Big Boss 15-Piece Hi Speed 300-Watt Personal Countertop Blender Mixing System,

We liked this so much that we just bought a second for our second home. My husband can’t go anywhere without his smoothies. We’ve had our first one for at least 3 years and have probably used it hundreds of times. It still works just as well as the day we bought it. I even make baby food in it. I also use it in place of my blender because it blends so well and is so easy to clean. This is a must have for both of our kitchens.

I have three teens who i obsessively worry aren’t eating the right foods. Since getting the big boss blender a few months ago, i have been able to make highly nutritious breakfast smoothies that my kids love. The three cups allow me to customize each smoothie and serve it directly from the container. And this blender easily and quickly pulverizes any frozen fruit i put in it. I can make breakfast in 5 minutes for all three kids, and if we’re really in a hurry, we can put on the closable tops and take the smoothies in the car. Cleanup is a breeze – i simply run the blade unit under the faucet and rinse it off. My family has had many traditional blenders, all of which take up a ton of storage space, have a higher price tag, and ultimately end up with burnt out motors. The big boss is small enough to fit in a drawer, and has a fast and powerful little motor that has been trouble free for the 3 months that i’ve had it. For smoothie making, it is the best blender i’ve ever owned.

Best smoothie and shake blender ever. Been using the same one for a few years now and it’s just a powerful as the day i received it.

Key specs for Big Boss 15-Piece Hi Speed 300-Watt Personal Countertop Blender Mixing System:

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  • Replaces a food processor, blender, and coffee grinder; simple to operate
  • Includes three 18-ounce large cups, 3 matching comfort rings, 6 assorted lids, stainless steel blade attachment, power base, and recipe book
  • Powerful 300 watt motor-crushes ice
  • Chop, cook and store-all in the same cup
  • Cups are dishwasher and microwave safe; sport lids on the go

Comments from buyers

“Twice a day blending for over two years
, Big Boss: An Efficient and Reliable Blender
, Great for shakes

This is my second purchase of the same blender. I feel like i got my money’s worth out of the first blender before the gasket went and leaked any beverage. I would estimate i’ve used this one 16 to 20 times and as you can see the brokenrubber gasket makes this completely unusable. I always use protein powder, water, a half a banana and two ice cubes.

Convenient, quick, and built well for the price. It’s able to blend fruit to a smooth, glassy texture in short time. The blending chamber is lightweight and sealed so you fix stuck ingredients by lifting the chamber, shaking it, and placing it back on the motor. It’s not professional grade. The tiny motor and simple bearings will definitely burn up if you start mixing drinks for a party. Two uses a day for two years is closer to what it’s made for. 02 per use so i’d call it a top deal. The blade bearings are improved over earlier models – there’s now a silicone gasket and a tighter fit.

This little big boss is a fantastic machine. I use it almost every day and some days, multiple times through the day. It is so handy because it is small and tidy. The things i use it for (beating eggs, making milk shakes and smoothies, mashing pumpkin etc. Although i can’t really tell you if it crushes ice exactly because when i put ice in the smoothies i add the crushed ice from the fridge. While i think machines should be able to take some work and not be disposable, let’s face it folks, most of these machines are not commercial grade so we have to treat them accordingly.

Very high power for all my puree needs. Easy to clean and compact for storage.

This is a fantastic tool for the kitchen. Our first one has been going strong for about three years. Recently bought one as a gift for a friend. This little mixer can do anything the big boys can unless you’re making large quantiles. Update: my big boss is about to turn 5 years old. It’s had heavy use, almost daily, and is still going strong. One of the best purchases i’ve ever made on amazon.

I am trying to eat healthier and decided to make some fruit and veggie shakes. I add the gogreens power and fruit of choice and just a few seconds later i have a great tasting shake/smoothie. It works very well and actually much better than more expensive models. Takes up very little counter space. Chips ice well in th edrinks too.

My husband uses this almost every morning to make a smoothie. It lasted about two years before one of the pieces of the gear broke off. After the second piece of gear broke off he glued it back on and is still using it.With one piece of gear still broken off. I ordered a new one so that when it finally gives in, he isn’t without his ‘big boss’.

I have had this blender since feb 2012, and it still works like a charm. I use it largely for for making drinks – iced blended coffee; smoothies; juices; ice cream malts and shakes; and grinding coffee. I just made a ‘juice’ with (raw) carrots, (cooked) beets, frozen berries (and water/beet juice); blended very smoothly. Works well for salsa, making pesto, cranberries at holiday time, etc. It works best when there is liquid involved or naturally ‘watery’ food items (tomatoes, cucumbers); there needs to be some moisture or none at all otherwise i find that i have to shake it a bit while i blend because it gets a bit too thick and shys away from the blades. But overall, it works great, and takes up very little space.

It’s not as powerful as i expected. The blade only catches what’s close by and the rest of the fruits keep whole at the top.

I love this little guy easy to store i make smoothies. I like the fact that i drink out of the cup that processes the drink and one less thing to have to clean.

I’ve had the big boss for several months now since ordering it from amazon as a family christmas gift. In that time, it’s been a very reliable machine, and it shows little sign of slowing down. The big boss came with all of the accessories as advertised. The blades are sharp enough to cut through almost any standard recipe material. We’ve made everything from fine sauces to milkshakes in my household. It takes a bit longer to grind up hard materials like nuts, but the blender has performed well there too. The only cons i’ve found with this unit are the power and plastic. I wish the manufacturer could have made it a bit more high powered to cut through very hard materials like ice without getting stuck. Sometimes, you need to remove the cup from its position on the motor and shake it around to prevent the blades from jamming. It’s also a bit noisy, but that’s to be expected.

We really like this blender. It was easy to setup and chops ice and frozen fruit perfectly. We love to make smoothies and now we have moved to milkshakes and fraps. Love the idea of single server with no mess of pouring and the clean up is really easy.

We use it to make energy shakes. Also own a blendtec for big projects etc. But the big boss is fine for small stuff.

I’m can’t wait to try the shakes and salsas recipes i have. I’m adding this to my ‘cooking tools’.

I was thinking of going and buying an actual huge blender until i saw this online. My friend has the magic bullet and let me tell you this machine out does the mb by far.

I bought this in january 2012 and it is now august of 2014. I have been using this blender every day, usually twice a day, for the entire time and it is still going great. I don’t blend wimpy little smoothies, but hardcore grinding of so many foods. My son is tube-fed (via a little button on his tummy) and i make all his food. It must be liquid to go through the tiny tubing. I blend nuts, grains, frozen fruits and veggies, seeds, and so much more with this thing and it just keeps going. My only complaints are that the plastic gets cloudy and old-looking eventually (but gosh, i do put it through a lot of use and washing) and the silicone gasket kept falling out so now i don’t use it and it does drip a little sometimes. I just make sure the base is cleaned well every few days. I can’t imagine anyone has used this thing more often than i have and i am very impressed. My husband keeps warning me to pick up a new one for when this finally fails, but i don’t see that happening any time soon.

Was going to buy the magic bullet but after reading reviews went with this, mostly because of the stronger motor and couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Great quality product that make it fast and easy to make my protein shakes.

Figured out how much to blend for the perfect smoothie.

I have used this blender daily (except for june and july when i was travelling). Sometimes twice or three times a day. I always use ice in my protein shake. It bit the dust, but i figure after 14 1/2 months of pretty regular use its well worth the $35 i spent. I am adding 2 to my shopping cart now. One for home use and one for my classroom.

I put chunks of frozen fruit (pineapple, blueberries, bananas, mango, kiwi, peaches, etc. ), coconut milk, coconut water, and rice milk, protein powder, creatine powder, gulp down my supplements, and work out 40 mins later. Just be careful not to put too much frozen fruit. Could be too much work for motor. Highly recommended for people on the go.

This blender is very powerful for it’s size, it’s great even to travel with. I brought it on our last vacation and made smoothies to-go daily. I find it to be a little sturdier and more powerful than the bullet.

Great Northern Popcorn Company 6200 Great Northern Popcorn Bar Style Popcorn Popper Machine Commercial : Great popcorn machine

Works great and makes fabulous popcorn. We use it at our church youth group and the aroma from the freshly popped corn infuses the entire room making everyone hungry for more.

Not as sturdy as an industrial model but reasonably built and with solid materials of lighter weight.

I am a popcorn lover, and i like this machinepros:8 oz size -makes enough popcorn for 3 to 4 people. Using 8oz popcorn packs, it makes awesome popcorn, and a lot of it. Features -i like the heating element underneath to keep the popcorn hot, not sure if this is a standard feature, but i like it. The old maid drawer is pretty big. Looks -i like the skyline look on the glass. The black on top matches the stainless steel. Cons:steel -the metal seems a little flimsy, and it was delivered with bent metal right where the old maid drawer is, but that was fixed with a pliers. The pin to keep the kennel in place had one hole drilled bad. The flip out bottom door is also thin and flimsy. Looks -the metal “vent” on top is just paint, and the icons for the switches are funky and unpolished.

Great northern popcorn is the best popcorn that i’ve found. My wife and i are retired and we pop corn almost every night. Great northern is by far the best.

  • Design is good, Works well, but built a little “cheap”
  • Good for the Popcorn lifestyle.
  • Popcorn Popper isn’t all that durable

6200 Great Northern Popcorn Bar Style Popcorn Popper Machine Commercial, 8 oz

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  • Switches include: spot light warmer, stirrer and pot heater
  • All metal gearbox
  • Kernel and oil scoop is included, 5-year warranty on machine and 30 days on kettles, light bulbs
  • Heavy-duty powder coated steel and stainless steel construction
  • 860-watt (commercial quality and certified)

This is a nice popper for the family den. It is large so make sure you have enough room. The case is attractive and has a great movie theme. The light and heated bottom do a great job of keeping the popcorn fresh. The kettle is sturdy and i do like the lifting lid system much better than the split lids. I find it is less likely to jam up and allows most if not all of the kernels to get popped. The door handles leave a lot to be desired as well as the catch bottom door. The door handles are an l shaped metal and can cut fingers if not careful.

Works very well and the popcorn is delicious.

This popcorn popper was purchased to use for our pto at school. It has been used so many times, and works perfectly every time. It is so easy to clean, and makes perfect corn each time. Very few unpopped kernels, and just plain works flawlessly. We would definitely suggest it to anyone looking for one.

We used this popcorn machine at a school carnival and it worked great. It came needing some assembly but was very easy to put together.

This is the easiest popcorn maker to use,fast cleanup also. I would recommend this to anyone that loves popcorn. Only takes 5 mins to make a full batch.

My company purchased this popcorn popper machine a couple of months ago, with the 8 0z popcorn packs. We use it almost everyday, it works perfect and the popcorn tastes great. Our customers now come in and ask for some great tasting popcorn. Quality and price is what you get when you purchase these items. You can’t go wrong with the service from discounttommy.

Works great and makes awesome popcorn. My only issue is the lid on the kettle gets stuck at times as the corn is popping and the stirrer rotates, but as long as you are watching it and free it, its not a big deal.

Discount tommy was very knowlegeable and eager to please. I will purchase all my future popping needs from him.

Love this popcorn machine, works great. Very quick, movie theater popcorn at home.

This popcorn is really good popcorn. Tastes just like movie theater popcorn. It’s easy to make and super nice to have all products needed in one bag. It’s a cheap popcorn but yet good quality. We do popcorn wednesday at the company i work for and so far we have not recieved a single complaint about the popcorn. In fact, i’ve even had people ask me what type of popcorn we use.

Purchase this popcorn popper to put in small bar to give away free popcorn during happy hour. It is working great, we pop about 2 to 3 poppers each day and the customers love the corn. The popper is easy to clean and the stainless wipes easy the doors remove for easy cleaning. And our happy hour traffic has increased do to the free popcorn. Thanks for the great prodcut.

I have used this unit daily for over a year. Excellent product no problems at all.

We love our popcorn machine. We pop popcorn all the time. It’s quick and easy to pop the popcorn.

I have been using this machine in my home for about 6 months now. Start off with the good–the machine makes great popcorn and has all the options i wanted for a descent price. The bad– the lid that goes over the kettle does not fit right. When the corn starts to pop and pushes the lid up, it starts to turn with the motor shaft and kernels inside. There are tabs in the lid that are designed to fit around the kettle brackets, but they are not big enough to hold it still while popping. The lid turns, pushes up at an angle and jams the motor shaft to a stop. I called the company and sent pictures. They sent me a new lid, but it was the same cut as the original. The next step was to send the whole machine in to them, but the shipping cost made that option not feasible. I had some copper wire handy, so secured the lid to the kettle bracket to stop the turning and all works great now.

This popcorn popper is not better than a similar in function stir crazy, some amount of corn per batch, same amount of unpopped kernels, very few. But, this machine is much easier to clean, just a quick wipe down and its ready. Further, the main advantage with this machine, why its worth so much more money than a regular popper, is that when having a party or putting on a movie or movies, the heaters keep corn hot and tasting good hours after being popped. That coupled with the ability to quickly make 3-5 batches just gives a better popcorn lifestyle.

This was a christmas present to my kids. It’s sitting on a counter in our basement but we plan to buy a cart to put it on. Just the right size and high quality. Easy to take apart and clean. We are enjoying this machine a lot.

I was on amazon today looking for a popcorn popper to replace this one. Looked it up in my orders to see when i bought and how much i paid. Looks like i’ve had it a little over two years. Read the reviews to see if other people were having the same issues i was, didn’t see one of them mentioned, so now i’m finally writing a review of this machine. I’ve never owned this style of popper before so i don’t really have anything to compare it to, but it makes great popcorn. We mostly use the great northern popcorn packs (started off with the 8oz packs but now use the 12oz and they work fine). The cabinet is very stylish and looks nice. The heat lamp was expected, but i didn’t expect the heating element under the floor of the unit. Those two together keep the corn warm and dry and tasty. The old maid drawer is large and works well.

This popcorn machine is very nice, the glass of the city skyline is awesome, and however, it is small for what we needed it for. The handles on the glass doors to open it seem very poor, even cheap. The handle for the top of the kettle is also very cheap and does not hold up well. However, i am happy we got two because now we can keep up with orders, but if we would have only got one it would not have worked.

Slip Solution V-101 V-Seal 101 – Penetrating Sealer : Would recommend for sealing only

Provides 2-3 years of protection, as advertised.

This is the best sealer i’ve ever used. I used it to seal my garage floor and now when i hose it out, the water beads and pretty much bounces off the surface. Nothing you can buy at the big box stores works and lasts like vseal.

I used a hand pump sprayer to apply to my garage floor. Water continues to bead up after a year of wear.

Used in my garage and it seals very well but it didn’t reduce the concrete dust being tracked into the house very much. Would recommend for sealing only. Very easy to apply with medium nap roller.

  • Potassium siliconate concrete densifier, not an acrylic sealer!
  • Excellent sealer. I used a hand pump sprayer to
  • Outstanding product

Slip Solution V-101 V-Seal 101 – Penetrating Sealer

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I used it on block pond and it sealed it just like it said it would. It did a lot of covering to for only one gal.

I tried this product for an unusual situation. Water is coming up through the basement slab between the ceramic tiles (through the grout joints). I think the product helped, but after three applications the problem is not solved.

V-seal 101 is like ps101, both are potassium siliconate sealers that pretty much react with the top surface of concrete to densify the material. I bought it to seal the garage concrete to prevent spalling from salt/snow/ice and freezing. The major home improvement stores all generally carry acrylic sealers that wear off after a year or so. Epoxy is nice but tends to lift off with hot tires, or can be expensive and i just didn’t need that type of surface. 1 gallon covered my 399 square foot garage just nicely. I plan to do a second application to cover more of the cinder blocks on the sides. Definitely apply it when the ground temperature is above 40f. It leaves no solvents or odors (no vocs) but it did leave a smell resembling fresh concrete. It dries completely clear, except for a few spots that seemed to look white. It is supposed to last 20+ years on an outside driveway surface, so it should last a long time inside a covered garage.

I have used this product before and know it works, we use lots of bleach on the floor at the animal shelter and it seems to last.

I used this 3 years ago to seal a basement floor in a new home. I was tracking white powder all over my house every time i went into my basement. I did a lot of research and didn’t want to paint or put a sealer on the concrete that would wear off. V-seal penetrates the concrete and bonds with it so it is sealed and will not powder, it doesn’t change the look of the concrete, so if you are looking for a shine, sheen or color change this isn’t the product for you. But if you want to stop the dust v-seal works great. I haven’t seen or tracked any dust since i applied it 3 years ago. I first power washed the concrete then applied the v-seal with a roller. The 101 is for basements and garages that have a smooth finish- outdoor concrete with a rough finish should use the 102 for better coverage ( 101 could be used but 102 will go farther). If you have any questions you can call technical people at v-seal who are very helpful.

KitchenAid KCM1402ACS Coffee Maker – coffee gets nice and hot

I own a keurig b70 but this makes the tastiest coffee ever. The brewing method is done in short spurts so the extraction is more efficient. The coffee comes out smelling unbelievable, i used a hazelnut kona blend. The front kitchenaid labeled panel opens up to reveal the brew basket/filter. You pull it out and handwash it and voila. It can be used with paper filters or the included gold tone cone filter. The water tank is generous, enough to fill up to 14 cups water. Now my biggest gripes with pots, this one doesnt leak and spill during pouring.

We have always owned a kitchen aid coffee maker, but this one is by far the best one we have ever had. I like the tank lifting off so i can fill it, and it makes very good coffee. The only draw back is that it’s difficult to program. Took me ages to get the settings right, and i’m keeping my fingers crossed that there isn’t a power failure so i have to do it again. Programing this coffee maker is quite a challenge, so i hope the company will improve this feature in the future, but i will still purchase kitchen aid regardless.

This replaced a cuisinart dcc 1200 coffee maker that was just plain annoying. If you want starbucks strength coffee the cuisinart can only make 8 cups if you’re lucky – try to do the full 12 and it will either be weaker than weak, or there will be coffee grounds all over the place and a real mess to clean up. The kitchenaid makes the best tasting coffee we’ve ever brewed, and it does so using noticeably less coffee grounds. The bold setting is just great. It has different temperature settings for the warming plate which actually work (take note cuisinart) and avoid burning the coffee. One star knocked off for the silly programming, but the coffee’s great.

Every kitchenaid appliance i have owned was the best i have ever used and this coffee maker is no exception. Based on my previous experiences with kitchenaid products and even though there is only a one year warranty verses the three year warranty for the cuisinart, i expect to have this coffee maker for a long time. I have had to have replace, either through warranty or repurchase, about 6 cuisinart appliances in the last 10 years but have never had to replace a kitchenaid product. You can’t go wrong with kitchenaid. Has anyone ever told you that they had to replace their kitchenaid stand mixer. Never and this product should last a long time as well. The coffee maker brews fast and if you read the instructions is easy to setup. You will like the quick brew time and the ability to keep the pot hot for up to 4 hours. I believe the quicker brew time is due to the fact that the coffee maker uses the flat bottom coffee filters (mr coffee style) rather than the cone type filter (melitta style). The flat bottom filter also allows the pot to have a lower profile than the cone style filters would allow.

As avid coffee drinkers, our major concern was the 14 cup capacity in choosing this coffee maker. Have had it over a year now and not one problem.

The gentleman who helped me from the company that supplied the kitchenaid was outstanding. When the first order was lost, he made certain i got the coffee maker i wanted and that it was shipped immediately. I hope this message is relayed to his manager. Customer service is very important. I will add, that the coffee maker was a christmas gift for my sister, kitchen aide is her favorite product. She is very happy with the product, loves the coffee, the size of the maker and that it is round. ;0) and, please don’t forget to let the source that distributed the gift that i appreciated their good service. One of my many assignments at gm was a manager in customer service so you can trust that i know what good customer service is and what it means.

  • Love-Hate relationship; upgrading review
  • Updated review not as happy!!!
  • In One Word.GREAT !

Liked both the look of the coffee maker and the 14 cup size. We also preferred the glass carafe so we could see the remaining coffee level. The only issue with the first purchase was leaking around the band at the spout of the carafe. Contacted kitchen aid and they replaced the carafe. Have been careful to hand wash ever since and have had no more issues. When we needed a coffeemaker for a lake home, chose to order another. It’s superficial, but the coffeemaker pictured is not what you get. The kitchenaid logo is on the silver band under the heating tray at the bottom of the coffeemaker not on the flip out brew basket door as pictured (the flip out is blank). Have really enjoyed both purchases-programming wasn’t that difficult for us. As stated only negative was the leaking on the carafe-have not experienced this with the second purchase, but kitchenaid really does need to make improvements on this.

This replaced an earlier version that had done its duty for years. I read the other reviews, and hesitated to purchase another as our first one also kept popping its door open – annoying, but nothing worse. This one, however, is perfect. Love the removable water reservoir, which is the biggest reason i wanted another.

We bought this because it is a 14 cup carafe. The problen with this is the basket is too small. No matter if we use the reusable filter or paper filters it always spills coffee grounds over into the carafe with any brew setting we use. It is a gorgeous unit and we have learned to just make smaller pots of coffee at a time just more often.

When pouring coffee into my cup all the coffee goes in the cup. What i dislike, the door does not close good. Sometimes when the coffee is brewing the door pops open.

I researched the daylights out of coffeemakers before settling on this one. Overall, i’m very happy with it. I have it set for making bold coffee, and delicious,bold coffee is what i get. I have found that i use approximately 15% less grounds with this machine than i used with my last one, which was a bottom of the line mr. I’ve noted other reviewers comments regarding the difficulties with programming, but i haven’t run into any problems or inconveniences with it at all. That may simply be due to the fact that i set the program and never have occasion to change it. I’m head-over-heels for the removable reservoir; it’s probably the greatest feature of all. In my primary home i have a big ol’ expensive capresso machine that has a removable reservoir, so was looking for a more economical machine for this place that had that feature as well. The only reason i didn’t give this unit a 5-star rating is that the carafe intermittently leaks when pouring a cup of coffee; meaning that it dribbles coffee on the countertop, but only once every 6 or 8 days. I think i had read that in a few of the reviews, but was hoping i wouldn’t run into that problem. Kitchenaid is sending me a replacement carafe, no charge, and once i receive it, will attempt to repair the faulty one i have—just the kind of stupid tinkering thing i do to waste great blocks of time. At any rate, i am really quite pleased with this coffeemaker. We’ll see how i feel a year or so out.

Features of KitchenAid KCM1402ACS Coffee Maker, 14 Cup Architect

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  • Easy-to-fill & clean removable water tank
  • Refined brew process for optimal coffee flavor
  • 24-hour programmability
  • Digital display with variable brew strength selector
  • Pause and Serve feature Silver Color 14 Cup Glass Carafe

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The kitchen aid 14 cup glass carafe was one of a handful of recommended coffee makers in this price range (~$100). It does make pretty good coffee. Using less coffee per cup than our previous braun unit, the kitchen aid cup is richer and hotter than that from its predecessor. However, the unit is difficult to fill, even when one carries the removable water tank to the sink. Also, programming all the functions before the first use of the coffee maker and after it is unplugged is a real chore – not for the technophobic. The antidrip valve on our unit does not function fully. We cannot remove the carafe until about 3 minutes after brewing completly stops without coffee dripping on the hotplate. I contacted customer service (which required a long phone wait) and was told they never heard of this problem. Anyway, they sent a new basket.

The water chamber makes filling the reservoir easy and convenient. There is no dripping when you pour the coffee from the pot. And it seems to be economical in it’s use of coffee. All this and great tasting coffee.

This coffeemaker was a replacement for the cheaper, simple coffeemakers i had used for many years. I wanted one that would make good coffee, but make it quickly. I like the options, and the status window is easy to read. It was not mentioned in the description that a water filter cartridge was recommended. The coffee is very good, and i don’t have to start the coffeemaker at the beginning of the meal to have it ready by dessert. The coffee also stays hot on standby. The filter has a tendency to float up out of place when the reservoir is being filled, and the maker is a little larger and more awkward than the simple machines of the past, but well worth the trouble.

Awesome coffee pot, can make tea or coffee in this. Works great, i love kitchen aid products.

This replaced the same unit we bought five years ago which still worked but the carafe was broken. It was almost the same price to buy a whole new maker than just a part. It runs fast and smooth, better than the old one so i guess that one was on its last leg. I like the size and ease of use.

If you realize when they say a cup that is 8 oz. All coffee cups or mugs are bigger than 8 ounces.

Easy-to-fill & clean removable water tank

I purchased it in february of this year (2015) and 8 months later all the teflon on the hot plate is coming off. I have done nothing more than wipe it with a damp rag for cleaning (no cleaning products). I would like to purchase another one for my cottage, but now it has increase $20.

We go this as replacement for cuisinart dgb-900bc coffeemaker we’ve purchased about 2 years ago. Its simple, but yet very well ‘features’ balanced appliance. The great part is it keeps coffee hot for 4 hours (you can reset this for 4 more after each time) without burning it. I heaven t found any cons, so if i will, ill update this review.

This coffee maker actually makes great coffee, consistently. With our previous coffee maker, sometimes the coffee was bitter, or too strong or too weak, regardless of the fact that we used the same amount of water and the same amount of coffee each time. This one delivers great coffee every single time.

Everything works as it should. I love coffee and use it everyday. Some time several times a day with the same good results. If this one goes up i’ll be sure to go to amazon to get another kitchen aid product.

This coffeemaker does make excellent coffee except it is not hot enough. And i love the removable water tank. But the programming is not user friendly and i find that inexcusable in this day and age. I did read all the warnings of other reviews but thought since i found programming a vcr easy and had worked and retired from silicon valley where i had started right out of college in production, processing, quality control, planning, and then programming and went on to become a first rate knowledgeable buyer of semiconductors that i could overcome the programming of a simple coffeemaker. All i am trying to do is program this machine for bold and to hold it there ==== one of the main features of why i choose this coffeepot. Only twice have i been able to achieve that lofty state and then it is lost. I have now had this machine three days brewing coffee every morning and have yet to have strong brewed coffee. Nor have i been able to get the warm off (the default) and go to high. The defaults want to over ride whatever i want. There is just no excuse for this difficult of programming in electronics these days —- and especially in a machine costing this much.

My previous model of this kitchenaid coffee maker was well over 6 years old and brewed 2-3 pots of coffee everyday. Although it was amazing, it was beginning to fail, so i borrowed my daughter’s extra kitchenaid 12-cup coffee maker. It was exactly 6 years old, and it was a much cheaper quality–the brew interrupt worked horribly. At least half the time, when brewing a pot of coffee, the brew interrupt lever would not open up and the coffee brewed all over the counter.The coffee basket lid also popped up, which was part of the problem with the brew interrupt. This was obviously a cheaper version of my older coffee makerit now seems that kitchenaid has gone back to its original quality. This new coffee maker makes excellent coffee, has a cleanly functioning brew interrupt, and a cleanly pouring spout on the carafe. A previous comment regarding the tippy coffee basket is correct–i wish it had a flat bottom. The water reservoir is also a little fussy in its placement. If it is not set in completely, the coffee will not brew.

Refined brew process for optimal coffee flavor

My wife and i are kitchenaid nuts so this may be a little biased. . That’s life and the way we live it. We bought this 14 cup coffee maker to replace our six year old 10 cup maker (kitchenaid, of course). At first we thought the larger unit was just a little too large for just the two of us. . After talking with the kitchenaid people on line, we were assured that it wasn’t that much bigger than the 10 cup unit. The red, which we purchased, showed to be 16 1/2 inches tall (on the description page) and all the others show 14 1/2 inches. The kitchenaid representative assured us that it was a typo and that all the units are the same height, regardless of the color. This new design is better than the older units and the function choices are more and better.

Love kitchenaid products and this one didn’t disappoint as far as quality. It makes delicious coffee and the display lights up my kitchen in the dark so i can navigate without tripping over something. The only complaint i have is that it’s a bit confusing to program but i guess it’s a matter of getting used to it. Just crossing my fingers that we don’t have a long power outage right now.

No need to waste time and money on buying expensive coffee on the way to work. I got so tired of the trendy coffee shops that sell $5 cup of coffee that is no better than what i can make at home for a fraction of the cost. This is a great coffee maker. Super simple to set the timer and i like the refillable reservoir and the simplicity of filling the filter. Great coffee maker for the price.

I purchased this coffee maker in april of 2011. It makes a great cup of coffee. I love the bold setting and how hot the coffee gets in the carafe. I also like that i can set the warmer for an extended period of time. If there is anything better than waking up to the smell of coffee i don’t know what it is. I have used this pot every day and sometimes twice a day for six months. The carafe started leaking between where the plastic part meets the glass carafe. It leaks only when it is hot. I have contacted kitchen aid and i hope they send me a new carafe.

As with most of the reviews here, this is a very well designed coffee maker. Love the removable water tank, multi-function timer, etc. However, i am now on my fourth carafe. Two ordered as carafes and one ordered as an additional new coffee maker. The price of the carafe is a third of the entire package price. After six months of daily usage the carafe begins to leak around the bottom seam of the top plastic band. It drips coffee just shy of the coffee mug. We need to lay down a paper towel every morning to handle the drip. I’m ready to buy another carafe, but wonder if i should just upgrade the device again. This is a rough way for kitchen aid to make a profit, but if you had our freezer, you wouldn’t be surprised.

I am so incredibly tired of coffeemakers that can’t seem to make a decanter that i can pour into a cup without spilling all over the counter. I had 2 krups that did it so i decided to try a whole new brand. Here’s what i love: the coffee is hot and delicious, the tank is easy to fill right from the sink sprayer thingie and i like the way the brew basket works even though the latch is not the best; i’ve never had it pop on me as others have. Maybe i have that to look forward to. I have had this thing for 3 months and i almost wish it would break down because it’s hard to rationalize a new purchase when something works, but the darned thing spills coffee all over the counter. Or if i carry the pot to the table to pour friends another cup it dribbles all over the table, all over them, all over whatever is in the way. We’ve tried holding the top, lifting the top a little, all sorts of tricks. Nothing worksa friend told me to buy a bunn, but they only make 10 cup. I ‘googled’ and actually found message boards full of unhappy people who say no one makes a decent pot anymore that doesn’t drip.

You fill the water at the sink and able to rinse it out before filling, which is a blessing for me as we have a lot of iron in our water. Just be sure water container is inserted correctly or it won’t make coffee. Makes excellent coffee and so far have had no problems.

24-hour programmability

We have always used kitchenaid products. When our old coffee make gave up, we went to the stores to check out new ones. It was love a first site, this was the one for us. I went to amazon and ordered it. We are always making more coffee each morning. Now we are mornings are complete. We enjoy the easy of making coffee, quick clean up and set up for the next morning. The coffee maker has a graceful style, and a perfect fit with our kitchen.

Looks like this may be another great product from kitchenaid. I have only been using it a week but so far it has been perfect. I read the other reviews before purchasing and so i have been watching carefully for problems. I do believe that coffee makers are something that many people are particular and fussy about so i don’t think your are ever going to find one that makes everyone happy. However i have had no problems with the ‘brew temperature being too cold’ or ‘the programming being too difficult’. If you read the instructions through completely you’ll have no trouble setting this machine up and programming it to make great coffee for you when you wake up in the morning. I also appreciate the ability to remove the water tank for easy no-spill filling and the fact that this carafe does not drip when you pour a cup. It’s also a nice looking machine, kind of. So now if it proves to be reliable and durable over the long term, then i will feel that it may possibly the ideal coffee maker. Only time will tell but right now, i love it.

Great choice if you want a larger capacity unit.

I won’t rehash what everyone has been saying about the maker. It’s decent, it makes proper coffee, the brew cycle is about the right length, etc. The most notable feature about it, to me, is the detachable water reservoir, which is precisely like how a humidifier works. This means you don’t fill the pot the water, and then pour that into the built-in reservoir. Rather, you take the reservoir itself off the maker, and fill it at the sink, and if you have one of those squirty things in your sink, then the danger of water spillage is zero. Of course, this has the disadvantage that there is never any reason to remove the pot from the maker until the coffee is made, so, occasionally, i forget, and i’ve left a half cup of coffee in the pot and i go ahead and brew a fresh pot right on top of those remnants in the carafe. (the unit is dark colored, so a splash of coffee at the bottom of the carafe is basically invisible). Anyway, yes, i say buy buy buy.

The menu instructions for setting the operational parameters (time, brew strength, keep warm timer, etc. They do not explain how to save a selected setting – hold the prog/set button down until the audible beep. It took multiple attempts to just set the time until i held the prog/set button down out of sheer frustration.

Coffee gets nice and hot, but i do not care for the beep when it starts up and the three beeps when it is done brewing, mornings i need quiet.

Digital display with variable brew strength selector

I just loved this coffee maker, it matched my ge slate appliances great but the electronic settings wouldn’t set anything, so i called kitchen aid to see if i was doing it wrong and i wasn’t, so they sent me the same color and design in their newer model and i sent this one back to them. The new one works perfect and looks amazing.

Sunbeam 2560 Heritage Series 6-Speed 250-Watt Hand Mixer – Best hand mixer I’ve ever bought!

Love this mixer, the color, and the total unit. It is so handy to be able to sit the mixer in the unit, whileyou are working with this mixer.

Even at the lowest speed the thing takes off like a rocket. Good machine, you just have to be extra careful about adding flour/liquids to a mix. If not you will end up with a mess.

This isn’t fancy and that’s all you need. . If you want fancy, get an expensive stand mixer–i have one and it’s nice, but for everyday mixing, this is perfect. Here are the specifications for the Sunbeam 2560 Heritage Series 6-Speed 250-Watt Hand Mixer:

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  • 250-watt hand mixer with 6 speeds
  • Features a burst of power function for those extra tough spots
  • Soft-grip handle keeps it steady in your hand
  • Features chrome beaters
  • Vertical display for mixer, beaters and cord wrap

Power full enough for any mixing job. What i expected from sunbeam product, quality.

Wow, this hand mixer has no slow speed. However, i usually only need fast speeds so it doesn’t make much of a difference to me. I love the way it fits into the stand.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Worth the money and easy to use
  • GREAT mixer!
  • Love this mixer

This mixer is very powerful and works well on a multitude of foods. It mixes cake batters, brownie mixes, mashed potatoes, and other foods without a problem.

Liked look over function slowly breaks plastic on stand.

Very nice hand mixer real sharp loooking. I ordered it because my old one broke and wanted to replace it asap. However, if i would have waited a little longer i could have gotten the same hand mixer with additional parts at the same price.

Bought this for my girlfriend to use when she is making her tasty pastries and cakes. She was happy with it until she tried to make cookies. It seems to be ok with cake batter but anything thicker and it starts to whine and get really hot. Still saving up for the kitchenaid.

There is a great advantage in using ‘old style’ mixers for so many desserts and whipping heavy creme: one may even prepare food in the same pot to cook or bake it in – less dishes to clean. This is a high speed great working, and good looking practical, mixer with a handy stand.

I’m a senior, and don’t cook or bake as i used to, making this mixer perfect for me. It’s so easy to put away, saving counter space, and i love the convenience of a stand.

Bought several different mixers the last several years and they were all weak, under powered junk. This is the best by a long shot.

The mixer works well and arrived fairly fast. It looks good on the counter, but, getting the cord tucked underneath is a bit cumbersome. Perhaps, i just need to get used to it. The fourth star is for the looks.

After reading many troubling reviews about this mixer slinging batter all over the kitchen and not being able to release beaters, i decided to try it for myself. You see, i have the heritage stand mixer and love it. I wanted this hand held model since it would match my stand mixer. I have been quietly surprised at every turn with this little hand held model. It mixes and blends everything i have thrown at it in record time. No standing around holding this mixer forever. Zip, zip, zip and your batter is ready for the baking dish. Then the beaters easily release for a quick wash. Just have to follow the instructions. And yes, it does perfectly match my stand mixer.

Like many others i was disappointed to see there is not a slow or low speed. Even in a larger than necessary bowl, batter went flying. Other than that, it works well.

Gave this sunbeam to my wife as a gift. She used it right away with rave reviews. It is powerful, great looking and priced right. The 250 watts really make quick work of any mixing job.

Bought this as a replacement for my old sunbeam hand mixer (slightly lower watt motor than this one) that lasted me for 5 years. I tend to burn out mixers pretty quickly with the shear amount of baking i do, so that sunbeam was the longest lasting one i’d ever owned. When i went to replace it, i looked for another comparable sunbeam mixer and found this one. While this one comes with fewer beaters (only the one set) i found that i never actually used all the other beaters with my old hand mixer anyway, so i didn’t mind. The stand this comes with is effective, and kind of cute with the beaters in it. Looks a bit like a little mixer robot sitting on my counter if turned the right direction. Fairly unobtrusive space wise, and easy to wind the cord under the stand base so it’s tucked out of sight. Note that this does not have a retractable cord- which is a plus in my book, since those always seem to break and stop retracting or get bent too much to work. This has a nice sturdy black cord, easy to clean off in one swipe of a paper towel if it gets flour on it. Love the red color, since my microwave and electric kettle are both red.

My sister-in-law loves red and it was a pleasure to see her face when she open our gift. Good value for the money and can’t go wrong with sunbeam.

I have had this for several months now, and it still runs great. Nicely moves into all the speeds. Good product and attractive.

Sent this as a gift and my ocd friend loves it so far, so i am good with it.

It does fling some out of bowl if not careful. Seems to have plenty of power. So i would recommend this to others needing a hand mixer.

Margaritaville AD4100-000-000 Drink Mixer Bottle – Perfect Mix Every Time

So easy to transport or to keep in fridge.

Can’t go wrong with this drink mix bottle although i am not used to making a margarita with orange juice.

Great product, allows me to premix for large parties.

Did a great job of mixing drinks by adding ingredients to the lines. The different drinks turned out great .

It is a very good $4-5 bottle. Unfortunately the selling price is considerably more. It is nice as far as being able to mix everything in large quantities, but no where did i see instructions as to how much of it is to then be poured in the margarita maker at one time to mix a batch of drinks.

Purchased as a compliment to my wife’s margaritville machine. Has measurement lines for everything she needs.

  • Five Stars
  • “No -Brainer” is exactly right
  • Super size

What bad things can you possibly say about a product that does not allow you to screw up a multi-ingredient drink recipe?. ‘no-brainer’ is quite apropos for this bottle since all you have to do is keep pouring until you fill it to the next clearly-marked line.

Easy to measure ingredients. We have used this several times for measurements to pour in the margaritaville machine.

I have two margaritaville machines; i was asked to make frozen drinks for a friends 60th birthday. This allowed me to make the drinks and still enjoy the party.

Perfect size to take on your boat or in a picnic.

The good thing about this product is you get to mix enough for 3 batches at a time. Goes well with the margaritaville margarita makers. I’ll probably wear it out this summer around the pool.

Features of Margaritaville AD4100-000-000 Drink Mixer Bottle

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  • A perfect way to pre-make party batches and then enjoy the party
  • Drink recipe markings clearly shown on the side of the bottle
  • The bottle shows you the way to three great drinks: margaritas, daiquiris and pina coladas
  • Just add ingredients to the fill levels for consistent drinks every time
  • 50-ounce capacity enough for 3 batches of drinks in the margaritaville frozen concoction maker

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Who doesn’t love margaritaville.

Great shaker, holds large quantities and doesn’t leak, this is a must have 👍🏻.

Just pour the correct amounts to the lines on the bottle and viola. You have a perfect mixed drink.

At first i hesitated to purchase this because it seemed a little pricey. However the quality is great and the recipes on the bottle (fill lines) for margaritas, piña coladas and daiquiris are genius. Can premix and then have one perfect amazing margarita frozen or on the rocks. It’s awesome – i think i’ll buy a 2nd.

A perfect way to pre-make party batches and then enjoy the party

Drink recipe markings clearly shown on the side of the bottle

The bottle shows you the way to three great drinks: margaritas, daiquiris and pina coladas

Just add ingredients to the fill levels for consistent drinks every time

Cuisinart CVR-1000 Vertical Countertop Rotisserie, Great product

Works exactly as advertised. You put in a chicken and about an hour later it is perfectly roasted and ready to eat. Can clean the inside with a damp paper towel and it’s ready to go again. Haven’t cooked anything else in it.

Our first rotisserie was an older compact ronco with a cylindrical cooking chamber and a horizontal spit, a nice enough product that delivered fine results — but it was a hassle. The chicken had to be very carefully and tightly trussed, because of the side-to-side orientation of the spit. The quad spikes that made up the spit had to be very carefully centered on the bird, so that the relatively weak motor wouldn’t hang up as it tried to lift the heavier side, a process complicated by moving bird parts if the chicken wasn’t perfectly trussed. 5-4 pound bird ran the risk of brushing up against the drip tray on every rotation, and in general, we found the whole process to be more trouble than it was worth. We just didn’t use it very often. Enter the cuisinart cvr-1000. Everything that was wrong about the ronco was right about this one. The vertical spit, the spacious interior cooking space, the ability to choose different temperature settings, even the clean lines and stainless exterior. The cooking process couldn’t be much easier and more convenient.

Just know that when you use it for a chicken the chicken will slump slightly on the stand. This does not happen with one where the chick is horizontal. Just a detail and cooking is not affected but this is still a nicer unit than my previous one.

Key specs for Cuisinart CVR-1000 Vertical Countertop Rotisserie with Touchpad Controls:

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  • Vertical countertop rotisserie in brushed stainless steel with 8-pound food capacity
  • Touchpad controls and LCD readout; 5 preset temperature settings; nonstick interior
  • Removable chrome insert for even heating; interior light; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Includes 8-piece skewer set, roasting rack, poultry tower, multi-purpose basket, and drip tray
  • Measures approximately 16 by 15-3/5 by 17-1/2 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Comments from buyers

“Easy, clean, attractive, quiet, and delicious results.
, My husband’s new best friend
, Better than anticipated!!

This cooks up some wonderfully delish chicken and many other meats and veggies to. I can’t believe how convenient it is and super easy to clean. I just set my whole chicken on it now and don’t even bother with tying it. No problems and just set the timer and forget it till it’s time to take out the bird. Looks great with the light on when cooking. I sure wish my breville countertop oven had a light in it.

From the moment we opened the box – well let my wife finishe this. I popped this attractive product on my counter, and we immediately decided to try it. Well after three weeks we use it almost every day and it still looks like it just came out of the box. I am so impressed with how easy it is to use, to keep clean, and it’s such a beautiful item. I have done prime rib roasts that rivel any we’re had in restaurants. And clean up is such a breeze. I use a spray on the pan and the other items before i put the meat in place and then just walk away or grab my chair to watch it. Afterwards even if i leave the pan and items overnight, they just rinse right off, and the inside of the unit is as clean as it was when i first used it. I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful item.

I got this as a christmas present for my husband who is a chef and he looooves it. Its very easy to clean and use. The first time he used it he did a 9. 5lb roast and it was perfectly cooked and super moist. He used the drip pan drippings for his gravy base. We use this quite often from wings/salmon/roast/whole chicken/turkey breast. You cant go wrong with this.

This rotisserie has surpassed our expectations. Let’s get past the quick delivery and the pristine condition of the package so we can talk about food. My advice is that the best ingredients should be used with this oven, and i would like to offer that you simply cannot go wrong with cooking an empire rock cornish game chicken in this cooker. First off, all empire chickens are already brined, so you don’t have to deal with that process. And the size of their cornish game hens are a little over 3 pounds, so that’s a nice size for two people, and there will be leftovers. It’s the perfect size for the rotisserie. We made the simple marinade on page 5 of the recipe booklet, followed the instructions on page 9 for the game hen, and voila. In 75 minutes, the chicken was done to perfection. Crispy skin, juicy meat, great taste. And it’s really nice looking in our kitchen. What more can i say?on monday, memorial day, we are going to do st. Louis ribs in the rotisserie.

The cuisinart cvr-1000 vertical countertop rotisserie is a great addition to the kitchen. Truss up a chicken, put it on the rack, set the timer for 1 hour 30 minutes, the temperature for 350, and press start. The unit will sound when the time is up. Doesn’t heat the kitchen up like the oven. We use it once or twice a week.

We have been using this rotisserie regularly (once or twice a week) since we received it 4 or 5 months ago. It is wonderful and i would purchase it again and highly recommend it. So far we have only cooked 5-6 pound whole chickens in it. As a cooking guide for whole chickens at 400 degrees cook 20 minutes per pound of chicken and it will come out just right. You might want to use the skewers to pin the wings to bird as once a wing got caught on the chrome back splash plate and would have been a problem had we not heard all the noise and went out to hit the stop button and skewer the wing in place. So far this unit seems like a real work horse although i will try to resubmit a review after a year or so as a follow-up. If you are looking for a rotisserie, this is your best choice.

We’ve had the vertical rotisserie for over two years and think it is great. Since we’ve had ours, we’ve bought four more for our family. And, the’ve gone through a lot of chickens, roasts, and veggies. As of their availability, they’re almost impossible to find, which doesn’t make much sense, since most people really believe they are wonderful.

Everyone should have one of these.

Consider buying another one so i can make two chickens at a time. Love the the chicken turns out from being basted in its own juices.

I have cooked chicken, turkey, pork, ribs, it is amazing.

My husband and i can’t stop using it, it’s awesome. Easy to clean and fits perfect in a corner area on your counter.

I read the reviews, and watched the video–but i still was not a believer. But i really wanted a rotisserie and decided to take a chance. This machine is my best buy of the year. It makes me look like a great cook. So easy to use and as the other reviewers have said so easy to cleani made my boyfriend a rotisserie chicken last night and it was perfect. Smiling at me–he plucked a piece of chicken from the rotisserie and said, ‘this is so good. It is just like the store bought rotisseries. Seriously, if you are on the fence about this one, let me assure you this is worth itwell, i don’t know how it will hold up over years of use, but this va girl is happy to have taken the chance on this rotisserie.

I bought this item for my son-in-law for christmas. He is a very hard person to buy for as he would rather ‘buy things for himself’. He is the cook in the family 75% of the time. He borrows his sister’s ronco rotisseri at times and mentioned he would like to have one. I purchased the cuisinart one instead of the ronco based on reviews on this site. He was excited when he opened it, but what really made my day was he called me three days later to say how great a product it was. He said it topped the ronco in every way. Less counter space used, easier clean up, easier loading of meat and that the food on it was great. It is the only time in 5 years he has been super excited about a christmas gift.

I am very impressed with this product. I have a showtime rotisserie and the cuisinart vertical rotisserie is so much easier to clean, it is very quite and very attractive enough to keep on your counter. Thus far i have cooked a purdue roaster and a ribeye roast and both were cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this rotisserie, oh. And i gave the showtime to my daughter. Now i will await your single cup coffee maker that will hold the k-cups :-).

Used my new rotisserie for the first time tonight, and i am so impressed. 45 lb chicken in it, and it was every bit as delicious and juicy as picking up a rotisserie at your local restaurant. Very tasty, and what surprised me most was the speed. It would have taken me an hour and a half to two hours to bake a whole chicken in my oven, but this bird took only an hour. We realized we could have even made half the size of this chicken, which would have only taken about 30 mins, and had enough to feed my family of four. The nice thing about making the bigger bird is the leftovers will give us chicken sandwhiches tomorrow. The ease of use of this appliance is supreme, and the clean up is equally as good. I cannot wait to try out the other types of meats in this wonderful machine. The machine did not stink up the house or kick out a bunch of cooking smoke smell. Just a wonderful mild roasting smell that had my kids asking when dinner would be ready every 5 mins. Really great product, and i can’t say enough about it at this point, other than i think i might consider getting one for my mother. If she had only had one of these when i grew up.

I love rotisserie chicken, therefore, i’ve always owned a rotisserie. While my ronco rotisseries get the job done well, the cuisinart vertical rotisserie is amazing. I particularly like the digital functions; the fact that there is a timing and variable temperature control. The vertical meat attachment turns out the most delicious juicy roasts. The unit is easy to clean and it’s so attractive that i store it permanently in my kitchen (instead of the basement storage shelves) despite the fact that i prefer my counters completely empty. I would highly recommend this item.

Took away one star for only one reason, the capacity. Limited to one whole chicken, or roasts of a moderate size. I replaced a ronc showtime professional size that was damaged during moving. That would take four chickens or a fairly good sized turkey. That said, the quality of the cusinart is far superior. It is much quieter offers a selection of temperatures (the ronco did not), and the ease of cleaning is a big plus. My household is only two, so it is perfect for us as long as there is no company. Very highly recommend for smaller households. It gets a lot of use in my home.

This works great for so many things. Our favorite is to cook our holiday roast, creates a perfect, moist, charred on outside roast. Also makes a great whole chicken & we’ve done turkey & other meats for lunch meats. Even comes w/ stuff to do shish kebab.

I’m delighted with my rotisserie. For the first time in my (considerable) life, i’ve made a decent meatloaf. I used the basket and a recipe from diane phillip’s ultimate rotisserie cookbook that has minimal sloppy ingredients – i suspect that may be a key factor. The great part is, the meatloaf turns out crispy on all sides and all the grease drips out. The second tme, i brushed it with bbq sauce a couple of times during the last 15 minutes and let that carmelize. Perfect cold meatloaf sandwiches. Have done a whole chicken a couple of times (light brine, 1/2 lemon in the cavity, rub with olive oil, cook at 400 for 20 min/lb – great). Only thing that did not work out too well was carmalized apple slices on the skewers – they slid off, and i suspect that is an issue with vertical skewers. However, alligator clips at the bottom of the skewers should solve that. Rotisserie is easy to clean, quiet (particularly if you put the little wheeled thingy that the tray sits on in correctly), attractive – what more could one ask for.

Haven’t found anything i don’t like about the rotisseri. Chicken comes out crispy outside and juicy inside. I especiall like the quietness of the machine. It runs as quiet as a mouse.

The vertical rotisserie has met all my expections. After reading the reviews from this site, it seemed a perfect match to our outdoor rotisserie. We no longer have to use our rotisserie in the outdoor country kitchen in bad weather. I was surprised how easy it is to clean and load. I still don’t know what happens to the fumes and heat. It is perfect counter top appliance. The only downer is i have not found the ‘off’ button, i just pull the plug.

The Sharper Image Sharper Image Rechargeable Wine Opener : Outstanding customer service

I have had another brand of rechargeable wine opener but like this one better. It is much easier to hold in place while it is removing a cork.

This is just the best thing for removing corks. It fits well and the batteries are strong enough that it does its job. It holds a charge a long time.

Sharper Image Rechargeable Wine Opener

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  • Removes natural and synthetic corks
  • Blue led effect during operation and charging
  • Easy-to-use corkscrew control buttons (up/down) located on grip
  • Foil cutter
  • Includes charging adapter

Since i received mine, i have given them as christmas and house warming gifts.

I bought this used on amazon. I already have one, and wanted one for my daughter. But the one i received did not work. I only turned in one direction and not the extract mode.I’m not going to blast the product because this seller should have tested it. (one star ding) it arrived in a box with labels that indicated it had been sent to some appliance repair. The product is a 5star for me–the one i have had for over a year. You do have to be careful and start it in a firm vertical position. I wish it capped the bottle top better but i’ve had very good luck with mine.

Only used it once so far but does the job. The previous opener from sharper had to be charged after every use so hope this one keeps a charge.

Sharper Image Rechargeable Wine Opener : The cord should be into the base not into the unit itself. It is an inconvenience when you must dis-connect cord each time you use.

Best corkscrew we ever had and so easy to use. A friend, who is a gourmet cook, gave it to my husband, also a gourmet cook. Have to say it might be on its last leg right now, but then we have had it five years and used it 4-5 times a week. Just bought a back-up, and we have given them as gifts.

This is voice to text and i’m not gonna spend a lot of time editing it so hope it makes sense for you there are some typos we’ve had this for a few years and it’s worked great but all of a sudden it stopped charging and we’ve got a cork stuck up in it i read all of the reviews here starting with the bad reviews first and was minutes from throwing it all away but i’m a fiddler and i don’t mean playing the violin or the devil went down to georgia what i mean is i started trying to twist the unit which doesn’t open by the way i started trying to bend it and all of a sudden i noticed the little blue line inside was flickering so i fiddled with it more because it meant the battery had some charge on it and i messed with the buttons that send the corkscrew up and down i tried to press it sideways when i was pressing the up down buttons down and i fiddled more no more than five minutes by the way and in between the bending and slamming it against my chair and although all this sounds crazy and the ‘playing’ with the buttons that control the cork screw up or down along with trying to put some pressure bending this back-and-forth somehow all of a sudden the corkscrew started working and the cork came out and now it works so i’m convinced this thing isn’t breaking and those of you that think it did if you’d gone through the same crazy iteration and sequence of events for five minutes you may still have your working corkscrew i think there are some things at some point of life years that require fiddling and do because either dirt or dust get under the switch or just like battery contacts inside of any battery operated item that sometimes you can clean out with an eraser cleaning residue buildup on the contacts i know you can’t get in here to do the eraser thing and the net net bottomline with this long winded explanation is i’ve now got a working corkscrew/ opener again hope it helps some of you.

Amazing and stays charged forever. Excellent gift for yourself or others. It also has been a good conversation piece and have opened many a bottle at parties just to use the darn thing.

By far, best wine opener you’ll ever have. So easy to use and even drops cork off.

One family member had this and we used it during family gatherings. Now there are 4 more among family members because the wine opener works so well. Great experience with seller, no problems encountered.

I have another just like it in florida. I tried another brand but hated it. I couldn’t believe it had high ratings.

Bought this one for a friend who loved the one i have. The foil cutter located in the base works well. It is fun to just push the button and the screw goes down into the cork and then push the other button and it pulls out even the tough to dislodge corks. And then it sits quietly on the counter for the next time. A charge lasts a long, long time.

I’ve only used it twice so far but it works exactly like is says it does.

Works great and holds a charge for a long time.

The first wine opener i sent was a gift to my sister & her family for christmas. They love it and state its a cinch to operate. They liked it so much, they suggested i purchase a second one for their son who was being married just before christmas and i needed a gift suggestion. I haven’t heard back with their review but hope they enjoy it as much as the folks do.

We were given an si wine opener for christmas ’09. Because we already had another opener, it sat on the shelf unopened until jan ’13. We opened the box and tried to charge it, but sitting on the shelf apparently is not good for this item — it had almost zero power. Since i live relatively near an si repair place, i called to see what it would cost to replace the battery. Even though 4 years into the product life and only a one year warranty, the si people decided to replace the entire unit with a new one — no shipping charge (i did send the defective unit back to them). I was flabbergasted — it’s extremely rare for companies to stand behind their products for more than 5 seconds beyond warranty — this was 3 years beyond. Even though often slightly higher priced, you can be darn sure i’ll check out si when i need other products they carry. Being a gift, i don’t know where the item was originally purchased.

My son gave this wine opener to be as a holiday present, and it has made life easier. After several years, it works great. It is small enough to keep plugged but out of the way.

Its not the strongest cork screw but does the job just fine.

Gave a couple away as gifts, they love them too. Product charges up easily and keeps the charge.

Have had two rabbit’s one broke, the other just quits after a few bottles and needs a recharge. So far the sharper image opener has kept a charge, easily pulls out wine corks and best of all, there is a light that shows what’s going on through the clear bottom of the opener. You can see where you’ve started the opener and if all is going well. Wife loves using it (she hated the rabbit).

Purchased two of these and they work effortlessly and reliably. Really convenient when i have to open more than one bottle of wine at a time.

Igloo FR834 3 – Worked well

I purchased this unit over a year ago for my office. I particularly wanted 2 door so my frozen food stayed that way until i microwaved them. I just moved to another state and gave this wonderful, reliable refrigerator to a friend whose son is in a dorm at school and wants to keep ice cream in the freezer. I waited almost a year from the price to come down. I was completely satisfied with the performance of this unit. The freezer kept everything frozen. Now i need a fridge at my new job. I wish i had know that before i moved. Recommend this refrigerator.

Energy-efficient and lasts for years. Still have it years later and works like a charm.

Hey, a lot of people were making statements about this cooler. It replaced a $1200 dometic in my 5th wheel travel trlr. Model i’d get that one, but. . Packaging, condition, operation, etc. Were all fine, in brand new condition. Here are the specifications for the Igloo FR834 3:

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  • 3.2-cubic-foot refrigerator
  • Refrigerator and freezer; clean stainless steel look; flushback space saving design
  • Reversible door; transparent vegetable drawer with glass shelf; adjustable thermostat
  • Ice cube tray; slide out wire shelves; HCFC free
  • Measures 22.75 by 35 by 21 inches

The refrigerator came the day it was expected, it runs well. But the top edge was dented.

We opened the box and got it all set up, and discovered there is a dent in the door. Open the fridge itself and the crisper drawer is cracked. Other than that it seems to run just fine.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • If You Need a Good-sized Freezer
  • Great unit -great seller
  • Not perfect, but perhaps better than most.

Our small refrig died and we wanted a separate door for the freezer. How can you go wrong with igloo. Only complaint is a flimsy soda holder on the door. ( poor design, and it punctures cans) the rest of the unit works just fine. Solid freezer and plenty of room in the refrigerator itself. Has a good size crisper and shelf room. Refrigerator and freezer work very well. Got it at amazon because it was clearly the best $$$.

When i ordered this fridge i was skeptical because it was dent and ding. Well it all turned out alright. There is quite a dent in the top of it, right in the back left hand corner which doesn’t appear to hinder any function of the fridge, and is barely visible. The drip pan was broken off and the screw holes where completely ripped out. Still doesn’t affect the way it functions, since i just slid the screws in and it still holds it in place just not tight and secure. The fridge keeps things refrigerated and the separate freezer keeps things mostly frozen. By mostly frozen i mean if it is in the freezer it freezes fine, but if you put it in the door it may only keep it partially frozen as i learned with some ice cream sandwiches. Over all i am happy with my purchase and the cosmetic damage saved me lots of money which is always good.

The fridge is awesome but the package was so sketchy it was just a box on the outside from the manufacturer but it was taped on the bottom it was not even packaged on te bottom and the corners were slightly dented along with a bullet size dent on the size it’s disappointing because i bought this as a college kid.

Had dent on front that was not caused by shipping; shipping box was not damaged at all. Appears to have been packaged that way.

Arrived undamaged, on time and was as advertised.

Perfect for a small flat or studio. Works great and looks fantastic.

We have had this fridge in my wife’s art studio since 2015. Just have a condensation issue water builds up in the top of the bottom door. But still give this a good rating.

If you need a good-sized freezer, then this is the model for you. The freezer is separate from the refrigerator and keeps meat, ice cubes, ice cream, and orange juice concentrate frozen solid with minimal frost accumulation. On the ‘7’ setting some of my groceries that were in the back of the refrigerator started to freeze, so i lowered the setting to ‘6’ and now it’s just the right temperature. I suggest you experiment to find your perfect setting. It’s a very quiet unit that has never woken me up at night even though it’s in my bedroom/dorm room. It sits flush to the ground, so if you have plush carpeting the bottom of the door may drag against the carpet. I had this issue and resolved it by propping the refrigerator up a bit on flattened cardboard boxes. I’ve had the igloo for a month now and i’m very pleased. It arrived intact with no cosmetic damage.

Plenty of room for an office setting.

I need a small fridge/freezer that was good for myself and 2 roomies. Being in college, i wanted space for beer, pizzas, and other misc stuff. This fit the bill perfectly. All my friends with those tiny ones are envious hah.

We purchaced this refriderator to use while camping. It was used outside and still kept food mostly cool and frozen. We had issues with items stored in the door not being cool enough. When we turned the thermostat down it would freeze items in the back of the refrigerator but when turned up items in the door got warm. But this could have been from the unit being ouside in 95+ weather. Refrigerator was packaged poorly. The box was damaged on most corners. The unit had several dents on the sides and one corner but did not effect its use.

Amazon and even other sellers state that this fridge is 46 in tall. I measured it and it is actually 33 in including hinge. At only 33 in the freezer has almost as much space as the fridge so there isn’t much room below.

It does the job of keeping food cool, has enough capacity for my uses, and it looks nicer than most small refrigerators. Unlike other small refrigerators i’ve used that had the freezer as part of the main compartment, i haven’t had a problem with condensation in the freezer turning the compartment into a block of ice. I think the two-door design really is an advantage. The metallic front smudges easily and can get dents, but overall it looks good. My only real complaint is the noise from the compressor. My full-sized refrigerator makes less noise. I’m quite sensitive to noise, so this may not be a problem for others, but even when the tv is on, i can sometimes here the sound of the refrigerator. It’s not distracting, just background noise.

Great refrigerator , great seller and you wont be disappointed. In fact i n need to only keep on 1/2 power its so cold and its only 100 watts. So if you need a cheaper replacement this is it. And come s with a fun new game of removing all the plastic on it.

Good product — good transaction, thanks.

Upon delivery the box was torn and open, the delivery man marked it as opened item, in case of damage. Not to my surprise the fridge had multiple dents on the bottom door. Before returning it for an exchange, i tested the fridge to at least make sure if i should get a refund or just exchange it. I waited 24 hours before plugging it in, because in case the fridge was not upright during shipping it should be put upright for at least 17 hours before plugging it in. So, i had the fridge for about a week, and it worked really well. I was happy with the fridge, except for the three dents, so i requested an even exchange for the same fridge. Delivery was easy, amazon delivered the fridge in about two days and at the same time picked up the damaged one. Unfortunately, the new fridge i didn’t even bother with because it was even worst than the first one. The shelf was completely broken and the fridge had broken pieces. Immediately i called amazon, and they said i couldn’t exchange it for the same fridge because too many customers were having problems and it was under investigation of whether it is the fridge problem or shipping problem.

Cuisinart Conair WCM11S, Wonderful Machine

This is a really handy easy-to-use coffeemaker for our tiny guest house. Be aware that it is totally geared to the commercial hospitality market, and we have to buy the coffee pods on line, as all i can find in the walk-in stores are k-cups.

Tried this at the brentwood hilton in nashville. The coffee is quick and easy to make. I received my order quickly.

This was a gift for my daughter and she loves it.

Key specs for Conair Cuisinart WCM11S, 2 Cup Coffee Maker – 120V:

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  • Automatic shutoff
  • Upscale stainless steel finish
  • Uses standard single-serve coffee pods (not included)
  • Reusable filter basket – dishwasher safe
  • Fits mugs or cups up to 5 inches tall (not included)

Comments from buyers

“Great Coffee Maker
, Sprays water
, I am so happy I was able to find the same one again

Quickly makes a very hot cup of coffee or water for a tea bag. Small, looks great on a mirrored tray on the guest room dresser.

Small but makes a great cup of coffee.

Great coffee pot, easy to use and clean of coffee grounds.

We used one in a hotel and liked it. Came home and immediately went to amazon. This operates just as we experienced in the hotel. Easy, fast, and makes good coffee,.

I received this coffee maker as a christmas gift, and thus far, it’s working great. I recall other reviewers having trouble with the dual cup function, but i haven’t had a problem with it. Anyway, for a small, light-duty coffee maker, it creates less waste than a k-cup machine, works great and fast, and costs less too.

I’ve been using it every day since i bought it and i have no complaints. Truly a fantastic product and i highly recommend this product.

It is very practical coffee maker for our morning cup. I had one before for about 5 years and accidentally press the on switch without having water in. Well it was ready for retirement. I am so happy i was able to find the same one again on amazon.

Does what it is supposed to do. Water is boiling hot within seconds. Love this product and would get another one in a minute.

Used these coffee makers in the hilton hotels. Great coffee flavor and easy to make 1 or 2 cups at a time. My mother is 72 yrs old and she loves the easy way to make coffee.

Gone with the 4 keurig coffee makers that we have purchased over the years. Too many electronic and water flow issues. This is simple design, easy to descale, and shuts off automatically. The 1 or 2 mugs of coffee are perfect.And the size of the unit takes up little counter space.

Had to have it since it was the coffee pot in the hotel i stayed at in hawaii.

Small portable and quick – when you need coffee and your traveling. We use the folgers, teabag looking coffee. The coffee pods are hard to find, but the folgers single serving bags works just fine.

After staying at many hilton hotels that use this cusinart stainless steel coffee pod brewer, i had to have one to put in my bedroom. My bedroom now feels like a hotel room, the coffee takes no time at all and i reccomend getting ‘the pod’ world blend coffee pods (sold here on amazon). I’ve since sent one to my best friend and she said it’s ‘the best present she ever got’. So convienient to have a coffee maker next to your bed.

The only thing i like about this machine is that it makes 1 cup at a time. It leaks water out of the second cup side despite having it set to one cup and has sprays of steam that completely miss the cup on the side your brewing. This means cleaning up after each brew.