’m not at home. Glass shelves are easy to clean. It’s dependable and has a small footprint. It sits next to my bed and i use it as a nightstand/mini table.

I’m not going to do a long review. It is an excellent purchase for my children. I haven’t seen it, so i can’t comment on it.

  • Just Right.
  • I opted to have them replace it instead and it arrived in perfect condition. The refrigerator now provide cold drinks to
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I ordered this mini refrigerator to fit inside my pool bar counter. The first unit arrived and was damaged in shipping, causing the door not to close properly. I let buy & save appliances know of the issue and they immediately provide a return shipping label and offered an immediate refund. I opted to have them replace it instead and it arrived in perfect condition. The refrigerator now provide cold drinks to my kids and grandsons anytime they are thirsty–oh, it also holds a case and a half of beer. I highly recommend buy & save appliances- they are top notch.

It is the designated beer cooler for the basement of my 5th wheel. I run it on an inverter while going down the highway and always have a cold one ready at the end of the days drive.

I got this for my son who is in college. He shares an apartment with 3 other guys who like to help themselves to other people’s things and this is small enough to fit into his lockable room. He is very happy with the performance and it should last a good many years.

Excellent small refrigator, fit right next to my doeskin my office.

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Hamilton Beach 10-Speed Wave-Action Blender – Great deal

After loosing my blender a few years ago i decided to get a new one. This one is a great deal, it has everything that the ‘fancy’ more expensive blenders have. The wave action on it works great.

This is a great little blender. It’s light weight, easy to clean, and very hard to find except at amazon. I was so tired of blenders i couldn’t lift, had to be careful with in fear of breaking, watch out for the blades, use half my counter space to put them out to dry. This little baby,is quick and easy to clean, does a wonderful job in short order and does not have a bunch of parts to lose or misplace. I just moved and haven’t unpacked, so needed my blender and could not find it. I bought another one of these as the price is reasonable and it’s such a joy to use, i figured i could use two, or share the other one. I still have not found the one i packed to bring with me. You won’t be sorry if you try this little jewel. I have cooked and used blenders for many many years, and i just love this one.

I originally wrote a 1-star review for this blender (see below). Later, i figured out how to prevent the leaking problem — the rubber band has to be centered just right when assembling the unit. (i posted an update to my review which apparently was not picked up by amazon. ) on the upside, it’s very easy to wash and dry by removing the bottom. Also, it still works 4+ years later (although the motor occasionally makes frightening noises during operation). Under the circumstances and for its years of service at such a low price, upgrading from 1 to 4 stars. My original review:what is more annoying than having your milkshake leak all over the counter. This is exactly what’s happening — the ‘watertight’ seal went bad after several months of *minimal* use (occasional milkshakes only; no ice crushing). The motor is showing signs of impending death — it produces a burning smell and takes increasingly longer to spin up. Why did i trade my 5-year-old perfectly working blender for this garbage?conclusion: stay away from hamilton beach.

Very affordable and does the job well. One of the best blender i have owned.

This is easily the noisiest blender i’ve ever owned. I worry about setting off car alarms on the street when i run it. But it’s also the most effective blender i’ve ever had. It’s easy to clean, easy to run, totally powerful and i’d recommend it to anyone.

I chose this rating because to of the knobs, high and low speed are malfunctioning. The others are working fine.

  • Simple and does the job
  • great new design
  • Gift for Mom and Dad

I make a lot of frozen drinks, often daily. What i have found is that you must put the liquid in first, then any powders and then put the ice and any frozen items in. If you put the ice in first it just doesn’t grind right. Put it in last and you will get a good drink. The blender has survived going on nearly 3 years now.

I have a cat who is unable to digest solid food, so this works perfectly to blend up her pate food with water. The last one i had lasted for almost two years. Not expensive and does the job.

Wonderful relatively inexpensive blender. I have had the fancy stainless steel blenders, and they were no better then this blender. It does ice and blends well.

Bought this blender as a gift for my father, and he absolutely loves it. It does a wonderful job, and is great at crushing up ice and turning it into a slushy.

Features of Hamilton Beach 10-Speed Wave-Action Blender with 56 oz Jar, White (50161N)

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  • Revolutionary Wave Action system pulls mixture down into the blades for smooth results
  • 450-Watt peak-power motor
  • Patented stainless steel Ice Sabre blades
  • 450-Watt peak-power motor
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I have had this since 2006 or perhaps even before. I make frozen fruit smoothies frequently. The only negative issue that i relate to that others have written about is the noise, but what do you expect, it’s a blender. No leak issues, no problems with frozen fruit, no motor issues. 4 years and still going strong.

It works well somewhat; easy to clean and yet improbably inexpensiveas other reviewers say though, it breaks down without warning after little use. You begin to wonder if it’s worth even the affordable price, after buying a few of these disposables with keen planned-obsolescence (even with gingerly use). They should think hard about what this business model does to the environment.

I love the one-piece pitcher-with-blade.

Great new design, allows for quick cleaning and you dont have to worry about washer and blade wear. It is a work horse, i use it for entire harvests, no heavy electric smell, and does not over heat if used conservatively. I am highly surprised at the quality vs the price of this blender, i have used both blenders on two crates of oranges and apples and so far no problems. Somebody finally got it right.

Fantastic blender for the price.

The blender that i’ve used for 35 years was bought at a yard sale for $7. It is also a hamilton beach and is still going strong. A friend of mine told me how well this blender worked and i thought it was time to modernize my blender. It is wonderful and i am having fun playing with all the settings. (my old one only had high and low.

Revolutionary Wave Action system pulls mixture down into the blades for smooth results

I bought this blender about 6 months ago. I find it to be a work horse. What i like:- no multiple parts to clean and keep track of – the blades are attached to the container. – cleans easily in the dishwasher. I just rinse and load, i don’t have to keep track of gaskets, blades, etc. – great at grinding frozen fruits into smoothies – it has a pulsing button ‘ice breaker’ to help you break down the frozen fruit and ice. – light weight- pricewhat i don’t like:- it’s loud. But not that much louder than the oster blenders i have had in the past.

. Just keeps blending, the jar wears out before the motor does, with it came with 2.

I finally replaced my grandmother’s old ‘oster’ blender (which was about 40 yrs old) with something more modern. The reviews on this product were good and seemed like it would suit my purpose, which was making smoothies, shakes, and sometimes salad dressings. The ‘wave-action’ really works well by bringing the chunks and other ingredients back down the center, and the design on the carafe keeps ingredients from sticking to the sides. Other blenders would have chunks of items and you would need a spatula to scrape sides, even using the spatula while the unit was on to get the items back to the bottom to chop up properly. So far i have made over a dozen smoothies and the only time i needed a spatula was at the end to scrape out the last remaining amount of the concoction to enjoy every last drop. The only other feature i really liked was the ‘pulse’ selections for chopping and aerating. It worked really well when i chopped almonds to fine bits, and the blade didn’t even dull slightly. Now, the best part is the unit is completely together (parts & a molded base) so you do not have to disassemble at all.I put the whole carafe in the dishwasher and it came out crystal clean.

Great blender and good price.

I’m sure there are better blenders out there, but those blenders cost 10x as much as this one. This is a cheap blender, and for the price you paid (comparatively) you get more than you paid for in terms of functionality. I bought this blender about 7 years ago and use it 2-3 times a week for smoothies and other various kitchen tasks. It still works just fine, is easy to clean and has been a great kitchen tool.I have actually debated a few times replacing it because it isn’t a very attractive or fancy blender, but i can’t justify getting rid of it because it does do as intended. And perhaps it’s the way i make my smoothies, but i don’t find it unable to chop frozen fruit or ice, but it did take me a while when i first had this to figure out the most effective way. You do need to put a dollop of yogurt, splash of juice in first or blend a banana or 2 (use common sense how much depending on number of servings your making) and then add your frozen fruit/ice little by little, and use the ‘low’ speed on ‘aerate/ice breaker’. A little patience and it works fine.

Came quickly, well packed, works well.

450-Watt peak-power motor

Since my new blender arrived, i have been on a spree of smoothies and sauces. The unit is versatile and very easy to clean, and i especially like that the ‘wave action’ eliminates the need to use a spoon or scoop to remove finished contents. Overall, it is a superb value for the price.

The only reason i will give this 4 stars is because the cup is made of thin plastic. It gives the impression it will crack on the first fall. Other than that, it is a great product for the price. I love the motion thing it has that you dont need to scrape the sides, it will just automatically mix everything for you. It took me a while to figure out how it works. That you have to press low or high first before selecting which other setting you want, but once that was behind me, we got along pretty well ;).

Replaced old one, same brand. This is an improved version and operates even better.

I purchased this item in july 2012. I use it 1 to 3 times 7 days per week on a usual week. I rinse it out well after every use and let it drain, washing it in the dishwasher twice a week. I noticed that after every dishwasher cleansing, the lid would be more difficult and awkward to fit on the beaker. I was beginning to wonder if the heat from the dishwasher was warping the plastic jug. This week i was making my usual smoothie, attempted to put the lid on the jar, when i heard a cracking noise. The jar had cracked from the top in an inch long downward direction. I carefully prodded around the crack to assess the damage, or if i dare proceed, since my ingredients were already in the jar and set to go. I successfully made smoothies for 3 more days, knowing it was only a matter of time before my luck ran out. So in the meantime i dug up my manual, receipt, etc.

I like this mixer because it’s made of plastic, making it very light weight. I don’t like the top of the unit because it’s hard to open after blending.

It was in perfect condition and works very well. I’m very pleased, so thank you so much.

My wifes other blender gave up the ghost and we needed a new blender that would accept the old glass pitchers, and we lucked out.

Patented stainless steel Ice Sabre blades

My parents hate to spend money on themselves and hate it more when their chldren spend money on them so this was a great gift. Something they needed, not too expensive and fit their needs perfectly. They don’t have complicated requirements for a blender so buying them one that did more than what they needed or was too complicated would not do.

450-Watt peak-power motor

Cuisinart Frozen Dessert Maker : Excelente

Bought this for our other daughter and she loves it.

The family i bought for as a gift, love it. They make ice cream all the time.

Ice cream is on the menu at least once a week now.

We generally use ours about once a week – sometimes more, sometimes less. The machine comes with a recipe booklet, but you can find all sorts of recipes on the internet for free. We mostly make sorbets since we are both diabetics.

Cuisinart Frozen Dessert Maker (RED) – Frozen Yogurt, Ice-Cream & Sourbet

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  • Easy Operation – Its automatic. Just add ingredients and turn on the machine.
  • Delicious Desserts – Make fresh homemade frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbet and more
  • Limited 3 Year warranty – Heavy Duty Motor
  • Easy Lock Lid with Wide ingredient spot – double insulated freezer bowl

The only downside is that i keep over-churning the ice cream but that’s on me not the machine.

We will be using this a lot this summer. One can get quite innovative with flavors using this unit. It is soooooooooo much better than the old fashioned ones using salt and a crank.

I have had one before and it was great. If you have 2 bowls it is better because you can make more.

I would have paid more for it. It is beautiful, sturdy, easy to use and easy to clean.

It does make good fresh ice cream fast. But you need to plan ahead to freeze the bowl. I got the one with the extra bowl so that will work well to make a bigger batch.

Arrived sooner than expected; works great — just as described. Ice cream at home in 20 minutes.

This is a great dessert maker. We have given a number of these as gifts to friends and family.

We have been through several ice cream makers but this is the one for us. Easy to use, easy to assemble, easy to clean.

I sent it to my daughter and family. The grand kids really enjoyed the process. They made ice cream from ingredients that had at home right away. It has become a family time project.

It is so easy to make the best ice cream ever. Best of all i can make real ice cream for my son in law and soy ice cream for my grandson. It makes a small batch but its just right in my rectangular airtight containers. Planning ahead, i make several flavors and they keep well in the freezer.

I received this frozen desert machine as a father’s day gift. Although i have never been interested in making my own ice creams, i decided it would be a nice family time activity. My wife decided to inaugurate the machine by making a batch of her favorite: plain vanilla. It didn’t take long, used the most basic ingredients: milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract; and it turned out one incredibly smooth and tasty batch of the frozen treat. Spend time with the ones you love. Make something beautiful together.

I have allergies to dairy so making fresh gelato is a real treat for me. This machine performed like a champ just fallow the directions and your on your way, no hassle no fuss.

Easy to use and great recipes included in the information booklet found in the box. Makes a nice sized batch of ice cream.

Made sorbet and low fat frozen yogurt with fresh ingredients and both were delicious. The inside takes up a bit of room if you keep it in the freezer but its easier to keep it frozen so its always ready to use.

Great for the smaller family portions. Worked good and not too loud. Perfect for sugar free ice cream.

Kids love it and we’ve made a lot of ice cream since the purchase.

This makes the best ice cream ever. It’s fast, easy and we love it.

Too hard once leftovers are frozen.

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso Machine : Espresso machine that is surely reliable!

Took me a while to figure out the right combination of grind size and pressure, etc. My wife loves the espresso’s and latte’s it makes. We jus remodeled our kitchen with all new appliances and this matches them. The integral grinder is just the best. And you can unlock the bean bin and replace it with another kind of beans.

I owned a fully automatic gaggia for 7 years and thought it was an awesome machine but i wanted more control so after a lot of research i chose the breville and i am really happy with my choice. It makes consistently good coffee with very little effort. More work than the gaggia to be sure but the results are worth the small investment in time.

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso Machine with Grinder

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  • Preset, manual over-ride or re-programmable shot volumes

I owned a krupps barista some time ago and when it finally died, i researched and ended up purchasing the breville 860xl. I’ve owned this machine for 4+ years and it has been working perfectly since that time (i clean it religiously and descale when the warning light appears). It has a bean hopper, that burr grinds my beans, a powerful steamer that properly froths the milk, and a grinding dial to obtain the best grind for the coffee you want. I use the factory water filters to ensure my water is pure for the best cup of coffee. I drink caps while the wife likes americano. And the creama is simply heaven. I have nothing bad to say about this unit and recommend it to anyone. Spare parts, rubber washers, water filters, descaling tablets are all readily available for this unit on line.

A good looking and moreover well working espresso machine. The manual is good, getting it up and running as well as cleaning are a breeze. People who complain about the mess with coffee powder, well, as with every manual espresso machine it is a bit messy for obvious reasons. If you don’t like this get a nespresso type of machine at the cost of excessive cost per cup of coffee and not being ableo to choose the coffee you like. For each brand and type of coffee beans you need a few espressos to figure out the best combination of grinding size and volume of powder. But once you figured that out the coffee is delicious and made to your personal preference. I took one star off because, depending on how oily the coffe beans are, the grains in the hopper need to be helped a bit to slide down into the grinder. That’s a small desing flaw but can’t be helped witout making the funnel slope steeper and by doing so increasing the overall size of the machine. Personally i can’t be bothered with this. It’s a great machine capable of making great espresso.

I was torn between this and the rancillo silvia. I ended up deciding on the breville because of the grinder. I am so glad i made this choice. I would have had to buy a separate burr grinder just to ensure the espresso would extract properly with both macines. This one, for a similar total price of the other included the grinder. With the rancilio, the grinder is sold separately and would require extra expensive buying. This machine produces a fine espresso with the option of a double wall or single wall single or double shot extraction so the at-home barista can experiment manually. I appreciate the stainless steal components where it counts (anything that’s heated), especially on the steam wand. There are too many espresso machine designs with silicone or other plastics.

Breville BES860XL Barista Express Espresso Machine with Grinder : This machine wa exactly what i was looking for. From the moment you open the box, it screams class. But it’s not until after you have consistently perfect espresso that you really appreciate not wasting all that time and money at the local coffee shop. I haven’t tried making cappuccino yet but i imagine it will work just as well for that. It took me three weeks to choose which machine i wanted and boy. Am i glad i did my research because this one was worth the extra effort.

Pros: great machine for novice or expert home user. Instructions explain in detail to help anyone make a great cup. The versatility to adjust as needed with different beans is a must, not all beans create the same result with the same settings. Toughest decision is which beans to get when i get low. I have had manual machines for 15 years and never had a quality cup like this except for my favorite espresso location. Cons: small water storage, but it is filtered unlike some machines. Have to empty catch basin every 4 to 5 espresso’s (which is same as water filling), has an full indicator which works great to prevent spills.

I have used it now for a year and it’s just making perfect espresso every time. The froth attachment is excellent too, making the best cappuccino’s and machiato’s.

I bought the bes860xl back in march of 2013 (2 1/2 years ago) and it is still operating as well as it did when i first bought it. I had to descale it once after a year because the frothing arm was spitting out water from the base, but descaling/cleaning resolved the problem. The espresso comes out nice and bronze, creamy, and tasty; i use it in mocha’s. I drank forza mocha’s for a long time, liking them better than starbucks so i replicated the recipe by buying the ghiradeli’s chocolate powder, and the sicilian blend beans from forza, and with this machine i like the mocha’s i make even better than forza (for only $1 for a 16oz if made at home). It takes some experimentation with the fineness of the grind and the amount of pressure you pack it down with, but once you find the sweetspot, it turns out great every time. The pressure guage is helpful to fine tune your grind. If it’s too high, the espresso drips out and is darker, if the pressure is too low, the espresso pours out fast and quick, not as much crema. But in the middle, and it comes out perfect. The grind adjustment works well to adjust it (i use setting 13), and you can program the buttons to produce as much or little espresso with each button push.

**update** i received a replacement unit which had the same grinder issue at first, but i gave it a firm whack with my palm on the side of it and as soon as the grinder grabbed a bean it started grinding and has worked perfectly ever since. Aside from having to get a replacement, this machine has surpassed all my expectations and i have learned to make very yummy lattes (better than starbucks). I have successfully quit my starbucks habit (which is good because apparently their ceo doesn’t want my business if i disagree with him politically. Brand new unit came today and i spent the afternoon setting it up and ready to start drinking coffee. Went to grind the beans for my first shot and only about a tbsp of grinds came out. I tried all the troubleshooting tips i could find including cleaning out the grinder to be sure nothing is stuck. Still can only get a tbsp of grinds. Tried calling the support phone number but it will not connect. I don’t appreciate spending that much money and all that time to set it up and can’t use it. If i have to spend more money to get another unit, i’m going to upgrade to another brand (although the reviews on this one are great, i am so frustrated i don’t want to give this company my business).

We have been making espresso with this machine for the last 5 years several times a day plus the occasional steamer, mocha, and cappuccino. I’d say we’ve used it around 5000 times before now; which will be its first service. There’s been a slight buzzing for a bit and now the pressure is low. Even though it’s time to service it, i am really pleased with this purchase. Update: i took it apart and found that the connectors to the solenoids were not all the way on, so i pushed them on. Now it is not making a buzzing noise and works just fine.

I cannot really add more to the positive reviews posted here without being redundant. The wirebound manual provides great advice for the aspiring barista. It had me making good shots in the first first day. And perfect shots very soon after. The construction of everything has a good, solid weight to it – which adds to the pleasing esthetics of the machine. I wonder now why i wasted money on so many substandard machines over the years. The breville is well worth the money and is a great machine at this price point. Edit: it is now february of 2013.

Takes a bit of practice, but once you’ve got your settings right, it’s a reliable and high quality machine that produces really good coffee. Also, cleaning capsules and parts are readily available online, which is an important factor to consider.

I have owned this machine for over 6 months and i absolutely love it. It does take more time, but it makes the greatest lattes and specialty coffees. It is a little noisy but worth every last drop of coffee. I take care of my machine and follow the directions for clean up. After wiping off the wand, i turn the steam back on to push out any milk that may be there so it has never clogged. And it does spew a little water from the wand as it warms up but that is normal, aim it over the tray or a towel. I did have the burr grinder stop on me the other day. My husband and i scooped out the beans and vacuumed out the rest and there was a rock stuck in there (yes, coffee beans come from a field, lol). We used an ice pick to pry it out and we were back in business.

Here’s my review for the the breville barista express with built in burr grinder. Well, that’s the 3 word review. But seriously, i’ve been using this machine for over a month now and here is the run down. It makes fabulous, and most importantly, consistent espresso every time i use it. Takes 45 seconds to warm up and then bam, you’re all set for extracting cups of lavish espresso. The espresso shots, when properly extracted, come out with a proper, tri level finish, with the darkest portion on the bottom, follwed with a more mild middle ‘browner’ layer, and then the caramel colored crema top layer. Awesome, thick and rich crema is achieved when using a bean such as lavazza’s super crema. The key, i feel, to a proper tasting espresso, and any coffee beverage is to obtain freshly roasted, and even importantly, freshly ground beans. The built in grinder works splendidly for this purpose and can make the grinds very find; don’t think you can buy a $100 grinder and get your grinds fine enough.

We were introduced to this machine when visiting friends. It produced such excellent coffee that we were hooked after 10 days with them. We immediately purchased it and have not looked back since. It extracts the best flavor from coffee and there is no acidic taste. With and without frothed milk it makes an excellent cup. It is correctly called the barista. It is more than we ever expected to pay for a coffee machine but has proven to be well worth it. It is easy to work with, instructions are clear.

I was a bit suspicious about buying this machine given some of the negative reviews on amazon. We have owned this machine for a little over a year now, and have noted absolutely no product defects whatsoever. It gets used multiple times every week, and with practice, makes an excellent latte, cappuccino, or espresso. There are much better grinder units out there, but at a substantially higher price. The one that comes built-in with this unit is serviceable, and, if kept clean, seems to do a fine job. We use the hose from our vacuum to clean it out about once every three months or so. The steam wand is somewhat underpowered. But for the price, this one does fine. With practice, i have been able to make excellent steamed milk, though i’m sure it would be easier with a more powerful machine.

I had to mull over for 6 months wondering if i’m not crazy spending $600 on a coffee maker but decided to spend the kids inheritance and get it. When shelling out this much $ my expectations were high and after a year i can say thus far it’s met those expectations. By the time i’ve ground and tamped the coffee it’s ready to brew. Reservoir is large and easy to fill. Tamper and sieve are heavy duty what you would expect for a machine on this level.

Our family are all latte drinkers and it can get expensive with daily coffee house visits. My husband did a lot of research over the last 6 mths and we were leaning towards the breville barista express bes860xl with grinder. The price was more than we wanted to spend but it turns out it will be saving us money in a short amount of time. We have very little time in the morning so we wanted something fast and easy. Grinding beans stored in a compartment with a push of a button gives our lattes sensational flavor. We had a cheaper espresso machine trying to save money. We rarely ever used it because it was like drinking dish water. I was skeptical, especially paying $600 for a machine, but it was worth every penny. It only takes 45 seconds for it to warm up, grinds the coffee beans in seconds, makes flavorful espresso in seconds, and hot milk in about a minute. It is very easy to use because all you do is push a button once everything is set to your liking. No more runs to the coffee house. We have our own right at home.

I wanted a great machine to learn on and this is it. My friend has been making exceptionally good espresso for years now, so when she started raving about all the great features the breville had for the price, i knew i had hit the jackpot. Nearly a year later with a lot of practice i can make a modest cup myself. Still a lot to learn, but i expected that. The grinder has some issues (see craig deforester’s review) but i can live with it for now. I highly suggest reading all the other reviews. They were very helpful to the newbie doing her homework. Now, to go make myself a cup.

Never performs like the instructions say it will. Never, ever see any pressure build on the guage. I guess i am always underextracting my coffee. I don’t claim to be a barista but i can operate a machine. I think i like our old saeco automatic espresso unit much more. One note: breville apparently uses a lower grad stainless on their machines as ours is already displaying signs of surface rust which will not scrub off.

I have owned this machine for just over a month. It is easily the most expensive espresso machine that i have ever had, but not even close to the most expensive on the market. I had always ground my own beans, and was really thrilled with the attached hopper/ grinder. Initially, i was really disappointed with this feature of this machine. As other reviews have cited, the grinder easily jams (when grinding on the finer settings) and is tedious to clean. So, i just resorted to using the ‘novice’ double wall filter with the pre-set double wall grind settings. After a week more, i kept reading in the instruction manual, and realized that i had caused my own problems by adjusting the fineness while the grinder was working. I have used the ‘expert’ filters and the finest grinding settings ever since. I use a spoon or small brush to push down the ground coffee into the portafilter before removing from under the grinder, and sometimes add a little more (from a small metal bowl that i place under the grinder).

Heis HP9001 6-Quart Hot Water Dispenser : but so far a great product. Shabbat mode works very well and went

I had one of these that lasted for several years, but died after we failed to clean it regularly. If the scale is allowed to build up the element can overheat, and that seems to do them in. Unlike previous models, this one came with a reasonably complete and intelligible user manual – quite an oddity in chinese products. Two months ago we purchased a gforce gf-1479-966 “luxury” sabbath hot water urn on amazon [https://www. Com/review/r1ja823hmrrxph/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=utf8&asin=b00s644gf2], which lacked any of the automated features on this model. It didn’t take long for us to realize we’d made a mistake. We were amused to find a slip of paper on top of the inner packaging that stated, “warranty is void if product is immersed”. I’m a lubovitcher- our rabbis toivel everything (immerse in water in accord with jewish law), wait a week for the electrical parts to dry out, and claim that it never causes a problem. But i’m also an electrical engineer – and i just can’t imagine doing that. My rav’s “aitza” (advice) was to dismantle the pot to the extent that it was totally inoperative and wouldn’t hold water, and then reassemble it, thereby “completing the manufacturing process” myself. On the soviet style gforce pot we were replacing, i was able to remove the spigot and sight glass and then replaced them – a simple enough task, which satisfied everyone. That’s impossible in this case – you can’t make it not hold water without destroying it. All i was able to do was remove and completely disassemble the pump lid, which i’ve done previously on other units. Be sure to ask your rav how to deal with the toyveling issue before you buy this model.

Heats water quickly and retains the hot water temp as needed. Updated: the manual pump stops working eventually.

Keeps hot and is great for shabbat and yom tov.

Omg i love love love this machine. I bought it just to use when we have large parties but now it’s a permanent part of my kitchen. We have boiling hot water anytime of the day for making hot tea. It is a perfect addition to our home. The touch nozzle works great when the pot is full. As you get halfway down its not so good but you an use the manual pump just fine. Otherwise i think it’s great. One ore thing i wish it had a auto shut off for running dry. So far that had not been an issue.

  • OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE this machine
  • This pot makes plenty of hot water and suits my
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Heis HP9001 6-Quart Hot Water Dispenser, Auto and Manual Hot Water Dispenser with Manual and Electronic Safety Locks, Pressless Powerpump System, Turbo Boil System, Smart Sabbath Mode

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  • Auto and manual hot water dispenser with manual & electronic safety locks
  • Pressless Powerpump System revolutionary system delivers hot water at the single push of a button
  • Turbo Boil system produces hot water faster, 110v
  • Thermsulate Seal expands to eliminate hot loss and maintain internal pressure so that water stays hot & pumps easier
  • Smart Sabbath Mode

I like shabbos mode feature. But you first have to boil water then once it’s warming, then press shabbos mode and all buttons will not work except pump. If you press shabbos mode right when you fill up, water will not heat up.

This is a great means of having hot water for tea and hot chocolate and grits. Easy to follow instructionsbest part is that we saved 50 dollars buying here instead of sears.

I have been using this product for almost 4 years and am very happy with it.

I just love the large capacity hot water dispenser.

Keeps water nice and hot for tea or coffee and the shabbat mode works perfectly. I’d recommend this to anyone.

It works very well and holds a lot of water. That being said, i’ve only had it for a month now, and typically the weaknesses in products like these only manifest themselves after 3-6 months, so we’ll see if the pump still works by then.

This pot makes plenty of hot water and suits my needs to a tea for twice weekly gatherings of a study group.

Delivered promptly and works perfectly.

I have only used it for a weekend, but so far a great product. Shabbat mode works very well and went not in shabbat mode it has a number of great dispense options. The water heats rapidly and stays hot. My only minor gripe is that the instruction booklet could have been clearer, when writing for an english speaking market the diction and grammar have to be crystal clear.

(only been two days) easy to use, and water stays a perfect temp. Only complaint is that the thermos came dented in the back. For 90$ i expect an undamaged item. It also came without a packing slip, so not sure how to get in touch with the company.

KRUPS KM9000 Cup On Request, So far so good!

I like this coffee maker very much. It makes good coffee without much effort, is easy to clean and and use. The only negative is that it is difficult to see the fill gage to determine fill level when adding water. I would recommend this product.

This is a wonderful good quality product. It is simple to program, use, and clean. After coffee is brewed, you may set the timer to keep the coffee warm for hours. I favor on-demand styles where you don’t need to fuss with a carafe. It is quite spendy, but completely worth the money.

This unit works exactly as described and the following is a critical review. Like others i purchased the mr. Coffee gtf2-1 basket style permanent filter as i didn’t want to mess with paper filters. This is not a cheap coffee maker and i’m certain krups could include such a filter. Coffee is delivered very quickly to the internal tank and stays hot and tasty with no real deterioration in taste. It has a disposable water filter and a mechanical dial to remind you by number of months when to replace. However, it’s very easy to forget about the filter and the dial is located out of the way. Krups should include this feature in the units software so you can set the installation date and allow it to remind you when to replace. Loading the water takes a little care in guiding into the unit. The photographic instructions are not that clear and could be improved. The first time i poured the water through the filter basket. The unit has a flip up lid for filling and cleaning (about six inches or so additional height when opened) so if you locate on a counter under a cupboard, depending upon the cupboard height you may have to move unit forward to operate. The unit is easy to move and it also gives off quite a healthy amount of steam when boiling which you may not want under the cupboard anyway.

Key specs for Krups KM9000 Cup On Request, 12 Cup Coffee Maker:

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  • Programmability for large and small cup sizes; aroma selection for more intense extraction
  • Programmabilityg for weekday and weekend settings
  • Precise Warming Technolog for constant and regulated temperature with countdown timer to let you know the time since brewing completed
  • Removable, stainless steel 12-cup water tank; front facing water window; angeled control; immediate flow stop
  • 3 position adjustable drip tray accommodates for multiple size cups and travel mugs; DuoFilter water filtration system; 1100 watts; 2 year worlwide warranty

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“Good quality, well designed
, Excellent Unit with a Few Suggestions to Improve
, Great coffee maker!

I got this to replace my old cuisenart coffee on demand maker. The coffee tastes way better made in this maker. I am a serious coffee drinker, use good quality coffee and i like it strong, usually use french roast. I like the stainless steel coffee chamber much better on this model over the mostly plastic chamber in the cuisenart, although its not a thermal container, the coffee doesn’t get that burnt taste if you leave it on for a couple of hours like the cuisenart maker did. Easy to clean and set up the coffee and it looks nice. I like makers with thermal carafes, but we don’t like messing with a carafe, so these kind of makers work for us best. My only compliaint so far, have only had it for a couple of weeks, but we use is every single morning and some afternoons, is that it is advertised as a ’12 cup’ maker. I use a big measuring cup to hold the water i put in the maker and it clearly shows that this maker only holds 8 cups of water. This is not enough for me to send it back as i am otherwise super happy with it, but i was disappointed by this as 8 cups only makes about 4 large mugs of coffee, not that much for ‘coffee-aholics’ like my husband and i are.

Pros: when you open the lid to setup water doesn’t drip all over the place like with the cuisinart and hamilton beach models, also it doesn’t drip coffee like those other models do either because it pumps the coffee up to the spout instead of letting gravity do it. Love the dual timers for weekday and weekend start times and love the stainless steel container, it makes it so easy to cleancons: only holds 12 cups of coffee.

We had glass carafe coffee makers for years. The carafe never seemed to last very long for one reason or another. We had purchased other brands of dispensing coffee makers. They never seemed to last very long either because of all the plastic parts involved. I did a lot of research and found the krups km9008. I used my points, which made the deal even better. We have used this coffee maker for 4 months now, and have found it to be the best coffee maker i have used. It is very convenient and safe to use.

We used this coffee maker when staying with a friend and loved the convenience of it. You can set the machine up the night before, set the start time and wake up to fresh brewed coffee. The best is that the coffee stays fresh and is dispensed one cup at a time. The machine is tall, so you do have to slide it out on the counter to open the top, but that is the only downside we have found. Well made and worth the price tag.

I’m not a coffee drinker but my girlfriend can’t survive without it. I bought this for her as a christmas gift a year ago and she loves it. She and everyone else who has had it’s coffee say it’s the best tasting coffee outside of a barista. Make as little or as much as you like. The settings couldn’t be easier to setup. One for large travel mugs, one for normal coffee mugs, and a manual setting it one wants to top off their cup. It can also keep the coffee warm for up to four hours without creating that burnt flavor. It’s expensive but worth every penny.

So i purchased this machine because i liked the idea of having coffee available on demand. I used to have a keurig and got tired of buying or filling pods for my wife an i. Well i have had the machine for sixth months now and have noticed that the hinges that holds the lid on are rusting and is creating a rust stin within the water reservoir. I called kkrups and they told me that they would send a shipping label and it would take 3 or 4 weeks to repair. I then asked what i was supposed to do in the mean time and was told ‘ you won’t like my answer’ rather then sending a new machine like keurig does they expect me to one of three things:a) go 3 weeks without coffeeb) go to the local coffee place and spend more $ on coffee than the machine is worth while waiting for a replace notc) buy another machine and end up with two machines when they send the other back to meotherwise the machine is great and was told it was probably a defective machine. I am just believe that they had very poor customer service.

Let me preface this review by saying that i ordered this item used, albeit ‘very good’ from amazon warehouse deals. The reason why i mention this is because i’m a discerning spender. I would never spend $200 on a coffee maker. It could be crusted in gold and it wouldn’t warrant me spending that much money on a coffee maker. That being said, i had decided to give this krups coffee maker a go because i’ve tried and hated so many other models. Needless to say, i received this item today and it was like christmas. It was a used item, so it was not quite like christmas, maybe hand-me-down christmas; but all the pieces were in the box. No instruction manual, but i’m quite tech savvy and didn’t really need one. I washed it, plugged it in, set the clock, chose my settings, and was brewing coffee in under 5 minutes. Just for kicks, prior to setting up the machine, i walked over to my starbucks to get a brewed cup of the same coffee (starbucks veranda) i was going to make at home.

Use this machine every day; satisfied with its performance.

I have read the reviews on this and wanted to chime in. I like good coffee and this machine, so far, delivers. I only use it on the weekends, though, as there’s a starbucks in my office building. A few things i have read and tend to agree with: the exterior is cheap-ish for a $200 coffee maker. However, the internal ‘pot’ seems sturdy and substantial. Coffee tastes wonderful and is piping hot. I have not, so far, experienced any leakage, but i can see where that would be a problem if one over fills the water chamber. I also think it looks stylish, but it is larger than my old cuisinart.

If this proves to be a long lasting coffee maker, i will be 100% pleased. Makes good coffee, and is a big improvement over the thermal carafe i’ve been using for years, which allowed the coffee to become tepid, before i was finished with the pot.

The small size brewing stopped working on the second day. The wrapping/ packaging was so perfect that i was too lazy to pack and send it back because of that mishap. Hard to see how much coffee left – steam inside of the reservoir. Other then that – good coffee maker.

We have had so many different coffee makers over the years, but this one is special since you can make a large pot or a single cup that comes right out of the spout.

Loving this coffee make so far. We had some concerns about how easy it would be to change cup size or doing warm ups but both things are super easy. We also had concerns about how easy it would be to clean out the internal pot but that too is super easy. We’ve owned many different coffee makers over the years and this one has got to be about the easiest pot ever to program, use and clean. The only thing we miss is a built in bean grinder.

So far so good still wish more pots were made of all stainless instead of plastic. Beware thou of the mesh filter shown as add on product it wasn’t the correct one when i ordered.

I really love this coffee maker. It produces a totally flavorful brew, and the rich coffee flavor is retained to literally the last cup. We had a cuisinart extreme brew before this, but it just never seemed that the components in it played well together and it was kind of a fussy machine to clean and coddle all the time. It only lasted about a year before it stopped working altogether. I didn’t even try with any warrantee possibilities – i threw it away. The french press was a fine stand-in until this one arrived (quickly, by the way). We’ve had this one for a couple of months now and there have been no issues with it whatsoever – it was super easy to set up and it is smartly engineered. We’re really into our coffee here. It is roasted to order and shipped fresh every two weeks, then we grind the beans just before brewing.

A coffee maker that works and delivers an amazing cup of coffee. The design is sleek and modern but best of all the coffee is hot and favorable. I drink my coffee black and there is never a burnt taste due to the heating plate.

No problem with the quality of the coffee, but the digital ‘brain’ of the coffee maker stopped working just at the end of the warranty. Namely the machine turned off too soon, leaving a cup of water in the tank. This happens only when one has a program start; i now have to unplug the machine after brewing cycle, and then plug it in again when we want coffee. But i miss the programable start. I have seen comments here and elsewhere that all this digitized coffee makers are vulnerable to the steam as the machine runs, but cannot verify. Note: we have had similar problems also with cuisineart and other digital coffee makers.

I ordered this to replace a hamilton beach brewstation deluxe that developed a leak. Out of the box this looks – awesome. There’s a lot of plastic, but the stainless steel tank is light and looks like it should last a while. I haven’t actually gotten to try this yet and will update once i’ve run a few pots through. On the downside – the suggested reusable filter is wrong. This does not use a cone filter. It uses the regular filters. I bought the cone filter based on the recommendation from amazon and it’s wrong. Fortunately i already had paper filters on hand otherwise i’d be hurting. Now that i’ve actually had a chance to use this.

After going through many of those old style makers with the glass pot (and breaking all of them eventually–my luck i guess) then moving on to the hamilton with the built-in carafe and push button type which then broke after lot of use (we went through two of those), we opted for this krups model a couple years ago and have used it heavily and so far still solid. One feature did break on it which is the automatic large option on the button ring but it’s not as though we need this anyway. I fill my cup when i am going to drink it and can live without the automatic filling button. The small size still works oddly enough but, again, we don’t use this feature. The manual fill button in the center is fine. Filling the water is simple, just take the bucket out, fill to desired level and pour into maker. Everything works as expected and we even use a re-usable filter which saves some $$$ too. Cost at that time was a bit higher than we wanted to spend but figured we would try going with a good quality one this time since we use it all the time and so far it’s paid off. If it lasts 5 years i will call it a success. For now, we’ll just keep enjoying the java each day.

I have had this product for a few months now and i love it. Paid more then my many other coffee makers but it is well worth it. Simple to use and makes a great cup af coffee. I can keep my coffe hot for a few hours without burning it.

I bought this for my wife in late 2012. After a year of use i can say it’s easy to use, easy to clean, and keeps a consistently good brew for several hours. The best part is i can use regular coffee rather than buying those overpriced mini cups.