Reviews Today Include Filter Coffee Machines, Gold Coffee Filters And Oster Toaster Ovens

13 01 2010

Filter Coffee Machine: Zojirushi Does It Right

Lots of folks dislike the burnt flavor that filter coffee gets when it sits in a glass pot over a heating element. To avoid this, coffee shops often brew right into large thermal pots to keep the coffee warm without it becoming overcooked. The Zojirushi Fresh Brew does that, too, but in home-sized batches. It looks great, too, with a glossy black body and stainless steel carafe and brew basket.

To brew, lift the lid and swing the water outlet spout to one side while the filter is being loaded; the spout will return to its proper position when the lid is closed. A small red ball in the water gauge makes it extra simple to read. And an electronic clock module also serves as a timer that will start the brewer at a specified time. The carafe’s lid is designed to be on during brewing, with a small cap to help keep the heat in after it’s ready. The filter Fresh Brew machines also has a pause-and-serve function that stops the flow for 30 seconds while a cup of coffee is served.

To clean the filter coffee machines brewer unit machine, use a solution of white vinegar and water, following the instructions in the accompanying booklet. The machine unit is not immersible. The exterior can be wiped with a damp soft rag; do not use abrasives or scouring pads. The filter reservoir is removable; clean with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. The coffee brewer measures 15 by 12 by 9 inches (includes carafe handle when unit is completely assembled), and it uses #4 cone-shaped disposable paper filters. The Fresh Brew comes with a detailed instruction booklet. Zojirushi guarantees its products with a one-year limited warranty.

Oster Toaster Ovens: Something Special In A Small Package

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or an afternoon toaster snack, this versatile six-slice toaster oven features an extra-large capacity and convection technology for baking, broiling, toasting, and warming a variety of foods–everything from a tall roast to a full 12-inch pizza. The Oster toaster oven unit’s fully adjustable 150- to 450-degree F thermostat allows for precise cooking with consistent results, while light to dark toast settings accommodate individual preferences. Other Oster highlights include double-walled construction to ensure enhanced heat retention, a glass door for quick viewing, an auto-advance rack for safe removal of cooked foods, and a handy 60-minute timer with automatic shut-off and a bell signal.

Oster Cool-Touch side handles make it easy and safe to move the Oster toaster ovens around on the countertop, and cleanup is a breeze thanks to the continuous-clean nonstick interior and front-loading removable crumb tray. Accessories include two reversible/removable cooking racks, plus a baking pan and broiler insert.

Gold Coffee Filter: Easy On The Environment

Coffee enthusiasts and aficionados say that gold coffee filters are the better choice over paper coffee makers. Paper coffee filters seem to be the more practical choice, since these are cheaper than gold filters.
Furthermore, paper filters are more accessible and abundant, as a number of coffee companies manufacture paper filters for almost every coffee maker, such as Melitta Coffee Filters, Mr. Coffee Coffee Filters, and Bunn Coffee Filters, among others.

However, using gold coffee filters does have significant advantages over using paper filters. First of all, gold coffee filter actually give better tasting coffee. Paper filters would retain and absorb some of the essential coffee oils, affecting the overall taste of the coffee, and not to mention that these have a tendency to leave a papery or cardboard like taste to your coffee.

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