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    June 14, 2011
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Microplane Herb Mill : Hundreds of patented, ultra-sharp scissor teeth on this Microplane herb mill finely chop fresh herbs without tearing or blemishing delicate leaves. Twist the soft-touch ergonomic handle to dispense, and keep hands free of aromatic herb moisture. Easy top-fill, large-capacity chamber will also store a generous supply of patted-dry herbs. Blades made in the USA. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Patented ultra-sharp scissor teeth finely chop herbs without tearing or blemishing leaves Soft-touch ergonomic handle for quick, smooth dispensing Keep hands free of herb moisture Removable handle to fill from the top Large-capacity chamber to store patted-dry herbs
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
A waste of money and waste of herbs
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
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BellsKitchen2
fromTampa,Florida
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I am so disappointed in this herb mill. I was tired of chopping up fresh basil and fresh oregano, so I thought I would give this a try. I ordered the stainless steel one for the better quality. Or so I thought. It makes mush out of the basil (which was patted completely dry), and the gooey mess just sticks to the bottom of the mill. The fresh oregano didn't fair much better. Maybe this mill was meant for dry herbs, but the description leads you to believe it is for fresh herbs. To clean the mill is a chore, and putting it back together is even more difficult. It is definitely not worth the money I paid, and if I could return it I would, but I discarded the box in which it came.
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad
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All-Clad Tea Kettle : With the brilliant, signature quality of All-Clad, this stainless-steel tea kettle is the elegant kitchen essential. Hand-polished to a mirror finish, every feature of this whistling tea pot represents excellence. This 2-qt. All-Clad kettle whistles to alert when water is boiling. Features internal maximum fill indicator line to prevent overflow, tight-fitting lid and wide flat base for fast, safe boiling. Signature ergonomic handle and thumb indent on the lid latch for ease in handling and pouring control. This whistling tea pot features durable cast stainless-steel lid handle with high-strength, noncorrosive stainless-steel rivets for permanent attachment. Signature logo distinguishes this teakettle as a timeless kitchen accessory. Suitable for all cooktops, including induction. Dishwasher-safe. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Originating from the skills of a metallurgist more than 35 years ago, the makers of All-Clad cookware have perfected the layered-metal bonding process to become a prominent leader in the cookware industry. Product Features Brilliantly-styled, mirror-polished stainless-steel kettle is a stunning, lifetime kitchen essential Whistles when water reaches the boiling point Internal maximum fill line to prevent overflow Tight-fitting lid and wide flat base for efficient, safe boiling Ergonomic stay-cool stainless-steel handle Thumb indent on lid latch for pouring control High-strength, noncorrosive stainless-steel rivets Signature All-Clad logo Induction-capable All-Clad Lifetime Warranty: From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not like Grandma's kettle!
PostedFebruary 2, 2015
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BellsKitchen2
fromTampa,Florida
My Cooking Level:Advanced
This kettle is so state-of-the-art that it puts grandma's old kettle to shame. (Not that the old one didn't service it's purpose, mind you.) This kettle is well made and solid. It heats up water to boiling in no time on my induction stove which is exactly what I needed. It's hard to find induction ready cookware that works well, but this one is perfect!
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad
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All-Clad Square Grill Pan : This tri-ply stainless-steel grill pan features the exacting detail that has made All-Clad the premier cookware in professional kitchens. With 25% more cooking surface than a traditional round grill pan, this All-Clad cookware lets you enjoy juicy grilled steaks, hamburgers or delicious seafood entrees any time of the year. The sides of this grill pan are straight and high, with corners, to easily flip or turn foods. All-Clad tri-ply construction is unsurpassed in the industry, with pure aluminum core that extends up the sides, ensuring the even heating and superior cooking performance that has gained international recognition in the industry. Designed for quick cooking using a small amount of oil or butter, this All-Clad cookware is the true connoisseur's choice for sauteing, browning and searing. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Magnetic exterior is perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Made in the USA. Founded by metallurgist John Ulam in 1971, All-Clad MetalCrafters was the first cookware company to use bonded (clad) construction. The layering of carefully-selected metals creates superior heat conduction and control of heat temperature. All-Clad cookware continues to be handcrafted with American-made steel, the process that has remained true to its original bonding method for 4 decades. Product Features Tri-ply bonded construction is guaranteed for a lifetime of use Pure aluminum core extends up the sides for superior heat conductivity Cookware maintains even heat distribution, preventing hot spots while cooking Square design provides 25% more cooking surface than a traditional round grill pan Mirror-finish, magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel for longevity Handles are ergonomically designed to maneuver multiple pans on a stovetop High-strength, noncorrosive rivets secure handles permanently to pan Suitable for all cooktops, including induction Handcrafted in America, All-Clad utilizes their precision, proprietary metal-bonding method that originated in 1971
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Works like a charm!
PostedJanuary 13, 2015
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BellsKitchen2
fromTampa,Florida
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I love this grill pan. I wasn't sure that it would work well with my induction stove, but it works like a charm. I heats up quickly and evenly without any "cold" spots. As always, All-Clad is one step above all the rest!
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 Scanpan IQ Fry Pan
Scanpan IQ Fry Pan
Scanpan IQ Fry Pan : The Scanpan IQ Fry Pan will expertly fry, poach and sear with easy-clean results for the health-conscious cook. The induction-ready cookware is the perfect nonstick skillet for creating pancakes, seared scallops, juicy veggies and your favorite red wine reduction. Made in Denmark of 100% recycled aluminum, the sleek black Scanpan IQ nonstick fry pan blends both innovation and beauty for energy-efficient high performance. The patented ceramic-titanium nonstick surface is completely PFOA- and PFOS-free. The ultra-durable Green Tek cooking surface is ideal for caramelizing onions, poaching your fresh-caught fillets and pan-frying garden vegetables as flawlessly as an executive chef. Backed with a lifetime warranty, the nonstick skillet will not warp, peel, blister or crack. The Scanpan IQ fry pan is constructed with a magnetic 18/10 stainless-steel base that transmits heat rapidly and evenly with no hot spots so your bacon and perfectly scrambled eggs and soft shell crabs never scorch. Ideal for any cooktop, the Scanpan nonstick skillet is designed to use with any utensil, including metal. A patented handle locking system with no rivets ensures that the stay-cool handle remains tight no matter how many years you enjoy the nonstick fry pan with its fool-proof food release and easy dishwasher cleanup. Denmark's Scanpan was founded in 1956 and is today's largest European manufacturer of pressure-cast aluminum cookware. The Scanpan IQ cookware combines both intelligent function and a luxurious black design to advance cookware to new levels of aesthetics and culinary skill. Scanpan's unique casting technique integrates an induction base with an aluminum core, ensuring superior heat distribution for quick, perfect results while preserving the juices and flavors of the raw ingredients. Ever conscious of health and environmental issues, Scanpan ensures that all energy-efficient Scanpan IQ cast aluminum products are manufactured of recycled aluminum and are PFOA- and PFOS-free. Product Features Squeeze-cast 100% recycled aluminum for superb heat distribution and low-energy consumption Patented ceramic-titanium surface is ultra-durable Green Tek nonstick surface is PFOA- and PFOS-free Scanpan fry pan will not warp, peel, blister or crack Engineered for all stove tops including induction, gas, ceramic, glass, electric and halogen Magnetic 18/10 stainless-steel base is fully induction-ready Scientifically researched pan base heats up fast and evenly with no hot spots Patented handling locking system with no rivets keeps handle firmly in place Stay-cool Bakelite handle ensures cooking safety Braises, sears and deglazes with same gourmet results as using a stainless-steel pan Premium nonstick surface allows for cooking without added fats or oils Nonstick cooking surface provides easy food release and cleanup Suited for metal utensils, but non-metal utensils are recommended to help protect the cooking surface Oven-safe to 500 F and broiler-safe Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended Lifetime warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quite a pan!
PostedJanuary 29, 2013
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BellsKitchen2
fromTampa,Florida
My Cooking Level:Advanced
This pan is phenominal! Solidly made and great quality. Pricey, but well worth it. Even cooking. Easy to clean with just hand washing. I plan to replace my other non-stick pans with the same Scanpan pans.
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Norpro Measuring Funnel Pitcher, 3 1/2 Cup : Extra-long funnel pitcher lets you pour pancake and waffle batter without spilling a drop. Pour batter into muffin tins and into any molded bakeware precisely without drips or overruns. Works equally well for pouring sauces, purees, glazes and gravies. Use as a measuring cup, measuring in 1/4 cup amounts up to 3 1/2 cups, 2-oz. up to 28-oz., and 100ml increments up to 900ml. Funnel pitcher is also ideal for measuring and pouring liquid recipe ingredients into mixing bowls. Plastic. Holds 30-oz. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Versatile pitcher with extra-long funnel pours batter onto stove-top griddle or waffle maker without spills Pours batter into muffin tins and any molded bakeware precisely without drips or overruns Pours sauces, purees, glazes and gravies Measures in 1/4 cup up to 3 1/2 cups, 2-oz. up to 28-oz. and 100ml up to 900ml increments Lets you measure and pour liquid recipe ingredients into mixing bowls
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy Pour
PostedJune 14, 2011
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BellsKitchen2
fromTampa,Florida
I can finally pour pancake batter without having it spill everywhere except on the griddle. It's great for pouring gravy and other liquids as well. I only wish the numbering was in black because it is really difficult to see measurements.
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