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Tools of the Trade

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This fascinating device ensures your food will be cooked to perfection while still maintaining its moisture. And, best of all, you can control it from an app! I never understood the fascination with sous vide until recently. If you're curious about sous vide cooking, please watch my video "Larry Pile - Diving into Your Sous Vide". To get the full sous vide experience, combine the Precision Cooker with the container, rack system and insulated sleeve listed below.

This is such a fun way to cook! The container is the perfect size for items like chicken, steak, tenderloin, etc. The rack keeps the sealed package or zip lock submerged so that every bite of your food is cooked to perfection. And, the sleeve keeps the water insulated to maintain a better temperature. It’s the perfect complement to your sous vide cooking.

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If you've thought about getting an Instant Pot, do it! Not only is it a great way to cook just about anything you want in no time, but it also makes cleaning up a breeze. And, your meals will be as flavorful and delicious as ever. Need a little more encouragement? Check out the video I did with Susan Mecca to learn more about this amazing machine: "Making Friends with Your Instant Pot".

The best feature about this blender is the locking top which allows you to blend hot liquids without fear of the top blowing off! This blender would be ideal for making Kean Songy’s Shrimp and Corn Bisque recipe. The blade system makes quick and complete work of everything and is removable, so there is no fear of cutting your fingers while cleaning the container. And, it comes with two shake/frozen drink canisters. Totally brill!

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What more could you want in a food processor? It will last for years and, if anything should happen to it, KitchenAid will fix or replace the parts. I’ve had my KitchenAid food processor for over ten years and use it frequently (especially to grate cheese - my least favorite thing to do!). While you might consider buying a less expensive version, I don’t recommend it - you’ll end up spending more money in the long run.  

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