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Bread Dough: Food Processor vs. Stand Mixer

I've used both machines for making bread dough. The food processor is incredibly fast; but the time you save is used up by the chore of cleaning the processor & blade. Both machines work well and I think it's just a matter of personal preference.

Nov 21, 2014
DrMike in Home Cooking

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor: Custom vs Elite

I think the 14 c. Custom is the new replacement for my DLC-7 Super Pro which has served me faithfully for more than 20 years. The Elite is a fancier machine; but I don't think it's worth the extra money. If you can find a DLC-7 with discs in good condition on eBay for less than $100, grab it.

Nov 20, 2014
DrMike in Cookware

Technivorm, Zojirushi, or Capresso coffee maker?

Check out the Kitchenaid professional burr grinder. I've been using one for the past 3 years and love it. It's not as expensive as the Technivorm and works beautifully.

Aug 01, 2011
DrMike in Cookware

Technivorm, Zojirushi, or Capresso coffee maker?

The Technovorm Moccamaster is the best coffee maker on the market. If you enjoy good coffee you will not regret the expense. The thermal pot is a better choice and will keep the coffee very hot if you preheat it before brewing. I boil 2 cups of water in the microwave and pour it into the carafe just before brewing my coffee. Works great every time.

Aug 01, 2011
DrMike in Cookware

Waffle Iron Recommendation

The VillaWare waffle iron got an excellent review and sells for under $50.

Mar 05, 2010
DrMike in Cookware

Classic waffle maker?

I just bought an All-Clad waffle maker at Williams-Sonoma. It's easy to use and makes perfect classic waffles. It's on sale at $129.95 and you get a $30 gift card back.

Mar 05, 2010
DrMike in Cookware

hummus

Thanks vday! I have to make an appetizer for a potluck supper and hummus will be a great choice. I have the dried chick peas but don't want to make a trip to the store
to buy tahini.

Jul 13, 2009
DrMike in Home Cooking

hummus

Can you make hummus without using tahini? I remember seeing a couple of recipes
that called for peanut butter or olive oil instead of the traditional tahini.

Jul 13, 2009
DrMike in Home Cooking