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    January 21, 2013
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Carbon's Golden Malted Pancake and Waffle Mix : When you don't have time to make your secret recipe, make Mr. F.S. Carbon's secret "family recipe" mixture of premium wheat flour and corn flour, blended with wholesome malt and a blend of flavorings turns out fluffy, golden brown waffles and pancakes every time. Plain mix is in 33-oz cans. Yields: 30-36 pancakes, 5" Dia. or 15-18 waffles, 7" Dia.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice pancakes
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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TheRicker
fromCharleston, SC
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I didn't keep one of these to use myself. I gave them all as part of my Christmas gifts. The feedback I've received indicates the pancakes are very nice and flavorful. One of my sisters stated that she tried pancakes using regular milk one time and buttermilk another. She preferred the results using milk as she likes a more crispy (?) exterior to her pancakes. She said the buttermilk pancakes were more fluffy (and less crispy).
+1point
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Stainless-Steel Large Scoop Colander : This stainless-steel large scoop colander holds nearly 4 cups to simplify prep work and serving. The quality mesh bowl lets you scoop and strain pasta, potatoes or vegetables. With the long handle on this colander, you can easily lift out stir-fry foods from a wok or fried foods from hot oil. Also ideal for blanching and canning. End loop for hanging. Stainless-steel. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Large scoop is deep to lift and strain pasta, potatoes or vegetables Mesh design drains liquids from granules as small as rice Long handle keeps hands and arms away from boiling water or hot oil Durable stainless-steel to lift stir-fry, elevate deep-fried foods or smaller foods from a deep pot End loop for hanging
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Scoop Like None Other
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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TheRicker
fromCharleston, SC
My Cooking Level:Advanced
Wow! Where's this tool been all my life. If you like or prefer to strain your pasta without dumping all the water out, this is an excellent tool...if you don't already have a strainer as part of your pasta pot.
It's great for removing vegetables that you blanch.
Easy to clean and use.
The hardest part for me was where to store it. I have it hanging with my pots and pans. It won't fit in a drawer...at least not without taking over a drawer.
+3points
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Chef'sChoice AngleSelect Knife Sharpener : This 3-stage electric knife sharpener is fast and easy to use. Works on smooth, serrated, Asian and sporting knives. The angle guides keep you within a perfect 15-20 degree angle, so there's no guesswork. Stage 1 at a 15% angle for Asian knives and Stage 2 at 20% for American and European knives hones cutlery to hairsplitting sharpness with diamond coated disks. Revolutional Stage 3 stropping/polishing disk finishes the job with a flawless edge. Lubricant-free so it's a joy to sharpen knives. 3 year limited warranty. Compact for easy storage.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
AngleSelect Knife Sharpener
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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TheRicker
fromCharleston, SC
My Cooking Level:Advanced
First, I like the product and it does what I bought it for. However, I thought each knife went through all three slots to sharpen. Turns out that the first slot is for Asian knives that have one angle and the second slot is for European knives (what most of us would refer to as a "regular" knife). The third slot is the stropping one and all knives finish the process there. I thought there might be a switch or some mechanism to switch between the two types of knives. It's not a problem but buyers should be aware of how the product works before buying so as to understand what to expect when you receive it and use it for the first time.
The buyer/end-user MUST read the instructions before using it. Using this product is more than just pulling a knife through a slot or series of slots.
I recommend using a knife that you care less about on your first use. You could damage a knife if you don't use the product properly. I think it takes a few tries to get a feel for how to pull the blades through the slots properly. Thicker blades do respond a bit differently from thinner blades. At least I thought so.
Overall, a good product. Sharp knives make a lot of difference in cutting vegetables and carving meats (either prepping to cook or after they're cooked). I like not have to use a serrated blade to slide tomatoes.
+7points
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CHEFS Non-Slip Flexible Cutting Mats, 4 piece : Easily chop, mince, dice or slice using these flexible cutting boards and pour ingredients from board into pan or mixing bowl or easily discard trimmings. Nonslip underside keeps these flexible cutting mats in place. These color-coded food-safety cutting mats prevent cross-contamination of foods, coordinating each color for specific type of food: blue to prep seafood, green to cut vegetables, red to slice beef and yellow for poultry. Durable polypropylene will not dull knives or retain odors. Lightweight to store in a drawer or use corner loop to hang. Dishwasher-safe. 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 Nonslip underside grips countertop to safely chop, dice, mince or slice Flexible mats let you pour ingredients into pan or bowl or discard trimmings Color coded boards prevent cross-contamination of foods, coordinating each color for specific type of food Blue to prep seafood, green for vegetables, red to trim or slice beef and yellow for poultry Lightweight to store in a drawer or hang with corner loop
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cutting Mats
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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TheRicker
fromCharleston, SC
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I was looking for inexpensive and quick to use cutting mats and this product met my expectations. I have cutting boards but when I just want to quickly cut fruit/vegetables, this mat meets the task.
Be aware that it will show cuts from knives. Only one side is usable. The other side grips the counter nicely.
It's not dishwasher safe so you need to understand that you will have to manually wash them. They're pretty easy and quick to clean though.
+5points
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CHEFS Deluxe Butter Dish : This porcelain water-cooled butter dish with lid keeps butter soft and spreadable for weeks without refrigeration. Add water to outer shell, place butter inside liner and set on inner shelf. Evaporative properties of water keep butter fresh, flavorful and ready to serve at the perfect consistency. White covered butter boat complements any table setting. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Holds 1/4-lb. (1 stick). 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 Store butter for an extended period of time without refrigeration Evaporative properties of water keep butter fresh Butter stays soft and spreadable Glazed white porcelain complements any table setting Oval design holds 1/4-lb. of butter (one stick) CHEFS signature professional-grade cooking tools are meticulously crafted and tested, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance in the kitchen
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Butter Dish - Does Just What I Expected/Wanted
PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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TheRicker
fromCharleston, SC
My Cooking Level:Advanced
This butter dish does exactly what it is marketed to do and was exactly what I was looking for.
I did forget, as I was moving it off the dining room table, that water was in the bottom and tilted it a bit and spilled some water. Easy cleanup but it reminded me that I can't just sling it around.
Like I said, this product does what it says and is of good quality.
+9points
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