Welcome! My name is Lisa Popeil and I am the CEO and Founder of Hug The Cook – where gourmet cooks test for the best and sell only the best in culinary tools and kitchenware.
I created Hug The Cook for people like you who love to cook and know how important it is to have the highest quality appliances and cookware in your kitchen. We are deeply committed to offering only the very best in quality and style. I promise that everything we offer at Hug The Cook is exactly what I would personally recommend. Because of our thorough testing, I can unconditionally guarantee your happiness with every product we sell.
My mission is to save you from having the same kind of experience I went through about two years ago when I needed to buy a new toaster oven….
I decided to entrust my search to a reputable kitchen store near my home in Los Angeles. Should be easy, right? Well, there they were, eight different models and brands to choose from, all lined up on a counter. I asked the sales person if she could make a recommendation. She had no first-hand knowledge about the products and, therefore, could not help me out at all. I was on my own. So, I spent quite a long time looking each one of them over. I looked at design, read about the features, checked out the quality, tinkered around with them, and then finally made my choice. I think the sales person thought I was a bit nuts, I virtually did everything except make toast with them! That would come later.
I took my new (and, I must say, rather expensive) toaster oven home, unpacked it and plugged it in. I couldn’t wait for the morning (I get very excited about new appliances). The next morning I went to the kitchen, made my coffee, put two pieces of bread in my new toaster oven and turned on the timer. All of a sudden I hear this loud Tick, Tick, Tick. Oh no! This toaster ticks! If only someone would have told me this toaster ticked, I never would have bought it. I also found that it browned the toast unevenly, toasting one side more than the other. You can imagine how disappointed I was. I then had the unpleasant task of repacking the toaster in the box and driving it back to the store, only to begin again.
With so many choices out there, how can we, the consumers, know which products are the best? I designed Hug The Cook to save you from ever having to suffer through this kind of experience again!
Our exclusive Hug The Cook Test Kitchen does the research for you. As your consumer advocate, we look at all of the models and brands in the marketplace to uncover the top performers in a variety of price categories. We compare features not normally listed in product descriptions, like noise level, real clean-up time, and sturdiness. We test true functionality and how well products perform the tasks for which they were designed.
What’s true in our test kitchen is doubly true on the Internet – the clear winner always rises to the top. Take a look at our store and right away you’ll know: Hug The Cook offers "only the best" for a truly better shopping experience. Consider us your consumer advocate.
We are currently working on the presentation of all of our Test Kitchen Results and will be posting them to our website very soon. Please visit us again soon and let us know what you think.
Thank you for shopping with us!
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