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A quality stand mixer is definitely an investment but there is very little that a beast like the KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-head 5-quart Stand Mixer can’t handle, especially with the countless accessories that are offered.
The KitchenAid Artisan features a 10-speed sliding control for everything from low speed blending to high speed whipping. Included attachments are a wire whisk, a dough hook, and a flat paddle.
But the true allure is the various optional accessories that attach to the mixer’s “power hub” including a meat grinder/sausage stuffer; a pasta roller and cutter; a spiralizer; a slicer/shredder; and more. There’s very little that the stand mixer can’t do, just as long as you’re willing to invest in additional attachments (and find somewhere to store them!).
If, however, you are just looking for a mixer, save some serious dough (and cabinet/counter space) by opting for a handheld mixer like the KitchenAid 7-speed hand mixer (pictured below) with beater and whisk attachments.
Published On: 9/25/2018 Last Modified: 4/27/2021
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The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.
If you’re using oven mitts at the grill, it’s time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder’s gloves. They’re heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.
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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The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.