December 13th, 2010 by Sarah
Using the Breville BSG520XL is really quite simple. It is a sandwich maker and with this sort of kitchen appliance it is easy to prepare a number of different panini recipes. This sort of toasted sandwich tastes really good. You might be surprised to hear that it is not the filling that is the most important ingredient, it is the bread that you choose to use. Of course, the filling obviously makes a big difference to the taste. There are so many different recipes that you can try.
In this article I shall spend a bit of time talking about the features of the Breville Panini Duo machine and why this makes a good choice as a home panini maker. Then we can go on to look at some of the features of a good panini recipe. Is it the case that the more we put into our sandwiches the better they will taste? This is something that we will examine shortly.
Now, we can spend a bit of time considering the design of the BSG520XL. Some of the things that are noticeable about this device is that it has nice hot plates that are covered in a non-stick material. This ensures that sandwiches that you make will not stick. Even if some of the filling over flows, it is very easy to remove. One of the important points about this design is that you do not have to add extra butter or oil to the outer sides of your sandwiches, unless you want to of course.
With this sort of panini maker, there are many different styles of hot sandwich that you can prepare. The floating hinge design lets it close onto both thick and thin sandwiches alike. One thing to bear in mind is that we do not have to add lots and lots of fillings to your sandwiches. Sometimes just a combination of two or three ingredients can work really well. Often something crunchy, like crispy bacon, combined with a cheese works really well. There are so many different panini recipes to try. You can find lots of these on the internet.
December 9th, 2010 by Sarah
If you have a look on the Amazon website for rice cookers you will notice that the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 is currently one of the most expensive machines that is being sold. This kitchen appliance costs upwards of $250. For most of us, this is not cheap. But this does not mean that it is not good value for money. This is going to be the subject of this article. I do not think there is anything wrong with spending a lot of money on the right kitchen appliances. From the research that I have conducted into the various Micom rice cookers on the market today, I am convinced that this 5 1/2 device is one of the best value options.
First of all I will give a brief run down of rice cooker manufacturers and who makes the best machines. Then I want to focus on one particular model. The reason for this is that as I discussed above, I think that the Zojirushi NP-HBC10 offers households something very special when it comes to cooking rice.
It is the Japanese brands that produce the best rice cookers in the world today. This is very hard, if not impossible, to dispute. We all know just how popular rice is in the Far East. Combined with this is the world famous Japanese electronics industry. Therefore it is no surprise that they have invented some particular technologies that allow their machines to produce superior rice.
The biggest advance has been the introduction of Micom components to these devices. What this has done is change the rice cooker from an electrical appliance into an electronic one. This is simply a higher technology version. The way that Micom works is much more sophisticated than simply an on/off function of more basic models. This is because they are able to actually control the way that the machine works. Micom is in charge of the actual temperature that the rice is cooked at as well as the duration of the cooking process itself. This is why machines such as the NP-HBC10 from Zojirushi are worth every penny.
November 11th, 2010 by Sarah
American customers are unable to purchase the Breville VST012 Sandwich Press. This is because it is a model that is sold in the United Kingdom. Conversely, U.K. customers cannot get units like the Breville Panini Duo because they are the American models. Machines that are sold in these countries areas of the world vary in styling and some of the design features are a bit different too.
You can find the Breville VST012 Sandwich Press for sale at online retailers such as Amazon. They are selling this machine less than the RRP of 40 pounds. So as a budget sandwich maker I think this is a really good option. To be honest, I do not really think that a fancy machine is required at all. All I want one of these grills for is to make hot toasted sandwiches. All of the other functions are un-necessary for me. Therefore more expensive machines do not really offer anything that I want.
Preparing two or more toasties concurrently is feasible with many of toasted sandwich machines available these days. Prior to toasting your sandwich, you need to join the electrical cord to an electricity supply. Once you have done this, the device will begin to heat up. The hot plates on the interior get very hot however the surface part should remain safe to come into contact with.
The outside surface is prevented from becoming dangerously hot. This could be dangerous.Toasties are sealed together because the lid comes down and presses the upper layer of bread into the lower one around the edges. It also puts a diagonal line across your sandwich. This turns the sandwich into a pocket containing the filling and keeping it from escaping.
The Breville VST012 Panini Press makes a good choice for anyone living in the United Kingdom that wants a machine to toast sandwiches. It is very easy to clean because both upper and lower hot plates are flat. Literally all that you have to do is give it a wipe with some kitchen towel after each use.