Enter to #win an espresso machine and cups from @IMUSA   #JingleJam

Enter to #win an espresso machine and cups from @IMUSA #JingleJam

Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted byMamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! Let’s kick off the holiday season with a bang! The linky at the end of the post has some amazing prizes geared towards music, toys, food, kitchens and everything else. This event will run from December 1-15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good luck and Happy Holidays!

My Sponsor: IMUSA

I am a huge coffee fanatic.  There is nothing I like better than to start my morning with a strong cup of coffee!  I often find myself stopping at coffee shops in the afternoon in an effort to inhale enough caffeine to keep me going for the rest of the day!  I bet you have someone like me on your holiday gift list!  Somebody who is drawn to everything coffee flavored….coffee icecream, iced coffees, chocolate stir spoons to actually STIR their beloved coffee with? If you have somebody like this on your holiday wish list, chances are they would love to have their own espresso machine so they could make espresso and decadent coffee creations right at home.  I recently received a   Bistro 4 Cup Electric Espresso Maker and a set of Espresso Cups from IMUSA to review and I have to say I was thrilled to have an excuse to actually drink more coffee!  If you aren’t familiar with IMUSA, here is some information about them from their website:

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IMUSA, the #1 Hispanic & International cookware company, gives you access to the latest authentic & fusion recipes, cooking tips, celebrity chef tips and news, contests, giveaways & more!Innovative, authentic & affordable, IMUSA’s line of products help bring the Abuelas’ (grandmas’) recipes to life while also capturing the adventurist spirit of culinary globetrotters. Today, the IMUSA brand has moved beyond borders to become the leading brand of Hispanic housewares and a culinary brand ambassador of other international cusines including the new Pan-Asian line of products.

IMUSA carries an extensive line of household products that range from cutting boards and cheese graters to griddles and tamale steamers.  Many of these items are classics in a tradition Hispanic kitchen but whether you are of Spanish origin or not they will no doubt be useful in your own kitchen as well.  If you want to learn to incorporate different types of Spanish cuisine into your family mealtime they have a wonderful recipe selection that is broken down into region.  Cuban, Latin, Mexican, and Puerto Rican cuisines are all just a tad bit different and the IMUSA website is a great source of information on Spanish cuisine.

The Bistro 4 Cup Electric Espresso Maker I received is nicely compact but large enough to make a nice little pot of espresso.  Some of the features of this espresso machine include a light indicator, an adjustable on/of steam control, a froth nozzle, a removable stainless steel filter holder and a glass carafe which holds 4 servings of espresso.  It also has a removable drip tray for easy cleaning which is a very nice feature indeed! It comes with a recipe book if you need a little inspiration.

The IMUSA espresso cups come in many different colors including red, yellow, white, brown, and several other combinations.  This is a set of 4 cups and 4 saucers made of  high fire glazed ceramic. It comes with a handy chrome rack to help you keep them all organized.   They have a very attractive glossy finish to them and seem to be very well made.  This is a tiny little set that you should be able to find space for on your counter very easily.

IMUSA Espresso Machine

So, this is the first time I have ever made espresso myself.  I have seen it done but have no experience at all with espresso machines.  That means, I actually had to read the instruction manual to figure it out.  I usually try to skip that part but you really should look through it to familiarize yourself with how the unit goes together.  It is pretty simple…fill the glass carafe with water and pour it into the housing at the back/top of the unity.  Screw on the top and close the lid.  Fill the coffee holder attachment with ground coffee and screw it in place.  I was a little unsure if I had it completely locked into place but since everything worked fine I guess I did!  Then, turn the handle to the ‘coffee’ position.  Then, just wait!  If you want steamed milk for a cappuccino you fill a glass measuring cup with some milk and hold it under the frother attachment while moving the handle from ‘coffee’ to ‘steam’.  When your milk is frothed in just a minute or so you move it back to ‘coffee’ to finish brewing your espresso.  All in all, the process took only a few minutes and after the addition of some hot cocoa and peppermint syrup I had a peppermint mocha cappuccino to rival any specialty coffee house!

If you are looking for a compact and simple espresso maker, this is a nice unit.  It won’t grind  your beans or let you set strength or anything those super expensive models probably do.  However, it is a small, inexpensive unit that makes a very decent cup of espresso.

WIN IT: 

IMUSA has offered one of my readers an espresso machine and set of mugs.  This is a rafflecopter giveaway so follow the directions in the form below to enter.  This giveaway ends at midnight EST on  December 15th, 2012.
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Disclaimer:  In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

 

By entering this giveaway, you release this blog and it’s owner from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize.

 

 


 

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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to try the Executive Thermal Food Carrier with Utensils

  2. Black Jumbo Cooker with Silicone Handle and Glass Lid

  3. this is cute 8 Piece Porcelain Espresso Set with Rack – ‘Faith’

  4. Tabitha Pyle says:

    i’d like the electric griddle

  5. The Seafood Steamer

  6. Panini Press with Non-Stick Coating

  7. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d love to own the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  8. kim lazor says:

    8 Piece Porcelain Espresso Set with Rack – ‘Faith’

  9. debbie binder says:

    I would love to try the panini maker too

  10. Allyson Bossie says:

    I love this

  11. Jessica P. says:

    I’d love to try the Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Griddle!

  12. I would love to have their Caldero with Non-Stick Interior/Exterior and Tempered Glass Lid. thanks for the giveaway chance.

  13. courtney hennagir says:

    the tortilla press!

  14. Leann Lindeman says:

    Non-Stick Painted Caldero with Tempered Glass Lid

  15. Gina Brickell says:

    I’d like the aluminum pressure cooker

  16. I would love the Black Jumbo Cooker with Silicone Handle and Glass Lid

  17. Jessica R. says:

    I’d like to try their White Sandwich Maker

  18. The tamale steamer

  19. Dominique says:

    i love the Electric Griddle

  20. carol roberts says:

    Bamboo Jumbo Plantain Slicer

  21. Tanya Phillips says:

    Oh, you know what I really want, the Volcanic Stone Mortar Molcajete. I think it would be so fun to make guacamole in it. I make guac all the time so I think it would be worth it to buy one :)

  22. Priscilla Benavides says:

    I like the Volcanic Stone Mortar Molcajete!
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

  23. debbie jackson says:

    pre seasoned cast iron griddle…..yum

  24. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    I want to try one of the thermal food carriers

  25. 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  26. 8 Piece Porcelain Espresso Set with Rack – ‘Faith’

  27. Nichole Miller shamblin says:

    the egg pan with lid

  28. Jess McCarthy says:

    Definitely a tamale steamer!!!!!

  29. i like the pressure cooker

  30. I’d like to try the Panini Maker.

  31. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    I like the Volcanic Stone Mortar Molcajete

  32. I’d love the Electric Griddle!

  33. Jennifer Speed says:

    8 Piece Espresso Set with Rack – Brown & Teal

  34. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would love to have the Panini Maker with Setting Dial .

  35. susan hartman says:

    I would like a Panini Maker

  36. Ola Jaggers says:

    Love the 4 Piece Stackable Cappuccino Mug Set with Rack – Multicolor.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

    ~Ola

  37. I like the Aluminum Nested Tamale & Seafood Steamer Set
    Aluminum Nested Tamale & Seafood Steamer Set

  38. Rebekah Gyger says:

    Those recipes look yummy!

  39. Jennifer Holovack says:

    I want to try the garlic press

  40. the bamboo mortar & pestle

  41. The Cuban Sandwich Maker & Multi-use Grill looks awesome!

  42. Chasity Boatman says:

    I want to try the garlic press

  43. I’d like an electric griddle

  44. I’d like to try the Rice Cooker with Steam Tray & Teflon Non-Stick !

  45. Stephanie says:

    I really like the Turquoise Enamel mugs.

  46. would love to try the panini maker

  47. Autumn Myers says:

    I’d love to get a rice cooker or a panini maker, they’re my favorite foods :)

  48. Carey Gyger says:

    I would love to try the Panini maker along with other small appliances I saw on the site. Also trying new recipes are always fun.

  49. Marti Parks says:

    I would like the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker.

  50. Velvet Hubler says:

    I would love to try the Caldero with Non-Stick Interior/Exterior and Tempered Glass Lid

  51. The Cuban Sandwich and Multi-Use Grill looks pretty fab.

  52. I would love to try the panini maker.

  53. Wendy Pogrant says:

    5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  54. IMUSA 5-Cup Nonstick Rice Cooker

  55. Karen Rennirt says:

    Executive Thermal Food Carrier is really nice.

  56. Kerry Leenhouts says:

    I would like Executive Thermal Food Carrier with Utensils to use for work. I don’t like using the microwave.

  57. Justin Henry says:

    I would like to try the non-stick electric rice cooker. I’ve been wanting to try one for a while now.

  58. I would love to try the electric rice cooker./

  59. Aluminum Caldero Set – 18/24/30cm

  60. Non-STick Griddle

  61. The Large Wood Plantain Slicer

  62. The stackable cappuccino mugs.

  63. Rachel McConnell says:

    the panini press or the turquoise seafood steamer. Love the bright color!

  64. I’d also like to try the panini press. Thanks for the chance to win!

  65. Rae Cicelske says:

    I would love the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  66. would love to try the gourmet juicer

  67. Allison Downes says:

    I would love to try out the
    Double Burner Griddle with Non-Stick and Soft Touch Handles

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  68. I would love to try the panini maker.

  69. I would also like the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  70. Allison (Allie Lanc) says:

    I like the Turquoise Enamel Dutch Oven

  71. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to try the Panini Press.

  72. Victoria S says:

    I would like to try the coffee cloth strainer…it looks like it would make straining my cold brew coffee a lot easier!

  73. tracy webb says:

    I need a set of steak knives.

  74. I would like to try the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  75. Shelly Perkowski says:

    Panini Press with Non-Stick Coating!!!

  76. Jessica Rose says:

    The Carbon Steel Sauté Pan with Non-Stick

  77. the gourmet juicer!

  78. kimberly holgate says:

    the silicone pot holders look interesting

  79. carbon steel nonstick round griddle/comal

  80. 8 Piece Porcelain Espresso Set with Rack – ‘Faith’

  81. Black Tamale & Seafood Steamer with Soft Touch Handles and Glass.

  82. I would love to use the 9 Piece Stainless Steel Espresso Gift Set

  83. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the Electric Rice Cooker with Non-Stick

  84. Sacha Schroeder says:

    Bamboo Mortar and Pestle

  85. nannypanpan says:

    i like the oval corner griddle
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  86. Danielle D says:

    I’d go for the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker!!

  87. Gail Williams says:

    I’d like 2 of the 4 Piece Steak Knife Sets!

  88. I like the Bamboo Large Mortar and Pestle.

  89. Manual Citrus Juicer

  90. Ruth Reynolds says:

    Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet ive wanted one of these since i got my own place my parents had one…makes the best fried potatos

  91. Dominique says:

    I’d like the Mini Sky Thermal Food Carrier with Utensil. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

  92. I’d love to have/try the 5qt Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  93. The Beechwood Mortar & Pestle

  94. Becky Caldbeck Parker says:

    The Griddle

  95. Ash Johnson says:

    I’d like to try the Cuban Sandwich Maker & Multi-use Grill

  96. like this
    Caldero with Porcelain Exterior and Tempered Glass Li

  97. i’d like to try the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  98. kimberly bhatti says:

    Espresso/Cappuccino Maker

  99. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    Cuban Sandwich Maker & Multi-use Grill

  100. I would love to have an enamel dutch oven or stockpot!

  101. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit the sponsor’s site and tell me what other product you would like to try.

    electric pressure cooker

  102. Electric Griddle

  103. Helen Keeler says:

    I’d love to have the Panini Press with Non-Stick Coating.

  104. Sheralle D. says:

    Would love to try the Porta Lunch 2 Compartment Thermal Food Carrier.

  105. I like the 3 Pack Multicolor Salsa Dishes!

  106. Potato/Bean Masher with Wood Handle
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  107. I like the white sandwich maker.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

  108. the panini maker

  109. rochelle johnson says:

    Cuban Sandwich Maker & Multi-use Grill

  110. I’d love to try the cast iron tortilla press. That would make things so much easier!

  111. Mary Diehl says:

    I’d love to try the Espresso/Cappuccino Maker or the electric griddle. they would be so handy and nice to have. I love cooking and new kitchen items

  112. Adrianne B says:

    I’d also like the Nested Tamale and Seafood Steamer

  113. I’d also like the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker !

  114. Like to try the Panini Maker with Setting Dial

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  115. I would get a pressure cooker

  116. Cuban Sandwich Maker & Multi-use Grill

  117. jodi lasher/frasier says:

    I like the
    Blue Enamel Stock Pot

  118. I would love to try the Imusa Rice Cooker!

  119. tracey byram says:

    I’d like to try the Electric Griddle.

  120. I could use the 3 Piece Spoon Set.

  121. Pauline M says:

    I would love to try the Rice Cooker with Steam Tray! I usually end up with crunchy rice!

  122. I would like to try the Caldero with Non-Stick Interior/Exterior and Tempered Glass Lid.

  123. I’d like the Black Jumbo Cooker with Silicone Handle and Glass Lid.

  124. I’d love to own their IMUSA 9.5″ Cast Aluminum Comal with Cool Touch Handle

  125. Stacey Cockrell says:

    Victoria corn grinder

  126. I also like the Turquoise Tamale and Seafood Steamer!
    Rafflecopter: Heidi TextbookMommy

  127. My mom swears by pressure cookers. I would like the 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker.

    Thanks

  128. maleficent m says:

    i love the 8 Piece Espresso Set with Rack – Brown & Teal. i really need new mugs.

  129. Jennifer Rote says:

    Panini Maker with Setting Dial

  130. Melissa S says:

    I love the bamboo mortar and pestle. I grow a lot of herbs and it would be perfect.

  131. Amanda Rauch says:

    Turquoise Enamel Stock Pot

  132. heather eg kaufman says:

    Panini Maker with Setting Dial

  133. 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker

  134. Kayleen Considine says:

    The carbon steel nonstick wok

  135. Would also like to try their Panini Maker with Setting Dial!

  136. Nikki Lynn Hanna says:

    I would love the IMUSA 5-Cup Nonstick Rice Cooker

    greenday14fan@yahoo.com

  137. I would love to see the Panini Maker with Setting Dial in action! I’m really curious about the dial :)

  138. Samantha F. says:

    The 5 qt pressure cooker

  139. Oh, the Seafood Steamer!

  140. I’d like to try the panini maker.

  141. I would like to have the 4 Piece Aluminum Stock Pot Set with Soft Touch Handles

  142. Love the large bamboo mortar and pestle

  143. courtney b says:

    i like the 2 piece strainer set

  144. aluminum tamale and seafood steamer

  145. richelle bowers says:

    Gourmet Manual Citrus Juicer

  146. I like the white sandwich maker too!

  147. the electric griddle

  148. I could totally use a Blue Enamaled Tamale Steamer.

  149. I would like to try the electric pressure cooker

  150. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d like to own their Turquoise Enamel Stock Pot .

  151. I like their wood serving spoons and paddles

  152. Megan Parsons says:

    I’d like to try the Rice Cooker with Steam Tray & Teflon Non-Stick

  153. The 5 qt. Electric Digital Pressure Cooker would make me very happy!

  154. Jen Breedlove says:

    One of the rice cookers or the digital pressure cooker

  155. i’d love to have Gourmet 4 Cup Espresso Maker with 1.2Qt Water tank too :)

  156. golden storm says:

    i would like to try the Chef Aluminum Pressure Cooker my grandma used to have one when i was little and i really would love one

  157. the panini maker

  158. Katie Amanda says:

    I like 12 Piece Espresso Set with Rack – Saffron Red.

  159. Saute Pans . Thank you. Jerri Davis

  160. Jennifer E. says:

    panini maker

  161. Jessamine Marie Ricafort Dungo says:

    I also like the Non-Stick Painted Caldero with Tempered Glass Lid :)

  162. David Haug says:

    The Executive Thermal Food Carrier with Utensils sounds neat.

  163. Misses Giveaways says:

    plantain slicer

  164. The 11 Piece Black Cookware Set with Silicone Handles

  165. kelley roach says:

    i want the garlic press

  166. Angela Cash says:

    I would like to try the Bamboo Tostonera.

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