iCoffee SteamBrew Coffee Maker

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This is a review of the new iCoffee Black & Chrome Coffeemaker RCB100 BC12.

Mr. Bruce Burrows, the inventor, started tinkering around with the idea of steam brewing back in 2005. His goal was to produce a full-bodied, smooth cup of coffee without any of the bitterness produced by many coffee makers. He teamed up with Remington to produce the ultimate coffee brewer.

The process simplified, is that the grounds are steamed until evenly moistened. A series of rotating jets then continue to stir the coffee to extract maximum flavor from the grounds. The resulting coffee is deep, dark, rich and smooth.   The coffee maker has a 12-cup capacity water reservoir,steam and hot water jets that steams and stirs your favorite coffee, a premium gold filter (saves you money and no need for expensive paper filters), a programmable timer, on-off button with chime, a glass carafe, and a clock.

Aesthetically I feel the coffee maker is a little bulky. The rotational steambrew viewing window is where the brew basket has a window where you can watch the grounds steam and swirl around. It was neat to watch the first time, but eventually gets boring, so I don’t think it was really that necessary in the design. It does have a simple display that is easy to use and extremely easy to program. I definitely would recommend this coffee maker to friends, the resulting coffee is definitely deep, dark, rich and smooth…. absolutely delicious.

Cayenne & Lime Popcorn

Cayenne & Lime Popcorn
  • ½ cup (125mL) popcorn kernels
  • ½ 1 teaspoon (2.5mL-5mL) cayenne
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) unsalted butter
  1. Add kernels to PaperChef parchment bag. Close and fold down 3-4 times to really seal bag. Place bag on its side in the microwave, making sure the fold is on top. Cook on HIGH for 2½ minutes. Place butter in a microwave safe dish, place beside popcorn and cook for another 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and carefully open the bag, the steam will seep out and be spectacular. Pour melted butter over and quickly add cayenne, lime juice and salt. Close bag and shake well to coat.
  2. Grill Method: melt butter, drizzle into bag. Fold bag carefully. Throw on a hot (but not flaming) grill. Cook for five minutes shaking it every 2-3 times until the fireworks stop. Open bag, season, shake, serve. Done!

Ninja Cooking System

As you all know, I love any appliance that makes my life easier. I also like products that don’t raise the temperature of my kitchen ten degrees! That is where the Ninja Cooker comes in.

The Ninja Cooking System combines oven, stovetop cooking, slow cooking, steam roasting and baking in one appliance allowing you to cook meals faster and healthier. With the Ninja Cooking System you can do everything from preparing a complete meal (i.e. salmon, veggies and rice) in under 30 minutes to baking a crispy casserole to baking a cake all on your countertop.

Yes, you can seriously make entire meals in this thing. The Ninja Cooking System is beyond easy to use — I am pretty sure my 8 year old could cook in it! I absolutely love that I don’t have to use 20 different pans to make dinner anymore. You can also make dessert in it too:

I have made several meals in this. My family and I have put it through its paces. We’ve done everything from Tuscan chicken (from the Ninja Cooking System’s cookbook that you get with it!) to pulled BBQ pork (so yummy — that recipe will be coming soon) made in the slow cooker to browning ground beef (which I then made hamburger casserole with!). The only thing that would make this more perfect is if Ninjas cames out of it and actually cleaned the rest of my kitchen. I love this product!

What other product in your kitchen can do it all like the Ninja Cooking System? None! I highly recommend getting a Ninja Cooking System right now!