After much discussion with RockCrawlinChef, we decided to choose:
- The Hamilton Beach "Stay or Go" slow cooker. We passed on our old faithful crock-pot to Digger last week and were in need of a new one. What I think I'm going to like about this one is that it seals, so it won't spill all over Ripley when we take food places.
- Fox Run Craftsman's 3-piece Pizza Stone set. Monster unfortunately broke our last pizza stone. I loved using the pizza stone because it kept the kids from putting their frozen pizzas straight on the rack (okay, I'm guilty of that, too). While I don't mind the straight on the rack thing, I did just clean the oven and it was disgusting. Anything to prevent me having to do that again!
- Soda Stream carbonating bottles. We love our Soda Stream and I was thrilled to see that CSN stores carried it and all of the accessories. The one drawback to the Soda Stream is that it only comes with two bottles, so if you want a variety of sodas in the fridge, you're kinda screwed. For $14.99, they are less expensive than buying from a brick-and-mortar store.
- Soda Stream grape soda. Well, why not? It's a flavor we haven't tried yet. The drawback is that I couldn't order just one bottle, it came in a set of five. We'll be drinking grape soda for the next year.