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Pop Goes The Frozen Pop Maker

Hamilton Beach Fastpop Quick Fast 10 Minute Ice Pop Instant Frozen Popsicle Maker Compare to Norpro Zoku

It was only a matter of time before somebody else jumped on the Zoku bandwagon. The Hamilton Beach Fastpop 10 Minute Ice Pop Instant Frozen Popsicle Maker apparently works just like a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, but at half the price. Are the frozen pops it produces just as good? Only time will tell. About ten minutes time, that is.

Product Features:

* Fast and easy! Makes 3 pops in under 10 minutes
* Make healthy treats by fruit juice or agave nectar instead of sugar to sweeten
* Makes 6 pops without refreezing base
* Control ingredients used, ideal for sensitive tummies or allergy-prone kids
* Includes: FastPop maker base, 6 dishwasher-safe sticks and removal tool, recipes

October 12, 2011   No Comments

Seeing Double With Two Times The Toast

Hamilton Beach 24121 SmartToast 4-Slice Cool Touch Toaster

When an appliance only offers half of what is needed there is really only one solution: glue a second one to it! Now, that is probably not what happened to this Hamilton Beach 24121 SmartToast 4-Slice Cool Touch Toaster, but it sure looks like it. Either that or we are all seeing double–and it’s a bit early in the weekend for that.

September 23, 2011   No Comments

Getting things rolling with a bagel toaster


There might be no better way to kick off a kitchen appliance site that with a toaster. Long an icon of the kitchen, the toaster has become a ubiquitous symbol for the warmth and home-cooked food from your own cozy kitchen. Bread is a staple of life, and the toaster is a cornerstone of the kitchen.

All of which leads to the fact that there are many, many toasters out there.

As with any kitchen appliance, finding the perfect model for you depends upon personal preference and overall usefulness. However, toasters are unlike other appliances because at their root they are quite simple. Face it: toaster innovation hasn’t changed that much in the last hundred years. Oh sure, they are more efficient, (and safe), but at the core, its purpose is simply to toast a slice of bread…or a bagel.

The Hamilton Beach Extra-Wide-Slot Toaster comes in classic chrome and accommodates larger bread items, such as bagels. Melding the old and the new together into a distinctive finish, the toaster is attractive, functional and most importantly specialized for those that crave a perfect bagel. The bagel control stetting allows for the toaster to brown one side of the bagel, while gently warming the other. Perfect for those that appreciate a properly toasted bagel.

There will be more (many more) toasters as we navigate through the myriad of kitchen appliances, gadgets and gizmos that are out there. Some will be shiny, some will be silly, some will be old, some will be new.

Expect a bit of everything. Welcome to Beyond The Kitchen Sink.

February 16, 2009   No Comments