ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The kitchen is sometimes seen as the heart of the home. This is where the family comes together for meal time, especially during the holidays. 10rate.com editor Brittany Rowland knows what kind of impact having the right kitchen appliances has on meals prepared in the kitchen. She looked at some of the lesser kitchen essentials like crock pots, bread makers, and toaster ovens to see which were best for the job. Criteria she used to judge the appliances included size of the unit, ease of use, value for price paid, durability, style, extras included, and more. She assigned a rating for each product and awarded editor's choice awards for Best Quality, Value, and Budget.
Brittany rated crock pots first. These slow cooking appliances are key to so many soups and stews that are excellent cold weather dishes. Her Crock Pot Reviews list names the Crock Pot SCCPVL610 as the second best, but it received the Best Quality award and a rating of 9 out of 10. "This programmable crockpot takes all the worry out of preparing meals. Its controls allow you to set the cook time from 30 minutes to 20 hours," she said in her review of the product.
Homemade bread has a special quality about that can't be found when it comes to store bought. The Zojirushi BB-CEC20 tops Brittany's Bread Maker Reviews list with a rating of 9.5 out of 10. This model tops the list thanks to the 2 pound capacity, the Keep Warm feature, and the user-friendly controls. She looked further into the appliances and award the Panasonic SD-YD250 a Best Value award along with a 9.5 rating on her Top Bread Machines page. This one "provides several customizable options for bread-making, including different loaf sizes and shades. While it gives you a lot of choices, the design still makes it simple to program what you want," she said.
Toaster ovens were last on her list of appliances to review. A toaster oven takes the functionality of a conventional toaster a bit further. These are perfect for heating and baking smaller dishes. The Breville BOV800XL was her top choice in two different occasions: the Toaster Oven Comparison list and the Best Convection Toaster Oven page. She chose it twice because, "The large dial controls and LCD screen make setting the oven quick and intuitively simple. The overall design is incredibly convenient, with the interior racks automatically sliding out halfway when you open the oven door. The heat control is very precise, ensuring that foods are baked, toasted, or broiled evenly."
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