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List Price: $229.99 Sale Price: $79.49 You Save: $150.50!
What used to be a time-consuming, messy process is now a snap. Measure the ingredients into the Breadman Plus, push a few buttons, then go for a walk in the park. Return a few hours later — or after a good night’s sleep — to the unforgettable aroma and taste of homemade bread. This machine will even make the jam to top it off.
The Breadman Ultimate makes and bakes most kinds of yeast bread — white, whole wheat, rye, honey banana, or crusty French — as well as quick or batter breads. Try the recipes in the booklet or your own favorites — just be sure the dry ingredients total less than about 5 cups so the dough doesn’t overflow the 9-1/2-inch (nonstick) baking pan. If your recipe calls for adding ingredients late in the kneading cycle, there’s a tray to hold and automatically dispense them. If you want to make bread that doesn’t conform to the loaf shape, the machine can mix and raise the dough prior to shaping for baking in a conventional oven.
For the beginner the process couldn’t be easier, and even if you’re an old hand at making bread from scratch, you’ll find yourself baking much more frequently. And this machine quickly pays for itself: think of how many $3 or $4 loaves you won’t be buying over the bread maker’s lifetime! One drawback is worth noting: If you’re a fan of the Breadman Plus, you may be less satisfied with the mixing results of the Ultimate’s single bread hook versus the Plus’s dual dough hooks.
- Makes homemade bread in 1-, 1-1/2-, and 2-pound loaves
- 110 preprogrammed settings, 430 watts, 60-minute power failure backup
- Nonstick bake pan material for easy cleaning
- Includes instruction manual, recipe booklet, and instructional videotape
- Measures 16 by 12 by 10-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty
List Price: $112.00 Sale Price: $39.99 You Save: $72.01!
The blades in this set of slim, lightweight knives are stamped in stainless steel, and their edges are microserrated and therefore touted as never needing sharpening. The handles are formed of tough polypropylene and are seamless, allowing for better hygiene. The set includes six kitchen knives, six 5-inch steak knives, and a rubber-footed wood block that has slots for them all. The kitchen knives include an 8-inch chef’s knife with a curved blade for rocking through a chopping task; a 5-inch tomato knife with a narrow, curved blade; an 8-inch bread knife; a 6-inch utility knife; a 6-inch boning knife for meats, poultry, and fish; and a 2-1/2-inch paring knife for peeling and cleaning vegetables and fruits. As a bonus, a pronged-tip knife designed to slice cheese and spear the slices is included. While the knives are dishwasher-safe, they should be hand washed to preserve their edges.
- Lifetime warranty against defects
- Includes 8-inch chef’s, 5-inch tomato, 8-inch bread, 6-inch utility, 6-inch boning, 2-1/2-inch paring, and six 5-inch steak knives in hardwood block
- Bonus cheese knife ideal for slicing cheese and spearing slices
- Stamped, mirror-polished, stainless-steel, micro-serrated blades
- Durable, hygienic, polypropylene handles
List Price: $168.00 Sale Price: $24.95 You Save: $143.05
This 12-inch everyday pan will end up being the hardest working pan in your kitchen. It is ideal for everything from simmering stovetop succotash and braising brisket to browning Dutch pancakes or cooking fruit tarts. Part of Calphalon’s Commercial Hard-Anodized line of cookware, this pan is made of heavy-gauge aluminum that’s uniformly thick across the bottom and sides, allowing for quick and even heat distribution. Its durable hard-anodized finish is stick- and scratch-resistant and won’t react with acidic foods. The patented cast stainless-steel handles are comfortable to grip, plus they minimize heat transfer so handles stay cool on the stovetop. Handles are held in place by three sturdy stainless-steel rivets. The included hard-anodized lid is dome-shaped, making it ideal for moist-heat cooking. The cookware and lid are oven-safe up to 450 degrees F so you can transfer a frittata to the oven for browning without having to switch pans. All cookware in this line is covered by a lifetime warranty.
- Lifetime warranty; made in China
- Constructed of heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum for superior heat conductivity
- Patented stay-cool cast-stainless-steel handles
- Stick-and scratch-resistant surface; dome-shaped hard-anodized lid ideal for moist-heat cooking
- Oven-safe up to 450 degrees F
List Price: $105.00 Sale Price: $19.99 You Save: $85.01!
This straight-sided 2-1/2-quart pan can be used for sauces and, covered with its flat lid, for stews and casseroles. Shallow (3 inches) in relation to its capacity and diameter (8-3/8 inches), this pan, unlike conventionally proportioned saucepans, exposes lots of surface and is therefore ideal for reducing sauces or even stocks and broths. Though it’s not nonstick, like some Calphalon cookware, the matte-finish pan is anodized for stick-resistance as well as hardness. Metal utensils won’t harm the surface. The contoured, textured handle is cast stainless steel and resists heating on the stovetop; it’s also triple-riveted for durability and balance. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, the pan cooks without hot spots or warping and carries a lifetime warranty against defects.
List Price: $180.00 Sale Price: $39.99 You Save: $140.01!
Like all Calphalon Commercial pieces, you are getting a high-performance, sturdily constructed tool that will make you a better cook.
This saucier is wider and shorter than a typical stockpot, ensuring maximum heat transfer from the burners. It’s great for such dishes as making chicken stock — You can brown the chicken on the stovetop, then deglaze with water, etc., for a darker stock. Great for making soups, cooking squash, chili, etc. (Consider topping with cheese and sticking under the broiler for a few minutes to brown — it’s oven safe to 700!)
The combination of Calphalon’s superior aluminum heat conduction and a wider top reduces liquids quickly, while cooks enjoy easy access into the pan — something that can be tricky in a tall, narrow stockpot.
List Price: $79.99 Sale Price: $39.95 You Save: $40.04!
This budget-priced cookware set is perfect for college students or young couples who are setting up a first kitchen. The 14-piece set has everything necessary for the basic meals attempted by entry-level cooks (pasta and sauce, eggs, and anything pre-packaged). The pans in the set include four covered saucepans in 1-, 1-1/2-, 2-, and 4-1/2-quart sizes and two nonstick skillets in 9- and 10-1/2-inch sizes. The pans are accompanied by four kitchen tools: a slotted spatula, a ladle, a slotted spoon, and a pasta fork.
Made of aluminum, which is an excellent conductor of heat, these pans warm up through the bottoms and sides for even cooking. A nonstick coating on the interior and exterior of the pan reduces the need to cook with extra fats and makes cleanup fast and easy. Pans have durable, riveted phenolic handles that stay cool on the stovetop and see-through glass lids for keeping an eye on supper as it cooks. All Cook’s View cookware is oven-safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and is dishwasher-safe.
What’s in the Box:
1-quart saucepan with lid, 1-1/2-quart saucepan with lid, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 4-1/2-quart saucepan with lid, 9-inch skillet, 10-1/2-inch skillet, slotted spatula, ladle, slotted spoon, pasta fork
List Price: $79.99 Sale Price: $49.99 You Save: $30.00
There are hundreds of different corkscrews, but none matches the extraordinary, award-winning Rabbit. With 31 different moving parts, this modern, silver wine opener is an engineering feat built for speed. But you don’t need to understand the mechanics to appreciate the pulling power of this little bunny. It overpowers the most stubborn, dried-out natural corks and synthetic closures with a user-friendly design. Close the “ears” over the neck of the bottle, and then raise and lower the lever just once. Lickety-split, the opener removes and ejects the cork without any effort on your part. Metrokane corkscrews are independently tested for 20,000 cork pulls; tests assume replacement of the spiral after 1,000 pulls. This high-tech tool comes with a handy foilcutter and comes in an attractive padded gift case. It’s covered by a 10-year warranty.
List Price: $80.00 Sale Price: $49.95 You Save: $30.05!
You would expect an extraordinary can opener from Cuisinart, and they don’t disappoint. A Cuisinart quality engineered motor system is housed in a heavy-duty body. It will handle any size can without slipping or sliding and it is easy to keep clean.
- 3-year warranty against defects
- One-touch system (no need to hold down lever) for opening any size can
- Heavy, cast-metal-and-plastic construction: won’t tip or slide
- Cutting arm detaches for quick cleanup; unit wipes clean
- Compact (4-by-4-3/4-inch footprint), with cord storage to reduce clutter
List Price: $150.00 Sale Price: $91.99 You Save: $58.01
Strikingly retro in brushed stainless-steel with black-plastic accents, this 12-cup coffeemaker includes Cuisinart’s best brewing technology and premium features for ease and flexibility. The digital clock/timer is programmable for automatically brewing “wake-up” coffee at a selected time and for turning off the warming plate up to four hours in advance. Removing the glass carafe from the warming plate automatically pauses the brewing process for a quick pour, and the warming plate’s temperature can be adjusted. For maximum flavor, the machine can be set to brew one to four 5-ounce cups or five to twelve cups, and it includes a charcoal water filter. For convenience, a permanent Gold Tone filter eliminates messy paper filters and an indicator-light shows when decalcification is needed. The coffeemaker measures 14-1/4 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 10-3/4 inches deep (including carafe handle) and carries a three-year warranty against defects.
List Price: $106.95 Sale Price: $69.50 You Save: $37.45!
Uniquely designed with similarities to an espresso machine, this coffee maker features a 1450-watt boiler that brews a 4-ounce cup of coffee in just thirty seconds, or two 4-ounce cups or one 8-ounce mug in 60 seconds. Because the machine uses pre-measured coffee pods, the system is hassle-free, easy to clean, and guarantees a flavorful, fresh brew each time.
Measuring 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches, the coffee maker is shaped like a curved cylinder with a round base. Two pod holders are included: a shallow holder that holds one coffee pod for one cup, and a deeper filter that holds two pods for two cups (or one 8-ounce mug). After filling the removable reservoir with fresh water to the ‘max’ line, the pods are inserted and the lid locked into place. A simple push of the on/off button and either of the one- or two-cup buttons starts the brewing process. Up to five 4-ounce cups can be brewed on one reservoir of water. Cups are not included, but almost any 4-ounce cup or 8-ounce mug will do the trick. All the removable parts — the pod holders, reservoir, coffee spout, plastic drip tray, and metal cup tray — are dishwasher-safe. A variety of coffee pods are available separately. This coffee machine is unusable at altitudes over 6800 feet. The Senseo coffee maker is covered by a two-year warranty against defects and measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches.
- Measures 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches; includes 36 coffee pods, mild and medium blends
- Makes one 4-ounce cup of delicious coffee in 30 seconds
- Uses a patented brewing system and the finest quality coffee
- Senseo coffee pods are available in mild roast, medium roast, dark roast, and decaffeinated
- Auto-off switches appliance off after an hour; dishwasher safe removable parts
List Price: $119.99 Sale Price: $77.99 You Save: $42.00!
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Sporting a contemporary design with a silver metallic finish, this electronic grill’s removable grill plates feature non-stick coating and 96 inches of cooking surface. The electric appliance’s appeal lies in its simplicity and countertop convenience — not to mention its fat-fighting ability. The grill’s 1-inch floating hinge adjusts to the thickness of food, while two drip trays catch the fat for healthier cooking. Meats and fish are the obvious choices for this Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, but vegetables, veggie burgers, and tofu dogs work well too. The unit’s oversized LED display provides easy readouts for the variable temperature control and timer, and because the grill is nonstick, cleanup is a snap. Two drip trays and a specially designed spatula are included. The grill measures 17 by 7 by 14 inches.
- 1-inch floating hinge
- Removable grill plates with non-stick coating
- 96 inches of cooking surface
- Oversized LED readouts for Variable Temperature Control and timer
- Easy to clean; 2 drip trays and specially designed spatula included
List Price: $73.00 Sale Price: $39.99 You Save: $33.01!
Do you want the ultimate in power and the convenience of cordless? Black and Decker is the first to bring Cyclonic Action to a Cordless Hand Held Vacuum! If you notice that your hand vac doesn’t seem to pick up as much as it used to or it doesn’t have as much power as you think it should, it’s probably a clogged filter. With the new Cyclonic Action DustBuster, dirt and debris is circulated in the bowl and around the filter, allowing air to pass through the machine with no reduction in suction power. With the filtration system running so efficiently, the DustBuster has more power and more run time than any other cordless hand held vacuum in the marketplace. With the translucent bowl, you can actually see the dirt moving around the filter and you can tell when it’s time to empty the collection bin. This 14.4-volt DustBuster also has a Filter Cleaning Wheel that allows you to shake off the fine debris that gets into the filter by merely turning the dial on the unit. No more touching your dirty filter to clean it out. And, because you are enhancing your filtration system by cleaning out the filter, one turn of the dial turns up the suction power by 80%.
List Price: $180.00 Sale Price: $79.99 You Save: $100.00!
With its 7-cup work bowl, 600 watts of power, and slicing and shredding discs, this food processor is ideal for most households. It kneads 1-1/2 pounds of bread or pastry dough, chops 1 pound of meat, emulsifies a perfect mayonnaise or salad dressing, and chops, slices, or shreds vegetables, nuts, cheese, and bread crumbs. The plastic work bowl is shatterproof and resists both heat and cold. A single fingertip control turns the processor on and off and pulses for precise work. All parts go safely into the dishwasher. With work bowl in place, the processor measures 7 by 12-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches. It carries a five-year warranty against motor defects and a three-year warranty against other defects.
- 5-year warranty against motor defects, 3-year warranty against other defects
- 7-cup work bowl, ideal size for most households
- Slicing and shredding discs, spatula, recipe booklet included
- Kneads 1-1/2 pounds of dough, chops 1 pound of meat
- Dishwasher-safe parts
List Price: $429.99 Sale Price: $349.99 You Save: $80.00!
With a 525-watt motor to handle bread doughs and thick cookie batters, this is KitchenAid’s most powerful stand mixer, a professional-grade appliance with a heavy, rugged, all-metal construction (31.7 pounds) which prevents “counter walk” on the mixer’s rubber feet. It has a 6-quart, polished stainless-steel bowl with an ergonomic handle and a two-piece pouring shield made of heavyweight plastic to provide a large chute for adding ingredients. Accompanying the mixer are a burnished flat beater, a burnished dough hook, and a big wire whip. On the front of the powerhead is a hinged cover for the hub to which KitchenAid’s many mixer accessories attach.
This mixer’s great features abound. An electronic sensor ensures mixing action remains at the speed selected from among the 10 available — even when the going gets tough. Mixing begins softly to prevent splatters and “flour puff.” With the beater moving clockwise and the shaft moving counterclockwise there’s no need to rotate the bowl for the beater to reach all ingredients. The bowl-lift lever functions easily. A ventilation system cools the entire mixer to prolong motor life, and a resettable overload-protection system prevents overheating. The mixer measures 11-3/8 inches wide, 16-1/2 inches high, and 14-5/8 inches deep. KitchenAid says the first year of the mixer’s lifetime warranty against defects is “hassle-free,” with a replacement shipped at no cost and without question if a defect is detected.
- Measures 16-1/2 by 11-2/7 by 14-3/5 inches; 1-year warranty
- Professional-grade stand mixer, with 525-watt motor and 10 speeds
- 6-quart, polished stainless-steel bowl with ergonomic handle
- 2-piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients
- Includes burnished flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip
List Price: $80.00 Sale Price: $49.95 You Save: $30.05!
Ice cream maker, heavy-duty motor makes frozen yogurt, ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, & frozen drinks in 20 to 30 minutes, double insulated freezer bowl holds up to 1-1/2 qt of frozen dessert, large ingredient spout for adding ingredients, easy-lock transparent lid, recipes included, 3-year limited warranty.
- Measures 10 by 15 inches; three-year limited warranty
- Makes up to 1-1/2 quarts ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks
- A breeze to use — no salt or ice needed
- Chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, and other ingredients added
- Recipe booklet included; cord storage
List Price: $119.99 Sale Price: $44.99 You Save: $75.00!
Grilling really can’t get much easier than this. After assembling the grill (which takes only a few minutes), simply plug it in and allow about 10 minutes to fully preheat the surface while you gather your steaks, kebabs, or whatever’s to be grilled. The electric heat has an adjustable range from low (for keeping food warm) to high (for searing steaks). The nonstick grill surface not only means you can use a minimum of added fat, but it also makes cleanup a cinch. The surface has a subtle slope, with channels that draw accumulated fat or other liquids into a tray just below the surface. The high domed and vented lid helps create a circular flow of hot air to ensure even cooking — particularly important for a large roast or whole chicken.
The grill can be placed either directly on a tabletop or atop its pedestal. On its own, the grill surface stands about 6 inches high; with the pedestal, it stands about 2-1/2 feet high, not counting the domed lid. Because of the easy electric heat, this grill can be used outdoors or indoors.
- Grill top measures 17 inches across for generous cooking capacity
- No-fuss grilling made easy, for use indoors or outside
- Grill can be used on pedestal (stands about 2-1/2 feet high) or on tabletop
- Uses electric heat, with adjustable range from low to high
- Sloping grate base draws fat away from food to collect in easy-to-empty tray
List Price: $620.00 Sale Price: $499.99 You Save: $120.01!
Early Adopters Pick: October 2002. The world’s only true cyclonic vacuum, generating 100,000 g of centrifugal force and pulling dirt into an indestructible canister made from the same material used for crash helmets.
Named for both its power and its ruthless approach to pet hair problems, the Dyson DC07 Animal upright is a piece of engineering wizardry designed by James Dyson, the inventor of cyclonic vacuums. A hit in Europe for years, Dyson vacuums are new to the American market. At the center of the machine’s innovation is the Cyclone air path design, an eight-section chamber that creates powerful, consistent suction. The conical chambers generate 100,000 g of centrifugal force, pushing dust and dirt out of the airflow into the vacuum’s 1-gallon collection cup. With no bag to clog, the vacuum’s 270 air watts of suction remain steady. The large, transparent collection cup is easy to check and empties tidily — pop it off, hold it over a trash bin, and pull the trigger to release dirt without having to touch it. The DC07 also comes equipped with a multipart filtration system to improve overall air quality in the home. The HEPA filter, measuring 412 square inches in surface area, traps microscopic particulates and allergens. Expertly built, the filter is designed to last the lifetime of the machine.
Suitable for bare floors and carpets, the Dyson upright features a 14-inch cleaning path and edge-cleaning bristles. A foot pedal switches off the brush roll for bare floors, and the nozzle automatically adjusts for various carpet heights. For above-floor cleaning, the vacuum also comes with a cleverly stowed, 17-foot quick-release hose with a reversible extension-wand handle. Onboard accessories include a crevice tool, a dusting brush, an upholstery attachment, and the Animal turbo tool. Designed for lint and stubborn pet hair, the turbo tool features an air-powered brush bar to extract hair from furniture, stairs, pet beds, cars, and other tight spaces.
Made from the same material used in crash helmets, the vacuum is unquestionably durable. Plus, the design only puts 4 pounds of weight on the handle, so pushing and turning is easy. This model comes with a 35-foot power cord and a limited two-year household warranty. It also includes a carpet care kit — a canister of Groom Zorb odor-absorbent carpet cleaning powder and a bottle of Dyzolv spray for spills and stains
List Price: $24.99 Sale Price: $9.99 You Save: $15.00!
Cottony soft and plush, these towels from Martex make bath time a decadent experience. Made from ultra-fine Egyptian cotton and hemmed with lock stitches to prevent unraveling, the towels are remarkable for their style, softness, and durability. Because the designers at Martex have created this towel set in a wide range of shades, you’ll have no trouble finding some to match your décor. The all-cotton fibers produce towels that dry more effectively than those made from poly/cotton blends. In addition, you’ll note that the towels become softer and more absorbent with repeated washings. With this set you will also get the added value of two bonus matching washcloths, making it easy you to update your bathroom décor without blowing your decorating budget.
List Price: $572.00 Sale Price: $359.99 You Save: $212.01!
As cheerful as fresh boughs on your table, this Holiday dinnerware collection from Lenox creates the perfect atmosphere for elegant, festive meals. Crafted from beautiful fine china, each piece in the set features a merry wreath of holly branches with bright red berries, fine brown stems, and leaves in varied green. A 1/4-inch 24-karat gold band on the outer rims of the plates adds a rich shine. The teacups are especially charming in this design, with sprigs of holly on the front and back and gold bands at the rim, foot, and handles. With 20 pieces in all, the set includes four place settings, each with a 10-3/4-inch dinner plate, an 8-1/8-inch salad/dessert plate, a 6-3/8-inch bread and butter plate, a 6-1/8-inch saucer, and a 6-ounce teacup. All pieces are dishwasher-safe and covered by Lenox’s lifetime replacement policy. The Holiday pattern is also available in serveware and accent pieces.
What’s in the Box:
4 place settings. Each place setting consists of: 10-3/4-inch dinner plate; 8-1/8-inch salad plate; 6-3/8-inch bread and butter plate; 6-1/8-inch saucer; 6-ounce teacup. 20 pieces total.
List Price: $573.31 Sale Price: $149.99 You Save: $423.32
Based on a legend of two star-crossed Chinese lovers, the Chelsea Blue Willow dinnerware from Churchill China has comfortable proportions and romantic imagery. Dark blue on white, the pattern features intricate double borders with a combination of geometric detailing for a fabric-like visual texture. The central imagery depicts a Chinese landscape complete with bridges, a river, trees, and houses. Two doves — reincarnations of the fugitive lovers — hover above the scene. Churchill China adds a slight sculptural waviness to the borders of plates and bowls and the bodies of the teacups for light-catching effects.
Designed for groups, this 45-piece collection includes eight place settings, each with a 10-inch dinner plate, an 8-inch salad plate, an 8-3/4-inch rimmed bowl, a 5-1/2-inch saucer, and an 8-ounce teacup. Rounding out the set, the five completer pieces include an oval platter, a vegetable bowl, a creamer, a sugar bowl, and a sugar bowl lid. Chelsea Blue Willow dishes are made from high-fired earthenware and have a chip-resistant glossy glaze over the transfer-printed pattern. Designed to stand up to frequent use, the line is safe in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.
What’s in the Box:
8 place settings, 5 serving pieces. Each place setting consists of: 10-inch dinner plate; 8-inch salad plate; 8-3/4-inch rimmed bowl; 5-1/2-inch saucer; 8-ounce teacup. Service set consists of an oval platter, a vegetable bowl, a creamer, a sugar bowl, and a sugar bowl lid. 45 pieces total.
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Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers [send him mail] was born and raised in the USA and moved to Japan in 1984. He has worked as an independent writer, producer, and personality in the mass media for nearly 30 years.