PolyScience Culinary PolyScience DISCOVERY Series Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – works great

Great machine, wish it came with a temp or cooking guide.

I purchased this in order to cook fish and chicken primarily, but it can be used for such a wide array of foods that nearly anyone can find a use for it. I’ve cooked lamb, hot dogs, chicken, and fish in it so far with wonderful results each time. This device is also great for holding foods at serving temperture for an extended period of time. I plan to make many more things in it. One thing to note, it’s a bit of a pain to find pots and other such items to clip this to that let you use it optimally without going over the max amount of liquid to use for it. As such i would highly recommend purchasing the polyscience polycarbonate tank for this (18l) as well.

Perfect for small events and home projects. I use it to test recipes for the restaurants.

This product works perfectly. It is well made and easy to use.

Not nearly as powerful as it’s ‘big brother’ the pro model, but at less than half its price, it’s great for home use. The pro model moves so much water so forcefully that i suspect it could keep a hot tub swishing. But this gives a whole lot of movement in a five gallon tub with ten half-full gallon bags of meat, keeping perfect temp when tested against my meat thermometer. As this was my third of four sous vide products i’ve used, let me give a quick comparison to the others. This is as user friendly as the others, but provides no linkage to an app like the anova. But it just looks and feels like it will last longer as it seems to have the ‘heft’ of a pro product. My sous vide supreme’s temp control died in a little over a year’s use, (although, to their credit, they offered to replace it even though it was out of warranty. ) the anova has the look, feel and size of a home kitchen appliance. And it links via blue tooth to your smart phone or tablet. Very home maker friendly, but i’m not thrilled with anova’s app though.

The unit works well (my first meal from it is tonight). My one issue is that the display is on a nearly horizontal plane. If you have the setup on a standard countertop it’s too tall to easily see. (the other polyscience lines appear to have a more vertically oriented display face. ) you really can’t see this easily from the main picture of the unit.

  • Display hard to see at countertop height
  • Can’t believe I lived without it
  • Great product!

Features of PolyScience DISCOVERY Series Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

  • Make sure this fits
    by entering your model number.
  • Exceptional control of liquid heating to within 0.1 DegreeC
  • Controls liquid heating up to 99 (210 Degree F)
  • Easy up and down buttons allow you to select and set cooking temperature to a 1/10th of a degree
  • Temperature readings available in Celsius or Fahrenheit
  • Large backlit display for easy reading

Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.

Exceptional control of liquid heating to within 0.1 DegreeC

Controls liquid heating up to 99 (210 Degree F)

Easy up and down buttons allow you to select and set cooking temperature to a 1/10th of a degree

Temperature readings available in Celsius or Fahrenheit

Calphalon Digital Slow Cooker : Great cooker and if you need something in this smaller 4 quart size – PERFECT

Had for about a month and love it. Works great and is a perfect size for my needs.

Haven’t been able to use it very much, but the few uses it has gotten have been greatcons: the sticker that they use on the outside is very sticky and leaves a film.

Have used it 4 times already and love the ease of use and easy clean up.

I like everything about the cooker except that it has on odd smell when it heats. I assumed it would go away after the it was used awhile. It’s been used a lot and it still has that odd odor which ruins thegood smell of whatever is cooking in it.

  • Almost perfect slow cooker
  • Great slow cooker
  • but the few uses it has gotten have been great! Cons

Calphalon Digital Slow Cooker, 4-Quart

  • Make sure this fits
    by entering your model number.
  • 24 hour digital timer allows advance meal preparation.
  • Automatically switches to Warm at the end of the cooking cycle.
  • Cool-touch handles stay comfortable even with extended cooking times.
  • Dishwasher safe crock and cover.
  • Opti-Heat System features internal sensors that monitor temperature to ensure accuracy; ceramic crock for consistent, even heat distribution.

I’ve had this slow cooker for many years and while making soup the other night when it started to bubble, etc. I wiped up the mess but never thought about the inside of the pot. Needless to say this morning i was cleaning up, took the ceramic pot out to find the inside was covered with burned on soup – oh no. I’ve been trying to find out where the actual heating element is in the bottom of metal part, but no luck and i guess it’s now discontinued. I’m thinking it’s going to get tossed because i’m just not sure if it is safe to use anymore 🙁 it is with a heavy heart that this will go in the trash. It was a good slow cooker – no, great slow cooker, but i also don’t want to burn down my house either. It is a dark day in my house today.

I used this product for a long time. It never ever brought me trouble during the cooking. However, my friend broken the pot by accident which i couldn’t find any replacement for this 4qt pot. And that’s the only thing i’m a little upset about calphalon. Even if so, i still think this is a good producet based on my experience with my 3. 5qt cuisinart slow cooker and 6qt hamilton. And i have to say both calphalon and hamilton really impressed me and i like them a lot. After i read some nagtive comment here, i just feel i can not be agree with them at all. At last, i think i do hope calphalon can produce some othet smaller size like 3qt or2qt for single user. And i wish they could do something for the replacement pot of 4qt slow cooker, and if they could add leaking prof rubber (even it’s not a issue with the 4qt pot) and clip on the cover, they it will be perfect.

Does exactly what it is should do. A great slow cooker for the smaller families.

Perfect size and works perfectly~.

This is the best crockpot ever .

I’ve been using this slow cooker for several months now, and have really enjoyed it. Specifically, i love the timer and the options for high/low/warm.

Even cooking and it looks great on my kitchen counter.

Four quart just the right size.

I have used my calaphon slow cooker and so far so good. I love that u can set the time and when its up it automatically switches to warm mode. Great product from calaphon.

Meat came out nice and tender. Doesn’t take up a lot of space and looks sleek. Will be using this slow cooker a lot.

Works really well, have had it for a couple of months now with no problems. : warm, low, and high settings do seem to have distinct temperature differences. The timer is digital and easy to use. If you want a slow cooker in this smaller size of four quarts (i believe typical size is six or seven quarts) then this is a perfect choice.

Very happy with the purchase after one month.

Received this 3 or 4 weeks ago. Only used it once so far but i think its perfect for my myself and husband. Its a perfect size for the 2 of us or for a small family. I really like the digital programing on it.

This is my second slow cooker purchase. The first one was a bargain basement version that overcooked all meats to the consistency of a leathery shoe. This is a nice petite upper middle class version that cooked the pot roast perfectly. I really appreciate the counter-space saving oval shape; not that common for a 4 qt version. Ceramic pot is dense and well made. The digital timer is also intuitive to operate. Here are my gripes which are not too many:-the stainless steel exterior is feather light. Entire weight of this appliance is the ceramic pot.

Great size for 4 or less servings. I love the timer and warming feature. Nice upgrade to an older slow cooker.

Easy to use and works exactly as described. It’s the perfect size for 2 or 3 people. I like the removable crock and the ability to change the temperature and/or time without canceling out the settings entirely. What i don’t like is the metal exterior. The first time i used it i touched the exterior for a few seconds and my fingers stung for about an hour. The handles should be larger to ensure you don’t burn yourself. It gets so hot that i would hesitate to use this cooker if i had small children or guests in the house. This issue is its only flaw, but it is such a concern that i would reduce the rating to 31/2 stars if i could.

Bought this for my 90 yr old dad who retired in brazil. Mailed it sucessfully and with an adapter it works great.

Omega NC800HDSx Nutrition Center Juicer : Awesomesauce!

I had ordered a refurbished model, it originally came missing a few of the parts but they were quick to get them shipped out to me at no cost and i have been loving it since.

Does a really good job on everything. None of them are easy to clean but this one is as good as they get.

Omega NC800HDSx Nutrition Center Juicer (Renewed)

  • Make sure this fits
    by entering your model number.
  • Exclusive “Dual Stage” Masticating Extraction, Larger feed chute, Includes 6 nozzles and 1 juicing screen
  • Ships within 24 hours (1 business day)
  • 5 Adjustable Settings for Maximum Juice Output
  • 90-day manufacturer’s warranty
  • Omega reconditions & certifies every unit, ships in the same box as a new unit w/the same accessories

Juicing 5 gallon runs weekly like a workhorse.

Nice and quiet so far, only time will tell.

I have been using it almost daily for the last few weeks, and no problems. It arrived looking brand new, with all parts, all manuals.

I started out with my ancient juiceman that i’d had for 15 years. Still works great, but was very noisy and difficult to clean. The ‘reconditioned’ omega nc800hdsx looked brand new to me and came in the original box with manual and all the parts. It has been a breeze to use. I researched many juicers on john kohler’s discountjuicers. He does extensive comparative videos on any juicer you can imagine. I chose this particular omega since it is the best for juicing greens, which i love. It works very well on other fruits and vegetables, even the softer ones like pineapples, oranges, etc.

I love this juicer,good quality juice,and easy to clean.

The unit arrived two days early (for some reason prime 2 day said it’d come in 4 days, but it still arrived in 2). Overall, this machine far exceeded my expectations. I’ve used centrifugal juicers before, but they were messy, got clogged, noisy. Not this thingfirst, i’d like to focus on the refurbished aspect. There was nothing that would hint to me that the juicer was not brand new. It came packed in all original packing, with no hint that it had ever been out of a box. Even the model number on the label doesn’t indicate that it’s refurbished. The only indication was that the warranty paperwork said that it was a two year warranty and new units are 15 year (i was pleasantly surprised to get a 2 year warranty when the amazon listing said 90 days — i might have skipped the extended square trade warranty that amazon offered had i known). As for the juicer itself, it’s amazing.

Great product plus a 15 year warranty.

It works amazing and is pretty easy to clean. My only complaint is it gets a little bit clogged up some times depending on the produce you use. It really doesn’t bother me, i just clean it out and keep juicing. It’s very powerful and quiet and i love it.

I was a bit worried about it being reconditioned. Other than a small scratch it looks brand new. It has a 12 year warranty rather than 15 but im ok with that. Easy to clean – the word ‘easy’ is different for everyone. I haven’t had other juicers but it takes me a total of 4 minutes to clean. As soon as i am done juicing i clean it and put it away for next timegreens work awesome. Apples work too as long as you alternate with carrots or something else hard.

Excelent tool, like brand new, go and buy fron juiceblenddry and save $$. Thanksi have started a peanut butter home business thanks to god and this tool.

This is the juicer to get cleanup is easy and it’s easy to use. I did a lot of research before buying this.

It arrived in perfect condition and has been in use regularly since its purchase, working great and providing lots of healthy juice.

Before owning this juicer i had a centrifugal juicer. I had no idea a juicer could be this quiet. I have been using this juicer daily for about a month or more now. I have not had any vegetables get caught up in it. It takes the same amount of time to clean up as my old juicer. I do cut up all my veggies before juicing them, but that really does not take much time, just a couple minutes. It does not get all the liquid out of cucumbers, but that is probably with any juicer, you can resend the pulp back through to get more juice out of it, but it is not worth the hassle. I use all my pulp to make veggie snacks like veggie mulch muffins. I love this juicer, it is the best buy i have made in a long time.

I started out juicing with the omega vrt series. It was good and a fun juicer to use but not great especially as i quickly acclimated to leafy greens in my juices which it did poorly. So i got a used omega 8004 and it juiced everything quite well and it also cleaned up far easier than the vrt. I also had to cut up some vegetables that would otherwise wind themselves around the auger. And cut even more to get it into the small feed chute. The reason i changed to the newer nc800 series is because of the wider feed chute. This saves quite a bit of time and hassle and makes juicing much more enjoyable again. But there is an added bonus that i haven’t had to chop up any vegetables that would wind around the auger. The one that always did was the beet stalk.

Makes good nut butters and juice.

Great purchase, worked as promised.

Focus Electrics, LLC West Bend 2-Slice Toaster, It’s okay and I will adjust to it!

Bought this for my mom, as she specifcally wanted this very one. She likes it very much, it got to her door fast, and in perfect condition, she is very pleased with it. Amazon has never let me down on the their great service, or customer service. There have been a couple things, like dvds i bought, that were defective, and customer service, was all over it, to make sure i was happy, and resolved the issue. Amazon is my first choice, when i go looking for anything.

We purchased this toaster years ago. It’s amazing to find a toaster that stands the test of time.

Who wouldn’t love to own this baby?. Works fast and has just the right amount of choices to manage all your breading needs & eating habits any time during the day or night. This toaster isn’t just for the ‘office clones’ who have quit smoking. The very same office clones who now waste the day hanging around the break room while others do their work for them. I hear this every day: hey man, did you see the game last night?. That’s a nice tie you’re wearing scotty. Say, did you gain some weight over the weekend?.Oh no, i mean it looks great on you.

Key specs for West Bend 2-Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

  • Make sure this fits
    by entering your model number.
  • Adjustable crust control
  • Wide slots accommodate thicker breads, bagels or waffles
  • Automatic Switch off anti-jam feature
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Made in China

Comments from buyers

“A good toaster
, Weightless
, a disapointment

It seems much sturdier than the last 4 or 5 we’ve had. (our first toaster lasted 25 years. ) i also like the rather neo retro style. The outside of the toast is a little lighter than the inside so i just put the peanut butter or marmalade on that outside. Truly i don’t eat toast very often and my husband says he doesn’t care as long as the toast is hot.

The accurate heat control lets you get just the amount of toast color you want.

While adequate, this toaster is not as good as the one it replaced. It’s difficult to get consistent toasting (first slices are too light, additional slices are too dark).

Very nice toaster and does a good job with bagels.

Can make perfect toast or bagels with this toaster. Slots are wide and infinite heat adjustments, including reheat and defrost functions. Arrows show which way to insert a bagel for toasting.

This toaster, minus the bagel button, is sold in the u. As the unbadged house brand for asda (who are wal-mart). It is a budget brand and sells for under £20 (about $32). As a cheap toaster is works ok and better than some more expensive models. You get what you pay for so don’t expect too much. We had our last one, made by the same chinese factory, for 8 years. Toasters won’t accept or toast a bagel, this one does. We would buy the same again but it is overpriced at $45.

And other larger types of bread. I was disappointed to find it was made in china, because i was looking for a made-in-the-usa model, and when i googled that, this toaster ‘popped’ up.

We’ve had this for about 6 months – no failures yet. Works great, excellent product. The only negative is we can still smell that ‘new toaster smell’ when we use it, even after 6 months. It has faded considerably, and is nearly gone. Even so, we would buy this one again. Update: 1/20/2015 we’ve had this for 4 1/2 years, and still works like new.

My older toaster gave out and i always liked it, but it weighed a ton. I kept it on my microwave and getting it down and back again to use was a real chore. This new west bend toaster is such a weightless toaster – it is a real pleasure to get it down and put back again. It also toasts very well, and i’m very happy with it.

It toasts regular sized slices, but we eat rye bread that happens to be longer and not square. This machine is terrible for long pieces. We have to flip the slices over and then in the center it is double toasted and dark.

We are very picky with our toaster and this one has been great. After a while it doesn’t toast as well on one side but it still works great.

This toaster is very good for the price. It toasts very fast and it looks sleek. It also toasts bagels nicely.

Looks great, buttons and controls are nice and easy to use. Toasts more on one side than the other but that does not bother me.

Was a gift and am not sure about it. It toasts one side of the bread more than the other. Cord is difficult to wrap underneath the toaster. It seems i have to wipe the surface too often and then it tends to streak. The toast does not pop up high enough to reach without tongs. It is nice and heavy and looks nice in my kitchen. Always check out the reviews to be sure it’s what you wantst-tx.

I like to make ‘breakfast’ for dinner but hate having to wait for the ‘second’ round of toast for my eggs. Bought the 4 slice toaster so that everyone gets at least one piece of toast and love the fact that we can have it light or dark and that the conrols are separate.

Very consistently toasts to the desired darkness with many types of bread. Very happy with this purchase.

Does not evenly toast anything we put in it. Not satisfied with this and would like to return it.

This is a great toaster that is used several times a day. I pondered this purchase for several months and very happy i finally bought this item.

The toaster looks very nice, but it doesn’t do any better than any others i have. On large pieces of bread, it doesn’t allow the bread to be completely into the toaster. Depending on the bread, sometimes it is light and sometimes it is dark. It takes a lot of time to toast the bread also.

Thought i was buying america made. Disappointed to find this made in china. It is hard to adjust this toaster to get one slice toasted. Have to turn temperature from one number to another for one slice or two. Didn’t send back as only paid around fourteen dollars with discount.

Cuisinart Waring FS150 Food Slicer – too small for large cuts of meat buts works good for everything

I’ve used it to slice meats, cheeses and vegetables all thick or paper thin with consistently good results. There is a learning curve, for example a very hot roast straight out of the oven will be difficult to slice. Let oven hot meat stand fifteen minutes (which should be a regular practice) and it will work just fine. As with any new tool, it takes some practice and effort. The upside is that you get to eat the practice material. I’ve read many reviews by folks whining about cleaning this tool. Remove the blade and plastic food guide and wash in the sink (be careful the blade is sharp), wipe any debris in the blade housing (there’s usually very little if any), wipe the whole unit with a damp paper towel to remove any food particles, spray the whole thing lightly with windex wipe dry and reinstall the blade. The whole process takes 3-4 miuntes.

The criticism i’ve read about this slicer being hard to clean is unfounded. It almost stopped me from buying this machine. It slices well if your feed rate is adjusted to the hardness of what your cutting. The blade comes off and reattaches easily. A wet sponge with soap is all you need.

I’ve read all the complaints and found them groundless. What did you expect from a $100. I worked in a butch shop as a kid and did all the lunchmeat slicing, and i can tell you this is not one of those slicers. And i never expected it to bei bought this machine specifically to slice roast pork, roast beef, tender loin and brisket. I smoke these meats in my weber smokey mountain cooker. I don’t slice the meats after they’re done cooking on the slicer, especially if i want half inch or larger slices. For that, i use a good 12 inch slicing knife for that job. If you want to use the slicer to cut the meat right after cooking, be prepared for the juices to run everywhere and the meat to be almost unmanageable while slicing. I slice them after they’ve been refrigerated overnight.

The product was very nice it arrived quickly, its like brand new.

I have used this machine for a number of years. The cleaning is an issue but not one to be really concerned about. The only issue i have is the plastic pinion gear which drives the blade. I have gone through four of them in the last month. They do not stand up to the use. The gears strip and have to be replaced. Last gear stripped cutting cheese. I will be looking for something more substantial on my next purchase. The unit is used at home maybe once a month.

Received fs155 which is not the model # described.

  • FS 150: Very Nice Slicer, Higly Recommended
  • too small for large cuts of meat buts works good for everything
  • Blade seems good rest rather cheap

We received it sooner than promised and used to cut ham. We truly love the product and the prompt service.

I’ve had this unit for a year. My background is in professional food prep and i have used a commercial unit for many years. I will admit to being slightly surprised at the good performance of this product. I make beef and other jerky and i love this machine. Also wonderful for turkey and roasts. Easy to make a great presentation with foods sliced nicely. Clean up really isn’t that bad.

I gave this food slicer to my husband for christmas. He has used it for beef and cheese so far. It was far superior to the one he used previously. The blade glided through the food with ease and did not crumble the meat or the cheese, something our old slicer did. He is very pleased with his gift, which also pleases me.

Absolutely love this slicer. It cuts well, simple to use. I cut up a whole salami with no problems. Cut up a corned beef brisket, absolutely perfect. The clean up is not a hassle. All you need is a coin out of your pocket to remove the blade, food tray tilts up, gives you access to the base of the machine for easy clean up. Enuff power for any household slicing job.

I use it for slicing half frozen london broil for jerky. It seems to work fine for that. I have even cut up tomatoes, onions and lettuce without any problems. The clean up is a little more than the average home user would expect. It is pretty easy for someone that has good common sense. The blade comes off with a flat blade screwdriver. It has a gear on the back and a gear inside the unit that drives it. Both are plastic which i do not like, but both are coated with a food grade grease. . I got this info from waring, and yes, i was curious so i just called and asked. The blade is very sharp so be careful. I wiped out the inside of the unit and the back side of the blade with disinfecting wipes. Took all of 5 to 10 minutes. There wasn’t much food inside the unit behind the blade anyways.

Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.

The waring food slicer that i purchased was more than i had expected, easy to use, high quality and a great pleasure to work with.

I bought this slicer about 5 years ago and it’s the best slicer. It slices with ease and yes it does have to be cleaned. Cleaning this is a breeze with it’s smooth stainless steel finish all you need to do is wipe it out never need to scrub and it only takes a few miutes. The gliding tray does not come off for very good reasons so you don’t take your arm off. This is the way professional slicers are made. It is a great size for home use and it does a professional job every time. When i am done using it i clean it dry it and wrap in a plastic bag so its ready to go the next time i use it. This is the only one on the market worth buying.

Just a little too small for large cuts of meat buts works good for everything else.

I use this machine every time i want to slice my chicken thin for cutlets. I also use this for my cold cuts for sandwiches. This machine is easy to used and to clean when done using.

Its a good slicer, but my wife is living with it. And noisy and dose not6 cut properly.

Maybe i was expecting too much, but i wanted a meat slicer that would give me nice even thickness cuts, and this slicer doesn’t do that. Unless you’re doing thick slices, they come out the thickness you have set on one side, but thinner as you progress thru the cut. I’ve tried varying amounts of pressure, but haven’t been successful. Guess i should have spent more.

This product is highly durable

I used this slicer to cut tomatoes as well as meat.

The blade mechanism seems good. Disappointed in the setting dial for thickness adjustment. It is plastic and i don’t expect it to last long.

Waring pro fs150 food slicerthis slicer is well constructed and works great. I’ve been using it almost every day for over a month now. I was a little tentative, after reading some bad reviews. I had none of the problems i read about. Maybe the new model is improved over what was sold in the past. For one, the blade comes right off, one handed, with no tools. I had no problem cleaning it – it is easier to clean than a george foreman grill, for sure. About 2-5 minutes for a normal amount of grime, 10 minutes for a really juicy roast beef. Still much easier and better results than slicing with a knife. I had read a complaint about noise – but this thing is much quieter than say, a faucet running, or my kitchen aid mixer.

The product is manufactured in China

The product is easy to use