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$79.95 $71.95 list($109.95)
1. Villaware 2160 Uno ProPress Panini
$89.95 $72.60 list($119.95)
2. VillaWare 5787 Smoothee Double
$39.99 $39.95 list($69.95)
3. Villaware 3200 Belgian Waffle
$49.99 $42.85 list($79.95)
4. Villaware Mickey Mouse Waffler
$49.88 $48.99 list($59.95)
5. Smoothie Blender 5785
$34.95 $30.00 list($49.99)
6. Villaware Imperia Pasta Machine
$39.99 list($59.95)
7. Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle
$39.99 Too low to display list($69.95)
8. Villaware 5000-NS Nonstick Prima
$59.95 list($79.99)
9. Villaware 5955 Grand Wrap Tortilla
$25.99 Too low to display list($39.99)
10. Villaware 5225 Crepe Maker
$89.99 $79.99 list($117.95)
11. VillaWare 2001C Uno Classic Waffler
$39.99 $33.94 list($69.99)
12. Villaware 3100 Round Heart Waffler
$49.95 list($69.95)
13. VillaWare 5230 Inter-Bake3 Multibaker
$39.99 list($69.95)
14. Villaware 3000 Perfect Waffler,
$79.99 list($89.99)
15. VillaWare 5555-08 Mickey's 4-Slice
$16.50 list($19.99)
16. Villaware 10-Square Ravioli Maker
$59.95 list($79.95)
17. VillaWare 2005 Uno Petite Belgian
$19.99 list($22.99)
18. Villaware 275-06 Moka Express
$47.95 list($59.95)
19. Villaware 3900 Krumkake Baker
$129.99 list($149.99)
20. VillaWare V5266 ProGrinder

1. Villaware 2160 Uno ProPress Panini Grill
list price: $109.95
our price: $79.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00009K3SJ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 413
Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This commercial-style panini grill is the only one that makes restaurant-quality pressed sandwiches and also grills meats for healthy, low-fat dinners. The Uno panini grill has a large 11-by-9-inch grilling surface that can press about four large panini sandwiches made on the traditional Italian foccacia or ciabatta bread, sear four boneless chicken breasts, or grill four servings of vegetables. The cooking surface heats up quickly and stays hot because of its cast aluminum construction and because the heating element is embedded directly beneath the grill top and bottom. For safety, a red light comes on when the appliance is plugged in and remains on for the duration of your cooking time. An adjustable control offers seven different cooking temperatures and a green light illuminates when the appliance has reached the desired heat.

The plastic handle stays cool during cooking and pushes straight down, as on a professional panini grill. The floating top adjusts to any thickness of sandwich so you can feel free to stuff your paninis full of meats, cheeses, and veggies. The ribbed grill plate imprints the typical marks onto meats or bread and, for healthier cooking, drains any fats from meats into the grooves and out of a side spout to a waiting grease tray. A high-quality nonstick coating on the cooking plates ensures that food lifts off easily and that the Uno panini grill is easy to clean.

While the high-polish aluminum exterior on this appliance is beautiful and durable, it also heats up to the same temperature as the grill’s interior. The plastic-coated handle offers some protection from the heat, but cooks still must exercise caution to prevent burns from the lid or sides of the handle. The Uno panini grill stands upright for storage but is still fairly large and heavy so cooks will want to ensure that they have adequate space for it.This product is covered by VillaWare under a full one-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Commercial-style handle; floating top adjusts to all thicknesses; one-year warranty
  • Exclusive design grills either panini sandwiches or meats
  • Large 11-by-9-inch grilling surface; adjustable temperature control
  • Cast aluminum with embedded heating element for fast, even heating
  • Ribbed grill plate with grease-draining side spout feature

Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars Great for panini, not as good for meats
I have owned this Villaware Uno Panini Grill for about a month, and use it constantly. I bought it as a George Foreman substitute, and use it primarily for chicken, fish, and burgers. Although it does a very good job on all of those meats, I have spent an inordinate amount of time cleaning this machine. With meat, as opposed to a sandwhich, cleanup is a bit more involved, and since you can't get some of it wet - complications arise. Could someone please invent a machine just like this one, but with removable grill plates?

The other thing to be aware of is the temperature gage. Paninis seem to require a hotter surface, while meats sear instantly on the lowest temp. Be careful with steaks if you like them rare to med-rare. It is easy to overcook them. At times, i'd like to slow down the cooking a little, but this is not really a major problem.

4-0 out of 5 stars BEST for sandwiches
I had lusted after this little baby for some time and finally bought it when I found a great deal on it. It makes the most amazing sandwiches, which you can custom-tailor to your tastes. I also used it for a rolled flank steak, stuffed with mushrooms and cut into thick slices. Each slice cooked perfectly at medium heat, although like all steaks, it requires a watchful eye to prevent overcooking.

My experience with vegetables was similarly good. Peppers, onions, eggplant slices all cook in minutes with good result. I have not tried chicken breasts, but from reading the other reviews, imagine that the results will be similar.

One negative: fish can be a tricky business on this grill. I cooked an ahi steak for only a few minutes and it was overdone. I bought a stovetop grill pan specifically for fish after that (well, I confess I do throw a little bacon on it too from time to time).

I am quite satisfied with this panini grill, and love my homemade paninis. I found that a sliced kaiser or hoagie roll works well, as well as thickly sliced Italian or sourdough bread. My favorite sandwich?: thickly sliced bread, olive tapenade, roasted red pepper slices and sliced fontina. Who said heaven isn't right here?

3-0 out of 5 stars Design Flaws = Dried Out Food
In this sturdy and heavy panini grill -- appearing to be from the same factory as the similar Krups unit -- I wish to point out some design problems:

The VillaWare #2160 Uno Panini Grill no only cooks quickly, but more importantly, it cooks with almost no fat. The bottom grill is slanted so that fat drips off the surface. This may sound good at first to some low-fat eaters, but this feature leads to quickly cooked, dried-out foods -- meats and fish in particular.

Additionally, the grill is NOT easy to clean as others have claimed. The experts at a local cookware shop warned about this problem, and even encouraged me to purchase another Italian unit instead. The scraper that comes with the VillaWare is essential, but the scraper doesn't do a complete job of penetrating the grooves, leaving one to spend additional time trying to remove fat and food residues from the bottom grill side. I finally lifted this heavy machine above a sink, and carefully sloping it in a particular fashion, sprayed water across its surfaces to loosen the built up substances on it. Probably not recommended, but a necessary procedure in this user's judgement. The top grill's slots are not as deep and therefore easier to clean with a wet wrag.

The Krups unit has more shallow grills, which are level, leaving the cooking oils that you have applied to the food before grilling, on the surface of the grill. This allows moisture to be retained in the food because the outside surfaces can be seared with a bit of fat.

5-0 out of 5 stars Want an awesome kitchen gadget??
I pondered buying a Foreman grill until my eye caught sight of this baby. I compared the two grills and by far the Villaware is a better quality grill. I have other Villaware gadgets and this unit is built the with the same high quality standards. I looked no further and bought it on the spot. What an amazing little grill! Yes, it makes great (make that fantastic) panini, but it does so much more. I grilled marinated chicken breast and it cooked them so fast (to my amazement) that I overcooked them. Now that I am aware of the cooking speed, chicken breast comes out juicy. It seers in the juices, so unless you don't pay attention (as I did), it is hard to screw up. Don't underestimate the power of this grill!

Cleaning is a snap - yes, it has that handy dandy comb which does a great job cleaning. What I find very helpful is to pour some hot tap water over the grill once you're done cooking and have unplugged the unit. It loosens the residue and makes the final cleaning extremely easy. This grill shares top billing with my Kitchen Aid and Magic Mill.

The unit is sharp looking and slick. It has a lock on the cover which allows the unit to be stored on end. It takes up very little counter space (yes, I like to look at it all the time..). The fact that it doesn't have a power switch is not an issue for me. In fact I consider it a safety feature (hence the 5 stars). It is also quite heavy and sturdy.

My favorite panini (so far that is....) is from Lidia's Italian-American show. Take a can of tuna packed in olive oil, a can of chick peas drained and lightly smashed, ½ chopped onion, salt, pepper and some additional olive oil. Mix it all together, spread between thick slices of Italian bread and grill in the mighty Villaware. Delizioso...... Buon appetito!

5-0 out of 5 stars NICE!!
This has got to be the best grill out! I just about bought a Foreman grill, until I happened across this grill in a store. I quickly rushed home to see how it was reviewed on Amazon, and to check Amazon's price.
I used to work at a store that had a deli that made Paninis, and ate them all the time. Love em, love em, love em!
I've had it for 2 months, and still use it 3-4 times a week.
Once you buy this, you will never eat another "regular" sandwhich again!
It's easy! All you do is make your favorite sandwhich while the maker is heating up, spray with a little bit of olive oil (or whatever oil you like), and put your sandwhich in the grill, pushing down on the sandwhich every once in a while to create that melding of the flavors I love so..... mmmmm...
Oh, and what sandwhich isn't made better by bacon!?! It literally takes less than a minute for bacon to cook (just make sure you've got your drip tray in place), and it comes out perfectly flat and ready to put on your sandwhich.
Plus! Look how much cheaper it is to eat sandwhiches made at home, rather than those you buy at McRonald's or BurgerStink. Now, not only is it cheaper, but it tastes soooo much better!!!
Words of advise:
*Make sure temperature selector is at highest setting for the best paninis.
*Wait until after you've grilled your sandwhich before adding stuff like tomatoes, lettuce, or other stuff you don't want to get soggy- they will be heated, too (although, I happen to like the way the lettuce tastes after it's been cooked with the sandwhich).
*Oh-my-gosh, these sandwhiches taste sooo much better with thinly sliced RED onions, red wine vinegar, deli style mustard, and the new fancy smancy mayonases (such as the chipolte or sun dried tomato).
*Use a good bread. I like to get a nice loaf of Italian and slice it on a bias, so as to get a longer sandwhich. The bread will smush down, so I like to cut the slices a little thicker, also. Plus, if you use a crusty bread, it just adds that "little extra" to it.

Well, what are you waiting for!?! You'd be a fool not to get a panini maker! LOL! I almost slapped down a wad of cash (20-30 more than this one, bought at Amazon) on one of the Foremans, but this does all they can do, plus makes THE BEST sandwhiches! We used to eat at the fast food places all the time, but we haven't been to one since we bought this! Even scrubway!! 6 grams of fat?? I can do better than that with tons more flavor!
I haven't seen a better price than on Amazon, either. ... Read more


2. VillaWare 5787 Smoothee Double Blend 'n Serve Stainless
list price: $119.95
our price: $89.95
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Asin: B0001BMXAS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 2626
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Measures 16 by 12-3/4 by 10-1/2 inches; full one-year warranty
  • Double smoothie blender mixes and serves 2 flavors at the same time
  • Tall spout for glasses up to 6-1/2 inches high; stirring stick keeps thicker ingredients moving
  • 7-cup-capacity container with measuring marks and stainless-steel blades for crushing ice
  • Durable, stainless-steel housing and drip tray for easy clean up

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy duty blender
I love this blender! It is absolutely perfect for entertaining because of it's large capacity- one base (with two motors) and two containers (with spouts) which hold seven cups each. I use mine when I have parties, or on a daily basis to make milkshakes, smoothies, and frozen coctails. There is a drip tray underneath the spouts on the containers to keep your counter clean from drips and spills. Clean-up is a breeze, because the spouts are removable, as well as the grate on the drip tray. I previously owned a Smoothie Jr. blender by Back To Basics, and the motor quit after three months of heavy use. However this model by Villaware is made for heavy duty use, it is made to last. It's twice what I had paid for the Smoothie Jr., but it's also twice the capacity, it's really two blenders.

P.S. I have bought cookware and electronics by the Villaware brand before, and I have never been disappointed. ... Read more


3. Villaware 3200 Belgian Waffle Iron
list price: $69.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004SUN2
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 448
Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This nearly foolproof waffle iron makes it easy to fix decadent, kid-beloved breakfast waffles. This appliance forms Belgian style waffles, arguably the best kind, with extra-deep pockets to fill with butter and syrup or yogurt and fruit. Its auto-thermostat is alert with a light when the iron is ready for filling; the same light again indicates when the waffle is ready to be eaten, while the nonstick grids turn out individual, nicely cooked treats with very little effort. This chrome-plated iron can be put away flat or standing upright, so it fits in almost any kitchen cupboard. --Maria Dolan ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving design
  • Iron makes individual, thick, Belgian-style waffles
  • Durable, handsome chrome housing and nonstick waffle grids
  • Auto-light feature tells when to pour and remove waffles
  • Auto-thermostat

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Killer waffles, and they don't stick
The difference between Belgian and regular waffles is the depth of the hole in the waffle; Belgians are very deep. This makes for a light and crisp waffle. (In contrast German and American style waffles are more tender and flexible.)

This waffle iron is nicely compact and absolutely perfect for making delicious waffles. But I don't like the included recipe. Instead, I use this one:

2 egg whites, whip stiff
Mix next ingredients and fold egg whites into the batter:
2 egg yolks
3/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. butter melted (waffles have a lot of fat for crispness so they are a treat...watch out.)
pinch of clove powder

Note that traditional Belgian waffles are made with a yeasted dough and can be done the night before. Toppings can be ice cream and chocolate sauce, powdered sugar, apple butter, or cherry pie filling, heated, with whipped cream, or just whipped cream and powdered sugar.

Either way, this waffler is just great for a party or fancy brunch.

3-0 out of 5 stars Could be better
I purchased this waffle maker based on reviews and so far have only been completely satified with how the waffles turned out about 50% of the time. The back "burners" do not cook the waffle through as well as the front one when I use a thick batter and that part comes out doughy no matter how high I set the heat. A thin batter works better but I can still tell the differnce in the back portion of the waffle. I am disappointed with it and will probably purchase a different one at a later point. Next time I will not throw away the box until I've made sure it does what it's supposed to! If that wasn't the case I would rate it a 5 because it is easy to use, doesn't stick as long as it's been sprayed w/cooking spray prior to use, it is fast and the tones tell you when it is ready to use and when it is done. Perhaps mine is defective.

5-0 out of 5 stars The King (or Queen) of waffle irons!
This thing is heavy duty. Not your typical 14.99 cheapy from the local discount store. And it's well worth it! We've used it many times, cleanup's not a problem and when you want to make something special for a treat, it's easy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Kitchen Addition
I gotta be honest, I bought this as a Mother's Day gift for my wife. She's probably thinking it's the greatest gift she's ever gotten because now I'm constantly asking her if she wants me to whip her up a batch of waffles! It stores easily and clean-up has not been an issue. There is a small rim to catch overfilling accidents and so far it's kept the spills to a minimum. Learning curve is very gentle. The "Waffle Tone" actually does a very nice job of telling you when it's done. The waffles themselves are very good and I was extremely pleased with how evenly it cooks both sides. You cannot tell the top from the bottom. One recommendation is to go easy on the spray/oil/grease. The non-stick surface works very well so too much additive causes the waffle to not brown/cook quite as evenly. Very little practice required to get it right.

Instruction book has a few recipes which are pretty good. Standard pancake mixes have a waffle option on them that works really well and takes half the time to prepare (just add egg and oil to the regular mix). I added a little vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar and..........well, I'm getting hungry again.

Very good choice.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This waffler makes perfect belgians every time and I don't think I can live without it.

Let me get two small complaints out of the way. The dial has numbers from 1-6 on 1/4 of the dial, but the dial turns entirely, so it is a little confusing. Just make sure you line it up with one of the numbers. Secondly, it has a loud beep that dies off at the end. It sounds very odd and I don't know if it is defective, or if that is the intended "waffle tone". But despite these complaints, I highly recommend this model.

Once hot, on setting 4 it takes about 2-3 minutes to cook each waffle. And it doesn't take long to get hot.

A few tips:
* Buy Krusteas Belgian waffle mix
* Buy one of those plastic handled scrub brushes for two dollars at walmart and give it a quick brush after using it. I find that using it dry cleans it up nicely and gets in the crevices. It also gets rid of some of the old brown oil that can build.
* Definitely use pam or some spray. You don't necessarily need to put it on before every single waffle, but definitely before the first one. I forgot to do this one time and i had to chisel the pieces out.
* Strawberries and whipped cream. The frozen stawberries are good enough. Pecans and syrup. Blueberries... Endless possibilities.
* Try adding chocolate chips right on top of the batter after you pour it on the iron.

Use it for dinner and invite some friends, they won't be disappointed! ... Read more


4. Villaware Mickey Mouse Waffler
list price: $79.95
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B000050FAF
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 2598
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This dandy waffler is a hoot and turns out perfect waffles every time. The clever ready light signals when the waffler is ready for the batter and again when the waffle is cooked just right, so there's no guesswork. The waffler also comes with a terrific little booklet that gives clear directions and some tasty recipes to get you started. It should only take you a waffle or two to get the hang of how much batter to pour into the grid and how to smooth it evenly over Mickey's face and ears. To lift out a perfect Mickey, be sure to loosen the ears first and work down the waffle from there. And always flip it over onto a plate: the bottom of the waffle is Mickey's best side. When your waffle feast is done, cleanup is a snap; the silicone nonstick surface really works. If a bit of batter does stick, just dab on some cooking oil and leave the waffler overnight. The next day it will wipe clean with a paper towel. The waffler was designed to stand on end for convenient storage, but we think it's a knockout and should be displayed on the kitchen counter for all to see. --C. Whitney-Ward ... Read more

Features

  • Non-stick interior
  • Makes one 6-inch waffle
  • Cool touch handles
  • Classic chrome housing
  • Automatic thermostat control

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Hit With the Kids!
Using this waffler has become a Saturday morning tradition at our house. Cooks evenly, produces nice waffles. The only drawback is that it takes awhile to cook a family batch of waffles, so we use an additional (regular) waffler as well, to speed things up.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it
This product is a lot of fun.

A bell would be nice to tell you when it's done but no big deal. Shouldn't be walking out of the kitchen with something like this on anyway. You do hear a click when the light turns on.

We use a large water bottle to dispense the batter. That way you can squeeze it out of a small opening and distribute it evenly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Hit
This has made me an instant celebrity in the eyes of my granddaughters!

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointed
For my birthday my daughter gave me a Villaware Mickey Waffler. The waffler was intended to replace our well used Vitantonio Model 1950 Mickey waffler. Our family grew up with that waffler and used it for many years.

The Villaware waffler is quite a disappointment. The issue is not its operation. The issue is the image of Mickey that is formed in the waffle. The image is very shallow, resulting in a waffle that doesn't even look like a waffle. My daughter had one of the waffles, and even she was disappointed with the waffler. I had previously hesitated to return it because it was a gift from her. It has now been returned.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved This Find
This is a wonderful addition to my Disney collection but I use this one. It makes the waffles - from pancake mix in a box - and everyone is perfect. I use spray (pam) no oil and there is no sticking to the surface. Now I need the larger one, (5 grands), but I use the chefs suggestion, keep them in the oven until all ar ready. 5 thumbs up ... Read more


5. Smoothie Blender 5785
list price: $59.95
our price: $49.88
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Asin: B000140WDA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 14050
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Large 65 Ounce container capacity (over a half gallon)
  • 700 watt heavy-duty motor
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Smoothee spout
  • Smoothee stick

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very effective
I've used my new "toy" many times since purchasing two months ago and I really like its power. It crushes whole ice cubes with no prob. It's been a great way to mix up a healthy breakfast and helps me get my 5 fruits and veggies/day. However, it is noisy when running and the metal drip plate does come off every time from vibration when blending, but it's not really a big deal. One tip...the contents pour a lot faster and easier if you open the spigget while running the machine.

2-0 out of 5 stars Leaks leaks leaks
The second time I used this to make smoothies, the spigot cracked and I had a sticky mess everywhere. Duck tape helped, but not visually appealing. Please, someone, invent a blender with a traditional blender jar and one with a smotthie dispensing one!

5-0 out of 5 stars YUMMY!
My girlfriends and I bought this blender about 4 months ago. Everytime they come over we mix up some yummy cocktails and this blender is perfect for it! I would highly reccomend it. It works great, doesn't give any weird smells (like some blenders can), and its cute. I think it's a great buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I've had this blender for six months, and I have not had a single problem. I use it for everything- milkshakes, smoothies, frozen coctails- whatever icy cold drinks I can whip up. I like having the drip tray, and the stir stick breaks up air pockets and pushes ice down. I don't find the motor to be any louder than your average blender, and actually the motor is more powerful than my regular blender, so I use this smoothie blender more than my old one.

1-0 out of 5 stars awful
Tried this machine yesterday.. very loud.. tin plate slid around and was very noisy.. smoothie didn't come thru the spout.. only tiny drips.. don't recommend this. ... Read more


6. Villaware Imperia Pasta Machine
list price: $49.99
our price: $34.95
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Asin: B00004SPDH
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 187
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Nothing beats a plate of truly fresh pasta. And now it's easy to roll out your own at home, with Villaware's Italian-made pasta maker. Whether the craving is for spaghetti or fettuccine, this sturdy machine handles the job with efficiency and style. Made of heavyweight chromed steel, with an attractive wood grip handle, Villaware's pasta maker looks great on the counter and is easy to use--there's nothing to plug in as this is the tried-and-true hand-crank variety. The easy-lock adjustable dough-dialer rolls thick or thin pasta, and it comes with spaghetti and fettuccine cutters. Cutters for tagliatelle and angel hair pasta are available separately. --Meg Heffernan ... Read more

Features

  • heavyweight chromed steel construction; made in Italy
  • Easy-to-use hand-cranked machine creates a variety of homemade pasta
  • Sturdy clamp safely steadies the machine against a tabletop or counter
  • Comes with cutters for spaghetti (2 mm, round) and fettuccine (6-1/2 mm, flat)
  • Includes easy-to-follow directions and recipes to get your started

Reviews (46)

5-0 out of 5 stars simple elegance
Looking for an easy way to impress friends a relatives? Homemade pasta fits the bill. Delicious, nutritious, and best of all easy, pasta is a staple of many cuisines around the world for good reason. I have personally found the manual pasta makers to work more consistantly than automatic one, plus they are a lot more fun! anyone who enjoyed Play-doh as a kid will love cranking out their own pasta with this easy to use appliance. A must for any gourmet.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great with two people!
I've never made dough before, let alone pasta, but if you follow the instructions, you'll have homemade pasta in no time!

A couple of things:

1) You need a counter with a pretty wide lip to get this machine to attach firmly. If you have a counter with less than an inch of overhang, then you may run into problems getting the machine secured.

2) It's difficult to use alone. With two people it is a snap. One person feeds the machine and cranks the handle, and the other straightens out the dough as needed (on both ends). I've never used a pasta machine before, so I don't know if it could be done with a different machine solo.

You really need to follow the instructions with this thing. At first I did't, and the dough was tearing as I rolled it. I failed to fold it in half each time it went through the machine. After consulting the included manual (which is at leat 6 languages...) I found things much easier.

As for the negative reviews, if you've never used one of these machines before, never made dough meant for a pasta machine, and didn't follow the instructions, well I can see why you would have problems.

A little practice is all that is needed, and flour and eggs are cheap :-)

4-0 out of 5 stars Some hints on how to use this machine
This is a good pasta machine, which I've seen used in a cooking school, but you need to follow some precautions to avoid headaches.

1. Always flour the rollers.

2. The dough cannot be sticky. If you run wet dough through, you are going to have big time problems, especially with attempting to clean the machine. Add in flour slowly to the dough until it can be handled without sticking to your hands.

3. Run the dough through the widest setting, then fold like an envelope. Repeat about 5 times, until the dough is the right consistency (hard to describe what it should be like, but with practice, you'll know)

4. When reducing the roller gap, continue to pat flour onto the dough as needed-- you still are looking to avoid stickiness.

Also, to make the pasta much more tender (the point of fresh pasta in my opinion), do not knead the dough! The dough should not spring back when pressed on with your fingers. Mix together with fork until the fork doesn't really work anymore, then keep folding together with a pastry scraper. Then on to step 3 above.

4-0 out of 5 stars A little time consuming, but worth it
I've used electric pasta makers before, and the one's I've owned have cracked their faceplates or stressed their motors and been a bear to clean.

The Villaware is fine for me to use. It cleans up a lot easier if the dough is very dry (which it should be, anyway). If any small bits of dough get caught, let the machine sit for an hour or two to let the dough dry. Hold it over the sink and crank it and the dough bits fall right out.

If the machine tends to move on you, your counter top is too slick. Try placing a rubber jar opener under the machine (which also protects your countertop) and it shouldn't move. If you rub both sides of the sheets with flour before running them through, it will cut and not clump at all.

I only had to run one small batch of dough through my machine to clean off the oil.

Overall, it makes the lightest pasta I've ever had. So far, I love this thing. I think it's well worth the price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Villaware = Junk
All I can say is that this machine will give you headaches and a desire to throw it out the window. Plain and simple, the machine does not work. If you have the patience of Job and the gulibility of a 3 year old, you may say that this is a great machine, but it definitely does not meet up to the glowing reviews given here. The Villaware Imperia Pasta Machine is made cheaply, assembled cheaply, and is unsanitary and perhaps even dangerous as gobs of machine oil come off of the rollers. Once you can't see it, there still is unseen residue on your pasta. The dough cannot be cleaned off of the rollers or the cutting blades and remains there to fester microbes and all sorts of nasty things. Added to this, the machine does not cut pasta very well. The noodles consistantly were clumpled together no matter what dough mixture was sent through the rollers. This machine is a scam and a failure. ... Read more


7. Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker
list price: $59.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRQ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 514
Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Delicate, lacy designs and subtle sweetness make pizzelles excellent accompaniments to a rich coffee or cappuccino. With intricate patterns, these 3-inch cookies look difficult to make, but a child would have a great time printing them out: you just pour in the batter, close the lid, remove, and enjoy. A ready-light tells you when the baker is ready, and a steam guard protects hands. For added sophistication, pizzelles can be shaped into cones or cups when they're still warm--try filling a fluted pizzelle with liquor-flavored whipped cream for a more decadent dessert. The pizzelle baker comes with instructions and enough recipes to transform your kitchen into a sweet-smelling Italian bakery. --Laura Cuthbert ... Read more

Features

  • Hand wash without abrasives
  • Decorated grid creates intricate patterns
  • Nonstick grid surface provides failproof pizzelles and easy cleaning
  • Comes with recipes and detailed instructions
  • Pizzelles double as tasty ice cream cones

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and easy to use....
Just received my Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker. It took only 3 days to get it from the time I ordered it! Way to go Amazon! I tried my first batch today and they were easy to do and turned out great..so now we will have some pizzelles for Thanksgiving dinner, unless everyone eats them before tomorrow! The recipe book that comes with is very helpful and the recipes are good and easy. I plan to enjoy this appliance for a long time to come!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Little Pizzelles
When we found out that there are actual pizzelle bakers, we decided to try one out. We actually made a batch as soon as the item arrived at our door. The pizzelles made with this pizzelle baker are a little smaller than the store-bought kind, but that just means less crumbs and pizzelle pieces to clean up AND a lot more pizzelles in less time. We made 30 pizzelles in fifteen minutes, including mixing the ingredients and cleaning up! The relatives will love their pizzelle packages this coming winter -- the baker comes with several recipes to ensure everyone's tastebuds are satisfied.

4-0 out of 5 stars Looking for an instruction book for Quattro Pizzelle
I am looking for an instruction booklet for Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker. If anyone can help me, please email me at nancybow@yahoo.com. Thanks!

1-0 out of 5 stars It would have been great
It would have been great if Amazon actually ever sent it. They tell you it will ship for free, they dont tell you that the estimated ship date would be 55 days!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best pizzelle maker ever
I love this and make them once a week for the 2 years I have owned it. They are great and come out perfect - all my Italian friends think they are just like their grandmother's used to make. I use them for everything from ice cream to bake sales. Beautiful if you love them like I do. ... Read more


8. Villaware 5000-NS Nonstick Prima Pizzelle Maker
list price: $69.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRP
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 387
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This nonstick pizzelle maker looks and works like awaffle iron--pour the batter onto the flowery grid, close the lid andclamp the handles together, wait 30 seconds, and you have a fresh,fragrant Italian cookie. Just dust with powdered sugar and eat. You canalso roll just-off-the-griddle pizzelles into cones and fillwith ice cream or custard. The machine's tubular heating elementsensure that it provides even heating, and the automatic thermostat andindicator light signal when it's ready to go. The chrome housing andsteam guard are nice safety features. To get you started, the bakercomes with recipes and hints. --Dana Van Nest ... Read more

Features

  • Plug holder and cord wrap; unit stands on end for convenient storage
  • Makes two 5-inch pizzelles in 30 seconds
  • Automatic thermostat and indicator light signal when it's heated
  • Classic chrome housing and steam guard protect hands from steam
  • Tubular heating elements allow for even heating

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works very nice
The works great! We have used it for a couple of weeks now and we haven't had any trouble. Our old one that was made by a different company wasn't very durable and was pain to deal with. However this is very easy to setup. Just plug it in and start mixing the batter. Then spoon about 1/2 to 3/4 a tablespoon onto the iron and lightly press down. After about 35-45 seconds, lift the iron and pullout the pizzelles. It takes a little time to get good at it, but once you get good, they'll become your favorite snack! It comes with a recipe book too!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good performance, but serious design flaws
This made in China small appliance was bought by my husband as a replacement for a ratty looking electric pizzelle maker that is almost as old as the hills. But as your grandmother used to say, pretty is as pretty does. The rating I gave for this--3 stars--is a compromise. For its performance when all goes well, I would give it 4 stars; for what I regard as its serious design flaws, 2 stars, since I'm in a good mood.

What's good about this is the performance, as other reviewers have written. Like the little girl in the nursery rhyme, "when she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid."

And when is this item bad?
* When your recipe is just a little too rich, and the slight amount of excess fat runs down the side, smoking the kitchen up just enough to set off the smoke detector. (If this had a channel around the margin of the plates, like my old electric pizzelle maker, or at least a channel around the lower plate, this disaster would be avoided. The fats would collect in the channel, you'd soak them up periodically with a paper towel, and all would be well.)
* When your family member offers to help and doesn't measure precisely the amount of batter--and the excess oozes out and down the sides--which are definitely NOT non-stick. (Again, if this had a channel around the margin of the plates, like my old electric pizzelle maker, the inconvenience of such clean ups would be avoided.)
* When you are trying to develop a lower fat, heart-healthy version of those beloved pizzelles--and they stick and/or burn. The non-stick isn't meant to be THAT non-stick. Further baking comes to a complete halt while this cools down and gets cleaned.
* When you step away "for a moment" to check the front door, or to answer the phone, and come back later than expected, to find the contents smoking and burnt. An on/off switch would be helpful; this one turns off only when unplugged.

I never did find a way to remove the panels. (My old one not only allows you to do that, it reverses to make regular waffles.) Perhaps you will be luckier. I also bought one of those pricey little scoops that measure and release exact quantities of batter. (The scoop helped.) In the end, I returned the new one and am sticking with the old. (The little measuring scoop is great with that one, too.)

BOTTOM LINE: If this is your first electric pizzelle maker, you won't have the option of sticking with the old version. I've tried, but still haven't found one with the two features I'd like--removable panels and a channel around the margin. At least be aware that this one has limitations, and perhaps think about spending the money for one of those scoops that measure precisely. And be sure to unplug it if you walk away for any reason!

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy pizzelles just like my grandmother used to make!
I recently got married, and my sisters purchased this for my shower. Our mother's family is Italian, and pizzelles were always a treat when we were growing up. As I got older, I made them myself using my mother's old iron, and as a bride, I wanted to have my own. This iron is very easy to use and makes perfect pizzelles. After the iron heats up (about 7-8 minutes), it makes two cookies in about 30 seconds. You may have to adjust the amount of batter used as well as the cooking time in order to get the perfect shape and doneness, but the results of this trial and error are well worth it. The pizzelles remove from the iron easily with a spatula; I experienced no sticking, and clean up was a breeze. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars a special gift
i have this pizzelle maker. for years, my daughter has asked to borrow it to make these wonderfultreats, actually a family tradition. now she has her own!a very easy, quick machine to operate. the pizzelles can be decorated to match any event...even rolled for ice cream cones!clean up is a snap and the machine stores easily. great gift for even the novice baker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
A great Pizelle Maker with two wonderful designs. You can't go wrong with this item. ... Read more


9. Villaware 5955 Grand Wrap Tortilla and Flatbread Maker
list price: $79.99
our price: $59.95
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Asin: B00005R85X
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 900
Average Customer Review: 3.19 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Built for power, speed, control, and ease, this 1000-wattappliance flattens and bakes 10-inch tortilla wraps, pitas, chapati,roti, and other flatbreads. Key to its performance are heavyweightdie-cast aluminum top and bottom cooking plates that quickly anduniformly distribute heat so there are no hot spots to scorch breads.The plates are coated with nonstick material for easy release andsimple wipe-clean convenience. An automatic temperature control takesthe guesswork out of cooking, and a light signals when the flatbreadmaker has been heated to the proper temperature. A cord wrap reducesclutter, and the appliance can stand on end for storage. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient cord wrap; stands on end for storage
  • Flattens and bakes 10-inch tortilla wraps, pita, chapati, and other flatbreads
  • Heavyweight die-cast aluminum cooking plates distribute heat evenly
  • Nonstick cooking plates release breads easily, wipe clean
  • 1000 watts of power, automatic temperature control, ready light

Reviews (21)

2-0 out of 5 stars I think you really do need both of the black handles.
As I was taking this out of its protective foam packing, one of the handles busted off, or was already broken. It fell to the bottom of the bag the minute I had the Maker out of its packing. It had broken off at the one screw holding it in place.

Since I had wanted a tortilla maker for a while, I tested it without the one broken handle and one good handle, to see if I would like a replacement. I make tortillas and roll them out myself, but am suffering from some joint pain, so ....
I first tried it for flattenning the dough without the unit turned on. It was ok, but I could have done it with a rolling pin quicker and better, it really is not the best tortilla press I have use, although it is one of the largest.
So I turned it on to see how it worked, and I was surprised. It really does flatten the dough as you cook it, and it is easier to control than learning to roll them out. But it is slower than using a rolling pin and griddle. The tortilla's explode if you press too much and you end up with maybe 7 inch tortillas if you are quick and persistent (press too long--and they explode).

I wanted to make larger tortillas though. And I like to make them thinner. I was also hoping to use this as a press for buenuelos, which are sweet, super thin tortillas fried up for Christmas and special events--sprinkled with sugar and cinammon or to your liking. This press could never press the tortilla out like that. It is not very versatile for what you are paying.

The big handle on the top seems to be more for show than use. The 2 times that I tried using it did not seem to help press the dough much and it marked the finish on the Maker.
This would be great for those who like medium to thick tortillas about 6-7 inches in diameter. But if you already know how to make tortillas and want a press, look elsewhere.
Also, I don't think this was of very good quality, since the handle you are suppose to use continously, broke off before it ever was used. I bet it probably would have worked better with both handles, but I never had the chance to test out that theory.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tortilla maker is great!!!!!!
A friend of mine got this for me. At first, I had a hard time. Now I don't think I could live without it. I do mainly use it for pressing the dough. Then I just use a flat pan and cook them on the stove. Once I get the toritlla dough pressed, I use it for cooking. It is much slower, but it works fine. Also, my rotis were yummy and perfect. I bought one for my mom, so she could have a easier time with roti. To me the hard part about any torillas is the rolling.
Here is a tortilla recipe I use that is soooooo yummy. 4 cups white flour, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups water. enjoy

1-0 out of 5 stars Culinary Disaster
I had never tried making tortillas before and carefully read the other reviews before I bought this item. I have been cooking most of my 56 years and have never had anything turn out as badly as the tortillas I tried to make with the device. No matter how hard I tried, or how many times I pressed the dough (must have been at least 40 or 50 times of turning, pressing, etc.) I could not get them thin enough to slightly resemble the tortillas from the store; they mainly looked like pancakes, they were so thick. Have no idea if the electic part would work, as I never tried it (used a griddle as recommended in another review). Maybe one person managed to figure out how to use it, but I would not recommend it to anyone!

4-0 out of 5 stars crepes?
I just gave this the average rating so far because it is a little expensive just for making tortillas. Can anyone tell me if you could also use this for making crepes or dosa? Does it get hot enough? Then it would be worthwhile. Thanks in advance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome tortailla maker!!
I have used this villaware for about two years and don't know what I would do without it. I make a lot of tortillas (authentic ones as I have had the best teacher, my mother-in-law) and this makes it easier so I don't have to roll them out. I would not make tortillas without this villaware. After I press them I do have to put them on a cast iron grill to finish cooking them. The owners manual says it will cook them but I think it is best to put the pressed tortillas on a grill. I haven't tried any other flat breads, just tortillas. I have made wheat tortillas and it works out just the same way as flour ones. ... Read more


10. Villaware 5225 Crepe Maker
list price: $39.99
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B00005R85W
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 259
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Quicker and easier to use than a skillet, this 900-wattelectric appliance simplifies the cooking of crepes and blintzes,making it foolproof. The 7-1/2-inch-diameter cooking surface is coatedwith nonstick material and is slightly convex. Dipping it into crepebatter coats it uniformly. Inverting the appliance and setting it on acounter (or dining table, for festive occasions) allows the crepe tocook, while the rubber feet protect the counter. The user then simplypeels off the crepe. An automatic thermostat heats the cooking surfaceto the proper temperature, and a light signals when it's time to cook.The crepe maker, which features a stay-cool plastic handle, isaccompanied by a plastic dishwasher-safe dipping plate to hold thebatter. The crepe maker's instruction booklet contains recipes forvarious crepes and for blintzes. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Simple to use, with dipping plate, recipes, instructions included
  • 900-watt electric appliance makes crepes, blintzes
  • Convex, nonstick surface cooks quicker, easier than skillet
  • Automatic thermostat with ready-light controls temperature
  • Stay-cool plastic handle; 7-1/2-inch-diameter cooking surface

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Man is this easy
I grew up in a Crepe lovin' household. We had sweet crepes for breakfast, savory crepes for lunch and meat filled crepes for dinner.
I always have used a stove top crepe pan and thought it slow and kind of a pain. That is how my dad always did it so I always thought it was the best way.
Not anymore. A friend recommended I try the Villaware electric crepe maker. Non stick coating, quick and easy. Boy were they right. Just dip the the cooker in the pan they include and you are making a crepe every 25 seconds or so. Easy to clean. I love this thing. Good recipes too, altough their basic recipe is not sweet enough.
If you love crepes. This is the piece to get.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gadget-- Quick and Easy Crepes
I recieved this as a gift a month ago and have used it to make six batches of crepes. Its wonderful-- heats up in three minutes and crepes take about 30 seconds to bake. I used a regular crepe pan for several years: this is much easier. Crepes are great-- they always impress the guests and they are really easy to make ahead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Why only 4 stars .... well ...
This may be one of the better crepe makers at the price there are a couple of things that really bum me out ...

One .. it takes close to a good 3 to 4 minutes to make a crepe on this machine even though it has a 900 watt element (200 more than and older model...) so unless you are makeing crepes for one ... realx have a drink cause your gonna be sitting at this machine for some time ..

Two .. the teflon covering .. well it's French teflon ... don't expect it to last ... nuff said ...

Three .. the handle doesnt come off and the crepe batter is pretty liquid so get ready to use toothpicks to clean the cracks between the handle of the crepe maker and teflon plate

Four .. appart from that it's probably the best machine out there .. definitely for the money ... and .. since we love crepes and theres more than one person in my house I've bought 2 of these machines ... go figure ....

PS.... you have to try the corn meal crepes they are the most .....

5-0 out of 5 stars crepe mania
In anticipation of granting my high school French club's wish to have an after-school crepe party, I bought a VIllaWare crepe maker at Christmas. This past week we used it, along with the more traditional skillet-on-the-stove method in our home ec room. While the seniors preferred the skillets, which allowed them to show off their crepe flipping ability, the younger students liked the "perfect every time" certainty of the VillaWare crepe maker. It was so much fun watching them cook for themselves and for the other faculty members, whose noses led them to see who and what was cooking in the home ec room after school! We had both dessert and chicken crepes. The French 4 kids "volunteered" to make more crepes the next day in class so as to use up the many left-over toppings. So, my classroom became a crepe factory 4th period the next day. How convenient it was to cook crepes right in class, thanks to the VillaWare crepe maker! Many of my kids would like to have their own machines now and can afford to buy their own VillaWare makers, since the price is so reasonable. I plan to order another maker so our next French Club crepe party can accomodate more students. Thanks to VillaWare I can have more kids cooking at our next meeting; rumor has it that even more are coming to cook next time, and I feel comfortable letting the inexperienced cooks use the crepe maker. ... Read more


11. VillaWare 2001C Uno Classic Waffler 4-Square
list price: $117.95
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B000065UEV
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 2508
Average Customer Review: 3.57 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Powered by a 1,200-watt heating element and solidly constructed of cast aluminum for evenly distributing and retaining heat, this waffle maker bakes four 4-1/4-inch waffles at once and readily releases them from grids coated with a rugged nonstick surface. A control on the front provides seven browning settings from light to dark. A red light shows when power is on, and a green light signals when the grids are properly heated to receive batter. A tone sounds when waffles are browned according to the selected setting. The waffler measures 10 inches wide, 3-1/2 inches high, and 13 inches deep (including thestay-cool handle). For compact storage, it stands upright and there's a cord-wrap with plug-holder underneath. The waffler carries a three-year warranty against defects. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Cord-wrap underneath; stands upright for compact storage
  • Makes four 4-1/4-inch waffles at once with nonstick grids
  • Seven browning settings: light to dark
  • Tone sounds when waffles are done
  • Made of heavy cast-aluminum for even heating--with polished lid

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this wafflemaker!
The appearance of the wafflemaker is great...silver, shiny, modern motif. The bright red and green lights, as well as the bell that rings when the waffles are done are great thoughts, too. HOWEVER...I've now tried 2 of this model. Both have failed miserably in making a waffle...one burned every waffle, no matter the setting. The other cooked only one side of the waffles ( and we tried various recipes). I would not recommend this one, gang, until the bugs are worked out!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this waffle maker but ny kids love it more
My wife bought this for me on Fathers Day and we have used it at least three to four times a month since we got it.
This is one nice Waffle maker, built very sturdy. I've never had a waffle stick, just set the automatic timer that lets you know when the waffles are done, reach in with a plastic fork (don't want to scratch the non-stick surface) then pop them loose and they come right out. Not like my old waffle maker where I had to spray it every time I used it.
Just be sure to follow instructions when you first get it about how to treat the surface.
I would definitely recommend this product 5 stars + + + + +.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
I won't repeat the detailed reviews below, but they're right on target. This machine is a wonderful addition to my breakfast (and dinner and dessert!) options. I remember my mother struggling to use (and store) the old waffle iron when I was a kid. That kept me from getting one until now. The VillaWare works great. The waffles don't stick, it's easy to clean and it stores upright. What more could I ask for?

2-0 out of 5 stars Tried it, and returned it
This was my second waffle iron, first one a different brand. I did not like this one, it has a "waffle tone" that sounds like the smoke alarm going off, it went off when it preheated, when the waffle was ready, when the waffle iron cooled a little and reheated, it went off way too often. Made all of us nervous. Waffle quality did not come out great, either. Disappointed, still looking for a belgian waffle iron instead. But will definetly not buy one with that awful waffle tone.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quality Product
My wife likes Belgian waffles and I like the ordinary kind. We had been using a sunbeam waffle maker that we got for a wedding present and a Black and Decker Belgian waffle maker that we'd picked up in the Eighties. Both of these were getting pretty ratty. I replaced them for our 30th anniversary with a Hoffritz HZBW4 4-Slice Belgian waffler and a Villaware 2001C classic waffler. I liked the looks of the Hoffritz, but couldn't find it in a regular waffle. Anyway, we've been using them for a couple of months now, and here's the take on them:
They're both great, but I like the Hoffritz better. I like the digital controls. It takes a little longer to cook a waffle than the Villaware, but just long enough to take care of the waffle from the Villaware before the Hoffritz signals it's done. They both have audible "ready" signals and lights. The Hoffritz is quite a bit larger than the Villaware. They both look good. They both cook great waffles. The Villaware has kind of a tacky mechanical lever for setting how "done" you want your waffle; this lever does not ratchet, so it is easy to accidentally change the setting. This is the main reason I don't give this product a "5". The Hoffritz has a button for a "crispy" waffle; I haven't noticed that it does anything different when set; set at "3" it makes the waffles crispy like my wife prefers. I like my waffles less crispy; I've been using the Villaware set at "5," but I think I'm going to try jacking it up a little, as the waffles are pretty pale, although "done". The outside of the Villaware seems to get hotter than the Hoffritz; and stays hot a lot longer; maybe because it's made of cast aluminum rather than the Hoffritz's stainless steel. I read a review of a waffler where the person was complaining about the outside getting dangerously hot. As far as I know that's true of all wafflers, and neither of these are an exception. Bottom line, they're both imminently satisfying, if I had to choose between the two, I'd want them to make a Hoffritz that cooks "regular" waffles. ... Read more


12. Villaware 3100 Round Heart Waffler
list price: $69.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRO
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 4917
Average Customer Review: 4.13 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

From whole-wheat waffles with fresh fruit to buttermilk waffles with syrup to chocolate waffles with whipped cream, waffles are as healthy or as decadent as you choose to make them. But one thing is constant: the difference between homemade and frozen waffles is like that between sirloin and shoe leather. There's no longer any need to be afraid of making waffles, because Villaware's heart waffler practically makes them for you: an auto-light tells you when to pour the batter and when to remove the waffles, and an auto-thermostat controls the temperature so you don't risk wasting first attempts. The nonstick coating reduces every recipe's fat content, justifying more butter, syrup, and whipped cream later, and a spill trough helps keep mess at bay. The darker-colored nonstick surface also enables better waffle browning. The nonstick surface will not easily scratch, but should be cleaned with a soft cloth or waffle brush with plastic bristles. As an added bonus, each waffle is in a cute heart shape. --Laura Cuthbert ... Read more

Features

  • Tubular heating elements will not chip, crack or break and allow for even heating
  • Nonstick grids allow lower-fat waffles
  • Temp adjustment knob so waffles are perfect every time
  • Waffle Tone that beeps when waffles are done
  • Chrome exterior and nonstick grids are easy to clean

Reviews (15)

3-0 out of 5 stars Far from perfect...
I already had an electric waffle iron made by Salton that was turning out great looking and delicious tasting *round* waffles. But because of the rave review I read here (plus it was nearing Valentine's day), I gave in and bought this Villaware heart-shaped waffle iron.

And sure it worked - but not as good as I expected for this price. As it has five different temperature settings (supposedly gives you control over how soft/crisp you want it), I tried out three: At "2" the batter was not yet set in the middle when the "waffle tone" sounded. At "4" it was too browned even for my husband's taste. I can only imagine how runny "1" would be and how burnt "5" would be - seriously, why do they give you five settings when only one of them work? At "3" the waffle tasted close to the way I like it, but even then, like all the other settings I tried on this, the color was uneven throughout the surface of the waffle. There were patches that were very pale and spots that were a medium brown.

The other bummer is this: It is impossible to make perfect heart shapes. I tried different consistencies in the batter and really attempted to fill in the scalloped edge, but as it cooks, the batter rises unevenly and when you divide the finished waffle into five little hearts, they're always a little crooked.

So - while this one certainly works and may thrill people who have no prior waffle making experience or are simply less demanding, its relatively high price only brings extra features (heart shape, temp control, "waffle tone" alarm...) that are unnecessary and don't work well. I find my cheaper Salton model... still works much better.

My humble advice: Go for a simpler model without all these bells and whistles, all you need to look for is a good quality non-stick surface. The doness can be easily controlled by how long you cook the waffle (the amount od steam is a good indication). I will stay loyal to my old waffle iron from now on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Foolproof
Makes perfect waffles everytime. Love the look and the taste of the waffles.

2-0 out of 5 stars Waffles are too thin / flat
As a romantic, I purchased this heart shaped waffle maker. The flaw is that the waffles come out too flat, with not enough indentation and texture. The waffles were more pancake-like than waffle-like.

4-0 out of 5 stars Yum
great machine, alarm is not to loud, waffels are wonderful. Kids and wife enjoy the heart shaped waffels, well worth the money. I almost rated it 5 stars.......

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect waffles everytime - even for beginners
I had never made waffles before, and after reciving this as a wedding gift, I knew that was the time. It couldn't have been easier. I set it at about 3.5 and it lets me know when it's properly heated, lets me know when my waffles are done, and it's no mess! I couldn't be happier with it.
The ONLY downfall is you can't surprise someone with breakfast in bed because the alert is pretty loud, but it sure keeps you making perfect waffles! ... Read more


13. VillaWare 5230 Inter-Bake3 Multibaker
list price: $69.95
our price: $49.95
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Asin: B000065UEZ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 29141
Average Customer Review: 3.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Three sets of interchangeable grids allow this 3-in-1 applianceto make two waffles, pocket sandwiches, or thin, crisp Italianpizzelle cookies equally well. The grids snap in and out easily,are nonstick, and go safely into the dishwasher. The waffle grids bake4-1/2-inch-square Belgian waffles with deep pockets. The sandwich gridsaccommodate sandwiches of various thicknesses thanks to themultibaker's floating hinge. The pizzelle grids bake4-1/2-inch-diameter cookies embossed with intricate patterns on top andbottom. The multibaker's handles and housing, which combines mattesilver and bright black plastic for a sleek, contemporary look, staycool during operation. For storage, the multibaker stands on end andhas a cord-wrap on the bottom. It measures 11 inches wide, 4 incheshigh, and 10 inches deep and carries a one-year warranty againstdefects. The instruction booklet includes 32 recipes for waffles,sandwiches, and variously flavored pizzelles. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • 32 waffle, sandwich, and pizzelle recipes included
  • Bakes 2 waffles, pocket sandwiches, or Italian pizzelle cookies
  • Interchangeable grids snap in and out easily; nonstick grids dishwasher-safe
  • Floating hinge accommodates various sandwich thicknesses
  • Cool-touch handles and plastic housing

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars booklet
I like the machine, but it arrived without a recipe booklet/manual. If anyone can help, please e-mail.

5-0 out of 5 stars VillaWare 5230, marvelous!
After searching for a product to make pizelles, I purchased this one, as it could do three things and the price was great. It arrived promptly (even though I live in Hawaii, and ordered for Christmas, late). Its easy to use, way easy to clean. Makes delicious, fast waffles. Making a sandwhich was kind of messy, but it cleaned up by just rinsing! FAST/EASY/SIMPLE/GREAT QUALITY/NAME BRAND.
Amazon rocks!

1-0 out of 5 stars Great Concept - Very Poor Quality
I love the idea of a multitasking machine but the quality is just not there. I have returned two of these bakers because they were cracked on the inside accross the screw holes which caused the plates to fall out. The second one I purchased was not only cracked but the latch would not stay closed. I used the first one to make waffles and pizzelles. They baked very slowly, much slower than the recipes/directions indicated and only the bottom (which gets hotter than the top) would get crispy and brown. VillaWare has a long way to go to perfect this product.

2-0 out of 5 stars There's got to be a better waffle iron out there
I liked the idea of having 3 machines in one. I never got a chance to try the pizzelle maker because it broke before I got around to it. The sandwich feature seemed to be the best part, but it was not deep enough for anything other than square, storebought squishy bread if you wanted to close it. This is actually what led to its demise. They do warn you not to force it closed, but when you have an 11 yr old in the house sometimes warnings are not heeded when a grilled cheese sandwich is on the line. She pushed on it, the plastic housing broke setting the hinge off and exposing the wires. It is amazing though that this item is not as strong as a grilled cheese sandwich! The real disappointment though was that the waffles took forever to make and when they were done the bottoms were browner than the tops. It does not seem to be capable of making crisp waffles either. The advice that one wait for the steam to stop is useless as they are still not done. Also, there is no color setting, no beeper, and the cord storage is awkward.

5-0 out of 5 stars Does all 3 well
Despite the previous review I love this item. It makes crispy waffles with nice deep wells for syrup. It's pizzelle plate is perfect. In 100 seconds you can pop off a soft pizzelle, and either lay it on a rack to harden or drape over a custard cup for a shaped one. Recipe is tasty and easy to vary. Only needs one change in the recipe book--tell people that these cookies harden after they're baked--within 10 seconds actually. Everyone love the results with this cooker. ... Read more


14. Villaware 3000 Perfect Waffler, Round
list price: $69.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRN
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 392
Average Customer Review: 4.22 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

From whole-wheat waffles with fresh fruit, to buttermilk waffles with syrup, to chocolate waffles with whipped cream, waffles are as decadent or as healthy as you choose to make them. But one thing is constant: the difference between homemade and frozen waffles is like that of sirloin and shoe leather. There's no longer any need to be afraid of making waffles, because Villaware's waffler practically makes them for you, with an auto-light that tells you when to pour the batter and when to remove the waffles, and an auto-thermostat that controls the temperature so you don't waste risky first attempts. To make things even easier, this waffler comes with a recipe book and detailed instructions. The nonstick coating reduces every recipe's fat content, justifying more butter, syrup, and whipped cream later, and a spill trough helps keep the batter spills at bay. --Laura Cuthbert ... Read more

Features

  • Chrome exterior and nonstick grids are easy to clean
  • Nonstick grids allow lower-fat waffles
  • Auto-light and auto-temperature take guesswork out of waffle making
  • Spill trough keeps drips to a minimum
  • Comes with recipes and detailed instructions

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect waffle every time!
I've tried many different waffle irons over the years and this, by far, is the best one. I've used it several times so far and every single waffle, no matter what recipe I use, comes out perfect. Nothing sticks and when the "done" tone sounds, it's ready!

5-0 out of 5 stars If you like a fresh waffle, buy this!!
The Villaware Perfect Waffler 3000 is absolutely terrific! I'd been living on Eggo Waffles so long that I'd forgotten how delicious a freshly made waffle could be. This machine heats quickly (the tweet-tweet whistle is a nice touch) and in just minutes, a crispy waffle is ready to eat. I like that I can change the darkness (and crispiness) of each waffle and that the tweet-tweet tells me that it's done if I'm preparing other breakfast items simultaneously. No burnt waffles for me ... Mine are "perfect" everytime just like Villaware claims. When I wear this one out, I'm buying another one just like it. I must say, I LOVE this waffler. Anyone who doesn't like this machine must have gotten a defective one. Mine's just fabulous and my family agrees ... The price is great, too.

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE this Waffle Baker
Just bought this one. I love the fact that the temperature settings are easy to adjust, the knob is large and firm enough that you can tell what you're doing. My kids love the "tweety tweet" sound when the waffles are done. There is a light to watch, but you don't have to! Easy to keep clean. Non-stick is great.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great waffles - annoying beeps
I think this is a great product - by the time you are pouring the batter in for waffle #3 on the first day, you have mastered the details. It is easy to use and makes wonderful waffles - however the beeps are just so discordant and loud that one wonders why the manufacturer could not have found a more pleasing sound. I definitely would not use this early in the morning!

5-0 out of 5 stars A long search finally ended
I have literally been looking for years for a good waffle maker. That search ended with the Villaware 3000. I agree with the other reviews that say that the Villaware delivers perfect waffles from the first (even the initial throw-away waffle). Gone are my past frustrations with waffles sticking and pulling apart. I have used the waffle iron several times and have not had a hint of a problem yet. In light of the criticisms of the sound and volume of the ready tone, when I first used the waffle iron I braced myself and stood back a little. While the tone is high-pitched, anyone who would toss the waffle iron out on that basis is perhaps just a little overly sensitive. It allows you to go to another room and not have to stand watch over the iron as it cooks. And while the dial on top is a little loose when the iron is cold, it does have reference numbers and it does have limits on how far it can be turned in each direction (it does not spin endlessly). The dial can definitely be used to make a difference in how dark the waffle is. I highly recommend this waffle iron. ... Read more


15. VillaWare 5555-08 Mickey's 4-Slice Classic Toaster, Stainless Steel
list price: $89.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0007SXITU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 13831
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Measures approximately 15-1/2 by 9 by 8-1/2 inches; 1-year warranty
  • 4-slice toaster with 2 sets of controls for 2 independent heating chambers
  • Classic stainless-steel housing; extra-wide toasting slots; 5-setting browning selector
  • Toasts Mickey's face onto each slice; plays Mickey Mouse Club March when toast pops up
  • Defrost function; lighted "on/off" and cancel switches; removable crumb tray

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars THE KIDS LOVE IT!
We're a family of six (6) and we are avid Disney go-ers.This is our first Disney appliance and the kids love it!Everytime they use it they think of Mickey and Disneyland, they ask us to take them to theme park.

The 5 toast option feature works well.Also like off and on option of the musical instrumental song after the toast pops up.

Not a 5 star rating from me as it's hit or miss on the Mickey logo when toasting. ... Read more


16. Villaware 10-Square Ravioli Maker
list price: $19.99
our price: $16.50
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Asin: B00004SPDW
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 1465
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Just call it "Ravioli-Making for Dummies." I certainly qualify, having admired but never attempted this tricky-looking Italian entr&eacute;e. Yet within half an hour, I had made and rolled out a sheet of pasta dough (the recipe is in the kit); laid it over the metal ravioli mold; used the plastic mold to indent the dough; filled the indentations with a three-cheese mixture (recipe also in the kit); laid a second pasta sheet on top; and rolled over it with the rolling pin to seal the dough casings. I turned the metal mold over, and out plopped 10 perfect, plump ravioli, which tasted delicious after several minutes of boiling. --Leah Kohlenberg ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Makes 10 ridged ravioli casings
  • Easy step-by-step process
  • One metal and one plastic mold
  • Recipes for dough and ravioli filling included

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice kitchen gadget
This ravioli maker is simple and easy to use. Some of the reviews on here make it sound more complicated than it actually is. The only advice I would give is to brush some beaten egg around the edges to help "glue" them in place. Honestly, I don't even know if that's necessary, since I haven't made raviolis without doing it. I suspsect that dough made with eggs would be sticky enough on its own. The cutters are sharp enough to cut the raviolis while not being so sharp that the edges don't crimp. The rest is just common sense. If you're like me and only wish to make two or three dozen at a time, this item is an excellent choice. It has no moving parts and is very easy to clean.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Like It!
I really liked using the Villaware 10-square Ravioli maker. The first time my husband and I used it we had pefect ravioli. The cutting edges could be sharper but besides that it works great!

4-0 out of 5 stars Tips on using Villaware Ravioli Maker
I gave this four stars because it does tend to leave lots of air in the finished ravioli, which often leads to ravioli "popping" while cooking. The are two methods for dealing with this problem. The first is to simply overstuff the ravioli such that there is no room for air. By overstuff, I mean fill until level, so you're putting in more than a traditional ravioli would have, approx 1 tablespoon of filling. Much more than that, and you will have another kind of popping problem. Or if you prefer, leave the air in the ravioli, then use a small skewer to poke a hole in the ravioli and use a melon baller or similar device to push down on the ravioli. The filling will collect under the concave surface of the melon baller, and you can squeeze the air out.
Also, simply sealing the ravioli can result in breakage during cooking. I recommend using a egg wash (1 whole egg, around 1/2 to 1 tsp water, mixed). Just brush the egg wash on the first sheet of dough where it overlies the metal serrations. Then place the second sheet over it, and proceed normally. The egg wash acts like a glue to seal the edges.
Finally, if you're having ravioli stick to the mold, simply dust generously with flour before using. Then when ravioli are complete, flip it over, and sharply whack it upside down on the counter...the ravioli should pop right out, and the extra flour will dissolve in the cooking water.
By the way, if you're making lots of cheesy ravioli, try filling with a pastry bag with a big tip...saves lots of time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
This simple well-built product does a very good job of making raviolis. Villaware makes another version of this for smaller ravioli that also works quite well.

I've used this with a variety of pasta doughs (semolina only, traditional, both very thin and thick) and it works consistently well.

A couple of tips -

As another reviewer pointed out, the zig-zag cutters are relatively dull and require some real force to cut the pasta. Oiling them lightly seems to improve things and prevents the pasta from sticking to the frame.

Wash the machine very thoroughly before using. The one I bought had an unexpected amount of grease on it. Put it in the dishwasher before using and all will be well.

Don't overfill the ravioli. When you press them through the mold the seams between the top and bottom layers will weaken, and the ravioli will break up when being cooked. I'm not suggesting parsimony, just don't cram too much in.

Don't make the ravioli dough too thin. On my Atlas pasta machine I set it at #4. Very thin dough will tear when being made into ravioli and is more likely to break apart when being boiled. Thick dough works, it just doesn't taste as good.

Last point - mine came with a mini rolling pin. Give it to a little kid to play with, it's not good for much else.

Despite the minor quibbles I had with this product, I'm sure glad I bought it. If you ever saw the tasty but misshapen lumps of ravioli I used to make, you'll understand why.

5-0 out of 5 stars "simple simon"
Being that I am a person who enjoys cooking but i only have partial use of my left hand, making ravioli or any pasta by hand is such an ordeal, this" simple simon" gadget requires minimal use of my hands and you'd think that I did this all day lafter I had spent minimal time. Noone would be the wiser. I'd seriously enjoy this is my new kitchen , it would be a nice welcome to my world of cooking.
Susan :) ... Read more


17. VillaWare 2005 Uno Petite Belgian Waffle Maker
list price: $79.95
our price: $59.95
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Asin: B0001YGZG8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 22021
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Features

  • Cooks waffles in less than 3 minutes
  • 7 temperature settings and 2 browning levels
  • Tone signals when waffles is done
  • Nonstick easy to clean grids

18. Villaware 275-06 Moka Express 6-Cup Espresso Maker
list price: $22.99
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B00004RFRU
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 2367
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This traditional Italian steam-infusion espresso maker brews rich, delicious espresso in the old-world style, but don't depend on it to keep coffee warm or to reheat leftovers. Crafted of polished aluminum, the finish may need an occasional polish--after using it, just hand wash with a soft cloth and mild detergent and then wipe dry. Its classic design deserves to be kept on display for everyone to enjoy. --Jane DePaolo ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 8-1/2 by 4-3/4 by 5-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • Traditional, Italian, steam-infusion espresso maker
  • Brews rich, delicious espresso in the old-world style
  • Crafted of polished aluminum; easy to clean
  • 24-ounce capacity; classic design enhances any kitchen décor

Reviews (70)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best for everyday use
I have been drinking coffee from this machine for 5 years now, and let me tell you, it's a new level of coffee. My roommate and I swear this is the best coffee in the world (I've recently been to Paris and Italy and nothing compared!).

The capacity is somewhat small, but it's good for one or two people, and hopefully amazon will soon offer the 12 cup version.

I've found that flavor has more to do with the type of beans, a certain bean that tastes great in a drip coffee will not necessarily taste great in this machine. So do lot's of experiments. And don't grind the coffee too finely as the machine will clog and sputter out of the sides...

I drink regular size mugs of this every morning with half and half (regular milk has no effect). Note that 6 cups refers to the tiny espresso cups. this thing will fill about 1.5 normal size mugs with very strong coffee (with room for cream)... Definitely buy it!

5-0 out of 5 stars BUY this thing. High quality, low price, easy to clean
I've been pining for an espresso machine for a long time. I mean, regular coffee is okay, but it tends to be weak and thin. No texture. And buying espresso in a coffee shop is both dicey and disappointing: Those little cups just aren't big enough to give me the volume I want. But I didn't want to spend $600 on an expensive machine, so I've been making do with regular coffee.

Well, no longer. My family just gave me this Moka Express for my birthday. This morning. I ground the beans, put them in (not even tamping them down with a spoon), put the pot on the gas stove under medium heat, and went to take a shower. When I came back, it was done -- *the* best cup of espresso I have ever had. And I'm not talking about one of those little thimble-sized espresso cups, I'm talking about a regular-sized coffee mug.

What I really like about this espresso maker (besides the quality of the espresso itself) is that it's simple, easy to use, easy to clean. I've been cooking Italian recipes from Viana LaPlace's _The Unplugged Kitchen_ lately, and this pot works perfectly with her philosophy of avoiding electrical kitchen appliances.

Next project: Getting out Darrow & Maresca's _Seasons of the Italian Kitchen_ and making an espresso granita.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great value, great coffee
The description says it's a 6-cup capacity, but it's not -- the bottom reservoir only holds a little over a cup of water, so that's the most it makes. Even in small cups served like true espresso, it wouldn't be enough for 6. Other than that, it's a GREAT way to make coffee. I've been considering buying an espresso machine, but am reluctant to spend that much right now. So instead, I decided to try a low-tech approach and get the Moka Express. I got it on sale at Amazon for $(...), and it has proven to be a great value. The coffee is rich and dark -- not quite true espresso, but MUCH better than drip coffee. I do wish the pot were a bit larger -- it's perfect for one medium-sized cup of coffee, or for making two lattes or cappucinos, but if it had a little bit larger capacity, it would be great when I have friends over. I might still use this little one just for me, but I wish Amazon offered one of the larger Villaware models as well. One tip: be sure to clean out the pot as soon as it has cooled down -- especially if you use tap water in an area with hard water. Since the pot is aluminum, it's susceptible to corrosion; I left it overnight without cleaning it and ended up with some green scaling of the metal in the bottom, which is hard to reach and clean given the petite size of the pot. I suppose if I splurged for a stainless steel stovetop pot, I wouldn't have the problem. (I did buy a stainless milk frother as well, which has proven well worth the money, as I can heat it on the stovetop while the coffee is brewing and haven't had any problems). Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Makes great coffee
This little gem is the real deal. After making your morning cup with this you will most certainly stop going by your favorite chain shop for coffee. A few words of advice:

1. Do not wash this item with soap. If you do, make sure to brew up a few "water only" pots to flush out the residue.

2. The little rubber gasket eventually goes bad (this can take years but it does happen). The gasket swells and then starts to get chewed up by the daily screwing on and off. Once this happens just swing by you local hardware store and purchase a standard "O" ring (the type that looks like a little inner tube - not the flat type) for less than a buck and you are back in business. Remember to purchase based on the outside diameter of the gasket (don't worry that the new ring doesn't sit snugly against the inner portion of the concave metal filter - it doesn't matter). I took the whole pot in with me and while the guy did chuckle he understood. I stopped back that weekend with a thermos - we both had a good laugh and a good cup of coffee.

5-0 out of 5 stars Neopolitan
We use this espresso maker in all of your homes in Italia. Remember NOT to even out the coffee when pouring it on the filter. We always form a mound and then we place to cover on tightly. That's just the way we do it in Italia. ... Read more


19. Villaware 3900 Krumkake Baker
list price: $59.95
our price: $47.95
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Asin: B00004RFRR
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 3956
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 9-year limited warranty
  • Measures 10-1/4 by 10-1/2 by 5 inches
  • Bakes two 5-inch thin traditional Scandinavian cookies at a time
  • Decorated grid creates intricate patterns
  • Features an automatic thermostat and indicator light

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't tell Gramma!
Top quality, and it turns out consistent, beautifully made krumkakke (spelling of "krumkak(k)e depends on what part of Scandinavia your family hails from) very quickly. Over the years, as each of my kids left the nest, the irons went with them. We've tried and used several models. The trouble with most stove top units are their stability on the burner surface, and it is more art than science. This unit makes it possible for even a beginner to put out something Grandma would have served to her guests, with pride!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, wonderful cookies
My mother used to have similar one so long ago. I decided to buy this one because it has the same style. Great cookies, easy to use and clean.
The recipies could be a little more accurate but ...I can experiment on my own.
Being able to make two cookies at a time is a wondeful feature - my kids always eat one cookie after each cycle and we keep the other for the guests. Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ice cream cones and sandwiches
This was so much fun to make small cones for ice cream and so beautifully decorated that everything came out perfect. I made all kinds of fillings from creams to puddings and filled them up. They are beautiful and very nordic in design. You can even just make cookies and also very pretty, easy to use, nothing to clean, and impressive to show.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's LOVE at first try!!!
Words cannot say how much I love this machine. Using my bestemor's (grandma for you non-norwegian speakers) heavy-duty cast iron krumkake iron, the process of making of krumkaker would require an entire afternoon and burnt fingertips. Well, no longer. I made an entire recipe in about an hour and without any help. This is an excellent product and I recommend it highly. Also is included is a recipe for Krumkake and a wooden roller. For those of you who are not familiar with this Norwegian treat, one really delicious way to eat it is to fill it with a mixture of sweetened whipped cream and cloudberries (or lingonberries) It is a real treat.

My only complaint is that the design is not as pretty as the one on my bestemors krumkake iron. But that is a minor detail.

Vær så god!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Traditions made easy
My Great-grandmother was Norwegian and made cookies and Krumkake when I was a little girl. We enjoyed these treats every time we visited her. She must have labored long and hard back then to prepare these treats. I have missed them since she passed. However, with this press and her recipe handed down I can make the Krumkake in little time and little clean up and continue with a wonderful family tradition. The press is terrific. I only wish they had one like it twenty years ago for my grandmother. I will pass the press down (with the recipe) to my children. Villaware has made an incredible product.
Signed a happy baker. ... Read more


20. VillaWare V5266 ProGrinder
list price: $149.99
our price: $129.99
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Asin: B0007SXIV8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 21954
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Features

  • Includes food plunger
  • Resilient 375 watt motor
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Reset fuse for overload protection
  • Reverse switch eliminates jamming

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