Friday, December 5, 2014

JL Hufford $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1840 Farm Review and special LIMITED TIME ONLY discount on the Vitamix 750

Hello everyone! Our friends at 1840 Farm have been testing out the Vitamix Professional 750 and have discovered how much they love it! Please be sure to check out their blog for their review of the 750 and SAVE BIG with a limited time only discount! Thanks for choosing JL Hufford this holiday season!  Click the image below to visit 1840 Farm and save even more this Christmas season!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Le Creuset French Oven

Le Creuset 6.75 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round French Oven

This holiday season we'll be releasing a series of videos designed to make you holiday shopping experience much simpler! We'll be showing you a variety of different pieces that would make a perfect gift for the gourmet lover in your life. First, we'd like to introduce the Le Creuset French Oven, also known as a Dutch Oven, this beautiful pan is perfect for slow cooking roasts, even giving you the ability to brown those roasts before you add liquid. This beautiful pan features 100% high quality cast iron construction, and is enameled for a beautiful and long lasting finish. This pan is available in a variety of sizes and vivid colors to fit your kitchen perfectly.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Three Most Important Kitchen Knives - With Chef Mike from Wusthof

If you're knife shopping for loved ones this year and feel like there are just too many options to choose from, you are not alone. It seems like there are about 10 different versions of the same style of blade, and that's mostly true. While cutlery makers keep coming up the the next "must-have knife," there are some knives that should definitely be in every kitchen.

We asked Chef Mike Garaghty, Wuthof's corporate chef, to come out to Lafayette and helps us all understand more about Wusthof knives and what every kitchen needs. Watch the video to hear him say it better than we can, but every home chef should have, at the very least, a cook's knife, a serrated knife, and a paring knife. Wusthof even offers a conveniently packaged set which includes all three, the Classic 3 Piece Starter Set.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vitamix SNL Spoof

Did you catch this hilarious Vitamix Spoof on SNL a few weeks ago, we thought it was hilarious!

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J.L. Hufford – Now Recognized as Google Trusted Store

Google Trusted Stores Logo

J.L. Hufford, industry leaders in gourmet coffee, tea and high quality housewares, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trsuted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service.

Now, when visiting the J.L. Hufford website, you can hover over the Google Trusted Store badge and see metrics on our store’s shipping and customer service performance. J.L. Hufford has 100% rating for top quality customer service and a 98% excellence rating for on-time shipping.

J.L. Hufford has long been the internet’s premiere retailer of gourmet coffee, gourmet tea and the highest quality house wares, cookware, cutlery and more. We have always striven to provide our customers with the highest levels of service featuring a personal touch that other companies simply cannot provide. Being accepted into the Google Trusted Stores program provides you, the customer, absolute confidence in our Customer Service and Shipping habits and demonstrates our commitment to giving you only the finest quality at the best prices!

As an added benefit, when you make a purchase at our store, you now have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. In the highly unlikely event of an issue with your purchase, you can now request Google’s help, and Google will work with J.L. Hufford and you, the customer, to address the issue in a timely fashion. As part of this new program, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this new, free program with J.L. Hufford and as always shop with the highest confidence that you’ll be getting the highest quality customer service and shipping service available. At J.L. Hufford, you can truly Discover Gourmet!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Vitamix S-30 Product Final Review

Vitamix S-30 Review


The brand new Vitamix S-30 has been available to the public for a little while now and those who picked one up as they came out have had a little bit of time to explore their new blender, including us!
We were all pretty excited about getting to try out the latest offering from our friends at Vitamix, who's main production facility we visited in early June (sidenote: awesome facility guys!).
In case you missed our earlier post about the Vitamix S-30, we'll catch you up to speed. The S-30 is the first compact sized blender available from Vitamix, the same people who brought you the groundbreaking Vitamix 750.

So what's so cool about the S-30?

Firstly, the S-30 is a Vitamix machine and if you've ever had the pleasure of owning or even using a Vitamix machine before, you know to expect only the highest quality. Nestling itself into a market saturated with cheap, poorly constructed "miniature" blenders that break easily and often wind up at the back of the lowest kitchen shelf, the S-30 blender is designed to provide a personal experience unlike anything else available on the market today and it really does deliver on it's promise.
Designed with a busy, on-the-go person in mind, the Vitamix S-30 is designed from the base up to provide your whole family with a one-of-a kind, quick, easy to use blender solution that turns out one of the best smoothies we've ever had, all in a convenient, portable, spill-resistant travel container, a first from Vitamix! The motor base in the S-30 is extremely powerful, far more powerful than any of the other "personal" blenders available today, and with it's 840 watt power rating it's easy to understand why. While it won't make liquids hot like the Pro 750 does, this feature isn't really necessary with a personal blender, besides, this little guy alread has a motor that would put most big-box full sized blenders to shame!!
The real innovation comes from the twin jar system and detachable motor base that comes standard with a new Vitamix S-30. The first jar is a more traditional style blender jar and has a 40-ounce capacity. As with all Vitamix jars, the 40-ounce standard Jar for the S-30 is BPA-free and is made from only the highest quality plastic. Being a smaller size and being slightly thicker than most other Vitamix jars, it just feels more sturdy in your hand and could definitely handle a decent sized fall without suffering damage. The other jar that comes standard is the brand new Vitamix 20-Ounce Travel Container/Cup with Flip-Top lid. This container is what really makes the S-30 stand out in the crowd. it is not only used to hold your beverages, but can also be used as the blender jar itself! No mess, no fuss, simply fill up your S-30 Travel Cup with your favorite smoothie ingredients, screw on the detachable blade base and blend! When finished, unscrew the blade base and attach the spill-resistant flip-top lid and you're all done. Having this type of setup really helps to eliminate the intermediate steps and speeds up the whole process while also dirtying up fewer dishes! Both jars are dishwasher safe, and the detachable blade base is much easier to clean than on other Vitamix models where the blade base is attached to the jar.

Who's it for and Final Thoughts

As we tested the demonstration model that was sent to us, we learned that the S-30 really does deliver an unmatched PERSONAL blender experience. I have used other mini blenders before, and this one takes the cake, by a mile. This little machine would be perfect for the busy family who doesn't have enough time to wash out the blender jar multiple times (just don't forget to get a Travel Container for each person) or for a college student with limited space. It is also perfect for anyone who wants a quick solution for a morning smoothie to go! The Vitamix S-30 is powerful, easy to use, is fairly quiet for being such a powerful blender, provides an unmatched personal blender experience, and cleans up easily. While the motor isn't as powerful as it's big brother, and the rubber foot grips could have probably been designed a little better, those were the only flaws that we noticed, and that says a lot about this personal blender. The Vitamix S-30 shows us that personal blenders are viable for in-home use on a daily basis and leaves us wondering what the next innovations in the brand new "S" line will be.

Vitamix S-30 Blender, Available Now For $398.95