Blogging Food & Wine: Best Countertop Appliances

Blogging Food & Wine: Best Countertop Appliances

Feb 26, 2008

The March issue of Food and Wine Magazine has 27 "counter top" appliances that they rated good, better and best in each of 9 categories--narrowed down from the original 76 that they tested--and not all of them break the bank, either.

Top awards go to the likes of the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer ($90 retail; $70 at Target), and the Krups FBC4 6-Slice Convection ($200 retail; $180 at Amazon), pictured above.

The lowest cost models won out in the deep fryer and food processor categories of the test, but the rice cooker that was many times more than the others won in that category (the $365 Zojirushi 10-Cup Induction, anyone?)

Our personal favorite won for pannini press: The Cuisinart Griddler (see comments).

We also trust recommendations of our good friends over at The Kitchn. Here are their recommendations:
Best Product: Waring Pro Blender
Best Product: UtiliTea Electric Kettle
Favorite Baking Utensils

Other great links include:
The best kitchen products Dwell recommends
Want to ditch your rice maker and go with a good pot instead? Check out this post from The Kitchn.
And if you're like us, what's the deal with rice cookers, anyway?

-Images from Food & Wine Magazine.

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