CHEFS Stainless-Steel Wok Skimmer : The generous circumference of the mesh bowl and extra-long handle make this contemporary skimmer a must for any kitchen. Useful for stir-frying, deep-frying, lifting small food from a deep pot. It's even handy for blanching vegetables. CHEFS signature collection of professional-quality cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware and more is meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook. CHEFS commitment to innovative, functional design is the key to delivering products of exceptional quality, performance and durability for home and professional kitchens. Product Features Large skimmer bowl holds ample ingredients Mesh design lets liquids drain quickly back into pot or pan as you lift food away. Long handle keeps hands and arms away from boiling water and hot oil. Made of 18/10 stainless steel for durability.
I've had a mesh strainer that's impossible to keep clean, and a painted steel one that rapidly begins to rust. This stainless steel sink strainer keeps large and small debris out of the drain and lets water through, and is very easy to clean.
Breville Personal Pie Baker, BPI640XL : Bake delicious 4" Dia. fruit pies, savory quiche, meat or vegetable pies with the Breville Personal Pie Baker. Nonstick-coated, die-cast cooking plates distribute heat uniformly, ensuring middle of pies bake evenly, while allowing golden browning to crusts. The self-crimping edges and locking latch on this mini pie baker seal pies automatically, creating a decorative, fluted top crust on every pie. Quick desserts, meals and snacks are ready in 8-10 minutes with the electric Breville Personal Pie Baker. Using puff pastry or ready-made refrigerated crust, this mini pie baker lets you create a variety of individualized desserts or entrees. Handheld pastry cutter trims dough exactly to fit precisely inside molds, and pastry press allows gentle shaping of dough. With the smooth nonstick surface on the cooking plates, pies release effortlessly, keeping pie and crust perfectly intact. This pie baker ensures uniform size for gourmet presentation at tasting parties. Handles stay cool to the touch. Features power "on" and "ready" lights, convenient under-base cord wrap and nonskid feet. Store vertically or horizontally. Pastry cutter and press are top-rack dishwasher-safe. Wipe clean plates. 1,200 watts. Australian-based Breville sets the standard for advanced kitchen appliance performance and durability. Breville creates the new generation of heavy-duty, professional-grade countertop appliances for the home chef, with an eye for forward-thinking innovation, modern design and advanced technology. Product Features Bake 4 individual homemade pies in 10 minutes or less Perfect to create fruit pies, quiche, vegetable or meat pies Nonstick-coated, die-cast plates provide uniform distribution of heat to bake middle of pies evenly, allowing golden browning to crusts Self-crimping pie mold edges and locking latch seal pies Edges automatically create a decorative fluted top crust Pastry cutter trims dough to fit precisely into molds Pastry press allows gentle shaping of dough Nonstick surface releases pie smoothly and effortlessly, keeping pie and crust intact Creates 4" Dia. uniform pies for gourmet presentation at tasting parties Stay-cool handles Power "on" and "ready" lights Under-base cord wrap and nonskid feet Stores vertically or horizontally Breville sets the standard for advanced kitchen appliance performance and durability
The device was heavier than I anticipated it being. It takes six minutes to reach operating temperature (which the manual does not specify), and therefore pie or other dough can be placed in the device cold. It's actually intimidating to put dough in the machine when it's at operating temperature. Overall, it's marginally better than a toaster oven of the same size.