KitchenAid Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Review

Kitchenaid mixer Attachment pack
We purchased the Kitchenaid Mixer Attachment pack which came with the Kitchenaid Fruit and Vegetable strainer, the KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment and the KitchenAid Food Tray Attachment. We found this to be the most convenient way to purchase these products seeing we didn’t already own them. But the item can be purchased separately as well.

This attachment purees fruits and vegetables. Perfect if you want to make baby food. You need the food grinder attachment for this to work so you will need to buy that separately. You can get the food grinder attachments at Amazon.

Most people absolutely love how well this attachment works for making apple sauce and tomato sauce. Unfortunately it’s not as handy if you want to strain blackberries or raspberries and there is a possibility that they could damage the strainer.

The reviews for this product are excellent with only minor gripes by most consumers – the ones with the gripes were those who had strained those seeded type fruits like raspberries or blackberries.  In fact many people mentioned that this is their most commonly used KitchenAid attachment.

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Kitchenaid 4 Slice Toaster Reviews

kitchen-aid-4-slice-toaster-reviewsKitchenaid actually markets two different types of 4 slice toasters. The difference between them, other than the price, is that one has 4 slots for 4 slices of bread and the other has 2 slots for 4 slices of bread.

We are going to take a look at both to see which one makes the grade.

2 Slots/4 Slices – Kitchenaid 4 Slice Toaster KTT570

This toaster is around $20 cheaper than the 4 slot version which you can read about below. So what makes it cheaper? Basically, it comes down to features.

Apart from the features and options, the main difference between this toaster and the 4 slot/4 slice is that the two slots means that you can put in any length of toast or bagel.

What We Like

  • This Kitchenaid toaster is cool to the touch. This is important especially when there are kids around who just want to touch everything.
  • The slots are wide enough to fit bagels.
  • There are an amazing 9 heat settings including one specifically for bagels and also one for frozen breads.
  • It comes with a removable crumb tray which makes it easy to clean.
  • You can store the cord under the base.
  • It also has a reheat button which I love.
  • It comes in three different colors – white, empire red and onyx black

What We Don’t Like

  • There wasn’t much that we could find wrong with this toaster in terms of features and options however we found that a number of reviews on the net mentioned that this toaster really didn’t cook toast evenly.

Where Can I Get The Best Price?

We found the prices to be fairly static across the net so we can’t really give a best price. Our preference is as they are known for their good service AND they also provide FREE SHIPPING for this item.

4 slots/4 slices – Kitchenaid 4 Slot/4 Slice Metal Classic Toaster

KitchenAid 4-slice Metal Classic Toaster, RedI really like the look of this toaster. To me it looks like something that would be used in a commercial setting so it just speaks of quality and durability.

The features and options on this toaster just set it apart from the rest and the dual controls are a brilliant addition to this already great toaster.

What We Like

  • This toaster has specific settings for toasting bagels which means it toasts the cut side more than the uncut side.
  • This toaster has dual settings so you can set the controls independently. For instance. you can toast two bagels on one side with specific settings just for those bagels and on the other two pieces of toast with totally different settings…and you can do it all at the same time.
  • The exterior of the toaster is kept cool to the touch which is great if you have kiddies around.
  • The extra wide slots allow for toasting of bagels.
  • It has a warming function which warms the toast rather than toasting it even further.

What We Don’t Like

  • Nothing really. This is one quality toaster that does the job exceptionally well. The bells and whistles are what really sets this apart. We were hard pressed to find a negative review for this one on the net.

Our Recommendation

Well it’s obvious that we prefer the 4 slots/4 slices toaster and for the extra $20 we would have to go with this one.

Where Can I Get The Best Price?

We found that this toaster was priced fairly evenly across most merchants. Our preference is always for their quality service PLUS they offer free shipping for this item.

Cookware Review: Calphalon 10pc Tri-Ply Cookware Set

calphalon-tri-ply-10pc-cookware-set-reviewWe have just added our latest cookware review and this time it is for the Calphalon 10pc Tri-Ply Copper Cookware Set.

If you have always wanted a set of copper cookware, but like me have thought twice about spending thousands of dollars for the privilege, then this is the cookware set for you.

We have found this set on the net
for under $450
which is exceptional value for money.

The Calphalon Tri-Ply range is stylish and durable and should last you a lifetime.

Read our full review of this cookware set here: Calphalon 10pc Tri-Ply Copper Cookware Set

Or check out our complete list of Cookware Reviews.

Turbo Oven Review – Convection Oven Review

Secura Halogen Infrared Turbo Convection Countertop Oven, Deluxe Package W/extender Ring;tong;cook Racks 777MHEarlier this year I brought a turbo (convection) oven after one of the women at work told me how fantastic they are.

I have to agree with her and I was so impressed I brought all the kids one and they are all equally as impressed.

The oven sits on the bench top and I cook roasts and vegetables to perfection in it. There is also a wash cycle that makes the glass bowl and the stainless steel shelves easy to clean up in moments.

I have never liked my roasts cooked in the microwave, they just don’t seem to taste as they should, the meat looks pale and unappetising and pork crackling just doesn’t work in a microwave. Whereas the turbo oven cooks pork crackling just perfect and roast meat and veges to perfection.

I thoroughly recommend a turbo oven for convenience and great cooking results. I know I wouldn’t be without minet.

A turbo oven draws heat from the outside, heats it and swirls it around the food to cook it.

The oven is so easy to clean, simply add some water and detergent and turn the dial to clean and the timer 5 minutes. The turbo action swirls the water around and loosens all the grease, then when the oven cools to the stage where I can pick it up safely without burning myself, I pour out the water and simply rinse the bowl in fresh washing up water and wipe it over with a clean tea towel to dry.

I tend to leave the stainless steel racks in the oven when I am running it through the clean cycle as I find it makes them easy to clean as well.

I love mine so much that I brought one for  my daughters and my daughter in law for christmas. They love their turbo ovens as much as I love mine. In fact my D-I-L brought a second one as she has a large family, and she uses one for the meat and one for the veges.

This is one purchase you will never regret.

Where Can You Buy a Turbo Oven?

We found the best prices at!!

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