Product Ratings: Cuisinart Panini Maker, Krups Panini Maker, Cutting Boards And Butcher Block Islands

10 03 2010

Butcher Block Islands: Kitchen Islands With A Cart

A square kitchen butcher block island that is your kitchen storage and food preparation center essential for gourmet food preparation with butcher block top, 2 basket pull out drawers, slat easy access storage base shelf, 4 utensil hooks, and adjustable glides. Includes accessory kit containing spoon, spatula and tongs. Finished in Black. Some assembly required. We put together our new butcher block islands last night. Easy assembly, maybe took about 30 minutes start to finish. I should add that my husband assembled it himself, I just watched 🙂 I am impressed with the quality of the piece, very sturdy island. The rubber feet keep the piece from sliding all around the kitchen, which is nice. The paint finish is matte, and the wood finish is nicely done. The work surface is not solid butcher block, it’s about an inch thick. I think that’s what kept the price from being outrageous. The top of the butcher block is a bunch of small strips, kind of looks like a mosaic.

Bamboo Cutting Boards: Totally Bamboo Hits A Home Run

The large Congo Parquet 17-1/4-by-13-3/4-by-1-inch cutting board from Totally Bamboo’s cutting board African collection makes a superb gift for the home chef. Like rock-solid butcher blocks made of wood, the board is composed of strips of bamboo laid in end-grain fashion. By alternating direction of the strips, an attractive parquet pattern is achieved, dark-colored in the center of the bamboo cutting boards with two lighter curved sides. Harder than maple, bamboo won’t absorb water, crack, or peel, yet won’t dull your good knives. The warm honey color, which comes from an oven-heating process that caramelizes the bamboo’s natural sugars, goes all the way through, won’t fade, and can even be sanded. After use, simply wash the bamboo cutting board lightly with warm, soapy water, and wipe now and then with mineral oil.

Cuisinart Panini Maker: Tasty Grilled Sandwich Press

Creating restaurant-quality paninis, as well as grilled sandwiches, veggies, pork chops, and more–is simple with this convenient panini press and sandwich maker. The Cuisinart Panini Maker upper and lower 11-by-7-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates provide even grilling and toasting, plus offer a drip spout that makes it easy to drain grease away from food for healthier cooking. Designed like professional Cuisinart Panini Maker units, its floating hinge adjusts to accommodate any thickness for perfectly grilled thin or thick panini and sandwiches. In addition, the panini press and panini sandwich maker features "power-on" and "ready-to-cook" indicator lights and a preset temperature to ensure crisp, golden-brown results. An instruction book with recipes and a cleaning tool with the Cuisinart logo are included.

Krups Panini Maker: Italian Toasted Sandwiches

Grilling burgers, chicken, fish, steaks, and Italian-style sandwiches (panini) with no fuss or mess is easy with this handsome, chrome-clad, countertop grill. On the Krups Panini Maker the top and bottom grilling plates make cooking twice as fast as in a pan, impart appetizing grill marks, and, with their nonstick coating, release food easily and wipe clean with a cloth. Key to the Krups Panini Maker grill’s professional performance is a floating hinge system that automatically adjusts to a food’s thickness for even grilling top and bottom. The Krups grill’s handle stays cool during operating, indicator lights show when the grill is on and when the proper cooking temperature has been reached, and the latch locks for compact, upright storage. The panini maker grill carries a one-year warranty against defects.

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