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Below are recommendations that will help with many of our recipes, or might just be of interest to you.


Bread Slicer Guide
Norpro Bread Slicer with Crumb Catcher
If you want even slices from your homemade bread, this handy slicer guide does the trick. Get a good bread knife as well.

New for 2017: Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker with Gluten Free Menu setting

Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker 120 Volts. Includes Gluten Cycle. Bakes a loaf of bread with an even crust. This is their newest model. It is easy to keep clean, produces excellent dough or a baked in the machine loaf. If you want the very best, then this one is it. Chef Don has used nearly all bread makers on the market and now recommends this above all others. His second choice is a Breadman shown below.zoijirushi breakmaker

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Breadman BK2000B
Breadman BK2000B 2-1/2-Pound Bakery Pro Bread Maker with Collapsible Kneading Paddles and Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenserbreadman

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Breadman 2700
Breadman TR2700 Stainless-Steel Programmable Convection Bread Makersalton, breadman, cuisinart, oxo

breadman 2700
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Panasonic: Low Price Good Machine
Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker with Yeast Dispenser, Whitepanasonic breadmaker

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Presto Belgian Waffle Maker (Best Buy according to America's Test Kitchen

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker with Ceramic Nonstick Finish, 7-Inch, Black (Best Buy for the Buck)
  • Professional-style rotating design with extra-thick grid bakes a 7-inch diameter Belgian waffle with four easy-to-cut sections
  • Dual function base assures convenient rotation for baking and locks in a space-saving vertical position for storage
  • Countdown timer with digital display signals when time is complete; Brushed stainless steel exterior;
  • Nonstick interior easily wipes clean
  • Flips 180 degrees to evenly spread batter for waffles that are crispy outside and tender inside; 120 volts AC, 1100 watts

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Hamilton Belgian Waffle Maker

Belgian-style nonstick grids makes 2 waffles
  • Power on and preheat lights indicate when power is on and when to add batter
  • Shade selector ranges from light to brown and crispy
  • Compact, upright storage
  • Premium stainless steel
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    Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker (26010) Ships from and sold by in easy-to-open packaging. Gift-wrap available.
  • Flipping action makes restaurant-quality, thick, fluffy waffles
  • Adjustable browning control makes the waffle crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside
  • Power and ready indicator lights tell you when power is on and when to add batter
  • Grids lock securely as waffles cook
  • Removable drip tray is dishwasher safe when placed in top rack of dishwasher

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    Philips AirFryer
    Philips AirFryer, the original Airfryer with Rapid Air Technology, Black, HD9220/26 Rated Number one in the air fryer industry. Right now it's on sale. Although these seem expensive, if you want to enhance frozen fries or some other frozen "fryable" foods, this is a healthy way to do it. Note, however, that it has some restrictions concerning its small size.

    Chef Don's Note: This is not really a fryer. It's a small convection oven but does a better job with frozen foods like fries, fish, and some flat breads. It is not recommened for high fat foods like bacon, or chops, etc. Comparable to a very good convecton oven. However, this unit does the job for two to three servings of fries and the others mentioned above without using the energy (electricity or gas) for a full sized convection oven.

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    Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 5-1/2-Quart Oval Covered Casserole
    • Porcelain enameled exterior both durable finish land rich in colors complements any kitchen décor. Cast iron contraction retains heat well. The porcelain enameled interior is perfect for cooking: surfaces do not impact flavors or absorb odors.
    • Wide cast iron handles provide a comfortable and secure grip. Easy transport for serving. Oven safe knob for a durable grip and endless cooking options. Stovetop, oven and broiler safe. Induction stovetop compatible.
    • Cast Iron construction provides superior heat retention and even heat distribution.
    • Strong, durable finish in rich colors complements any kitchen décor. Perfect for cooking, serving and entertaining.
    • Convenient maintenance and easy cleanup and dishwasher safe

    Cuisinart Dutch Oven

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    Old Smokey Beer Can Holder for Barbecued and oven baked chicken.
    Chicken Beer Can Holder

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    biscuit cutters RSVP International 4-pc. Endurance Biscuit Cutter Set.
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Great for biscuits and used for Chef Don's special very low sodium Hot Cross Buns recipe.
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    OXO SteeL Chef's Mandoline Slicer
    Availability: Ships within 24 hours. Incredible helper in the kitchen. Slice everything from tomatoes and onions to potatoes. Make your own potato chips, yam chips or if you like thin cucumbers for your salads, this is for you.

    Don't Forget This Quality Bread Knife.
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. 10-inch bread knife; serrated edge; slices cleanly through crusty breads and other foods High-carbon 420 stainless-steel blade resists rust and stains; exclusive Taper Grind edge stays sharp and is easy to re-sharpen Lifetime Warranty. Also note the exceptional bread knife from Kohl's at the left.

    Yogurt Maker.
    Yogurt Maker Great way to make great yogurt. Improves your dietary need for calcium, protein, and probiotics. So, easy you'll wonder why you didn't get started years ago.

    Flour Sifter.
    When making baked goods we often need a good sifter. If you don't have one, or need to replace yours, this is a terrific item. Spring loaded. Pull the handle a few times and bingo.

    OXO Good Grips can opener..
    The OXO Steel Can Opener is a kitchen essential. The stainless steel blades make it durable, and the large, soft turning knob is easy to manage. Also includes a built-in bottle opener.

    OXO Good Grips 8-Inch Double Rod Strainer.
    Perfect for straining fresh berries for jam when using a cheesecloth. Perfect for smaller straining jobs. Grip is great if you have arthritis challenges.

    Box Grater.
    The OXO Good Grips Box Grater features coarse, fine and super-fine grating surfaces and a slicing surface. Grater is made of durable stainless steel construction with a soft, comfortable non-slip handle. You can catch, measure and store freshly grated ingredients in the storage container and seal with the included lid. There is a non-slip bottom ring on both the Grater and the container. The slim construction easily fits into a drawer for compact storage. Dishwasher safe.

    Miallegro 9090 Mitutto 550-Watt Immersion Hand Blender, Professional-style
    Product Features
    • Powerful and professional style (550-watt); the reliable tool, 5 speeds and turbo button
    • Easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store; dishwasher-safe attachments
    • Mitutto does it all: chops, mixes, grinds, blends, whisks, whips, and froths.
    • Accessories: Big chopping attachment, Whisk, 4 blades for different uses, and wall mount
    • Elegant style, ergonomic and stainless steel finish; long 5-feet cord; 15-month warranty

    Cuisinart GR-1 Griddler Panini and Sandwich Press
    Product Features
    • Panini press and sandwich maker in brushed stainless-steel housing
    • Upper and lower 11-by-7-inch nonstick, non-removable grill plates
    • Floating hinge adjusts to accommodate any size sandwich; preset temperature
    • Helpful indicator lights; instructions, recipes, and cleaning tool included
    • Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 12 inches; 3-year limited warranty

    T-fal Professional Total Non-Stick 8-Inch Sauté, Black.
    What makes this 8-inch sloped sauté pan unique is the Thermo-Spot heat indicator that clearly shows when it's perfectly preheated to seal in flavor.

    toaster T-Fal 2-Slice Toaster.
    A basic yet efficient toaster. T-Fal also makes a 4-slice toaster that is superior to other toasters. We have used this toaster now for a full year and it's the best for the price that we've tested.

    Nordic Scone Pan Nordic Scone Pan.
    Recommended by Megaheart. Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Makes 8 scones with even proportions. Bakes without burning. This is a Chef Don's favorite.

    OXO Salad Spinner OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Great item for your kitchen. Cleans all vegetables, and spin drys so they last longer in your refrigerator. Lock veggies up in a zip lock bag for weeks. Features fun, simple operation requiring only one hand Non-slip knob, and is great for washing/drying greens. Knob locks down for easy storage. Dishwasher-safe.

    latte milk frother
    Bonjour Rechargeable Primo Latte Frother
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. You'll enjoy this appliance more than any other in your kitchen. Makes a great froth using nonfat milk or other milk. Use with oatmeal or your coffee. Froth gets so thick you can pretend it's whipped cream.

    bread paddle Frother with Stand, Black/Brushed Aluminum, BonJour Primo Latte
    You'll love this little guy. Product Features Include:
    • Frother whips up rich, creamy milk froth in seconds for cappuccinos and lattes
    • Elegant ergonomic handle features non-slip accents
    • Stainless-steel stem and spring coil frothing disc
    • Wire stand keeps frother handy

    rice steamer Black & Decker Handy Steamer® and Rice Cooker
    Availability: Usually ships within 72 hours. Black & Decker HS1000 4 Quart Steaming Bowl/Rice Cooker

    Canolli Tubes Canolli tubes
    The best canolli tubes on the market. Set of 4. Get two sets to be efficient when making canollis.

    Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Inch Crepe Pan
    Product Features:
    • The hard anodized exterior is dense, nonporous, and highly wear-resistant for extra durability and professional performance.
    • Quantanium interior, a patented nonstick cooking surface reinforced with titanium, provides healthful nonfat cooking options and easy clean up
    • Solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop: provide a safe and solid grip
    • Tapered rim eliminates drips while pouring
    • Oven safe to 500 F. Clear, break-resistant glass with tight fit to seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results

    Sushi Kit Joyce Chen's Sushi Kit
    This is the only tool you'll need to make great sushi.

    Aebleskiver Pan Aebleskiver Pan Recommended by Chef Don. Don's second choice follows. "With a large group of grandkids coming to our house often for breakfaast, I use two pans to get things moving along more quickly." Aebleskivers are also known as Danish Pancakes or "ebelskiver."
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    Our Aebleskiver Recipe

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    NorPro Aeblskiver Pan
    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. High quality nonstick surface for easy release and cleaning. Also known as "ebelskiver."

    All-Clad Griddle All-Clad Nonstick Griddle Recommended by Chef Don
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    Anything You Fry From Eggs and Burgers to Pancakes and Chops. Use no oil and cut the fat.

    Gravy Separator The Gravy Master - A Gravy and Fat Seperator/Measurer/Server
    An absolute must when making gravies or using the juices from any meat to make a sauce. Never fight the fat problem again. Chef Don and Maureen each use this defatter and have for years. "It's the most perfect of the perfect," Maureen says. "Worth every cent."

    Bamboo Steamer Joyce Chen 3-Piece Bamboo Steamer Set
    Perfect for steaming vegetables over a wok or pan with a rack. Lasts a long time with good care and gives you great service. Priced so low that it's worth buying. Like Chinese steamed dishes, this is the one for you.

    Joyce Chen Wok Joyce Chen Stainless Steel Wok
    A high quality inexpensive wok for use with a steamer or just stir-frying vegetables or rice.

    Jelly Roll Pans
    Use for cookies, fudge bars, cake cookies, etc. Excellent quality.

    Cuisinart Pizza Pan Cuisinart Pizza Pan
    Small perforations evenly distributed across Cuisinart‘s pizza pan surface allow air to flow, bringing a crisp crunchiness and keeping sogginess away.

    breadman paddle Paddle for Breadman breadmaker models tr441, tr845, BBT, BB2T, BB2TW
    Unique, this paddle is available by clicking on the image or outlined text. To find others Click Here.

    Paddle for Breadman 2200 Paddle for tr2200C Breadman
    It's easy to lose or break a bread machine paddle. This one is for the tr2200, tr2200C tr2200-97, tr777SPR Breadman models. To find others Click Here.

    oster paddle Paddle for Oster/Sunbeam Bread Machine

    Fits Sunbeam and Oster bread maker models 4807, 4810, 4811, 4812, 4832, 4833 & 4839

    MORE PADDLES: Click Here.