Why you should buy a Bread Machine?

My Zojirushi bread makerWell, if you have been finding motivation to buy that Bread Machine you have wanted to buy, then you have reached the perfect page. I have been in your place, speculating a lot, thinking for like innumerable hours that whether I should buy it or not. Or whether I would be able to make judicious use of it or not? But, believe me, one day I just got bored of thinking so much and started research online. So after long hours of research, I decided to settle for Zojirushi bread maker, the number one rated bread machine by the eco-chef. It arrived before its time and I set the machine going for regular bread. From that day I have been using my bread machine for almost every day to make one thing or the other.

nutty breadOnce I was good with the basic bread (3 attempts later), I tried to experiment and made nutty bread. It was followed by quick bread and from then, I have made lots of different things in it. Apart from bread, I have made cookie dough, pizza dough, sourdough starter, jam, soups, syrups, chili and meatloaf in my bread maker. Everything turned out fine and I never ran any errand to the supermarket again.

Though I tried a different recipe every time I used the bread maker, I ended up saving on my regular budget. It may come as a surprise to all of you, but yes it is the truth that regular cooking at home will save a lot of bucks as compared to eating out or eating packed food. And it is true for the bread too. With a bread maker, you have to invest in the machine itself and that too only once. And then, you can use it as you want and as many numbers of times as you want. The cost of eating packaged bread for one year will itself give you an idea that making bread at home is way too cheaper than the market bread.

Well, if you are looking for another solid reason, here it is. The packaged bread contains ‘Bromates’ which are the chemical compound capable of causing cancer in humans. These, as well as lots of other preservatives, are added in the packaged bread which means that you get to eat a lot of chemicals on a daily basis. However, if you make the bread at home, you will add only those things which are required and steer clear of the chemicals or food preservatives. This is another major reason that I started making my own bread at home.

Now, I think that you might have got all your reasons. So, get up, put on those shopping shoes and buy that machine.

Accessories to Consider when buying an espresso machine

The helpful addition to our kitchen, known as the espresso machine would become even more helpful and fun if you add some accessories to it.  They are what make the espresso making process unique and more personal.  Here is a helpful guide of what accessories to consider when buying an espresso machine.

Espresso machine accessories

The Tamper

Most espresso machines come with a tamper, but it is usually made of plastic and will never satisfy your needs.  So, it is recommended to buy your own tamper.  Their prices vary and there are a lot of good quality articles on the market, which would help you to make your shot of espresso perfect.


No shot of homemade cappuccino or espresso should be drunk into a paper cup or in some general cup, found by chance on your counter.  There are thousands of beautiful and especially designed cappuccino and espresso cups, which add to the flavor of the beverage.  Coffee connoisseurs know only too well that the cup has its part in the development of the taste of the coffee.  Because of that, the size, thickness, make, material and shape of the cup are of great importance for the flavor of the espresso.

Knock Boxes

The purpose of the knock boxes is to knock out the spent puck from the portafilter.  The best choice here is a knock box that fits under the portafilter.  There are a lot of options at the market and even the one to order a customized knock box for your espresso machine.

Steaming Pitchers

The steaming pitchers are usually bell-shaped or round and are used to handle the spout.  Professionals recommend buying a pitcher with a pointed spout, which would allow you to pour nice foam.

Cleaning Supplies

The process of espresso making is not a clean job, but if you want your espresso to taste good you need to keep your equipment clean all the time.  The espresso machine, the group head, the reservoir, the portafilter, etc, everything needs to be cleaned on a regular basis.  To do that you would need different cleaning supplies – for the metal and brass parts, for the steel parts and something special for the cleaning of the grinder from the remaining oils.

The process of brewing a great cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream starts with the purchasing of a great machine, good quality coffee beans, pure water, and the appropriate accessories. And that is where the accessories come to mind.  So, consider carefully what kind of tamper, coffee cups and knock boxes you will need and make sure to purchase them in time.

Gwynnett St

Gwynnett St dining room
The owners of Gwynnett St. have made the decision to transition into a different concept. We are immensely proud of what we accomplished these last two years and extremely grateful of the support we received from our customers, press and staff. However, we have decided to take our restaurant in a different direction and will continue with our tradition of great cuisine and cocktail program. We will now be operating as Lachlan, and our food and concept can be seen at www.lachlangastropub.com