Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

Cuisinart Food Processor Blade Recall

If your Cuisinart Food Processor has a blade with rivets like the one pictured above, the blades are being recalled and replaced. I stumbled across a recall post on DigitalTrends.com and decided to check mine. Sure enough, the one I use regularly and often recommend to readers of this blog is part of the recall. Model sold between July 1996 to December 2015 are subject to this recall. You can check your model and request a replacement blade here: https://recall.cuisinart.com I've had mine for about four years and my parents have had theirs…

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Tampers For The ROK Espresso Maker

Tampers for the ROK Espresso Maker

I had trouble finding this info when I first got the ROK Espresso Maker, so I'm posting this here for others to find. The tamper size you want for the ROK Espresso Maker is 49mm. Why not just use the little plastic one that came in the box? The one that came with the ROK is significantly smaller than the portafilter, so it pushes grounds up the sides when you push down on it. It has no heft, so it is left up to you to push evenly. This leads…

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Faster, Easier, Tastier Homemade Mayo

Faster, Easier, Tastier Homemade Mayo

I used to make mayo at home with the food processor method. I only made mayo for special occasions because this method has a high probability of failure (emulsions are tough!), has more prep and clean-up than I like, and makes fairly large batches for two people. That all changed after I read this post from The Food Lab. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt figured out that a hand blender does a much better job at emulsifying the ingredients and it is much faster and easier to clean up than the food processor. Check…

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How To Take Care Of Your Cutting Boards

How to Take Care of Your Cutting Boards

It is easy to forget about your wooden/bamboo cutting boards, but you need to keep them up if you want them to last. If you don't, they will dry out, crack, and absorb unwanted food smells. Here is what you need to do. Get some food-grade mineral oil. This great 16oz bottle is under $10. Wash your wooden/bamboo cutting boards with a little bit of soap, rinse them with hot water, and stand them up to dry. Apply the mineral oil to the cutting board and rub in with a…

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