Daily Reviews Include The Cuisinart Griddle, Indoor Air Purifiers And Electric Turkey Fryers

6 01 2010

Cuisinart Griddle Review: Cuisinart GR-4 Griddler Stainless-Steel

The Cuisinart Griddler makes “multifunctional” an understatement! Make perfect panini… plus! With four separate cooking options, it can handle everything from pancakes to sausages to grilled cheese to steaks, hamburgers and panini. It helps you prepare more servings of more kinds of food in less time, so you can cook for a crowd — no one has to wait! Simply change the cooking plates and adjust the floating hinge to use the Griddler as a Contact Grill, a Panini Press, or your choice of an extra-large double Open Grill or Griddle.

The unit features a sturdy panini-style handle and convenient indicator lights, as well as nonstick grill and griddle plates that are removable, dishwasher-safe, and designed to drain grease away from food for healthier cooking. Two dishwasher-safe drip cups to collect grease are included, plus a dishwasher-safe scraping tool for easy griddle cleanup.

A floating hinge and two sets of cooking plates turn this Cuisinart Griddle multifunctional unit into a contact grill, panini press, large open grill, or griddle. Made of brushed stainless steel, this four-in-one, space-saving appliance offers cooking options that range from pancakes, sausages, and grilled cheese to fish, hamburgers, and panini. Its floating hinge adjusts to the thickness of food, while adjustable temperature controls ensure griddle food is cooked properly.

Indoor Air Purifier: Honeywell Air Purifiers Get The Job Done

Make your home free from airborne pollutants and allergens like dust, molds, tobacco smoke, pets and even unpleasant odor with the Honeywell 50250 HEPA Round Air Purifier. This indoor air purifier has filtration technology that makes your home 99.97% free from these health-threatening particles. This product is proudly manufactured by Honeywell, a trusted name in air purifiers.

As attested by most reviews, this unit is a favorite among allergy sufferers and health conscious moms. And why not as it efficiently eliminates allergens like dust, pet dander, molds, tobacco smoke with its Indoor True HEPA Permanent Filter and the patented 360° air intake and discharge which effectively cleans indoor air.

The charcoal pre-filter further boost its performance by eliminating unpleasant indoor smells of tobacco smoke, cooking, and pets. And completely say goodbye to your runny nose, red itchy eyes, and all other uncomfortable allergic reactions with its 3 air cleaning power levels.With its large area coverage, this unit can take on the whole house (with bedroom doors open) plus the large sitting and dining areas. This is a big plus when it comes to saving on time as you get to purify your household air in just one go.

Another very user-friendly feature with this product is the permanent Indoor Air Purifier HEPA filter. The filter is designed with easy-to-clean maintenance. As for the charcoal pre-filter, monitoring filter life s also made easy with Intelli-Check feature that keeps you updated if it’s the time for filter change.

Electric Turkey Fyers: They Make Some Gorgeous Tasting Turkey

Deep-frying whole turkeys has become fantastically popular in southern Louisiana over the past several years. The turkey is anything but greasy; the deep-frying process seals the outside and the turkey remains incredibly juicy, while the skin gets wonderfully crispy.

Just be careful you don’t do like my friend Rick did and set your pot of oil on fire … more non-klutzy people manage to do just fine with this. Seriously, be careful and always always do this outdoors only. A few people have burned their houses down trying to do this indoors or under a carport. Done carefully and outdoors, this is a safe and wonderful way to make turkey.

There are a zillion ways you can season this with the injector — some folks like using the liquid seafood boil seasoning (which I do not recommend … that stuff is for boiling seafood, not frying turkeys), but there are as many different ways as there are Louisianians. For instance, Bill from Bunkie, La., who fries turkeys frequently, wrote in and said that for injecting he uses one bottle of liquid garlic juice, one bottle of Tiger Sauce, one bottle of Cajun Sunshine sauce, and two tablespoons of red pepper. Try anything you like. Your mileage may vary.

Another Gumbo Pages reader says, "I have been deep frying turkeys now for about 3 years. Basically I use 5 gallons peanut oil heated to 375 degrees. This allows me to cook turkeys up to 20 lbs. My electric equipment is an outdoor stove outputting about 180,000 BTU’s and a 60 quart pot with strainer basket. I have just been seasoning the turkey with a rub comprising of salt, garlic and pepper. Usually I will do from one to three turkeys at a setting, using less seasoning on the second and third turkey. I have found if the oil is strained through cheese cloth it can be used if stored in a cool place for up to 6 months." Kevin Jolley writes in to say, "I just wanted to write to correct a few things about electric turkey fryers your fried turkey recipe. 1. keep your oil temperature to between 325-350; 2. turkeys 12 lbs and under 2-1/2 minutes per pound, and 12 lbs and over 3 minutes per pound; 3. if your turkey is floating it is overcooked. We always use a Cajun Injector and an injector sauce."

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