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The Cuisinart Vertical Waffler Stands Up For Waffles

Cuisinart WAF-V100 Vertical Waffle Maker

Pouring waffle batter is no new thing. Pouring waffle batter into a “batter pour spout” is. That’s how the Cuisinart WAF-V100 Vertical Waffle Maker works. Just like a regular waffler, it produces one delicious round Belgian waffle. Unlike a traditional waffle maker, the batter pours in from the top.

The idea is to save space, but you still have to open up the clamshell shape to get the waffle out of course. The good news is it doesn’t have to fold flat to get to the waffle. (One side stands tall.) However, one reviewer on Amazon noted the latch placement and lack of on/off switch make using it somewhat awkward. Check out the video and reviews to see if the space-saving nature of this waffle machine works for you.

December 27, 2015   No Comments

Gratelifter Grill Gets Grillers Going

Cuisinart Gratelifter Charcoal Grill CCG-100

Portable grills are imprecise beasts: charcoal gets dumped in, and maybe or maybe not it will be enough fuel to feed a crowd. As the procession of burgers, steaks and chicken come off the grill and make their way into hungry hands, the charcoal burns down and grillers try to squeeze every last bit of heat out of the coals. Because nobody wants to get all grimy lifting up the greasy grill grate to add more charcoal.

Featuring an integrated mechanism that does the lifting for you, the Cuisinart GrateLifter Portable Charcoal Grill keeps the food party going. When engaged, the grill grate couples to the lid, allowing for both to rise in one easy motion. Just add more charcoal, and get those grilled goodies going again.

August 24, 2010   No Comments

Because All Food On The Grill Should Say Cuisinart

Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Grilling Platter

As a cooking option, grilling cannot be beat; if you can cook it, chances are, you can grill it. However, that open flame dancing just under the grill grates requires a slightly different approach than when cooking in the kitchen. For small foods like shrimp, or delicate items like practically every fish, some type of a guard to place over the grill grates makes the process easier. (Not to mention saving foods from falling into the flames.) The Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Grilling Platter offers 13-inches by 8-inches of grilling surface, perforated for complete heat penetration. And if you’re a fan of the brand Cuisinart, well it looks like no matter what you happen to be grilling, the one on the middle is yours.

May 17, 2010   No Comments

Lost In Time With A Programmable Fork

Cuisinart Programmable Digital Temperature Fork

Forks, by and large, are easy to operate, so by that thinking they must be due for a makeover. As fork-users have had it far too easy for far too long, it’s about time they were presented with something of a challenge.

Designed for use on the grill as a thermometer and a timer, the Cuisinart Programmable Digital Temperature Fork takes the guesswork out of grilling meats, poultry and seafood. (Assuming of course one has learned how to use it.) Set the temperature or desired doneness level and let the timer do all the heavy lifting. (Of numbers, that its—the fork still has to do the real lifting.) As for the forkophobes technophobes out there, used to the blinking 12:00 lifestyle, the fork may have a timer, but a clock is not incorporated!

May 14, 2010   No Comments

Burgers In A Grill Basket?

Cuisinart Hamburger Basket

Okay, enough. Grill baskets are great, but when we start making them for hamburgers, well then that’s when it has gone too far. There are those grill grates sitting there after all. Usually. Most of the time. Not always when camping, I guess. Or at a bonfire. And those grates at the park can be kind of nasty, I suppose… All right, you win Cuisinart Hamburger Basket, I take it back. You can exist. Even if it’s just to show that more than just hot dogs and marshmallows can be held over a campfire.

***UPDATE 7/10/15*** Well, looks like Cuisinart got hungry for something else — the product link above was outdated. The good news is they have a basket for grilling more than just burgers now. Now all your food can enjoy the grill with the Cuisinart Simply Grilling Nonstick Grilling Basket.

May 11, 2010   1 Comment

Spring Has Sprung, Time For Ice Cream

Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Makers

It has been hot in California this week—ice cream weather! Time to break out the ice cream machines. It seems as if it were only yesterday that every day was a rainy day. (Not that there’s anything wrong with ice cream in the rain.) Taking a bright and colorful approach, like the weekend outlook ahead, the Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Makers offer easy accessibility to homemade frozen treats.

The automatic maker requires no chemicals, salt or ice while the double-insulated removable freezer bowl helps to whip up a 1.5-quart batch of your favorite flavor within minutes—good news for those caught off guard by the warm weather. As for areas with weather still stuck in the ice age? Best to plan ahead, as spring has sprung. (Or is at least in the process of springing!)

On sale right now for $49.95.

March 19, 2010   No Comments