Dad’s Breville Espresso Machine

Last month my father purchased a Breville Espresso Machine and although I thought he was throwing his money away at the beginning, now I am considering buying one myself.  He was a barista when he was much younger and knows well what a good coffee taste like.  In his experience both the manual and automatic espresso machines have some good and some not so good sides, but there are always machines that can work miracles.

The Breville Espresso Machine, however, came with a pod, for single and double shots, a tamper, a scoop and a steam cup.  The cute double shot cups are white and perfect for a morning cup.  The important thing to know about it is the fact that the machine can make steam milk or espresso one at the time and needs you to turn the water off yourself.

The espresso made with Breville Espresso Machine has a lot of crema and a wonderful taste.  The coffee maker is easy to clean and comes with the complete package of the utensils you need for its maintenance and the making of the perfect cup of coffee.  The price is not very high and is worth every penny, especially when you get used to its particularities and find the perfect combination for your taste.  During this first month there has been no need for any customer service and the machine works as well as the first day my dad brought it home.

I would recommend it to everyone, who wants to make a good and useful addition to his or her kitchen.  Everybody in my house uses the Breville Espresso Machine to make the espresso according to their particular taste.  My mother says that the machine looks classy and not at all out of place in her professionally designed kitchen.  Its elegant exterior is made from metal and will certainly last longer than any plastic can.  Be aware, however, that the Breville Espresso Machine needs a little time to get used to.  So, if you are a newbie in the coffee making business, have patience and proceed slowly.  I guarantee the result will surprise you.

Breville Barista ExpressIn the shop, I saw more than one version of the Breville espresso machine and customers are offered a lot of wonderful opportunities.  The Breville Barista Express, for example, is very versatile and gives a personal touch to your espressos. It is not very big and requires little space, so even smaller kitchens can accommodate it perfectly. Breville Barista Express is among The Edge’s most-recommended models. It is highly recommended by them.

Finally, what makes my father’s Breville Espresso Machine so wonderful is how it manages to reunite all of the family around it.  When it comes to coffee everybody has a different taste, but this wonderful invention manages to satisfy even the professional baristas, like my father.

Bread – Man vs Machine

Man vs. Machine has been there on the scene for quite a few decades now and I feel that the victories are fairly balanced in both the cases. If we have to accomplish a task with set conditions and fixed parameters again and again with zero allowance for errors, then the machine is our pick. However, if we have to get things done in a way which is near to the human nature or have to make some experiments of already existing things, then nothing can beat a human. Cooking is one such thing. No machine can ever be compared to the zeal, talent, variety and taste perception of a good cook. Though some basic cooking can be done by using the gadgets such as microwave and oven etc, it is still impossible to remove the human intervention in cooking completely.

baking breadOne such thing which has made baking easier and effortless as never before is the Bread Maker. Baking is one of those tasks which require patience, practice, and precision. You just can’t have a bit less or a bit more yeast in the bread dough as it will spoil the taste. If you alter the proportion of water and flour, a poor yield is guaranteed too. Baking involves dough preparation, kneading, leaving, rising, and then finally baking in the oven, cooker, bakery hearth or any other thing. This task got simplified with the advent of the Bread Machines (intelligent ones) as they allowed the humans to have perfectly made, fresh bread, every single day without any effort investment.

bread makerThe bread makers allow us to pour the ingredients such as flour, water, milk, sugar, fruits, yeast etc and switch on the machine. Everything from kneading to baking will be done by the machine and you will get freshly baked bread without having to use your elbow grease. The modern day bread makers come armed with some very fine features such as auto-cutoff, delayed timer, lots of cycles, and ability to even adjust for some measurement errors.

You are able to make quick bread and jams, cakes etc in the bread makers. For the ones who knew only basics of bread making, the bread makers are a boon as these persons can now make different types of bread as well as marmalades etc and even the meat loaves in them. It is easy to make things and the counters remain clean. Cleaning and maintaining a bread machine is very easy and doesn’t require as much effort as required in regular baking. The bread makers have made it possible for every person to enjoy freshly baked bread at home every day without having any experience of the same. If you are thinking that the crust preferences cannot be taken care of in a bread machine, you are mistaken in that too. Some high-end models come with the options to have crusts as per your preferences. You can first check on the best bread machine reviews as they can be of help to you before you make decision on which brand you want to go with.

Well, well, well, for Bread Making, I think that machines are enough and for other things, Humans are always there.

Loving my new Induction Rice Cooker

brown riceI have just finished an amazing bowl of brown rice with chicken gravy and feel sumptuously satisfied in both the belly and taste. And let me tell you that I have never ever tasted better brown rice in my whole life. The credit for this amazing meal goes to me and a little gadget that has been recently added to my kitchen which is my Induction Cooker. I bought it two months before to add healthy food to my diet and taste to my life. Well, I have been a rice lover since my childhood. I love rice so much that every month I plan a dinner outing with my friends to some fancy restaurant which is known for its rice dishes.

It was my brother who prompted me to buy an induction rice cooker which is easy to operate and in my budget as well. He visited my place once and I had ordered food from a restaurant. In between the food and talks, we came to rice and he said that he has an induction rice cooker which allows him to enjoy rice and other things every now and then. He said that he had also included steamed veggies in his diet as it is very easy to steam things in the rice cooker. As I listened to him, I thought if my brother can make rice in the cooker and fend for himself, then I can do it too.

induction rice cookerFinally, I got an induction cooker for my kitchen and have been enjoying rice every now and then without having to go to a fancy restaurant and shelling out a lot of cash. Chef Brazil’s rice cooker buying guide and reviews helped me to get the best bang for the buck. The rice cooker allows me to make a lot of types of rice such as Brown Rice, White Rice, GABA Rice, Mixed Rice and even Rice Porridge. Apart from rice, I can also make soups, steamed meat chunks, soya chunks and veggies in the rice cooker. It is easy to operate and comes with an easy to understand menu settings which mean that I don’t get confused while cooking. The additional features such as keep warm and delayed timer make cooking better and fun. The delayed timer can be used to plan the meals ahead of the time and once the rice is cooked, the keep warm feature will come into action and keep the rice at the warm temperature so as to keep it tasty and warm for hours.

If you have to make something in the morning, then, you can add the ingredients in the rice cooker at night, before sleeping. The rice cooker will start cooking on its own at the set time and by the time you wake up, you will find your food ready.

Having tried all kinds of rice in the rice cooker, now I am going to try the soups and the cakes. So folks! Wish me luck that everything turns out tasty.