What I Love About Panasonic SD-YD250 Bread Machine

Panasonic SD-YD250Ever thought of purchasing a bread machine, but did not know which one to choose? Then look no further as the Panasonic SD-YD250 Bread Machine might just be the right choice for you. Panasonic SD-YD250 is an automated bread machine and gives you the option to customize your bread according to your own desires and specifications. It has a pre-selection of programs which can be accessed with touch of a button. Thanks to Panasonic SD-YD250, homemade bread has never been easier!

This bread machine was invented for larger families. Although all bread machines have some features in common, the Panasonic SD-YD250 comes with some unique features that no other bread maker offers you.

bread sizesThis machine can make bread in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. It not only comes with a rapid cycle function in order to deliver you freshly cooked bread in two hours, but it also has a 13-hour delay program, which can be used to tell your bread machine when to start cooking.

Designed for people who don’t like to bother with too many setting, the Panasonic SD-YD250 machine doesn’t have complicated settings as you get to see on other break maker machines available in the market. It works well for a beginner, a home cook, and a pro.

panasonic crust settingsUsing this machine, you can make whole wheat, multi grain, pizza dough, and cake. With all its simplicity, the Panasonic SD-YD250 has 3 crust settings: light, medium, and dark. If you want you can add fruits and nuts to the bread maker during the kneading process and it has a beeper that tells you when to do that, avoiding the fruits and nuts to be crushed during the kneading process.

The machine has a very unique feature: a yeast dispenser. Your only job is to fill this yeast dispenser that is located on the lid of the machine and at the right moment the machine will release the yeast into the dough. This important ingredient turns your bread from good to great when released at the right time into the dough.

Unlike all the others machines, the Panasonic SD-YD250 does not have a viewing window, but looking at the excellent crust, good rising, and even color options that is guaranteed by the manufacturer, I mostly ignore this fact.

I bought it as a present to myself a few years ago. The satisfaction that I continue to get from this bread machine makes me recommend it to anyone looking for a bread maker. In the end, once you taste the bread, you will not be disappointed by purchasing one. Check out more of the best bread machines at Eco-Chef.

Just Bought Omega 8006 Juicer

green juiceThe best way of introducing nutrient rich fruits and vegetables to my family has been through juicing regularly. Generally, most juices are rich in nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients that are essential for the body. Juicing is one of the best practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Juices even help in weight management and achieve our weight loss goals by making us feel fuller without actually eating. They act as energy boosters and make us feel refreshed on a hot day. Juices are one of the best ways to entertain kids in a fun loving manner with colorful, yummy delicacies that they love to drink.

omega 8006 juicerI recently purchased Omega 8006 juicer and am quite impressed with the product. The juicer is available for $300. The first look and feel of the product is enthralling. The packaging is quite welcoming and the juicer seems to be one of the best juicers in the market.

Along with providing the best nutritional value to my family, this juice extracted from the Omega 8006 juicer seems to lower the effect of blood sugar, aids in weight loss, and also minimizes the risk of heart disease and some types of cancers.

The powerful motor of the juicer thoroughly crushes the fiber in fruits and vegetables to completely extract the vitamins, enzymes, and other minerals. The juicer performs well and offers maximum efficiency with its dual-stage system, and rotates at 80 RPM. The juice does not foam or clog. There is no heat build-up in the juicer, thus the juice produced lasts longer due to lower oxidation levels. Also, the juicer is quite noise proof, hardly negligible noise.

The yield of the juice is high since the pulp that ejects out is quite dry. The automatic pulp-ejection allows for the juicer to perform the juicing process continuously. The parts of the juicer are quite easy to assemble, operate, and clean as well. The Omega 8006 juicer is often referred to as ‘nutrition system’, as they are capable of turning nuts into butter, grinding coffee and other spices, mincing herbs, extruding pasta. This juicer can easily whip up a glass of soya milk in a matter of few seconds. You can store the juice for about 72 hours with any quality compromise.

One of the uniqueness of the Omega 8006 juicer is that it can extract high quality juice from wheatgrass as well. While most other juicers are not capable of juicing wheatgrass, the Omega 8006 juicer can perform a lot of other functions other than just juicing.

This UL approved juice extractor measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches. The product has a warranty period of 15 years.

The salient features of the product are that the juicer has a chrome finish and looks quite stylish in my kitchen. The gear reduction in the motor is equivalent of a 2 HP Motor. It weighs about 20 lbs and runs on 150 watts. The juicer is a must for all those who love a silent operating, highly durable product.

The only disadvantage of this juicer is that vegetables and fruits need to be cut and chopped into smaller pieces before juicing. If this is a messy thing to do, then this juicer is definitely not for the one for you. Also, the collecting bin is not large enough to contain two large glasses of juice. So you need to empty the bin to keep the juicing process going. However, when compared to the other juicers that I have used over two decades, the Omega 8006 juicer consumes extra time, and requires a little more storage space. You can read detailed Omega 8006 review here.

Why I prefer Blending over Juicing?

juicing vs blendingJuicing and blending are both great ways to include a lot of vegetables in our diet, but I prefer blending over juicing. Here are the reasons why:

  • It allows you to blend more than just vegetables, as you can add milk, fruits, and any other supplement you are fond of (whether that is ice, nuts, different oils, or anything along the line)
  • Blending produces more fiber in the end-product which makes you feel filled-up quicker when compared to juices from juicers.
  • Low cost of purchasing a blender is another benefit to look upon.

Preferred by kids as smoothies win over veggie drinks almost every time for them.

Gift for my mom – Espresso Maker

When, this Christmas, I looked for the perfect gift for my beloved mother, I did a lot of market research and decided that for a coffee addict like her, there is nothing better gift than an espresso machine. However, before spending any money on my idea I did a careful examination of what the market has to offer, so that I could make an educated choice. As you all know, there are too many coffee makers on the market and it might be confusing to choose the right one.

gift for my mom

So, first of all I asked myself what functions I want the espresso machine to have, how much I am willing to pay for it and from where to purchase it. Lucky for me, the market is full of different variations, which allow users to make from a single coffee cup in the mornings to almost 20 cups for the office. My mother lives alone, but she often entertains guests, so it will be great if her new espresso machine can be programmed according to her needs at every single moment.

The traditional espresso machines (manual, automatic or super automatic) provide a quality espresso, cappuccino or latte with a lot of foam. The options here vary, as I could choose between the machine that can be operated with just the press of a button and those that require more work, but make unique cups of coffee. Personally, I like to wake up to the delicious smell of fresh coffee, so I was looking for espresso machines that can be easily programmed. Another important factor was the maintenance and cleaning. I prefer the stainless steel espresso machines, which are easy to clean and not so easy to break as the plastic ones. Some of the best models on the market are made from both stainless steel and plastic and require very little maintenance.

My mother’s kitchen is not a very big one, so I needed to consider also the size of the espresso machine I was buying. Thankfully, there are wonderful articles, stylish and sleek, which go with every kitchen and take very little space. The best espresso machines make the coffee in less than one minute with very little effort from your part.

The modern espresso machines are smaller and in many cases cheaper than the rest of the coffee makers. They work with pods or beans, according to your own preference, but almost always deliver good coffee. Some of the models allow you to control the quantity of water you use, so that your cup of coffee would be as strong as you need it to be. However, the best espresso machine for home cost up to $1000 and can damage your budget. Luckily, there are a lot more affordable articles, which also give great results and are easy to maintain clean.