Cuisinart Green Gourmet Fry Pans : Green Gourmet hard-anodized pans feature an aluminum alloy core and exclusive nonstick surface that's ceramic- rather than petroleum-based, so it helps to conserve existing oil reserves. Handles are made from 70% recycled stainless-steel and Green Gourmet conducts heat so well, it's more energy-efficient too. Even the manufacturing process uses less energy than others. No conscientious cook should be without it. Product Features Hard-anodized with aluminum alloy core High thermal efficiency for energy conservation PTFE- and PFOA-free nonstick coating for healthier cooking Riveted stay-cool 70%-recycled stainless-steel handles Oven-safe to 500 degrees Environmentally-friendly packaging made from 100% recycled materials Limited lifetime warranty
Great cooking surface
PostedDecember 6, 2010
I purchased the 8" fry pan a few weeks ago as I wanted to try this new line by Cuisinart on a trial basis. I must admit that I am duly impressed. Heats well and the cooking surface is excellent. I am finding that I reach for it almost exclusively so now I need to get a bigger one too. Just ordered the large pan and it will be shipped soon. This has been an excellent purchase thus far.
Waring Cordless Wine Opener, WO50B : With the Waring cordless wine bottle opener, entertaining family and friends is easier than ever. Just press the button and you'll effortlessly open any wine bottle like the vino pros. Easily removes 80 natural or synthetic corks with one full charge. Vacuum pump wine preserver removes air from open bottles to retain fresh, full-bodied aroma. Smart-looking rechargeable base unit with brushed stainless-steel accents. Rubberized handset makes handling simple. Easy-to-use removable foil cutter. Includes NiMH battery pack and charger. UL listed. 4 3/4"W x 4 3/4"D x 4"H; Opener: 2 1/4"Dia. x 10 3/4"H Product Features Easily removes 80 natural or synthetic corks with one full charge Vacuum pump wine preserver removes air from open bottles to retain fresh, full-bodied aroma Brushed stainless accents for a sleek, handsome design Rubberized handset ensures a firm grip Removable foil cutter is easy to use Rechargeable base unit for added convenience NiMH battery pack and charger included UL listed Wipes clean Limited 5-year motor warranty; limited 1-year appliance warranty
I bought this unit because I was beginning to have problems uncorking wine with rubber corks. The Waring works well on any type of cork. Have not encountered a cork that did not come out easily and it just a matter of seconds. As prior reviewers indicated, I keep it charged atop my wine cooler and it is always ready to go. It's one of those really neat gadgets that you not only love for yourself but as a gift for others. I am planning to gift it to a friend.
Calphalon Unison Nonstick Griddle, 12 inch : The Unison Slide Nonstick Griddle is the most versatile pan in the kitchen: toasts, simmers, steams, browns, caramelizes and roasts. Unison Slide surface makes food glide without sticking. The advanced nonstick surface features three interlocking layers with a scratch-and-stain resistant surface engineered for years of service. Heavy-gauge anodized aluminum with protective base provides even distribution of heat and prevents hot spots. Turning of foods is easy thanks to the spacious design. Eggs, pancakes and hash browns cook without frying in butter. Fish filets, crab cakes and salmon patties are melt-in-your-mouth delicious without added oils. Easy-to-grasp stainless steel handle stays comfortably cool to the touch on the stove top. Oven and dishwasher safe. Made in the USA. Since the 1960s, both professional and home chefs have come to count on Calphalon for premium cookware, bakeware and a full line of kitchen products. In 2009 Calphalon introduced its Calphalon Unison Nonstick cookware for restaurant-quality results with dishwasher safe convenience. The Calphalon Unison Nonstick cookware set reflects the culinary company's attention to remarkable style and performance. Product Features Easy release of foods ensures meals are cooked to perfection Heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum construction offers optimum strength and durability Triple-layer Calphalon proprietary nonstick interior requires little or no oils or fats Healthy, low-fat way to cook endless recipes Anodized aluminum distributes heat evenly to ensure every ingredient cooks at the identical temperature No hot spots Spacious design accommodates additional servings Use with nylon, coated or wooden utensils to protect the cookware surface Triple-riveted stainless steel handle is expertly balanced and ergonomical Long loop handle with large eyelet for convenient hanging Stain-resistant and scratch-resistant PFOA-free Safe for gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen stove tops Oven safe to 500 F; not safe for broiler use Dishwasher safe; hand washing recommended By Calphalon, the first manufacturer of anodized aluminum Made in the USA Lifetime warranty
I have had this pan now for about two weeks and I love using it. I have followed the directions regarding the use of a small amount of oil and avoiding the oil sprays. The pan works as advertised - heats well and evenly. I am pleased with the purchase.