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Instant Pot Disappointment

Instant Pot Disappointment

Before you buy your next kitchen appliance, check to see if you can get spare parts. Throwing away an appliance because you can’t get a repair or spare part is wasteful and bad customer service.

Le Creuset is A-OK

Le Creuset is A-OK

It is nice to know that Le Creuset stands behind their products. I just received my replacement 3 1/2 quart french oven.

Stand By Your Sifter

Stand By Your Sifter

I have been a fan of Oxo products for years. They make quality tools that are affordable and work well. I was even more pleased recently when I finally got around to dealing with the cracked lid to my flour sifter.  The Oxo flour sifter comes with two lids, one for...

The Search for a New Mixer: Part 4

Taking the Plunge Most of my research took place in early January. While I was tempted to take the money I had saved and make the purchase, I decided to wait until after my birthday. Although, unlikely to get it as a gift, I didn't want to spoil anyone's surprise. I...

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 3

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 3

As I searched for reviews of stand mixers for making bread dough, both the Bosch Universal and the Magic Mill/Electrolux (now Ankarsrum) mixers rose to the top of the list. The Bosch was less expensive (approximately $360), but also not as attractive. I hate to admit...

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 2

Researching Stand Mixers As I mentioned in my earlier post, after almost killing my beloved KitchenAid twice, I started looking for a mixer that could more easily handle bread dough. I started doing some Google searches on stand mixers folks recommended for this task....

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 1

A few years ago, I went through a bread baking phase. For over a year, I baked bread every weekend. Eventually, it became a chore and not a pleasure and I went back to buying my bread at the store. I would still bake bread on occasion, but it wasn't a weekly...