It’s that time of year when I march into my basement pantry and pull out the bread machine. I know why I do it. It’s because the weather is cooler, and I’m starting to cook heartier meals– soups, lasagna and other pasta dishes. Just as it begins to turn dark outside, I generally start a fire and open a bottle of red wine. But nothing warms the soul more than the smell of freshly baked bread, and nothing compliments a hearty meal more than a loaf of bread made fresh in your kitchen. Here are three of our top-rated bread machines to get you through the winter, along with a few delicious bread machine recipes you’ll want to save.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Goods and was written by Viewpoints reviewer ms1708.
From cappuccinos to lattes and espresso, the majority of people opt to buy these beverages because they don’t have an espresso or cappuccino machine at home. These machines look daunting and expensive, but they can actually be easy for you and your wallet. Over at Viewpoints, we tried to answer the question, “What is the best espresso machine under $200?” and came up with three results.
Microwaves are the miracle kitchen appliance. They’re fast, easy to use and generally very affordable. But there are so many out there, how do you know which microwave ovens will last and which ones are worth the money? Over at Viewpoints we were asked a question about microwaves, and think we can help out this mom in need.
When it comes to saving energy with your appliances, dishwashers are one of the main contenders to consider. From the wash cycle to heated drying, washing your dishes can be an intensive daily process. Most current dishwashers are actually Energy Star qualified. But what does that really mean, and how can you make the most of yours?
When you are ready to buy a refrigerator you want the best, and whether you want to spend a little or a lot, you want to get the best value for what you are spending. Below are the top five models from Consumer Reports for 2013 and how they matched up with the same or similar models reviewed on Viewpoints.
A slow cooker – informally known as a crock pot after the Crock Pot® brand – is one kitchen appliance that everyone should own. They are small, simple to operate, save time and can cook all your favorite things – from meat and seafood to soups and stews! So, how do you choose which slow cooker to buy? Undoubtedly you don’t want to sacrifice the quality of the product or the money in your wallet, but you might be overwhelmed with all of your options. Lucky for you, we’ve made it simple. We’ve created a slow cooker buying guide.
Chances are something in your kitchen is OXO Good Grips brand, even if it’s just a measuring cup. Aside from the standard kitchen tools, this top-rated brand now has some incredibly helpful gadgets to help make home cooking a breeze. Using OXO Good Grips reviews, we have the lowdown on some of their newest products designed to save you time and effort in the kitchen. With handy designs and affordable prices, these are some products worth checking out.
I live in a cold state and the winters here are quite brutal. Even as I type the wind chill temperatures today range around -20 degrees Fahrenheit. And with the frigid temperatures, there have been many power outages due to ice on the lines and accidents. A month ago there were many people across the state who lost power for 5 to 6 days. Unfortunately, power outages can happen any time and anywhere. Then you start wondering how long the food in your refrigerator will last when the power goes out.
Have you ever wondered if it is time to get a new refrigerator? If you have a refrigerator that is more than 10 years old there are some warning signs. When it comes to getting a new refrigerator it is usually a major purchase and shouldn’t be taken lightly. These tips can help you if you see your refrigerator acting questionably and need to decide if it’s time to upgrade to a new one.