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can perform large tasks. Take the tears out of chopping onions with a food
processor or mini-chopper, mix dough with your food processor, make fresh
smoothies in the blender, deep fry your favorite fish - the list is endless.
For advice on selecting the perfect small appliance check out our quick
reference guide to small appliances. If you need further assistance contact
our Gourmet Shop Sales Associates at 888-228-5800.
Ice Cream Makers
Making homemade ice cream is easy and fun. If you're in the market for
an ice cream maker, there are two main things you should consider: size
There are a few types of ice cream makers, some with bowls you refreeze,
and some very nice, and expensive, self contained makers with their own
If you are looking for a small ice cream freezer, one that freezes one
to two quarts at a time, I recommend the type with a refreezing bowl.
These are very convenient, as you do not have to deal with messy ice and
rock salt. They are also economical. The trick to making good ice cream
with a refrozen bowl is that you need to freeze it for a couple of days
between each batch of ice cream and your freezer needs to be very cold.
If this is going to be a problem, we suggest trying one of the other types
of ice cream makers.
The classiest type of ice cream makers comes with their own freezing
unit. You simply add the mix and let them go. These also tend to be more
Depending on what features you are looking for, there is an ice cream
maker for you. If you are looking for an ice cream maker to use with children,
consider the type with the freezable bowl. Making ice cream is a wonderful
treat for children, and if it causes less of a problem for the grown-ups,
Considerations for all small appliances:
- Determine your cooking needs and
wants - both current and future. Is your family growing or growing up
and moving out? Are you interested in increasing your culinary endeavors?
Are you wishing to simplify and reduce time in the kitchen?
- Evaluate your kitchen counter space.
Where are you going to put all those new small appliances?
- Check the height of the appliance
compared to the height of your cabinets.
Appliances that mount under the cabinet are available.
- Decide on the color of your new
- Determine the appliance capacity.
The number of speeds and settings on an appliance usually increases
with the size of the machine. Those who have large families or like
to entertain may choose to buy larger appliances.
- Decide whether you want corded or
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