If there is one thing we love here at Miss Mamie’s it is cooking. And because we love it so much, we have done our share of stopping for cooking and baking equipment on the internet. After doing it for so many years, we became frustrated with the lack of reliable information out there about what to buy and why. After all, a lot of this stuff can be expensive. So we set out to create some of the most thorough review guides on the internet. We hope you enjoy them!
Copper cookware is not only beautiful to look at, but can also take your cooking to the next level. Unlike heavier metals like cast iron, Cookware with a copper construction is very responsive to changes in temperature giving you much finer control over your cooking. However, when looking to invest in a collection of your own, there are a lot of options and considerations which can become overwhelming pretty quickly. Things like the proper thickness, finish and lining will all have a huge impact on your cooking experience as well as maintenance. Making the wrong decision can turn your cooking nirvana into a real headache which we have seen first hand. That’s why we wrote the ULTIMATE review guide to copper cookware so you can be confident that your investment is in the right place. If you are just looking for a awesome copper frying pan, check out our guide here.
Stainless steel cookware is a lot of things. Not only is it beautiful to look at and have around the kitchen, but it is one of the most durable and long-lasting metals for cookware available. But when looking to buy, there are a lot of different cookware sets on the market so it can be difficult to choose the right one. On top of that, a lot of terms are thrown around like 18/10 metal ration, copper base encapsulated in aluminum, non, non-corrosive coating, etc. Well, luckily for you, we sat down and sorted it all out in our ultimate review guide for 2017! We cover everything from what to look for when buying, characteristics of the best stainless steel cookware sets, advantages and disadvantages of stainless steel in general, as well as maintenance and cleaning. We also review our favorite models so you can take the guesswork out of buying and make sure you get the best bang for your buck.
Non-stick cookware is a huge timesaver in the kitchen. When you know that you aren’t going to have to wrestle against your pan and be left with a ton of burnt pieces stuck to it to have to clean up later, life is just that much easier. As non-stick cookware has become more and more popular, the options and types have increased as well. In our ultimate buying guide, we cover our Top 5 favorites, review them individually , and outline the pros and cons of each. You can also expect to find a detailed outline which addresses the health concerns regarding certain non-stick surfaces, what you can do to avoid and risks, and the advancements made to avoid the issue altogether. If you are in the market for the best non-stick cookware money can buy, our review guide will give you the confidence you’re looking for to know that you’re making the right decision.
The Dutch oven is an essential cooking vessel for braising meats, making delicious stews and roasting vegetables. However, probably the best and most convenient feature of the Dutch oven is that is can move from the stovetop to the oven and back with ease. It’s durable and thick construction allow it to be a multi-tasking workhorse in the kitchen and we don’t know a single chef that doesn’t put theirs to use constantly. Dutch ovens can be made out of a few different materials, but in this review guide we are covering one of our favorites: the enameled cast iron dutch oven. Not only do these stand the test of time, but they have a beautiful shine and come in an array of unique colors that can create the perfect accent for any kitchen style. There are a lot of brands on the market, but there are only a few standouts that make a superior product that will be something that you can actually pass down from generation to generation. Check our our reviews and buying guide to find our more.
Over the last few years the Jura Coffee Machines have taken over the home coffee market with their uncompromising style, size and functionality. The Swiss made Jura Machines are hands down one of the most powerful, customizable and luxurious single-serve coffee and espresso makers on the market today. The Jura focuses on providing the most easy to coffee system with it’s “one-touch” philosophy while still turning out expensive coffee shop quality coffee and specialty drinks. Every part of the Jura’s machinery has been meticulously crafted and could stand on its own as a top of the line coffee accessory. From the precision grinders to the milk frothers that produce dense yet light foam, there really isn’t a thing that the Jura Coffee Machines don’t do well. Over time, Jura has managed to release several different models which can leave consumers a little confused as to the most appropriate machine for their home.
In our 2017 review and comparison guide, we take a look at the top 5 Jura Coffee Machines and break apart where each one stands out so you can decide which feature set fits in your kitchen. We also cover what makes the Jura a worthy investment and what you can expect over the first few years of your purchase.
There aren’t a ton of coffee products that we promote for the simple fact that a lot of them just don’t improve on the basics. Generally speaking, you can get away with using the products you’ve always used and still make great coffee. However, the Ninja Coffee Bar System has changed that for us and we can’t reccomend it enough. These machines really are a complete system in that you can produce many different types of coffee and accomplish many brew style with one machine. Whether you want to make classic drip coffee, a rich cold brew, or fancy lattes, the Ninja Coffee Bar has got you covered and for a fraction of the price if you were to buy each of these units individually.
We have been able to replace many coffee appliances and merge them into one, high-quality, space saving solution that brews great coffee that satisfies everyone from the casual coffee drinker to baristas. There are many different models of the Ninja system so it can be confusing when looking to buy, but our review guide simplifies the top models so you know which one is right for you. Looking to make coffee on the go? Check out our portable coffee review guide here.
In today’s caffeine-filled world, everyone is searching for a quick way to get their fix. Most people stop at the coffee shop in the morning to pay for an over-priced coffee, but why bother making an extra stop when you could just walk into your kitchen and get better tasting espressos, no pants or commute required?
There are a ton of different models on the market and you may be asking yourself how can I possibly compare all the Seaco espresso machines out there and once I’ve made my decision where can I buy them? Well, we have all those answers for you and more, including the best Seaco espresso machine to buy overall, but before we get into all that, let’s take a look at why you might need one in the first place. Read out very thorough review guide to figure out the right model for you.
OXO has gone and done it again. When we were looking to replace our old drip coffee maker, we were super excited to learn than OXO made one that has received the Seal of Approval from The Specialty Coffee Association of America. We have reviewed other OXO coffee makers in the past that have also received this seal (it’s a short list), so we know how hard it is to make it. The Barista Brain is extremely well designed (of course, it’s made by OXO), and has a huge list of great features, many of which we have never seen anywhere before. And these aren’t just gimmicky features either. They truly add value and more importantly help to make a superior cup of coffee.
The Barista Brain Brewing System uses a very special showerhead technology to brew your coffee more like a pour over coffee you that would buy at the local coffee shop. It’s also capable of achieving very precise temperatures and holding them steady while brewing. It’s the little details like these that lead to a perfect extraction of the grounds and produce a cup that is going to satisfy even the biggest coffee snob. Check out our review guide to learn more about the Barista bRain and all of it
The Ninja Blenders are some of the most powerful and thoughtfully designed blenders on the market today. If you need something more powerful than an immersion blender, look no further. It seems that they went ahead and made a model for every possible level of need and price point, which is a good and bad thing. It’s good for consumers because no matter what their budget, you’ll be able to afford one of these amazing blenders. The bad part is that because there are so many models out, it can be a little confusing figuring our what the differences actually are, how they stack up against each other, and what the right pick is for you home.
That’s where our comprehensive Ninja Blender model and comparison review guide for 2017 comes in! In it, we review our top models and cover in detail what makes them great. In addition, we make sense of the Ninja Blenders powerful patented features and blend modes that seal their spot at the top of our list. Waste no time and get one of these blenders today.
The crock-pot is a kitchen staple. No matter where you go, or whose kitchen it is, in an likelihood they are going to have a slow cooker. Mine is beat down, dented up, but still delivering convenient and tasty meals. However, part of me felt that in 2017, the humble crockpot was bound for un upgrade and turns out I was right. Now, it you have read our blog before. you’ll know that we are no stranger to the Ninja Brand. We don’t usually go for infomercial type products, but time and time again Ninja surprises us in the areas of value, versatility, price and performance. The Ninja is unique because with one appliance which sits comfortably on any countertop you could effectively replace your slow cooker, oven and stovetop. We love is because there is so much you can do with it and are really only limited by your imagination. If you thought the crock pot was convenient and versatile. wait until you try the Ninja Cooking System. We promise you your kitchen will never be the same.
One of the first pieces of cookware we tell people to buy after they have procured the basics is the humble wok. Most people don’t realize that the wok is not only for stir-frying, but is capable of braising meat, searing, deep frying and sautéing as well. It’s a very versatile piece of cookware and can be used to cook any number of delicious dishes. But, like so much of the cookware we review, there are seemingly endless options when you start looking at buying. Woks are made from a variety of metals like carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, etc., all with advantages and disadvantages associated with them. Not to mention the shapes like round or flat-bottom, or the handle types like single or double. And we haven’t even gotten into the different kind of construction. Luckily for our readers, we have done all the research and testing needed to make sense of all the option, and help you guys discover what’s going to be the right pick for you, and your kitchen. If you are looking for the best wok your for money, look no further because we review our Top 5 and present out ultimate buying guide which outlines the details of every feature you could possibly want to know about!
Making the decision to an espresso machine requires a lot of research. Hopefully, if you already know what kind of espressos you like it will be easier to look at the features detailed above and pick the best fit for you. The DeLonghi espresso machine reviews we did gives you a lot of information on each of these five products, hopefully enough information that you have decided which of the espresso machines you will be making room for on your kitchen counter.
Thanks to these espresso machines small, compact designs you won’t even have to clear off that much room for them. They will sit proudly on kitchen counter, ready to be used every morning, looking gorgeous, for a good number of years.
Let’s face it: in 2017, juicing is all the rage. It seems like no matter where you go or who you talk to, the health benefits of juicing are everywhere you look. Sure, running to the store for your juice fix is convenient, but the downside is that it’s also expensive and at times very wasteful. Well, we are here to bring you the good news. Juicing can be done at home for half the cost and with just as high of quality.
Omega is a brand that has been in the juicing game for a long time, and the quality of the juicer is amazing. If you have been in the market for a juicer, but don’t know which brand is going to give you the best glass of nutrient dense goodness, look no further. Check out our Omega juicer review guide and find out the best model for your need!
Whenever we tell our readers how much we love the Vitamix, we get a lot of the same questions over and over again. Is it worth it? Do you really need to spend that much? Isn’t the Vitamix just a glorified blender? Well, after testing almost every model there is, we can safely say that the answer is yes to all of the above. The Vitamix is in a class all it’s own, and the blend it produces is superior to that of a normal blender–and not by a small margin, either.
What you will also quickly learn about the Vitamix is just how versatile it is. From perfectly blends, to nut butters, to smoothies and everything in between, this blender will make you life in the kitchen a whole lot easier. When shopping for a Vitamix, most people are quickly overwhelmed because, like with so many appliances, there are a ton of different models and different price points and the differences between them aren’t always immediately obvious. So in our review guide, not only do we break down and review our Top 5 models, but we also cover some common questions that we get about these great blenders, and also tips for blender shopping in general.
If something in the kitchen goes out on me, before I buy a new one, I always check to see if OXO Good Grips makes a version of it first before going anywhere else. OXO Good Grips is a company that is deeply vested in thoughtful, ergonomic design of upgraded kitchen standards and innovations alike. They take what’s old and make it new, and create products for problems you weren’t even sure you had. Best of all, they are always high quality and last forever with daily use. Since it’s founding in 1990, OXO has produced over 1,000 products in all areas of the home, but on our OXO Kitchen guide, we focus on, well, the kitchen.
We go through out Top 10 favorite products that OXO makes for the kitchen, and detail what we love about them, and what you need to know before buying. Not surprisingly, OXO has most areas of the kitchen covered and makes great cookware and bakeware, cooking tools and essentials, coffee brewers and accessories, and modular organizational containers that will without a doubt save you a ton of space in your pantry or cabinets.
Let’s face it: cupcakes are amazing and you and everyone you know loves them. And in 2017, cupcakes are hotter than ever. Every cooking show, dessert cookbook and blog is talking about the best cupcake recipe and design. But with this growth has come one not so welcome consequence which is the cost. Going to the local bakery you can easily spend $5-7 per cupcake! That’s why we prefer to make them right from home. With these amazing cupcake makers featured in our review guide, we can make mini cupcakes at home that are just as tasty and for a fraction of the cost, effort and time. It really is a no brainer and a total win win.
When making your own cupcakes at home, you are only limited by your creativity. The possible flavor creations you can create are endless, and the decorating is a fun project for the whole family or a group of friends to enjoy. Take a look at our Best Of list to find out which is the absolutely best mini cupcake maker for your money.
Making donuts at home with a donut maker is not only extremely convenient but also a tasty and health alternative to deep fried donuts from the corner donut shop. These donut making machines are incredibly easy to use and don’t take up a ton of space making them a fun way to be creative in the kitchen while satisfying your sweet tooth in a matter of minutes. Many of the donut makers that made the top 7 list also double as brownie and cupcake makers so the possibilities really go on and on. Because each batch of delicious mini donuts bakes off in just a few minutes, these baking machines open up the door for experimentation and fun in the kitchen. Check out our best of review guide to see which donuts machines made the list!