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Try searching for the best plasma TVs today, and you may have found out the hard way that plasma TVs no longer exist. LG and Samsung sold their last PDP sets in 2015 (largely as re-hashed versions of their respective 2014 models), while Panasonic packed up their plasma TV operations in 2014 and left the US TV market entirely only a couple years later. Despite their inherently superior picture quality and surprisingly affordable prices, dwindling consumer interest and falling prices of rival HDTV technologies led to the plasma display panel joining CRTs and DLP/rear projection in the "obsolete" section of the consumer TV market.
January 25, 2023
Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or just love the heavenly aroma of coffee, an espresso machine can be a great addition to your kitchen. The best part? An espresso machine can be used for more than just brewing espresso! You can use it to make cappuccinos, lattes, and other classic Italian drinks.
January 24, 2022
The three main types of coffee grinders are blade, flat plate, and conical. Conical burr grinders are the original type of grinders and use burrs placed at a near vertical orientation which spin at a low speed so there’s no burn taste. These provide the most consistent coarse grounds used in French press or pour over coffee but will also make good medium to fine grinds as well.Next, you have blade grinders which use sharp cutting blades spinning at very high speeds to cut and chop coffee beans to grounds. The least expensive option, they work best for medium type grounds ideal for drip machines and percolators. Because of their operating speed, they can sometimes burn the beans and slightly alter the taste of your coffee. Unless you grind beans very infrequently, we recommend skipping this type of grinder altogether.Lastly, you have flat plate burr grinders which turn slower than blade grinders so there’s less of a chance the coffee will burn. They use horizontal burrs on a flat plate (hence the name) which do a credible grinding job for all coffee grinds, but they excel at finer grinds like espresso and Turkish blends.We've listed the best coffee grinders in 2022 as we’re concentrating on electrically powered grinders because they grind larger quantities of beans faster and easier, especially when you’re making more than one cup of coffee. Every one of these grinders will be easy to take apart and clean which is helpful if a bean gets caught in the mechanism, the blades gum up from very oily or flavored beans, or if a foreign object accidentally gets into the grinder.
December 16, 2022
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  • One of the most attractive parts of going out to watch movies is savoring the delicacies sold at the concession stand. Who doesn’t love that warm bag buttery goodness? But what if we tell you making cinema-style popcorn at home is now possible with a popcorn machine?
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  • Now that flat-screen HDTVs have had a couple of decades worth of refinement and product development, it's fair to say that it's harder to find a bad TV than it is a good one. A modern HDTV pairs excellent picture quality with built-in smart TV streaming features, all at an incredibly affordable price. The most recent trend with HDTVs has been increasingly larger screen sizes; it's now possible to find 55-inch TVs priced similarly to 40-inch models from even a few years ago. Our top HDTV picks display inky black levels, creating a more immersive experience thanks to the well-defined contrast between light and dark areas. These selections also provide excellent color accuracy, recreating an image to make it look lifelike (along with carrying the necessary adjustments to dial in the perfect images with true-to-life colors). Each of the best HDTVs in 2022 can also easily process moving images and maintain clarity with fast-moving programs or movie scenes free of shuddering or skipping, making them well-suited for home theater use. We also evaluated each TV's respective smart TV capabilities for ease of use and functionality. If you're still unsure of which HDTV you should buy, head straight down to our buyer's guide below for more information.
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  • Whether it's a batch of cookies or a big pot of soup, if you love cooking and baking, then there's nothing quite like the satisfaction of whipping up a delicious meal or treat. But in order to make your culinary creations, you need the right tools. And when it comes to mixers, the sheer variety out there can be overwhelming to a newcomer. So, how do you figure out which mixer is right for you?
    December 21, 2022
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  • Even though it’s a meal that’s primarily known for Thanksgiving, turkey can be enjoyed any time of the year. So, whether you’re getting ready for the holiday staple or just curious about how to cook one yourself, we’ve got the steps to teach you how to prepare and cook the turkey at home. You could always use the best turkey fryers, roasting pans, or carving sets - but just the necessary tools and some elbow grease will do the trick.
    July 01, 2021
  • In recent times, many people have adopted a raw food diet to maintain vitamins lost during cooking. Sound drastic? Don’t worry, there are alternatives to this extreme-sounding diet. If you are not quite ready to ditch your kitchen appliances, you may want to consider steaming your meals.
    July 01, 2021
  • Dehydrating is one of the oldest methods humanity came up with to preserve food and it’s also a method chefs use to achieve a particular flavor. Dehydrating can have practical benefits at home as well, so here’s a quick and easy guide to get you started on dehydrating everyday food at home.
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  • When it comes to cooking meat, rice, and other foods, both the pressure cooker and slow cooker are popular appliances to use. However, there are differences between the two, as well as pros and cons for each. Read on to find out which type of cooker is more suitable for your home.
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