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CHEFS Porcelain Butter Warmer : This covered butter warmer pan is the perfect size for melting butter, heating water for tea or clarifying butter in the microwave. Melt chocolate for frostings or heat syrup to drizzle onto waffles, cheesecake, torte or ice cream. Durable, attractive butter warmer with lid retains heat to keep liquid at the ideal serving temperature. Ideal to heat and serve smaller servings of sauce or gravy. Dripless dual pour spouts to conveniently pour from either side. Stain- and odor-resistant. Porcelain. Oven-safe ot 450 F. Microwave-, freezer- and 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 Covered butter warmer is perfect for melting butter or chocolate, heating syrup or sauce, or clarifying butter in the microwave Retains heat to keep liquid at the ideal serving temperature Ideal to heat and serve smaller servings of sauce or gravy Smooth stoneware is stain- and odor-resistant Dripless dual spouts for easy pouring from either side CHEFS signature professional-grade serveware is meticulously crafted and tested, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance in the kitchen
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ingenious product
PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Budget
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
Saves the interior of the microwave from butter splatters, not to mention hot butter/margarine on a waffle or pancake without the mess. Wonderful.
My Favorite BrandTramontina
+3points
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Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker, ICE-100 : With commercial-quality compressor/freezer and fully-automated system, this Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker lets you choose: smooth, flavorful ice cream or rich, creamy Italian gelato. One appliance with two separate, specialized mixing paddles and 60-minute countdown timer ensures perfect consistency, batch after batch. Always ready to use--no bowl to pre-freeze, chemicals, salt or ice. This sophisticated commercial-grade gelato maker is programmable with user-friendly touchpad controls and easy-view blue LCD readout to view remaining processing time. Built-in freezer and patented inner mixing paddle system do the work. Just place ingredients in the bowl. Transparent lid with opening lets you add fresh fruit, small confections, chocolate or butterscotch chips to create your own gourmet flavors. Mix multiple batches continuously without having to wait and refreeze the bowl. This commercial-quality ice cream and gelato maker creates an intensely rich and flavorful authentic Italian gelato. In the tradition of original recipes, gelato has a lower fat content than ice cream. This Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker masters critical techiniques to ensure perfect texture and quality, with a keep cool function that automatically engages after churning is complete, maintaining dessert consistency. Removable stainless-steel bowl allows easy serving and cleanup. Brushed stainless-steel. Paddles, bowl and lid are dishwasher-safe. Includes instructions and recipes. BPA-free. 1 1/2-qt. Cuisinart combines innovation with function and style to create appliances, cookware and utensils that excel in performance. Recipient of numerous design awards, Cuisinart is a leading culinary resource for the home gourmet. Product Features Commercial-quality compressor/freezer and fully-automated system lets you choose: smooth, flavorful ice cream or rich, creamy Italian gelato Press a button and this ice cream and gelato maker does the work One appliance with two separate, specialized mixing paddles and 60-minute countdown timer ensures perfect consistency, batch after batch Ready to use--no bowl to pre-freeze, chemicals, salt or ice Programmable with user-friendly touchpad controls and easy-view blue LCD readout to view remaining processing time Built-in freezer and patented inner mixing paddle system do the work Amazingly easy to use, just place ingredients in the bowl Transparent lid with opening lets you add fresh fruit, small confections, chocolate or butterscotch chips Mix multiple batches continuously without having to wait and refreeze the bowl Keep cool function automatically engages after churning is complete, maintaining dessert consistency Removable stainless-steel bowl allows easy serving and cleanup Instructions and recipes Cuisinart is a leading innovator of kitchenwares for the home gourmet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product
PostedJuly 17, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This is the easiest ice cream maker ever. It is so quiet and in about 28 minutes you have ice cream. It is extremely automated and adding fruit, nuts or chips is very easily done. You can use your own recipes for ice cream or the ones provided - the sky is the limit. The best feature is that after the first batch is completed you can immediately start another batch which is a pleasure since it is self contained with no bowls to freeze. If you have children and they all want a different flavor, it is quick and this machine can handle it. This would be a great wedding gift.
My Favorite BrandKitchen Aid and Cuisinart
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Camp Chef Cast-Iron Conditioner, 6 oz. : Recommended by world champion Dutch oven chefs, it only takes a dab of Cast Iron Conditioner to season new pans for long-lasting use. The best way to season cast-iron and prevent rusting no longer involves the use of greasy oils, heating or messy cleanup. This formula removes the buildup of other seasoning methods to renew existing pans. All-natural ingredients. 6-oz. Product Features Season cast-iron pans with this creamy conditioner and eliminate the mess of oils, heating or greasy cleanup A little amount goes a long way to season entire surface area Removes the buildup of other seasoning methods to renew existing cast-iron cookware Enhances cast-iron's patina and preserves natural seasoned finish
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great value
PostedJuly 16, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I season my cast iron with vegetable oil, but eventually after sitting for a while it developed a slight "odor." The cast iron conditioner has no odor and works beautifully. I had two cast iron skillets that my husband put in the dishwasher by mistake. When I used the conditioner they are back to their original condition with no after smell.
My Favorite BrandKitchen Aid and Cuisinart
+4points
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KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KP26M1X : Driven by a potent 575-watt motor, KitchenAid's largest, most powerful mixer can handle even stiff, heavy mixtures, and the 6-quart stainless steel bowl is large enough for double batches of cookie dough. Makes up to 8 loaves of white bread, 13 dozen cookies or 8 lbs. of mashed potatoes. Product Features Bowl-lift mixer style Rugged, die-cast all-metal construction provides sturdiness required to support the raw power of this machine Direct drive transmission for durability Commercial motor protection for many years of reliable service All-metal gears Soft Start helps prevent ingredient splash-out and flour-puff at startup 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 14-cup flour power 6-quart mixing bowl capacity Electronic speed sensor maintains selected speed regardless of load Multi-purpose attachment hub Locked rotor protection - safeguard for the motor by automatically shutting down if the mixing action becomes obstructed 575 watts Model number: KP26M1X 25 lbs. 11 1/4"W x 14 1/2"D x 16 1/2"H. Assembled in the USA 1yr free of charge warranty Includes Professional wire whip Burnished flat beater and dough hook Clear, two-piece pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 6 Quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Burnished PowerKnead spiral hook - handles 20% more dough than previous models
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best
PostedJuly 16, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This mixer is without question one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. I baked a double batch of peanut butter cookies and the mixer acted like i was beating egg whites. I also have the Kitchen Aid 5 Pro which is great for smaller jobs, but this outperforms all others that I have. Peanut butter cookie dough is very bulky but this 6 series handled it like a champ.
My Favorite BrandKitchen Aid
+7points
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Cuisipro Wide Grill & Fry Tongs : Wide perforated heads on these durable, heat-resistant stainless-steel tongs quickly grip large deep-fried food such as chicken, fish, onion rings or donuts, while draining grease. Easily remove hamburgers, rib racks or steaks from a grill. With round perforated heads, these grilling tongs fit the shape of chicken breasts and hamburgers, to easily turn or lift without tearing. Also ideal to serving light-textured food, such as meatloaf, stuffed peppers, tomatoes or mushrooms, or beef roll-ups. Long stainless-steel handles keep hands from heat. Patented locking mechanism on these Cuisipro tongs allows in-drawer storage or use as a hanging hook. Dishwasher-safe. 25-year manufacturer warranty. Product Features Perforated heat-resistant grilling tongs grip hot food and drain grease Wide, stainless-steel heads grip large deep-fried food, such as chicken, fish, onion rings or donuts Round perforated heads fit the shape of chicken breasts and hamburgers to easily turn or lift without tearing Also ideal to serve meatloaf, stuffed vegetables or beef roll-ups Long handles keep hands from heat End hanging hook is also the patented locking mechanism for in-drawer storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product
PostedMay 14, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This product is a lot safer when frying chicken than the conventional tongs. Much better grip on the chicken when trying to retrieve it from the hot oil. This product could save a trip to the ER caused by chicken falling from the tongs back into hot oil.
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Cuisinart Advantage Plus 9-Speed Hand Mixer, HM-90BCS : Powerful Cuisinart Advantage Plus 9-speed hand mixer provides the versatility to mix light ingredients and the full range of speeds to blend heavy batters. This 220-watt motor uses automatic feedback to boost power for blending dense cookie batter or kneading heavy bread dough. Digital touchpad modernizes this 9-speed mixer with the ease of fingertip control and features a large LED display to gauge and switch settings instantly. SmoothStart function with 3 low-speed settings provides a slow start to mixing, eliminating spatters. Swivel cord rotates for right- and left-handed use and prevents tangling of the cord as you switch position of the mixer. Wide handle gives you firm control for effortless mixing. Cuisinart Advantage Plus 9-speed hand mixer features pear-shape beaters to reach the edges of a mixing bowl for thorough blending. Whip cream to the ideal smoothness, blend egg whites into perfect peaks for light-as-air meringues and whisk eggs into fluffy texture for pan frying. Tackles heavy dough batter with the ease of a stand-up machine. Everything fits neatly into the snap-on storage case for hassle-free storage. Includes 5 attachments: two beaters, two dough hooks, chef's whisk, plus a spatula. Dishwasher-safe attachments and spatula. Instruction and recipe book. 3-year manufacturer warranty. Product Features Powerful hand mixer features 9 speed settings with one-touch operation to mix light ingredients to heavy batters 220-watt motor uses automatic feedback to boost power and blend dense cookie batter or knead heavy bread dough Digital touchpad with fingertip control and a large LED display for easy operation and viewing SmoothStart function with 3 low-speed settings provides a slow start to mixing, eliminating spatters Swivel cord rotates for right- and left-handed use and prevents tangling of the cord Wide, easy-grip handle gives you complete hand control for effortless mixing Includes 6 versatile stainless-steel attachments: Two extra-long beaters, Two dough hooks, Chef's whisk, Spatula Attachments and spatula fit conveniently into the snap-on storage case
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best hand-held mixer for the price
PostedMay 11, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This mixer is very powerful and the beaters, spatula and power cord all store in the accompanying plastic container that the mixer sets on. A great edition to the kitchen. Well worth the price.
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 CHEFS Classic Apron
CHEFS Classic Apron
CHEFS Classic Apron : Enlist our classic signature apron for hardworking help in the kitchen. Tailored from heavyweight cotton twill with two roomy front pockets, self-tie waist and adjustable neck. One size fits most. Machine wash. Imported. Black, khaki or white. 33"L x 27"W.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedApril 30, 2012
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donnaj
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
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CHEFS Slotted Fish Spatula/Turner : Flip delicate fish, eggs, even paper-thin crepes with this Japanese stainless-steel slotted turner. Razor-thin edge and long surface glides under omelettes, pancakes or fillets. Flexible, yet firm slotted turner lifts heavier foods such as hamburgers, hash browns and grilled sandwiches. Ideal to turn multiple small or large foods at once. Long wide slots allow excess grease to drain back into pan. Triple-riveted, stay-cool polymer handle, balanced with full tang for firm control. Dishwasher-safe. CHEFS signature collection of professional-grade kitchen tools, cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and more, is available only at CHEFS Catalog. You will love the selection -- meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook, these tools deliver exceptional quality, performance and durability in the kitchen. Product Features Ultra-flexible turner with razor-thin edge gently lifts delicate foods Flip fish fillets, eggs and crepes without tearing Flexible, yet firm to lift hamburgers, hash browns and grilled sandwiches Ideal to turn multiple small or large foods at once Long wide slots drain grease Triple-riveted, stay-cool handle balanced with full tang
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product
PostedApril 16, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I never realized what having the proper utensil could make when retrieving fish from a frypan or the oven. The filets do not fall apart thanks to this spatula.
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 Berard Olive Wood Serving Hands
Berard Olive Wood Serving Hands
Berard Olive Wood Serving Hands : Handcrafted from olive wood by skilled artisans in Italy, these Berard olive wood serving hands are beautiful additions to the table for tossing and serving salad or pasta and functional to use as everyday utensils. Durable salad servers with distinctive wood-grain pattern are striking in appearance and crafted for longevity, thick for easy handling with thumb indents for nonslip control. The richness of olive wood is a natural accompaniment to serving bowls. Each grain pattern is unique, no two are alike. Wipe clean. The designers of distinctive wood products for the kitchen and entertaining since 1892, Berard is located in the Royan mountains, bordering the northern edge of Provence, France. Product Features Olive wood crafted in Italy is exceptional in style and durability to toss and serve salad or pasta Richly-grained for a striking table appearance and thick in design for everyday use Thumb indents for nonslip control Each serving hand has unique grain pattern Berard is the maker of fine wood products since 1892
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely wonderful
PostedApril 16, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
These are so serviceable for salad. No more tongs. Easy to retrieve the salad from the bowl with no mess. Quite a conversation piece too.
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Cuisinart Deluxe Stainless-Steel Can Opener SCO-60 : Just one touch starts this upscale stainless-steel can opener into smooth action. Handsomely style in heavy stainless-steel, the can opener's broad base keeps the machine from tipping or sliding when opening any standard size can. A powerful precision Power Cut blade and handy magnetic lid holder are attached to the removable arm so cleanup is quick and easy. Limited 3-year warranty. Model: SCO-60. Product Features Designer-look stainless-steel construction for years of durability Power Cut blade cuts with premium precision One-touch "press and release" lever ensures hands-free operation Unit automatically stops itself and holds opened can in place Opens any standard size can Extra-wide base offers maximum stability so opener will not slide or tip Removable activation lever for quick, easy cleanup Includes instruction booklet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product
PostedApril 16, 2012
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donnaj
fromCoral Springs, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This can opener is sturdy beyond belief and very quiet. An excellent product.
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