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By: Clint Cantwell
If you make a lot of smoothies, sauces, and other blended foods then a high quality blender is in order. Over the years, I have owned several economically priced blender from some of the biggest names in kitchenwares but their lifespan in my kitchen was always short as they broke or the motors burnt out due to inferior parts and a lack of horsepower.
While it is on the pricier side, the professional grade Vitamix 5200 blender (pictured below) is more than up to the task when it comes to blending even the toughest ingredients. Its variable speeds allows you to produce a variety of textures and the durability of its components ensures that it will far outlast cheaper blenders.
If you are looking for something that still packs a lot of power without the high price tag of a Vitamix, the Oster VERSA Pro is a quality blender capable of handling your blending needs.
Published On: 9/25/2018 Last Modified: 4/27/2021
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The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.
The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!
Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It’s hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.
We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
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Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.