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Need to truss a chicken? Find an easy holiday DIY? Clean your coffee maker?

Find the how-to’s to these questions and more in our guides from the experts in the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen.

5 ways to keep your kitchen cool this summer

5 ways to keep your kitchen cool this summer

When outdoor temperatures are high, cooking over a hot stove or firing up the oven can be the last thing you want to do. From slow cooker meals to blender drinks, try these five tips to keep you (and your kitchen) cool this summer.

Congrats Grad: Homemade Graduation Banner

Congrats Grad: Homemade Graduation Banner

A DIY graduation banner is an easy way to add a customized touch to a special graduation day.

“And the Oscar Goes To….” – Perfect Popcorn Pairings for the Big Night

“And the Oscar Goes To….” – Perfect Popcorn Pairings for the Big Night

We’ve got just what you need to enjoy a cozy night at home with the best films of the year. All you need is some freshly popped popcorn and some pantry seasonings.

4 brunch board ideas your family will love

4 brunch board ideas your family will love

Next time you're looking for a fun way to enjoy weekend brunch at home, try one our brunch board ideas. Your family is sure to ask for seconds!

Juicing Do’s and Don’ts

Juicing Do’s and Don’ts

It’s no wonder juicing is so popular—making your own fresh juice at home is a simple way to dramatically increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.

Frozen to Fabulous:  Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches

Frozen to Fabulous: Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches

These make-ahead breakfast sandwiches will change your life (or at least your morning routine). If you take a little time on the weekend to prep a few (maybe after the kids go to bed), you'll be able to have a hot and toasty breakfast in just a couple minutes.

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

The newness of the New Year fades fast as you get back into the swing of things, and those resolutions that seemed easy to make, get really hard to keep. Make this year different by getting the right tools to put your plan into action... 

How to Prepare and Store Winter Vegetables

How to Prepare and Store Winter Vegetables

While spring and summer are peak season for fruits and vegetables, there’s plenty of winter produce in season as the weather turns cold...

Blend with Confidence

Blend with Confidence

Infinite possibilities. That’s the beauty of the blender. And for busy lifestyles, time saved on preparing drinks and food is time gained on everything else. 

Air Fry with Confidence

Air Fry with Confidence

Need more golden fries and onion rings in your life? And want to eat healthier? Air frying appliances deliver everything you love about deep-fried food using little to no oil.

Multi-cook with Confidence

Multi-cook with Confidence

Busy days can make cooking a challenge. Our versatile cookers work with your schedule. Need an all-in-one appliance with lots of functions?

Brew with Confidence

Brew with Confidence

Making coffee is simple, yet there’s an art and science to getting it just right. Different roasts, different grinds, optimal water temperatures. That’s a lot to manage, especially when you haven’t had your caffeine. But we can help. 

Should You Use an Air Fryer? Here’s How to Get Started

Should You Use an Air Fryer? Here’s How to Get Started

Air frying is a unique cooking process that boasts the crispy results of a deep fryer, the efficiency of a toaster oven, and the powerful air circulation of a convection oven. It’s arguably the best of convenience and technology from multiple countertop appliances, all rolled into one.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Air Frying

The Do’s and Don’ts of Air Frying

Air frying is a unique cooking process that boasts the crispy results of a deep fryer, the efficiency of a toaster oven, and the powerful air circulation of a convection oven. It’s arguably the best of convenience and technology from multiple countertop appliances, all rolled into one.

7 Foods You Never Thought To Make In An Air Fryer

7 Foods You Never Thought To Make In An Air Fryer

The same air fryer cooking technology that gives foods their crispy-crunchy air-fried texture benefits almost everything it touches, from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 7 recipes that show there are practically no limits when it comes to cooking with air. 

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

No, you don’t need to eat mozzarella sticks and onion rings every night for the air fryer to earn its keep on your countertops. Even though the air fryer is lauded for its ability to create the crispy, crunchy texture of deep-fried food with little to no oil, the perks don’t end there.

Pressure cooking 101

Pressure cooking 101

Pressure cookers are all the rage now, and they’re not even close to the ones your parents or grandparents used to use. Thanks to digital controls, built-in safety features and their sheer convenience, pressure cookers have been making their way back into kitchens at a rapid pace.

Slow cooking vs. pressure cooking: which is right for you?

Slow cooking vs. pressure cooking: which is right for you?

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just learning how to cook, it’s easier than ever to achieve low-fuss, high-quality meals thanks to two kitchen appliances: the slow cooker and the pressure cooker.

Help Me Choose: Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers and Multi Cookers

Help Me Choose: Slow Cookers, Pressure Cookers and Multi Cookers

Appliances in general are made to make life easier, but these days, just picking one out is starting to be a challenge of its own. As technology evolves, you may find yourself wondering why exactly you’re seeing temperature probes on slow cookers or what features are worth spending a little more for in a multi cooker.

Top 10 slow cooker questions, answered

Top 10 slow cooker questions, answered

Slow cookers are a staple small kitchen appliance, and while they seem straightforward, they can stir up quite a few questions. Since a lot of the design, engineering and testing of our slow cookers is done right here at Hamilton Beach headquarters, we got together with our experts in the Test Kitchen and engineering labs to get the best answers to your toughest questions. If you’ve ever asked “How does a slow cooker work?” or “Is it safe to leave a slow cooker on?”, we’ve got you covered.

How to Cook (Almost) Anything in the Toaster Oven

How to Cook (Almost) Anything in the Toaster Oven

Toaster ovens (also known as countertop ovens) are great for small-batch recipes—you can quickly cook up a sheet pan dinner for two of chicken thighs with roasted root vegetables, or freeze your favourite recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough and bake a few at a time so they are hot and fresh out of the oven every time you have a craving. There are so many delicious dishes you can bake, broil or toast in one, that we decided to round up some of our favourite dishes you may not know you can make in a toaster oven...

Celebrating 110 Years of Hamilton Beach

Celebrating 110 Years of Hamilton Beach

The history of the Hamilton Beach company goes all the way back when Louis Hamilton and Chester Beach joined together to design and market a small electric motor people could use in the home for a variety of tasks. 

How Do You Bake Bread in a Slow Cooker?

How Do You Bake Bread in a Slow Cooker?

Baking bread in a slow cooker doesn’t seem like it should work, but it does, and better than you think!

You've Been Making Bacon Wrong Your Entire Life

You've Been Making Bacon Wrong Your Entire Life

Don't dig out your frying pan. You absolutely CAN (and should) cook bacon in an oven. Bacon pieces turn out perfectly crispy, the flavour is to die for and cleanup is a super easy.

Smoothie Freezer Packs

Smoothie Freezer Packs

Prepping smoothies in the morning can be time consuming, having these make-ahead smoothie packs on hand makes it so much easier.

Blend, mix and purée your way to better cooking

Blend, mix and purée your way to better cooking

A blender is an essential appliance for any home cook. It’s the multitasker of the kitchen—your trusted sous-chef that helps get things done and bring your recipes to life. 

How to Blend (Almost) Everything

How to Blend (Almost) Everything

Using a blender seems pretty straightforward — put your ingredients in and turn it on. But what if you’re trying to blend something a little trickier (or stickier!) or are trying to do a task best left to another appliance like a food processor or a coffee grinder? Believe it or not, there are some tricks to making your blender blend almost anything. If you’ve ever struggled while blending chopped nuts or wondered if you could blend your coffee beans instead of using a coffee grinder, we’ve got you covered.

Ice Cream Makers 101: A Guide to Frozen Treats

Ice Cream Makers 101: A Guide to Frozen Treats

Whether you’re sweltering through summer or just looking for a sweet treat, no excuse is needed to indulge in delicious frozen treats. It’s easy to get out your ice cream maker and mix up a batch of your favorite ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt...

Meatless Monday all week long

Meatless Monday all week long

These days plant-based proteins like ground meats and burgers, sausages or chicken are becoming increasingly popular.  In the Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen, we wondered how those new proteins taste and how they would cook on some of our indoor grills, so we put them to the test.

MAKE EGG BITES AT HOME

MAKE EGG BITES AT HOME

Skip the trip to the coffee shop by making egg bites at home with the Hamilton Beach® Egg Bites Maker. It lets you quickly and easily make your own velvety egg bites with fresh, delicious ingredients.

Make Coffee Shop Egg Bites at Home

Make Coffee Shop Egg Bites at Home

You can save money and time by making these delicious bites at home, and with greater variety! Reproduce those popular velvety bites quickly with the Hamilton Beach® Egg Bites Maker.

Barista-Worthy Coffee at Home

Barista-Worthy Coffee at Home

Working from home has perks like staying in those pj bottoms all day, because no one can see them in your video conferences. But you may be missing the daily stops at the coffee shop without a commute. Never fear, you can make barista-worthy coffee at home.

3 coffee maker innovations you didn’t know you needed

3 coffee maker innovations you didn’t know you needed

Think there’s only so many ways to improve on something people have been buying for ages? Think again. We’ve been making coffee makers here at Hamilton Beach for decades, but that doesn’t mean once we perfected a design we decided to call it a day. Here, three upgrades in design and technology that you’ll definitely want in your next coffee maker.

Teaching Kids to Cook

Teaching Kids to Cook

Now is a great time to cook with your kids. More of us are finding ourselves cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home, so chances are children are in the kitchen with you anyway. Give them age-appropriate tasks and before you know it, you’ll have your own sous chefs.

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.

How to Clean & Store Fresh Summer Berries

How to Clean & Store Fresh Summer Berries

The sweetness of summertime berries is worth waiting all winter for, and they’re the perfect addition to so many recipes, or just eaten by the handful. So how do you make them last and prevent moldy disappointments? It starts with...

Hack Your Breakfast Sandwich Maker: 13 Ways To Use Your BSM All Day, Every Day

Hack Your Breakfast Sandwich Maker: 13 Ways To Use Your BSM All Day, Every Day

Breakfast may be in the name, but the ingenuity of the breakfast sandwich maker knows no bounds when mealtime hits. These recipes will guarantee your breakfast sandwich maker gets used for lunch, dinner and even dessert.

Cook While You Work (from Home): Six Slow Cooker Recipes

Cook While You Work (from Home): Six Slow Cooker Recipes

Just set your slow cooker temperature and timer for whatever time the recipe calls for and when you finish working for the day, your dinner will also be ready! 

Cook Like a Pro

Cook Like a Pro

Want to achieve professional cooking results at home?  Let Hamilton Beach help you experiment and master restaurant-quality cooking with helpful tips, recipes and professional-level, countertop kitchen appliances designed to deliver exceptional performance and superior durability.

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. 

3 Meal Planning Tips when Cooking for One or Two People

3 Meal Planning Tips when Cooking for One or Two People

While working in the Hamilton Beach test kitchen today, performing test routines on a number of products, it occurred to me that my whole team is currently working from home and cooking for just one or two people. 

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...

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? 

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...

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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