Universal design leads to products that are usable by all individuals, regardless of their abilities. This is something that has been lacking in microwave ovens, which are normally placed on the counter or above an oven. This makes it difficult for people in wheelchairs, of short stature, or those without the arm strength to lift their food up into the oven. This also makes it dangerous to bring hot food down from the built-in oven.
Sharp has a line of microwaves that solve this issue. The ovens are built like drawers. The cooking space slides out effortlessly and can be placed under the counter.
This video gives a better view of the oven. Just don’t follow this guy’s method of inserting a casserole dish, you may end up with half of it on the floor.
Diet fads come and go. Remember the Beverly Hills Diet, the peanut butter and beet diet, the cabbage soup diet, or Atkins? We’ve done some crazy things to lose weight over the years.
Juice fasting is the latest trend in losing weight. But this is more than dropping pounds, it’s more like a nutritional holiday for your body.
Juice fasting popularity has been sparked by the inspiring documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Joe Cross takes us on a journey as he fasts for 60 days and gets others to join the juice parade.
Start with the Juicers
You’ll want a good centrifugal juicer for fasting. Look for one that has a big opening, is easy to clean, and extracts the most juice from your fruit. The Breville and Cuisinart juicers are going to be the best choices.
There are lots of methods for cutting up herbs and nuts. You could grab one of those slap-chopping-mushing devices that feature a cup with blades that slam down when you hit the lid. You could pull out your food processor. You could use a good old knife and chopping board. Or you could do it in style with a mezzaluna.
This two-piece mezzaluna by J.A. Henckels will help you mince herbs and nuts cleanly and safely. The curved, double-bladed stainless-steel knife slices and chops as it rocks gently in the bowl of the hardwood cutting board. A two-band brushed-stainless-steel handle gives the super-sharp knife a sure grip and a stylish, contemporary look. Measuring 8 inches square and 1-1/2 inches thick, the wooden board features four rubber feet screwed into the bottom, so it won’t slide around on the table or counter.
Most people know Porsche for their cars. But did you know they also design products for various companies? These products are loved for attention to detail and revolutionary shapes and ergonomics. This knife is a good example of creating a knife that is exceptionally sharp and comfortable. It also has a distinct Porsche look.
Cutting with a Chroma Type 301 knife is like driving a Porsche, and for good reason. Designed by Ferdinand A. Porsche (the designer of the Porsche 911) with input from renowned Austrian chef Jörg Wörther, Chroma Type 301 cutlery excels in both performance and looks. Sleek and sexy, each knife looks like one seamless piece, but the blade and handle are actually different types of steel. The blade is crafted of superfine Japanese 301 steel and hand-sharpened into an acutely sharp angle for precision cutting. The handle is made of durable 18/10 stainless steel, triangular in profile and flat-topped for leverage, a totally unique and ergonomic design. Announcing the transition spot between handle and blade is a metal “pearl” that lets the fingers know their position, in place of a bolster. The comfort and control, not to mention the spectacular visual appeal, of a Chroma Type 301 knife have made ardent converts of many chefs worldwide.
If you like the type 301, you’ll also be tempted to get the other knives in this set.
This Chroma Type 301 paring knife features a sharply pointed 3-1/4-inch blade, ideal for peeling fruit, sculpting veggie garnishes, and removing blemishes from potatoes, pears, and avocadoes. Weighty for its size and well-balanced, this knife comes in handy for all sorts of kitchen uses, and will bring you years of pleasure.
Carving fork and knife
The complete knife set
Get the most popular knifes in one package and save some money at the same time. You get 7 knives plus the block. Amazon currently has this at 35% off.
Here’s a short and noisy video that shows you how thin these knives can cut a tomato.
This bread machine has features you won’t find in lesser bread machines. You can even use it to make meatloaf and strawberry jam. It’s got a rectangular bowl and two mixers to create large, perfectly baked loafs. It has 10 pre-programmed settings, 3 crust shades, LCD control panel and a 13-hour delay timer.