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The Do’s and Don’ts of Air Frying

Whether you’re using one for the first time or you rely on it daily, follow our air frying do’s and don’ts for successful meals...

Click for The Complete Guide to the 5-Minute Breakfast Sandwich

There’s an art to making the perfect breakfast sandwich, and the good news is that it’s something anyone can learn. All you need is the breakfast sandwich maker and a couple of minutes.

Click for More Than Fried Foods: How to Roast and Bake in the Air Fryer

Yes, you can make traditionally deep-fried favorites like chicken wings and French fries, but you can also make rib-eye steak, herb-roasted chicken and even cinnamon rolls...

Click for Throw a Low Mess, Low Stress Game Day Party

Having guests over for the big game? Check off your to-do list by enlisting the help of these four kitchen appliances ­– they’ll do practically everything for you but answer the door and pour the drinks.

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

We’ll help you get the most out of your air fryer, from how to choose the right model for your lifestyle to tips and tricks that will elevate your meal to the next level.

Click for 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...

Click for Serve This Vegetarian-Approved Menu at Your Next Game-Day Party

Sports-centric parties are practically synonymous with wings, meatballs, and pigs in blankets. But with vegetarian and plant-based diets being so popular, there’s a good chance not everyone on your guest list will be a carnivore.

Click for How to Plan the Ultimate Tailgate

The best tailgate setup – that one that’s the envy of all the other tailgaters – doesn’t just get thrown together on the day of the big game. Though it does take preparation to achieve tailgating greatness, you’ll be glad you did it when you’re outdoors enjoying the food and festivities with friends. How exactly does the ultimate tailgate party come together? Read on for our best tips.

Click for 6 Surprising Ways to Use Your Roaster Oven

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you might be about to break out your roaster oven. But did you know that it can be used for so much more than just turkey? From baking to steaming to cooking for a crowd, the roaster oven is shockingly versatile. You just may end up keeping it on your counter longer than you expected…

Click for Food Prep Favorites: Appliances To Help Make Meals Faster

Ever start a seemingly simple recipe only to realize just how much dicing, chopping and mixing is involved? While it can be enough to make you want to grab your phone and get dinner delivered, the answer to making meals easier to prep and cook may be the addition of some simple kitchen tools.

Click for Top 10 Slow Cooker Questions, Answered

Slow cookers are a staple small kitchen appliance, but 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 in Hamilton Beach headquarters, we got 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.

Click for Holiday Meal Planning: How Much Turkey Do You Need & More

Whether you are inviting two people or twenty to your holiday dinner, it’s always a challenge to make sure you have enough food for everyone. How much turkey do you really need? 

Click for 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...

Click for Guide to Spiralizing: Healthy Cooking Made Easy

Spiralizing fresh vegetables is a great way to incorporate more healthy ingredients into your family’s diet. Here we've rounded up everything you need to know about spiralizing from selecting your spiralizer to delicious, nutritious recipes you can spiralize now...

Click for 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... 

Click for Meal Planning Made Easy: 9 Helpful Appliances

Whether it’s your budget you are trying to get under control, or the ingredients going into your meals, creating a weekly meal plan can help you achieve both. Meal planning can seem intimidating at first, but with a little prep work and the right tools in your kitchen, you can quickly transform meal planning from a headache into a habit.

Click for How to Pick the Perfect Blender: Blender Buying 101

Blenders have come a long way over the years, but because they have so many different features and functions now, it’s easy to get analysis paralysis when it comes time to make a purchase. With a little research, you can find one that seems almost tailor-made to your life... 

Click for 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? 

Click for Holiday Meal Planning: How Much Ham Do You Need

When it comes to cooking for a crowd, nothing can bring down a meal quite like a shortage in the food supply. One entrée whose portions are particularly tricky to estimate is ham, especially since options like bone-in and boneless can throw off your guesswork. We consulted our Test Kitchen pros for foolproof serving sizes...

Click for 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.

Click for 7 Must-Have Appliances for Parties & Potlucks

When you’re expecting a crowd, whether it’s for a Memorial Day barbecue, a Father’s Day brunch or Labor Day soiree, it can be tough to figure out a way to feed everyone, especially if you’re on a budget. An even tougher problem to solve? Transporting your hot dish to your sister’s house for the 4th of July picnic. Luckily, we make appliances that make it simple to serve the masses and that are easy to transport — from roaster ovens to coffee urns to specialized slow cookers. If you have a party or potluck coming up, discover our must-have appliances for entertaining at home or on-the-go.

Click for How to Make Asparagus 6 Ways

Spring means a lot of things: warmer weather, longer days, and an abundance of fresh produce blossoming in your local grocery stores and farmers’ markets. While asparagus can be found year round, spring is the best time of year to eat this tasty vegetable. When it comes to cooking asparagus, it’s hard to go wrong. However certain techniques and appliances can help make cooking your springtime bumper crop of asparagus a real pleasure. If you’ve ever wondered how to make asparagus, here are six techniques to get you cooking in no time.

Click for Our Top 7 Most Innovative Slow Cookers

When you’re in the market for a new slow cooker — whether you’re buying your first or just looking to update your old standby — the variety of slow cookers available can become overwhelming. Should you go with a basic model that’s entirely capable of slow cooking a delicious pot roast or overnight oatmeal, or should you opt for a more advanced slow cooker with plenty of bells and whistles?

Click for How to Grill a Great Steak on an Indoor Grill

You don’t need to go outdoors and fire up the grill every time you get a hankering for a steak dinner. If the weather is just too cold, or you just want the convenience of being in the kitchen amongst all your utensils, seasonings, cookware and dinner companions, turn to your indoor grill... 

Click for How to Choose the Best Food Processor

Food processors are one of the most versatile appliances you can add to your kitchen collection. Available in a variety of models, from budget-friendly basics to fully-loaded styles with lots of features and functions, it can be hard to figure out which one to buy...

Click for 10 Easy Ways to Cook Classic Comfort Food

If cold weather is all you see in the forecast, curl up and get cozy with delicious comfort foods, made easy. Classic comfort food like pot roast, macaroni and cheese or meatloaf provide inner warmth and can help make those bitter winter nights more bearable...

Click for 9 Tips for Great Homemade Espresso

Making espresso at home has many advantages — from saving money to controlling the ingredients going into your favorite morning (or afternoon or evening!) espresso drink. From the beginning barista to the practiced pourer, learning new espresso-making tips and tricks can help ensure your espresso, latte or cappuccino is always exactly the way you like it...

Click for How To Truss a Turkey

If you’re in charge of the turkey this Thanksgiving, here’s a quick and easy way to make it perfect for the big debut at the table: truss it. With just a few twists of cooking string, you can create a bind that prevents overcooking and gives your turkey that perfect shape...

Click for ErgoMix™ Hand Mixer: Modernizing a Kitchen Staple

How do you improve on a classic kitchen appliance like the hand mixer that’s gone relatively unchanged since its invention? With over a century of experience creating small appliances designed to make cooking easier and more enjoyable...

Click for 10 Tips to Becoming a Pie Pro

Our Test Kitchen here at Hamilton Beach makes a lot of pies (and other tasty treats)...

Click for 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. 

Click for Top 10 Coffee Mistakes

Has your coffee been a little lackluster lately? Don’t settle for subpar taste when you make coffee at home – correcting some common mistakes can turn your basic cup of joe into a cup of whoa. It’s easier than you think and requires no barista training.

Click for 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... 

Click for 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...

Click for How to Plan the Ultimate Halloween Party

How many times a year do you get the chance to throw a totally unconventional party? Take advantage of the quirkiness of Halloween by throwing the coolest and kookiest of gatherings. We’ve rounded up the tricks; you provide the treats...

Click for 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...

Click for 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...

Click for 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.

Click for How to Peel, Core and Chop Apples

Pumpkin spice might be the latest autumnal staple, but there’s one fall-favorite that continues to stand the test of time: apples. Whether they’re coated in caramel for a Halloween party, or roasted with a pork loin for dinner, these versatile fruits can fit into any meal or occasion.

Click for 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer Guide

Spiralizing fresh vegetables is a great way to incorporate more healthy ingredients into your family’s diet. Here we've rounded up everything you need to know about spiralizing from selecting your spiralizer to delicious, nutritious recipes you can spiralize now...

Click for 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.

Click for How to Make Easy Back to School Meals [10 Simple Tips]

Sharpen the pencils and make sure everyone’s shoes still fit — it’s back to school time! As you read through the teacher’s list, try to find a long-lasting backpack and pick out the perfect lunchbox, think back to last year’s meal habits. Is your kitchen as ready for back to school as your kids are?

Click for How to Store and Prep Garden Vegetables

As summer starts to wind down, farms and backyard gardens are often at their peak.

Click for 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...

Click for Keep it Fresh: How to Store Coffee
Click for Brew the Best: 5 Basics to Making the Best Coffee
Click for 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...

Click for 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.

Click for Bake, Broil & Toast: 42 Recipes You Can Make in a 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 favorite 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 favorite dishes you may not know you can make in a toaster oven...

Click for 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...

Click for Deep Fryers: Expert Tips From Our Test Kitchen

Fresh fried chicken with a crackling crust and tender interior. A lightly fried apple fritter with a satisfyingly sweet crunch. The perfect French fry that’s crispy and dark golden brown. Whatever your deep fried desire may be, our Test Kitchen has the expert tips that will help make any fried food you fancy a reality...

Click for Slow Cooker Sunday: Plan the Perfect Big Game Party

It might not be an official holiday, but the big game has definitely become a tradition that calls for a party. Whether your friends and family are gathering together to witness football history, see the latest commercials, or checkout the half-time show, they’re also there for one other thing: the food...

Click for Infographic: Fun Facts About Ice Cream

Which is the most popular flavor – vanilla or mint chocolate? Find this fun fact, recipes and more in this sweet infographic...


Click for Infographic: Fast Facts On Coffee Consumption

Get the cup-by-cup stats on coffee, including coffee sales per year, which gender drinks the most, and which country loves a good Cup O’ Joe the most...


Click for Infographic: Breakfast Around the World

See what the world’s favorite wake-up meals are – you might be surprised at some of the dishes...

Click for Infographic: Basics of Juicing

From what to juice and why, learn about the benefits of this refreshing approach to healthy living...

Click for 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...

Click for 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...

Click for Soda Jerks: A Lingo All Their Own

Inspired as a nickname for the soda clerk who operated soda fountains as late as the 1950s, the “Soda Jerk” title was inspired by the jerking action a server used to swing the soda fountain handle back and forth when adding soda water to a fountain beverage. They prepared milkshakes and other treats...

Click for 9 Top Rice Recipes + Rice Cooker Basics

A rice cooker is a foolproof way to get perfectly cooked rice with minimal effort. It eliminates that undercooked crunch or even worse, the overcooked mush that can happen on the stovetop. Plus, it has the same set-and-forget ease of a slow cooker – simply measure out your ingredients, place them in the cooker...

Click for DIY Holiday: Gift Sets For Food Lovers

If you're a true food lover, it’s hard to resist those prepackaged gift sets decking every store in abundance during the holidays. Filled everything from coffee syrups and beans from a local roaster to gourmet tomato sauce and wine, they can be...

Click for DIY Holiday: How to Make Gift Sets for Coffee Lovers

If you’re a true coffee lover, it’s hard to resist those prepackaged coffee gift sets in abundance during the holidays. With great syrups and beans from a local roaster, they can be...

Click for DIY Holidays: Thanksgiving Iron-On Napkins

Add a personal note of gratitude to your Thanksgiving table this year with our DIY Napkin Iron-On. It’s simple and can be done well in advance of the big day. Easy step-by-step instruction are detailed below...

Click for 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...

Click for Top 12 Hand Mixer Recipes + Mixer Basics

If you are looking to replace a mixer or are just starting to supply your kitchen with the appliances you need, you may be wondering why you might choose a hand mixer, stand mixer or both...

Click for How To Clean Your Coffee Maker
Click for Top 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...

Click for 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...

Click for 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...

Click for The Vacuum Sealer Trifecta: How to Save Money, Time and Space

Don’t throw away another piece of food – save it for later by vacuum-sealing it. A vacuum sealer quickly takes the air out of a bag and then heat seals it, creating an airtight, permanent seal that preserves freshness and prevents freezer burn.  There are multiple ways...

Click for Slow Cookers 101: Safety & Savings

A slow cooker is energy efficient. Not only does it cook with contained heat, but it only uses as much power as one and a half 100 watt light bulbs. So, even if you use it for 8 hours, energy costs are minimal. And, unlike having the oven on, a slow cooker won’t heat up your kitchen...

Click for Slow Cookers 101: Guide to Converting Recipes

Slow cooking is adaptable to a wide variety of recipes. Because slow cookers use low cooking temperatures and retain moisture during the cooking process, any recipe that requires cooking something “low and slow” can easily convert to a slow cooker recipe with a few easy adjustments...

Click for Slow Cookers 101: How Slow Cooking Works

A slow cooker works by transferring the heat it creates in the base up toward the bottom of the crock. This heat then spreads to the sides of the crock and cooks the food inside. For most cookers, you would choose the low setting for meats such as a roast or pork shoulder. This setting puts out less heat, but the heat is sufficient to safely cook the food at the right temperature...

Click for Slow Cookers 101: Guide to the Basics

The beauty of a slow cooker is in its simplicity. Unlike most small appliances, a slow cooker allows for unattended use. This makes it incredibly convenient for those who work during the day, but still want a home-cooked meal for their family. Slow Cookers are composed of a base, vessel and a lid...

Click for Ironing Out the Differences: Picking the Best Iron

Whether it’s a hand-me-down iron from your parents, a gift when you went off to college, or a quick purchase you haven’t thought a lot about since, replacing your iron probably isn’t something that’s in the forefront of your mind. The truth is, you want the iron to get the job done and you may not actively think about all the improvements that have been made in the ironing world...

Click for The Ultimate Ironing Guide: Ironing Instructions for Your Specific Fabric Type

Every fabric is different and may need special treatment. The label inside clothing or linens should recommend fabric care instructions that include ironing recommendations. Generally, if the fabric is a blend, use a low temperature setting. If you don’t know what the fabric is made out of, use the lowest temperature first and test on an inside seam...

Click for The Ultimate Ironing Guide: Prepping Your Clothes for Ironing

Before you pick up the first item from the pile of ironing to be tackled, be sure your clothes, linens, curtains, etc. are cleaned properly so you don’t risk setting any stains that may be present. Read your garment care or other care labels before you begin to identify instructions specific to your item as every fabric is different and could have special care instructions...

Click for The Ultimate Ironing Guide: Before You Get Out Your Iron

Before you can start making progress on the likely mile high pile of laundry you are staring at, you will need to dig your ironing board out of whatever dark place you have been storing it. Whether you hang it off the back of your closet door, keep it in a special ironing board cabinet, or store it deep in the back of your darkest closet, bring your ironing board out of hibernation...

Click for The Ultimate Ironing Guide: Top 5 Ironing Tips

While your “to do” list may have many chores you’d like to avoid, few seem to be more disliked than ironing. It’s a chore that tends to incite procrastination, and there are dozens of tricks people have tried to avoid ironing, such as...

Click for 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...

Click for Apple Tips: How to Pick the Best of the Barrel

From a quick, healthy snack, to a pork roast side dish, to a classic apple pie – it’s not hard to put your crop of apples to good use. We’ve put together our best tips, and a breakdown of varieties and how to use them, so you can enjoy an apple or two a day...

Click for The Heated Debate: 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...

Click for Easy Halloween Recipes & DIY Ideas

it's the season of tricks and treats – a time of the year when scary is fun, and candy becomes a main food group. There are so many creative ways to bring the Halloween spirit to life with themed foods and crafts. We’ve put together a few of our favorite suggestions that don’t require any hocus pocus...

Click for Sous Vide 101: What is Sous Vide

Sous vide is a cooking method that restaurant chefs have used for years because it’s an easy, no-fail way to get consistently perfect results and hold food at a precise temperature until you’re ready for it...

Click for 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...

Click for Top Test Kitchen Tips For Delicious Turkey

Make sure your frozen turkey is fully defrosted. For a whole turkey, allow 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds. For a turkey breast, allow 1-2 days. It is important to keep the turkey cold while it’s thawing; the refrigerator method is easiest...

Click for The Total Turkey Guide: How to Take a Turkey's Temperature

You’ve brined, stuffed and trussed the turkey, but the hardest part is still to come: taking it out of the oven at the perfect time. The best way to ensure your holiday bird is cooked to perfection is to use a meat thermometer. Checking the temperature while your turkey is cooking will help you know when it’s just right for serving. Just follow these three easy steps...

Click for Easy as Pie: How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

When it comes to a homemade pie, what's on the outside matters just as much what’s on the inside. A perfectly golden homemade pie crust sets the stage for the whole dessert. Here are some expert tips from our test kitchen for each step—or should we say piece—of the pie process...


Click for 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...

Click for 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...

Click for Toaster Ovens vs Countertop Ovens: What’s the difference?

Convenient for reheating meals, making breakfast or baking pizza, toaster ovens offer energy savings and heat up quickly, especially when compared to a conventional oven. However, when evaluating your toasting needs, it can get confusing — do you need a countertop oven capable of roasting a chicken or a simpler toaster oven for making nachos and toasting bagels?

Click for 5 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Cool This Summer

No matter how much you love summer, there is one part of it that can drive even the sunshine-loving person bonkers: cooking in a hot kitchen. When the days reach into top temperatures, slaving over a hot stove tends to be the last thing you want to do. But the family still needs to be fed and eating out every night is neither practical or economical. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to keep everyone eating right and you (and your kitchen) cool this summer.

Click for How to Cook Corn on the Cob 5 Ways

Roadside stands and grocery store produce aisles are bursting with fresh corn this time of year, and we know you won’t resist. Inexpensive, tasty and downright fun to eat, corn on the cob is versatile enough to complement weeknight meals and weekend picnics alike.

Click for Countdown To Christmas

It seems like you have been preparing for weeks, and now Christmas is almost here. The cards are mailed, the tree is trimmed and you are down to the last couple days. Follow this guide to help you get everything organized and ready ... 

Click for DIY Gift Sets

Spoil everyone on your list with DIY gift baskets from Hamilton Beach.

Click for The Total Turkey Guide: How to Carve a Turkey

You’ve brined, trussed, seasoned, stuffed, cooked, and now your perfect turkey sits in front of you. It looks so amazing you really don’t want to touch it. Hence, turkey troubles arise. Guests are waiting, your family is hungry, but you’re stuck. After all, carving the turkey messes up the presentation...

Click for 24-Hour Thanksgiving Countdown

The big day will be here before you know it! Keeping things organized will allow you to be more relaxed and enjoy your guests. We’ve created a 24-hour guide to help keep things running smoothly and avoid any last minute stress.

Click for How to Peel and Prep Butternut Squash

Slicing a rock-hard butternut squash can be tricky. But, we’ve developed a step-by-step method to make preparing your favorite squash dishes easy. 

Click for The Total Turkey Guide: Top 10 Tips For a Flawless Thanksgiving

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...

Click for Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar: How to Plan a Stress-free Meal

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or are a seasoned entertainer, a Thanksgiving checklist can help ensure you don’t forget a single detail this year...

Click for How to Make Mashed Potatoes 5 Ways

There’s no question that mashed potatoes are a Turkey Day necessity. But when you’re cooking multiple side dishes, it can sometimes be hard to find an appliance not in use – or not already covered in pumpkin puree or turkey gravy – when you need it...

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