Capresso Coffee Grinder: For The Coffee Drinking CrowdFor grinding larger quantities of coffee beans for a coffee-drinking crowd, Capresso’s Coffee Grinder commercial-grade Infinity grinder handles 8-1/2 ounces of beans at a time. Sixteen different settings–four each in the four categories of extra fine, fine, regular, and coarse–let you adjust the grind to the specific blend of coffee and method of brewing. The finest setting is ideal for preparing Turkish coffee, which is a rare feature to find in a grinder. A built-in timer sets the grind for anywhere between 5 and 60 seconds so you can walk away without having to constantly press a button to continue the grinding process. The Capresso Coffee Grinder Infinity has an advanced conical burr design made of steel that is usually only found on commercial grinders. This burr design slows down the gears and reduces the amount of friction and heat to preserve coffee’s flavor and aroma. The Capresso coffee container holds up to 4 ounces of grounds and remains sealed during grinding. For safety, the bean container also needs to be locked into place for the Infinity to operate. For easy cleaning, the bean container grinder and upper burr lift off so you can clean the grinding chamber with the included brush and wipe down the heavy-duty zinc die-cast housing. Conical Burr Coffee Grinder: Cuisinart Grind Burr Mill A stylish conical burr coffee grinder for the serious coffee buff, this Cuisinart Supreme Grind automatic burr mill provides plenty of options and good results in an attractive and tidy structure. This makes it a great appliance for houses where coffee is a steady dietary staple and preferences vary from espresso to French drip. Outfitted with a heavy-duty motor, the machine has 18 grind settings ranging from fine to extra-coarse, which are controlled by a clearly marked, pleasantly clicking dial. Rotate the hopper to personal preference, and the conical burr coffee grinder does the rest, using burr plates for a highly uniform grind that protects bean oils and releases more flavor. Automatic operation in this grinder covers quantity as well–simply set the amount slide control anywhere from 4 to 18 cups. The grinder shuts off when the desired level is reached. Transfer of ready grounds to a coffee pot or espresso group is quick and tidy, because the grind chamber slides out with its clever lid in place.
Smart and elegant, the conical burr grinder has brushed stainless steel housing and black accents in durable plastic. The hopper, hopper lid, grinding burr, and grind chamber all remove easily for cleanup, and a safety feature keeps the grinder from operating without the hopper and chamber in place. Standing 6-3/4 by 9-3/4 by 5 inches, the unit has built-in power cord storage at its base. Cuisinart includes a coffee scoop/cleaning brush in one and covers the machine with an 18-month warranty.
Kitchenaid Can Opener: Heavy Duty Can OpenerHeavy, sturdy, and stylish, this Kitchenaid Can Opener cuts the top off any size can with ease. It’s made of 18/8 stainless steel polished to a mirror finish, with red enamel-like handles, and is dishwasher-safe. The opener’s handles are shaped for a firm grip; they’re weighty enough to provide control, and they have holes to facilitate hanging on a hook or peg. The opener measures 8-1/2 inches long. KitchenAid says the first year of the opener’s lifetime warranty against defects is hassle-free; the company will ship a replacement at no cost and without question if a defect is detected. The main reason I chose it was because it felt good in my hand – heavy enough to feel sturdy, but balanced enough not to feel as though I’m wielding a club. It cuts through cans the first time with a smooth turning mechanism. The gripping handles, while thicker than most, are not too large for small hands. The windmill handle is substantial as well, allowing for a good grip that doesn’t cut into the hands. The Kitchenaid Can Opener oversized knob, super sharp blade and sturdy, comfortable handles allow you to open cans quickly and easily. If food gets on the opener, don’t fret, simply run this gadget through a dishwasher cycle for thorough cleaning. It even matches your red KitchenAid appliances! Because I love Kitchenaid products so much, I assumed that this was just a defective can opener, threw it away, and bought another.