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The Paderno World Cuisine vegetable slicer creates spiral cuts and vegetable or fruit noodles in seconds. The frame and blade plates are constructed of very high-quality, impact-resistant ABS plastic that is BPA-free, and the blades are made of stainless steel. It has four powerful suction feet that are fitted with tabs for easy release, and does not require an outlet connection or batteries.
The slicer is an easy-to-use, handy tool that makes zucchini spaghetti, cucumber ribbon strands, curly fries or long, spiral apple strands. It comes with three blades: a shredder blade (small holes), a chipper blade (large holes) and a straight blade. A storage compartment beneath the frame stores two blades and the third blade comes already in place.
Key Features: Three stainless steel blades: Shredder: creates long, spaghetti-like spiral strands Chipper: creates long, thick spiral strands Straight: creates long, ribbon-like strands Use with a variety of fruits and vegetables including apples, potatoes, carrots, cucumber, zucchini and more Impact-resistant, BPA-free ABS plastic frame and blade plate construction Integrated storage compartment holds extra blades Powerful suction feet for stability with easy release tabs Hand operated–no batteries or AC outlet necessary Three Blades for Versatility
The shredder blade measures 1/8″, or 3mm, in thickness and produces long spaghetti-like spiral strands. The chipper blade measures 1/4″, or 5mm, in thickness and produces long, thick spiral strands. The flat blade measures 1/8″, or 3mm, and produces long ribbon-like strands.
Simple to Use
The slicer is very simple to use. Secure the slicer to a smooth working surface by pressing down on each corner. (Note: the rotating crank should face your left or right side.) Attach one side of the vegetable or fruit to the small circular corer on the blade plate and gently press the prongs onto the opposite end. Use one hand to push the lever handle along while simultaneously turning the crank handle with the other hand.
Your vegetable or fruit can measure up to 10″ long and 7″ thick, and must be at least 1/2″ thick in diameter. Suggestions of vegetables and fruits to use are zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, sweet potatoes and apples. You can make long ribbons of cucumber and radishes for salads, apple spirals for apple slaw, sweet potatoes for curly sweet potato fries or use the straight blade for sweet potato chips!
This spiral slicer can be easily disassembled and washed under warm water with mild detergent or placed on the upper rack of a dishwasher. The blades should be removed and washed similarly. Be cautious when washing the blades, as they are very sharp and should not be touched directly. Note that the two blades can be stored in the storage compartment and the third blade can remain in place.
Secure slicer to counter by pressing on suction feet. Insert your blade of choice. Push or pull the food holder to accommodate your chosen fruit or vegetable. Secure your food on the circular corer and gently press into prongs on the opposite end. Additional tips: Select vegetables that are at least 1/2″ in diameter Make sure the feet are suctioned firmly by ensuring the table or counter surface is dry Select vegetables that are relatively straight. Make sure that you trim enough off the ends of the vegetable or fruit to secure a firm hold onto the prongs Remove the stored blades while in use, as remnants and juices from the sliced food will dirty them Have a chopstick or any other long, narrow tool by your side to remove any remaining vegetable or fruit matter that gets stuck in the core of the cutting blade The machine measures L 12″ X W 6″ X H 8 3/4″
Satisfy your appetite for restaurant-quality meals and skip the big bill. With a little advanced preparation and the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, a deliciously satisfying homemade dinner will be ready to eat when you walk in the door.
To make dinnertime easy, the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker offers you three cooking choices: a program mode, a probe mode, and a manual mode. On busy days, program the cooking time and the Set & Forget Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the cooking time is up. Cooking a large cut of meat like pot roast, chicken, or pork tenderloin? Insert the probe, set the desired meat temperature and the Set & Forget Slow Cooker automatically shifts to keep warm when the temperature is reached. For traditional slow cooking, manually select the high, low or warm temperature without setting a cooking time.
After you master all the cooking flexibility the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker offers, you may want to take your meals on the road to parties or potlucks. But when it comes to toting hot meals along, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue. When you need to take home-cooked meal out of the house, the Set & Forget Slow Cooker’s clip-locked, secure lid has a tight seal to help ensure that your shirt and your car arrive without a messy spill. In or out of the house, the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker not only makes slow cooking easy, it has travel neatly wrapped up.
Three choices for easy, automatic cooking: program mode, probe mode, and manual modeProbe mode is perfect for cooking large cuts of meat or for recipes that require food to reach a certain temperatureThe thermometer probe reads the actual temperature of food as it cooks; the temperature is displayed on the slow cooker control panel Travel-friendly design secures contents en route to parties, potlucks, family gatherings and tailgating The lid securely seals in place with sturdy wire clips on each handle. Convenient serving spoon clips onto lid for easy access 6 quart removable stoneware crock fits a 6 lb. chicken or a 4 lb. roast Wraparound, even heat cooks food evenly and consistently Full-grip handles make carrying heavy meals easier Power interrupt protection keeps slow cooker on during a brief power outage
Using the Program Mode
If you’ll be busy or away when your food is finished cooking, use the PROGRAM mode. It’s easy. Simply input the amount of time your food needs to cook and select the HIGH or LOW heat setting. As food cooks, the illuminated display on the control panel will alternate between the heat setting and the remaining time. When the cooking cycle is complete, the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker will automatically shift to WARM setting.
Using the Probe Mode
For many foods, especially large cuts of meat, the internal temperature is the best test for doneness. The temperature probe takes the guesswork out of slow cooking. Select the desired internal food temperature and the slow cooker will automatically shift to WARM once the temperature is reached. By using the cooking guide for the PROBE mode below, you can estimate the amount of time the food will need to cook:
Cooking Guide for Probe Mode:
NOTE: For 6-quart slow cooker only. Adjust the size and weight of food. If cooking dense vegetables (such as potatoes or other root vegetables) with meats, check for doneness when desired meat temperature is reached. These types of vegetables may take longer to cook when cooked with meats/foods such as those listed in the Cooking Guide above.
Using the Manual Mode
On days when you want to keep things simple, you can simply select between the HIGH and LOW heat setting to cook your food. When your food is ready, turn the unit OFF or select the WARM setting until you’re ready to serve your food.
If you’re not familiar with slow cooking, there are a few things you should know about this method of cooking. First, how high you fill the crock (sometimes called the insert pan, stoneware, cookware or vessel) is important. To prevent overcooking, the crock should be filled half-full to no more than one inch from the rim. However, this does not mean to fill the crock with liquid. If cooking soups or stews, leave a 2-inch (5 cm) space between the top of the crock and the food so the recipe can come to a simmer.
Secondly, if you lift the lid during cooking, your cooking time will increase due to heat loss. Unless your recipe specifically calls for stirring, resist lifting the lid. Last but not least, if you want to store leftovers after cooking, do NOT place the entire crock in the refrigerator since contents will take too long to cool. Instead, divide leftovers into smaller containers and place in the refrigerator.
A slow cooker is great for foods that are not naturally tender, such as meat with a lot of connective tissue. These are the least-expensive cuts but also the most flavorful. Like braising, slow cookers tenderize meat slowly as it cooks. If you choose cuts such as chuck roast, pork butt, short ribs or chicken thighs, you won’t be disappointed with the results. If fat is an issue, refrigerate the contents after cooking and skim off the extra fat before serving. Note: you must thaw frozen meat and poultry before adding it to the slow cooker.
Cooking Side Dishes or Dessert
Main courses, soups and “one-pot” meals are not the only things that slow cookers are great for preparing. They are also perfect for making side dishes and dessert, especially when your main oven is full. Check out the recipes found at HamiltonBeach.com that were developed and tested by the culinary experts in the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen.
How to Adapt Recipes
You can convert your favorite recipes to slow cooker recipes if you learn these important differences first:
Liquids do not evaporate in a slow cooker. So unless you are cooking rice, pasta, or beans, reduce amount of liquid to 1/2 of the amount called for in your recipe.Fresh vegetables produce the most desirable results. Potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic should be washed and cut in uniform pieces, then placed in the bottom of the crock. Canned and frozen vegetables take less time to cook and can produce overcooked dishes.Ground beef should be browned and drained before slow cooking to remove grease.Tender foods such as pasta, asparagus and snow peas should be added in the last hour of cooking.Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and sour cream should be added in the last half hour of cooking.Seafood such as shrimp, scallops, and fish should be added in the last 15-30 minutes of cooking.
The removable stoneware crock and the lid are dishwasher safe. To clean the base, unplug and let cool, and then wipe it down with a damp cloth. Do not immerse the cord, plug or base in any liquid. Some slow cookers have steam vent holes in their lids; the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker has a probe hole. If you are not inserting the probe for using probe mode, leave the hole open and do not plug it with paper towels or other objects. Vent holes allow steam to escape and the wattage of the unit has been adjusted to compensate for any heat loss.
Manual Slow Cookers Programmable Slow Cookers 33262 Stay or Go 6-Quart Slow Cooker 33135 3-in-1 Slow Cooker with 2, 4, and 6-Quart Crocks 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker 33969 Set and Forget 6-Quart Slow Cooker 33265 6-Quart Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker Quart Size 6 Quart Interchangable 2, 4, and 6-Quart Crocks 6 Quart 6 Quart 6 Quart Clips for easy, no spill portability ✔ ✔ ✔ Removable stovetop safe insert for searing and browning ✔ Advanced Programmable Mode ✔ ✔ ✔ Probe for checking internal meat temperature ✔ ✔ Digital Display ✔ ✔ ✔ Additional Features Adjustable cooking capacity- pick your quart size for each meal Insulated cool wall base and cool-touch base handles
Model number on packaging may be listed as either 26500 or 26050Y. Product is identical.We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But too often we grab the easiest thing available instead of something with real nutritional value and flavor. Waffles, especially when made with whole-grain flour, are an extremely easy way to start the day on the right foot. The Morning Baker Belgian waffle iron takes the edge off morning hunger. It heats quickly, lets you know when it’s ready, and cooks waffles in only a few minutes–take that time to slice some fruit to top them with. Cleaning up is easy, too, since the nonstick grilling surface wipes clean with a damp sponge or paper towel. The whole iron can be stored either horizontally or vertically, depending on space limitations. –Julija Gelazis
Razor sharp knives whenever you want – easy, automatic. Professional two-stage system sharpens in seconds. Blade guides automatically hold knife at ideal sharpening angle. 120 volts, 60 HZ onlyThis 1,235-watt countertop oven makes pizza in about half the time required by a conventional oven. You don’t need to preheat it–it begins rotating and baking the moment you plug it in. There are independently controlled top and bottom heating elements, so all types (frozen or fresh) and sizes (7 to 12 inches) of pizza can be custom baked. With a rising-crust pizza, for example, you should run the lower heating element for 10-12 minutes before turning on the top element. For a crisper crust, bake the pizza with both heating elements, then finish it off with a few minutes of bottom-only heating. For extra cooking time on your toppings, leave the top element on a little longer. A timer with automatic shutoff lets you set cooking times precisely, and a cooking-time guide for various pizza types is printed on the pizza maker. For safety, the appliance shuts off automatically if it overheats. With the 13-1/4-inch-diameter baking pan in place, the pizza maker is 13-1/4 inches wide, 9-1/2 inches high, and 17-1/2 inches deep. (The baking pan can be removed for more compact storage.) It carries a two-year warranty against defects. –Fred Brack
4-quart oval slow cooker with full body cool-touch handle design for easy carrying and moving. Holds up to a 5 lb chicken. Three heat settings: Hi, Low and Keep Warm. Beautiful black with chrome accent color design.
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Jumbo size. Big 16-inch cooking surface with high side-walls for extra cooking and serving capacity. Roasts, fries, grills, stews, bakes, makes casseroles and more. Fully immersible with heat control removed for easy cleaning. Tempered glass cover lets you see what is inside. Great for use as a buffet server when entertaining. Heavy cast aluminum.
Small Size, Big Performance
Cuisinart’s TOB-40 toaster oven broiler is large enough and smart enough to present a full range of menu options. Toast four bagel halves, bake an 11-inch pizza, or broil two big open-faced sandwiches. Always Even Shade Control monitors the temperature and adjusts the timing to consistently toast to the shade selected every time. A convenient auto slide-out rack provides hands-free loading and easy removal of cooked foods. When the cooking is done, its easy to clean with its reflective nonstick coating on the oven’s interior that wipes clean in seconds, which enhances heat efficiency and ensures even toasting.
Select your desired cooking method from the Toast, Bagel, Bake or Broil options.
Select your desired temperature for the Bake or Broil functions.
Toast Shade Dial
Set the desired toast shade for the Toast and Bagel functions, be it light, medium or dark. You can also choose the always On feature so that the oven will continue to cook until you turn it off manually.
Toasting Start/Stop Button
Push the Start/Stop button to start the Toast or Bagel function. Push the same button to stop toasting mid-cycle and to shut off the oven.
Oven On Indicator
The indicator light will remain lit whenever the oven is in use.
Slide-Out Crumb Tray
The crumb tray comes slides out from the bottom of the toaster oven broiler for easy cleaning.
Oven rack slides out automatically when the door is opened.
Fits into the baking pan/drip pan to use when broiling.
Baking pan/drip tray
Use with the broiling rack when broiling or use alone when baking or roasting.
The sides of the oven are specially coated, providing an easy-to-clean surface.
Takes up excess cord to keep your countertop neat and tidy.
All parts that come in contact with food are BPA free.
Before cleaning, always allow the oven to cool completely. After cooking greasy foods and after your oven has cooled, always clean the top interior of the oven. This will help to keep toasting consistent, cycle after cycle. To remove crumbs, simply slide out the crumb tray, discard the crumbs, wipe clean and replace. The crumb tray, wire rack and baking pan are all dishwasher-safe. To remove baked-on grease, soak the tray in hot sudsy water or use nonabrasive cleaners.