Self-Refrigerating Ice-cream maker vs NonRefrigerating
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Self-Refrigerating Ice-cream maker vs NonRefrigerating

When choosing an ice-cream machine, there’s an important decision to make: To get a self-refrigerating or freezer bowl (old-style) ice-cream machine. The decision comes down to time and convenience.  Self-refrigerating ice-cream makers like the Whynter and the Breville ice cream maker can get you from start to finish with excellent tasting ice-cream in 40 minutes. “Old-style” or non-refrigerating ice-cream makers...

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Whynter vs Lello Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine
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Whynter vs Lello Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine

The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine (pictured above)   …and The Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker (pictured above). Capabilities of both the Whynter and Lello Ice Cream Maker First, of course they are both refrigerated ice cream makers. This means no need to freeze a bowl for 24 hours, no ice and rock salt, and no need to chill your mixture before starting. Both can make ice cream,...

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Whynter ICM-200LS Ice-cream maker (Review)
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Whynter ICM-200LS Ice-cream maker (Review)

Which is the best ice cream maker? With a standard ice cream maker—even quality ones—you have to plan 24 hours in advance, make room in your freezer, and pre-freeze the mixing bowl. Even if you like to plan ahead, you’re still not able to make more than one batch in a day. I looked at several self-refrigerating ice cream makers and found the one that is truly a cut above the rest. Enter the Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream...

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Juicing vs Blending a Smoothie
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Juicing vs Blending a Smoothie

If you’re going through the effort to blend a smoothie or make a juice, it’s good to know which option produces the best results for your body, and the answer might surprise you. Getting enough greens?  Juice for health.  Green smoothies.  Sneak in the kale, chard, spinach… But which is best?  Juicing or Blending? First off… The Benefits of Juicing Releases the enzymes and nutrients so they are quickly and easily...

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Top Gelato Makers, Be Careful to Compare Bowl Capacity
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Top Gelato Makers, Be Careful to Compare Bowl Capacity

When selecting a gelato maker, one important feature to consider is bowl capacity. One thing you don’t want to run into is not being able to make enough gelato for your party or family. How much capacity do you need in a Gelato Maker? An easy way to figure it out is to consider how many containers of ice cream you would typically buy for an occasion. A container of ice cream is usually 1.5 quarts. Would you buy just one, or...

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Warning: Does your Slow Cooker Contain Heavy Metals?
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Warning: Does your Slow Cooker Contain Heavy Metals?

I was in the market for a new slow-cooker, and while researching the best one to buy, I cam across a number of posts and reviews where people talked about lead in their slow cookers, or companies admitting that their slow cookers had trace amounts of lead in them. I was shocked to learn that most of the slow cookers I researched contained varying levels of lead! Whaaaaaat?! You mean we removed it from paint, but we still allow it to...

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