Griddles are extremely convenient to have set up and ready to go. Just turn it on, crack an egg or whip up some pancake batter, and off you go. The flat, evenly heated cooking surface will do the rest. Another convenient appliance is the slow cooker. Again, minimal amount of work is required: place protein, veggies, spices, and liquid in the pot and wait (after turning it on, that is). If only the two appliances were combined.
Sometimes choice is not a good thing. For example, when presented with the opportunity to have a hot dog or a hamburger, choosing can be difficult. Perhaps location will come into play for the decision: hot dogs at the ballgame, burgers at the backyard party. Or maybe what condiments are on-hand would be the deciding factor. But for those times in the comfort of your own kitchen, with all necessary condiments in the fridge, the best option isn't either/or, but rather, both.
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Convenience in the kitchen is never farther away than the nearest appliance. Specialized contraptions of all shapes and sizes rest on our countertops waiting to be called upon for specific purposes. What can come as no surprise to anyone is that these countertops can become quite cluttered--and quite quickly, as we add to our arsenal of cookery. However, this maze of gadgetry doesn't have to be inescapable; one or two overachieving appliances with multitasking capabilities are all that is needed to create a sense of order into the kitchen.
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Indecision can be a wonderful thing. When choices present themselves, there are times when it seems impossible to make a decision. In the kitchen, sometimes this waffling creates inspiration. Craving for more than one type of food can lead to experimentation when the answer is simply to have both. Spectacular combinations can be formed out of this alliance, from peanut butter and chocolate to fried chicken and waffles.
The Sanyo Indoor Barbecue Grill and Griddle combines two great cooking appliances and merges them into one. With 200 square inches of cooktop real estate, the combination appliance has ample room to … Read more
Outdoor kitchens are more advanced than ever, allowing us to cook more complicated dishes than the standard burgers and brats. But few outdoor appliances pack the same punch in the variety department as this multiple-use cooker by Alfresco.
The VersaPower Multi-Use Cooker lives up to its namesake by combining with a family of accessories that allow you to cook a huge variety of meals. You can add a deep fryer/pasta cooker to cook french fries or boil noodles, or add on a steel pot filler to fill tall stock pots. You can also remove the center trivet and a … Read more
In some kitchens, the electric griddle sits next to the panini press, which sits next to the electric grill. Getting all of those small appliances in one unit would not only save counter space, but might keep a couple of us from going crazy when trying to remember which unit we're supposed to be using for a given meal. The Cuisinart Griddler offers a variety of cooking options for your countertop, letting you get rid of all those other types of electric grills. It performs all the same tasks without requiring any separate units.
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Sometimes you just have to amp a meal up a notch, especially when you have company. You could go for something spicy, or pull out the stops on dessert. Or you could just brand your meat as road kill.
The Road Kill Griddle makes it easy to add tire tracks to your dinner, as well as the words 'road kill' in capital letters. The griddle is impressively easy to use: when you light your grill, you just place your griddle on the grate immediately. It heats up, along with the rest of the grill. You simply cook your meat on … Read more