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Should I Go Pro?

Should I Go Pro?

Upgrading to professional-style small kitchen appliances can take your meals to the next level, whether you’ve just taken an interest in cooking or you can already flambé, braise, broil, cure and clarify with the best of them. Are your tools up to the task? Below, find our guide to help you determine whether it’s worth trading up for a Hamilton Beach Professional appliance.

Cook Like a Pro: 7 Techniques Every Home Chef Should Master

Cook Like a Pro: 7 Techniques Every Home Chef Should Master

Sure, you can bake, sauté and scramble an egg or two. But do you know the difference between mixing and emulsifying? Or boiling and blanching? Get familiar with these advanced cooking techniques, and consider yourself Top Chef material.

Cook Like a Pro: 13 Recipes Every Home Chef Needs in Their Back Pocket

Cook Like a Pro: 13 Recipes Every Home Chef Needs in Their Back Pocket

Want to achieve professional cooking results at home? We’ve rounded up thirteen recipes that will impress your friends and family, but are easily achievable for anyone who has an interest in experimenting with advanced cooking techniques and a wide array of ingredients. 

6 Slow Cooker Pantry Staple Recipes for Hunkering Down at Home with Kids

6 Slow Cooker Pantry Staple Recipes for Hunkering Down at Home with Kids

Whether you’re trying to work remote or juggling keeping the kids busy while preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and working remote), there's one thing you can count on - your trusty slow cooker.

How to Slow Cook for Your Picky Eater

How to Slow Cook for Your Picky Eater

If you are struggling with a picky eater at your dinner table, it can be a challenge to provide nutritious meals. With some simple tricks, your slow cooker can help you make healthy meals for even the pickiest palate... 

How to Slow Cook for One or Two

How to Slow Cook for One or Two

Slow cooking is an easy and affordable way to cook but if you are cooking for one or two, the vast quantities of food a large slow cooker can provide may seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are simple ways to make smaller portions or divide recipes so that you can still benefit from the ease of slow cooking...

Frozen to Fabulous: Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Frozen to Fabulous: Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Let's face it – the morning routine typically involves a lot of hustling and bustling to get out the door, which means breakfast is either a regrettable choice or doesn’t happen at all. But these make-ahead breakfast sandwiches will change your life…or at least your morning routine...

Meal Madness: Slow Cookers vs. Rice Cookers

Meal Madness: Slow Cookers vs. Rice Cookers

The rice cooker and slow cooker may share the same “set it and forget it” ease that makes them a favorite for home cooks, but these two small appliances have some very distinct differences. The most important being the type of heat each creates, which effects how they’re used and the types of food that can be cooked in them...

14 Ways to Use a Food Processor (For More Than Chopping Vegetables)

14 Ways to Use a Food Processor (For More Than Chopping Vegetables)

When it comes to a multifunctional kitchen appliance, the food processor reigns supreme.  Its ability to make very quick work out of so many food prep steps...

Top 10 Coffee Tips

Top 10 Coffee Tips

Coffee. It’s the drink that wakes us up, gets us through long meetings and makes a piece of pie complete. Every great cup begins with some basic brewing techniques. Get tips from the experts to brew a great cup, every time. 

10 Reasons To Clean Your Coffee Maker

10 Reasons To Clean Your Coffee Maker

Whether you’re buying coffee direct from a local roaster or buying a can of store bought coffee, it just tastes better if you’re brewing from a clean coffee maker...

How To Clean Your Coffee Maker

How To Clean Your Coffee Maker

Drink Mixers: Milkshakes, Malts and More

Drink Mixers: Milkshakes, Malts and More

We’ve been mixing things up at Hamilton Beach for over 100 years! In 1911, our original drink mixer created quite the sensation making malts for eager customers in drugstore fountains across America. Throughout the early twentieth century, our drink mixers were busy...

The Steamy Side of Rice Cookers

The Steamy Side of Rice Cookers

It may be called a rice cooker, but it's really a kitchen must-have with multiple functions that stretch far beyond grains.  Depending on the model you buy, your rice cooker could do everything from cooking a simple rice dish to making a hot, hearty breakfast of steel cut oats or cooking a tortilla soup for dinner. But even with the most basic rice cooker models, there’s an often overlooked steamy side that will keep this small appliance in regular rotation.

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Tips for Slow Cooking in the New Year

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: Tips for Slow Cooking in the New Year

With every new year comes a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. If you are one of the countless people aiming to make this year healthy, wealthy or wise, why not include a slow cooker as part of your plan? 

More than fried foods:  How to roast and bake in the air fryer

More than fried foods: How to roast and bake in the air fryer

With every new year comes a flurry of New Year’s resolutions. If you are one of the countless people aiming to make this year healthy, wealthy or wise, why not include a slow cooker as part of your plan? 

Juicing vs. Blending

Juicing vs. Blending

Figuring out whether a juicer or a blender would best suit your lifestyle (and kitchen) doesn’t have to be so confusing. Juicers and blenders are both great ways to add more nutrition to your diet, but there are some key differences...

5 Reasons Why You Need a BrewStation® Coffee Maker

5 Reasons Why You Need a BrewStation® Coffee Maker

For many, making coffee in the morning is as much a part of your day as breathing and sleeping. The BrewStation® is one of Hamilton Beach’s most innovative coffee makers, most notable for featuring an internal reservoir which holds the brewed coffee instead of a traditional glass carafe...

How to Pick the Best Coffee Maker

How to Pick the Best Coffee Maker

Drinking the best home-brewed coffee starts with choosing the right coffee maker. We’ve rounded up our top tips to guide you through the process and help you decide which kind of brewer will meet your needs...

Keep it Fresh: How to Store Coffee

Keep it Fresh: How to Store Coffee

Brew the Best: 5 Basics to Making the Best Coffee

Brew the Best: 5 Basics to Making the Best Coffee

How to Use a Drink Mixer: 5 Ways to Mix It Up

How to Use a Drink Mixer: 5 Ways to Mix It Up

Whether you’ve had a drink mixer in your family for decades, or are considering buying the latest Pro model, there are several ways to put that mixer to good use. From protein shakes to breakfast batter to milkshakes (of course!) here are some of our favorite – and fun – ways to use your Drink Mixer.

How To Create the Ultimate Breakfast Bar

How To Create the Ultimate Breakfast Bar

You’ve pulled out the extra linens, cleaned the house from top to bottom and even made your kids bunk up together – all so your guests can have a great overnight stay. But what about breakfast in the morning? Leave it to your visitors, while still being hospitable...

Teach Your Teen to Cook: Easy Toaster Oven Tips

Teach Your Teen to Cook: Easy Toaster Oven Tips

Cooking can be intimidating for teens, but there will inevitably come a time in adulthood when it becomes a necessary skill. Rather than sending your teenager off to a world of radiator quesadillas and canned soup, teach them everything they need to know to create nutritious and delicious meals on their own.

Why a FlexBrew® Coffee Maker Is Right for You

Why a FlexBrew® Coffee Maker Is Right for You

If you ask two coffee drinkers to describe their perfect cup, chances are they’d give you two entirely different answers. So when there’s only one coffee machine at home and differing preferences in taste, you need a coffee maker that can make a custom cup, like those in the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew® family of coffee makers...

Professional Blenders: Top 5 Reasons to Go Pro

Professional Blenders: Top 5 Reasons to Go Pro

It's no wonder that professional-grade blenders have become a staple in the home kitchen. These workhorses are packed with power and durability, so you can juice whole fruits and vegetables, puree hot soups, emulsify dressings and grind spreads...

Top 5 Golden Rules of Easy Deep Frying

Top 5 Golden Rules of Easy Deep Frying

There's a reason deep frying is such a popular cooking method. It’s the best way to get food crispy and delicious on the outside, while still tender and juicy on the inside. Never mind the fact you can deep fry almost anything, from buttermilk chicken to dill pickles to candy bars...

Spiralizer Basics + Foods You Can Spiralize

Spiralizer Basics + Foods You Can Spiralize

Spiralizing is simpler than it may sound. It’s turning firm vegetables and fruits into long strands that look like noodles using a specific tool – the spiralizer. From restaurant chefs to parents of picky eaters, spiralizing has become a popular method of adding fresh vegetables and fruits into a variety of dishes in a fun way...

Bread Making 101

Bread Making 101

No baking experience is necessary to use a bread maker, and most breads consist of just five main ingredients: liquid, flour, salt, yeast, and sweetener...

The Total Turkey Guide: Top 10 Tips For a Flawless Holiday Meal

The Total Turkey Guide: Top 10 Tips For a Flawless Holiday Meal

Not all great cooks need a recipe, but they all need a list. From groceries to a prep list to an oven schedule, write it all down. You’ll never wake up wondering what needs to be done and when. Keep a list and have a plan for a flawless Thanksgiving...

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