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101. Sonicare PL-4 Sonic Toothbrush
$69.50 Too low to display list($106.95)
102. Senseo HD7810/75 Single Serve
$229.99 list($269.99)
103. Bissell 3750M Lift-Off Deluxe
$119.99 list($169.99)
104. American Woods 1305T Windsor Collection
$299.99 $253.37 list($499.95)
105. Oregon Scientific WMR968 Cable
106.
$79.99 list($120.00)
107. LitterMaid LM500 Automated Litter
$19.99 list($60.00)
108. Cuisinart 4-Piece Stainless-Steel
$58.92
109. OREGON SCIENTIFIC BAR898HGA Wireless
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$96.82 list($129.99)
111. Bissell 5200 Flip-It Bare Floor
$69.99 list($99.99)
112. Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup
$199.99
113. Sanyo SR-3660S 3.6-Cubic-Foot
$118.00 $106.00 list($150.00)
114. Zojirushi NS-MYC10 Micom Fuzzy
$169.00 list($184.00)
115. Kuhn Rikon 7-Liter Stainless Steel
$29.95 $28.60 list($50.00)
116. Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic
$399.99 $369.95 list($549.00)
117. Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick
$49.95 $39.99 list($80.00)
118. Cuisinart DCO-24 Die Cast Can
$89.99 $85.00 list($159.99)
119. Zojirushi NSRNC-18A Automatic
$79.95 list($150.00)
120. Cuisinart ICE-40BK Flavor Duo

101. Sonicare PL-4 Sonic Toothbrush
list price: $119.99
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Asin: B000050AUD
Catlog: Health and Beauty
Manufacturer: Sonicare
Sales Rank: 5408
Average Customer Review: 4.39 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

By combining 31,000 brush strokes per minute and gentle sonic waves, Sonicare electric toothbrushes scrub away decay-causing plaque from between teeth and along gum lines better than ordinary toothbrushes. Two full-refund guarantees are offered on this model (30-day satisfaction guarantee and 90-day improved-care guarantee), plus a 2-year warranty on the handle against defects.

This is Sonicare's top-of-the-line model, offering all available features: an interval timer that beeps every 30 seconds to encourage thorough cleaning of each mouth section; an automatic shutoff after 2 minutes to indicate when cleaning time attains the recommended duration (the brush can be restarted); a ramp-up that gently increases brushing power during the first 12 uses to reduce soreness for people unaccustomed to thorough cleaning (this feature can be turned off); and a recharge indicator light that signals when charging is needed and when it's in progress. This model serves three family members with their own brush heads; it comes with two compact heads and one ultra-compact head with a longer shaft and fewer bristles for better maneuverability (great for kids). A countertop holder for brush heads not in use and a three-slot brush-head travel case are included. The power handle holds a charge for about two weeks. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Reverses gingivitis
  • Cleans with a combination of 31,000 brush strokes per minute and gentle sonic waves
  • Removes nearly twice as much plaque between teeth as a manual toothbrush
  • Reduces plaque bacteria in hard-to-reach areas between teeth
  • Gentle on gums and even sensitive teeth

Reviews (74)

4-0 out of 5 stars Some advise
The vibration will drive you crazy at first, especially on the roof of your mouth, but just fight through it. In less than one week it will feel completely natural. A light touch helps, and also gives more effective cleaning.

Although you can switch brush heads so more than one person can use the base, it gets tiring to do this multiple times a day, in different bathrooms, etc. The benefits are so good we bought one for each member of the family. Look at it this way, it's cheaper than a new filling...

I reserved one star because the batteries are not replaceable. Here's how to make them last: The worst thing you can do to Nickle-Cadnium (rechargeable) batteries is overcharge them. So don't leave the base plugged in all the time. Just charge it overnight once a week.

The replacement brush heads cost more than a regular toothbrush, but seem to last long enough.

As opposed to manual brushing, with the sonicare I actually find myself brushing for the full recommended two minutes.

The sonicare was recommended to my by my dentist after I started developing some deep pockets in my gums. After about 2 months use, the pockets were significantly reduced.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really Great Toothbrush
This toothbrush is invaluable to me. I use it to help keep my gum disease under control. I need to brush with an antibacterial solution and to have it reach under the gumline and the Sonicare toothbrush achieves this for me.

I read in a leading consumer magazine that the toothbrush didn't perform better than manual brushing when manual brushing was done properly. The magazine article said that the reason the Sonicare would perform better was because people would brush their teeth longer and for the proper amount of time because there was a timer on it.

Even though I read that article, I still believe that I get better results from my Sonicare. In fact, mine broke down on me about a week ago, and I've signed online to buy another one. Even brushing manually for just these few days, I have not been as satisfied as I am with my Sonicare, and am anxious for my replacement one to arrive.

The only disappointment I have with this toothbrush is that this is the third one I'm buying within about a 4 year period. For some reason, they don't seem to last many years. I try to take care of it. I unscrew the brush head and rinse out the toothpaste.

However, since the toothbrush is so valuable to me, I've been willing to incur this expense in order to keep owning one. It would be nice if they could design it to last a little longer. Then I'd give it 5 stars.

By the way, the reason I'm willing to keep spending so much in order to own this toothbrush is that I believe that it is going to save me lots of money in dental bills later on.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sonicare is riding the wave of the future
The biggest complaint I hear from people about electric tootbrushes is that the replacement heads are too expensive. Come now, that was the type of thinking that would have killed the Industrial Revolution!

For anyone who really cares about dental hygeine or even just the way they look to other people, you can't not use an electric toothbrush anymore. I laughed at the idea at first, but once I began using one I will never be able to use a regular toothbrush again without feeling like my mouth isn't clean. When you go to the dentist--what type of toothbrush does he/she use on you? Electric--for a reason, because it cleans better.

The marginally higher cost of replacing the heads rather than buying an entirely new disposable toothbrush is insignificant when you actually feel as clean as you can when you use an electric brush. Personal dental care has evolved to the next step, and you don't want to be caught be the last person using a slide ruler because you were too frugal to purchase the more expensive but more effective calculator.

Your teeth (and anyone who comes in contact with them) will thank you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Amazon was irresponsible and I never received my sonicare
I waited two weeks to receive my Sonicare ordered through Amazon and I never received it. I'm sure it's a wonderful product but now I will never know (actually I'll order it through drugstore.com so I will know soon enough). Amazon was incredibly unhelpful and I had to chase a package around until finally it got cancelled. Amazon prides itself on its personal recommendations but I'm terribly disappointed with their level of service and advise others not to use them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong w/Sonicare Sonic Toothbrush
The gold standard of all power tooth brushes, no question about it. ... Read more


102. Senseo HD7810/75 Single Serve Coffee Machine, Senseo Blue
list price: $106.95
our price: $69.50
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Asin: B0001ES9GC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Senseo
Sales Rank: 115
Average Customer Review: 4.51 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Uniquely designed with similarities to an espresso machine, this coffee maker features a 1450-watt boiler that brews a 4-ounce cup of coffee in just thirty seconds, or two 4-ounce cups or one 8-ounce mug in 60 seconds. Because the machine uses pre-measured coffee pods, the system is hassle-free, easy to clean, and guarantees a flavorful, fresh brew each time.

Measuring 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches, the coffee maker is shaped like a curved cylinder with a round base. Two pod holders are included: a shallow holder that holds one coffee pod for one cup, and a deeper filter that holds two pods for two cups (or one 8-ounce mug). After filling the removable reservoir with fresh water to the ‘max’ line, the pods are inserted and the lid locked into place. A simple push of the on/off button and either of the one or two cup buttons starts the brewing process. Up to five 4-ounce cups can be brewed on one reservoir of water. Cups are not included, but almost any 4-ounce cup or 8-ounce mug will do the trick. All the removable parts--the pod holders, reservoir, coffee spout, plastic drip tray, and metal cup tray--are dishwasher-safe. A variety of coffee pods are available separately. This coffee machine is unusable at altitudes over 6800 feet. The Senseo coffee maker is covered by a two-year warranty against defects and measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches; includes 36 coffee pods, mild and medium blends
  • Makes one 4-ounce cup of delicious coffee in 30 seconds
  • Uses a patented brewing system and the finest quality coffee
  • Senseo coffee pods are available in mild roast, medium roast, dark roast, and decaffeinated
  • Auto-off switches appliance off after an hour; dishwasher safe removable parts

Reviews (75)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good at what it does...
The senseo is a rather unique concept in coffee machines. As a coffee lover, I

figured I'd give it a try.

Out of the box, it was easy to set up. Within 10 minutes I was making my first

cup. I was pleased with the creamy head of foam that the machine produces atop the cup, reminiscent of an espresso drink. It was refreshing to get that fresh-brewed coffee smell so quickly with so little effort. The taste? While not the finest cup of coffee I've had, it was more than satisfying. It's hard to get good coffee around these parts on my way to work at 6:30am.

I tried all 3 roasts (I'm not a decaf fan) and liked the medium roast the best. I was a little disappointed that the pods only come in "Mild", "medium" and "dark"... but I'm sure someone will come out with more variteies eventually.

The good:

-Quick Brewing, I can have a cup ready in about a minute.
-Pod system is convenient when brewing just 1 or 2 cups
-Simple cleanup (reservior under where the cup is)
-Easy, and intuitive design and use
-Coffee is tasty
-Never a burnt cup of coffee

The Bad:

-Coffee sometimes comes out less-than-piping-hot
-Only one brand of Pods available (as far as I know)
-Each pod only brews 6oz of coffee
-A little louder than I expected... and has an air-compressor type noise instead of a coffee maker type noise.

Overall, a very good product.

5-0 out of 5 stars ...don't open it before you take it to the office.
My husband and I are hooked.

I bought this little thing at Sam's (it's packaged with the extra large water reservoir there) to take to work so that I didn't have to drink office swill anymore. I was thinking that I could have my dark roast, my officemates could have their light roast, the caffeine-sensitive could have their decaf, and we'd all be happy.
I made a mistake: I hooked it up at home and let my husband try it. It will likely never leave our kitchen countertop.

Some random info:

--Two cups is a full mug of coffee. Not five, as a recent review states.
--We have a set of glass "cappuccino mugs" (from Bormioli, I believe) that are perfectly sized and beautifully present a single cup. Highly recommended.
--The extra large reservoir is very nice to have.
--We're very happy with the Dutch coffee. However, look for www.cafepods.com to offer 62mm Senseo-sized pods for the U.S. market (ie without outrageous European shipping costs) in the near future.

So many have written on the virtues of this little machine that I don't have much to add other than a very enthusiastic "me, too!"

Prepare to be impressed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Has revolutionized my life!!!
Okay...after years of making Starbucks rich and suffering with drip coffee by adding a ton of sugar and creamer, this coffe maker has FREED ME FROM BAD AMERICAN COFFEE! It is SO easy to use, a tad noisy but QUICK...and FYI you can use the one pod, choose the two coffee cup option, and have a full sized coffee cup with froth to die for! THE GREATEST ADDITION TO MY KITCHEN, THANKS!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best single serve machine I've found
I tried the other single serve machines on the market and the Senseo wins hands down. The Melitta wasn't bad except it brews at least an ounce less than it says. I couldn't figure out why it seemed as though I wasn't getting very much coffee. I read other reviews on the Melitta and found other people who realized it doesn't deliver what it says either. The water tank is small. Also, I do not care for the Melitta coffee pods at all.<br /> <br /> The Home Cafe machine, as others have pointed out, is not sturdily built at all. I was not impressed with the quality or the flavor of the coffee when brewed in it.<br /> <br /> The Senseo machine is available with a 40 ounce water tank which is very practical. It is a sturdy machine and easy to open and close. I love the coffee (wish there were more flavors but figure they will come in time) and the froth generated because of at least some pressure, brews the pods just right. I'm glad I continued my search and tried the Senseo. Everyone in our house loves it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Senseo is the only choice in "Pod" brewers!
I purchased the Senseo Coffee Maker about 3 months ago and am very happy with the quality of the machine and most of all the quality taste of the coffee. It is awesome!!<br /> <br /> I carefully selected the Senseo over the others (B&D and Melitta) because of the way it was put together. The others appeared to be cheaply put together (especially the Black and Decker) and I did not think they would last too long. In fact the Black and Decker on the shelf was broken. When I mentioned this to a sales associate who was nearby, she told me that the one on the shelf was the third one that had been on display in the past month because they kept breaking. I almost went with the Melitta because I am familiar with their coffee (great coffee) but was interested in the "european style" of Douwe Egberts coffee. I was not disappointed!! Great taste!<br /> <br /> The only draw back (so I thought at first) was the 4oz cup of coffee. I quickly found that this was not as big a deal as I thought because of the rich flavor of the coffee.<br /> <br /> And talk about convenience......great coffee when you want it and fast (about a minute and a half from the time you turn it on to the time you take your first sip). Have I mentioned it takes just about as long to clean as it does to brew a cup?<br /> <br /> Do what I did and compare the machines on the shelf at your local Target and you will quickly notice the difference in construction.....SENSEO is far superior in all aspects. ... Read more


103. Bissell 3750M Lift-Off Deluxe Bagless Upright Vacuum
list price: $269.99
our price: $229.99
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Asin: B0002IG50Y
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bissell
Sales Rank: 16596
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Features

  • Measures 15-1/2 by 14-3/4 by 44 inches; 1-year limited parts-and-labor warranty
  • 12 amp, bagless, upright vacuum plus detachable canister vacuum with shoulder strap
  • Wide cleaning path; 7 height adjustments; HEPA filter; filter-change indicator
  • Rotating-brush power switch; telescoping wand and stretch hose for hard-to-reach areas
  • Stair-cleaning tool, bare-floor tool, crevice tool, and upholstery tool/dusting brush included

104. American Woods 1305T Windsor Collection Chaise Lounge with Sidetable
by American Woods
list price: $169.99
our price: $119.99
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Asin: B00005AWCZ
Catlog: Lawn & Patio
Manufacturer: American Woods
Sales Rank: 235
Average Customer Review: 3.82 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Outdoor lounges are excellent for barbecues, afternoon lemonade breaks, and summer tanning sessions. Crafted from beautiful Western red cedar, this chaise longue is 62 inches long and features hidden steel-rod reinforcements to help it endure years of outdoor use. Sealed with a clear preservative to weather rain and snow, the cedar with mortise-and-tenon joinery will last for years to come. The seat is wide (24 inches across) and offers three angles: fully upright, reclined, and almost completely flat, encouraging hours of outdoor leisure. Assembly was relatively easy thanks to wing-nut tightening, but the cryptic directions slowed us down, and it took 45 minutes to get the chaise together. --Ariel Meadow Stallings ... Read more

Features

  • 62" x 24" x 33 3/4"
  • Made of western red cedar
  • Treated with clear oil preservative
  • Sturdy construction and plated hardware
  • Made in USA

Reviews (45)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow! A place to put your coffee
Even without the pull out tray this would be a great lounge chair. I bought two and the wood is of good quality -- no severe rough spots or splinters. The corners are champhered (sp) so there are no sharp edges. The ends of post and rails are sanded round.

The hardware is either brass or galvanized. The staples used look to be stainless steel. There are very few staples -- a construction shortcut some furniture manufacturers use.

The slats are countersunk into the rails. They will not come out. The wood is thick and sturdy: legs, back, slats and rails.

The finish was a oil base stain. The manufacturer put a card in the package with the brand so I could buy more to keep the cedar looking top notch! I liked the look so much I am going to wash the deck and stain it too.

All the screws were there. All the pieces fit together. I for once did not need to go to the hardware store to complete assembly.

I assembled each chaise in about an hour with a Phillips head and slot screwdriver, a Crescent wrench and a hammer. I am a lightweight when it comes to hand tools, so I did get out the drill and pre-bore 4 screw holes.

And they recieve the 100% comfy rating from the cat Checkers. She was making herself at home before I could even get the first one put together. (And as been out there every day since!)

It gets the same rating from me too! The foot of the bench and the back are slightly curved -- which makes it very comfortable for naps in the sun... Best of all, there's a place to put my coffee!

4-0 out of 5 stars I'll be outside...
I wasn't surprised to learn that my Chaise Lounge chairs were back ordered. At this price and no charge for shipping, I imagined the whole country waiting for theirs! It was easy as pie to track the shipping status so I knew when to expect them. There aren't many times I've assembled anything but I found this easy as well. I'm pleased with the quality of the wood used. All the bolts and washers and so on were present. It is light enough to move from the shade of a tree to the sun on the deck. The back support is a tad short even at five foot four. It did not stop me from having a well deserved nap. The dog is lovin' it as well but he thinks it's a sofa and we need to cuddle...it's too hot! Looks great, feels solid, totaly functional slide out table for a number of items. You'll like it!A five star rating if it came put together.

2-0 out of 5 stars Chips & Dents Easily
What this product makes up for in beauty, it lacks in sturdiness. We found that it took several tries to receive a lounge that was neither chipped or dented, and eventually returned our.

1-0 out of 5 stars poorly made lounges
I purchased 2 of these and yes they assemble very easily. However, both of them have broken after less than 2 months. One of them split on the backside where you lay it down. My son leaned back and it just cracked!!! (He weighs 50 lbs!) The other cracked several days later the same way. There was no force and it was being lowered slowly. What a shame, the placement of the bolts seem to be a contributing factor.

1-0 out of 5 stars poor quality
The wood is cheap jointed pieces pretending to be solid wood. The main frame of the chaise gave way at one of these jointed areas the very first time the chaise was used. I am awaiting a refund. It's a pity because the design of the chaise is very nice and if it had held together it would have been a good buy. ... Read more


105. Oregon Scientific WMR968 Cable Free Complete Weather Station
list price: $499.95
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B00005B0BL
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Oregon Scientific
Sales Rank: 1290
Average Customer Review: 2.91 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Completely wireless and simple to install, this home weatherstation tracks and stores data about more than 20 weather conditionsand displays them on a touch-screen LCD monitor that measures only 8inches wide by 5-1/2 inches high. The instruction booklet accompanyingthe weather station is easy to comprehend, making the stationaccessible to children, as well as adult hobbyists, gardeners, campers,and fishing enthusiasts. There are three outdoor sensors, each poweredby a solar cell: an anemometer that attaches to a building, fence, orroof to measure wind speed and direction; a thermo-hygrometer tomeasure temperature and humidity; and a self-emptying rain gauge. (Atleast six hours of sunshine are needed to operate the solar cells for24 hours. Each sensor has a backup battery-power unit that requires twoAA batteries--not included.) A 4-1/4-by-2-3/4-inch baro-hygrometermeasures indoor temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity, andmounts on a wall or stands on a desk. (It requires four AAAbatteries--not included.)

The touch-screen monitor keeps track of the indoor and outdoor sensors,and also displays local weather/barometric pressure forecasts.Additionally, it has a calendar/clock, an alarm that sounds whensensors detect conditions beyond parameters set by the user, a memorybutton for retrieving past data, and an AC power adapter. (Its backupbattery-power unit requires four AA batteries--not included.) Thesystem can support three additional remote sensors and can interfacewith a PC. Additional sensors, the PC-link software/cable kit, and along-term data-memory accessory are all sold separately. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • More than 20 different weather conditions displayed on touchscreen monitor
  • Displays one indoor, one outdoor temperature/humidity
  • Completely wireless: outdoor solar-powered sensors simple to install
  • PC-link software/cable kit available separately
  • Outdoor temperature/humidity sensor

Reviews (11)

3-0 out of 5 stars Careful !!!
I purchased this unit. Works fine, communicates with software package purchased separately, HOWEVER, it does NOT have the atomic clock feature of most Oregon Scientific clocks. The clock update feature is one way only, from weather station to PC. I have atomic clock software on my PC, so I cannot use this feature. Oregon Scientific customer service said that the self-adjust feature was supposed to be included in the units, but was not, and that they had no plans to fix it. Otherwise, the performance is great if you remember that this is a burst transmission and not continous.

3-0 out of 5 stars Instruction Manual is poorly written.
You have to read between the lines a lot when assembling this unit. Not too difficult if you have some mechanical knowledge. So far so good, time will tell on its longevity when in operation.

4-0 out of 5 stars weather station
It took about 4 hours to complete the installation. It worked right out of the box as advertised. You need tools and experience with building and installing electrical type projects i.e. Heath Kits. If you like tinkering around. This is for you. If you want instant stuff forget it. It is wireless but will not jump out of the box and set up it's self up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Do your homework
The Oregon Scientific WMR968 is a very inexpensive but complex weather instrument. I have been researching home weather stations for over a year now, and just purchased the WMR968 from Amazon.com when the price dropped by half. At the current price it is worth the extra trouble to get it to do what it should do. At this price, you have to expect to do some extra fiddling to get it to perform. If you really want a weather station that is going to perform perfectly, time after time, right out of the box, keep looking. This isn't the one for you. But, on the other hand, for those of you who like me have very little cash to spend on a home weather station, this is a good buy.

Only beware! As is noted in these reviews, and on many other consumer review web sites, the manual that comes in the box is trash! Do not use that manual to set up and tune your WMR968. Please, please, please, go to the Radio Shack website and download the manual for the Radio Shack Cable Free Weather Station with AccuWeather, and use that one, it is excellent! The Radio Shack weather station is identical in all respects to the one sold under the Oregon Scientific brand name, except that, for some reason, it has a real manual written by a real American, and it has all the information you need. Note, that the manual that comes with the Oregon Scientific weather station has 9 pages. The Radio Shack manual has 36 pages.

My advice: if you decide to take the risk and purchase the Oregon Scientific WMR968 from Amazon.com, like I did, read all the consumer reviews, even the nasty ones. You should know what might happen to you. Gather up as much information as you can. I have found several exellent tips on setting up and tuning the WMR968 on this and other web sites. Another suggestion: join and contribute to a weather station bulletin board, such as WeatherMatrix.net. Share your knowledge and experience with others. Finally, don't be tempted to cut corners when setting up your weather station. The sensitive electronics are not tolerant of abuse. Do your best to make sure everything outdoors is weather-tight.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Product
For the price, this product has turned out to be extremely mediocre. I decided to purchase the weather station as a gift based upon the outstanding reputation of Oregon Scientific. While, the indoor/outdoor temperature gauge as well as the barometer have worked flawlessly, the rain and wind gauge have never worked correctly (not from lack of trying).

Based upon a price of $400, I expect all the instruments to function flawlessly (assuming proper installation, of course). This simply hasn't happened. There are any number of less-expensive competing weather stations on the market that offer the indoor/outdoor temperature gauge and barometer. I spent the extra money on this product for the additional features of the rain and wind gauge. Since these features have never worked properly, I would not recommend this product. ... Read more


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Asin: B0001HM4BK
Catlog: Kitchen
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107. LitterMaid LM500 Automated Litter Box
list price: $120.00
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B00005MF9T
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Littermaid
Sales Rank: 865
Average Customer Review: 2.62 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This self-cleaning litter box eliminates most odors whilekeeping the litter pleasingly fresh for tabby. It's ingenious indesign: a cat entering the box triggers a sensor; the sensor sets atimer that counts off 10 minutes; then a rake runs through the litter,scooping out clumps and depositing them in a plastic container at thebox's end; the container is automatically sealed until the next catvisit, when the raking cycle opens the container for another deposit.(Four reusable/disposable containers are included.) The litter box canbe plugged into a wall socket (AC adapter included) or operated oneight D-cell batteries (not included).For safety, the rake stops and reverses at the slightest touch if anobject gets behind the rake while it's returning to its home position.If a cat re-enters the box before the initial 10 minutes have elapsed,the timer automatically resets. The litter box is made of hard plasticand measures 23-1/2 inches long, 16-1/2 inches wide, and 8-1/2 incheshigh. For proper operation, it requires premium clumping litter butdoes not need as much as a nonautomated litter box of the same size.For cleaning, the litter tray can be detached. Instructions foracclimating a cat to the box are included. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 23-1/2 inches long, 16-1/2 inches wide, 8-1/2 inches high
  • Automatically rakes waste into sealable container 10 minutes after use
  • Plugs into wall socket or operates with eight D-cell batteries (not included)
  • Four reusable/disposable waster containers included
  • Detachable litter tray for convenient cleaning

Reviews (53)

4-0 out of 5 stars One cat owner
I own one cat and she's not all there, so I thought this box would help. My roommate made me get it. I love the fact that I don't have to touch the litter. It's in my bedroom, so I turn it off at night since it has a very loud motor. A lot of time though the urine clumps get stuck in the rake and I have to get them out myself, so we are back to the old way of doing things. I know it's not the litter, because I tried two of the 4 they recommend. I can't find the Littermaid litter in the store, otherwise I would try it. I found to fix the urine problem, I turn it off until it has time to absorb into the litter and then turn it back, I haven't had a problem since. Nobody knows I have a cat since the odor control of this box is wonderful!!!! That's my favorite part about it. I love this litterbox, even though it's not perfect. I wouldn't go back to the old method of cleaning by hand. Hope this helps.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, does what it says!
I've had mine for almost 2 years, and I must say it makes owning several cats much easier and more enjoyable since I detest litter boxes.

Only a few points must be followed to keep it enjoyable.

First and most important, make SURE you use one of the better clumping litters. There is a list in the instructions of what to use and what NOT to use. (you waste less litter, so the cost of the more expensive litters is a wash)
If you use the wrong litter, you'll have a clumpy smelly mess on the rake you'll have to dig off (it's like glue...first hand experience here), and the machine will jam because the clumps will also stick to the base and not allow the rake to do it's job.

Second, use plastic bags from the grocery store to mold around the waste recepticles...it makes removal easier, and the recepticles last a long time. (I still have some of the original 12 that came with the machine 2 years ago)

Third, you may want to keep a piece or carpet or plastic floor runner under the unit to catch the extra litter that will fall around the unit. (I have my unit in a carpet covered wood box because I have a dog who likes litter boxes...especially when there's a cat in it, and I keep a plastic runner at the opening of the box...it works great and I just vaccuum or sweep the runner when nec.)

If you follow those simple rules...you'll love this unit!!

1-0 out of 5 stars poop thrower
I got more flicked in my face in 1 month then in 15 years in the veterinary business.
Emptying the poop containers flicks sand and poop in you face and mouth. Also, litter rake would clump and youhad to clean it by hand. The plastic must have been poop bonding material because you could never get it clean. After 2 weeks , it started throwing poop clumps acrosss the floor.

Somehow the rake got stuck and preassure woud build and thwack! Poop and urine would fly.

don't waste your money

1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly Designed
I read all the reviews saying this thing sucked, and I thought, Well I'm an engineer, I can handle it but I was Wrong. I even got the older model LM500 hoping that it would work, but it didn't.
In the automatic rake thing, there are several plastic parts put, not glued or secured together. The first couple of times the rake went offline (because of excessively large dump - this happened at least 4-5 times per day despite filling litter to lower than the mark and using premium litter etc), the little plastic parts would pop out and the rake would go offtrack. Once this started happening, the plastic pieces would pop off every time. I tried glueing it, rubberbands, etc. Nothing worked.
I feel really stupid for having read all the reviews and still buying it. Look at the content of the reviews. People describe intimately what is wrong with the product (rake broken, off track, etc) and how they tried to fix it. This should tell you how involved the owner got to try and get it to work. For me this meant getting cat piss all over myself, litter in my eyes, and messing with it everyday until the day, only three weeks after I got it, when it refused to work whatsoever.
Now I have this gigantic plastic piece of cat piss smelling garbage sitting around that I have to repackage and mail back. This is just not worth it. My brother has one, and it works, but it's just luck of the draw whether you get it to work or not. But judging from all the negative reviews, odds are against you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!
I have owned three of these things. None of them worked. The first one died after three months. The second one worked for six months and died; after waiting several months for their warranty people to get back to me, they finally replaced it. The third one never worked. I tried several times to get a hold of their warranty department, but they never responded to me. I finally threw it away. ... Read more


108. Cuisinart 4-Piece Stainless-Steel Kitchen Tool Set
list price: $60.00
our price: $19.99
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Asin: B00008CM5M
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Sales Rank: 167
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Anyone from the college grad moving into a first apartment to the newly retired outfitting a vacation home would appreciate a gift of this kitchen set. These are the everyday essentials a kitchen shouldn't be without: slotted spoon, solid spoon, slotted turner, and meat fork. Made of mirror polished, professional quality 18/10 stainless steel, the dishwasher-safe implements feature long, comfortable handles embossed with the Cuisinart logo. A hole at the end of each tool allows it to be hung handily near the stove, where it can be admired for its looks as well.--Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Set of 4 essential everyday kitchen tools
  • Solid spoon, slotted spoon, meat fork, and slotted turner
  • Made of durable 18/10 mirror polished stainless steel
  • Comfortable handles feature embossed Cuisinart logo

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous and Functional
I got this set to go along with my Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Cookware and they go great together. No kitchen should be without this amazing set of spoon, slotted spoon and turner, and meat fork. The handles are long and easy to grip with no slipping. I have them hanging in full view because they are as great to look at as they are to use.

If you purchase this set, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful with perfect grip
Its nice set ,with perfet size of handles,handle grip is nice and soft to touch .And this set really increases the beauty of your kitchen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Utensil Set!
This utensil set is gorgeous! Each piece is well balanced and fits well in the hand. I received this set free with the purchase of the 10 piece Cuisinart Chef's Classic cookware set, which I also love! ... Read more


109. OREGON SCIENTIFIC BAR898HGA Wireless Weather Station

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Asin: B00009MKCS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Oregon Scientific
Sales Rank: 1176
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Rotatable display unit for multi-angle viewing
  • Daily Alarm with 8 minute snooze function
  • U.S. Map indicator to display the 4 U.S. time zones - Pacific, Mountain, Central, & Eastern
  • Weather forecast & barometric pressure trend
  • Current & historical barometric pressure reading

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressive !!!!
I am really impressed how the weather forecast feature REALLY works ! I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and bought one of these for my father - who is an engineer. He LOVES it ! Will buy another one for myself next time I go to the US ! ... Read more


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Asin: B00068OT0I
Catlog: Kitchen
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111. Bissell 5200 Flip-It Bare Floor Cleaner
list price: $129.99
our price: $96.82
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Asin: B0002IG4U0
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Bissell
Sales Rank: 148
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Features

  • Measures 7-1/2 by 11-1/4 by 44 inches; 1-year limited parts-and-labor warranty
  • Upright bare-floor cleaner with trigger control for solution dispensing
  • 3 cleaning modes include dry vacuum, wet vacuum, and drying
  • Machine-washable, floating, soft-scrub brush and interchangeable pad
  • 22-foot power cord; 2 trial-size chemical solutions included

112. Zojirushi NS-PC10 Electric 5-Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $99.99
our price: $69.99
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Asin: B00005OBC3
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 463
Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Equipped with a locking lid and a steam cap/vent to preservemoisture, this 420-watt electric appliance produces 1 to 5 cups ofcooked rice and then automatically keeps the rice fresh, moist, andwarm for hours. About 30 minutes is required to cook 5 cups, with anadditional 15 minutes of warming recommended for maximum fluffiness.The cooker operates simply. There's a single control to begin thecooking process, and lights signal when cooking ends and warmingbegins. Inside the white-plastic, cool-touch exterior, a nonstick panreadily releases cooked rice and then cleans up easily. Accompanyingthe cooker are a rice spatula, a spatula holder that hooks onto thecooker's side, and a plastic measuring cup. The cooker measures 9-1/2inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, and 12-1/2 inches deep, weighs 5-3/4pounds, and can be lifted by handles recessed into the sides. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • 420 watts; 9-1/2 inches wide, 8-3/4 inches high, 12-1/2 inches deep
  • Cooks 1 to 5 cups rice and keeps it warm, fresh, moist for hours
  • Nonstick pan readily releases rice and cleans easily
  • Single control for easy operation; cool-touch exterior
  • Rice spatula, removable spatula holder, measuring cup included

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good rice for average rice eaters
We eat rice often. We've had a Faberware cooker for years that finaly died. Wouldn't get another as it cooked the rice unevenly with 'burned spots'. The Zojirushi costs lots more, but is well worth it. This unit cooks all of the rice perfectly every time. We like the size, it delivers 2 to 5 cups of cooked rice, and it delivers the same high quality rice for any batch size.

I wish we could leave it pluged in, but there is no on/off switch. The overall quality seams very good, what you would expect from a [price] machine.

If you eat rice frequently, and enjoy high quality food, this is an excellent machine and is well worth the cash.

5-0 out of 5 stars You won't know how you ever cooked rice without it!
For years I've wished that I could cook "perfect rice". This little "Zo" has made it possible for me to prepare perfect Sushi-style rice (sumptuously sticky and moist) as well as the perfect cafeteria-style rice (no two grains stick together, and the rice is firm, almost al dente). And the absolute best feature is the impossibly non-stick surface of the cooking pot. Every grain of rice falls out of the pot! Cleaning my previous rice cooker was so repulsive and difficult that I soon stopped using it. You can use a damp paper towel and clear water to clean this Zo!!

The recipe is simple -- measure rice, rinse, add water, soak, press the button, let it steam for 15 minutes after the cook cycle has finished, then stir to release the trapped excess steam. PERFECT! The Zojirushi will keep your rice warm for hours, but who can wait that long to eat it? Not me!

If you want to avoid the very tiny bit of browned rice on the bottom, the secret seems to be rinsing the rice for a ridiculous amount of time, at least 5 full minutes.

I heartily recommend this item.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rice Without Pain
I purchased this unit for a rice-eating roommate after having to scrape the results of a bad attempt from the bottom of a pan. She had a decent system, but not decent enough to get a truly consistent result. I thought this would be a "use it until the charm wore off" appliance (to be placed next to the ice cream maker).

It felt wonderful to be wrong. We enjoy perfect rice at least twice a week...more if we have some leftovers and need a starch. She's made just about every type of rice (including wild rices and pilafs).

Clean-up of the rice container is a no-stick snap...but there are nooks and crannies around the rim/seal of the top.

My roommate just interjected when asked for her comment, "What more could you want - PERFECT RICE".

Enjoy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Makes very good rice
I had a problem with delivery where the first unit arrived with a bashed in product box, and the second arrived without even being double boxed. However, I'm happy with the product, and it makes good rice, and the keep warm function works well too.

2-0 out of 5 stars I expected something easier to use/ = to clean
The included "Operating Instructions" are a joke and practically useless.
It does cook absolutely perfect rice,
BUT cleaning is a pain:

1) The inner pan has a rolled rim which catches and retains water when washing it. Don't put the pan back in the cooker unless you are sure that there is no trapped water left in the rim for dripping into the main body and onto the cooking plate.
2) One needs to also clean the dew collector and the steam vent apart from wiping down the inner main body rim from the liquid that does not reach the dew collector. Instructions tell to not remove the reverse stopper valve when cleaning the vent assembly: I did not intend to remove this stopper valve - it just fell out under a gentle stream of warm water from my faucet...Don't loose it - down the drain!
3) The stationary lid needs wiping + cleaning ASAP, otherwise one collects additional grime [See 4)].
4) Be aware that the area between the steam vent + the slots in the lid does trap really nasty stuff you can't see nor reach easily when cleaning. Pay attention to these hard to reach nooks and crannies....
5) It's easy to miss the moment when the unit switches to the "keep warm" feature, - the click is barely audible, unless you stand next to it. As the recommended 15 minutes of steaming are essential for a good result, it is disappointing that you need to keep watching the unit visually for light changes. Am I asking for too much if I'd prefer a louder click or even a ring?

Saving grace: It does produce the most delicious and perfect rice.
My next rice cooker will again be a "simple" version with a glass lid + less extra parts to clean. ... Read more


113. Sanyo SR-3660S 3.6-Cubic-Foot Stainless Refrigerator
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B00006JKZT
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Sanyo
Sales Rank: 30983
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This counter-high refrigerator is the perfect size for use in an efficiency kitchen or as a second fridge in a TV/entertainment room. It stands 33-1/2 inches tall and is 18-5/8 inches wide and 19-7/8 inches deep, offering just over 3-1/2 cubic feet of cold storage space. Three adjustable wire shelves in the main compartment and three door shelves offer ample room for soda, beer, and snacks, and a crisper below the bottom shelf keeps fruits and vegetables fresh. A freezer compartment runs across the top of the shelves to hold frozen meals or ice cubes in the included tray. The thermostat operates via a dial control, making it easy to adjust the temperature to your preference.

This refrigerator has a contemporary-looking coated stainless-steel door that is resistant to fingerprints, and a textured black finish on the sides that wipes down easily. The door hinge is reversible and can be adjusted to swing out in whichever direction is more convenient. Two leveling legs ensure that the refrigerator is stable even when resting on a slightly sloped floor. Sanyo covers this refrigerator with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Measures 18-5/8 by 33-1/2 by 19-7/8 inches; 1-year warranty on parts and labor
  • Counter-high refrigerator offers 3-3/5 cubic feet of storage
  • 3 interior and 3 door shelves, crisper, and full-width freezer
  • Full-range adjustable thermostat for temperature control
  • Round reversible door; space-saving smooth back

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars i like it
this is the fridge i had when i went away to college, it's the largest one that most dorms will allow and it can hold more food than you should really need it to. gallon jugs fit well and it keeps stuff cold. the freezer is very good at making ice and freezing stuff. so long as you keep the thing clean you will have no problems.

and when it's not in a dorm room, you can use it outdoors at a bbq (much better than a cooler). ... Read more


114. Zojirushi NS-MYC10 Micom Fuzzy Logic 5.5 Cup Rice Cooker and Warmer
list price: $150.00
our price: $118.00
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Asin: B00009K3TA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 2438
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This rice cooker cooks up to 5-1/2 cups (enough to feed five to ten people or more) of a variety of rices--white, sweet, porridge, and mixed--for accompanying stir-fries, stuffing peppers, or rolling sushi. The LCD screen is easy to read and the push-button controls are simple to program once you’ve mastered them. After loading your rice and water into the inner pan and choosing the type of rice you are making from the menu, the microcomputerized "Fuzzy logic" temperature control system calculates the exact cooking time (usually between 45 and 70 minutes) and programs it for you. The Fuzzy microchip combined with the unit’s spherical heating system, which cooks on all sides of the inner pan, ensure perfect rice every time without burning or overcooking. You can also set the timer manually in 30-minute increments for cooking times of up to 13 hours. When cooking is complete, the cooker beeps eight times and automatically shifts into a Keep Warm mode, which keeps rice warm for up to 12 hours after cooking is complete. An Extended Keep Warm function warms rice for up to 8 hours at a lower temperature and reduces the chance of rice drying out or becoming discolored or odorous. If rice is still not eaten by then, there is another opportunity to give it a warmup of between 5 and 15 minutes using the Reheat key.

The inner pan has a nonstick coating for easy cleaning and the lid’s stainless-steel underside also wipes clean much effort. The rice cooker has a plastic handle for transporting it from cabinet to counter and a retractable cord for easy storage. This appliance comes with a spatula and spatula holder and is covered by a limited 1-year warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

Features

  • Reheating cycle warms rice to serving temperature
  • 5-cup capacity; four rice settings: white, quick, porridge and mixed/sweet
  • Microcomputerized Fuzzy logic temperature control system
  • Spherical heating system ensures perfect cooking every time
  • Extended keep warm setting keeps rice tasty for up to 12 hours

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Bought 2 in last 2 months
Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I've purchased 2 in the last 2 months and they both died - I don't know how it happened but water got in the LCD display and fried it. Makes great rice but at this rate, I'd spend $1,500 a year on rice cooking. Forget it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Miracles in Technology - Perfect Rice
I purchased this machine from a local cooking supply shop, after doing some online research. The person who sold it to me told me that it was useful for little more than making really good rice. As I found out from research - that is simply not true. 'The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook' by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann (ISBN 1-55832-202-7) gives you excellent recipes that are wonderfullly suited to this device. It's the manual you wish you would have gotten with this device.

5-0 out of 5 stars Luxury "Sushi" rice cooker smarter than some people!
Having live in Hawaii for several years -where excellent rice is the norm (even at McDonalds)- I feel confident that most finicky rice lovers will be pleased with this cooker. If your favorite rice is dry, instant, or like Uncle B's- don't get it- mainly because this cooker excels at creating moist somewhat sticky rice that can be scooped like ice-cream (in fact- in Hawaii- they will ask if you want "two scoops rice"--but then again they love Spam (ugh!))

Pros: Excellent rice just right for two. No burnt rice on the bottom. Stay warm feature is great. Easy to use once you figure out the manual. Fun good looking high-tech gadget! Makes other visiting cooks really jealous. Well made (makes other rice cookers look like pathetic pieces of low end junk!). Makes porridge- which I have yet to try. Has a limited countdown timer. A cross-cultural and intellectual experience too.

Cons: Rather large and bulky. Hard to figure out how to work it, since the manual was probably translated poorly form Japanese and refers to 2 models. My DVD player is far easier to "figure-out" and I have an IQ of 166! Rather small to cook other veges with the rice since it is not only small, but they warn you not to cook anything but rice--I guess it freaks out the fuzzy logic. The manual is rather Obsessive-compulsive and claims that you should treat the inner bowl with tender loving care- don't even wash your rice in it, for it may scratch it! I prefer to live dangerously and not only clean my rice in it, but I sometimes sin and add non-rice objects (like carrots).

Conclusion: High Tech Excellent "Sushi-type" rice maker- but rather pricey and limited to rice. Definitely NOT for rice pilaf. Obtuse manual.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really, really good rice.
I've made rice regularly for many years, using a steamer or using the stove. I thought I knew what well-cooked rice was. But when I eventually bought this machine, I learned what I had been missing. We are talking about wonderful texture and flavor. Yum.

The machine is very simple to operate (basically you push one button), and it'll keep your rice warm for many hours with no change in the texture, which seems remarkable to me. You can just leave it on, almost indefinitely, rather than putting your rice away and reheating it later. This is surprisingly convenient if you eat rice more than once a day.

However, you have to rinse the rice quite well or it will come out sticky. In addition, the machine doesn't come with instructions for brown rice, so I'm still figuring out the right method for that.

Also, the controls are confusing and hard to use -- an amazing achievement for such a simple machine. I could not make it any more confusing if I tried!!

My Taiwanese friend tells me that in most of her friends' households there, a machine like this is in use all day, every day. It's that useful -- assuming you eat rice all the time.

However, if you eat rice only occasionally, this machine is overkill. For a small fraction of the price you can get a Black & Decker Handy Steamer, which makes good rice (though not as good as this) and is just as easy to use and more versatile. So do you really, honestly, want a single-purpose rice machine, considering the cost and the space to store it? If you really do, this one's a nice choice. ... Read more


115. Kuhn Rikon 7-Liter Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker
list price: $184.00
our price: $169.00
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Asin: B00004R8ZF
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Kuhn Rikon
Sales Rank: 5615
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Beginning in the 1930s, two successive generations of busy cooks used pressure cookers to prepare family meals. The next generation, with memories of valves dancing and hissing on stovetops, snubbed pressure cookers. Now pressure cookers have come back, those old valves replaced by modern versions that ensure safety while delivering the speed, ease, and nutritional benefits of pressure cooking.

This heavyweight, stainless-steel beauty is a fine example of contemporary engineering and style. Its mirror finish gleams, and its black handles--including a loop handle for two-handed lifting--stay cool. Pressure-cooking traps steam to heat foods at temperatures higher than boiling. An aluminum disk in the base, sandwiched by stainless steel, speeds the process even more through fast heat conductivity. It's safe on electric, gas, ceramic, and induction stovetops. Little water is required, so nutrients, flavor, and color are not boiled away. Vegetables emerge vibrantly colored from the steamer insert. Stews, soups, beans--even meat loaf, pork chops, and desserts such as bread pudding--come out tasty and nutritious. (A booklet containing dozens of recipes is included.) You can brown meats in the pot before the lid is locked on, or use the pot without the lid. The stem of the operating valve shows high and low pressure so you can adjust heat for different foods. After cooking, the pressure can be reduced slowly (just let the cooker sit for a while), normally (press the pressure indicator), or quickly (run tepid water on the lid's rim).

Safety measures abound: the lid twists onto the pot; a rubber gasket ensures a tight seal. A vent releases steam if pressure builds too high, as does a valve that also locks the lid when any pressure whatsoever is inside the cooker. Cleanup is a bit involved: hand wash the pot, gasket, and lid with a mild detergent, then lightly oil the gasket. Normally the valve is self-cleaning, but if food passes through it, disassembly is required. Minor cleaning inconvenience, though, should not overshadow the major convenience of pressure cooking. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Made of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel with mirror finish
  • 9-3/4 inches in diameter at base; 9-1/4 inches high
  • Quickly and healthfully cooks foods under steam pressure with little liquid
  • Instructions, steamer insert, and booklet with dozens of recipes included
  • Two pressure-release valves and pressure indicator ensure safety

Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best presure cooker I have ever used!
I purchased the Kuhn Rikon 7-Liter Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker because I wanted to cook the meals my father (Hungarian) had made whilst I was a child. Namely, goulash... And gee, is this a lovely item! Sure, you need to regulate the heat, so did he (and his grandma). This one is _so_ much easier though....

With this model you don't have the steaming and the hissing, moisture leaving your dinner. This baby is so _very_ quiet.. I have made so many meals with this cooker, and my wife loves it. Regulating the temerature is easy, the two bars (high and low pressure) are so very easy to read. Just adjust the heat.

I had an electric stove top first, it was harder to use with a pressure cooker. Now I have gas, and easy easy....

Of course, I needed to cook more than goulash...Great value, more than yes! Quick cooking, good cooking. Do yourself a favour, this is a great buy...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great pressure cooker!
I bought the Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker after the New York Times called it 'the Mercedes Benz among pressure cookers'. And even though I haven't tried any other cookers (so I can't compare) I am totally happy with it. I'm actually spoiled, I got two of these! I use them all the time! I usually make recipes out of the cookbooks 'Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure' and 'Complete Vegetarian Kitchen'. Both books are by Lorna Sass. She is an expert on pressure cooking and gives a lot of nice helpful pressure cooking recipes, tips and charts in these books.

If you want to buy a flame tamer for your cooker (highly recommended), please get the Kuhn Rikon one! It's a bit expensive, but the two other ones I tried ended up in the trash can.

I also recommend buying an 'Ohsawa Pot'. When you make rice straight in a pressure cooker it is very sticky and can get stuck to the bottom. With this pot (which you place in the pressure cooker), you get absolutely delicious rice (especially brown and wild rice turn out great!).

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this pressure cooker
It is every bit as good as they say it is. It's very easy to use. No jiggle, no hissing, just a little sound to let you know the pressure is coming up. Just two little red lines that are easy to see. 1st. line is for low pressure, 2nd. line is for high pressure. Not only does it work like a dream, it looks like one too. If all you have every owned is a jiggle pressure cooker, please give this one a try. I'm sure you will be impressed with this 2nd generation pc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
I recently purchased this pressure cooker and have found it to be extremely easy to use. I have never used a pressure cooker before. You will love this one. The size is perfect for most recipes. The instructions are clear and the book includes good recipes to get started. I am very impressed with the quality of this product and I am equally impressed with how quickly I was able to make delicious dinners. So far I have made pot roast, spaghetti sauce, turkey breast, risotto and chicken soup. Each recipe was easy to make--one would think I was cooking all day.
You will enjoy this pressure cooker! I ordered this on a Wednesday from Amazon and received it on Friday--what superb service!

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the investment
This is the second pressure cooker that I've owned and I am extremely pleased with it's performance. If you have not used one in the past, it is well worth the investment of money and time to learn how to use it. I did a lot of searching before deciding on this model, mostly due to the inordinate number of positive reviews. I was not dissapointed. You can make wonderful meals quickly, easily, and for less money that with conventional cookware. The last cooker I had was an older style with a jiggle top. It worked, but was not convenient to use, so I did not use it very often. The Kuhn Rikon is so easy to use that I've been using is several times per week and plan most of my menus around the pressure cooker. I am already thinking about buying others in different sizes. I find the 7 liter a good size for most uses. It will easily accomodate soups and stock but is not too big to use for smaller meals. For the few people that have not had good experiences with pressure cookers, I urge them to try again. It is not hard to master and the rewards are well worth it. The Kuhn Rikon is easy to use, safe, and will quickly become the primary pot in your kitchen. If you are new to pressure cooking, it is worthwhile to buy a pressure cooker cookbook at the same time. I liked Pressure Cooking for Dummies by Tom Calamita. ... Read more


116. Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker
list price: $50.00
our price: $29.95
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Asin: B00006JKZN
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Sales Rank: 1152
Average Customer Review: 3.08 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Cooking Sunday breakfast for one or two becomes a pleasurabletask with this compact waffle maker. Red and green lights indicate whento add batter and when the 7-inch round waffle is done. A regulatingthermostat and a five-setting control produce waffles perfectly brownedto personal preference. With a brushed stainless-steel exterior andsleek design, the waffle maker looks elegant in any kitchen and storesupright in compact spaces. The nonstick round plate is divided intofour quarters and wipes clean easily. This classic waffle makermeasures 8 by 9-1/2 by 3 inches, and comes with a three-year warrantyagainst defects. --Ann Bieri ... Read more

Features

  • Dual indicator lights; 5-setting browning control
  • Round nonstick cook plate with four quarters
  • Stands on end for compact storage
  • 3-year warranty

Reviews (25)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best waffle maker on the market!
I've owned three or four waffle makers and none of them compare to the quality of this gem from Cuisinart. If you're picky about waffles--and why shouldn't you be?--then spend a little extra on this model and get effortless results. Here's what makes this a GREAT wafflemaker:

1) An accurate thermostat--no surprises when you open the lid
2) A consistent heating surface--avoid hot spots or undercooked waffles
3) A variable timer--essential if you have more than one waffle color preference in the family
4) Smart design--it stores on its side, taking up a LOT less space in your cupboard
5) Easy to clean exterior--cleans up with a damp paper towel
6) Dependable non-stick finish--unlike cheap waffle makers, the nonstick finish on this model does not wear out
7) Cool-touch lid--never burn your hand on a waffle maker again

I am genuinely thrilled with my Cuisinart waffle maker and I believe it's an absolute bargain. If you're used to spending big bucks on store-bought waffles--or if you have a cheap, junky waffle maker at home--treat yourself to this nice little unit. It's a low-cost luxury. Plus, you'll have a fun time making waffles (and impressing your family and friends!). Bon appetit!

1-0 out of 5 stars Keep Looking!
I bought this iron in April of 2003 and it broke yesterday (June 2004). I was in the middle of eating breakfast and the light just turned off and the iron won't work anymore. I was so mad that I got a hammer out of the closet and hit the machine a few times. DON'T BUY THIS WAFFLE MAKER! The price is nice and I did enjoy it - but I don't intend on buying a waffle maker every year. It was so disappointing and I'm very surprised that a cuisinart product would quit so soon after I bought it. I'm going to buy a higher quality machine.

5-0 out of 5 stars After two years, still making perfect waffles
I'm not sure what the others who wrote here are doing wrong. All you have to do is follow the directions. Use a half-cup measuring cup and pour in just that amount. You do not need to spread out the batter. Just close the lid. As for sticking, even nonstick surfaces need a little mist of oil every once in awhile. I give mine an EXTREMELY light spray maybe once every third time I pull it out to use it. It makes wonderful waffles and I never have problems with sticking. And it wipes clean, when cool, with a paper towel, if necessary. I use mine at least twice a week and have had it for two years. Very true-- the outside gets hot and will burn you, so it may not be the best choice if your young kids are actually helping you make waffles. My 4-year-old son sits on the counter next to it, though, and knows not to touch it.

My only gripe about the wafflemaker is that the shape isn't conducive to freezing them and popping them into the toaster. You can pull them into little triangles, but I wish I'd picked something that makes a smaller waffle.

Highly recommended-- especially for the price. The indicator light and the five browning settings take the guesswork out for you. No more opening the lid to check the waffle.

5-0 out of 5 stars This product works very well
I just can't believe why some people actualy rated this product with one star. It works very well, it doesn't stick AT ALL. Believe me, this is the good waffle maker. I will use this product forever.

1-0 out of 5 stars Best $30 product thrown down the garbage chute, ever!
This product is by far the worst purchase in my life. I'll admit, I didn't do any research on waffle irons but how can you not trust a name as widespread as Cuisinart?

Easy...as a very competent chef, with years of experience in professional and personal capacity, I consider myself capable of making waffles. In fact, I've MacGyver'd waffles in a bind on a camping trip with tent rods! No Joke! But this product makes everything about waffle making awful. Most notably:
1. Non-stick my foot. If you've ever wanted all your waffles sliced down the middle across their plane, this is the one for you.
2. Easy cleanup my other foot. Break out your chisel and toothbrush, because you'll need them.
3. Thrown down 20 stories of garbage chute, this produces the most wonderful acoustical symphony $30 can buy. The brushed stainless surface perfectly matched and resonated with the rusty, raw clanginess of sheet metal. Musical indeed.

Do yourself a favor and just ignite $30 on your own. Don't go through the hassle of purchasing this product. ... Read more


117. Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set
list price: $549.00
our price: $399.99
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Asin: B0000936K6
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Calphalon
Sales Rank: 4325
Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The high-quality Contemporary Nonstick line of cookware is designed to meet the needs of busy families while offering the high-quality construction associated with the Calphalon brand. These pots and pans offers a stylish, attractive look while making cooking and cleanup for family meals or special occasions easy and low-stress. Contemporary Nonstick cookware replaces Calphalon’s original and highly popular Professional Nonstick II line--but with improvements to make it even better. The most obvious enhancement is in the versatile rounded and flared design of the pots and pans. This design makes a single pan suitable for various cooking techniques and provides better access for pouring and stirring. Also convenient is the capacity line on these pots and pans, which helps prevent cooks from overfilling them.

This set has all the pieces necessary for daily family cooking: 8-inch and 10-inch omelet pans, 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart covered saucepans, a 3-quart covered sauté pan, and an 8-quart covered stockpot. The pans’ exteriors are made of hard-anodized aluminum for superior heat distribution. The interiors are coated with a nonstick surface that is resistant to peeling, chipping, flaking, or cracking. This cookware has ergonomic brushed stainless-steel handles that stay cool to the touch on the stovetop and are riveted to the pans for durability. The lids are tempered glass--for viewing food as it cooks--encircled by a stainless-steel band that complements the cookware and fits snugly into the pans. All Contemporary Nonstick cookware is oven-safe up to 450 degrees F and is covered by a lifetime warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde

What's in the Box
8-inch and 10-inch omelet pans, 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart covered saucepans, 3-quart covered saute pan, 8-quart covered stockpot ... Read more

Features

  • Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F; wash by hand; lifetime warranty
  • Set includes 1-1/2- and 2-1/2-quart saucepans, 3-quart saute pan, 8-quart stockpot (all with lids)
  • Also includes 8- and 10-inch omelet pans
  • Hard-anodized outside, nonstick inside for durability and performance and quick cleanup
  • Stainless-steel stay-cool handles; glass covers to monitor cooking; full capacity line helps prevent over-filling

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars I love cooking with these!
I got this cookware set as a wedding gift and have been nothing but happy with them since the first time I used them. The nonstick interior is wonderful. I have cooked a few different things including ground beef, pasta sauces, pasta, and mac and cheese. The meat browned nicely and never stuck to the pan (unlike my old aluminum pans where it would burn to the bottom). I even think the water boils faster...maybe it is just in my head, but I believe the pans distribute heat more evenly and the water boils faster.

I like the glass lids so I can see inside the pan. I can tell if the contents are boiling or simmering (whichever is called for in the recipe).

I forgot about the pasta sauce in the pan overnight and it cleaned out easily the next morning...just a quick rinse and it was clean. The cheese from the mac and cheese wasn't even a problem. I let that sit, too (I'm not exactly the quickest at cleaning up), but it came right off with no extra effort. So far, they have been the easiest pans to clean that I have ever owned. I used to hate washing my cookware, but since I got these, I am happy to clean them since it is so easy!

I highly recommend this cookware set to anyone who wants an easy-clean product that looks nice and cooks well.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poorly made...I deeply regret registering for this set
Getting married, I registered for this Calphalon set at Target. At first I was totally happy with them; I would have given them a 5-star rating. They were working fine, stuff wasn't sticking, and they looked great. However, a couple of months down the road, and a few slightly burnt items, a few trips through the dishwasher, and now absolutely everything sticks to them.
Now, looking at the set more objectively, I realize that my favorite pot to use was one that I got at MacFrugals for like five bucks. Side by side, the cheap one heats stuff faster and is far easier to clean.
All the looks that the set originally had has worn off. Like the other reviewer said, they actually paint on these pots, and the paint isn't heat resistant. So now my beautiful and expensive nonstick cookware set is ugly and the stickiest cookware set I have ever cooked on.
Avoid this set, and from what I'm hearing from all my married friends...AVOID CALPHALON.
I should also say that I have contacted Calphalon customer support regarding my problems as they say that they have a lifetime warranty. Let me just say that their customer support (I'm using it as a title only, as they don't seem to care and the farthest thing from their mind is support) is subpar and completely unresponsive.
If you're reading this, I guess our loss is your gain since you don't have to make the same mistake we did. I don't have any recommendations, but since I'm sure that I have to go buy a new set soon, I'll be sure to post an update when I find a set that is good...maybe I'll just go over to Big Lots or the ninety-nine cent store and see what I can find. So far I've had better luck there than with Calphalon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Customer Service is Excellent!
I have purchased several individual pieces of the Calphalon Contemporary series. Out of the 8 pieces, that I have purchased individually, I have had two that had the "paint" defect on the lid. Both times I called Calphalon customer service first thing in the morning at about 8:00AM EST. Both times I waited less than 5 minutes to speak with a representative. Both times they simply took my name and address and asked me which lid I needed. Both times they immediately sent me a replacement lid which did not have the defect. Both times they did not require me to send anything back. Both times it required no effort on my part except to verbally tell them that the lid was defective.
I totally commend their customer service and will continue buy Calphalon products. It seems that some of you must be living on some other planet or something. I can not figure out why you seem to be having so many problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars Follow-up on my Previous Review and Subsequent Controversy
I would like to reply that we have still yet to even hear back from the company since our most recent inquiry into customer service in order to get a refund for what seem to be a poorly made cookware set. I would like to thank all of those who lent my review credibility by vouching for my in the face of the anonymous review denying my claims. Since this review, my wife and I have met many more people who are disatisfied with Calphalon.

In our opinion, as expressed in our first review that generated all of the controversy within these reviews, this cookware set is attractive but overprice and does not live up to advertising. Please see my first review and the followups for the reasons why. I really hope that through public forums like amazon.com reviews and the ability for consumers to share their experiences, companies and products will be forced to improve.

3-0 out of 5 stars ...
... A) I have seen Caphalon Contenporary NS products in Target stores in Texas. B) I bought a large frying pan to try this set out. It definitely had paint -- or something very akin to it -- on the underside of the edge of the glass lid. And it started to come off after a couple of uses -- flakes of which landed up in the food. I peeled the rest off and it seems to be okay without it. The clerk in the store where I bought it (not Target) told me it was dishwasher safe, so I put it in the dishwasher. It seems to be surviving okay -- still pretty non-stick after a few months of use. All-in-all it is an ok pot, but I'm not sure I'll buy any more. C) I have tried to call Caphalon Customer Support a few times and have never gotten through their wait list (I hang up after about 10 minutes on hold). So it's not too world class as far as I am concerned. ... Read more


118. Cuisinart DCO-24 Die Cast Can Opener
list price: $80.00
our price: $49.95
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Asin: B00005M1VG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Sales Rank: 284
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 3-year warranty against defects
  • One-touch system (no need to hold down lever) for opening any size can
  • Heavy, cast-metal-and-plastic construction: won't tip or slide
  • Cutting arm detaches for quick cleanup; unit wipes clean
  • Compact (4-by-4-3/4-inch footprint), with cord storage to reduce clutter

Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the price!
After a year of buying and discarding no less than five can openers of different makes, it is a relief to find one that finally works. Thank you Cuisinart! The extra money was worth it.

This can opener grips the cans without slipping. The sawtooth wheel upon which the can rides has larger teeth and a more substantial blade to pierce the can than the other can openers we purchased. After using this can opener is easily disassembled for cleaning. Reassembly is a breeze.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Opener
I was looking for a can opener that would open tall cans and after trying a cheap one which was pure junk; I purchased the Cuisinart which works flawlessly. For those comments about it being hard to start a can; try reading the instructions; it's like every can opener sold. Lift the handle and put the can under the cutting blade at a slight angle just so the blade is on the inside of the lip of the can; then press down. You don't even have to hold on to the can. Is that simple enough for you. This is a great can opener; cost a few bucks but well worth it. I highly recommend the Cuisinart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just Throw A Can At It And It Works
Perhaps, like me, you have long been a member of the can-opener-of-the-month club. You have purchased ones that seem to have been made of biodegradable materials, so quick is their deterioration. Or fitting the can in its proper place is a task for a mechanical engineer. Or take my last one; it was impossible to clean, and simply hated to be bothered with opening a can.

Take heart. The higher price for this built-like-a-tank can opener is well worth it. Simply throw a can in the general direction of the Cuisinart and it does its job (I can't understand the complaints of others in this regard; this is by far the easiest to operate electric opener that I have ever owned). The opening mechanism pulls right out for cleaning without requiring some secret code to attain its release. Its above average weight makes it stand firm on the counter, defying any can to try and tip it over. If this opener falls apart I will simply have to go back to mechanical openers. Mine has been working without complaint for several months now. That's a near record time in my house.

5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Customer!!!
This is an EXCELLENT can opener. Beats any of the others. I've been totally satisfied with it, found it very easy to use and easy to clean. I bought it here at Amazon and would recommend highly it to anyone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy-anything is better
This can opener looks nice, is a higher priced opener, and is Cuisinart so you expect something worthwhile. It was the worst can opener Ihave ever tried to use. Doesn't line up, top falls off. Much like the other reviewer said-we gave up and used our manual opener. So we returned it. Now I am trying the Krups, which also looks nice, so far so good. ... Read more


119. Zojirushi NSRNC-18A Automatic Rice Cooker and Warmer with Floral Imprint
list price: $159.99
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B00005YXC1
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Zojirushi
Sales Rank: 1738
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Decorated with delicately drawn and colored flowers, this700-watt appliance cooks up to 10 cups of rice and then automaticallykeeps the rice at the proper temperature for up to 12 hours. A lockinglid ensures rice stays fresh and moist. Lights indicate whether theunit is in "cook" or "warm" mode, and turning on the cooker requiresnothing more than pushing a lever. A nonstick coating on the cookingpan prevents rice from sticking, and the pan can be lifted out of theunit for cleanup. To eliminate clutter on the counter or in storage thepower cord retracts under the unit. The cooker measures 12-1/8 inchesin diameter and 12-7/8 inches high, and comes with a spatula, spatulaholder, and measuring cup. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Includes spatula, spatula holder, measuring cup
  • Cooks up to 10 cups of rice and then automatically keeps it warm
  • Locking lid keeps rice fresh and moist for 12 hours
  • Removable nonstick cooking pan prevents rice from sticking, cleans easily
  • Cord retracts under unit to eliminate clutter

Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
This rice cooker has really impressed me. I became very frustrated with my inexpensive one that spewed starchy water on my kitchen counter and resulted in rice being consistently stuck to the bottom. This rice cooker did not do either one of the things I just mentioned. The rice is perfect every time. This rice cooker delivered on every promise it makes. Being Asian, rice is an extremely important part of my life. Rice is a blessing and represents all the blessings in life. This rice cooker's non-stick pan allows me not to waste one grain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Time Saver
I have used other rice cookers, but this one has spoiled me.
Stop using instant rice! Just start the rice in the morning and
when you are ready for dinner, the rice is warm, moist and ready
for that quick stir fry or mexican burrito recipe. You have never had such fresh tasting rice ready to use when you get home
tired and face cooking dinner. I use basmati, jasmine, brown, or pearl. All come out just great. And I use my Zojirushi as a roll warmer when needed. Works great. This is not a vegetable
steamer, not reccommended for that, but the best rice cooker.

5-0 out of 5 stars I have owned this one for 5 years and it's still going!
I'm not Asian but my husband is. Because of the inlaws my children love rice and seaweed. I was given this rice cooker by my inlaw to make rice for her son, well it's still going strong and I have not had any problems. The unit is beyond easy to use and I make 4 cups of rice as a standard for our family and keep it plugged in for 3 days and the rice stays warm and ready to eat. That's the way my Mother in Law did it, and I have done the same without any problems.
Oh and never, ever use any metal items in the rice cooker or you will ruin it. The plastic spoon is really all you need for fluffing your rice once it's finished cooking.

5-0 out of 5 stars The floral print is key
Growing up in an Asian family, we weren't about to mess around with cheap crumby rice cookers. The Zojirushi 10 cups through the years have kept me well fed for 25 years. If you treat it well (i.e. no metal on the nonstick), they'll last forever. If you don't eat rice every day or don't have a large family, this unit might be overkill. You may think about a 4 or 5 cup. You can, of course, buy this one too. My mom owns 3 rice cookers. If you ever go to an Asian food market, you'll see that practically every rice cooker comes in floral print. I don't trust a rice cooker without flowers on the side. =)

PRO:
Easy perfect rice every time
Can feed a small army
Comes with everything except rice and water
Will last forever with a little care
Floral print

CON:
Not for people living alone
You need to know how to make rice
Kinda pricy, but worth it if you eat a lot of rice

5-0 out of 5 stars The only option!
My mother has been using hers for 20 years. I own this rice cooker and its the only one I would ever buy. Its good for korean style short grain rice which is really sticky. Western style long grain rice works well too. Once I made a paella in it and it was not bad! You can also add pre-soaked beans to your rice.

I think the new "fuzzy logic" models are not worthwhile. I just want to put in the rice and cook it!

There is only one button, so its easy to use. Use the measuring cup that comes with it and then add water up to the corresponding line on the inside of the bowl. For instance, for 3 cups of rice, put water up to the 3 cup line. I prefer moister rice so I add more water, like a 1/2 measure more. The chinese method of adding water to the first knuckle of your finger works too.

Another tip, this is an awesome non stick bowl, but it scrathes really easily. NEVER EVER, put a fork or even a spoon in it. Use the spatula that comes with it. Also never scrub it, wash with a little soap and soft sponge. I mean it, never scrub or you will ruin it right away.

I agree with the other reviewer, its all about the retractable power cord. Why dont all appliances have this? ... Read more


120. Cuisinart ICE-40BK Flavor Duo Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Sorbet Maker
list price: $150.00
our price: $79.95
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Asin: B0000638TN
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Cuisinart
Sales Rank: 767
Average Customer Review: 4.41 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Creating either 1 or 2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt,sorbet, or frozen drinks at home takes only about 20 minutes with thisCuisinart machine, and because it features two separate 1-quartchilling chambers, it can make two flavors at once. Salt, ice, andeffort are not needed. Place the machine's chilling chambers in afreezer for about eight hours to thoroughly freeze the liquid betweenthe walls. Then position one or both of the chambers atop the powerbase, insert the plastic paddles in the chambers, lock the transparenttops in place, and turn on the machine. (A switch activates one or twopaddles as desired.) Add the ingredients in the chambers throughopenings in the top as the paddles turn. The chambers chill theingredients to whatever consistency is desired, though dense treats arehard to make because the paddles churn in air.

Users can add chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, and other specialingredients toward the end. The chambers are nonstick for easy cleanup.Storing them in the freezer ensures frozen confections are only 20 to40 minutes away when the mood strikes. With its power base encased instainless steel, this sleek machine readily wipes clean. It carries athree-year warranty against defects. A detailed instruction bookletcontaining many recipes is included. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • 3-year warranty against defects
  • Makes 1 or 2 quarts ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, frozen drinks
  • Separate 1-quart bowls can create two flavors at once
  • No salt, ice, effort needed: chilling chambers and paddles do the work
  • Openings in tops for adding chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts

Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars My Family Is Thanking Me!
This ice cream maker is so easy to use, especially since it doesn't require rock salt or ice. The ice cream is done in only about 20-30 minutes and the sound of the machine is not at all loud as compared to the old-fashioned ice cream makers that need the salt and ice. The ice cream is a bit soft at first, but once it is kept in the freezer for a few hours, it's the perfect consistency. I will be making more ice cream than I made with my old machine because of the ease.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Ice Cream Maker Ever!!
People are exaggerating the noise level of this machine. It is far quieter than a blender or even a hand mixer. Since it only runs for 20-25 minutes, the noise level becomes negligable. Unless it's on top of the TV you probably won't notice.

Recipes included with the machine are delicious. Be sure and use pasturized in-shell eggs and try replacing sugar with Splenda for a sugar-free treat.

It also looks nice displayed on the kitchen counter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Ice Cream Maker!
This is my third ice cream maker. I received my first ice cream maker as a Christmas gift when I was about 7. I opened the box and the ice cream maker was dirty, it looked used, so we returned it and did not get a replacement.. I had slightly more luck with second ice cream maker, I actually made ice cream in it once! I received the second ice cream maker when I was about 13. It was one of those giant buckets with a big machine that sat on top, you had to fill it with a ton of ice and rock salt. It was really loud, big, messy, took up my whole sink and the ice cream came out horrible. So now here I am, 8 years later, and I see this Cuisinart ICE-40 ice cream maker being advertised on TV.. I had to buy it, so I did. I received it shortly after, opened it up, cleaned the parts, put the 2 bowls in the freezer overnight and the next day I made my first frozen treat: Coca-Cola Slushy. It came out perfect, I just poured a few cups of Cola in and turned the machine on, 15 minutes later I had slushies! I put the rest in the freezer for 30 minutes and it was even better! I was excited so I had to make more, but since I did not have any ice cream ingredients yet, I decided to make another slushy, this time I made lemonade slushy. It was like the slush truck came to my house, it tasted great and came out perfect. The following day I went to the store to pick up ingredients to make Frozen Peach Yogurt and Peppermint Stick Ice Cream... I made the Frozen Peach Yogurt first, it came out perfect, it's really creamy and tastes great (and I don't even like peaches!). So then I started to make the Peppermint Stick Ice Cream (which I hate), which I had confused with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (which I love), so with a little modification, some green food coloring, and Andes Mint Chocolates instead of candy cane chunks, I had perfect green Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. It tastes just like the kind I buy at the store but it is way creamier. The machine makes perfect frozen treats. I was worried after reading some reviews that it would be really noisy but it is not, it is no where near as loud as a blender, it sounds like a muffled can opener. I was surprised how quiet it is. It's real easy to use and clean, and it's easy to make your own recipes. I had some leftovers from the peach yogurt and mint ice cream so I mixed them together and made this excellent vanilla frozen yogurt, which I'm eating as I write this review. It tastes almost like McDonalds Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream. Mmmm!

I am really happy with this purchase, finally an ice cream maker that is easy to use and works!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best!
I bought this as a Father's Day gift for my husband last year. And we are still using and using and using it! Just finished making a Coffee Brulet Granita that was fantastic. Have made everything from rich ice creams to fruit sorbets and they have all come out fantastic. The noise is not that bad and since it makes the ice cream (or whatever!) so fast, the noise doesn't bother us at all. You do have to leave some headroom for the expansion, but once you get used to that, there are no problems. We couldn't be happier and look forward to another long hot summer with lots of cool desserts!

5-0 out of 5 stars Creamy Delights In Minutes!
I recently bought this ice cream maker because I am a pastry chef and I wanted to experiment and have some fun. The first time that I made ice cream, I couldn't believe how easy it was! I made the pineapple sherbet from the recipe book, which has since become a family favorite. I also have made rose petal ice cream, lavender ice cream, pina colada ice cream, and bailey's Irish cream ice cream. This machine has opened many new doors for me in the dessert world. I absolutely love it, I can't wait to try out new flavors! ... Read more


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