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If you drink espresso and think your only options for getting it are expensive coffee shops or investing in yet another pricey electric countertop device, consider this sleek hand-powered model. The ROK Manual Espresso Maker impressed our tastings and testings team with an attractive, simple design that quickly and easily produced a rich, full-bodied espresso (no plug or pods required). Now you can have espresso anytime you want (and for less money and space than those other options will cost you).
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Attractive and functional, this machine produced rich, flavorful espresso and velvety crema with the pressing down of two levers. It was easy and intuitive; after just a few uses, we’d mastered great espresso.
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America’s Test Kitchen is the most-watched cooking show on public television—up to 2 million viewers watch each episode. The show is filmed in the test kitchen of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, located just outside Boston.
Each episode features recipes we’ve carefully developed to make sure they work every time. The test cooks solve everyday cooking problems, test equipment so you never have to waste money on things that don’t work, and taste supermarket ingredients to save you time in the store. It’s a common-sense, practical approach you won’t find on other cooking shows.