Many people can’t live without their first cup of coffee to get them going in the morning. Therefore, if you’re interested in buying a coffee maker then you will want to look out for:
- Thermal carafe to keep the beverage warm and drinkable for hours later
- A pause-and-pour feature so you can grab a cup before the brewing cycle has finished
- The amount of time it takes the brewing cycle is very important to some people, particularly if you don’t have much time in the morning to get ready for work
- An automatic timer is inevitable if you want to wake up to the smell of coffee in the morning and don’t want to hang around waiting
A good drip coffee machine is the Cuisinart CHW-12. If you’re looking for an espresso machine, then check out the Breville BES860XL, although be warned that it is quite expensive. If you’re in the market for a combo machine, then have a look at the Bonavita BV1800.
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. Many people, once they’ve tried homemade bread, never go back to store bought bread, and for good reason to!
You’re going to want to look out for:
- Capacity â€“ How many loaves do you want to bake in one go?
- Power â€“ The power will dictate the speed at which the bread kneads, doughs and bakes at.
- Programs – Many people like to make more than just white or wholewheat bread. If you’re one of these people, then have a careful look at the number of programs and settings which have been built into the unit.
Anything made by Zoijrushi, such as the Zojirushi BB-PAC20andÂ Zojirushi BB-CEC20, is usually an excellent choice. Cuisinart also make very good bread machines; take the Cuisinart CBK-200, for example. Panasonic also shouldn’t be overlooked – Panasonic SD-YD250 and the Panasonic SD-RD250.
There are 2 main types of juicers on the market: centrifugal juicers, such as theÂ Breville JE98XL, and Twin gear masticating juicers, such as the Breville 800CPXL. As you can see Breville are the go to brand for juicers; they also seem to dominate the market when it comes to ovens and toasters, such as the Breville BOV650XL and Breville BOV800XL.
- Centrifugal juicers â€“ These juicers are the most common and are tend to be the cheapest of the three. While they do a very good job when it comes to most fruits and vegetables, if you want to juice leafy greens and whetgrass then you will want to look elsewhere.
- Upright Masticating Juicers â€“ This type of juicer is able to extract the maximum amount of nutrients and vitamins possible from fruit and veg. However, they tend to be quite slow in operation, particularly as the feeding chutes are usually on the small side
- Twin Gear Masticating Juicers â€“ These juicers are undoubtedly the most efficient juicers available on the market and are often used by professionals. While they juice wheatgrass, are quite quiet in operation, can be used for other food types, and generally deliver the best juice quality, they tend to be quite expensive and are quite slow.
There are several things to take into account if you’re looking to purchase a microwave.
- Is there an automatic cooking and defrosting feature?
- Is there a sensor cooking feature (the microwave automatically senses mositure in the food and then adjusts the power levels and timing to cook the food accordingly)?
- Is there a turbo reheat feature?
- Is there a child lock?
- Are any accessories included?
- Is there a drop-dwon door to make putting in and taking out food an simple process?