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Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray

Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray

The Kitchen Crop Sprouter is the easy way to produce fresh, hight-quality sprouts in your own kitchen.

In just 2-4 days enjoy healthful sprouts in soups, salads and sandwiches. The three trays make it possible to grow up to three different flavors at once.

The Kitchen Crop Sprouter makes sprouting fast, easy and fun.

Comes with 2oz of Organic Alfalfa Seeds

Grow a variety of sprouts in 2-4 days
Three growing trays
Great for vegetarians
Completely reusable & dishwasher safe
Includes :

3 x 6" diameter sprouting trays
Water reservoir
Cover
Water collection basin
Overall height is 8.25 inches

  • The Kitchen Crop Sprouter is the easy way to produce fresh, hight-quality sprouts in your own kitchen
  • In just 2-4 days enjoy healthful sprouts in soups, salads and sandwiches.
  • The Kitchen Crop Sprouter makes sprouting fast, easy and fun.

Rating: (out of 53 reviews)

List Price: $ 27.19
Price: $ 11.75

Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray Reviews

Review by eShirl:

So easy I'm sorry I waited so long to try it! Living in a small apartment for several years, I've missed having an outdoor garden to grow my own vegetables. This is a great alternative for me. Just remember to run water through it twice a day. (My brother recommends 3/4 trayful of water with 1 tablespoon vinegar, followed by 3/4 trayful of plain water (don't forget to empty the bottom water tray), to supress undesired things such as mold; this is working great and the seeds are sprouting fine.) For seeds I'm using "zesty sprouting mix" from NOW foods.

Review by Amy Finlay:

I've had this for years and it works great. It's a big step up from the jar method. Sprouts do not get jostled when rinsed, so they grow neatly in an upward direction. Water drains surprisingly well for perfectly horizontal trays. Just add water to the top 2x day, and empty the accumulation in the bottom as needed.

I rinse it in the morning and before bed. It quickly became a habit for me. Once I start it going, I will just add new sprouts to a tray as I empty it, and I'm never out of sprouts. If I'm wanting an extra amount of sprouts on hand, I'll add a double amount to the newly emptied tray, and then transfer half of it to the next one that becomes empty. This gives the sprouts a head start, and if they're transfered to their final tray within a few days, they'll still grow nicely in an upward direction. I find this is important with alfalfa sprouts, because you don't really want the foliage part to get flopped over once it gets going, or it retains too much water and might require a third rinse per day to guarantee freshness.

One note regarding the flow between levels: sometimes the unit requires tipping towards the little spigots to get the water flow started. One can also do this to drain the few drops of water that remains in the trays if one desires.

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Maxam® 12pc Kitchen Cooking Tool (Utensil) Set

Maxam® 12pc Kitchen Tool Set

Limited lifetime warranty. .88 Open Stock Value. Gift boxed.

Suggested Retail Price : .95

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

List Price: $ 38.70
Price: $ 12.48

Milen Handy Caddy - Black

As Seen On TV, Handy Caddy, Small Counter Top Appliance Roller Tray, Allows Easy Of Movement Of Coffee Makers, Toasters, Mixers & Other Counter Top Appliances With Out The Hassle Of Lifting & Dragging The Appliances Out From Under The Over Head Cabinets, An Easy Solution To A Real Problem.

  • Takes effort out of accessing frequently used kitchen appliances
  • Fits under kitchen cabinets; tucks flush against wall
  • Simply slide back when not needed
  • Easy to clean; dishwasher safe
  • ABS plastic; 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Rating: (out of 9 reviews)

List Price: $ 10.00
Price: $ 8.25

Milen Handy Caddy - Black Reviews

Review by M. Dean:

I love my handy caddy. It allows my coffee maker to slide out from underneath my kitchen cabinets when I need to brew some coffee. Then afterward, it slides right back, allowing me more space on my countertop.

Review by Grandma Bon:

This is so perfect for my kitchen. I always had to manually pull my coffee pot out in order to put the water in. Sometimes I just left it out, which gave me less room on my countertop. This works so well for me, it slides so easy. I am a sucker for seen on tv inventions, and I think this is the best one I ever bought.

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Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Electric Multi-Cooker and Fryer

Premium nonstick finish, inside and out for stick-free cooking and easy cleaning, fully immiscible and dishwasher safe with heat control removed.

  • Multi-cooker can be used to steam, stew, simmer, braise, boil, roast, and deep-fry
  • Versatile basket with metal handle snaps onto the rim for easy draining
  • Heavy cast-aluminum base heats evenly; nonstick surfaces; tempered-glass lid
  • Stay-cool handles; dishwasher-safe with Control Master heat control removed
  • Measures approximately 10-1/5 by 8-2/7 by 10-2/5 inches

Rating: (out of 11 reviews)

List Price: $ 44.99
Price: $ 29.95

Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Electric Multi-Cooker and Fryer Reviews

Review by Michael I. Gorchov:

This unit is similar to the one I have (old style 06000), so I have included my review here as well.

I bought one at Walmart last year. I use it pretty often, but mostly for making popcorn. Turn temp to 350, put a couple-three tablespoons of peanut oil in the bottom, and then when the oil heats up throw in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn. Put the cover on and keep the pot moving while the corn pops. When the corn has just about stopped popping, turn the heat off and pour the popcorn into a bowl. Butter, salt and eat. YUM!

I've deep-fried scallops in it, steamed vegetables, cooked rice, made soup and even baked potatoes. The thing works great! I wasn't going to write a review until I saw Alton Brown talk some trash about it on Good Eats. I got pretty defensive about my humble Presto cooker! He was doing a silly episode about "man food" like corn dogs and thin, square hamburgers. Well, when Mr. Brown was explaining how to fry the corn dogs he said (while holding a Presto mutlti-cooker) that a pot with an heating element on the outside of the bottom wasn't a good idea because first the element had to heat the pot and then it had to heat up the oil. Too slow. After that he displayed three home-use rectangular fryers with immersion type heating elements. He said they were also better because they each had cooking baskets and break-away magnetic cords. He picked the one with the digital controls, while implying that this was somehow better than the manual rotary temp control.

I don't know if A. B. gets paid for product placement on his show, but I really thought he was being disingenuous regarding the Presto "pot." First of all, about the heating element on the bottom of the Presto cooker: During the frying demonstration, Mr. Brown had some text placed over the screen that said that if you didn't have a special electric fryer, that a pot on the stove-top would work fine. Isn't that interesting? What the heck is a pot on the stove, but just a heating element on the outside of a pot that heats up the pot and then the oil inside? That's exactly what he was criticizing the Presto kettle about. What gives? Secondly, the Presto cooker DOES TOO have a magnetic break-away electric cord to keep the unit from tipping when the cord is yanked by accident. Also, the Presto cooker DOES TOO come with a frying-steaming basket, which Brown implied it didn't have. Nya, nya, nya! See, I can be just as immature as Alton Brown!

I don't know if the rectangular fryers are really better, but I'm sure they cost a lot more. My Presto cooker was .85 at Walmart. I keep it in a lower cabinet - it doesn't take up much space there. I pull it out when I need it. It's inexpensive, easy to use, and simple. When we go to Maine in August, I'm allowed to take only one of my counter-top appliances. So, I just take the Presto cooker with me. Normally, I cook steel cut oats in a small bowl, sitting in water, in a slow cooker (a bain marie - sort of - found the idea here [link deleted]) I can do the same thing with the Presto cooker. And I have a pot with me on vacation that I can do so much more with.

One last thing. With my slow cooker I use a plug-in timer called a Rival Smart-Part. But it's not rated to control the wattage of the Presto multi-cooker. I found a heavy-duty programmable digital timer that I use to turn the Presto cooker off and on automatically. This device really allows me to use the Presto cooker like a slow cooker, without over-cooking stews and such when I am out of the house all day. The Presto multi-cooker is a terrific appliance! Buy one now, and don't believe everything you see on TV!

Flash Update! Here is another reason to buy a Presto multi-cooker: I'm making a beef stew with red wine tonight. What a mess browning the stew beef! I have a 3 quart Wagner cast-iron chicken fryer, and this is what I used to brown the beef chuck cubes. These days the meat hasn't been aged much, and so it is very difficult to brown properly. I managed to do it in batches, but the stove-top got pretty messy by the time I was done. I put the browned meat, vegetables, and garlic into the Presto cooker ( I made sure to deglaze the chicken fryer with wine and include all the tasty bits) and continued to cook the stew. And then I could proceed to clean up the stove-top while the beef stew simmered away in a different part of the kitchen. I am very pleased not to have to clean up all that oil splatter after dinner!

Review by Foyus:

I've had mine sine either 1997 or 1998. Thereabout. Right now as I write, I'm frying some fish and the result has always been as it was when I first bought it. I'm looking for a replacement basket because someone, whom I let use my deep fryer for a party, lost my basket. That was 11 years ago. I've been frying without the basket since then and it's the same result. Now I want to get a new basket, not a new fryer. For as long it works, I will continue to use it. So expect me back in 15 years.

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Total Chef TCG08G-CA 4IN1 Sandwich, Waffle, Grill & Griddle

This Koolatron Total Chef 4 in 1 Grill is a Sandwich Maker, Waffle Baker, Grill & Griddle all in one compact little machine that won't take up too much space in your kitchen. Have fun with the kids making meals with easy to use cooking plates that are non-stick coated and dishwasher safe. Stands on end for easy storage.

  • Easy pop in & out cooking plates
  • Non-stick coated & dishwasher safe
  • Power on/ready lamps
  • Stands on end for easy storage

Rating: (out of 13 reviews)

List Price: $ 39.99
Price: $ 35.98

Total Chef TCG08G-CA 4IN1 Sandwich, Waffle, Grill & Griddle Reviews

Review by rooster_ranch:

**EDIT: My first review I gave it five stars b/c it worked great for a few weeks. I can't change the stars to one now, so I will just update my review summary. After about a month of use, we discovered the coating must not be that high of quality on the plates. I had major peeling off on the grill plates while making a panini. I contacted Koolatron and they sent replacement plates after I emailed them a copy of my receipt. However the replacement plates peeled again after a couple uses. Then the grand finale, THE MACHINE DIED ONE YEAR AFTER PURCHASE. Piece of junk.

Review by A. Walker:

I used this item 5x. it stopped working I had to send it back.

buy Black & Decker 4-in-1 Multi-Purpose Grill at Walmart. It is the exact same thing

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KitchenAid KFC3100ER Chef Series 3-Cup Food Chopper, Red

KitchenAid KFC3100ER 3 Cup Chef's Chopper Empire Red Clean Touchâ„¢ Control Pad Easily Wipes Clean 3-Cup Capacity Work Bowl Reverse Spiral ActionWith a 3-cup work bowl and 240 watts of power, this chopper is ideal for small jobs and for making sauces, frostings, and dressings. The stainless-steel blade's reverse spiral action pulls food down, minimizing scraping and producing uniform chopped meat, nuts, cheese, vegetables, herbs--all the many foods for which the chopper is intended. For adding ingredients while the chopper is running, the lid has two compartments, one for dry items and the other for wet. For precise control, the chopper's electronic pulse pad responds instantaneously. The heavy power base provides stability and is seamless, making cleanup a simple matter of wiping the base and placing all the parts in the dishwasher. The chopper stands just 9-1/2 inches high and has cord storage inside the base. A stiff spatula is included. Should the chopper fail during its first year, KitchenAid's total replacement warranty guarantees delivery of another machine. --Fred Brack

  • 3-cup work bowl ideal for small jobs and making sauces, dips, frostings
  • Reverse-spiral-action blade pulls food down for uniform chopping
  • Electronic pulse pad provides precise control; 240 watts
  • Wet and dry compartments on domed lid for adding flavorings
  • One-year "total replacement" warranty

Rating: (out of 197 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.99
Price: $ 38.50

KitchenAid KFC3100ER Chef Series 3-Cup Food Chopper, Red Reviews

Review by T. D. Ely:

I have had a few full-size food processors in the past -- both expensive and cheap models -- and the main complaints I had with them were: bulkiness, noise, and cleanup time. Over time, I realized that I was doing fewer and fewer things with the processor, and then finally, it got put away for good.But lately, I found that I was chopping the same ingredients, in almost the same amounts, again and again.So, on a whim, really, I decided to give the Kitchenaid 3-cup chopper a try. I own a number of Kitchenaid large appliances, and have always been satisfied. This food chopper is no exception, as it exceeds my expectations for handling my chopping drudgery. Be it onions, garlic, emulsifying dressing, making bread crumbs, chopping nuts, whatever. This unit takes a very small amount of counter space, has a great look, stores its cord in the base, and its bowl and cover are dishwasher-safe.This appliance is a nice time-saver, and that, in my opinion, makes it a great item.

Review by S. Burch:

When I starting searching for a mini-chopper I was surprised by the huge rating difference between the Cuisinart DLC2 and the KitchenAid KFC3100, so I bought both and did a side-by-side comparison. The only explanation I can give for the ratings difference is that Cuisinart buyers must have higher expectations. For most operations they have nearly identical performance and for some operations the Cuisinart is the clear winner.

Onions: Many Cuisinart reviewers panned its performance here, claiming it made onion purée, but most KitchenAid reviewers praised its onion chopping ability. I found almost no difference between the two. Maybe its an issue with the instructions - for chopped onions you must use a few short pulses. A few more pulses and you get minced onion - more than this and both give you onion puree. I wouldn't say either is great at chopping onions, but both are equally mediocre.

I also tested chopping nuts, and making breadcrumbs with similar results. Both performed about the same for a course chop, although the Cuisinart produced a more even chop on the nuts, but its when you want a really fine chop that the Cuisinart starts to shine. The first reason for this is the grind feature found only on the Cuisinart. This spins the blade in the opposite direction which allows the flat, back-side of the blade to impact the food. More importantly, it redistributes the food, so if you've got a couple of chunks that refuse to be chopped, a short pulse in the opposite direction helps it drop into the blade. For perfect, fine breadcrumbs I alternate between the normal chop mode for a few seconds, and grind for one second.

The other reason the Cuisinart gives a better fine chop is that it does a much better job of cycling the food through the blade. This is a real key when you're working with softer foods like spreads, pâtés or purees. When I made a cream cheese spread in both choppers the Cuisinart did a far quicker and better job of pulling the ingredients down the center and into the blade. The KitchenAid kept larger chunks bobbing on top. If you're making dips, spreads or baby food, the Cuisinart is the hands-down winner.

On the practical side, both choppers were equally easy to clean. Both have small holes in the lid for pouring in liquids on the fly, but only The KitchenAid has a slot for dry or thick ingredients - if that's important to you. Overall, I found the Cuisinart easier to use for several reasons. First, the Cuisinart blade drops on easily, while the KitchenAid blade is keyed and I found myself turning it several times before it dropped in. Second, the KitchenAid lid must be removed first before you can lift off the bowl, but on the Cuisinart, the bowl and lid can be detached as an assembly. Finally, the Cuisinart blade has a "handle" that extends to the top of the bowl like a popsicle stick allowing you to remove the blade without getting your fingers in the food.

After all my testing, I really can't understand the large ratings difference between these two. Neither is perfect - you'll never get a perfect, even, course chop with things like onions or chocolate, but they do come in handy. For many uses either one will give you pretty much the same results. Because of its advantage with softer foods and its ease of use, I recommend the Cuisinart.

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KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers

Need bread crumbs? Or perhaps you like making your own lamb, chicken or pork burgers, or sausages? Then again maybe you make baby food at home to avoid artificial ingredients? For all of these tasks you can enlist the help of your powerful KitchenAid stand mixer thanks to this fabulous attachment.This tool increases the fun factor of your KitchenAid stand mixer several times over. Toss cubes of meat into the food tray, stomp 'em down, and watch the results wriggle out the front. Grind your own beef or chicken for patties or tacos. Blend your own sausage mixtures, from breakfast to boudin blanc. With additional attachments, you can turn it into a pasta maker or a sausage stuffer. It's easy to assemble and use. Most parts are dishwasher-safe; hand wash the grinding blades, wooden stomper, and cutting knife. --Betsy Danheim

  • Grinder attachment greatly expands a stand mixer's flexiblity
  • Ideal for grinding meats, grating cheese, making bread crumbs and combining dips, salsas, spreads
  • Includes fine and coarse grinding plates, tips, and recipes
  • Most parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
  • Grinder can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer

Rating: (out of 283 reviews)

List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 44.99

KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers Reviews

Review by ringo:

Given all the concerns about e-coli and mad cow, we decided last year to start grinding our own beef and lamb. This grinder does the job perfectly. We grind right into the short round Ziplock boxes (about a hamburger's worth), which go into the basement freezer, and then we turn out the frozen "hockey pucks" onto a plate to defrost in the microwave, or right into the pot for bolognese sauce or sloppy joes. ("Honey, would you bring me up a couple of hockey pucks for dinner?)Assembly is easy and cleanup is easy (put a slice of bread through after the meat to make it even easier, or grind up an onion if you're making meatloaf anyway). The knife and both plates store inside the screw cap, so I don't worry about losing them (though KitchenAid sells replacements, as does goodmans-dot-net). The grinder even comes with a handy wrench-thingy to help take it apart if it tightens up.The knife and plates are not stainless (which wouldn't hold an edge), so you do have to dry them off right after washing, but I put everything, including the wooden stomper, right in the dishwasher, and after more than a year nothing has had a problem.[...] - this isn't an industrial tool! You can't set the mixer speed above three or four when grinding (less if the meat is gristly), and you've got to cut up the meat small enough to fit in the feed tube (the instructions say one-inch cubes, but long strips work too). Treat this right and it will return the favor.About the only thing that would make this more perfect is a cylindrical brush to clean out the horizontal and vertical shafts, since the dishwasher spray can't really completely reach both, and the horizontal shaft has a screw thread that tends to catch crud (Right now I'm using a folded sponge, and the abovementioned bread slice).

Review by Gaylin Walli:

I've used this attachment more times than I ever thought I would. I've used it to prepare food items for my family as well as food items for crowds as large as 200 and regardless of what it is I've been making, this attachment has rolled through it without complaint. In combination with other pieces such as the sausage stuffer or the fruit attachments, you may well find that this single attachment stays on your machine the longest. I am absoultely stunned at how easy it is to put together and how simple it is to get wonderfully ground items out of it. I've had no trouble grinding any cut of meat (marbled or lean), type of meat (venison, beef, pork, chicken), or state of meat (cooked or raw). Things like chickpeas also get ground just the way I like them. The two, differently sized grinding plates give you just what you need in texture. My biggest pleasure in using this attachment is during hunting season when my husband brings home more than one deer. Venison burger meat and sausage processing never went faster. No more late nights with a hand-crank grinder!When you're done, there's nothing simpler in the cleanup. Nothing seems to stick to the plastic (plus, it's dishwasher safe!) and the metal pieces wash up quickly by hand. Even the little wooden stomper cleans well (and I've felt lost without it when I couldn't find it during sausage making). I think this attachment is the easiest to use of all of the ones I've tried.I'll never regret the purchase of this attachment.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red

Keep your KitchenAid stand mixer free from dust, lint or splatters with this quilted cotton cover. The stand mixer cover is heavyweight so it stands up to years of use. It is sized to fit any tilt-head or bowl-lift model. The khaki cover with trim coordinates with most kitchen decors and is machine-washable. Dry flat.

  • Protect your KitchenAid Stand Mixer from dust, grease and scratches
  • Empire red with black piping
  • Fits all KitchenAid stand mixers
  • Includes handy pocket for recipes or accessories
  • Machine wash
  • Material: Plastic
  • Includes: Instruction Manual
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Total Replacement Warranty on Defectives
  • Dimensions: Length: 9.0 "; Width: 13.0 "; Depth: 2.0 "

Rating: (out of 214 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 17.50

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red Reviews

Review by M.D. Edwards:

I've had my Artisan 5 Quart Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for a few years now, and always thought that this cover was a bit of a luxury, and that I could easily find fifty other things to spend twenty-five bucks on. Even for all of that, it occurred to me recently that, with cats in my house, a cover for my stand mixer would save me some pre-mixing clean-up time. Now that I've gotten my cover, I'm thrilled that I decided to buy it!

This cover is plenty big for my mixer. I leave all of the attachments in the bowl, as I'm sure your average Kitchenaid stand mixer owner does, and this cover fits over everything with plenty of room to spare. The bottom edge of the cover hits the countertop and covers every inch of my mixer, with no problem doing so. I even put the cover in the washer and dryer after receiving it, to see how much it might shrink. Mine didn't shrink at all, and the laundering got it fragrant and wrinkle-free.

Even though my stand mixer is white, I opted for the khaki cover, which blends in perfectly with my kitchen cabinets and counter tops.

This may not have been the absolute best thing I've ever gotten on Amazon for .00 or less (that'd be my Weber chimney starter - best damned .00 I've spent in a long time!!!), but this is right up there with the best of my best-buy-for-the-money purchases!

Review by :

I have had this cover (in white) for several months now and use it to cover my KitchenAid 6 Qt. Epicurean stand mixer (note that this will also fit the 6 Qt. Professional model). With the pouring shield and bowl in place, the cover just fits around the entire base of the mixer with perhaps 1/8" of room from the bottom. There is a large pocket (12" wide x 8.5" tall) along one side which allows for storage of manuals, cookbooks, and accessories. The cover is well made from heavy, quilted cotton twill backed with cotton covered polyester batting and is machine washable (cold recommended -- this thing cannot afford any shrinkage!!). There is contrasting black piping along the bottom and arched around the front and back sides. The cover accomplishes its intended task -- keeping dust and dirt off my prized mixer, and is a purchase that I would recommend for anyone who owns a KitchenAid stand mixer.

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KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White

Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. 8 cup flour power. Powerful 250-watt motor. Versatile 10 speed control. Durable, direct drive transmission. Multipurpose attachment hub wKitchenAid's stand mixer is a substantial piece of equipment: 250 watts of mixing power make child's play of creaming butter, kneading dough, and whipping cream. The kid in you will appreciate how quick and easy it is to mix up a batch of cookie dough; the 4-1/2-quart bowl can hold up to 8 cups of flour, which translates into as many as 192 sweet treats. This model comes with three attachments: a flat beater for making batter, meat loaf, and all textures in-between; a wire whip for egg whites, mayonnaise, and more air-infused creations; and a hook for mixing and kneading yeast doughs. All three are solid in construction and easily secured to the beater shaft with a simple twist; untwisting them is a bit trickier because the attachment stems are short and can be hard to grasp, especially if they get the least bit greasy. The bowl itself locks tight to the base. Standing 14 inches high, jutting out a foot, and weighing more than a grown woman's bowling ball, this stand mixer isn't the sort of appliance you'll wipe down and put away. Better to find a square foot of free counter space for easy access; besides, this machine is as pretty as it is rugged--you'll want to show it off. To complete the package, KitchenAid includes a spiral-bound guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes, from crispy waffles to a caramel walnut banana torte. --Betsy Danheim

  • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
  • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
  • Three handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
  • Includes a guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes
  • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

Rating: (out of 329 reviews)

List Price: $ 269.99
Price: $ 170.00

KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White Reviews

Review by R D:

Unlike many of the reviewers, I've only had this mixer for about a year, and it's this specific model, the 250W 4.5 quart mixer (the bottom of the Kitchenaid line). It was a real splurge at the time we purchased it, but it has turned out to be well worth it.Before the Kitchenaid, I didn't do much baking. I tend towards more "manly" cooking techniques: the hotter the fire, the spicier the recipe, the better as far as I'm concerned. But this machine is as satisfying to use as any power tool in the garage -- there is something about using the *right* tool for the job, and I've found no tasks that one might consider using a mixer for that the Kitchenaid doesn't excel at. But it's especially good for baking, and once you start using it, you'll have your oven running a lot more than you used to.The big difference between this mixer and the standard "two beater" models you may be familiar with is that it uses a single mixing attachment that rotates in two motions- it not only spins on its own axis, it also is rotated around the edge of the bowl. This does an extremely effective job of mixing ingredients without need for the bowl rotating, since the mixing motion covers the entire bowl. For most mixing jobs, it also requires no scraping of the sides with the spatula. IE: when it's mixing, you can ignore it and work on other stuff.The first attachment I'll mention is the dough hook, which is a godsend for kneading. In the last day, I've made pizza dough, bagels, and whole wheat bread. Although this is the least powerful machine Kitchenaid makes, it kneads stiff dough (like the aforementioned bagels made with high-gluten flour) that would turn your mother's mixmaster into a smoking, stinking heap of fried motor components. Machine kneading takes a *lot* of the effort and variability out of making bread... you never "knead in" too much flour to keep it from sticking to your hands, and the 20 minutes you normally spend working the dough turns into 10 minutes you can use to clean up the kitchen.The other two attachments are the paddle and the whisk. The paddle is the all-purpose "workhorse" beater, and works extremely well for creaming sugar and butter together, mixing cookie dough or cake batter, or any other general-purpose mixing job. With the orbital motion, it comes right up to the edge of the bowl, so it is effectively scraping as it goes. The whisk is great for egg whites and making whipped cream. I'm sure it's good for something else, but that's what I've used it for.As for capacity, the 4.5 quart model is suitable for pretty much any "normal" home recipes. It's a "standard mixer". It will easily knead enough dough at once for two loaves of bread, or mix a double-batch of cookies.As for downsides: this thing is HEAVY. You won't be moving it once it's in place. If you knead very stiff dough, the bowl sometimes will get tightened to the extent that it is very difficult to remove from the base. It's OK if you remember to leave it a little loose beforehand, but I always forget and I end up wrestling with the machine to twist it out. The metal trim band on the mixer right above the bowl has come a little loose on my model- the machine got a bit hot after some heavy kneading, and I think some adhesive got soft. It's held in place well by something else, but sometimes it will slip when I'm wiping the machine off. It's purely cosmetic from what I can tell, and it's the only thing that feels cheap in any way about this machine. Other than that, I honestly haven't had a single complaint.In summary: this is an expensive mixer, but it is very well worth it. Even novice cooks will find it's use enjoyable, and it will inspire you to explore new things that you probably didn't do before because of the time and effort involved.

Review by M. Baker:

A word of warning - the Kitchenaides made in the past 10 or so years have a less powerful and durable motor than the older ones. If you like making homemade bread (like I do) purchase a professional mixer to knead your dough (or do it by hand like I do now). Kitchenaides used on a regular basis to make homemade bread (especially using whole wheat flour) will destroy your motor. When you send the mixer in for repairs (under warranty) they will say you've been using it commercially and refuse to stand behind their warranty. If you tell them you use it to make bread they'll tell you it's not made for that (they can't explain why they provide a dough hook though or neglect to provide any warnings against breadmaking in particular). I've always loved Kitchenaide appliances, my sisters is 15+ years old and going strong but my poor 4 year old mixer overheats and strains doing the same recipes. My next mixer will be a Magic Mill DLX Kitchen Machine, its twice as much, but will last like the old Kitchenaides do. I have to give 2 stars for the lousy warranty service and lack of honesty in their manuals.

Update: August 2004

Haven't been using my KA for bread since (bought a breadmachine to mix my dough). Only using the KA for light use abut 4 times a month. Now it makes a grinding noise continuously while in use. Cookie doughs seems almost too hard for it too. My sisters is now over 20 years old and going strong (even with bread). I wish they made them like they used too........

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KitchenAid KACC1OB Quilted Cover with Pocket, Black

This heavy-weight, 100-percent cotton cover keeps all KitchenAid blenders and 9 and 11-cup food processors clean and dust-free. Adjustable straps on both sides help fit the cover securely over the appliance. Height 15-inch, Width 9-inch, Depth 9-inch when fully extended. Available in white, black and khaki, all with black trim.

  • Attractive cover protects appliances from dust, crumbs, and cooking spatters
  • Heavyweight, 100-percent cotton construction; quilted pattern with piped edges
  • 2 adjustable side straps ensure a secure fit; side pocket holds recipes or manuals
  • Fits all KitchenAid blenders and 9- or 11-cup food processors; machine-washable
  • Measures 9 by 9 by 15 inches fully extended

Rating: (out of 8 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
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KitchenAid KACC1OB Quilted Cover with Pocket, Black Reviews

Review by Amy Mcfarland:

I bought the white cover for my KitchenAid 11-cup food processor. It's a nice, heavy-duty quilted fabric, and the colors look very sharp. It even has a handy side pocket for a manual or a favorite cookbook.

My only complaint is with the fit. It's a one-size-fits-all kind of cover, so it can be used on blenders, food processors and even toasters. Even on the 11-cup food processor, I needed to use the pull tabs to tighten it several inches in, which gives it an odd appearances. Without the ties it was too baggy and kept falling off on one side.

It does the job of keeping my food processor dust- and scratch-free, but I wish it would have fit a bit better.

Review by JLeeP, PA:

This sturdy cover w/pocket totally covers my KitchenAid 12 cup food processor, keeping it dust free. (FYI, this cover would Not fit on a stand Mixer.)

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Bemis 1102 Pre-Filter, 2 per package

The Bemis 1102 Pre-Filter, 2 per package fits models 200001

  • For Bemis TRUE HEPA Air Purification System #200-001. (requires two pre-filters)

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This style 2 replacement belt is designed for use with Dirt Devil's corded Broom Vac models. --Ariel Meadow StallingsThis style 2 replacement belt is designed for use with Dirt Devil's corded Broom Vac models. --Ariel Meadow Stallings

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Bemis 1045-2PK Evaporative Wick Filter w/Frame, 2 per package

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Bemis 1045-2PK Evaporative Wick Filter w/Frame, 2 per package Reviews

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3 Pack, Dirt Devil, Style 'E' Broom Vacuum Replacement Bag, For Use With Model #702/712 Broom Vacuum.This three-pack of standard replacement bags is for any Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner that's equipped with a cord and a brush. --Richard Farr

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Milen Handy Caddy - Black

As Seen On TV, Handy Caddy, Small Counter Top Appliance Roller Tray, Allows Easy Of Movement Of Coffee Makers, Toasters, Mixers & Other Counter Top Appliances With Out The Hassle Of Lifting & Dragging The Appliances Out From Under The Over Head Cabinets, An Easy Solution To A Real Problem.

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Milen Handy Caddy - Black Reviews

Review by M. Dean:

I love my handy caddy. It allows my coffee maker to slide out from underneath my kitchen cabinets when I need to brew some coffee. Then afterward, it slides right back, allowing me more space on my countertop.

Review by Grandma Bon:

This is so perfect for my kitchen. I always had to manually pull my coffee pot out in order to put the water in. Sometimes I just left it out, which gave me less room on my countertop. This works so well for me, it slides so easy. I am a sucker for seen on tv inventions, and I think this is the best one I ever bought.

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3 Pack, Dirt Devil, Style "F" Canister Vacuum Paper Bag, Exclusive Self Sealing Bag Opening For Dust Free Handling, For Use With Models #2003, #2103, #082023, #082123.These three standard (type F) replacement bags fit all Dirt Devil Power Pak and Can Vac models. --Richard Farr

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Dirt Devil Replacement Type F Vacuum Cleaner Bags, Package of 3 Reviews

Review by K L:

These bags are advertised as Dirt Devil with the name on the bag. THEY ARE NOT ROYAL DIRT DEVIL BAGS. They are reproduced by EnviroCare Technologies. The bag states that they are designed and developed in the USA, BUT in the end they are manufactured in China. Ripoff!!!!!!!!! It is only a guess so far if they will perform as they should.

The only good thing is the ship time. I ordered on Monday and received them on Wednesday. Very Quick.

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Combo Cooler Package

Combo contains the 48 Quart Ice Cube / Playmate Mini / 1 Quart Legend Beverage ContainerDry storage area in lidThe Ice Cube is square shaped, making it easier to lift and carrySure grip molded handle for one handed carrying1 Quart Legend Beverage Container has a flip spout for sipping and pouringSide pull up grips on spout keeps drinking surface of spout cleanWide mouth opening for easy filling and cleaningAdjustable shoulder strap for hands free transport and flexibilitySide button release allows lid to swing open to either side for easy accessThe Playmate Mini has a tent-shaped trademarked lid which locks tightly to prevent spillsFour handles; one on each side make it easy to lift the cooler from any position and 2 drink holders in lid

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McCall's Sewing Pattern Home Decorating 2056 Appliance Covers Placemats Potholders Cafe Curtains Etc.

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GE 15206 40-Watt Appliance Light A15 1CD Light Bulb

Appliance bulb for use in refrigerators, freezers, and ovens.

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  • Application: Appliance
  • Base: Medium screw (E26); Bulb Type: A15; Watts: 40
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GE 15206 40-Watt Appliance Light A15 1CD Light Bulb Reviews

Review by Alex Chaffee:

Note that this is only a one-pack. No idea why the list price is .39 or why the price is now double what I paid a week ago (.49 to .27). Caveat emptor.

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Amana WF401P Clean N Clear Refrigerator Water Filter, 2-Pack

THIS WF401P CLEAN 'N CLEAR WHIRLPOOL WATER FILTER REMOVES IMPURITIES AND CHEMICALS SUCH AS BACTERIA AND CHLORINE FROM THE WATER. WATER FILTERS SHOULD BE REPLACED EVERY SIX MONTHS OR IF YOUR WATER HAS A BAD TASTE OR ORDER.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION FITS AMANA AND KENMORE REFRIGERATORS WITH A ROUND, SCREW-IN FILTER LOCATED INSIDE THE REFRIGERATOR COMPARTMENT ABOVE THE TOP SHELF.THE CLEAN 'N CLEAR 12527304 IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE FOLLOWING: 12527304, WF401, WF401P, WF401T, WF401S, 9014, WF40, 46-9904, 12388401, 12319801, 12388402, 12388403, 12388406, 12388407, 12527301, 12527302, 12527303, 12527305, 12527307, 12527309, 12527504, 46-9014, 4609014000, 4609904000, 469014, 469904, 67003634, 9014P, 9904, 9904P, WF30, WF4010.TESTED AND CERTIFIED BY NSF INTERNATIONAL AGAINST ANSI / NSF STANDARDS 42 AND 53 FOR THE REDUCTION OF: 99.00% OF CHLORINE, 96.60% OF PARTICULATES (CLASS I), 99.00% OF LEAD, 99.95% OF ASBESTOS, 99.97% OF CYSTS, 76.00% OF ATRAZINE, 92.00% OF LINDANE, 85.00% OF 2,4-D, 99.00% OF TURBIDITY.THE 12527304 DOES NOT REMOVE FLUORIDEFILTER LIFE: 6 MONTHS OR 300 GALLONS (WHICHEVER COMES FIRST)SIZE: 5 3/4 INCHES (LENGTH) X 3 5/8 INCHES (DIAMETER)THIS IS A GENUINE AMANA/WHIRLPOOL PART. THIS IS A DIRECT REPLACEMENT PART FOR YOUR ORIGINAL REFRIGERATOR FILTER.PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR WATER FILTER SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM TO AUTOMATICALLY REPLACE YOUR WATER FILTERS IN THE FUTURE.

  • NSF certified refrigerator water filter retains beneficial fluoride in water while reducing chlorine taste and odor
  • Also reduces cysts, asbestos, particulates, lead, mercury
  • Replace every 6 months

Rating: (out of 19 reviews)

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Amana WF401P Clean N Clear Refrigerator Water Filter, 2-Pack Reviews

Review by M. Johnson:

Amazon had the best price for the filter I needed. (Why are refrigerator filters so pricey anyway?). It works great, I noticed an increase in the flow rate with the new filter.

Review by Bodey:

Amana WF401S Clean N Clear Refrigerator Water Filter, 1-Pack

This is a great price for these refrigerator water filters. I checked all over town and couldn't find this particular filter at any store other than Sear's. It was less expensive here, and it was a real Amana filter for our Amana refrigerator, not a Kenmore or other brand. You can really save by buying three at a time.

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Outlet Wireless Remote Wall Outlets (3 pack)

Specifications: Input: 115V/60Hz, Output: 115V/60Hz, 8A (Do not load with over 10 amps), FCC Compliant, Operating Manual, For indoor use only. Perfect for Holiday Lighting, Lamps and Small Appliances!

  • Use this remote control switch to control any lamps or small appliance plugged into an AC outlet
  • Operates on radio frequency - will perform through walls, doors and floors up to 60 feet away; no line of sight needed. Plugs into any standard wall outlet
  • Remote & manual operation. Power status indicator LEDs
  • Includes one 12V battery for the remote
  • Package contains: 3 Single outlet remote base units (Receiver unit), 1 Three-button hand held remote control (Sender unit), 1 12V battery (size 23AP), Operating Manual

Rating: (out of 58 reviews)

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Outlet Wireless Remote Wall Outlets (3 pack) Reviews

Review by Stephen Pack:

My mother is disabled, and she has found this incredibly useful. With a light plugged into each outlet, she is able to effortlessly control the illumination. It works from anywhere in her apartment, even when she's in the next room!

Review by Caveat Emptor:

I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to share my experience with this item.

This unit suffered from a remote that stopped clicking after a while and would activate itself by gravity alone. Just setting the unit down resulted in the tiny bit of weight of the button itself depressing the 'activator' inside the unit with no click. I had to balance the unit on its side when setting it on the night stand to keep it from turning on and off by itself when I walked across the floor.

I tried another model of the same type of product. The unit worked for a couple of days, then the lamp attached to it started to cut off after a few minutes. It would turn back on when prompted by the remote only to turn off again a few minutes later. The lamp worked fine when connected directly to the outlet without the unit.

I think the units, although of different names and slight design differences, might have been made by the same mfg. I realize the units may be made by different companies, my point is that the two variations of devices I owned both stopped working after little use. I have no proof of this but I attribute their faultiness to being poorly slapped together over seas.

Again, this is a great idea and was great for a few days but terrible QC rendered them a waste of money in a very short time. Maybe you'll get lucky and get a good one, it could be dumb luck that I just got stuck with a couple of lemons in a row. However, I would advise caveat emptor on this one.

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Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with IntelliSense

#1 Brand Recommended by Pharmacists and Doctors
Doctor's Office Accuracy and ReThe Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Monitor with IntelliSense is one of the best-selling upper-arm blood pressure monitors. This monitor is incredibly easy to use -- simply wrap the cuff around your arm and press start. In seconds, your blood pressure and pulse readings are displayed on the large digital panel. Proven time and time again, Omron's IntelliSense technology ensures accurate, clinically-proven, and comfortable readings.
The Omron HEM-712C delivers accurate, clinically-proven blood pressure readings in the comfort of your own home. View larger.

To take an accurate reading, first position the green marker directly over the artery on the inside of your arm.

Next, place your arm on a table so the cuff is positioned at the same level as your heart. Instructions for Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors
There are several easy steps to taking your blood pressure with this monitor. First of all, avoid eating, smoking, and exercising for at least 30 minutes before taking a measurement. Remove tight-fitting clothing from your upper arm, and sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Slide your left arm through the cuff and position the cuff approximately 0.5-inches above the elbow. On the cuff you'll notice a green marker; position this marker directly over the artery on the inside of your arm. Next, secure the cuff with the Velcro material. The cuff should make direct contact with your skin, but you should be able to easily fit your index finger between the cuff and your arm. Place your arm on a table so that the cuff is positioned at the same

  • Designed to provide accurate blood pressure readings at home
  • IntelliSense monitor inflates cuff to the ideal level with each use
  • Large digital panel displays blood pressure and pulse readings
  • Cuff fits arms 9 to 13 inches in circumference
  • Main unit measures 4.75 x 3.375 x 5.625 inches (WxHxD)

Rating: (out of 257 reviews)

List Price: $ 59.99
Price: $ 42.00

Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with IntelliSense Reviews

Review by P. B. Sharp:

I had been using an Omron HM 780 for about two years and had nothing against it except for the fact the arm- cuff is thick and rigid and never seemed to get really tight around my thin arm.

Although the 712C model does not have as many features as the 780 one, it warns of the all-important irregular heart beat. Many of the features of the 780 I don't feel I need.

I compared readings from the two models and they were very close, but I feel more comfortable with the 712C's flexible arm-cuff. The maximum circumference of your arm for this unit is 13 inches so if your arm is muscular or heavy you will not be able to use this cuff. Be sure to select the box for the 9" to 13" cuff as you will pay much more for the larger cuff which is also available.

The 712C model is very reasonable in price, some .00 less than the 780, so if it can accommodate your arm and if you don't need all the advanced features I heartily recommend it over the more expensive one.

One caveat: the 712C does not come with an AC adapter or the required four AA batteries. I was able to use the adapter from the 780 set, but the unit will run fine on the batteries alone.

The Omron 712C is a very nice unit at a remarkably low price. Just bear in mind that the low price is for the smaller cuff only.

Review by Martha W. Bonney:

This cuff is easy to use, the readings appear to be accurate (they jibe with readings in the doctor's office), and the batteries are lasting longer than I expected. Inflation is somewhat noisy, so you may want to close your office door if you're measuring your BP at work. Cuffs are transferable between OMRON products; the large cuff from my manual bp monitor works just fine on this battery-powered monitor. Also, somewhat to my surprise, the action of manually inflating the cuff does not seem to affect readings; the numbers are similar between both monitors. The cuff automatically inflates to 170 mmHG; if it senses that it needs to go higher, it will continue to inflate to 210 mmHG, and you can force it to go even higher if your systolic pressure is really high. No frills, except for a memory bank that retains 14 readings (blood pressure, pulse). Highly recommended.

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Cook N Home 6.5 Quart Stainless Steel Popcorn Popper Stovetop

6.5 quart stainless steel polish popcorn popper for stovetop use

  • No burnt popcorn
  • Make popcorn in home
  • Clad bottom for even heat distribution

Rating: (out of 25 reviews)

List Price: $ 39.99
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Cook N Home 6.5 Quart Stainless Steel Popcorn Popper Stovetop Reviews

Review by Phil Loubere:

Basically, they're all the same, Cook N Home, Back to Basics, Whirly Pop - probably all made in the same factory in China. And they're all crap, cheap manufactured devices that barely function but kinda get the job done. This one and Back to Basics have metal gears, Whirly Pop has plastic, so an edge to Back to Basics, but the gears mesh poorly - after first use you'll see little particles of steel under them.

This one, the Cook N Home, is the most recent one I've tried. After two uses, the screws that hold the wooden handle in place fell out. Also, as the pot expanded with heat, the gears eventually wouldn't mesh at all unless I pushed the handle in as I turned the crank. I solved that by bending the inner side of the crank's retaining bracket closer to the gears, allowing for less play. And I'll replace the 1/2" screws that fell out with longer ones - the wooden handle doesn't come off without the screws, it just rotates freely, making it impossible to turn the popper over to empty it without grabbing some part of the pot itself.

Before this one, I had a Back to Basics aluminum popper which I bought for [...] at Kmart. Identical design, but much thinner metal. So the advantage of the more expensive stainless steel Cook N Home and Back to Basics is more solid construction and a thicker bottom. The aluminum popper had bad meshing problems with its gears as well. From what I've read of the Whirly Pops, however, the plastic gears are prone to splitting. So it may be worth ponying up for stainless. As I said earlier, it basically gets the job done, in a gear-grinding, screw-popping way.

Update - after about 4 or 5 uses, the gears no longer mesh but jam, largely because the center shaft has become wobbly. The gears are really chewed up too. It is now useless. I would change the rating to one star if I could.

Review by Richard A. Hognes:

THIS POPPER IS FAR BETTER THAN MY PREVIOUS THIN ALUMINUM POPPER. IT IS STAINLESS WITH A SANDWICH OF ALUMINUM ON THE BOTTOM. WILL NOT LEAVE MARKS ON MY GLASS COOK TOP STOVE. HEATS VERY EVENLY WITH A NICE FLAT BOTTOM THAT DOES NOT WARP WITH HEAT. IT HAS A BETTER STIRING BAR THAN MY PREVIOUS WHIRLEY POP POPPERS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO POUND OUT THE WARPS THAT THE THIN WHIRLEY POP GETS WITH USE. BETTER HEAT CONDUCTION, BETTER TOP SECURING.. THE TOP IS ALSO STAINLESS STEEL, NOT THIN ALUMINUM!!

I HAVE SPOKEN VIA PHONE TO WHIRLEY POP FOR YEARS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR POPPER OR OFFER A HIGHER PRICED STAINLES VERSION. THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO YET AS FAR AS I KNOW.

THIS IS THE POPPER FOR YOU!!!!

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Whirlpool 4396841P Side By Side Refrigerator Push Button Fast Fill Water Filter, 2-Pack

Whirlpool Refrigerator Replacement Water Filter - In The Grille Fast-Fill Push Button (2 Pack) - 4396841P. Two-Pack Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filters. Please Replace Every 6 Mo To Ensure Clean, Safe, Drinking Water. Used In Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, And JennAir Fast-Fill Side-By-Side Refrigerators

  • NSF certified refrigerator water filter retains beneficial fluoride in water while reducing chlorine taste and odor
  • Also reduces particulates, lead, mercury
  • Replace every 6 months
  • 2 Pack

Rating: (out of 170 reviews)

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Whirlpool 4396841P Side By Side Refrigerator Push Button Fast Fill Water Filter, 2-Pack Reviews

Review by Lonnie E. Holder:

We purchased a new Whirlpool refrigerator earlier this year. The new refrigerator has all the marvelous improvements developed in the last ten years for refrigerators, including a water filter.

The water filter really does deliver better water. However, the water filter seems quite expensive to me. Whirlpool, and other manufacturer's that use this type of filter, recommend the filter be replaced twice a year, whether you need to replace the filter or not.

The filter is relatively easy to replace, but be aware of what happens when you pull the filter. To remove the old filter you push a button next to the filter, typically to the left of the filter. Then pull on the cap covering the filter and pull the filter out. Make a note of how the filter was oriented when you pull it out.

The filter will now begin dripping water, so have a paper towel or small bowl available to let the water drip into. You can either let the filter finish dripping into a sink, or throw it into a plastic bag that you can seal to keep the water from dripping out of the bag. Be sure you remove the cover from the filter before you toss it. On our Whirlpool the cover twists counterclockwise for removal.

Install the filter cover onto the new filter. It takes just a twist to lock it into place. Holding the filter so that the two straight pieces on the end of the filter are vertical, with the open portion of the filter cover oriented on the bottom, slide the new filter straight into the filter cavity until the button on the left clicks to let you know the new filter is locked into place. Note that these instructions are for a Whirlpool, but I believe most other refrigerators are similar. You should be ready to go!

Had I known refrigerator water filters were so expensive I might have gone with a refrigerator without one, though our local water has a lot of chlorine in it (which is filtered out by the filter).

As with many modern conveniences, this water filter represents a convenience that you did not know you needed until you had it. Now that I have it, I am wondering whether I want it since I have to spend a chunk of change each year in filter replacements. Oh well. I guess I can sleep more soundly knowing that the water filter is now removing a bunch of stuff from my water that my body either did not want or need.

Good luck!

Review by D. Martin:

Since I had had previous experience with Pur water filters, we purchased a side-by-side water and ice dispenser Whirlpool fridge over a year ago that uses these filters and they have made a huge difference in the quality of our water. We live in Riverview, FL, a suburb of Tampa, and the water here is so foul that I sometimes wonder if I have an odor from it after I shower. Since it smelled that bad coming from the tap I knew I was not going to drink it, cook with it, nor give it to my cats. So, to save us the expense of buying bottled water, we bought the fridge. Yes, the filters are expensive, but they are Pur water filters which, in my opinion, are better than Brita. I would rather have the expense than get sick drinking nasty water. Since I use the filtered water for just about everything, I have to replace my filter more frequently, but it is well worth the cost.

To save a few bucks, I order my filter online and three at a time; this usually saves me -5.00 per filter. Just search for the item number of the filter and you will find several places that sell it either as a single, a three-pack, a four-pack or a six-pack. Obviously, the more you buy, the more you save.

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SteamFast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron

Dual voltage for travel convenience, 420 watts, 1.4-oz water capacity, three temperature settings, sets crisp creases and removes wrinkles, easy to use, great for quick touch-ups at home and away, quick 15-second heat-up for steam, one-touch steam control, lightweight-only one pound, works on almost all fabrics, heat-resistant travel bag included, ETL Listed, 1-year limited warranty.

  • 420-watt mini steam iron removes wrinkles from almost any fabric
  • 1-2/5-ounce water tank; heats up in 15 seconds; variable temperature settings
  • Non-stick soleplate; 1-touch steam control; dual voltage for travel convenience
  • Heat-resistant travel bag and plastic measuring cup included
  • Measures approximately 5-2/7 by 3 by 3 inches; 1-year limited warranty

Rating: (out of 41 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 19.15

SteamFast SF-717 Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron Reviews

Review by Kenneth L. Brookshire:

we took this on a recent cruise and it worked great for our needs..was pleased by the ample length of the cord, which made it easy to use without an extension cord on most occasions..had a little trouble getting the steam function to work evenly.. design fits in hand well and allows cord to wtap around conveniently..did not need it, but like the dual voltage settings...is a great product; small, easy to use, and works great!

Review by Hansville Beach Lady:

What an amazing little iron. This iron has all the features of a full size Iron. I love it for my crafting projects, but also find it useful for small ironing jobs when I don't want to drag out my big iron. It's great to be able to get steam from such a small and lightweight iron. With a dual voltage selector, I look forward to using it for travel.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red

Keep your KitchenAid stand mixer free from dust, lint or splatters with this quilted cotton cover. The stand mixer cover is heavyweight so it stands up to years of use. It is sized to fit any tilt-head or bowl-lift model. The khaki cover with trim coordinates with most kitchen decors and is machine-washable. Dry flat.

  • Protect your KitchenAid Stand Mixer from dust, grease and scratches
  • Empire red with black piping
  • Fits all KitchenAid stand mixers
  • Includes handy pocket for recipes or accessories
  • Machine wash
  • Material: Plastic
  • Includes: Instruction Manual
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Total Replacement Warranty on Defectives
  • Dimensions: Length: 9.0 "; Width: 13.0 "; Depth: 2.0 "

Rating: (out of 214 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 17.50

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red Reviews

Review by M.D. Edwards:

I've had my Artisan 5 Quart Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for a few years now, and always thought that this cover was a bit of a luxury, and that I could easily find fifty other things to spend twenty-five bucks on. Even for all of that, it occurred to me recently that, with cats in my house, a cover for my stand mixer would save me some pre-mixing clean-up time. Now that I've gotten my cover, I'm thrilled that I decided to buy it!

This cover is plenty big for my mixer. I leave all of the attachments in the bowl, as I'm sure your average Kitchenaid stand mixer owner does, and this cover fits over everything with plenty of room to spare. The bottom edge of the cover hits the countertop and covers every inch of my mixer, with no problem doing so. I even put the cover in the washer and dryer after receiving it, to see how much it might shrink. Mine didn't shrink at all, and the laundering got it fragrant and wrinkle-free.

Even though my stand mixer is white, I opted for the khaki cover, which blends in perfectly with my kitchen cabinets and counter tops.

This may not have been the absolute best thing I've ever gotten on Amazon for .00 or less (that'd be my Weber chimney starter - best damned .00 I've spent in a long time!!!), but this is right up there with the best of my best-buy-for-the-money purchases!

Review by :

I have had this cover (in white) for several months now and use it to cover my KitchenAid 6 Qt. Epicurean stand mixer (note that this will also fit the 6 Qt. Professional model). With the pouring shield and bowl in place, the cover just fits around the entire base of the mixer with perhaps 1/8" of room from the bottom. There is a large pocket (12" wide x 8.5" tall) along one side which allows for storage of manuals, cookbooks, and accessories. The cover is well made from heavy, quilted cotton twill backed with cotton covered polyester batting and is machine washable (cold recommended -- this thing cannot afford any shrinkage!!). There is contrasting black piping along the bottom and arched around the front and back sides. The cover accomplishes its intended task -- keeping dust and dirt off my prized mixer, and is a purchase that I would recommend for anyone who owns a KitchenAid stand mixer.

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KitchenAid KACC1OB Quilted Cover with Pocket, Black

This heavy-weight, 100-percent cotton cover keeps all KitchenAid blenders and 9 and 11-cup food processors clean and dust-free. Adjustable straps on both sides help fit the cover securely over the appliance. Height 15-inch, Width 9-inch, Depth 9-inch when fully extended. Available in white, black and khaki, all with black trim.

  • Attractive cover protects appliances from dust, crumbs, and cooking spatters
  • Heavyweight, 100-percent cotton construction; quilted pattern with piped edges
  • 2 adjustable side straps ensure a secure fit; side pocket holds recipes or manuals
  • Fits all KitchenAid blenders and 9- or 11-cup food processors; machine-washable
  • Measures 9 by 9 by 15 inches fully extended

Rating: (out of 8 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 16.90

KitchenAid KACC1OB Quilted Cover with Pocket, Black Reviews

Review by Amy Mcfarland:

I bought the white cover for my KitchenAid 11-cup food processor. It's a nice, heavy-duty quilted fabric, and the colors look very sharp. It even has a handy side pocket for a manual or a favorite cookbook.

My only complaint is with the fit. It's a one-size-fits-all kind of cover, so it can be used on blenders, food processors and even toasters. Even on the 11-cup food processor, I needed to use the pull tabs to tighten it several inches in, which gives it an odd appearances. Without the ties it was too baggy and kept falling off on one side.

It does the job of keeping my food processor dust- and scratch-free, but I wish it would have fit a bit better.

Review by JLeeP, PA:

This sturdy cover w/pocket totally covers my KitchenAid 12 cup food processor, keeping it dust free. (FYI, this cover would Not fit on a stand Mixer.)

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KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers

Need bread crumbs? Or perhaps you like making your own lamb, chicken or pork burgers, or sausages? Then again maybe you make baby food at home to avoid artificial ingredients? For all of these tasks you can enlist the help of your powerful KitchenAid stand mixer thanks to this fabulous attachment.This tool increases the fun factor of your KitchenAid stand mixer several times over. Toss cubes of meat into the food tray, stomp 'em down, and watch the results wriggle out the front. Grind your own beef or chicken for patties or tacos. Blend your own sausage mixtures, from breakfast to boudin blanc. With additional attachments, you can turn it into a pasta maker or a sausage stuffer. It's easy to assemble and use. Most parts are dishwasher-safe; hand wash the grinding blades, wooden stomper, and cutting knife. --Betsy Danheim

  • Grinder attachment greatly expands a stand mixer's flexiblity
  • Ideal for grinding meats, grating cheese, making bread crumbs and combining dips, salsas, spreads
  • Includes fine and coarse grinding plates, tips, and recipes
  • Most parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
  • Grinder can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer

Rating: (out of 283 reviews)

List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 44.99

KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers Reviews

Review by ringo:

Given all the concerns about e-coli and mad cow, we decided last year to start grinding our own beef and lamb. This grinder does the job perfectly. We grind right into the short round Ziplock boxes (about a hamburger's worth), which go into the basement freezer, and then we turn out the frozen "hockey pucks" onto a plate to defrost in the microwave, or right into the pot for bolognese sauce or sloppy joes. ("Honey, would you bring me up a couple of hockey pucks for dinner?)Assembly is easy and cleanup is easy (put a slice of bread through after the meat to make it even easier, or grind up an onion if you're making meatloaf anyway). The knife and both plates store inside the screw cap, so I don't worry about losing them (though KitchenAid sells replacements, as does goodmans-dot-net). The grinder even comes with a handy wrench-thingy to help take it apart if it tightens up.The knife and plates are not stainless (which wouldn't hold an edge), so you do have to dry them off right after washing, but I put everything, including the wooden stomper, right in the dishwasher, and after more than a year nothing has had a problem.[...] - this isn't an industrial tool! You can't set the mixer speed above three or four when grinding (less if the meat is gristly), and you've got to cut up the meat small enough to fit in the feed tube (the instructions say one-inch cubes, but long strips work too). Treat this right and it will return the favor.About the only thing that would make this more perfect is a cylindrical brush to clean out the horizontal and vertical shafts, since the dishwasher spray can't really completely reach both, and the horizontal shaft has a screw thread that tends to catch crud (Right now I'm using a folded sponge, and the abovementioned bread slice).

Review by Gaylin Walli:

I've used this attachment more times than I ever thought I would. I've used it to prepare food items for my family as well as food items for crowds as large as 200 and regardless of what it is I've been making, this attachment has rolled through it without complaint. In combination with other pieces such as the sausage stuffer or the fruit attachments, you may well find that this single attachment stays on your machine the longest. I am absoultely stunned at how easy it is to put together and how simple it is to get wonderfully ground items out of it. I've had no trouble grinding any cut of meat (marbled or lean), type of meat (venison, beef, pork, chicken), or state of meat (cooked or raw). Things like chickpeas also get ground just the way I like them. The two, differently sized grinding plates give you just what you need in texture. My biggest pleasure in using this attachment is during hunting season when my husband brings home more than one deer. Venison burger meat and sausage processing never went faster. No more late nights with a hand-crank grinder!When you're done, there's nothing simpler in the cleanup. Nothing seems to stick to the plastic (plus, it's dishwasher safe!) and the metal pieces wash up quickly by hand. Even the little wooden stomper cleans well (and I've felt lost without it when I couldn't find it during sausage making). I think this attachment is the easiest to use of all of the ones I've tried.I'll never regret the purchase of this attachment.

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Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Electric Multi-Cooker and Fryer

Premium nonstick finish, inside and out for stick-free cooking and easy cleaning, fully immiscible and dishwasher safe with heat control removed.

  • Multi-cooker can be used to steam, stew, simmer, braise, boil, roast, and deep-fry
  • Versatile basket with metal handle snaps onto the rim for easy draining
  • Heavy cast-aluminum base heats evenly; nonstick surfaces; tempered-glass lid
  • Stay-cool handles; dishwasher-safe with Control Master heat control removed
  • Measures approximately 10-1/5 by 8-2/7 by 10-2/5 inches

Rating: (out of 11 reviews)

List Price: $ 44.99
Price: $ 29.95

Presto 06006 Kitchen Kettle Electric Multi-Cooker and Fryer Reviews

Review by Michael I. Gorchov:

This unit is similar to the one I have (old style 06000), so I have included my review here as well.

I bought one at Walmart last year. I use it pretty often, but mostly for making popcorn. Turn temp to 350, put a couple-three tablespoons of peanut oil in the bottom, and then when the oil heats up throw in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of popcorn. Put the cover on and keep the pot moving while the corn pops. When the corn has just about stopped popping, turn the heat off and pour the popcorn into a bowl. Butter, salt and eat. YUM!

I've deep-fried scallops in it, steamed vegetables, cooked rice, made soup and even baked potatoes. The thing works great! I wasn't going to write a review until I saw Alton Brown talk some trash about it on Good Eats. I got pretty defensive about my humble Presto cooker! He was doing a silly episode about "man food" like corn dogs and thin, square hamburgers. Well, when Mr. Brown was explaining how to fry the corn dogs he said (while holding a Presto mutlti-cooker) that a pot with an heating element on the outside of the bottom wasn't a good idea because first the element had to heat the pot and then it had to heat up the oil. Too slow. After that he displayed three home-use rectangular fryers with immersion type heating elements. He said they were also better because they each had cooking baskets and break-away magnetic cords. He picked the one with the digital controls, while implying that this was somehow better than the manual rotary temp control.

I don't know if A. B. gets paid for product placement on his show, but I really thought he was being disingenuous regarding the Presto "pot." First of all, about the heating element on the bottom of the Presto cooker: During the frying demonstration, Mr. Brown had some text placed over the screen that said that if you didn't have a special electric fryer, that a pot on the stove-top would work fine. Isn't that interesting? What the heck is a pot on the stove, but just a heating element on the outside of a pot that heats up the pot and then the oil inside? That's exactly what he was criticizing the Presto kettle about. What gives? Secondly, the Presto cooker DOES TOO have a magnetic break-away electric cord to keep the unit from tipping when the cord is yanked by accident. Also, the Presto cooker DOES TOO come with a frying-steaming basket, which Brown implied it didn't have. Nya, nya, nya! See, I can be just as immature as Alton Brown!

I don't know if the rectangular fryers are really better, but I'm sure they cost a lot more. My Presto cooker was .85 at Walmart. I keep it in a lower cabinet - it doesn't take up much space there. I pull it out when I need it. It's inexpensive, easy to use, and simple. When we go to Maine in August, I'm allowed to take only one of my counter-top appliances. So, I just take the Presto cooker with me. Normally, I cook steel cut oats in a small bowl, sitting in water, in a slow cooker (a bain marie - sort of - found the idea here [link deleted]) I can do the same thing with the Presto cooker. And I have a pot with me on vacation that I can do so much more with.

One last thing. With my slow cooker I use a plug-in timer called a Rival Smart-Part. But it's not rated to control the wattage of the Presto multi-cooker. I found a heavy-duty programmable digital timer that I use to turn the Presto cooker off and on automatically. This device really allows me to use the Presto cooker like a slow cooker, without over-cooking stews and such when I am out of the house all day. The Presto multi-cooker is a terrific appliance! Buy one now, and don't believe everything you see on TV!

Flash Update! Here is another reason to buy a Presto multi-cooker: I'm making a beef stew with red wine tonight. What a mess browning the stew beef! I have a 3 quart Wagner cast-iron chicken fryer, and this is what I used to brown the beef chuck cubes. These days the meat hasn't been aged much, and so it is very difficult to brown properly. I managed to do it in batches, but the stove-top got pretty messy by the time I was done. I put the browned meat, vegetables, and garlic into the Presto cooker ( I made sure to deglaze the chicken fryer with wine and include all the tasty bits) and continued to cook the stew. And then I could proceed to clean up the stove-top while the beef stew simmered away in a different part of the kitchen. I am very pleased not to have to clean up all that oil splatter after dinner!

Review by Foyus:

I've had mine sine either 1997 or 1998. Thereabout. Right now as I write, I'm frying some fish and the result has always been as it was when I first bought it. I'm looking for a replacement basket because someone, whom I let use my deep fryer for a party, lost my basket. That was 11 years ago. I've been frying without the basket since then and it's the same result. Now I want to get a new basket, not a new fryer. For as long it works, I will continue to use it. So expect me back in 15 years.

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Milen Handy Caddy - Black

As Seen On TV, Handy Caddy, Small Counter Top Appliance Roller Tray, Allows Easy Of Movement Of Coffee Makers, Toasters, Mixers & Other Counter Top Appliances With Out The Hassle Of Lifting & Dragging The Appliances Out From Under The Over Head Cabinets, An Easy Solution To A Real Problem.

  • Takes effort out of accessing frequently used kitchen appliances
  • Fits under kitchen cabinets; tucks flush against wall
  • Simply slide back when not needed
  • Easy to clean; dishwasher safe
  • ABS plastic; 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Rating: (out of 9 reviews)

List Price: $ 10.00
Price: $ 8.25

Milen Handy Caddy - Black Reviews

Review by M. Dean:

I love my handy caddy. It allows my coffee maker to slide out from underneath my kitchen cabinets when I need to brew some coffee. Then afterward, it slides right back, allowing me more space on my countertop.

Review by Grandma Bon:

This is so perfect for my kitchen. I always had to manually pull my coffee pot out in order to put the water in. Sometimes I just left it out, which gave me less room on my countertop. This works so well for me, it slides so easy. I am a sucker for seen on tv inventions, and I think this is the best one I ever bought.

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KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White

Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. 8 cup flour power. Powerful 250-watt motor. Versatile 10 speed control. Durable, direct drive transmission. Multipurpose attachment hub wKitchenAid's stand mixer is a substantial piece of equipment: 250 watts of mixing power make child's play of creaming butter, kneading dough, and whipping cream. The kid in you will appreciate how quick and easy it is to mix up a batch of cookie dough; the 4-1/2-quart bowl can hold up to 8 cups of flour, which translates into as many as 192 sweet treats. This model comes with three attachments: a flat beater for making batter, meat loaf, and all textures in-between; a wire whip for egg whites, mayonnaise, and more air-infused creations; and a hook for mixing and kneading yeast doughs. All three are solid in construction and easily secured to the beater shaft with a simple twist; untwisting them is a bit trickier because the attachment stems are short and can be hard to grasp, especially if they get the least bit greasy. The bowl itself locks tight to the base. Standing 14 inches high, jutting out a foot, and weighing more than a grown woman's bowling ball, this stand mixer isn't the sort of appliance you'll wipe down and put away. Better to find a square foot of free counter space for easy access; besides, this machine is as pretty as it is rugged--you'll want to show it off. To complete the package, KitchenAid includes a spiral-bound guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes, from crispy waffles to a caramel walnut banana torte. --Betsy Danheim

  • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
  • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
  • Three handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
  • Includes a guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes
  • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

Rating: (out of 329 reviews)

List Price: $ 269.99
Price: $ 170.00

KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White Reviews

Review by R D:

Unlike many of the reviewers, I've only had this mixer for about a year, and it's this specific model, the 250W 4.5 quart mixer (the bottom of the Kitchenaid line). It was a real splurge at the time we purchased it, but it has turned out to be well worth it.Before the Kitchenaid, I didn't do much baking. I tend towards more "manly" cooking techniques: the hotter the fire, the spicier the recipe, the better as far as I'm concerned. But this machine is as satisfying to use as any power tool in the garage -- there is something about using the *right* tool for the job, and I've found no tasks that one might consider using a mixer for that the Kitchenaid doesn't excel at. But it's especially good for baking, and once you start using it, you'll have your oven running a lot more than you used to.The big difference between this mixer and the standard "two beater" models you may be familiar with is that it uses a single mixing attachment that rotates in two motions- it not only spins on its own axis, it also is rotated around the edge of the bowl. This does an extremely effective job of mixing ingredients without need for the bowl rotating, since the mixing motion covers the entire bowl. For most mixing jobs, it also requires no scraping of the sides with the spatula. IE: when it's mixing, you can ignore it and work on other stuff.The first attachment I'll mention is the dough hook, which is a godsend for kneading. In the last day, I've made pizza dough, bagels, and whole wheat bread. Although this is the least powerful machine Kitchenaid makes, it kneads stiff dough (like the aforementioned bagels made with high-gluten flour) that would turn your mother's mixmaster into a smoking, stinking heap of fried motor components. Machine kneading takes a *lot* of the effort and variability out of making bread... you never "knead in" too much flour to keep it from sticking to your hands, and the 20 minutes you normally spend working the dough turns into 10 minutes you can use to clean up the kitchen.The other two attachments are the paddle and the whisk. The paddle is the all-purpose "workhorse" beater, and works extremely well for creaming sugar and butter together, mixing cookie dough or cake batter, or any other general-purpose mixing job. With the orbital motion, it comes right up to the edge of the bowl, so it is effectively scraping as it goes. The whisk is great for egg whites and making whipped cream. I'm sure it's good for something else, but that's what I've used it for.As for capacity, the 4.5 quart model is suitable for pretty much any "normal" home recipes. It's a "standard mixer". It will easily knead enough dough at once for two loaves of bread, or mix a double-batch of cookies.As for downsides: this thing is HEAVY. You won't be moving it once it's in place. If you knead very stiff dough, the bowl sometimes will get tightened to the extent that it is very difficult to remove from the base. It's OK if you remember to leave it a little loose beforehand, but I always forget and I end up wrestling with the machine to twist it out. The metal trim band on the mixer right above the bowl has come a little loose on my model- the machine got a bit hot after some heavy kneading, and I think some adhesive got soft. It's held in place well by something else, but sometimes it will slip when I'm wiping the machine off. It's purely cosmetic from what I can tell, and it's the only thing that feels cheap in any way about this machine. Other than that, I honestly haven't had a single complaint.In summary: this is an expensive mixer, but it is very well worth it. Even novice cooks will find it's use enjoyable, and it will inspire you to explore new things that you probably didn't do before because of the time and effort involved.

Review by M. Baker:

A word of warning - the Kitchenaides made in the past 10 or so years have a less powerful and durable motor than the older ones. If you like making homemade bread (like I do) purchase a professional mixer to knead your dough (or do it by hand like I do now). Kitchenaides used on a regular basis to make homemade bread (especially using whole wheat flour) will destroy your motor. When you send the mixer in for repairs (under warranty) they will say you've been using it commercially and refuse to stand behind their warranty. If you tell them you use it to make bread they'll tell you it's not made for that (they can't explain why they provide a dough hook though or neglect to provide any warnings against breadmaking in particular). I've always loved Kitchenaide appliances, my sisters is 15+ years old and going strong but my poor 4 year old mixer overheats and strains doing the same recipes. My next mixer will be a Magic Mill DLX Kitchen Machine, its twice as much, but will last like the old Kitchenaides do. I have to give 2 stars for the lousy warranty service and lack of honesty in their manuals.

Update: August 2004

Haven't been using my KA for bread since (bought a breadmachine to mix my dough). Only using the KA for light use abut 4 times a month. Now it makes a grinding noise continuously while in use. Cookie doughs seems almost too hard for it too. My sisters is now over 20 years old and going strong (even with bread). I wish they made them like they used too........

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Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray

Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray

The Kitchen Crop Sprouter is the easy way to produce fresh, hight-quality sprouts in your own kitchen.

In just 2-4 days enjoy healthful sprouts in soups, salads and sandwiches. The three trays make it possible to grow up to three different flavors at once.

The Kitchen Crop Sprouter makes sprouting fast, easy and fun.

Comes with 2oz of Organic Alfalfa Seeds

Grow a variety of sprouts in 2-4 days
Three growing trays
Great for vegetarians
Completely reusable & dishwasher safe
Includes :

3 x 6" diameter sprouting trays
Water reservoir
Cover
Water collection basin
Overall height is 8.25 inches

  • The Kitchen Crop Sprouter is the easy way to produce fresh, hight-quality sprouts in your own kitchen
  • In just 2-4 days enjoy healthful sprouts in soups, salads and sandwiches.
  • The Kitchen Crop Sprouter makes sprouting fast, easy and fun.

Rating: (out of 53 reviews)

List Price: $ 27.19
Price: $ 11.75

Kitchen Crop Sprouter- 3 Tray Reviews

Review by eShirl:

So easy I'm sorry I waited so long to try it! Living in a small apartment for several years, I've missed having an outdoor garden to grow my own vegetables. This is a great alternative for me. Just remember to run water through it twice a day. (My brother recommends 3/4 trayful of water with 1 tablespoon vinegar, followed by 3/4 trayful of plain water (don't forget to empty the bottom water tray), to supress undesired things such as mold; this is working great and the seeds are sprouting fine.) For seeds I'm using "zesty sprouting mix" from NOW foods.

Review by Amy Finlay:

I've had this for years and it works great. It's a big step up from the jar method. Sprouts do not get jostled when rinsed, so they grow neatly in an upward direction. Water drains surprisingly well for perfectly horizontal trays. Just add water to the top 2x day, and empty the accumulation in the bottom as needed.

I rinse it in the morning and before bed. It quickly became a habit for me. Once I start it going, I will just add new sprouts to a tray as I empty it, and I'm never out of sprouts. If I'm wanting an extra amount of sprouts on hand, I'll add a double amount to the newly emptied tray, and then transfer half of it to the next one that becomes empty. This gives the sprouts a head start, and if they're transfered to their final tray within a few days, they'll still grow nicely in an upward direction. I find this is important with alfalfa sprouts, because you don't really want the foliage part to get flopped over once it gets going, or it retains too much water and might require a third rinse per day to guarantee freshness.

One note regarding the flow between levels: sometimes the unit requires tipping towards the little spigots to get the water flow started. One can also do this to drain the few drops of water that remains in the trays if one desires.

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Cuisinart KML-10 Perfect Weight Digital Kitchen Scale

Cuisinart digital kitchen scale provides a simple, efficient way to weigh common food items. It's easy to control portions and bake with greater consistency with the large easy to read digital screens and easy to clean touchpad style buttons. The scales' signature black and stainless styling matches the Cuisinart product family design and blends seamlessly into any contemporary kitchen. Sleek styling and small footprints and thin profile designs are ideal for displaying scales on the countertop or storing in cabinets or shelves.

  • Tempered glass weighing platform with removable stainless steel cover; can weigh directly on the platform or use additional bowl or cover for sanitary, safe food handling
  • Stainless steel cover is dishwasher safe and the touchpad button styled for easy cleaning
  • Large LCD readout offer accurate readings in imperial or metric mode are easy to read at a glance with batteries included
  • Add on Weight feature allows you to weigh multiple ingredients without starting from scratch
  • Single load cell weigh sensors with weight capacity of 5-kilogram or 11-pound

Rating: (out of 8 reviews)

List Price: $ 90.00
Price: $ 43.99

Cuisinart KML-10 Perfect Weight Digital Kitchen Scale Reviews

Review by Pupshine:

I love this scale. It is very accurate and has a nice little stainless steel cover on it that you can take off and wash separately, instead of trying to be careful not to soak the electronic parts when washing it. It weighs up to 11 lbs and does a great job with smaller weights too. I highly recommend this scale.

Review by J. Bates:

For what I use it for, the scale does a good job. My measurements don't need to be exact, a little play is OK. For example, when adding a small amount of milk it jumps from 3 7/8 oz to 4 1/8 never hitting 4 oz even. I haven't used the grams scale so I can't comment on it.

If you need a basic scale, this one is OK. If you need it "exact" you might check another one.

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The Sharper Image 8147SI Stainless-Steel Super Grill with Interchangeable Nonstick Plates

The Sharper Image Stainless Steel Super Grill is a versatile kitchen appliance that serves as a contact and open grill, panini and waffle maker as well as the griddle for your breakfast favorites. The adjustable hinged cover opens a full 360 degrees allowing for a perfect position to any thickness of food and can be used open for maximum cooking area. 6 adjustable temperature controls from 200-400 degrees cook everything from delicate pancakes to juicy steaks. Also includes 2 drip cups for excess grease and a scraper to help with clean-up.

  • Indoor countertop grill with interchangeable griddle and waffle plates
  • Floating hinge allows for thicker items like panini sandwiches
  • Nonstick cooking surface; adjustable temperature from 200 to 400 degrees F
  • Stay-cool handle; scraper and 2 drip trays included
  • Measures approximately 15-4/5 by 14-2/5 by 9-4/5 inches

Rating: (out of 2 reviews)

List Price: $ 119.99
Price: $ 99.99

The Sharper Image 8147SI Stainless-Steel Super Grill with Interchangeable Nonstick Plates Reviews

Review by Eric Douglass:

My wife was wanting a waffle iron, but I wanted something more. As a kid, we had one that was a waffle iron/griddle. It could be used as a waffle iron (of course) or could be opened all the way, the plates flipped and the other side was a smooth grill plate. We always used it for pancakes. I was looking for something similar. After looking at several others, I found this at a local chain store.

Upon first inspection, I had a problem with was the instruction booklet. Though the English is decent, it doesn't tell you much. The only thing it is good for is the legal stuff and to show you how to change the cooking plates. As far as giving instruction about how to cook with it, you can discern just about as much by looking at the controls. Because the instructions don't give any clue as to where to put the controls for different kinds of meats, sandwiches or whatever it is that you're wanting to cook, it's all guess work. I've only had it for a couple weeks, so I haven't used it enough to know where to set it. The plates fit loosely. I don't know if it actually makes any difference, if not, it just looks sloppy. Finally, as a waffle iron/grill, it doesn't heat evenly. The top plate does not get as hot as the bottom, therefore the bottom of the waffle gets brown before the top. I have yet to use it as a griddle, so I don't know how well the Left side controls work.

So far I must rate this product as OK. It does what it says it will do (as far as I have used it) but as with a lot of more modern products, the workmanship is sloppy and is indicative of being a product of overseas manufacture.

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KitchenAid K45SBWH Bowl for Pivot Head Stand Mixer

Need another bowl to aid in preparing most meals? Purchase it now and you'll have it when you need it!When mixing up big batches of cookies or bread with a KitchenAid mixer, you don't want to have to stop to wash the bowl. An extra bowl to fit the mixer is a welcome addition to a kitchen arsenal, and this bowl earns its place in the cupboard, because it will also be used as a versatile mixing bowl independent of the mixer. It's made of thick polished stainless steel with a brushed steel interior and a flat base to rest securely on the counter. I has a sturdy handle and two brackets for fitting into the mixer. Its superb quality will last through a lifetime of cooking. --Marcie Bovetz

  • Additional bowl of 4-1/2 quart for KitchenAid Pivot Head stand mixer expands the mixer's flexibility
  • Polished durable stainless-steel exterior, brushed steel interior
  • Flat base keeps bowl steady and on counter and reduces spillage
  • Dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning
  • Works with any Kitchenaid Pivot Head stand mixer; one-year warranty

Rating: (out of 60 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.99
Price: $ 33.88

KitchenAid K45SBWH Bowl for Pivot Head Stand Mixer Reviews

Review by David Wihowski:

Having an extra bowl (or two) is a good thing. So many recipes call for beaten egg yolks and whipped egg whites to be folded together. Without two bowls you have to take the time to pour the one you whip first into another bowl, clean the Kitchenaid bowl, and then whip the next ingredient.I often make a couple of batches of bread at once. The extra bowl allows me to mix the batches of bread and leave them rise right in the Kitchenaid bowls.Some cakes have a separate filling and a frosting. Two bowls makes that "a piece if cake."The handle is especially good when the bowl is wet or greasy.I cook a lot. The extra bowl I have is well worth the price. I'll be buying another (3rd bowl) soon.

Review by ringo:

If you already own a kitchenaid mixer, you know what this bowl looks like. (If you don't own a kitchenaid mixer, why are you ordering this?) If you're considering this versus the 3 quart spare bowl: the 3-quart nests in the original 4.5 bowl that comes with the mixer, which this one doesn't. This one has a handle though, which matters more than you may think when you're twisting the bowl out of the socket. If you're considering this for storage, consider also the plastic storage lid, also available from Amazon[.com]. (They conveniently come two to a package).

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KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers

Need bread crumbs? Or perhaps you like making your own lamb, chicken or pork burgers, or sausages? Then again maybe you make baby food at home to avoid artificial ingredients? For all of these tasks you can enlist the help of your powerful KitchenAid stand mixer thanks to this fabulous attachment.This tool increases the fun factor of your KitchenAid stand mixer several times over. Toss cubes of meat into the food tray, stomp 'em down, and watch the results wriggle out the front. Grind your own beef or chicken for patties or tacos. Blend your own sausage mixtures, from breakfast to boudin blanc. With additional attachments, you can turn it into a pasta maker or a sausage stuffer. It's easy to assemble and use. Most parts are dishwasher-safe; hand wash the grinding blades, wooden stomper, and cutting knife. --Betsy Danheim

  • Grinder attachment greatly expands a stand mixer's flexiblity
  • Ideal for grinding meats, grating cheese, making bread crumbs and combining dips, salsas, spreads
  • Includes fine and coarse grinding plates, tips, and recipes
  • Most parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
  • Grinder can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer

Rating: (out of 283 reviews)

List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 44.99

KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers Reviews

Review by ringo:

Given all the concerns about e-coli and mad cow, we decided last year to start grinding our own beef and lamb. This grinder does the job perfectly. We grind right into the short round Ziplock boxes (about a hamburger's worth), which go into the basement freezer, and then we turn out the frozen "hockey pucks" onto a plate to defrost in the microwave, or right into the pot for bolognese sauce or sloppy joes. ("Honey, would you bring me up a couple of hockey pucks for dinner?)Assembly is easy and cleanup is easy (put a slice of bread through after the meat to make it even easier, or grind up an onion if you're making meatloaf anyway). The knife and both plates store inside the screw cap, so I don't worry about losing them (though KitchenAid sells replacements, as does goodmans-dot-net). The grinder even comes with a handy wrench-thingy to help take it apart if it tightens up.The knife and plates are not stainless (which wouldn't hold an edge), so you do have to dry them off right after washing, but I put everything, including the wooden stomper, right in the dishwasher, and after more than a year nothing has had a problem.[...] - this isn't an industrial tool! You can't set the mixer speed above three or four when grinding (less if the meat is gristly), and you've got to cut up the meat small enough to fit in the feed tube (the instructions say one-inch cubes, but long strips work too). Treat this right and it will return the favor.About the only thing that would make this more perfect is a cylindrical brush to clean out the horizontal and vertical shafts, since the dishwasher spray can't really completely reach both, and the horizontal shaft has a screw thread that tends to catch crud (Right now I'm using a folded sponge, and the abovementioned bread slice).

Review by Gaylin Walli:

I've used this attachment more times than I ever thought I would. I've used it to prepare food items for my family as well as food items for crowds as large as 200 and regardless of what it is I've been making, this attachment has rolled through it without complaint. In combination with other pieces such as the sausage stuffer or the fruit attachments, you may well find that this single attachment stays on your machine the longest. I am absoultely stunned at how easy it is to put together and how simple it is to get wonderfully ground items out of it. I've had no trouble grinding any cut of meat (marbled or lean), type of meat (venison, beef, pork, chicken), or state of meat (cooked or raw). Things like chickpeas also get ground just the way I like them. The two, differently sized grinding plates give you just what you need in texture. My biggest pleasure in using this attachment is during hunting season when my husband brings home more than one deer. Venison burger meat and sausage processing never went faster. No more late nights with a hand-crank grinder!When you're done, there's nothing simpler in the cleanup. Nothing seems to stick to the plastic (plus, it's dishwasher safe!) and the metal pieces wash up quickly by hand. Even the little wooden stomper cleans well (and I've felt lost without it when I couldn't find it during sausage making). I think this attachment is the easiest to use of all of the ones I've tried.I'll never regret the purchase of this attachment.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red

Keep your KitchenAid stand mixer free from dust, lint or splatters with this quilted cotton cover. The stand mixer cover is heavyweight so it stands up to years of use. It is sized to fit any tilt-head or bowl-lift model. The khaki cover with trim coordinates with most kitchen decors and is machine-washable. Dry flat.

  • Protect your KitchenAid Stand Mixer from dust, grease and scratches
  • Empire red with black piping
  • Fits all KitchenAid stand mixers
  • Includes handy pocket for recipes or accessories
  • Machine wash
  • Material: Plastic
  • Includes: Instruction Manual
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean
  • Warranty Description: 1 Year Total Replacement Warranty on Defectives
  • Dimensions: Length: 9.0 "; Width: 13.0 "; Depth: 2.0 "

Rating: (out of 214 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 17.50

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Cover, Empire Red Reviews

Review by M.D. Edwards:

I've had my Artisan 5 Quart Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for a few years now, and always thought that this cover was a bit of a luxury, and that I could easily find fifty other things to spend twenty-five bucks on. Even for all of that, it occurred to me recently that, with cats in my house, a cover for my stand mixer would save me some pre-mixing clean-up time. Now that I've gotten my cover, I'm thrilled that I decided to buy it!

This cover is plenty big for my mixer. I leave all of the attachments in the bowl, as I'm sure your average Kitchenaid stand mixer owner does, and this cover fits over everything with plenty of room to spare. The bottom edge of the cover hits the countertop and covers every inch of my mixer, with no problem doing so. I even put the cover in the washer and dryer after receiving it, to see how much it might shrink. Mine didn't shrink at all, and the laundering got it fragrant and wrinkle-free.

Even though my stand mixer is white, I opted for the khaki cover, which blends in perfectly with my kitchen cabinets and counter tops.

This may not have been the absolute best thing I've ever gotten on Amazon for .00 or less (that'd be my Weber chimney starter - best damned .00 I've spent in a long time!!!), but this is right up there with the best of my best-buy-for-the-money purchases!

Review by :

I have had this cover (in white) for several months now and use it to cover my KitchenAid 6 Qt. Epicurean stand mixer (note that this will also fit the 6 Qt. Professional model). With the pouring shield and bowl in place, the cover just fits around the entire base of the mixer with perhaps 1/8" of room from the bottom. There is a large pocket (12" wide x 8.5" tall) along one side which allows for storage of manuals, cookbooks, and accessories. The cover is well made from heavy, quilted cotton twill backed with cotton covered polyester batting and is machine washable (cold recommended -- this thing cannot afford any shrinkage!!). There is contrasting black piping along the bottom and arched around the front and back sides. The cover accomplishes its intended task -- keeping dust and dirt off my prized mixer, and is a purchase that I would recommend for anyone who owns a KitchenAid stand mixer.

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KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White

Perfect for kitchens of all sizes, the classic series stand mixer delivers the power and durability to mix large batches. 8 cup flour power. Powerful 250-watt motor. Versatile 10 speed control. Durable, direct drive transmission. Multipurpose attachment hub wKitchenAid's stand mixer is a substantial piece of equipment: 250 watts of mixing power make child's play of creaming butter, kneading dough, and whipping cream. The kid in you will appreciate how quick and easy it is to mix up a batch of cookie dough; the 4-1/2-quart bowl can hold up to 8 cups of flour, which translates into as many as 192 sweet treats. This model comes with three attachments: a flat beater for making batter, meat loaf, and all textures in-between; a wire whip for egg whites, mayonnaise, and more air-infused creations; and a hook for mixing and kneading yeast doughs. All three are solid in construction and easily secured to the beater shaft with a simple twist; untwisting them is a bit trickier because the attachment stems are short and can be hard to grasp, especially if they get the least bit greasy. The bowl itself locks tight to the base. Standing 14 inches high, jutting out a foot, and weighing more than a grown woman's bowling ball, this stand mixer isn't the sort of appliance you'll wipe down and put away. Better to find a square foot of free counter space for easy access; besides, this machine is as pretty as it is rugged--you'll want to show it off. To complete the package, KitchenAid includes a spiral-bound guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes, from crispy waffles to a caramel walnut banana torte. --Betsy Danheim

  • 250-watt, 10-speed mixer with tilt-up head
  • 4-1/2-quart bowl holds dough for 2 loaves of bread
  • Three handy accessories: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook
  • Includes a guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes
  • Measures 13-8/9 by 8-2/3 by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

Rating: (out of 329 reviews)

List Price: $ 269.99
Price: $ 170.00

KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White Reviews

Review by R D:

Unlike many of the reviewers, I've only had this mixer for about a year, and it's this specific model, the 250W 4.5 quart mixer (the bottom of the Kitchenaid line). It was a real splurge at the time we purchased it, but it has turned out to be well worth it.Before the Kitchenaid, I didn't do much baking. I tend towards more "manly" cooking techniques: the hotter the fire, the spicier the recipe, the better as far as I'm concerned. But this machine is as satisfying to use as any power tool in the garage -- there is something about using the *right* tool for the job, and I've found no tasks that one might consider using a mixer for that the Kitchenaid doesn't excel at. But it's especially good for baking, and once you start using it, you'll have your oven running a lot more than you used to.The big difference between this mixer and the standard "two beater" models you may be familiar with is that it uses a single mixing attachment that rotates in two motions- it not only spins on its own axis, it also is rotated around the edge of the bowl. This does an extremely effective job of mixing ingredients without need for the bowl rotating, since the mixing motion covers the entire bowl. For most mixing jobs, it also requires no scraping of the sides with the spatula. IE: when it's mixing, you can ignore it and work on other stuff.The first attachment I'll mention is the dough hook, which is a godsend for kneading. In the last day, I've made pizza dough, bagels, and whole wheat bread. Although this is the least powerful machine Kitchenaid makes, it kneads stiff dough (like the aforementioned bagels made with high-gluten flour) that would turn your mother's mixmaster into a smoking, stinking heap of fried motor components. Machine kneading takes a *lot* of the effort and variability out of making bread... you never "knead in" too much flour to keep it from sticking to your hands, and the 20 minutes you normally spend working the dough turns into 10 minutes you can use to clean up the kitchen.The other two attachments are the paddle and the whisk. The paddle is the all-purpose "workhorse" beater, and works extremely well for creaming sugar and butter together, mixing cookie dough or cake batter, or any other general-purpose mixing job. With the orbital motion, it comes right up to the edge of the bowl, so it is effectively scraping as it goes. The whisk is great for egg whites and making whipped cream. I'm sure it's good for something else, but that's what I've used it for.As for capacity, the 4.5 quart model is suitable for pretty much any "normal" home recipes. It's a "standard mixer". It will easily knead enough dough at once for two loaves of bread, or mix a double-batch of cookies.As for downsides: this thing is HEAVY. You won't be moving it once it's in place. If you knead very stiff dough, the bowl sometimes will get tightened to the extent that it is very difficult to remove from the base. It's OK if you remember to leave it a little loose beforehand, but I always forget and I end up wrestling with the machine to twist it out. The metal trim band on the mixer right above the bowl has come a little loose on my model- the machine got a bit hot after some heavy kneading, and I think some adhesive got soft. It's held in place well by something else, but sometimes it will slip when I'm wiping the machine off. It's purely cosmetic from what I can tell, and it's the only thing that feels cheap in any way about this machine. Other than that, I honestly haven't had a single complaint.In summary: this is an expensive mixer, but it is very well worth it. Even novice cooks will find it's use enjoyable, and it will inspire you to explore new things that you probably didn't do before because of the time and effort involved.

Review by M. Baker:

A word of warning - the Kitchenaides made in the past 10 or so years have a less powerful and durable motor than the older ones. If you like making homemade bread (like I do) purchase a professional mixer to knead your dough (or do it by hand like I do now). Kitchenaides used on a regular basis to make homemade bread (especially using whole wheat flour) will destroy your motor. When you send the mixer in for repairs (under warranty) they will say you've been using it commercially and refuse to stand behind their warranty. If you tell them you use it to make bread they'll tell you it's not made for that (they can't explain why they provide a dough hook though or neglect to provide any warnings against breadmaking in particular). I've always loved Kitchenaide appliances, my sisters is 15+ years old and going strong but my poor 4 year old mixer overheats and strains doing the same recipes. My next mixer will be a Magic Mill DLX Kitchen Machine, its twice as much, but will last like the old Kitchenaides do. I have to give 2 stars for the lousy warranty service and lack of honesty in their manuals.

Update: August 2004

Haven't been using my KA for bread since (bought a breadmachine to mix my dough). Only using the KA for light use abut 4 times a month. Now it makes a grinding noise continuously while in use. Cookie doughs seems almost too hard for it too. My sisters is now over 20 years old and going strong (even with bread). I wish they made them like they used too........

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KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment

Convert any KitchenAid stand mixer into an ice cream maker with this unique attachment. Simply store the unique freeze bowl in the freezer for a minimum of 15 hours, then make up to 2 quarts of frozen desserts in 20-30 minutes. The Ice Cream Maker Attachment produces a variety of frozen desserts, as well as fresh, pure soft-consistency ice cream.

  • Stylish attachment converts any KitchenAid stand mixer into an ice cream maker
  • Creates up to 2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet in about 25 minutes
  • Powered by stand mixer; pour in batter and dasher and freeze bowl do the work
  • Dishwasher-safe dasher, drive assembly, and adapter ring; handwash freeze bowl
  • Measures 10-8/9 by 10-2/7 by 10-2/7 inches; 1-year hassle-free replacement warranty

Rating: (out of 472 reviews)

List Price: $ 99.99
Price: $ 59.99

KitchenAid KICA0WH Ice Cream Maker Attachment Reviews

Review by Not my real name:

I bought this after reading a lot of reviews. My choice was based on a number of factors. I have owned a hand-crank, ice-and-salt ice cream maker in the past - it made great ice cream but was messy; I didn't want yet another appliance that I had to find where to store; and I have owned and liked my KitchenAid stand mixer for a number of years.

This is basically a double-walled, sealed mixing bowl, with the space inside the walls filled with some liquid (presumably like the refreezable ice packs). It comes with plastic paddle. The basic steps are:

1 Freeze the bowl (I keep mine in the freezer)

2 Make and cool an ice cream custard, or a fruit mix for sorbet

3 Assemble the frozen bowl and the plastic paddle on the stand mixer

4 Switch the mixer on lowest speed, add the custard

5 Let the mixer stir the mix until it freezes (to a "soft serve" consistency)

6 Transfer the ice cream to a bowl with a lid, and freeze until firm

Here are my comments:

First, take a black marker and obliterate all the nutritional information about the recipes in the instruction book. We know that ice cream is full of fat and sugar -- that's why we like it! We don't need reminding.

* Try a dry run to assemble the bowl and paddle. This is designed to fit many models of KitchenAid mixers, and it's not obvious. You don't want to be figuring this out when you are ready to make your first batch.

* Freeze the bowl for longer than the suggested 18 hours

* MAKE HALF QUANTITIES: the two-quart recipes fill the bowl, and I had a couple of overflows as the ice cream expands as it cools.

* Also, filling the bowl means that the ice cream takes longer to freeze. The first time I tried this, it didn't freeze as the bowl had not been frozen long enough to handle the two quarts.

* Get a good recipe to use up the egg whites. I make meringue from the New York Times Cook Book. I guess an omelet would be good too.

* There's mistake in the instruction book. In one place it suggests adding the fruit, nuts etc half way through the freezing process, and in another place it suggests adding these ingredients at the end of the mixing cycle.

* Use enough mix (custard or fruit puree) to at least fill half of the bowl -- this way the paddle will mix the entire batch.

* Remember that freezing enhances the sweet taste -- so do not over sweeten the mix before you freeze, otherwise the ice cream or sorbet will be too sweet.

* If you're making a fruit puree for sorbet, a blender makes a *MUCH* smoother puree than a food processor. I think this makes a difference in the texture of the final sorbet.

* After preparation, you need to cool the custard or puree in the fridge for a few hours. Use a jug that has a decent pouring lip: this will make it much easier to pour into the freezer bowl than if you just use a regular mixing bowl.

* There is very little space between the edge of the bowl and the paddle -- this can mean a mess when you fill the bowl. It **really** needs a pouring spout designed to fit

* Getting the semi-frozen desert out of the bowl can be messy - there is no handle on the bowl and it has smooth, slippery sides.

* Use a container for the final freezing that has a little air space after you fill with the semi-frozen ice cream -- this allows for additional expansion of the desert, and prevents the need to squash the final product into the bowl.

* I've used recipes from The New York Times Cookbook and Fine Cooking magazine -- all delicious, better than store bought, and slightly different than the regular recipes for vanilla, cookies and cream, etc.

* Use the freshest eggs you can find -- not the ones that have been sitting in the fridge door for a month

Update February 2008

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Thanks very much to all the kind comments that folks have left. For those of you who haven't read the comments on this review: it's worthwhile taking a few minutes to do so as some of the commenters have additional suggestions and ideas.

Update December 2009

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A couple of the recent comments have asked whether the inside of the bowl is aluminum or non-stick. It *appears* to be metallic, but with plastics these days, it's anybody's guess. It is light gray so could be aluminum, but I'd wager that it is some sort of alloy. It is definitely NOT the type of non-stick found in Teflon-type frying pans.

BTW - I've had this for nearly four years and am still loving it. Long term durability seems to be good.

Review by Michael Trotman:

I think my wife is trying to murder me with this KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment! She bought this for me for Christmas along with the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Recipe book knowing full well that I would become obsessed with trying all of the recipes. I'm on the third batch (Cherry Garcia, Coffee Chip, Chocolate Chocolate Chip) and I can already feel my heart slowing down. I can hardly make it to the mailbox without becoming winded. Luckily I realized her dastardly plot before having an ice cream overdose induced myocardial infarction. She almost got away with it as nobody would have suspected her. The paramedics would have just thought I was another fat pig who overdosed on ice cream.

This is so easy to use you may also find yourself overstocked with fresh quarts of the best ice cream you ever tasted. Follow the recipes in Ben and Jerry's book and carefully follow the directions that come with the churn and you'll make great ice cream every time. As the other reviewers have mentioned, it is essential to allow the ice cream to "ripen" before serving. This is not a requirement that is unique to this churn by the way. This is necessary with other churns as well. So be patient, plan ahead, get creative, and enjoy.

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KitchenAid SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment for Food Grinder

Many people prefer to make their own sausages because this allows them to monitor the ingredients for quality and to use more exotic flavorings such as sun-dried tomatoes or roasted peppers.Use these lightweight plastic tubes to stuff your home-ground meats into natural casings for hand-made sausages. The small tube shoots out breakfast-sausage-size links; the larger one is great for boudin blanc, Italian sausage, and more. Each works in conjunction with KitchenAid's food grinder attachment, and the set comes with instructions for handling and stuffing casings. Tubes are dishwasher-safe. --Betsy Danheim

  • Use with KitchenAid's food grinder attachment to expand a stand mixer's flexiblity
  • Ideal for making homemade bratwurst, kielbasa, and Italian or Polish sausage
  • Includes two stuffing tubes, 3/8-inch and 5/8-inch, and an instruction booklet
  • All parts dishwasher safe for easy clean-up
  • Can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer

Rating: (out of 86 reviews)

List Price: $ 12.99
Price: $ 8.88

KitchenAid SSA Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment for Food Grinder Reviews

Review by K. Lowther:

I started learning about sausage stuffing in order to make a good andouille for jambalaya, gumbo, etc. Most decent equipment out there will run anywhere from $[...]-$[...] for a decent stuffer. Double that total and you can get a grinder as well. If you're going to make consistently large batches (25 lbs or more at a time) then you're probably going to want to invest in those.

However, if you're just learning and starting out and already have a KitchenAid and the associated grinder, then the stuffing attachment for less than is a no-brainer. I've used it a couple of times now and I can say that it makes high-quality sausage without a problem.

I have noted a couple of negative reviews for this product. Not knowing the specifics of how those people used the product, I can note some things I learned on my own, and from a site. That is an excellent site about andouille and sausage stuffing in general (especially with a KitchenAid).

1. When grinding, make sure the blade is in. I forgot to do this on my first batch and it turned the meat into paste and was impossible to get the grinder to work properly (which is why they include it).

2. Make sure you keep the meat very cold. I haven't had to cool the attachments, although that might help, especially when the meat isn't the coldest.

3. Use the coarse grind plate for sausage. You can the fine grind plate (for hot dogs for example), but I would recommend just using the coarse plate and running the meat through multiple times for a finer grind on your sausage. The grinder can get some tissue wrapped around the feeder and it could require some disassembly and cleaning (might take 3-5 minutes), especially with the fine grind plate. After the first grind, the mixture moves through the grinder pretty quickly anyway.

4. Make sure the screw cap is tight. Meat can escape through the cap if you're not careful. It shouldn't in most cases though. If it is, this is a sign something else is probably wrong.

5. I bought the KitchenAid FT Food Tray Attachment for Stand Mixers as well. It's fairly handy for larger batches and I recommend it, but it's not necessary. I ground 15 lbs the other night and it was helpful in holding the larger amounts.

6. You'll see this other places, but I'll reiterate that natural casings are worth the extra (minimal) effort. There's not much to it once you've used them. Collagen is ok and are less likely to break, but natural aren't as fragile as you might think and they look and taste way better. I was a little leery of natural and bought collagen initially, but haven't used them since my first batch. I don't think I'll go back if I don't have to.

I've stuffed andouille and Italian sausage both with the larger of the two stuffer attachments. If I make some breakfast sausage, I imagine the smaller one will come in handy. If you're like me and you've gotten to this point, next on your list will probably be a smoker. I haven't taken that plunge yet, but it's coming soon.

Good luck and happy stuffing!

Review by Gaylin Walli:

In combination with the food grinding attachment, this accessory for the Kitchen Aid mixer makes short work of any sausage making task you set before it. I've helped friends cook feasts for 200+ people with this attachment and everyone eating was stunned at the short amount of time it took us to make their fresh, homemade sausage. This attachment beats a hand-crank grinder and extruder easily. And because it attaches to the mixer itself, I've found it far more stable and easy to access than the grinder-extruder combinations that mount to the countertop. With precious little in terms of countertop space, the mixer takes up more room, but the ease of use more than makes up for that. In combination with the food grinder, I can process an entire deer's worth of meat in an evening with this attachment.Meat sausage isn't the only thing you can process with this fine attachment. Fruit sausages work equally well and the opening in the extruder is wide enough even for larger items. For the more creative among us, you can use the extruder to fill things like balloons and other awkward items much more easily than with a funnel and an extra pair of hands. You'd be surprised at exactly how many things you'll find you can use this attachment for.The cleanup of this attachment is a breeze. Nothing sticks to the plastic and soapy hot water makes short work of a dishwashing task that would otherwise be onerous on the hand-crank machines. Better yet, throw it in the dishwasher. For the work I've put mine through, this attachment paid for itself based on ease of use alone before I was done with my first batch of sausage.

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KitchenAid K45SBWH Bowl for Pivot Head Stand Mixer

Need another bowl to aid in preparing most meals? Purchase it now and you'll have it when you need it!When mixing up big batches of cookies or bread with a KitchenAid mixer, you don't want to have to stop to wash the bowl. An extra bowl to fit the mixer is a welcome addition to a kitchen arsenal, and this bowl earns its place in the cupboard, because it will also be used as a versatile mixing bowl independent of the mixer. It's made of thick polished stainless steel with a brushed steel interior and a flat base to rest securely on the counter. I has a sturdy handle and two brackets for fitting into the mixer. Its superb quality will last through a lifetime of cooking. --Marcie Bovetz

  • Additional bowl of 4-1/2 quart for KitchenAid Pivot Head stand mixer expands the mixer's flexibility
  • Polished durable stainless-steel exterior, brushed steel interior
  • Flat base keeps bowl steady and on counter and reduces spillage
  • Dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning
  • Works with any Kitchenaid Pivot Head stand mixer; one-year warranty

Rating: (out of 60 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.99
Price: $ 33.88

KitchenAid K45SBWH Bowl for Pivot Head Stand Mixer Reviews

Review by David Wihowski:

Having an extra bowl (or two) is a good thing. So many recipes call for beaten egg yolks and whipped egg whites to be folded together. Without two bowls you have to take the time to pour the one you whip first into another bowl, clean the Kitchenaid bowl, and then whip the next ingredient.I often make a couple of batches of bread at once. The extra bowl allows me to mix the batches of bread and leave them rise right in the Kitchenaid bowls.Some cakes have a separate filling and a frosting. Two bowls makes that "a piece if cake."The handle is especially good when the bowl is wet or greasy.I cook a lot. The extra bowl I have is well worth the price. I'll be buying another (3rd bowl) soon.

Review by ringo:

If you already own a kitchenaid mixer, you know what this bowl looks like. (If you don't own a kitchenaid mixer, why are you ordering this?) If you're considering this versus the 3 quart spare bowl: the 3-quart nests in the original 4.5 bowl that comes with the mixer, which this one doesn't. This one has a handle though, which matters more than you may think when you're twisting the bowl out of the socket. If you're considering this for storage, consider also the plastic storage lid, also available from Amazon[.com]. (They conveniently come two to a package).

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Kitchen Aid K5AB Flat Beater For K5

This Coated Flat Beater is the ideal accessory for mixing normal to heavy batters. From cake mixes to firm cookie dough, the flat beater mixes quickly and thoroughly.

  • Kitchen Aid K5AB Flat Beater For K5
  • KITCHENAID INC

Rating: (out of 12 reviews)

List Price: $ 14.99
Price: $ 8.65

Kitchen Aid K5AB Flat Beater For K5 Reviews

Review by Karin Nyland:

I am a pastry chef and use a KitchenAid everyday. The mixer I have at home came with a plain metal beater and the one I use at work came with the enameled one. Unfortunately frequent use of this beater chips the enamel off and so you will have small pieces of it in your doughs. The plian metal beater works perfectly and is easy to clean. If you are only an occasional user perhaps the enamel is sufficient for your needs and won't chip off. However for me I will write to KitchenAid and purchase one without the enamel.

Review by T. Weidmann:

I am not really sure how people are using there beaters. First this beater is Nylon coated NOT enamel.

I need to order a new one because I misused mine, the bowl was not seated correctly in my stand and it jammed the beater (the mixer was on high at time) causing some of the coating to come off. I have had my stand mixer for over 10 years and never has the coating on the beater just flaked off, I put it in the dishwasher never any problems. My parents Kitchen Aid is over 35 years old, they are still using there original Nylon coated beater, again no problems.

In case your not sure which beater to buy: The one that looks like captain Hooks hand, is a dough beater, for breads and pastas the flat beater is for batters like cakes and cookies softer doughs. The whip is used for making whipped cream or meringue (whipped egg whites) or when a recipes says to whisk something.

I hope this was helpful to you.

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KitchenAid FPPA Mixer Attachment Pack for Stand Mixers

A variety of attachments for your Kitchen Aid stand mixer.This assortment of attachments makes your KitchenAid stand mixer as flexible as a Swiss army knife. You get the food grinder, the slicer and shredder, and the fruit and vegetable strainer. Pull out the first and you're grinding meat, breadcrumbs, and more; the second churns out sliced vegetables for potato chips, coleslaw, and the like, or shredded potatoes for hash browns; and the third has you whipping up apple butter in a snap. Each has its own instruction booklet, with tips and recipes. An excellent gift set for your favorite stand-mixer fan. --Betsy Danheim

  • Most parts are dishwasher-safe.
  • Can be used with any KitchenAid stand mixer
  • Two slicing and two shredding cones included
  • Grinder has fine and coarse grinding blades
  • Includes food grinder, slicer and shredder, and fruit and vegetable strainer

Rating: (out of 107 reviews)

List Price: $ 179.99
Price: $ 123.99

KitchenAid FPPA Mixer Attachment Pack for Stand Mixers Reviews

Review by Joanna Daneman:

I have a KitchenAid and I must say, they are as good as their high reputation. I bought the mixer mainly to make bread, but what makes it even better are the accessories. These convert the stand mixer/dough maker into a vegetable processor, grinder and sausage maker. There is also a grain grinder that really works quite well. Here are the pros and cons of this set, as I see it:Pros:
You get a decent meat grinder with two blades, coarse and fine. This means you can make ground turkey with no additives, ground chicken without added fat, or fresh ground beef. You can also grind meat for sausage (about which, later.)You get a slicer similar to those hand-turned cone types that make cole slaw or waffled carrot slices.Cons:
The sausage nozzle for filling the casings is not included. This is, in my opinion, really dumb. It's just a couple of pieces of molded plastic. For heaven's sake, include it. The slicer is a bit clunky. If you don't put the bowl to catch the shreds just right, you get slaw all over. And sometimes it is hard to get the cone off the flanges of the connecting pin that fits into the mixer attachment point. But screwing it into the mixer and grabbing with a rubber mat usually works for me. I prefer a mandoline, a food processor or even a big board and a really sharp chef's knife to the slicer, but it does save on counter space. So, this is a good thing to have as an addition to your KitchenAid if you do any kind of prep cooking, such as canning, salads, baby foods, venison processing, or sausages. It's very good quality plastic and metal, though the cone blade finish seems a bit crude to me. I can recommend it, with the reservations I mentioned.

Review by Eugene Mah:

I use this with my Kitchenaid Epicurean and really enjoy it. Used it to grind our own beef and pork for meatloaf and shredded plenty of cheese for mac and cheese. The motor provides plenty of power to grind and shred through just about anything, and the shredding/grinding blades seem to keep their edge quite nicely.There are a lot of bits to keep track of though, and some of them can be a little difficult to clean properly. I also wish the hopper for the grinder attachment was a little bit bigger.It's not going to replace my food processor, but when I have a large volume of stuff to do, or for things my food processor's motor just can't handle, this certainly does the trick.

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KitchenAid RVSA Slicer/Shredder Attachment for Stand Mixers

Transform your KitchenAid stand mixer into a food processor with this accessory set. Slice or shred fruits, vegetables or cheese.This attachment performs the cutting and shredding duties your food processor might: select the proper cone, slip it into the plastic housing, and attach all to your stand mixer's hub with a metal shaft. You can shred potatoes, onions, nuts, and chocolate, or slice vegetables for cooking or munching. While it adds versatility to your mixer, the unit is cumbersome to disassemble--more so than KitchenAid's other nifty attachments--and its several parts make it difficult to store. Still, it's easier on your arms than manual slicing and shredding, especially for large quantities, and all parts are dishwasher-safe. --Betsy Danheim

  • Includes two shredding cones, fine and coarse
  • Includes two slicing cones, thin and thick
  • Each works in conjunction with plastic housing and metal shaft
  • Works with all KitchenAid household stand mixers
  • Instruction book includes uses for cones and recipes

Rating: (out of 125 reviews)

List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 42.66

KitchenAid RVSA Slicer/Shredder Attachment for Stand Mixers Reviews

Review by Steve:

Nota Bene:

I have tried to contact Kitchen-Aid for over a month, wrote 4 EM via the KitchenAid customer support Website, and beside their promise to answer within 3 business day, I have yet to hear from them.

I'm truly disappointed with their customer support and the RSVA.

Kitchen-Hell: "for the way it's made"

Well,

What a deception!

Probably the worst shredder I ever used.

I purchase this product in the idea that KitchenAid was a good brand (by experience), but I must admit that I have the feeling that I paid for a very, very poor shredder, which should be sold maximum. A Walmart hand shredder makes a better job.

I have the feeling that KitchenAid just ripped me off.

I'm a mechanical engineer and I love to cook, and I'm normally the type to buy one excellent knife instead of 2 poor ones, but this time, I was fooled.

So , let's review the product:

First of all, the cones are not stainless steel, but regular steel, badly chromed.

It means that, one day or another, they will rust.

How can you tell? Use a magnet, if it is not sticking, it's a 18/10 stainless steel. (18% Chrome + 10% Nickel, a TRUE Stainless Steel)

Try with your kitchenaid mixing bowl, and you'll see.

It also means that if you ever try to sharpen the slicing blades, you'll take off the chrome and it WILL rust very quickly.

I'm sorry, but a brand like Kitchenaid should AT LEAST, provides Stainless Steel cones. Especially at 50 bucks a piece. (and I suppose that's why it is stated HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY), not allowed to use regular steel in a restaurant)

The blades are either dull, unevenly sharpened, or not at all(sides). It mashes or puree very well, but the cuts are uneven and messy. I just wanted a slicer, not a musher.

The sharpening on (my) slicing cones is visibly uneven. one side slices, the other not.

The gap between the cones and the body is too big, food goes in, get pushed in by the dull cones to end up in a mess.

The cones rotate unevenly, off balance, which adds to the previous mess.

The length of the blades is smaller than the size of the spout. (the cutting length should be a least the size of the spout, not smaller )

In short: everything that goes is those corners is miserably mashed

So, as a result, in my opinion: buy something else.

Add and buy yourself something decent. Plus, the attachment is so bulky that a food processor will not take much space.

My grade on a 10 scale: 3

Probably the worst shredder I ever used.

And if you ever decide to buy one , please contact me , for , you'll have an almost brand new one.

Review by Joel Schopp:

This is a great shredder. Absolutly the best out there. It is a lousy slicer. Take the bad with the good I guess.

My wife and I shred lots of cheese because pre-shredded cheese has chemicals added that change the taste and chemical properties of the cheese. This attachment works wonderfully for cheese.

A note on disassembly. Some people have difficulty getting the cone off the plug (if you own one you know what I'm talking about). The very easy way to remedy this is to remove the cone from the plug before removing the plug from the machine. If you follow this one rule you will have very easy setup and take down.

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KitchenAid FVSP Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Parts for Food Grinder

Harvest your favorite fruits and vegetables right into this attachment for healthy and delicious drinks and purees, baby foods and sauces.For use with all KitchenAid household stand mixers, these parts add a strainer function to the KitchenAid food grinder accessory (which is not included). Cooks who have the food grinder will find the strainer to be a valuable addition. Like the grinder, the strainer turns many tough kitchen chores into walks in the park. It converts cooked apples and pears into sauces for preserving or immediate consumption. Freezer jams are a snap; so is fresh tomato sauce. Baby foods can be made in quantity and frozen. The strainer assembles and disassembles quickly and easily without tools, and most parts are dishwasher-safe. --Fred Brack

  • Parts add a strainer function to KitchenAid food grinder (not included)
  • Strainer fits food grinder for all KitchenAid household stand mixers
  • Prepare fruit and vegetable sauces, chutneys, and jams
  • Strainer assembles easily without tools
  • Most parts are dishwasher-safe

Rating: (out of 52 reviews)

List Price: $ 64.99
Price: $ 45.24

KitchenAid FVSP Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Parts for Food Grinder Reviews

Review by Debbie Lee Wesselmann:

I bought this attachment to go along with the food grinder attachment (sold separately.) Wow - I can't believe how quickly I can make fresh applesauce. I simmer quartered apples - seeds, cores, peels, and all - until tender, then send them through the strainer. In minutes, I have fresh, hot applesauce. The refuse is expelled through the end and into another bowl, so you never have to worry about all that peeling and coring. Tomato sauce? Just as easy. Fresh quartered tomatoes go in one end; the juice/pulp and the seeds come out separately. After that, it's only a matter of cooking the sauce down.The strainer is a great addition to my kitchen.

Review by :

I bought one of these several years ago and have used it quite a bit. It is very handy for straining, if a bit slow and messy. The big gripe I have with the product is -- one of the first times I used it (straining blackberries) the seam down the side of the strainer cone split. I continued to use it for a couple of years, but it finally split completely and became unusable. I called about a replacement and the customer service representative told me that they do not reccommend straining blackberries in it, for just that reason. I looked in my manual. I couldn't find a warning to that effect, although in all fairness the straining instructions contain a list of fruit and blackberries are not listed. At any rate I think it is really sorry that this fruit strainer self destructs over blackberries. The real clincher to my poor review is that the strainer cone, just that one dinky peice, costs $$$$$ to replace. I was in too much shock to even ask about shipping costs....

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Decorative Cushions

Featured decorative cushions:

Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow from India - Dark Brown color with floral sequin work, Velvet

This is a classic handicraft item from India. Designed and finished by our talented artists. Can be used as a decorative or accent pillow on the couch, bed and anywhere in the house. This items makes a great gift item.

  • Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow with beautiful handmade work from India
  • Dimension 12 x 22 Inches
  • Has beautiful and intricate thread work done by talented artist.
  • Great accessory for home and office
  • Great Gift Item

List Price: $ 79.99
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Dark Blue and Green - Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow in smooth velvet from India

This is a classic handicraft item from India. Designed and finished by our talented artists. Can be used as a decorative or accent pillow on the couch, bed and anywhere in the house. This items makes a great gift item.

  • Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow in smooth velvet from India-Dark blue and Green
  • Dimension 12 x 22 Inches
  • Has beautiful and intricate thread work done by talented artist.
  • Great accessory for home and office
  • Great Gift Item

Price: $ 44.99

Bettino - [Darkred Plum Blossom] Decorative Pillow Cushion / Floor Cushion (23.6 by 23.6 inches)

Art throw pillow by Bettino features a contemporary design with highest quality. Add elegance to any home or office with Bettino comfy and stylish decorative pillows. The quality construction has a rich look and feel, and extraordinary texture offers warms, comfort, and versatility. Suitable for your living room, bedroom, office and the patio. This stylish decorative pillow is sure to add a touch of whimsy to any rooms in your home. Machine washable for easy care except leather & plush shell.

  • This large decorative pillow measures 23.6 by 23.6 inches with stylish modern pattern.
  • Art throw pillow by Bettino features a contemporary design with highest quality.
  • Decorative pillows add exceptional comfort and dramatic style to your home decor.
  • Modern elegance and fine construction enrich your home or office. Invisible side zipper.
  • Shell: multi-materials; Fill: down alternative. Machine washable except leather & plush shell.

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

Price: $ 39.99

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Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow from India - Black with sequin and stone work,silk mixed cotton

This is a classic handicraft item from India. Designed and finished by our talented artists. Can be used as a decorative or accent pillow on the couch, bed and anywhere in the house. This items makes a great gift item.

  • Decorative cushion cover or throw pillow with beautiful handmade work from India
  • Dimension 16x 16 Inches
  • Has beautiful and intricate thread work done by talented artist.
  • Great accessory for home and office
  • Great Gift Item

List Price: $ 79.99
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Jovi Home Flamboyant Cushion

Make a statement with Jovi Home's textured Flamboyant cushion.

  • Soft Fabric Textured Cushion
  • Measures 18 by 18 inches
  • Made from 100-percent Polyester
  • Dry clean only
  • Beautiful and unique design

List Price: $ 29.99
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Bettino - [Colorful Rose] Decorative Pillow Cushion / Floor Cushion (23.6 by 23.6 inches)

Art throw pillow by Bettino features a contemporary design with highest quality. Add elegance to any home or office with Bettino comfy and stylish decorative pillows. The quality construction has a rich look and feel, and extraordinary texture offers warms, comfort, and versatility. Suitable for your living room, bedroom, office and the patio. This stylish decorative pillow is sure to add a touch of whimsy to any rooms in your home. Machine washable for easy care except leather & plush shell.

  • This large decorative pillow measures 23.6 by 23.6 inches with stylish modern pattern.
  • Art throw pillow by Bettino features a contemporary design with highest quality.
  • Decorative pillows add exceptional comfort and dramatic style to your home decor.
  • Modern elegance and fine construction enrich your home or office. Invisible side zipper.
  • Shell: multi-materials; Fill: down alternative. Machine washable except leather & plush shell.

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

Price: $ 39.99

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Drapery Designs

Featured drapery designs:

Jiffy Steamer J-4000D Drapery Steamer

The heavy duty Model J-4000D Commercial drapery steamer is equipped with 1500 watts of steaming power. The J-4000D is equipped with a 1 gallon self-contained water tank with preheat and steam settings and a 7 1/2 foot hose attachment for steaming draperies. The J-4000D is equipped with a sight gauge on the side of the steamer to view water level and sediment build-up at a glance. The J-4000D heats up within 15 minutes to preheat temperature and produces steam within 2 minutes once at the preheat temperature. Note:This steam head and hose configuration is not recommended for garments. Cord Plug: NEMA 5-15 Steam Head: Configuration #1AStandard Plastic Steam Head with 7.5 foot hose Carton Dimensions: 20 in x 12 in x 13 1/2 in Assembled Dimensions: 20 in x 11 in x 80 in Carton Weight: 26 pounds Steam Time per Filling: 1 hour 45 minutes Electrical Certifications: UL, CSA, TUV/GS, CE, NOM and ANCE Listed 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty Additional Images Click here to view Jiffy 1 Year Warranty Terms

  • Heavy duty commercial frapery steamer with 1500 watts of steaming power
  • Equipped with a 1 gallon self-contained water tank with preheat and steam settings and a 7.5 ft hose
  • Sight gauge on the side of steamer to view water level and sediment build-up at a glance
  • Heats up within 15 minutes to preheat temperature
  • Made in the USA

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 240.63
Price: $ 199.00

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Fabric Upholstery/Drapery 5th Ave Designs Floral P322

Awesome home decor prints are a perfect DRAPERY weight but can also be used for slip covers, pillows, upholstery and other home decor projects.

  • Fabric is sold in Yards. Mulitple yards will be cut continuous.Please use the ''Quantity'' drop-down
  • Color: Multi colored abstract floral ***5th Avenue Designs Fabrics
  • Contents: 20% Poly 80% Cotton ***Fabric weight: Medium
  • Width: 58 inches ***Hand: Soft ***Repeat: Horizontal 4.5" Vertical 5"
  • Care Instructions: Dry Clean Recommended ***A 5th Avenue Designs Fabric

Price: $ 9.99

1967 Owens-Corning Fiberglas Draperies Design Print Ad

An original vintage magazine ad print from the year published. Print ads make unique gift items that can be framed as artwork. Shipped flat un-framed in plastic sleeve with backing board.

  • Original vintage magazine advertisement print
  • Page size approx 8 1/4" x 11".
  • Unique gift
  • Decorative collectible

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Fabric Upholstery/Drapery 5th Ave Designs Abstract P320

5th Avenue Designs Fabrics
Awesome home decor prints are a perfect DRAPERY weight but can also be used for slip covers, pillows, upholstery and other home decor projects.

  • Fabric is sold in Yards. Multiple yards will be cut continuous. Please use the ''Quantity'' drop-down just above ''Add to Cart'' to select the number of yards you want.
  • Contents: 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester
  • Width: 58 Inches Color: Multi colored abstract floral
  • Care Instructions: Dry Clean recommended
  • Repeat: 26 1/2"

Price: $ 9.99

Fabric Upholstery/Drapery 5th Avenue Designs Mauve P318

Made by 5th ave Fabrics
5th Avenue fabrics, made in the USA, can be compared to Waverly fabrics in quality and design. These awesome home decor prints are a perfect DRAPERY weight but can also be used for slip covers, pillows, upholstery and other home decor projects.

  • Fabric is sold in Yards. Multiple yards will be cut continuous. Please use the ''Quantity'' drop-down just above ''Add to Cart'' to select the number of yards you want.
  • Contents: 80% Cotton / 20% Polyester
  • Width: 56 Inches Color:Mauve, Olive Green, and Tan Stripes
  • Care Instructions: Dry Clean recommended
  • Repeat: 1"

Price: $ 10.99

Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Curvee Chocolate 124

Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Curvee Chocolate 124 Panel width 55.Available in four colors. Elegantly embroidered two tone scroll on taffeta. Fabric Content: 55% Polyester/45% Nylon.

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Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Bombay Merlot 111

Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Bombay Merlot 111 Panel width 51. Available in seven colors. Elegant shantung faux silk in rich colors. Fabric Content: 100% Polyester.

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Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Carlyle Gold 171 Panel width: 55 Available in two colors. Faux silk stripe. Fabric Content: 100% Polyester.

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Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Aurora Merlot 157

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Blinds Steve's Designer Series Curtains / Draperies Back tab / Design tab Nouveau Chocolate Gold 119 Panel width 51. Available in three colors. Shabby Chic crushed jacquard with french scroll design. Fabric Content: 100% Polyester.

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Red Pillows

Featured red pillows:

Brentwood Channel Stitch 18-Inch Pillow, Red

Channel Stitch 18" Pillow Red

  • Channel stitch detail
  • Fun primary colors
  • Plump polyester filling
  • Great for college dorm rooms
  • Unique taped edge detail

Rating: (out of 7 reviews)

List Price: $ 20.00
Price: $ 14.99

Brentwood Channel Stitch 18-Inch Pillow, Red Reviews

Review by Kathleen L. Clapsaddle:

I actually bought them as inserts for pillow covers I had bought at Crate m Barrel. Everything is down or feather filled in some way and I am very allergic. I do like the covers they came in but turquoise does not fit in my color scheme.

They are very good value for .95 each when every throw pillow I looked and liked as a 0 or more, and I was not prepared to pay 0 for 4 pillows for the den.

Review by E. Magliula:

This is a very nice pillow, however it is not turquoise. The color is more like a sea-foam green with just a hint of blue.

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Florence Damask Silk Throw Pillow - Amerian Red

Add a luxurious feel to any living space with our Florence Damask Throw Pillows. These throw pillows feature a classic and regal pattern in white against vibrant backgrounds that create an incredible contrast. Designed by Plush Living. Cushion covers handmade and hand screened with 100% silk satin; Removable 95/5 feature and down insert; Invisible zipper closure; Dry clean and hand washable.

  • 18" x 18"
  • 100% Silk Cover,Feather Down Insert

Price: $ 54.95

Casual Home Toss Pillow - Red

Soft, ribbed and plush fabric makes this solid-color decorative pillow a welcome addition for any décor. Filled with a special polyester fiberfill, this pillow has the look and feel of more expensive down pillows.

  • Add a spot of color to your sofa or bed with this toss pillow
  • Wide ribbed patter for subtle texture
  • Cover is made of 100% polyester; fill is polyester fiber
  • Spot clean
  • 18Lx18W"
  • Weave Type: Micro Plush
  • Includes: Toss Pillow
  • Fill Material: 100 % Polyester
  • Textile Material: 90 % Polyester, 10 % Nylon
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Care and Cleaning: Spot Clean Only
  • Dimensions: Length: 18.0 "; Width: 18.0 "; Depth: 6.5 "

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 12.99
Price: $ 12.99

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Brentwood Rosette 18-by-18-inch Knife Edge Decorative Pillow, Red.

18-inch Knife edge pillow featuring beautiful little roses. This pillow makes a great addition to great room, living room or Bedroom.

  • Roses Creates a Focus of Style and Color
  • Jacquard Chenille Has a Great Surface Appearance and Feel
  • Jacquard Chenille is Among the Most Popular and Widely Used Fabric in Furniture Making This Pillow Easy to Decorate With
  • Offered in 3 Great Colors
  • Generous Polyester Fill

Rating: (out of 5 reviews)

List Price: $ 19.99
Price: $ 14.75

Brentwood Rosette 18-by-18-inch Knife Edge Decorative Pillow, Red. Reviews

Review by R. Miller:

I bought this pillow to go with another chenille pillow, but it really doesn't match because it's not really red, but rather HOT PINK. It's tough to see the true color when shopping online. I kept it since it my daughter liked the softness of the pillow, but it doesn't match the red in the other pillow we bought or the curtains & rug in the room.

Review by T. Murry:

I bought this pillow and another one for my daughter's dorm room. I therefore didn't see the color, but she called it red (not hot pink). I think she would have mentioned if it were pink because she hates that color. I wanted to write a review because she said it is the softest thing she ever felt. "Like liquid" was her description. Was much admired by her dorm-neighbors as well. It shipped promptly and reached her quickly.

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Brentwood Panama Jacquard Chenille 18-by-18-inch Knife Edge Decorative Pillow, Red Hibiscus

18-inch Knife edge pillow featuring a beautiful flower. This jacquard construction with a center motif flower make a bold statement of color.

  • Center Motif flower Creates a Focus of Style and Color
  • Jacquard Chenille Has a Great Surface Appearance and Feel
  • Jacquard Chenille is Among the Most Popular and Widely Used Fabric in Furniture Making This Pillow Easy to Decorate With
  • All 4 Patterns Look Great Together as a Collection
  • Generous Polyester Fill

Rating: (out of 6 reviews)

List Price: $ 19.99
Price: $ 14.33

Brentwood Panama Jacquard Chenille 18-by-18-inch Knife Edge Decorative Pillow, Red Hibiscus Reviews

Review by R. Miller:

This pillow was the centerpiece of the red theme we used for decorating my daughter's room, and it worked! Soft, comfie, and pretty pillow. Don't try to pair it with the rosette Brentwood pillow (red), since the reds do not match, but it's a nice pillow.

Review by J. Mone:

I bought two of these throw pillows and paired them up with another set from amazon. They look great in my studio apartment. Gives a warm, inviting look to my sofa. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Brentwood Fifi Knife Edge 18-Inch Pillow, Red

Curley High Pile Fabric 18-inch Knife Edge Pillow

  • Soft Poodle like fabric
  • Fun Primary colors
  • Plump Polyester filling
  • Great for college dorm rooms
  • Perfect for the Tweener in the family

Rating: (out of 3 reviews)

List Price: $ 14.99
Price: $ 13.88

Brentwood Fifi Knife Edge 18-Inch Pillow, Red Reviews

Review by ErlyShpper:

This pillow is super cute and so soft! The color is excellent. I liked the Lime one so much that I had to go and buy a cute hot pink one too!

Review by Sara:

The color on this pillow is great. It is nice and soft. I bought it for my 4 year old daughter as an alternative to "character" pillows, and she loves it.

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Shopping The Globe Thai Silk Throw Pillow, 16"x16" - Cranberry Red

Made from a blend of Thai silk and polyester, these throw pillows will bring a burst of color to any room. Throw pillows have removable insert so that the covers can be dry cleaned. Pillow measures 16 x 16. Available in your choice of (left to right, top to bottom) Purple, Yellow, Dark Fuchsia, Champagne Gold, Blue, Cranberry Red, Orange Gold and Dark Khaki Green.

  • These throw pillows will bring a burst of color to any room.
  • Made from a blend of Thai silk and polyester
  • Removable insert so that the covers can be dry cleaned. Pillow measures 16 x 16.
  • Colors: Purple, Yellow, Dark Fuchsia, Champagne Gold, Blue, Cranberry Red, Orange Gold and Dark Khaki Green
  • You can purchase a 2"'x2" color swatch for these pillows for $.35 each, paste code B001PO9B0A into the search bar.

Rating: (out of 6 reviews)

Price: $ 14.99

Shopping The Globe Thai Silk Throw Pillow, 16"x16" - Cranberry Red Reviews

Review by C. M. Jennings:

I read another review that knocked these pillows for being a silk/polyester blend, rather than pure silk, and for being too slippery to serve any purpose other than a decorative pillow. As the above mentioned is true, I think that is made clear in the product description. I bought two of these in orange-gold, for the specific purpose of being "throw pillows". The color is exactly what I was hoping for and the quality exceeded my expectations. There are absolutely no flaws, they are an excellent price and the shipping was quick.

Review by Maurice C. Valley:

I ordered a purple one and did receive a purple one although it is a little darker than what is pictured. It has a really beautiful shine, is nice and plump, and seems well-made enough to last for some time. I am very pleased with both the pillow and the service from both Amazon and Shopping The Globe.

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Brentwood Microplush 18-by-18-Inch Box Pillow, Red

18" Box pillow in soft MicroPlush fabric. This plush Microfiber has a luxurious hand that makes the pillow hard to put down.

  • One plush, red decorative pillow
  • Extra soft Microfiber with a generous polyester fill
  • Box design gives an oversized appearance
  • Available in 6 rich colors
  • Measures 18 by 18 inches

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 24.00
Price: $ 16.82

Brentwood Microplush 18-by-18-Inch Box Pillow, Red Reviews

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Newpoint Microsuede 18-Inch-by-18-Inch Feather and Down Filled Pillows, Red, 2-Pack

Enjoy the luxury of Newpoint's 2-pack 18-inch by 18-inch, 100-percent super soft microsuede pillow shells filled with 95-5 feather and down. Each pair of pillows is crafterd with pride in China. The pillows come is the fashion colors of peridot, purple, red, black, brown and red.

  • 2-pack of 18-Inch by 18-Inch pillows
  • Super soft microsuede
  • 95/5 feather/down fill
  • Made with pride in China
  • The pillows come is the fashion colors of peridot, purple, red, black, brown and red.

Rating: (out of 2 reviews)

List Price: $ 31.99
Price: $ 31.99

Newpoint Microsuede 18-Inch-by-18-Inch Feather and Down Filled Pillows, Red, 2-Pack Reviews

Review by Andy D:

The color, size, price, and words "Down Filled" got me to purchase this item. I got them out of the box and they felt super empty. My roommate and I tried fluffing them up and airing them out, which only led to feathers falling all over the place. We really tried to make it work because we hate returning online purchases, but these can't support your head/neck any better than a sweatshirt rolled into a ball.

I highly recommend going to your local costco and picking up their throw pillows - they're 5 dollars each, way fuller, softer, and more comfortable.

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Janie Gross 18-inch Square Chenille Pillow, Red Zinnia

Striking floral based on the artwork of Janie Gross. Beautiful single icon of various flowers, this pillow collection adds a touch of color and vibrancy to any room.

  • Add a touch of graceful color to your bedroom or living room
  • Beautiful single red zinnia on tonal beige patchwork
  • Based on pressed flower artwork by designer/gardener Janie Gross
  • Made of 54 percent polyester, 46 percent viscose; 100 percent polyester fiber fill
  • Measures 18 inches square; spot cleaning recommended; imported

Rating: (out of 7 reviews)

List Price: $ 20.00
Price: $ 19.99

Janie Gross 18-inch Square Chenille Pillow, Red Zinnia Reviews

Review by G. Quigley:

These pillows are unique and make a compelling statement to any decor. I chose the red zinnia, since it fits with my accents of red in my living room. The pillow looks pretty much like the web picture shows. Only ordered a couple weeks ago, but they are well constructed, very comfortable fabric and I like the 18"x18" size rather than 16x16. These come in a variety of flowered colors, one that can be selected as an accent to pick up color in any room. They are more casual than formal, but they will be the first thing your eyes gravitate toward wherever they are placed. I thank the designer for creating a more unique decorator pillow. It is not your everyday throw pillow, and this is what is special about them. I would recommend them and believe it is difficult to be disappointed with such a unique, bright colored design.

Review by Jessica:

I got the red flower and the yellow flower to pick up accent colors in my family room. They look really great on my sofa. They are a good size, the colors are great and they are really unique. I had a hard time searching and searching for just the right pillows. These are perfect! And I'm glad I got 2 different ones because they compliment each other nicely.

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GE SmartWater MWF Refrigerator Water Filter, 1-Pack

The General Electric (GE) MWFDS SmartWater Refrigerator Filter reduces lead cysts, asbestos, mercury, and other sediments and pesticides as well as tastes and odor from chlorine treatment for better tasting and healthy water. The filter is NSF tested and certified. Manufacturer number: MWFDS. SKU number: 4299855.

  • Replacement water filter for refrigerators
  • Works with a wide-range of GE models
  • Replaces GWF, GWFA, GWF01, GWF06, MWFA
  • Eliminates home delivery/store bought bottled water
  • Should be replaced every 6 months

Rating: (out of 264 reviews)

List Price: $ 62.12
Price: $ 22.25

GE SmartWater MWF Refrigerator Water Filter, 1-Pack Reviews

Review by Riyad Kalla:

Shipped immediately, took it out of the box, ignored all the instructions and warnings as men do, unscrewed the other one, put this one in, filled up 2 big glasses of water to "flush it" and that was it.

Maybe 5mins worth of effort?

Not sure what else to say in a review of this item, worked great in our GE fridge.

Review by Renee Wagner:

This was the same filter I could have ordered from GE directly, but at a much better price.

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FURminator Large Yellow deShedding Tool with 4-Inch Edge

The patented FURminator Large deShedding Tool quickly and easily removes (it doesn't cut) the loose, dead undercoat hair that is the underlying source of shedding - a pet owners #1 complaint - and the allergies and cleanliness problems associated with it. The tools unique stainless steel edge grabs loose undercoat hair and removes it without damaging the pets topcoat. Reduces shedding up to 90%. Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, comb or rake . Works great on all shedding breeds of dogs and cats, (both long and short-haired). Brings out the pet's natural oils, leaving a shiny and healthy topcoat. Features a comfortable, ergonomic grip handle.

  • Innovative grooming tool for long- and short-haired dogs and cats
  • 4-inch stainless-steel edge quickly and easily removes loose undercoat hair
  • Decreases shedding up to 90 percent for about 4 to 6 weeks
  • Leaves a shiny and healthy topcoat; comfortable, ergonomic grip handle
  • Measures 6 by 1 by 4-1/8 inches

Rating: (out of 3508 reviews)

List Price: $ 59.95
Price: $ 5.75

FURminator Large Yellow deShedding Tool with 4-Inch Edge Reviews

Review by fdr:

In our 10-animal household (dogs and cats), fur is everywhere. I thought I had found the holy grail of grooming tools in the Zoom Groom (they make different models for dogs and for cats), which removes a lot of fur without giving the animal an unpleasant experience. Now I think the Zoom Groom is a great little brush, but when it comes to amount of fur removed, it's got nothin' on the Furminator. Even my long-hair cat who dislikes being groomed will let me use the Furminator on her for a good long stretch.

How does it work? Excellent question; I still can't figure it out exactly after extensive use, but I can tell you what it does NOT do. It doesn't pull or cut the hair; the comb-style "blade" does not have a sharp edge. Also, it doesn't cause discomfort for the animal; mine all seem to enjoy it very much, like it gives a pleasant scratching sensation. (I ran it along my own arm as a test, and experienced the same.)

If you go to the Furminator website and watch the grooming videos there, you will see tremendous amounts of fur being removed from dogs and cats after they have been groomed using a few different styles of grooming tools. These videos are not faked; I could not believe the piles and piles of fur I removed from my critters with the Furminator, even after using a fine-toothed flea comb on them. Their coats are so soft after I groom them, and the amount of hair shed on my furniture and floors actually seems to have decreased! Plus the critters -- especially those with heavy undercoats for winter warmth -- are way more comfy in the summer heat.

A downside -- the manufacturer does suggest you will need to buy replacement blades to maintain the performance of this tool; I am not sure how one can tell if the blade is "dull" but perhaps it will become clear after more use. All in all, however, the price is well worth the performance of this high-quality tool.

UPDATE: I wanted to add that this tool is designed to be used on clean(ish), dry, tangle-free fur. If the coat has more than a couple of burrs or tangles, use a different kind of tool (scissors or a comb) to remove these first before grooming, as the Furminator will just skim right over these areas. Also, it will not work very effectively on wet or really grubby fur; this is not the tool to reach for right after your dog's been swimming!

Review by Katy Lake:

And I say it as an expert on just about any product that promises to reduce pet hair shedding, or make the clean up of it easier.

I have a Norwegian Elkhound, one very compact, highly intelligent, gorgeous and HAIRY dog. She has both a long coat and a very prolific downy white undercoat that seemingly sheds 24/7. It's got a cotton ball texture; tufts of it stick out, and if you pull it, you get a pouf of very soft white down that is guaranteed to stick to you and everything in its path.

My former regimen was to use a rubber curry brush for the long outer coat, and (the part I hate), an undercoat rake. No matter how much I brush her, I'm covered with hair, and there's a grocery bag FULL of hair. It's an hour to two hour task, and as much as I love my dog, a huge, hairy nuisance!

When I got the Furminator, I was impressed with the heft of it. I bought the large size with the idea that it'd be that much less effort (generally speaking, the small size is the cheapest, but it's so small, it would take forever on anything but the smallest or unhairiest dog. And the difference in price between the medium and large is, at most places, only a few bucks. If you're going to invest in the furminator, go for the size that makes the most out of every pass over the dog's coat.)

So I tried a few swoops on the dog. And yeah, it resulted in a ton of hair, but if I just run my fingers through her coat, I get pretty much the same result.

I got a grocery bag (to store the hair pulled off the comb) and set to work. On the initial combing, it took a little less than the usual hour it does. What was interesting, though, is that I used only the Furminator, not the undercoat rake and curry comb combo I usually use. In that sense, it was less time and effort.

The bag, as usual, was full. But the thing that really sold me on the Furminator is how good her coat looked. Very professional looking, like she had just gotten back from the groomer's.

Now it's a few days later, and lo and behold, one of the promises the maker of the Furminator made seems to actually be true: there is less loose hair on her. Usually I see long hairs and some of those fluffy white tufts peeking up, but that's not the case after her de-Furmination. NO loose hair, no undercoat tufts!

I can say that, based on me trying just about every comb, method, and grooming device, this is the first time my dog's been this relatively hairless since I got her.

The Furminator promises that there will be less of a hair problem with its use. All I can say is that based on one thorough use of it, that claim seems to be true. I'd recommend it (and it does have a 30 day money-back guarantee from the manufacturer.)

The only reason why I'm not five-starring this is because of the price. I still don't see why it's so expensive, and I got a good price on it w/shipping (I paid and that's still too much!) I'm also worried about the cost of replacement blades for this. There's simply no reason it should cost so much!

I'd also recommend you shop around for price. I got the best deal on this (including shipping) from an ebay store (not a regular auction.) Just beware the shipping prices on places that seem to be cheap.

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Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display and Remote Control

Oscillating Ceramic Heater with Digital Display. 2 Quiet Comfort settings, 1500W, 900W, Auto. Remote Control, Digital Thermostat and Timer

  • Tower heater with elongated self-regulating ceramic heating element
  • Top-access push-button controls with digital display; low/high speed settings
  • Widespread oscillation; programmable thermostat; 8-hour timer; quiet operation
  • Automatic overheat protection for safety; remote control and batteries included
  • Measures 8-1/2 by 7-1/4 by 23 inches; 3-year limited warranty

Rating: (out of 124 reviews)

List Price: $ 62.99
Price: $ 44.96

Lasko 755320 Ceramic Tower Heater with Digital Display and Remote Control Reviews

Review by C. Schmidt:

This is a great heater! We use it to heat the living area of our RV. The living area is approximately 26' x 10' with normal height ceilings. We've tried a few different compact room heaters, but they were too small to heat the area and also way too noisy. We've had the heater about 4 months now. Since we are staying in cooler climates, we've used it almost every night (overnight).

The best features about this heater are:

- It's QUIET!!!

Really!! We have tried many heaters in our RV and house over the years and they tend to be so noisy. The model we tried before purchasing the Lasko was so noisy we had to crank the tv volume up to hear over it. This Lasko seems to be about as quiet as a fan could be.

- It has an automatic thermostat you can set.

This model has a high/low and auto setting. The high/low settings are not thermostat controlled. You simply choose hotter or less hot air. :) The auto setting allows you to set the thermostat to the temperature you desire. It seems reasonably "accurate". That is, the temperature it displays is within 3-4 degrees of the other thermometers I have around the room. Once you set the thermostat, the heater cycles on/off, just like you would expect. This is a great way to keep the room at your target temperature. We use this mode every night.

- It oscillates.

This sounds like a silly feature to list, but it makes a big difference in heating up a room. The previous heaters we've had did not oscillate. Therefore, the area directly in front of the heater was warmed, but the rest of the room was not. The oscillation really helps get the heat moved around the room so that you are not creating hot and cold spots. We always turn on the oscillation to heat the room. I am sold on that feature and would not buy another heater in the future unless it oscillated.

- It has a remote control.

The only thing that would make it better is if you could see the settings on the remote instead of having to look at the top of the heater. But, if they did that, the cost would go up. So, I'm happy with this remote given the price of the unit.

There are a couple of negatives about this heater:

- To me, it is annoying that it beeps for every setting you change. This may be a problem if you plan to use it in your bedroom and change settings while someone is asleep. The beeping is really apparent when you want to change the thermostat. When you unplug the heater, it resets itself to 75 degrees. So, if you then want to set it to 60 degrees, you are going to hear 15 LOUD beeps. Turn it on - beep. Choose oscillate - beep. Change to auto setting - beep. Decide to up the temperature by 3 degrees during the night - beep, beep, beep... and your partner is now awake! You get the idea. :) I assume Lasko designed the beep so that you would know you changed something while clicking the remote control. But, it's so loud they should either make it softer or give you an option to turn it off.

- There is no "fan only" setting.

It seems like most heaters I've purchased in the past have a fan only setting. I'm not sure why this one does not. Since you have the big unit sitting there in your room, it would be nice if it could be used to circulate air during the day when it's warmer, and then heat at night once the temps have dropped. Since we are using this heater in our RV, it's more noticeable to me since we need to have space for the both the heater and a fan. Oh well.

Overall, we love this heater and would buy it again.

I rate it at 4.5 stars.

(PS - we bought it at a local store, not via Amazon, so I can't comment on shipping).

UPDATE 1/18/2010: We've had this heater about 1 year now and it's still going strong. One thing I've noticed is that it will build up lint (Ummm... ok, cat & dog fur...). I wish there was a filter we could access and clean more directly. Oh well, other than that this heater is still doing great.

Review by Nancy:

this heater is a life saver! my room mate and i are too cheap to have the heater on all the time. when we are home we have it on at a tolerable 65 degrees and turn it off when we leave the apartment. the heater is a great way to save on the bills and is eco-friendly. it heats up my room very well and pretty fast.

i decided to get lasko just because my boss has one in his office and i do like it. i also saw it at wal-mart and for only 45 dollars (w00t) and it's up for 75 bucks on the lasko website (double w00t) so it was a good deal!

the bad:

-the digital display is on top of the heater. it's inconvenient when i want to see the digital display screen from my bed

-no fan only option

the good!:

-quiet enough for me to fall asleep to (and i'm a light sleeper!)

-comes with a cute little remote controller with the same buttons as the heater and is very convenient if you don't want to get out of bed

-the heater beeps when you use the remote on it to show that it gets the command

-very cool feature: the auto option is great! let's say i have it set to 75 degrees. the heater will heat up to 77 degrees and temporarily shut off till the room cools down to 74 degrees. then the heater starts up again and the cycle keeps continuing till you or the timer shuts it off. i usually have this on when i'm sleeping and have no worries about being too hot.

-a timer that goes up to 8 hours

-high, low, or automatic setting

-can turn from side to side only on the high and auto setting

-compact

-has a handle in the back for easy carrying

i've had this heater only for a month, but i can tell it's going to last for a long while! because of it, i'm going to trust lasko!! i highly recommend this heater. as you can see, the good outweighs the bad!

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EatSmart™ Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" Technology

NEW FEATURES (as of March 2010) - EatSmart "Step-On" technology allows you to simply step on the scale and get your weights. No more tapping to activate the scale! Increased capacity to 400 pounds with the same precision and repeatability that makes our products great!

The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is the ideal way to track your weight loss quickly and easily. Simply step on, and in seconds you'll have an accurate readout to the nearest .2 lbs on the EatSmart's oversized 3.5" LCD display. With EatSmart's proprietary new "step-on" technology there is no more tapping to turn the scale on!!! The LCD display also contains a cool-blue backlight, allowing for easy viewing even in the most low light areas of the bathroom or home.

The EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale is also not only easy to use but also extremely accurate, engineered to the highest precision standards. The four high-gauge EatSmart precision sensors ensure that you will get an accurate measurement every time (just read our reviews!). Additionally the slim, tempered glass design fits perfectly into any surroundings and large non-slip platform safely allows weights to 400 lbs.

Along with your EatSmart digital scale you also receive our easy instruction guide and 4 AAA batteries.

Stop guessing your weight and get serious about your weight loss and fitness goals. Get yours today!

100% EatSmart Guaranteed Product Satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Contact us via phone or email anytime for support with our products.

  • EatSmart "Step-On" technology - No more tapping scale to turn on. Step on and get instant readings!
  • Large 3.5" LCD display w/ cool blue backlight - Easy to read from any distance
  • 4 high precision sensors - Consistent and accurate measurement up to 400 lbs or 180 kgs every time; Graduation increments of .2 lbs. / 3oz.
  • Sturdy tempered glass top and large 12" x 13" platform
  • Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; Runs on 4 AAA batteries (included); 100% EatSmart Satisfaction Guarantee

Rating: (out of 1926 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.99
Price: $ 28.95

EatSmart™ Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" Technology Reviews

Review by Marc D. Ganz:

I changed my review from a 1 to a 5...here's why I am impressed. First, I had a Tanita scale; it told me my weight, body fat, water weight, bone weight, if my toe nails needed to be cut, etc. However, I could not read the display and as executive/non-athlete I did not need all this information. When that scale died, I went looking for a good solid simple scale. I liked the way this scale looked and the reviews on Amazon were good. Plus, the price was great. I got it right away, and it was great. Looked good, easy to read, and I liked the 0.2 denominations. However, unfortunately it stopped working after two weeks. I went to return it on Amazon and posted a disappointing review. Then the most amazing thing happened...this really happened...about an hour after I posted my review, I was contacted by the company. They read my review and apologized that my unit was not operating the way that it was supposed, discussed their high quality control and that this should not have happened, and then they sent me a replacement right away. THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! They are family run operation that prides themselves on customer service and providing people with a quality product. THEY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS! There are so few of these good companies left. I was very impressed. I am a very happy customer again and will buy other products from this company!! I hope you will too.

Review by J. Rogers:

Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R15FLE7YQUJVGE Update (3/22/10) - The company was nice enough to send me an updated version of this scale with their step on feature. Ill hopefully be updating my video shortly, but long story short there is no more tapping to activate and calibrate the scale. You just step on and get your readings. Otherwise its basically the same accurate, consistent scale it has been for the last year and a half.

Original Review - I think my title says it all. I own other EatSmart products so I bought this scale with confidence. Its a no-frills bathroom scale with one user that is accurate and easy to use.

Operating is easy. You tap the glass to wake the scale up and step on....no wasted time setting up users (which my last scale had) or programming weight loss goals. The scale reads out to the nearest .2 pounds, which is a nice feature when you are trying to gain confidence and hit short term weight loss goals (every little bit counts to me). More importantly its CONSISTANT, which means I get the same reading every time I step on and off the scale. Nothing was more infuriating than weighing myself, stepping off, re-weighing myself and seeing a completely different number (by as much as 5 lbs!). EatSmart seems to have solved this problem quite nicely.

Style-wise I have no complaints....the glass top is much better looking than the stainless steel I have previously and it doesn't make nearly as much noise when stepped on. The thinner profile also keeps me low to the ground so I worry less about slippage after a shower (plus with the larger LCD I'm not hunched over to read it).

A must have investment for anyone looking to lose weight.

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Cuisinart DCC-RWF Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters, Set of 2

Coffee is 98 percent water. Often overlooked, the quality of the water is as important as the quality of the coffee. A good rule of thumb is that if your water doesn't taste good from the tap, it won't taste any better in your coffee. That's why Cuisinart suggests adding a water filter to the coffeemaker. The Cuisinart DCC-RWF charcoal water filter removes chlorine, calcium, bad tastes and odors, for the purest cup of coffee every time.

  • Set of 2 charcoal water filters helps ensure deliciously fresh home-brewed coffee
  • Removes chlorine, odors, calcium, and other water impurities prior to brewing
  • Simple-to-install design; requires replacing every 60 days or after 60 uses
  • For use with Cuisinart models DCC-1000BK, DCC-1200, DGB-600, DCC-2000, and DCC-2200
  • Measures approximately 1-1/2 by 2-4/5 by 5 inches

Rating: (out of 115 reviews)

List Price: $ 0.00
Price: $ 4.50

Cuisinart DCC-RWF Replacement Coffeemaker Water Filters, Set of 2 Reviews

Review by Mark Eremite:

I live in Seoul, South Korea, where it is inadvisable to drink water directly from the tap. Unless, that is, your idea of a good time is to let a little amoebic dysentery cozy up and get friendly with your colon.

Okay, so, the water isn't ALWAYS that scary to drink. Just, uh, just most of the time.

Even when the water doesn't make you sick, it usually tastes like it's been funneled through an old radiator. Coffeemakers, generally speaking, don't include water filters because the brewing process ostensibly kills all of the harmful bacteria. But you can still taste the heavy-metal-goodness in every last drop of leaden java. Lip smacking!

Anyhoo, I purchased a Cuisinart Coffeemaker recently (oh, how I love that machine), and it came with a package of these little filter fellows, and let me tell you, they do the trick. Gone are the filamental-flavors, the taste of scalded electrical wire! All that's left is pure watery goodness, the clean, crisp clarity of two spic-n-span H's and one well-scrubbed O. Now, if this little wunder-filter can do THAT for the brackish dreck that passes for water in Seoul, imagine how much more effective it would be on YOUR water!

Uh. Assuming you also do not live in Seoul. Or, er, Mexico. And parts of Bangladesh. And most of Haiti. And also, maybe, Djibouti. (Although I think Djibouti's been getting its act together with the public water works system these days, thanks to macro-economic reform programs. See the comments section below.)

NOTE: Some elements of the above review may have been exagerrated in order to titillate easily-titillated readers. Readers with tender sensibilities should not have read the previous review.

Review by Tara P.:

I purchased these filters from Amazon and am very happy with them. I really noticed an improved taste in my coffee. I think this is a great investment to help maintain the taste of the coffee and increase the lifespan of your coffee maker by reducing build-up from water minerals.

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Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat

  • Ceramic heater with adjustable thermostat for personalized comfort
  • 1500-watt high setting, 900-watt low setting, and fan-only option
  • Manual controls; self-regulating ceramic element; quiet operation
  • Automatic overheat protection for safety; convenient carrying handle
  • Measures 7-2/5 by 6-3/5 by 10 inches; 3-year warranty

Rating: (out of 391 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 19.99

Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat Reviews

Review by Jaw:

I got one of these last year because i wanted a strong heater in a small package, small footprint, to use in my bathroom, because the built in heater stopped working. It's perfect for heating a small room like that. Then i got another one for my bedroom, it's quiet, strong, and small, it fit into a small space near the bed. Then, i got a third one for the living room. The living room is a large room, and i use the heater like a small fire place, it really pumps out the heat. It's not going to heat the whole living room, but sitting next to it feels like sitting next to a small fire for warmth, very pleasant, not too hot when close to it, just a nice strong warmth. In the living room, the central heating doesn't do that well heating the lower part of the room on a cold night, the heat rises and it can be set on a high temperature and still be cold where we sit, so we use these heaters to warm up our space, nice source of heat, very portable, lightweight, sturdy. No complaints, it's perfect for what i use it for.

Review by Prof:

Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R17E85V389HBY2 Here's my review of the Lasko 754200.

Update: 09 Feb 2009. I have learned to sleep with the fan noise of this space heater. However, I'm a very heavy sleeper.

Update: 26 Feb 2009. I am keeping this Lasko heater in the living room. I have bought another heater for my 8' x 10' guest bedroom, the Optimus H-5210 Infrared Quartz Radiant Heater available here on Amazon. The Optimus is virtually silent, and takes a bit longer to heat a room that has a ceiling fan (from 60 degrees, it takes a couple hours to truly heat the room up to 70 degrees), and that's fine with me.

Update: 08 March 2009. I am very happy with my Optimus in the guest bedroom!

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Kintrex Precision Glass Bath Scale, Large LCD Display, Sense-on Technology, 330 Lb Capacity, Clear and Silver

The KINTREX SCL0650 Digital Bathroom Scale is a highly accurate high capacity bath scale. The scale's innovative SENSE ON technology makes it very easy to operate. There is no need to tap the surface or press a button to turn on the scale. The scale comes on automatically when the user steps on the scale. The large LCD display is easy to read from a distance. The scale measures in 0.2-pound (imperial) and 0.1-kilogram (metric) increments for accuracy up to the 330lb (150kg) capacity of the scale. The elegant clear tempered glass platform is easy to clean and durable

  • Sense on technology
  • Tempered glass surface
  • 330lb (150kg) capacity
  • Extra large lcd display
  • Four high precision sensors

Rating: (out of 32 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.95
Price: $ 19.95

Kintrex Precision Glass Bath Scale, Large LCD Display, Sense-on Technology, 330 Lb Capacity, Clear and Silver Reviews

Review by Andrew Bish:

I bought this for my elderly diabetic father who needed to track his weight for health reasons. What originally sold me on this scale was the supposedly extra large LCD display however once I saw the scale, I was utterly disappointed. The screen is nowhere near the claimed extra large, and even I had a hard time seeing my weight, let alone my elderly father who has a hard time seeing already. On top of that, I can't really vouch for the sturdiness of this scale. the weighing platform does not feel as stable as i'd have hoped. Plain and simple, they shouldn't even be advertising "Extra Large LCD" on this scale because its exactly what it lacks!

Review by Yonghan Kim:

Works right out of the box, and the scale looks elegant and beautiful. I didn't need to any calibration. So far I love it!

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Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks, this versatile toaster oven-toasts, cooks, broils and reheats a variety of foods. Enjoy your favorite muffins, individual pizzas, casseroles or small chicken parts-cooked to perfection right on your countertop

  • Large-capacity 1200-watt 4-slice toaster oven
  • Bake, broil, bagel, toast, and keep-warm functions
  • Adjustable temperature up to 450 degrees F
  • 30-minute timer; slide-out crumb tray; baking pan included
  • Measures approximately 12-2/5 by 18-8/9 by 15 inches

Rating: (out of 236 reviews)

List Price: $ 54.99
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Black & Decker TRO480BS Toast-R-Oven 4-Slice Toaster Oven Reviews

Review by Kend:

We looked at a number of ovens and wanted something that did the basic things and didn't take up too much space. No convection (we have a convection oven) and no digital - its just a basic appliance. We looked at the B&D 240 but this just seemed too basic and too flimsy. Then we saw this one. It has all the basics, it's a good, small size and its silver / black which matches our kitchen. It has 3 controls (as compared to the basic model w/ 2) making it easy to select temp, function and time. The handle is securely attached to the glass door -the metal ends wrap around the glass so it won't fall off (a complaint about other ovens). It has a nice slide out crumb tray that has access from the front with the oven door close - this makes it very easy to empty. Nicely toasted our first bagel in just a few minutes and it was very evenly browned, something our regular toaster did not do well at all.

Pros

Gets hot fast

Basic controls work well

Easy access crumb tray

Even toasting and heating

Cons

Not many

The top and sides do get hot so don't store anything on this!

Review by waggie:

I rate this toaster oven 5 stars, not because it is the biggest, best toaster oven out there, but because for the PRICE, it's a great mid-size countertop oven, it's very attractive, it has good basic features with easy dials, and toasts evenly and has a good size interior. Amazon ought to carry this themselves and offer free shipping. I actually got mine from a department store this week for a cheaper price (loss leader probably).

That other post with 1 star was kind of bizarre, getting the wrong rack?? Maybe he got a return or something but these come very well packed. A few features I like about this one is the wire shelf is reversible, no surprise there, but turned one way, it has a wire lip that the enclosed tray can slide under attached, which helps during the baking process to catch any overflow drips. Then your baking pan can sit right on top of the rail. I also like the pull out crumb tray from the front, easy to clean and put al. foil. The sides have little hooks that the wire rack can slide into and it pulls out the rack a slight bit when you open the oven, makes it easy to grab your toast. The front handle is screwed in, all very secure. The cord is shorter than most, but I consider this a plus. Most people place the oven right by a plug anyway and too long of a cord gets in the way. It's long enough to pull the oven out to the front of the counter tho if you are cleaning behind, etc.

Black & Decker made a good one with this model.

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Maytag UKF8001 Puriclean II Refrigerator Cyst Water Filter, 1-Pack

Quarter turn inside cyst refrigerator water filter for Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Estate, Roper, Kitchen Aid, and Jenn Air model freestanding bottom freezer refrigerators.

  • NSF-certified refrigerator water filter
  • Reduces cysts, asbestos, particulates, lead, mercury
  • Retains beneficial fluoride in water while reducing chlorine taste and odor
  • For use in Maytag and Jenn-Air refrigerators with filter access inside the refrigerator
  • Replace every 12 months

Rating: (out of 130 reviews)

List Price: $ 44.99
Price: $ 26.25

Maytag UKF8001 Puriclean II Refrigerator Cyst Water Filter, 1-Pack Reviews

Review by Technically Proficient:

This filter is rated at 750 gallons capacity. If the consumer uses one gallon of water per day in the form of water from the refrigerator dispenser and ice from the ice dispenser, the filter will last 750 days; i.e., just over TWO years. In general, there is no reason to replace the filter yearly, unless you have a really yuccky water source.

In a small household of two adults, the filter should last considerably longer than two years. Furthermore, with the addition of a filtered water dispenser at the sink (such as a GE undercounter unit), the refrigerator filter would be functional for a few years. The undercounter units have a quite large capacity and some use two filter cartridges.

Review by George W. Bleffert:

The Maytag UKF8001 Purclean11 works for my Whirlpool Refrigerator. The price was the lowest I found.

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Crane 2.3 Gallon COOL Mist humidifier

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier provides additional comfort to cold symptoms, dry itchy skin, and chapped lips. The whisper quiet humidifier operates on a low power consumption providing min. 10 hours of moisture from a removable water tank. Includes an automatic shut off safety feature when water tank is empty.

  • Provides Relief from Cough, Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Relieves Congestion from Allergy and Asthmatic Type Symptoms
  • min. 10 hours running time
  • Provides Moisture for Dry Cough, Sinus Irritation, Dry Skin
  • 2.3 Gallon output per day

Rating: (out of 186 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.99
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Crane 2.3 Gallon COOL Mist humidifier Reviews

Review by C. Patterson:

I received this humidifier 2 weeks ago after searching for a decent humidifier to replace the one i owned that was famous for robbing me in replacements filter, etc. fees. This thing fits the bill. The design is great, it's super quiet, and gets the job done. In choosing this product i read all the reviews. The reviews that made me hesitant to purchase this were the complaints that said: a)that the furniture on and around the humidifier got wet all the time, b)that the machine did not cut off if empty, as advertised, c)that the machine is hard to clean, and d) that it makes a lot of noise.

With hesitation, I purchased the product in good faith.

I was immediately pleased by the design. I read the owner's manual even though i thought it all was a "no brainer". The manual actually explained a)how to adjust the mist as to not wet the furniture around it, and b)that the machine will turn off when empty, but the light on the device will remain lite...obviously the part those that said the machine did not turn off failed to read, and c)how the machine is easy to clean with a vinegar or chlorine solution.

Cleaning is easy. I recommend using the bleach solution as bleach will kill anything..not to mention it also gets rid of the discoloration.

Lastly, the sound the comes from the machine is very subtle, but when u hear it, it is exactly like the soothing sounds of a filter running on a fish tank. It actually helped me sleep... having this white, very subtle noise.

I like this thing. My skin and nose are happy.

I hope this clarifies some of the ambiguity i found in the other reviews....

Review by lilliputian81:

This humidifier is the perfect size for a bedroom. The tank empties in about a day, so the water doesn't sit around too long to get mildew or mold. The humidifier puts out lots of moisture, and is absolutely whisper-quiet! We have the penguin-shaped one for our son's room, and this one for ours. Both are great.

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Euro Sham

Featured euro sham:

Fresh Ideas Tailored Poplin Pillow Sham Euro, White

Tailored poplin sham

  • Tailored fit
  • 65% polyester 35% cotton
  • Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low heat. Remove promptly.
  • Warm iron as needed

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 17.99
Price: $ 17.99

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Croscill Galleria Euro Sham

Croscill's "Galleria" european pillow shams are the perfect way to complete your "Galleria" bedding ensemble. This ensemble features a rich patchwork jacquard that combines damask, paisley, and a lattice motif, all in tones of red, bronze, and gold. The "Galleria" european pillow sham makes for the perfect finishing touch to your room. The large 26 inch wide by 26 inch tall european sham features an elongated diamond design on the face, and reverses to a solid taupe. The european pillow is trimmed with a 3/8 inch multi colored twist cord on all four edges. A french back opening allows for easy pillow insertion. Dry clean only.

  • One European pillow sham from Croscill
  • 100-percent-polyester face; dry clean only
  • Face features trellis design; edges finished with twist-cord trim
  • French back closure on reverse; coordinates with the Galleria bedding collection
  • Measures 26 by 26 inches; imported

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 52.00
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MAJESTIC FRESCO 26X26 EURO SHAM

This pieced comforter set has a striped pattern in beautiful colors. The soft fabrics has a subtle sheen to it and detailed contrast machine stitching for added appeal. The stitching is contrasted in many colors which lends great detail to this bedding. 5 pc. Window Set Includes: 2-40"84" panels 2-Tiebacks 1-Valance. Machine Washable.

  • A magnificent blend of colors come together in this Majestic bed in a bag set.
  • An intricate paisley design in colors of Gold & Sage is set against a chocolate brown background.
  • Bedskirts and dec. pillows are of a coordinating stripe in colors of brown and gold.
  • Euro Shams Measures 26x26. Each Sham is sold separately.
  • Machine Washable.

Price: $ 9.99

Pinzon Velvet European Sham, Moss

Euro Velvet Sham-26x26" 100% cotton velvet face reversing to 100% polyester silk allure, with "pick stitch" quilting 200 gram, 100% cotton fill, Green/Moss

  • European sham for king and California king beds
  • 100 percent cotton face reversing to 100 percent polyester allure; machine washable and dryable
  • Hand-made, channel-stitch quilting with 200 gram, 100 percent cotton fill; polyester allure piping
  • Coordinates with Pinzon solid flannel, yarn-dyed flannel, and hotel bedding
  • Measures 26 by 26 inches

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 60.00
Price: $ 24.99

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Beautyrest Overfilled Euro Size Bed Pillow

overfilled euro pillow

  • overfilled
  • hypo-allergenic polyester fill
  • cotton rich percale cover
  • perfect as a sham stuffer of everday pillow
  • machine washable

Rating: (out of 10 reviews)

List Price: $ 19.99
Price: $ 18.85

Beautyrest Overfilled Euro Size Bed Pillow Reviews

Review by Martha J. Richards:

This is the best body pillow I've ever had. It is both longer and more plump & lofty than any I've owned.After several weeks of nightly use it has shown no sign of "pancaking" like so many others have.I am very pleased with this purchase and would buy this product again.

Review by John L. Helms:

Man,I know pick them,I always go by feedback on stuff on amazon,and Usually I Luck out in a good way by doing that.I Couldn't wait to get this pillow! Was soooo Excited! Then I open it, put it on bed, Throw my leg over it,And my leg sinks down way down...It doesn't give any support at all.Now if your not looking for a pillow that makes your back feel better by having your leg raised up on a pillow,maybe you will like this.I folded the pillow in half to double its size thinking I could make dew with it the way it was...Nope still flimsy and sinks low to the bed.So disappointed,I wanted this pillow to be a dream pillow..Oh well.Sending it back to amazon.

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Harbor House Coral Quilted European Sham, Blue Stone

What is a lifestyle concept? When we talk about the Harbor House lifestyle we are referring to those values and attitudes that can be found in Northern California coastal region of Mendicino where the Harbour House Inn is located. The Harbor House brand

  • European quilted sham in stone blue complements Harbor House Beach House collection; measures 26 by 26 inches
  • Intricate coral patterning in white stitching
  • Dual oversized tie closures on plain back
  • Made from 100 percent cotton with 100 percent cotton fill
  • Machine washable for easy care; made in China

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 29.99
Price: $ 23.42

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