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Old 07-28-2017, 09:29 AM   #1
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What are your two favorite kitchen appliances?

Large or small, doesn't matter but tell us why ya love em!

My two favs are my KitchenAid stand mixer, the 6000HD with the 1.3HP motor...can even handle rye bread dough...this bad boy is a BEAST.

My other is my GE Profile bread proofer/warming draw. I had this built into my kitchen island when I remodeled and I love it. Great for proofing of course, warming dishes and platters and keeping food warm till it gets to the table. It has several heat settings and has a moisture or dry heat setting depending on what kind of food you're trying to keep warm.

What's your favorite?

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My two favorite? Hmmm. I'd have to say my choices change with the season.

Right now I'm hopelessly in love with our wonderful GE toaster oven. Except for the occasional "large-sized" items, this little wonder allows me to keep from having to fire up our big oven. It's hot here in the summertime. Well into the 100+ range of temps for the last several weeks. Being able to prepare a variety of meals without heating the kitchen up is a real plus. It also has a rotisserie feature that makes fabulous roast chicken and/or Cornish hens. Glenn loves both and will often ask if we can have chicken on the merry-go-round or "little birdies" on the merry-go-round.

My second appliance? Probably our Cuisinart Griddler. Handy for a multitude of tasks. Easy to clean and easy to use.

My answer would be different if it was any of the other four seasons.

Rparrny, your proofing drawer sounds like a winner and would be something I'd be interested in if I had the space.

For years, I've used my microwave for proofing. I simply put a cereal bowl of water in it on HIGH for 4 minutes, then put whatever needs proofing. The bowl of water stays hot for nearly an hour (about as long as most dough needs) and provides a cozy environment for the dough to rise.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:17 AM   #3
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My Zojirushi electric flat top griddle and my new under-counter wine cooler.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:31 AM   #4
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My two favorite? Hmmm. I'd have to say my choices change with the season.

Right now I'm hopelessly in love with our wonderful GE toaster oven. Except for the occasional "large-sized" items, this little wonder allows me to keep from having to fire up our big oven. It's hot here in the summertime. Well into the 100+ range of temps for the last several weeks. Being able to prepare a variety of meals without heating the kitchen up is a real plus. It also has a rotisserie feature that makes fabulous roast chicken and/or Cornish hens. Glenn loves both and will often ask if we can have chicken on the merry-go-round or "little birdies" on the merry-go-round.

My second appliance? Probably our Cuisinart Griddler. Handy for a multitude of tasks. Easy to clean and easy to use.

My answer would be different if it was any of the other four seasons.

Rparrny, your proofing drawer sounds like a winner and would be something I'd be interested in if I had the space.

For years, I've used my microwave for proofing. I simply put a cereal bowl of water in it on HIGH for 4 minutes, then put whatever needs proofing. The bowl of water stays hot for nearly an hour (about as long as most dough needs) and provides a cozy environment for the dough to rise.
I envy your toaster oven, years ago I bought a KitchenAid toaster oven...it was quite pricey too...and I hate it. Makes the worst toast and because of the design inside you are constantly burning the top of your hand when you go to take things out. It's also pretty big and uses up a lot of space on the counter. Sooner or later I will replace it but the price I paid for it makes me wait.
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My two favorite? Hmmm. I'd have to say my choices change with the season.

Right now I'm hopelessly in love with our wonderful GE toaster oven. Except for the occasional "large-sized" items, this little wonder allows me to keep from having to fire up our big oven. It's hot here in the summertime. Well into the 100+ range of temps for the last several weeks. Being able to prepare a variety of meals without heating the kitchen up is a real plus. It also has a rotisserie feature that makes fabulous roast chicken and/or Cornish hens. Glenn loves both and will often ask if we can have chicken on the merry-go-round or "little birdies" on the merry-go-round.

My second appliance? Probably our Cuisinart Griddler. Handy for a multitude of tasks. Easy to clean and easy to use.

My answer would be different if it was any of the other four seasons.

Rparrny, your proofing drawer sounds like a winner and would be something I'd be interested in if I had the space.

For years, I've used my microwave for proofing. I simply put a cereal bowl of water in it on HIGH for 4 minutes, then put whatever needs proofing. The bowl of water stays hot for nearly an hour (about as long as most dough needs) and provides a cozy environment for the dough to rise.
Merry go round? Does it have a rotisserie function????
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My Zojirushi electric flat top griddle and my new under-counter wine cooler.
Why the Zojirushi? I know that their bread machine is coveted by those that use bread machines but I've never seen the griddle.
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Merry go round? Does it have a rotisserie function????
Yes, I mentioned the rotisserie function, which is why Glenn calls it the merry-go-round.
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Yes, I mentioned the rotisserie function, which is why Glenn calls it the merry-go-round.
Now THAT I would love! How much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking?
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Why the Zojirushi? I know that their bread machine is coveted by those that use bread machines but I've never seen the griddle.
Brand loyalty I guess. Growing up in Japan we've always had either Zojirushi or Tiger brands of small appliances. The large griddle is great for doing pancakes or yakiniku (or Korean BBQ) at the table.
Our rice cooker is also a Zojirushi.....but no particular advantage over other brands, including generic brands. We also have a Zojirushi electric hot pot, for stews, sukiyaki, etc..
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Brand loyalty I guess. Growing up in Japan we've always had either Zojirushi or Tiger brands of small appliances. The large griddle is great for doing pancakes or yakiniku (or Korean BBQ) at the table.
Our rice cooker is also a Zojirushi.....but no particular advantage over other brands, including generic brands. We also have a Zojirushi electric hot pot, for stews, sukiyaki, etc..
My daughter swears by her Zojirushi rice cooker and she's had tons of different brands. It was a gift from the wife of her father-in-law who is from China and knows how much rice she eats.
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