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It's 7-Eleven Day—Which Means Free Slurpees for Everyone

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Tim Sloan, AFP/Getty Images

July 11 is just another day for some, but for 7-Eleven fans, it's a cause for celebration. Thrillist reports that the convenience store chain is giving away free Slurpees at all U.S. locations this Wednesday in honor of 7-Eleven Day.

Offering Slurpees to customers free of charge on "7/11" has become an annual tradition for the company. You'll be able to pick up a small cup of their signature slushy drink in the classic flavors, like cherry and blue raspberry, or you can try something new with their limited-edition Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries Slurpee.

This year, 7-Eleven is offering a deal on hot food to go with your brain freeze. On July 11 and July 18 (National Hot Dog day), you can purchase a Big Bite hot dog for $1. Members of the chain's 7Rewards program (a.k.a. anyone who has the 7-Eleven app) will also get exclusive deals on drinks and snacks throughout the week in honor of 7-Eleven's 91st anniversary. Most of this week's offerings are buy-one-get-one deals, including a free Coke with the purchase of Cheez-Its and a free Big Gulp with the purchase of Snickers.

If you haven't grabbed your free Slurpee yet today, make sure you get the timing right: Like every year, the promotion only runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

[h/t Thrillist]

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Kenmore's New Stand Mixer Might Whip the KitchenAid Classic
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Kenmore

A KitchenAid stand mixer has long been a home baker's best friend. It out-mixes, -kneads, and -beats most of its competitors, all while looking gorgeous on a kitchen countertop. But in the Kenmore Ovation, the iconic stand mixer may have finally met its match. According to Reviewed, the Kenmore product rivals the KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart mixer in terms of performance and design.

The elements of the two stand mixers are basically the same: Both come with three standard attachments—a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whisk. The Ovation is heavier than a KitchenAid, which means it doesn't scoot across your counter when it's working dense bread dough. It also takes just as much time to prepare heavy and chunky doughs in an Ovation as it does in a KitchenAid.

Hand pouring milk into a stand mixer.
Kenmore

Kenmore's product also offers some special features that the KitchenAid doesn't have. Instead of struggling to pour ingredients down the side of the bowl while it sits beneath the mixer, you can add them through the Ovation's patented pour-in hole on top of the machine. And the Ovation's glass bowl comes with a 360-degree splash guard that keeps your kitchen and your clothes flour- and batter-free as you mix.

The Ovation does have a few drawbacks: The six-pound glass bowl is hard to move around, as is the 30-pound mixer itself if you ever want to relocate it. But if you're looking for a sturdier stand mixer option, you can purchase the Kenmore Ovation for $350 to $400. Or you can stick with the classics and finally take home that KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart mixer you've been dreaming of: It's currently on sale at Amazon for $240.

[h/t Reviewed]

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
TASCHEN
TASCHEN

If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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