Bought Bread Machine for our Survivor Corps Office

We have recently got this ultimate bread maker from Panasonic for our office use. The machine is ultra classic and super sturdy. It was recently named as the best bread machine by eco-chef. The latest technology, the ease of using and above all, the ability to make the perfect bread every time which almost melts into your mouth makes the gadget all the more special and precious. The model we have purchased is Panasonic Bread Maker SD-YD250 which can bake a loaf of around 2.5 pounds. Though the machine comes with this unique feature in which you can set the size of the loaf you are going to bake.

panasonic bread machineAlong with the selection of the size and the other common control options which are available in the machine, the user is also allowed to choose the colour of the crust which gives the bread maker an edge over the other competitors in the market. And now we are going to take all our readers on a virtual tour of ‘Bread Baking’ in the world of Panasonic SD-YD 250.

All about the controls:

The machine itself is around 15.5 pounds and consumes an average counter space. However, no one wants the machine to drop itself off the counter owing to the vibration. Hence, ensure that the machine is placed on a large enough counter before you start baking in it. It has the regular dough cycle, is able to make gluten free bread, and makes bread loaves in three sizes – M, L and XL.

It can be used to prepare Multigrain bread, Basic or the Regular Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Pizza dough, French bread, rapid bread (with the Bake Rapid cycle), Sandwich Bread (Bake Sandwich cycle), Raisin Bread (Bake Raisin cycle), dough for dinner rolls, croissants, donuts and pizzas and you can extend the functionality of the machine by using the recipe booklet and your skills.

All about the Bread:

breadThe bread prepared with the Panasonic bread maker is better than all the competitors in terms of texture, taste, size, colour (which can be set) and aroma. You might think that we are being biased just because we have this machine. But experience speaks better than any infomercial and a demo is always available in the executive stores. So, you can just check this out on your own too.

The bread tastes good because of the difference in the baking cycles, the availability of the yeast dispenser which works on its own and the unique programming of the bread maker.

After the Baking:

Everybody doesn’t love cleaning up; especially the kitchen mess. Baking was made automatic because manual baking used to take a lot of time, skill, effort and a huge time for cleaning up the mess left after baking. Though some bread makers leave the baking pan gooey or leave the burnt bread in the corners, the Panasonic Bread Maker comes has this unique baking pan which is non-stick and can be thus, cleaned easily. All you have to do is to clean it like a normal utensil. You can’t put it in the dishwasher though and can’t use the abrasive cleaners on it. This will destroy the non-stick coating.

The main body and unit can be wiped clean with a damp cloth or kitchen towel and the yeast dispenser can also be wiped with a cloth. If you are wiping the yeast dispenser with a damp cloth, though, you should take care that it is completely dry when you use it the next time. To clean the kneading paddle, you can follow the regular process but you should not submerge it in the water.

The measuring cup and spoon can also be rinsed and dried just like the other utensils. Hence, the cleaning part will also not require a lot of effort. Let me tell you, this is one of the major reason that we bought the machine for the office as the staff over there is less bent towards strenuous cleaning processes.

So, what are you waiting for, go for a demo. Or even better, order one for your office right now..!!

Bought Espresso Machine for our Survivor Corps Office

A few months back there was an emergency situation at our Survivor Corps office. Our old an ancient coffee machine finally breathed its last. One fine day the old friend just stopped working. Everyone in the office looked visibly depressed and down. Work became slow. People were taking long breaks at every possible opportunity to run to the nearest cafe. Being an advertising agency, we need to brainstorm for new ideas every now and then. But the brainstorming sessions also became utterly unproductive due to the absence of caffeine in the office.

Rancilio-Espresso-MachineSome of us got together and decided to help the situation and buy a new coffee machine for the office. Now this was the difficult bit. Choosing an espresso machine to buy for use in an office involves a lot of planning. Because a lot of coffee is going to be brewed every day and the machine should be able to take that much usage. Additionally, maintenance should be easy and cleaning should not be a daylong task. So after long hours of research, we decided to settle for Rancilio Silvia Espresso machine, the number one rated espresso machine by The Edge. The Edge editors review the home espresso machines with videos, photos, and customer reviews. For office we bought the additional pod adapter kit and got the PID installed. We also paid a little extra to extend the warranty period to three years.

Truth be told, this espresso machine is actually pretty amazing. The machine was reasonable priced, below a thousand dollars. It has a rust resistant stainless steel outer casing that makes it look sturdy and pretty sleek. To be honest, while buying it we actually fell for the look. It also has a small footprint- that is, it takes up a considerably little space on the counter top.

But, if you leave the aesthetics aside, even then this machine proves to be quite handy. It is fairly simple to use. All you need to do is plug it in, and you are good to go! No plumbing hassle required at all. Due to the pod adapter kit we can also use coffee pods for making espresso. This comes very handy at office when you do not have time to grind coffee beans and then dose and tamp them. Otherwise we do have a fairly good coffee grinder and a tamper for aid. The brass portafilter comes with two baskets for single and double shots. The brewed espresso is also pretty consistent in individual brews due to the even heating system. There is a cup warmer that is perfect for the finicky espresso lovers who need to warm up their cup before pulling a shot. And my personal favorite feature, the steam wand, it just works magic to make amazing cappuccinos and latte. The tea lovers in our office also can easily heat water with this team wand for their tea.

Rancilio espresso machine with pidAll in all, this machine has proved to be a good buy. We have been using it for over four months now and it has remained true to its words, reliable, consistent and user friendly. Though it does require very precise and fine grinding of the beans to make espresso and offers little manual control beside the installed PID, but who cares about that in an office anyway? We are all happy with this machine- espresso drinkers, cappuccino drinkers and even tea drinkers. No complaints from anyone whatsoever. A couple of our employees actually went ahead and bought one of these beauties for home use. I would highly recommend buying this machine to whoever is in search of a good quality and durable espresso machine.

Juicing party at Survivor Corps by Best Juicer

header4You know we have restructured this website to a blog. This Saturday we hosted juicing party at our new survivor corps office. This juicing party was organized by “Best Juicer”.  We had room for 20 people. We invited some of our friends who love juice for a morning of breakfast. Our Party started at 7am and finished at 11am. We used a good mix of fruit and veggies, including greens like celery, spinach etc. Best Juicer sent us a brand new masticating juicer to make juice. It was a slow juicer that extracts all kind of juice and you get extra vitamins and very high yield.  We made apple, carrot, orange and greens juice using this slow juicer. Taste was exceptionally well. This juicer had pulp controller in it. We made both juices and smoothies using this pulp controller feature.

We had lot of fun as we had getting together. We had good healthy breakfast and Thank you “Best Juicer” for this amazing and different party. We all love you at survivor corps office. Thank you for your support.