Coffee maker is a very popular kitchen applianc that all the coffee lovers love to have. Even a non-coffee lover wants to have it for serving guest a perfect cup of coffee. Getting a parfetc coffee maker for your home is not an easy job. It includes your judgement on styles, preferences, price, features etc. Before you start your shopping you should make sure that you know everything and firm on what you want. However, standard drip coffee make is the best seller in the market. But there are other types of coffee makers available in the amrket. Each of them has diffeerent benefits to serve you.

In this article we are going to focus on the benefits of different types of coffee makers. For your consideration, the disadvantages are also included.

 Standard drip coffee maker

  • The regular size of the standard drip coffee makers are 4 to 12 cups. The most populars ahve the capacity of 10-12 cups. Though for a small family 4-6 cups coffee maker is perfect.
  • Its is also available in many sizes and styles.
  • Some of the models are expensive but they are the most economical one.
  • Some models have thermal or glass carafe with them. May of the are designed such that you can drip directly to a travel mug.

Percolator

Electric-Percolator-Coffee-PotsIt was popular time ago. But recently, they ahve found back their way into the modern world.

  • They have limited options in terms of capacity and variety.
  • The coffee brewed is richer than the drip one.
  • If you love to percolate the coffee grounds during a long or short or whatever you want, you should have a glass percolator suitable for stove-top usage. In case, you want for common home usage, buy an electric one.
  • Non- electric stove-top procolators are best for camping purposes.
  • Large procolators can brew more than 12 cups in a single serving and famous for using in social events.

Pod, K- cup or other coffee makers for individual usage

These coffee makers have the capacity of making one cup coffee. The tea or coffee pod, K-cup or capsule are placed in the basket of the coffee maker and the wate is dripped through it from the reservoir.

  • The operation of these types of coffee maker is easy and effortless.
  • You can have various flavour choices.
  • They provide quick and clean serving of special types of coffees, herbal beverages, teas and lattes.
  • Some of the models allow the using of other companies capsules,

French coffee press

french-pressThey are one of the popular coffee makers which have been popular among the buyers for decades.

  • These are not designed for stove-top usage.
  • The water is poured onto the grounded coffee in the Press
  • The coffees are made before the serving.

Moka pot

They are the most popular in Europe and Latin America. It is a small stove pot which was invented by Bialetti.

Espresso and speciality coffee machines

 They are the expensive ones and can make variety of coffees such as they can brew cappucino, espresso or lattes.

  • They hav ethe features of the common coffee makers.
  • Allow you to have special types of coffee even you are at home.
  • A cheap option of having special types of coffee.
  • Some of these types of coffee machine can also brew regular coffees which make it a versatile product.
  • They have various variation in their design.
  • You should consider the folllowing things in case you want to buy this type of coffee makers; size, serving capacity, type of brewings and functions.
  • Many of this types of coffee makers have frothers.

food processorFood processor is one of the most important appliance that you need in your kitchen. It can slice, it can dice, it can chop up onions in a second. This is another multi tasking device which allow you to perfporm a lot of kitchen work within a minute. And thus it reduces your time in kitchen and allow you spare time to spend for yourself. If you do not have a food processor yet and thinking that it is better to do manually, I would suggest please read the following things.

Here I have enlisted 10 ways to use a food processor.

  1. Make the puree of soup and sauces: This is an amazing service provided by a food processor. You can make a wide range of sauces if you have this kitchen appliance. Soup making is also very easy.
  2. Prepare salsas, dips, pestos and spreads: The food processor can chop and dice. It slices so accurately and according to your measurement. So, it can do all the chopping and grinding required in your recipe. Thus, it makes your cooking more easy and less time consuming.
  3. Make your own pasta dough: Making pasta dough with a food processor is so easy. Mix the right proportion of flour, egg and water. Switch on the food processor. It will do all the hard work that you have to do before. You will obviouly get amazed seeing how perfectly it kneads the dough. You just need to knead the finishing work.
  4. Meat grinding: Thisnis the cheapest way to grind your meat. Just chop them into pieces and put them in a refrigerator until the edges of the emat are stiff. Then place these freeze meat into the food processor. Turn on the machine.
  5. Make homemade mayonnaise: Its is uper easy. You can enjoy fresh mayonnaise every time.
  6. Grinding nuts: The chopping accuracy of a food processer is appreciable. So, if you have some nuts to grind, use the food processor. It will cut to the perfection. Compare the finished product with the one done manually. I believe you can see the difference.
  7. homemade peanut butterMaking nut butter: Who does not love peanut butter? Or other nut butter? It is a great complimentory with bread, fries, sandwiches etc. You can make fresh nut butter eveytime. And believe me the fresh thing taste best.
  8. Grinding whole grains to have flour: Among all the other processes, this is the least perfect task that you can do with your food processor. The flour may not wothy of satisfaction. But there are some super quality grain availble in the market. If you use those, you will get amazing result.
  9. Make bread crumbs and cookie crunch: Bread crumbs and cookie crunch are really important ingredients two make some unique ad delicious dish. If you want to have perfect crisp on the outside of your chop or kaba, using bread crumb will be your first choice. Besides, in case you want to make a cheese cake, you need to make a cookie base to jold the cake. You can easy avail these two ingredients if you have food processor.
  10. Shredding cheese: Shreddin large amount of cheese requires very hard work. But with a food processor, this work is so easy.

So, you can see how a food processer can save your time. All the hard labor you were going to do to prepare the food ingredients to cook are now done by this machine. Besides, it cuts with perfection and accuracy. So, why should you not buy a food processor? Ask yourself.

Food ProcessorFood processor is an electric kitchen applaince that can chop, clice, grate or even knead. It reduces you time in preparing food.  All the food processor have the main three components. They are

  1. Working bowl
  2. Blades
  3. Motor

It usually have three buittons; on, off and puls. Many food processors have the scale to measure the weight of the ingredients. So that you can cook your meal with perfection.

A popular and important piece of tool

Food processor has become an important piece of tool of your kitchen. At first, it was manufactured for the the chefs and profeesionals in commercial kitchen to cook more quickly by reducing the preperation time. As the days passed, the life becomes more busy. People started to realize the importance of having a food processor in the kitchen. This way they gained popularity within a short period of time. To meet u the increasing demands, the manufacturers increased the production rate, the prices got low and any medium  earned family can own a food processor.

This imprtant machine saves your kitchen time by helping you at the preperation and also protects your hand from any kind of bruises. It keeps your hand, lower arms and wrists strain free.

Powerful and effective

Food ProcessorMost of the food processer are operated by electricity. Typically power consumed by a food processor ranges between 500-1200 wattage which supplies enough power to slice the toughest food. The motor is placed onto a base and the design is one such that least amount of noise is heard. Further, the motor rotates a metal shart to spin the blades or disc so that they can cut all the ingredients inside the bowl.

Most of the food processor have only two sped options; low and high. Some gitech food processor will aloow you to have the pulse feature. This feature enable you to control the rotation of the rotation of the blades.

Sizes

There are many available sizes of food processors in the market. The bowl sizes ranges from large, medium and small.

  • Small or mini size food processer generally can carry two to five cups of ingredient.
  • A medium or compact carries between five to seven cup
  • A lorge or full sized bowl has the range between seven to fourteen cups.

Most of the bowls have markings on them which indicates the measurement of cups. Some opf the manufacturing company giv ethe customer to have rechangeable bowls.

In case of buying a food processor, medium size is hugely recommended. It may cost a  little but the advantages are enormous.

Attachments

Food processor may implement various attachment to supplement its performance. A feed tube will be very useful to pour the food ingredients into the food processor and a pushing rod to force the food along the tube to the bowl.

Besides various collection of blades is a mujst to amke your food processor more versatile. However, the most common shape of blade is shape., It comes with the processore so you do not need to buy. But there is other type of blades such as blunt blades which in case you may need to buy for having more options. Besides, it will be very helpful to have a plastic spoon. SO that you can stir or seperate dough from the blade when needed.

Advantages of  a food processor

  • Make your own baby food: The biggest advantage of having a food processor is that youc an make food for your baby by your own. It saved money of buying jar foods and as the baby is taking healthy and fresh food, he gets healthy.
  • Pureeing blades help you to make fresh pouree and sauces to cook.
  • You can make meshed foods sucha s meshed potatoes, bananas, squashes etc to feed your baby.
  • Saves you time by doing all the preperations.
  • It dices finely and uniformly that the food requires the same time to cook for every portions.

Rica cooker has enabled us to cook rice mroe easily. No matter which type of rice you use, you will get perfect texture every time, if you cook in a rice cooker. It is economical and compact in size. So it does not take a lot of space to install. You can also carry it with you in a picnic. It is so light in weight.

However, if you want to buy a rice cooker, you need to consider the following matters

  1. size you need
  2. capacity of the rice cooker
  3. features and functions of the rice cooker
  4. your budget

By considering each and every point you will be able to have the best rice cooker for you. This article will guide you to choose the best rice cooker with great features.

Components of a rice cooker

Component of rice cookerIf you have bought rice cooker before or know very well about them, you must have known that all the rice cooker have the same components. Many rice cookers have rice paddle to stir and measuring cup. Some also have removable liner.

Besides, many rice cooker implements temperred glass so that you can check on the rice. The lids of the rice cooker sealed the inner chamber perfectly. So there is no leakage of flavor and moisture and you will have rice cooked perfectly.

Further, if you want to steam the vegetables with the rice cooker, consider buying one which has streaming tray in the design.

Features of a rice cooker

Panasonic SR-DE103 rice  cooker-To learn how to buy a rice cooker, you need to know all the features a rice cooker provided you. So that you can get the best within your price. You can find many rice cookers in the amrket now. As the demand is increasing, the manufacturing company is including more and more features in the design to provide you more cooking options.

Only you have to do is pour the rice and push the button.

Here is a brief discussion on the features of a rice cooker that you need to know before buying.

  1. Size of a rice cooker: You obviously can not cook for 10 people in a 3 cup rice cooker. Is it? that is why you need to select the size first. You have to decide what you are going to cook and the amount of ingredients before choosing a rice cooker.
  2. Settings of a rice cooker: Youc an call a rice cooker best if it is easy to operate and cook perfect rice in every batch.Now-a-days, many rice cookers have the option to cook brown rice, oatmeal, porridge, sushi rice etc. Many includes setting to amke delicous deserts. You can also bake cake along wth rice.
    Further, many rice cookers have now delay timer setting. With this feature you can set up the time when you need to start the cooking. The rice cooker will cook at the exactly same time. Besides, there are lots of beneficiary features that ease your cooking experience. You may have a cooker with LED display panel so that you can see the temperature and the time even if it is dark.
  3. Removable cooking pan: One of the very important thing in case of buying a rice cooker is to select the model with the best cooking pan. Select the one which will provide you a nonstick pan. It will retrain you from trouble at the time of cleaning. Besides, the rice will not stick to the pan. It will be ebtter if you choose the one which is dishwasher safe.
  4. Multi cooking options: MUlti cooking option makes the rice cooker versatile and helps you out in many cases. Itis economicala nd healthy. YIf you do not have lots of money to buy different appliances for different cooking, then a multi cooking rice cooker is a best option for you.

Air fryer is a name of recent technology that has been providing you a a way to maintain nutrition of your food since its invention. It uses heated air to cook food and about 70-80% less oil, in some cases no oil, to cook the food. It will give you the same taste of deep frying. However, air fryer is not for cooking french fries only. It can cook a wide range of ingredients so that you do not miss your nutrition by any chance.air_fryer

Versatility of air fryer

The following two reason proves the versatility of an air fryer.

  1. The air fryer manufacturing companies claim that their products are capable of not only frying but also roasting, baking and grilling.
  2. Whether you want to cook raw food or frozen food, the air fryer does a brilliant job. It can cook any type of food ingredient.

All of these, combinedly, defines the versatility of the air fryer.

Cook frozen food with an air fryer

Air FryerYou can cook frozen stuff which are suitable to cook in the oven, perfectly with an air fryer.

  • You can make french fries, fish sticks, nuggets etc faster with an air fryer than your big size oven. In addition, zero usage of oil will allow you to maintain your diet without compromising the taste. So, if you compare it with th deep fried foods, you will obviously find reasons to have an air fryer.

Further, french fries has become an important part of the American diet. Cooking french fries in a deep fryer means the use of lot of oil and very unhealthy food without any nutritional value. In this case, air fryer does a perfect job. Though it will take more time than the deep fryer, about 12 minutes maximum, it will give you crispy and moist french fries with no oil.

  • Besides, it takes almost 15 minutes to cook fried fish and chips. You just need to shake the food in the halfway to ensure even cooking and more even brown color at the outside surface of the food.

Cook raw meat with an air fryer

You can also cook whole chicken or pork in the air fryer. It will take almost 30 minute to cook a whole chicken at 360 degree farenhite. Besides, you will have crispy skin roasted pork. So do  not be afraid of the type or food quality.

On the oher hand, the Philips brand has marketer a specialy designed grill pan to use inside the fryer. So that you can grill your meat patties, steaks, burgers, fish fillets, lamb chops etc fastly wihout compromising the taste.

 

Cook vegetables with the air fryer

You can also roast or grilled your reqular vegetables in the air fryer. You may use the grill pan in this purpose too. Even the latest technology air fryer, Tefal Aclifry, can cook green vegetables such a way thta you will feel that they are cooked in the stove. This is possible because of the implementation of ceramic bowl with stir paddle into thhe design. The paddle spins slowly and stie the food to cook them evenly.

Bake cakes, muffins etc with the air fryer

The Phillips air fryer also markets an optional accessory, a non-stick baking dish, to bake small items such as custards, muffins, lasagna, quiche, bread or a small cake.  You can also use this dish to cook curries or casseroles. It increases your cooking experience.

Roasting nuts

Another amazing facility that air fryer provides is that you can also roast peanuts, almonds, walnut, in a word, any type of nuts. It will take almost 10 minutes to roast peanuts and almonds and 5-8 minutes in case of walnuts. It is easy and there is no chance to burn the nuts. Besides, it is also faster than the oven.

Wet batter coated food

It is not a good option to cook batter coated food in the air fry as there is a lot of possibilities that the batter will be blown away by the hot air and creates a mess. However, some customization can be done.

First, cook the batter coated food in the pan and then finish it in the hot fryer.

Second, you can have them coated with a thin layer of flour and a tablespoon of oil followed by breadcrumbs and then dirctly into the fryer. It will have nice crunch outside.

By now you may have understood that you can practically cook anything with an air fryer. You can also use your creativity to cook something innovative , delicious and obviously healthy food.