West Bend Bread Maker, Very Nice Bread maker

I bought this for pizza dough. The bread comes out looking like a real loaf of bread, same dimensions, just half as long. The two mixing paddles do a much better job than our old single paddle bread maker ever did. The instructions are very thorough and easy to understand. Just push a button for whatever you are making, and that is itif you are buying your first bread maker, get this one. You won’t be sorry and will be much happier. The bread is betterthan anything at the grocery store, and soooooo fresh. The pizza dough makes a pizza that tastes better (and is much cheaper to make) than anything that we ever ordered in a box.

This bread machine works very well. The bread came out perfect every time. The only complaint i have is that it is a bit difficult to remove the bread from the pan. I have used other brand bread machine before it was easier to remove the bread from it. I think the style of the loaf may be the cause. The reason what i still give this bread machine 5 stars was because that was the only thing made this machine less than perfect. I wanted a good tasting bread. For a novice bread machine user this machine was very easy to operate.

I’ve grown increasingly annoyed with the amount of crap they put in our foods. From chemicals to poisons, a lot of manufacturers just don’t seem to care. You’ll notice the most popular bread on the shelf has around twenty ingredients. The only real alternatives are the frozen varieties which will cost twice as much and taste twice as bad. So this christmas i decided to give myself a bread maker (juicer and ice cream maker) as a gift. After a lot of research i figured bread making would take weeks or even months to perfect. I was not optimistic about creating an edible, first loaf. Positives:+ it cooks perfect bread with little effort.

Key specs for West Bend Bread Maker (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

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  • Measures 18 by 10-1/2 by 11-4/5 inches
  • digital control panel; 12-hour delay timer

Comments from buyers

“Great machine just not so great user manual
, Extended Review
, Not as good as the West Bend I replaced, but made some adjustments

We bought this machine after reading a lot of reviews and going to bestbreadmachinereviews. We looked at breadman, than oster, then this one. After having it for a couple weeks and making several loaves, i’m very happy. Not one loaf has come out poorly; all are excellent consistency and rise. I have noticed a tendency for the dough to get lumped in one end of the bread pan after the second kneading cycle. Not sure if that is the recipe or the machine, but it bakes just fine and if i’m really concerned i can push it to the center of the pan pretty easily. Clean up after use is a breeze. If the paddles are stuck, just soak in warm, soapy water. Even sticky pizza dough comes off without much effort.

This is one of only 2 bread makers available that make a horizontal loaf like you buy in the store. The other is a $280 machine. I have never owned a bread machine so i did quite a bit of research online before making my decision of which machine to buy. The west bend hi-rise works great, the recipes that i have tried taste great, but the breads in the recipe book that comes with the machine seem a bit too heavy and dense as compared to store bought bread. I am now using a recipe that is very light and fluffy. Tastes good and is not dense. Makes good sandwiches and toast. Here is the recipe:ingredients: 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water at 115 degrees (water volume man need to be adjusted up or down by 1 tablespoon depending on your local environment) 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 1/4 tsp (one package) yeast 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp salt 3 cups bread flourdirections: 1: place the water sugar and yeast in the bread pan of the bread machine. 2: let yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. 3: select basic cycle, 1- 1 1/2 pound loaf setting and light crust.

I wanted to start making my own bread and at first intended to do it by hand. However, the idea of an automatic bread maker was seductive. After researching the lower end of the bread machine spectrum i decided to pay a little more than the bottom price and settled on the west bend 41300, mainly for the dual blades, versatility in settings, and loaf pan shape. The machine is easy to use and clean. So far, i have made a variety of basic breads and they have all turned out awesome. I have not had a problem with the kneading blades sticking in the loaf – they are easily removed if they do – and the machine seems sturdy enough. It is fairly large, so if you haven’t much space you’ll want to make sure you have a place to store it when it’s not baking. On the whole, i’m extremely pleased with this addition to my kitchen tool set. It’s very simple to use and has the promise of being versatile as my bread repertoire develops. You will definitely want to buy a bread making book or check out a few from your library, though.

Other reviewers have done a nice job of summarizing the pros and cons, but for consistency sake i will rattle them off in a quick list:pros:-reasonably priced for a machine that makes large loaves-horizontal pan makes a ‘real’ loaf of bread-has a ‘sandwich’ setting with recipe, you can actually use this bread for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that kids will eat (thinner crust then a typical bread machine that make a tube style loaf)-loads of settings to deal with a large variety of breads, more than i will ever use-doesn’t ‘walk’ on the counter-very short learning curve, get it and bake quickly-bread turns out great, the most important feature-delay option allows you to load the machine at night and have fresh bread waiting for you in the morning-i am the only one in the family that likes whole wheat, and i can make a small loaf with this machine-dough only feature is a must and this one has it-double paddles are a new must for me-it can handle the largest loaf of white bread with no problem, have not tried a heavier dense loaf yet at full size-no preservatives needed so better for my familycons:-it is large on a counter, hence the ability to make large loaves-the sandwich mode takes 3 and 1/2 hours to go through the cycle-you really have to shake the heck out of it to get the bread to release, people with heart issues may want to take note-the paddles have both baked into the bread on each loaf, just a pain and not a reason to avoid the model-minimal recipes, but recipes are so available online or in a book, it does not bother me-pan is thin, and the non-stick coating also seems that way, just hoping that long term the pan holds up-lid is kind of loose out of the box, hopefully the hinge holds up-display is tough for me to read-beeps cannot be heard with normal family noise, ok my family is big and loud so this may not be an issue for most-manual is not very goodnow for the math. (ok, i admit that i am a math teacher. )whenever i purchase a gadget like this i always consider how long it will take me to save money using it compared to purchasing the product (bread) in a store. Can i justify paying the price for the machine, or is it just another one of my novelty kitchen gadgets that i will never use once the novelty wears off. (ok, i admit that i only used my crepe maker 3 times. What was i thinking?)1 loaf of store bought white bread is about $2 for a mid priced loaf where i live. 78 divided by 2 = 38 loaves of bread. Now, consider you have to buy ingredients and pay for the electric. I purchase bread flour from costco and yeast also, significant savings compared to buying the silly little jars at the local grocery store and small package of bread flour. You can freeze yeast, so freeze it and take it out in small portions and it will last for years.

This machine is my 3rd bread maker. This is the best one i’ve used. I don’t like the ‘tall loaf’ bread machines, this makes horizontal loaves from 1 lb up to 2. I make all kinds of bread and it definitely lives up to it’s name, hi-rise. . I have had dough rise up to the lid lol great, great machine. In fact, i’m going to be ordering a second one so i can make 2 loaves at once (big family lol) parts are easy to order too, if you accidentally scratch the non-stick and it starts to flake off, or lose 1 of the paddles. . You can order just the pan or just the paddles. I will be ordering 1 of each, just to have. As long as you don’t use an abrasive sponge or knife to get the bread out (i always turn mine upside down and shake it out) they should last a long time.

My previous breadmaker had problems mixing, especially thicker doughs like for wheat bread. I know another person who also has to scrape the sides of her breadmaker while it’s mixing to make sure all of it gets mixed. I am very pleased with the westbend hirise breadmaker that i bought. I have made two loaves so far, one large and one small, and the dual kneading blades really do the trick. However, the first time i used it, i didn’t press one of the sides of the pan down far enough and it shook loose during kneading – a pain to put back on without stopping the whole process. From then on i just made sure they were both pressed down very firmly and double check it before i start the machine. I saw some reviewers say they needed to let it run a cycle before actually baking with it, but i didn’t need to do this and the bread tasted fine. I just washed the pan and kneading blades with dishwashing soap and water before making my first loaf. I’m very happy with this breadmaker so far.

Had an older single blade breadmaker that produced tall,square loaves-worked fine but i was ready for a two blade, more traditional shaped loaf machine. This seems at the moment the least expensive two bladed machines and i just couldn’t pull the trigger on a two hundred plus machine like a zo- iam sure it is fine , but after using this machine a few times i can’t believe it is worth over two times the price. This machine has been a joy- the bread is nicely shaped and every loaf has come out perfectly. Yes, the manual is sparse, but it says all you need to make fine bread. As far as recipes- there are numerous books available with a ton of good recipes and the internet has a ton more. It is quiet- you do need to run the bake only cycle when you first get to burn off the residue from manufacturing- let it cool down, wipe it down with a damp cloth and you’re good to go-no big deal and hardly annoyance as some have stated. Use your old recipes, explore new ones , but be prepared to enjoy homemade bread. This machine is definitely the real deal.

I have had several bread machines dating back to the first ones that were available back in the 90s – some good, some bad. Most recently, i had an upper-end ($200+) machine that gave out after about 5 years – and i was disappointed. Their cs suggested replacing the pan and paddles but they weren’t sure that would be the answer – and at $100+ for just that, i decided to just go for a lower-end machine. This is not a bad little machine. Yes, i am spoiled – but, really, for the price it does the job. It bakes a decent loaf of bread and the variable sizes is a nice feature for the price, as is the horizontal loaf. There are only two beefs i have with the machine:1. The paddles do get embedded in the bread. And i knew that was a possibility from the reviews – i just didn’t think they would be embedded so deeply. I never had that happen much in my prior machine or at least they were easier to remove.

We’ve been using breadmakers for over 10 years. When the bread pan on our old welbilt wore out, we were disappointed to have to shop for a new one. Fortunately, this machine didn’t disappoint. There were many comments about the recipies in the book being wrong, so right from the start we used our old standby for whole wheat and every loaf has been perfect. In fact the thing is so easy to use i didn’t bother to read the manual at all. There is one thing to watch out for, several other reviewers gave me the tip. Don’t just plug it in and bake your first loaf of bread. Take it out in the garage and run it through a bake cycle to burn off the factory oils or else your first loaf will stink (the house too). It would have been nice if they had included the bake cycle times in the manual, but someone has kindly found them and posted them under notes next to picure on amazon’s website.

After reading all of the different reviews for the breadman, zo, and this one, i finally decided to dive in and hope for the best. I took the advice of many and let this one run the first time dry, empty – no ingredients to burn off the ‘factory oil’ smell. I am more than glad that i followed this recommendation, because it was god-aweful. I received my machine on a blizzard snow filled day and had the windows shut. I turned it on and left it running in the same room that i was doing some work in. Never for a moment did i expect the ‘factory oil’ smell to be so bad. Couldn’t west bend burn off the smell at their factory before shipping it to me??my second issue was the manual’s recipes. I’m new to baking bread and making my own bread so i figured i would go with some of the recipes from the manual. Needless to say, the bread came out like hard bricks. I tried the whole wheat and regular bread, both came out terrible.

I got this machine for about 2 months ago and finally ready to write a review. I went through so many recipes and finally figured out the one that i like and works. I have several experience like others mentioning that bread have collapsed during bake cyclebut i figured out that usually i need to reduce the liquidand i realized that any recipes which uses less that 3 1/2 cups of bread flour don’t quite work for mei do wanna share my recipes. It requires a lot of ingredients and digital scale but trust me, it worths it500g bread flour40g butter50g suger40g honey6g salt2 eggs plus milk (i need the total weight to be 340g)6g yeasti know it’s annoying i don’t use measuring cups, but this bread is so sweet and you can enjoy it by itselfand you will not believe how soft it is. Since it uses eggs and milk, i don’t recommend to use timer for this recipe.

I’ve owned this machine just at two years. I use it frequently in the winter months, sometimes as often as 3 times a week and it still functions pretty much the way it did when i first purchased (march 2011). On the plus side:bread quality (5 star): initially the loaves were lopsided and fell. It took some internet searching and tweaking of recipes to determine that i needed to add slightly more water than standard bread recipes called for and about 1/4 tsp less yeast to get perfection. I also use only the light to medium crust settings. This machine is by far the best i’ve used for bread texture as the kneading process is very thorough (similar results to hand kneading all those years ago). The settings are easy and intuitive. The paddle removal tool comes in very handy to remove hot paddles from the bread. For the price it is a very solid and dependable machine that does an excellent kneading and baking job (if your recipe is right).

I bought the west bend 41300 hi-rise machine based mostly on the reviews here and on other sites. It would be hard to find something better in the under $100 category. It’s not a ‘zoji’ but it does a fine job of imitation. And since the manufacturer is in my home state of wi, i almost had to buy this one. I just received it off the ups truck this afternoon. After washing out the pan and running an empty bake cycle to burn off that ‘new’ smell, i threw in my favorite wheat bread recipe. This is my first dual paddle machine, and i am impressed with how well the tag team effort works the dough. The loaf came out of the bake cycle with a nice uniform color with a good crust on it. I personally like a heavy crust on my homemade bread. The interior of the loaf showed a nice uniform rise pattern.

I bought this machine after using my older bread maker for years. The older one still works, but doesn’t have as many options as the west bend, and it makes vertical loaves. I wanted a machine that makes a more traditional loaf. I looked at all of the horizontal loaf machines that i could find in stores and found that most of them either had an odd sized/shaped pan, only a single kneading paddle, or were not very well built. The west bend machine is sturdy, has a nice sized pan that locks firmly into position, and has two well placed kneading paddles. The non-stick surface on the pan and paddles works very well, although they must be washed only by hand without immersion. The non-stick is very good and washing them without immersion actually takes less effort than it would to make space for them in the dish washer. (important – putting any part of this machine in the dish washer will likely ruin it)the machine’s programs are easy to use with selections for recipe type, loaf size, crust type, etc. I have also found that the number of programs and options that are available on this machine has kept me from having to make custom programs for my bread, even though that option is available. The machine remembers what it is doing in case there is a power outage and programs can be canceled from the front panel if the wrong one is started by mistake (my old machine had to be unplugged and started over).

So after many years (yes, i said years) of failed bread attempts, both machine and hand made, hubby and i decided to give it one more try. We have had many culinary successes, but breadmaking has never been one of them. That is, until the 41300 hi-rise. I won’t bore you with all our failures, except to say they have been numerous and spectacular, and the results mostly inedible. Occasionally we would gnaw off a piece of one of the bricks just to say we had a bite. Wait another day and the same bite would have caused a dental emergency. To cut to the chase, we made a ‘perfect’ loaf of bread on our first try with this machine. By perfect, i mean crispy crust, light and airy crumb and wonderful flavor. Granted i’d done endless hours of research before the machine arrived and was armed to the teeth with tips. The main problem we have at 5280 ft.

This machine has not impressed me that much. It does make basic bread recipe from the manual booklet fairly well. The quick bread & rapid bread recipes have been flops. The shape of the machine makes it very difficult to use on the average countertop. I have to fill the pan & load it into the machine on my island. Then carry it to the counter & plug in. The paddles do get stuck in the pan and soaking doesn’t always remove the crust around them. So you have to unscrew them from the bottom and pry them out. After owning this machine for a while i find myself using it less & less.

This is my first bread machine, though my mom made bread at home in various ways while i was at home. After reviewing this model and comparing it to similarly priced breadman machines, i decided on this one since it had a higher positive-to-negative ratio than the others. Received it on christmas eve day thanks to amazon prime one-day shipping and opened on christmas (what a wonderful surprise.I read through all the reviews to see if anyone had major heating / ingredient trouble and decided to try out the super rapid for my first loaf. I used a pre-made bread mix (1. 0 lb recipe) from the grocery store to make it super easy on me, plus a teaspoon more yeast as noted in the manual for this setting. In 2 hours plus cooling time, the bread baked wonderfully. Using the plain white mix, it baked evenly in the machine and came out with a golden brown crust — also very even — using the medium setting on a 2.

First loaf was about 6′ high at one end, and about 1′ high at the other. Worst thing is that the loaf totally would not come out of the pan – had to cut about 1/4 of the loaf away at the short end and use a spatula to pry it out. Had to apply so much pressure that the blade came out, embedded in a very thick, nearly burned bottom crust – rather than tear through the bread. According to troubleshooting, i need to add a little more water and my guess is that ‘light crust’ should be used instead of medium, however it also says that a burned loaf means that the unit is malfunctioning. . I will probably try one more time and if it still burns will contact seller for a return and try a different model – which would be a shame because there were so many really good reviews. . First update: next loaf came out much better. I could tell the texture of the dough was much smoother as i watched it kneading. I took the advice of another poster and removed the blades right after the 3rd rise cycle started (simply opened the lid, grabbed the dough, pulled out the blades, lightly shaped the dough into a loaf and tucked it back in to rise. Worked out great, but the crust is still too hard on the bottom. Next time will reduce sugar and add still a little more liquid. After several fallen loafs, i ditched the recipes that came with the bread maker and tried a whole wheat recipe from king arthur flour website and voila.Finally a beautiful loaf of whole wheat bread.

So far i have been making bread every week. About every other week i make two loaves on the weekend. The unit is large but makes a great sized loaf. When i make the correct adjustments to salt type and such the loaves come out great. Just a hint, weigh your ingredients instead of using a measuring cup or spoon to get consistent results. I have been making white and wheat bread. I have only had one loaf of bread which was too dry. I had to make room on a separate counter in order to keep it out in the kitchen.

Has many different options on types of breads and loaf sizes which is helpful. It is very large so needs plenty of space on counter if your going to use is a lot. It’s a little noisy so we wait until we are done for the evening in the kitchen and then fire it up. All in all it makes great bread, and we really enjoy it. We tend to take it out and use it more during the cooler months. It’s a little on the heavy/solid side so keep that in mind if your storing it over head. A good solid unit however so that’s a good sign of a well made product.

Received my bread machine and baked a loaf of hawaiian sweet bread. The only reason i didn’t give it five stars is because of two things. I dislike the way the viewing windows are. My old machine had a good size viewing window made of glass. Very easy to see the progress of your bread. This one has two small windows made of plastic and it is very difficult to see what is going on. The 2nd reason is it has a ‘process’ button and no where in the manual does it say what the ‘process’ button is for. I don’t like pushing a button without knowing what it does first. Otherwise, it baked a beautiful loaf and i had no trouble getting the loaf out of the pan.

West Bend 41077 Just For Dinner Breadmaker – Perfect for a single guy!

Thank everyone who gave this breadmaker rave reviews. They were all i needed to convince me to purchase this beauty. I have never owned a breadmaker before, so i can’t speak to its relative merit compared to any other machine. But, i can say as a totally novice breadmaker, i hit the road running with this machine. So far, 3 months of bread making and not a problem. Living alone i seldom bought bread because i just couldn’t make it through a loaf before having to toss it out. But, with this machine, i can have bread anytime i want (as long as i keep bread flour in the house) and have plenty for 2 days. Absolutely the best toy i have ever purchased for myself.

I bought this in 2007 and we make bread for communion every week abd it really does work as fast as it claims. A nice small loaf of bread in less than an hour. Three years later we’re still using it every week.

I have been using it a lot a lot since i bought it few months ago. It was a christmas present for myself and my family. It is an absolutely important machine for me since the day i received it. My family and my friends love my bread. I have even given it as presents to some friends. Anyone who are concerned with healthy eating should buy this machine and make their own bread. Once my family is used to eating our own bread, we discover that the bread that one buys from stores are way too salty and sweet, and there are also undesirable things that are added.

It’s been gathering dust for years, but glad i got it out – now i’m making a loaf every day or two for me and my flatmate.

Got this little jewel so my husband could have homemade bread for dinner. Well they say man cannot live on bread alone, but i think i can live on this bread. I make the french bread recipe and he loves it. Doesn’t take up much room and ready in 45 minutes.

This is my second breadmaker and i pitched the first one because i just didn’t like the quality of the bread produced coupled with the facts that the machine was big, noisey and took 3-1/3 hours to come up with a loaf of barely acceptable bread. I purchased this unit on total impulse yet with the thought that it would be a smaller-sized unit — well, it turned out to be just shorter. However, the cooking time of 45 minutes i found great, and even more to the point, the loaves of bread made from their recipes are great. I am addicted to their feta cheese with black olives bread, but there are a lot of recipes included with the unit and i haven’t tried a bad one yet. I would recommend this breadmaker for anyone who would like hot, fresh homemade bread to add to their meals. Can you tell i’m a bread lover?.

  • Ya gotta love this machine
  • Perfect for a single guy!
  • Bust Purchase of the Year

Yet another person who wasn’t sure about this. Our old bread machine was over 10 years old, and still had a separate rubber gasket between the pan and the baking unit; when pickle underfoot, our cat, decided to play hide and seek with the gasket and permanently hid it, we had to start looking at new bread makers. I thought i wanted another large one, but this looked intriguing, and the positive reviews outnumbered those for most other models, so i took a chance. As soon as i got it, i rinsed it out and made a loaf of bread for supper, and it came out so good that once we finished supper, i made another loaf, this time cinnamon-raisin bread, to have for breakfast. Oh, and you don’t need salt – i’m on a low-sodium diet for chf, and leave salt out of everything; the bread comes out fine nonetheless. As long as the sugar is in there, yeast can feed on it. I usually put a pinch of powdered ginger in, in place of salt – it doesn’t have an obvious ginger flavor, but zings things up a bit, bringing out the flavors of any other spices more. I’ve tried several of the recipes that come with it by now, and all of them work fine without salt.

I cannot say enough good things about this bread maker. I owned the large bread maker before but this is my favorite. The advantage of the larger machine is more versatility and options. For instance, i like my bread very lightly toasted. Many of the larger machines give you options regarding cooking times – not this one. The larger machine also gives you the options of cooking 4 different types of bread. Another issue is that the loaves are small. Those things said, i still love this machine. With a 5 minute prep time and a 45 minute cook time you can have fresh bread every day. The loaves are enough to feed 4 people. And for busy people like me who think that even 5 minutes prep is too long, you can pre-pack all the dry ingredients in zip-lock bags (great activity to do with kids) and just pull one out when you need it, toss it in with the water and butter and in 45 minutes – fresh bread.

The first one arrived broken from amazon. I called the manufacturer and they sent a new one, without any hassles, and that one works just fine. I wish you could set it to let the bread rise a bit more, but i guess its simplicity is what makes it so affordable.

I got this for my parents for christmas (2003) and they can’t say enough good things about it. They rave about the taste of the bread, claiming it is the best they have had from a bread machine. It makes a loaf in 45 minutes or so, and the size is just right for 2 – 4 people. As long as the machine continues to function, my rating will remain five stars.

Ok, i’ll say right away that this machine makes a small loaf, about 3/4 of a pound and roughly 4 x 6 x 4′ high. I — and the machine — keep busy, especially while our nephew is staying with us. This bread has a way of vanishing because it’s so good. I’ve made white bread, wheat bread, raisin bread and my house specialty, wheat with oatmeal and walnuts. The machine takes only 45 minutes from start to finish. After my experience with a different brand of machine — waiting hours only to throw out some soggy rejects, i’m especially happy with this one.

Features of West Bend 41077 Just For Dinner Breadmaker (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Quick baking–oval shaped, dinner-size loaf in 45 minutes
  • Convenient settings for basic, specialty, and wheat breads
  • Easy-to-use controls with LED indicators
  • Ideal for dinner parties of 2 or 4; gourmet recipes included
  • Measures 9 by 10 by 11-1/2 inches; 90-day warranty

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Love,love,love this little breadmaker. Please please bring it back again, i never had anything but success with itand there was such a variety of bread recipes with it. Perfect for one or two at a meal. I keep checking online inthe hope i’ll see it back again soon.

Splendid to have good bread in 45 minutes. The small size loaf is just right & prevents having to freeze leftover slices which never taste as good as fresh. Breadmaker works well & shows promise for a long run in our kitchen. My only reservation is lack of control over browness of the crust: just one pre-set result. Operation couldn’t be simpler.

I received my jfd this morning. After i finished up with my work for the day i decided to play with my new toy. I made the plain white bread first — just like the recipe in the book but i did add one teaspoon of vital wheat gluten. It was ok– loaf right to top of pan — but a little too dense and cakey for me. So i made another loaf and let it run through the knead/rise cycle twice before letting it bake. Perfect — loaf was a good inch above the top of the pan. I shared that first loaf with my little friends in the back yard. The perfect loaf will be enough for me for several days. I don’t eat bread all of the time so i’ll probably bake about one loaf a week except when my kids are home. Then, it will increase big time.

~this is a good bread maker for a small family. We are asians who don’t eat a lot of bread and only need one loaf of bread from supermarket per week(for breakfast). This machine allows us to have fresh bread every two days. I just bought it for a month but i already tried several breads. It takes some experiment(at least for me who didn’t have any bread-making experience) to get the best result. But since the bread is small, it’s not so difficult to ‘finish’ the not-so-perfect result. Now my~~ husband and i fall in love with this little machine. Everytime he heard the ‘beep’ alarm(bread is done), he will rush to the kitchen to have a taste no matter he has a full or empty stomach. Very few items i bought could be praised as ‘good investment’ by him.

Many recipes for white, wheat, & rye. Fresh hot loaf in less than an hour.

We’ve tried three different recipes so far. My wife loves the french bread. It’s simple, easy and makes great tasting bread. The loaves are small, but they’re just right for two people. If we have guests we’ll just cook another loaf.

Quick baking–oval shaped, dinner-size loaf in 45 minutes

This is my first breakmaker. I just made my first loaf of bread with this machine today. I was very happy with the result. Now that i know i can make fresh bread, i don’t know if i’ll ever go and buy ready made bread from the grocery store since most ready made bread contain preservatives. I don’t have another bread machine to compare this one to, but i can say that i’m happy with the bread it makes because it doesn’t over bake it. I tend to like very soft bread, with lightly browned crust. I really don’t like hard crusts – i rather eat under cooked bread than hard crusts. This machine bakes the bread exactly the way i like it – soft. It’s also fun to have a window to see it knead the dough. I don’t have any complaints.

I, too, was wooed over by the raving reviews on this bread machine and decided to purchase it. I received it yesterday and baked my first loaf today (second is already under way). The instruction manual is extremely clear and easy to follow. They provide 27 recipies for different types of breads. I had to go out and buy bread machine flour (i also bought whole wheat flour because i wanted to make whole wheat bread) and fast rising yeast – readily available at any supermarket down the baking aile – and that’s all i neededafter putting the ingredients in and turning the machine on i just had to sit and watch it mix the ingredients into a beautiful dough. It was a fascinating transformationonce done i tasted the bread and was amazed. My first loaf of bread was perfect. And it certainly didn’t take culinary talent, as i have none. What you do need to have is proper measuring tools (normal measuring cups and spoons) and that’s about it. Clean up was a snap and i was off and baking my second loaf in no time. Regarding the loaf size, it is just right. The way i cut it this time i only 6 slices out of it, but they were extra thick slices. Next time i’ll cut them more thinly and it’d make 8 sandwich-thickness slices, no doubt.

This is the first bread machine my husband and i have ever owned, so while i can’t compare it to other machines, i can say that the west bend has absolutely delighted us from its first use. We are not experienced bakers, so this machine must be very forgiving because it has turned out terrific loaves of bread, time after time, without a single ugly-looking or off-tasting mistake. The machine really does complete the entire bread-making process in 45 minutes, which is terrific because i can put the ingredients in the machine, turn it on, and by the time i finish cooking the rest of the meal, the bread is done. The loaf is easy to remove from the pan, and clean-up has been a snap. The machine goes through only one rise cycle and requires an entire packet of quick-rise yeast, which does give the bread a slightly ‘yeastier’ taste and aroma than other breads. But we still find the bread delicious and are not at all bothered by the slight yeastiness. To us, it just tastes hearty and flavorful. As others have said, the baked loaf is a very cute oval shape (not a weird, tall cylinder, like full-sized machines apparently make) and is perfect for two people. To be honest, it’s really more than enough bread for two; we slice it into about 5 or 6 slices (3/4-inch wide), and usually save 2 of those slices for later, to have as an after-dinner treat with some sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top. For comparison, if you eat at outback or lone star steakhouse, the west bend loaf is taller and produces a few more slices than the brown bread loaf they bring you as a free appetizer at those restaurants.

I can not tell folks how pleased i am with this ‘just for dinner’ bread maker. It was delivered at 5:15 pm tonight and by 6:30 i had already baked a delicious rye bread to go with dinner and the smell of fresh baked bread in the house was wonderful. I have had a full size bread maker for 15 full years and purchased one from a catalog before they had ever hit the store shelves in america. Most folks at the time had never heard and could not believe such a device actually existed, much less actually take dry ingrediants and turn them into bread. I became tired of my machine however, as time went on, because of the time it took (4 hours), the size loaf it made, and the time involved in the clean up (kept getting longer and longer and. . ) honestly, it was just a hassle and the family never could finish that large loaf of fresh bread before it got stale and always ended up throwing a quarter or a half a loaf away. Over the years, i have looked into another machine, but figured why bother, i never saw much innovations or improvements in them. The west bend ‘just for dinner’ maker is just the ticket. I of course read about the 45 minute cycle from beginning to finished product but it was still a joy to behold.

Perfect little loaves everytime – in no time at all. Delicious taste/texture, good crumb, not too dark. I live alone and one loaf takes me almost through the week. There are some limitations such as there is no ‘dough-only’ cycle, and fewer recipes. But remembering what this machine was intended to do; produce loaves of bread for two people in 45 minutes, it does exactly that.

I knew nothing about breadmakers. Sure like everyone i read about thembut it seem the better a model was the more they seem difficult. Theni spotted the just for two, took my time read all the reviews and orderedit. I followed the recipes that camewith it, but did make a change like that one lady suggested about dissolving yeast water and sugar first. The first few times i made thebread not dissolving yeast i thought the bread tasted yeasty. But hersuggestion fixed problem. It’s adorable, perfect hot bread and justenough for 2 hungry people or save some for breakfast. Bread to meloses some of it’s appeal when cold, so no leftovers suits me fine. I have not made a bad loaf yet. I do cheat and use some mixes, carefullydividing in half as mixes make a 3lb loaf and this little guy makes 1. I add nuts, crushed fread banana, seeds, and in under 5 minutesto prepare you would think my bread was gourmet.I love it, it’s so simple stupid which is exactly what i needed.

Convenient settings for basic, specialty, and wheat breads

The west bend just for dinner breadmaker is a rare gem. It functions exactly as advertised and bakes a delicious small loaf of bread that’s hot and fresh from your own kitchen. (and the loaf isn’t that small either — it serves a group of four along with a hearty main course or a group of two along with a lighter entree. The recipes (included) aren’t complicated and call for readily available ingredients. I’ve tried several varieties and i love them all. The just for dinner breadmaker blends quality and convenience in an economical package. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller, and perhaps first, breadmaker.

I read the reviews for this breadmaker and absolutely couldn’t resist buying one for my small family. My son is a 19 year-old college student, and one of his favorite pastimes is eating me out of house and home. My west bend breadmaker arrived today, and i made bread for the first time in my life. My first attempt at breadmaking turned out beautifully. As i am writing this review my son is finishing his second slice. Yes, it is a small loaf, but this small loaf will feed four people easily. The directions and recipes are easy to follow, and clean-up was a snap. I highly recommend this breadmaker to anyone who loves to serve their family hearty fare.

I bought this breadmaker because my husband loves homemade bread, but i have not wanted a big bread machine that takes hours to make bread. It’s simple, easy and quick. The little loaf is just the right size for a dinner for 3 or 4 and maybe there will be a slice or two leftover for a snack. I have made the recipes that are included and i have adapted recipes. All loaves have come out perfect.

To tell you the truth, i was very sceptical when i first got this machine. But once i made my first loaf, i started to understand all the praise. But i didn’t really understand until i got another bread maker which has all the bells and wistles. This machine is best for every night use. This really is the easiest, and fastest bread machine. And, it makes enough bread for a family of four with no left overs to worry about (which get stale in one day). My guess on size is that it makes about a 3/4 pound loaf. There are plenty of recipes included with the machine, but if you really want quick, west bend sells pre-made mixes on there website westbend. Com, which have turned out perfect for me everytime. Every loaf i have made with this machine has turned out perfect.

Those are two things my past bread machine lacked. Fits right into the corner nicely.

I have two of the bigger, takes longer types my family has long gone, and we are just two again. But do like the product that comes from this one. I do let it raise twice, because i can. And enjoy having fresh bread more often, and able to enjoy many different kinds.

I know it shouldn’t, but i am still surprised when a product performs better than i expect. We ordered this little bread machine when our old hitachi started making bricks instead of bread. We looked at several models and of course read the reviews on them. We liked the idea of a smaller loaf and the short (45 min) cycle time, so we decided to give this machine a try. Yep, it’s a little loaf, but it’s perfect every time and in the time advertised. It will make 3-4 sandwich’s, or enough toast for two or three. It took a day or so to get use to the small size of the bread but now that we have used it for a couple days we can’t imagine going back to a full size machine. We have been using the basic bread recipe that came with the machine and it has come out perfect everytime. The manual is very good and the directions are simple and easy to understand. We were eating the first loaf of bread within an hour and a half of opening the package.

Easy-to-use controls with LED indicators

Many years ago i owned a 2 pound breadmaker. It was an excellent machine, however 2 pounds of bread with no preservatives results in wasted bread. This machine is perfect for your typical single guy. You get plenty of bread for a dinner for two. But if you are the only one eating, not so much as to have the bread go to waste. The unit cycle time of 45 minutes allows you to plan, or even last minute plan a meal with fresh bread.

Makes a small loaf so i don’t overdo it on bread.

This machine does not really need any more accolades, as plenty of people have spoken about how wonderful it is. The small loaves are great so you can eat all the bread before it goes bad, and so that you can have variety. And the bread is greatbut i wanted to mention something others haven’t — i have had this machine for years and it is still going strong. I just dug it out of storage after moving, and am so excited to be using it again. Not a single glitch, started right up again and i had a hot loaf in less than an hour.

I have a full size bread maker which i love, but really only used on the weekends because it takes abut 4 hours to make a loaf of bread. A friend recommended this machine and because of the price and reviews i ordered one. It surpassed all my expectations and it really only takes 45 minutes from start to finish.I made a perfect loaf to serve with dinner on the day i received it with no problems. The next night i made 5 different types of bread loaves for a friend’s birthday without a hitch – each came out perfectly and the machine was ready to go again within 15 minutes after the end of each baking cycle. Unlike my old maching, this one is much smaller and sits on my counter without taking up too much space – plus it is very quiet and doesn’t shake. I highly recommend this machine.

It is unfortunate that west bend has discontinued this product. It is the perfect breadmaker for a small family or a couple. Easy to use and great results in just 45 minutes.

I bought this bread maker 7 years ago, & it’s still working the same as when i first bought it. Before this we had a huge 2 full loaf maker, it was loud and for us way to big. This makes a nice sized loaf for 2 adults and a 14 year old boy (who loves making his own ideas). If you can find one, go for it.

Ideal for dinner parties of 2 or 4; gourmet recipes included

I’ve used this little breadmaker to bake everything from cornbread to christmas stollen. I get six thick slices plus two ends out of a loaf. It browns well and the loaves are delicious. I bought a larger, fancier, more expensive breadmaker for christmas cooking, but i came right back to this one and have nothing but praise for it.

I have a big bread machine which works fine, but i find it hard to eat an entire 2 lb. Loaf of garlic/onion bread or whatever. This machine makes a little mini-loaf of specialty bread–perfect for dinner. As others have said, it is easy to use. Just throw in the ingredients, press start and voila–45 minutes later, delicious hot bread for dinner. I highly recommend this great little appliance.

I am not especially good in the kitchen; however, my oldest daughter wanted a breadmaker so i bought this west bend. My daughter (age 15) has made bread herself. My husband and i also have made bread. The loaves are small, but we don’t mind. We use it with our dinner, and everyone has enjoyed it. It takes about 10 minutes to stick everything in the breadmaker. Follow the directions and put everything in the order listed. Then the bread comes out perfect every time.

I cannot say enough nice things about this ‘little guy’. Though little is the operative word. Which works for methe original review was written after i made two loaves – though amazon managed to lose most of it. At this time, i can’t begin to count the number of french bread loaves and honey wheat and rye, etc. , that have come out of this machine. I have noted others have grumbled about a ‘yeasty’ tasting loaf. Personally, that is a plus, to my way of thinking. That is controlled by the amount of liquid, ‘fat’, and sugar you include in the recipe. I also enjoy a crusty heavy textured loaf. In fact, i purposely adjust my recipes to make just those loaves.

After reading the mixed reviews on this nifty kitchen tool, i was a little hesitant. However i bought it anyway since i really dislike store-bought bread, and i am glad i did. I started with the basic recipe, and like others, i did notice the yeasty flavor. It bothered me a little, and i considered returning the machine. But i really wanted to be free from buying bread at the store, so i decided to try some of the ideas mentioned in these reviews. The one thing that made all the difference is proofing the yeast before putting everything in the bread maker. Once i started doing that i turned out tasty loaves every time. Proofing the yeast is simple and quick to do. I start by heating the liquid for the bread to 100 – 110 degrees f in a small bowl in the microwave, then i dump in the yeast and a portion of the sweetener. That lets the yeast get started while i measure out the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

I’ve had this breadmaker for a bit over a year now and i still love it, though the honeymoon has worn off somewhat. When i first got it, i made at least two loaves per week. Now it’s one every 4-6 weeks at most, but that’s to be expected with any new toy for meit doesn’t mean it’s any less of a machine – i just have other toys to occupy me when i get bored, so i’m not swimming in bread anymore. It’s still great when i have a person or two over for dinner. I think it makes a nice amount of bread for 3-4 people for a single meal. When i make it just for myself, i usually have bread for three days or so. One of the really great things is the ability to experiment with flavors. I get tired of plain white bread so once you understand the science of bread making (the base ingredients must be measured rather precisely) you can experiment with substituting sugars (use honey instead for example) and fats (olive oil instead of butter). You can also use different herbs, cracked pepper, whatever you can think of to make a new loaf of bread.One of my favorites is a combination of two breads in the recipe book that comes with the maker – italian herb + cracked pepper.

This bread maker is very simple to use and both recipes i have tried so far have turned out perfect. It takes a few minutes to put in the ingredients, turn it on and in 45 minutes you have a hot loaf of bread fresh for dinner.

I had been looking into buying a breadmaker and after reading the many positive reviews on this one, i made the purchase and am very pleased that i did. The instructions/receipes are very clear and easy to follow and cleanup is a breeze. So far i have made the basic white and honey oatmeal bread and they turned out perfectly.

This machine is so easy to use that there is no excuse for not having fresh bread whenever you want it. Some tips: do not use packets of yeast. As author kay rentschler pointed out in a popular illustrated cooking magazine, the amount of yeast per packet can vary greatly. Buy yeast in bulk and measure it as needed for more consistent results. Also, do check the dough after 4 minutes of kneeding and adjust with a teaspoon of flour or water if needed. (king arthur’s web site is a good resource of what the kneeded bread should look like. ) and resist the temptation to eat the bread right away.

Have baked more loaves than i thought possible and they all get eaten because they are such a great size for a three person household. Some days i have kept it going almost non-stop as these loaves are also great gifts. What a handy kitchen item–and it does very well with specialty recipes.

I have purchased this machine after reading all of great customer reviews on amazon site as well as other site. Performance itself is surly fantastic, and cost performance is wonderful. It is just about the same size as rice cooker; so it does not take precious space of the kitchen counter. I strongly recomend this machine for all.

All recipes use 1/2 cup water or milk, 1 1/4 to 1 1/3 cups flour and 2 1/4 tsp of rapid-rise yeast. That much yeast will impart off flavors to the bread. I have been able to reduce the yeast to 1 heaping teaspoon by using some of the 1/2 cup of water to proof the yeast for a few minutes before adding it to the machine. This is kind of a pain in the neck, so i took off one star. It only has the choice of whole wheat or basic cooking cycles. It does not display a timer or allow for delayed start. This is good since you would have to convert your own recipes to the above proportions.

West Bend 53655 5-Cup Hot Pot, Love It Before It’s Delivered!

Perfect for home, office or travel. The first one i got as a gift when i went to college, twenty-five years ago. It’s a purple one, that i still have and use everyday at home. When i wanted one for the office, i searched for the same brand and was elated to find it on amazon. Not crazy about the white- but it works so well whenever i need it. I just keep a gallon of bottled water in my office, for convenience. Even my co-workers come to use it to avoid walking to the break room. Water doesn’t come to a rolling boil- but it’s piping/steaming hot. Never had a problem brewing tea, or instant coffee, etc. You hear it sound like it’s steaming/boiling and you’ll know it’s ready.

I have been using this hot pot to make tea for at least 10 years, every saturday & sunday. I keep one up north at a cabin and one at home. One of them just stopped working (after 10 years of use). I bought a different one which was way too big and turned off after the water was done boiling. I love that this doesn’t turn off, it keeps my water hot as long as needed, until i decide i want it off. Yes, i have forgotten to unplug it many many times, even when i had used up all the water. Since i only use it on weekends i have found myself leaving it on for an entire week. It is still hot, my teabags are stuck to the bottom of the pot, but it kept working year after year, never close to a fire. Of course i wouldn’t recommend leaving it on, but on the many times that i have, all i had to do was scrape off my teabags, and start it again. Since i only use if to make tea i don’t mind the tea residue, but i scrub it and it cleans up without a porblem. I love that it boils the water, and once it has boiled it seems to reduce temp to a ‘keep hot but don’t keep boiling’ temperatur, perfect for my tea. I am going to order another one, the picture looks identical to what i have had for 10 years.

We purchased this hot-pot to replace one which failed after several years of service. It was/is used for almost 2 hours/day to heat water for tea, coffee, whatever. It brings the water to near-boil quickly and holds it hot enuf for tea. I usually start with a little more than enuf water for the first pot to make it heat as quickly as possible then refill it after use. The old [similar pot worked every time except the last time and the new one works fine also. We heat nothing but water so cleanup is trivial. ]

Key specs for West Bend 53655 5-Cup Hot Pot, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer):

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  • Heats water quickly for instant snacks or beverages
  • Compact and portable
  • Automatic temperature control and turn-to-secure cover
  • Interior cup level markings and pouring lip design helps reduce dripping while serving

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“Hot Pot love affair
, Love It Before It’s Delivered!
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Could not find this pot any where. I had bought one about 15 yrs. I decided to go on line an look there and wa-la . I found yours and i was so happy. It has been on 6 trips with me since i got it.

Update march 21, 2014: the new white one arrived quickly and is as good as i expected. It heats water very quickly. I think the cord and plug are heftier than on our previous one, an improvement. The plug has a bigger flange making it easier to pull out of the socket. Someone please tell me, does this product have run-dry protection?. If you leave it plugged in with the top off, and it runs dry, will it shut off to protect itself or will it self-destruct???. (i threw the instructions away before i read them completely. )the amazon review gives its noise as a negative characteristic. I see it as a positive because when the mild roar ceases, that is the signal that the water is hot and ready to use. The west bend instructions advise against using the pot for anything but heating water. I can’t imagine users fouling the pot with icky soup and oat mealoriginal review:love it before it’s delivered. Because we had a black-colored version for decades until recently the plug exhibited problems, and plugging it in didn’t produce any results. I could have put on a new plug, but since the price is affordable, and white looks nice, i ordered a new one. To use it, your ear has to become tuned to the buildup of the sound of the water nearing shutoff temperature, and then the silence when it is ready and shuts off.

I’ve been using this model for a few decades. I use mine daily, so it gets its mileage. It’s not warrantied for life, of course. This model doesn’t bring water to a roiling boil–but it gets water hot. I’ve lived at sea level for several decades during which i’ve used the west bend hot pot. So i don’t need the water to boil (212ºf at sea level) in order to get hot water. At most higher altitude towns and cities, water has a boiling point of ≥200ºf±, so maybe such locations would see boiling before the thermal shutoff switch activates?. I’ve done mountaineering and know how it is to have water boil at.I have high quality tap water in my area, so i’m not using this hot pot for water sterilization.

This was to replace a similar pot that i’ve had for many years. Hope this one lasts as long. My only comment is that i wish they come in clors other than white or at least in two colors. Looks so plain and out of place with my mostly black or stainless-steel kitchen equipment. Good thing it is compact in size and can be somewhat inconspicuous.

The first is in daily use at my office, and this one is for my home. It heats more quickly than a microwave, and keeps my tea hot without boiling away. I take it when traveling as well, because it is better for tea than the hotel coffee pots. This little pot has been used for heating soup, for heating the water for knoxing my synchronized-swimmer daughter’s hair, for any use of hot water in a hurry.

This hot-pot is absolutely essential for living at college. While you can get your regular meals at d-hall and at other eating establishments, the hot-pot especially comes in handy for late-night snacks, like ramen noodles, as well as soup, hot chocolate, or hot apple cider. Keeps the stuff pretty darn hot, and it doubles as a pitcher. It also is taller but not as wide as most hot-pots, so it has a smaller ‘footprint’ when you’re storing it.

I bought this to use while camping. It is nice and neat and works great. Good for heating water for tea, coffee, or soup.

This hotpot keeps my water warm throughout the day. It doesn’t shut off automatically, and has no temperature adjustment. The design of the heating element makes it hard to clean.

I have had several west bend hot pots over the years. They don’t come close to the west bend. It’s quick and easy to use and they last a long time.

This hot pot is great if you are a college student and want to make hot tea any time of day. Here’s the trick to get almost boiling hot water: realize that the pot does not ‘control’ the temperature per se, it just heats up the water and continues to do so for up to 20 minutes. Therefore, if you want one cup of water as close to boiling as possible, fill the pot just over the 2 cup line, let it heat up for at least 6 minutes, if not 10, then pour yourself some hot water. And it doesn’t really make up to 5 cups, that is, it will only fill up 3-4 coffee mugs maximum.

This is a handy appliance to have around. I purchased this one after my last on gave out following 15 years os service. It heats the water fast and instead of boiling it simply keeps the water at temperature. If you leave the lid on you can go all day without evaporating the water.

Works good and is functional.

The hot pot arrived as promised and functioned as per description.

This is really good hot pot it heats up fast and it gets very hot. I really like it because it is light to carry and just plugs into wall wait a few minutes it is hot water. If you like it simple just fill up and plug in then this is the hot pot for you.

Excellent, very satisifed with the product but surprised the cord is not detachable like the original.

Little tooepenseve but a good productp.

West Bend 6113 Nonstick Countertop Grill and Panini Press – Made some really good sandwiches!

It is light and easy to use and easy to clean.

We use for panini sandwiches, burgers, and chicken.

Dont know how good this works i bought it as a christmas gift for my boyfriend he loves making grilled cheese sandwiches so i figured be great gift for him and plus a griller too i want to suprise him.

My favorite grilling machine.

Works very well, makes great paninis. Unfortunately, the top doesn’t rotate so it is hard to make a big, meaty sandwich.

The items was exactly what i wanted to give as a christmas gift it is nice to see a variety of items on amazon.

  • Works great with one caveat 😉
  • Not great but not bad
  • Yummy!

I used this only a couple time. My daughter saw it and wanted one. Very good control, easy to clean.

It is small but efficient and works well for our needs. It is an appliance that is a good value.

It’s like because:likes for:lower price. S need longest electric wire. The top grill dos’nt fit for higher or thicker sandwiches.

Made some really good sandwiches.

It’s doesn’t heat up enough to really sear anything. It really just toasts bread – which is great for grilled cheese sandwiches but not very good for meat. It cooks, just doesn’t give that real grilled flavor.

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  • Upper and lower, ribbed, nonstick grill plates; floating hinge; cool-touch handle
  • Slight slope helps drain grease away from food; “power” and “ready” indicator lights
  • Dishwasher-safe grill plates and grease tray; user manual with recipes included
  • Measures approximately 13 by 11 by 8 inches; 1-year limited warranty

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I like everything about it except it seems to get too hot too fast. Easy clean-up and non stick surface are great.

The item was delivered on time, and so far we have enjoyed it very much. My husband likes to use it for everything. Even his blt, and it worked fine. I clean mine with a paper towel, if you have burned something a little bit, be sure to get all the black char off of it before using it again. It is very easy to clean up,if you follow instructions.

I’m glad i bought this grill. It makes good sandwiches and grills veggies and meat to put in them. Adding jarred sweet red peppers to the cheese etc makes the sandwiches even better.

Good little grill and panini press. Love how fast it heats and easy to clean up. The only thing i would have liked even more is an on/off ability. That stated, it is well worth the price.

I was looking for a press that had removable plates for easy cleaning. I had to pay a little more but it is worth it. Very easy to take the plates out as put them in the dishwasher. I have had items with non removable plates and they are hard to clean. There are many choices out there – recommend the removable plate kind.

Now i bought this for my husband and we have never owned a panini press before. It works very well with one caveat. They tell you to press down for several seconds when you make the panini. This is so light that if you use too much pressure, the grill will topple forward. Was really not a problem because you remember not to do that a second time.

Countertop panini press opens 180 degrees for use as an indoor grill

Somehow i thought the top part of this unit would rotate just a bit so it would lay flat on top of the sandwich i want to grill. Anything more than about 1′ has to be turned around halfway through to get the outside edges grilled as well as the original inside ones. It works well and the vendor was just fine but i am disappointed with it.

I use this grill quite a bit and it performs well. It heats up fast and cooks evenly. I have used it for steaks,chicken and sausages. You will need a cookie sheet under it because when you open the lid some of the drippings drop behind it. No big deal but a little messy.

This is a very limited utensil. I thought i would use her a lot more than i do. If you grow on it it’s splattered grease all over the place and if you put the top down it’s hard to tell when something is done. I wish i had not purchased it.

I find that the top section needs to be held with a potholder to keep it flat when closing on a sandwich. Not the easiest thing in the world. Anybody have a better way please post it here.

The receiver loves it and grills sandwiches, even meats, quickly. Plates easily clean in dishwasher. Both a real advantage to a busy family with active children.

I like how compact this panini press is and i appreciate that it doesn’t take up a lot of room.

Upper and lower, ribbed, nonstick grill plates; floating hinge; cool-touch handle

This lil panini press definitely gets the job done. It upgrades my boring sandwiches into hot little morsels from heaven. But it is very far from perfect. On taking it out of the box, i couldn’t tell if it had been used or made in the most crazy, destructive, dysfunctional factory in the world. It had quite a few little dings and scratches on the plastic handles. It is so disappointing to wait for something to come in the mail, get excited about it and have it come out of the box looking like someone else returned it the day before they sent it out to me. Luckily, the grey ‘stainless steel’ surface was fine and still protected in factory plastic. I’d been craving a panini for a week and didn’t feel like dropping another 10$ at the cafe down the street, so i bit the bullet, washed it very thoroughly and it’s now sitting on my counter. One of the reasons i gravitated towards this model was the price and that is advertised as having a floating hinge, which in my understanding, means that the top lid comes down directly on top of the sandwich, ie like a press should, and would not come down at any kind of angle like the george forman grill. There is a slight swivel, but all in all, it comes down at an angle and depending on how tall the sandwich is, pushes the contents off.

Very handy and small footprint.

I ordered this to replace an older george foreman grill. I could not be happier with this product. This is so much more than just a great panini press. I have used it to grill chicken breasts, pprk chops, burgers, et. This is a great alternative to using my outdoor grill during the winter months. It heats up quickly, cooks evenly and, best of all, the removable plates make cleaning so much easier than what i had before.

I bought this panini press for my parents’ house to have while we’re visiting because my children are fans of the pressed sandwich. It’s easy to assemble, clean & use, and the paninis come out great.

Foreman grill that i dropped with the west bend model. I wanted a unit with removable grills which are much easier to clean than fixed grill models. This grill is about the same price as an entry level g. Foreman but is hands down better quality. The grill is attractive, well made, and has logical features like a raised back hinge, indicator lights, and lay flat capability. The grill heats up quickly and cooks food evenly. The removable grills make cleaning a snap. The rear hinge should have a bit more movement in order for the top grill to lay flat on a thick panini, but otherwise the unit is great. I’m very pleased with this purchase.

I found out i was gluten intolerant just over a year ago and i’ve finally found quite a few gluten free breads i enjoy. However, i mostly toasted it in the toaster oven before using it and then made open face sandwiches with it. I have been using this grill and panini press for several weeks now and it was wonderful to have that first great grilled cheese (with onion, zucchini and ham) that tasted fantastic and was easy to fix. I’ve had other sandwich combinations since, equally as good. The press cleans up easily and the tray catches anything that slides off, such as when i used a bit too much cheese. The grill plates are non stick so i was pleased to find that even the cheese that overflowed just wiped off with a damp paper towel even after sitting for a time while the press cooled down and i enjoyed the sandwich. I would give this grill five stars however i haven’t because it doesn’t have an off and on switch so it has to be unplugged to turn it off. The other thing that i wish was a bit better, and others have commented on, is the hinge doesn’t allow the lid to press down evenly over a sandwich with several ingredients but i get around it by turning it half way when half done and this also adds a nice checkered grill pattern. The lid does stay up when i open it to remove the finished product but it makes me nervous because it looks like it will slam down any second. I sometimes click the hinge button and lay the top flat just to be sure.

I picked this brand and model over the george foreman grill, because it opens alllll the way back. Has quick easy removable grill grates. Is lower prices and can also function as a panini press if i want to grill sandwiches, etc. So far, i use it open faced to grill chicken, steaks and i highly recommend this item. Grill grates are also dishwasher safe. Have had this grill now for 6 1/2 months and use it frequently. They just snap in and out and all the grease drippings are neatly stored below the grill plates. Very happy with my purchase.

Slight slope helps drain grease away from food; “power” and “ready” indicator lights

I was expecting a little bigger machine, because of all the others i have seen. It does the job though and does it well. Great for sandwiches and quesadillas. Would recommend if size isn’t the issue.

Takes grilled cheese to a whole new level and clean up is a snap, the non-stick surface works super-well. Does drip a bit while cooking but the convenient catch pan captures the careless assembler’s ‘over exuberance’ (and i do get carried away when i’m stacking one of these bad boys).

I like the west bend gill because it has removable plates, not like the last one i had, i really like the builtin grease cup mounted under the grill cooking plates, i have used the george foreman grill and its nothing like the west bend grill, and i found out its more easy to put away with the size and weight, for one its alot easy to use and setup i had the grill for a month and i totally love using it, i would tell all my friends that you cant beat the price and the way it cooks.

I love how this grill opens up flat to two grilling surfaces for burgers, chicken or fish. It has a place for the fat to drain like a foreman grill only the clean up is much easier. I have enjoyed many panini sandwiches such as a tuna melt, chicken articoke spinach, and turkey blt. They were all delicious and toasted to perfection. I found it was better to butter the bread first even though the intructions say you dont need to. I had trouble at first getting the top of the grill to lay flat on the entire piece of bread which left it mostly toasted on one side. But i use a hot pad to move and tilt the top grill at an angle so that it lays flat and toasts the bread evenly. The grills slide off easily when a button for each grill is pressed. The easy non-stick surface wipes clean. I dont regret purchasing this grill.

We use this 3-4 times a week. I would recommend it for anyone who is looking to buy a panini press for home.

Bought this as a birthday gift for my daughter. She had picked it out on the amazon website. She loves it and her 15 year old son uses it a lot too.

Dishwasher-safe grill plates and grease tray; user manual with recipes included

This panini grill has become a well-used a appliance in our home. You get a hot and tasty sandwich shop type sandwich at home. We do prefer to use a specialty bread, like pumpernickel, because regular bread can get dry fast on the grill. We love it, and use it a lot.

My husband and i love the sandwiches we are creating. There is no end to the variety also i have grilled fish and beef so far.

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

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

Certainly got my monies worth.

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

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

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

Comments from buyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was a gift and they like it really well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I bought this primarily for its compact size.

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Bend 6130 Raclette – Five Stars

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

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

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

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

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

Reviews from purchasers :

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comments from buyers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Another great Stir Crazy popper
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West Bend 82310 Stir Crazy Corn Popper, Red (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It looks very nice but it is a christmas present.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excellent for its purpose heats up quickly.

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

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

Great measurement and simple to clear.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love it and it was fantastic price.

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

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

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

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

Quite pleased with the high quality and sizing.

Heat-resistant handles; dishwasher-safe with probe removed; manual/recipes included