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  1. thurbers

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    I'm a sucker for cookie cookbooks, and I'm building my slow cooker and multi-cooker (aka pressure cooker) library. So I went for those despite likely having versions of recipes before, even if not from ATK. But I don't know if I would have sprung for any if I had more of their 'comprehensive' or season cookbooks.
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    For some reason some of America's Test Kitchens books appear to be on sale today. No idea why, not only the upcoming release nudge to get more reviews on previous cookbooks makes much sense. Just happening... The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook $3.99 The Complete Slow Cooker $2.99 The Perfect Cookie $3.99 Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia $3.99 The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook $3.99 Multi cooker Perfection $2.99 There is a Vegan cookbook and a Holiday cookbook and possibly even more.
  3. FYI Costco online has the CSO for $249.99 for members. They say the version is CSO-300PC-1PK. The photo looks like the early C300 with only the two big buttons (Light & Start/Cancel), but the video is for the later model with the steam clean AND one of the reviews from a year ago confirms it is the later model. Just saying that for those that need a back up...
  4. thurbers

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Still on sale and now MINE! Thanks, Toliver.
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    I apologize, some of it was not reading carefully enough, some being gobsmacked by how much is on sale, and I did think the Magnolia was illustrative. I also managed to list two that were in cdh's list as well. I really just wanted others to know to check the Amazon recommendations, 'what others have bought' lists. Even being repetitive, there is still more out there. There are additional Bittman cookbacks on sale, at least one Giada DeLaurentiis cookbook, an additional book from Stanley Tucci, a couple of Moosewood cookbooks, Martha Holmberg's book on sauces, Flour by Joanne Chang, Gjelina.... Many I know have been on sale before, some new to me, but it is a lot even for Amazon.
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    And another rather big name even if it isn't her classic: Ingredienti: Marcella's Guide to the Market by Marcella Hazan $.99
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Fire sale is right. I suggest everyone look at the other book suggestions if they check anything out. For instance there are several Magnolia Bakery books on sale: The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Old Fashioned Recipes From New Yorks Sweetest Bakery for $.99 More From Magnolia for $.99 Also from another page: On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen Revised, Updated Edition $1.99 MEAT: Everything You Need to Know by Pat LaFrieda $.99
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    Amazon Prime Day - your loot ?

    Yeah, but you will probably know which are keepers AND purchasing those will still probably be cheaper than a few months of the unlimited subscription. IOW, I pulled the trigger on that as well and consider it a try and buy program. 🙂
  9. thurbers

    Amazon Prime Day - your loot ?

    Since I just jawed Amazon customer service into giving me the full Prime Day discount (thanks rotuts!), the Anova may have just won because of price and the ability to use it without pulling out a phone, etc. As for the Joule, my largest pots are cast iron, with and without enamel coating so magnetic attachment is not a problem. Obviously if I move into the cooler or rubbermaid container it would be an issue, but as a newbie it is the cast iron for now. This may be one where I handle the items before returning, including how to store. And I get what Anna N is saying about Prime Day. If I hadn't planned on looking for a sous vide, I probably would have made do with the Whole Foods promotion. The crash, plus trying to figure out what is on sale has largely made it a pain.
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    Amazon Prime Day - your loot ?

    Okay folks, I need some advice. I got an Anova 800 watt blue tooth sous vide. Unfortunately I went for an early supposed prime deal so I didn't get the best deal and spent a little more than a hundred. I also decided to hedge my bets once prime day started and ordered a Joule 1100 watt for the Prime price of $130. Yes, the ease of Amazon returns were a big factor in this. From what I have seen from my search of the site there is great affection for both the Anovas and the Joules on this site. Meanwhile Joule has largely been winning the ratings in other sites but only by a smudge. Being a sous vide novice, Joule's biggest appeal is the size (storage would be easier) and the sealed case after reading about some of the steam issues with the Anova. The Anova's biggest appeal is the ability to forgo apps to set the device. As the price difference is only about twenty dollars it is largely a toss up. I'm really interested in opinions on ease of use and longevity from those familiar with them. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  11. I seem to remember that you wanted the lid as well. If you added the cheapest lid with prime international free shipping would you hit the $49 level for free shipping? Although if it is too expensive that just leaves water in the pan as well...
  12. thurbers

    Wireless over stove camera?

    On that quality video level you might look into some of the Go Pros out there. I know that at least one can go underwater for about 30 feet, capable of handling extreme conditions and has wireless capability. The Hero+ iirc. But that is several hundred dollars and would be overkill if all that the camera is being used for is checking on things from a distance...
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    I fully admit I have a kindle cookbook addiction. I tend to go through the kindle recommendations every couple of days. And I must admit I have concluded that if I wait long enough cookbooks I am interested in will be at that nearly irresistible pricing level with very few exceptions. Recently though I have seen a few 'recommended' cookbooks that had been priced in the twelve to eighteen dollar range listed for $6.99, $7.99, $8.99 instead. Anyone else seeing this? I'm wondering if after using these price cuts to increase sales and/or get reviews, publishers including Amazon are now looking for a higher pricing sweet spot for this. Mind you it could just be that I've exhausted their generosity with my full cloud library and I will just have to be more discerning going forward. And much as that would be good for my budget, it would make me sad if I didn't get to binge on cookbooks.
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    There are two ways to borrow books with Prime. One, the Prime lending library, lets you borrow one book per month and only one book at a time. There are not many cookbooks there that I have noticed, but a fair number of craft/gardening/amazon published fiction do seem to show up as this. Prime reading, OTOH, allows you to have a number of items at a time. I believe it is ten. You can keep them as long as you want while you are still a prime member. This is only important because some of the items you are allowed to 'borrow' are magazines issues, which are difficult to replace if they no longer exist in your library. What will happen while you are a prime member is that you can happily get the items until you reach the limit at which point you will be informed you need to return an item before you can get the newest prime reading item you were interested in. And they will get you to the place where you can pick among your prime reading items to do this if you want to return something.
  15. Evine is the post network sale version of ShopNBC. It was GE/NBC attempting to enter the home shopping network market to compete with QVC and HSN. And it has always been a distant third. And TE doesn't do much for me either. I just thought it was interesting they went in this direction. Admittedly they do seem to go for niche market items,. Their other celebrity chef Paula Deen has a knock off of the Puck pressure oven and a weird take off of a Bosch Universal Mixer. English has both a Phillips pasta machine knock off AND a vacuum sealing blender. So it may not be entirely out there for them to knock off the couple of countertop home steam ovens out there. OR it might be a sign that the steam oven is becoming more main stream and we might see a CSO, or a steam oven from another reputable brand, with a larger interior. Fingers crossed.
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