Best Product Searches: Bread Machine Mix, Oxo Can Opener And Bialetti Brikka Espresso Maker

8 02 2010

Bread Machine Mix: Creating Tasty Bread For The Family

I purchased these bread machine mixes intending to use the finished product with bread dipping herbs and olive oil. My guess was right, this bread went perfectly! I baked it in my bread machine mix and it turned out beautifully with the setting for a medium crust. All I had to add was a little bit of oil and some water. Fresh bread doesn’t get any easier than that! My only complaint is that one of the boxes of bread mix did not have the yeast packet included as it should have. Other than that, no complaints at all. The price was also very reasonable. The bread smelled delicious as soon as the mixing began and got even better during baking. The loaf rose very high and the herb flavor was great (not overpowering). In addition to traditional loaf bread, this makes great rolls, pizza crust, and calzones. The Amazon price is good, too, compared to my local grocery, where these are sold in the "organic" bread mix section (with the requisite "organic" price tag) for twice as much.

Oxo Can Opener: Lids and Tin Cans Beware

Sometimes the wheel needs to be reinvented, and the side-operation can opener, like this Good Grips Smooth Edge model from Oxo Can Opener, is a case in point. Designed to operate on the horizontal, the opener makes a smooth cut below the can edge. The lid doesn’t fall into the can, and the opener makes minimal contact with can contents. Built-in lid pliers let you grip the lid without touching it for clean and efficient removal. Though the large handles may be unwieldy for small hands, Oxo Can Opener does use soft, nonslip material for a more comfortable grip. Like most standard manual openers, this Oxo can opener unit is designed for right-handed operation. It measures 7-1/2 inches long and is safe for the dishwasher. No matter how much you might love your electric can opener it’s not going to do a heck of a lot for you during a power outage. Every kitchen should have a sturdy manual can opener at the ready. This one is so easy to use, and comfortable, that you may decide you prefer it to your electric model after all. Additionally this Oxo opener cuts the can open from the side as opposed to from the top, keeping both the cutting blade and metal shavings out of the food within the can, as well as allowing you to replace the metal lid, should you so desire.

Bialetti Brikka Espresso Maker: Espresso In Just A Few

This is the best Bialetti Brikka Espresso Maker you can get. better than espresso made on $1k+ machines. The Bialetti Brikka is unlike any other Bialetti stovetop, trust me. It looks similar but it ain’t the same beast. the way the coffee explodes out of the Bialetti Brikka Espresso Maker makes it seem like something terribly wrong has happened (it’s horrifying the first time you hear it). But it’s actually making a delicious crema just for you. It’s a delicate art form, you have to follow preparation directions to a "T." I’m still trying to figure out the best time to turn off the heat, the best time to remove from heat, the best time to pour, because it all affects the crema. I have both and the 4 cup never gets use because it doesn’t taste as good as the 2 cup version. honestly. Unfortunately, there is no distribution for the 2 cup in america so you have to find an italian website that has it and order from there. It will take four weeks or more to get to you. yeah, I know. it blows. But I have both and I know what I’m talking about. I’m not even a connoisseur, I just want coffee that doesn’t totally suck. the 4 cup is just okay, but you’re missing out on the real deal.

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