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    December 22, 2011
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Microfiber China Storage Set, 8 pc. : Quilted Microfiber China Storage Set keeps heirloom china safe from scratches and dust year after year. This 8-piece durable microfiber quilted set features zipper closures to ensure clean storage. China will always be ready to use without rinsing. Specially designed to fit square and round plates, these cases provide dividers to cushion dishes for worry-free stacking, and feature easy-view windows. Set includes 8 cases to accommodate the following sizes: 7" saucers, 8" dessert plates, 9 1/2" salad plates, 12" dinner plates. Also includes 12-cup chest, 18"L x 12"W platter case, 15"L x 10"W and 16"L x 12"W accessory cases. Wipe clean.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lightweight Protection
PostedSeptember 11, 2013
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Bobby Flay
Microfiber cloth is soft and containers are square and roomy so you can fit more plates in each case--it's a flexible design. As others have said, the plate separators provided are small and very thin; they don't offer much protection if case is jostled in storage. That said, I like the product flexibility of each case. The cases fit 12+ plates/bowls, etc, and I needed room for this. Although it's lightweight, if you're storing your china in these cases in a cupboard, this set offers enough protection to prevent scratching and chipping. Plus its soft sides allow you to fit the cases neatly and compactly inside the cupboard. I'd buy it again.
My Favorite BrandWusthof
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 Progressive Mini Keeper, DKS-400
Progressive Mini Keeper, DKS-400
Progressive Mini Keeper, DKS-400 : Dual openings on these herb and spice shakers feature mesh shaker on one end to dispense and built-in leveler for accurate measures. Preserve fresh flavors of spices and herbs and keep the cupboard organized with these stackable containers. Wide opening allows easy access and built-in leveler ensures easy, accurate measuring. Also ideal to store, measure or dispense finely-grated Parmesan or Romano cheese to season salad, pizza or Italian dishes. Perfect storage containers for homegrown herbs and spices. A healthier alternative for storage of staples, these herb and spice shakers are BPA-free. Clear base lets you monitor supply. Includes 6 preprinted labels. Dishwasher-safe. 1 1/2-cup capacity each. Progressive International develops timesaving innovations for food preservation and kitchen prep. A dedicated team of professionals turns practical kitchen ideas into functional solutions. Progressive tools and organizers make cooking and storage more efficient for the home gourmet and professional chef. Product Features Keep bulk spices and herbs fresh, easy to measure and dispense Dual openings feature mesh shaker and a built-in leveler for easy, accurate measuring Stackable design saves space and keeps cupboard organized Wide opening for easy accessibility Also ideal to store and dispense finely-grated Parmesan or Romano cheese Perfect sizes for homegrown herbs and spices BPA-free container is a healthier alternative for food storage Clear base to conveniently monitor supply Includes 6 preprinted labels Progressive International develops timesaving, innovative tools, accessories and organizers to make cooking and storage more efficient in the kitchen
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Mini Keepers do the job
PostedDecember 8, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I bought the Mini Keepers to store small amounts of flour, sugar, and spices I use often in cooking, like garlic salt. They fit compactly on the shelf in the cupboard above my food prep area, and the shakers provide one handed/quick access to coat chicken, vegetables or whatever I need to season before I sauté the food. I've taken away a star because it seems the lid might fit a little tighter. If the lid snapped, I'd feel like the seal is more air tight. That said, contents stored in the Keepers seems fresh, and they are a storage solution that I use everyday.
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Wusthof Classic 5" Serrated Tomato Knife : The serrated edge lets you create paper-thin slices, cutting smoothly through tomato skin without crushing or tearing the fruit. Use the pronged tip to pick up slices for placement on plates or platter. 5". About Wusthof Classic: Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wusthof Classic Knives are THE BEST!
PostedDecember 8, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I own a large set of Wusthof Classic knives and the tomato knife is one of my favorites, used everyday. Its serrated edge is always sharp and easy to control. It's just the right size for most cutting jobs, and the Classic knives are so balanced and fit so well in hand. The tomato knife is a must for all cooks who enjoy having the right knife for the task at hand.
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 Progressive Brown Sugar Keeper, DKS-200
Progressive Brown Sugar Keeper, DKS-200
Progressive Brown Sugar Keeper, DKS-200 : Preserve sweet rich molasses taste and prevent hard clumps with this airtight brown sugar keeper and terra-cotta disc. Locking clasp on this storage container keeps out air to retain fresh brown sugar flavor. Unlocks with one hand for easy opening. Disc helps retain moisture, ensuring easy-measure, granular texture and even distribution while blending dessert ingredients, preparing rubs, sauces or marinades. Wide opening lets you measure easily from the container. Use sides of keeper to level ingredients when using measuring cups or spoons. Disc and container are also ideal to preserve or restore moistness of raisins, marshmallows, coconut flakes, cookies or bars. Clear base lets you monitor supply. A healthier alternative for storage of staples, this brown sugar keeper is BPA-free. The terra-cotta disc stores in lid when not in use. Dishwasher-safe. 2-lb. capacity. Progressive International develops timesaving innovations for food preservation and kitchen prep. A dedicated team of professionals turns practical kitchen ideas into functional solutions. Progressive tools and organizers make cooking and storage more efficient for the home gourmet and professional chef. Product Features Stores 2-lb. of brown sugar, eliminating plastic bags Airtight seal and moisture-preserving disc preserve molasses taste and soft texture longer Locking clasp creates an airtight seal to retain fresh flavor Unlocks with one hand for easy opening Terra-cotta disc helps retain moisture, ensuring soft, easy-measure texture and even distribution with recipe ingredients Wide opening for easy accessibility Use sides of keeper to level ingredients when using measuring cups or spoons Clear base to conveniently monitor supply Also ideal to preserve or restore moistness of raisins, marshmallows, coconut flakes, cookies or bars Disc stores in lid when not in use BPA-free container is a healthier alternative for food storage Progressive International develops timesaving, innovative tools, accessories and organizers to make cooking and storage more efficient in the kitchen
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great storage solution!
PostedDecember 7, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Brown sugar keeper is great. Lid fits tightly, yet opens easily for use. Containter stores compactly on shelf in pantry with contents easily seen. I'm very satisfied with the purchase.
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CHEFS Stainless-Steel Portions Measuring Scoops : Create beautiful food presentations and control portions at the same time. 18/8 stainless-steel portion scoop releases precise rounded amounts of potato or pasta salad, mashed potatoes, melon balls or sherbet with a squeeze of the handle. The ideal prep tool for baking, this spring-action semi-circular blade releases cookie dough, muffin batter or meatballs into perfect shapes, while keeping hands clean. 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 Scoop and squeeze the handle for perfect rounded portions of potato or pasta salad, mashed potatoes, melon balls and more Ideal for food presentation and portion control Release sticky cookie dough, muffin batter or uniform meatballs Spring-action blade cleans the scoop Hands stay clean
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Satisfied
PostedDecember 7, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I bought all four sizes of scoops and they're awesome. They are well constructed and it appears they will be very durable.
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 Progressive Flour or Sugar Keeper, DKS-100
Progressive Flour or Sugar Keeper, DKS-100
Progressive Flour or Sugar Keeper, DKS-100 : Keep 5-lb. of flour or sugar fresh, easily accessible and ready to measure with this flour keeper. Locking clasp creates an airtight seal to preserve flavor. Unlocks with one hand for easy opening and prep. Wide opening and built-in leveler to accurately measure ingredients with measuring cups or spoons. Clear base lets you monitor supply. A healthier alternative for storage of staples, this flour keeper is BPA-free. Dishwasher-safe. 5-lb. capacity. Progressive International develops timesaving innovations for food preservation and kitchen prep. A dedicated team of professionals turns practical kitchen ideas into functional solutions. Progressive tools and organizers make cooking and storage more efficient for the home gourmet and professional chef. Product Features Stores 5-lb. of flour or sugar Locking clasp creates an airtight seal to retain fresh flavor Unlocks with one hand for easy opening and prep Built-in leveler ensures quick, accurate measuring of ingredients using measuring cups or spoons Wide opening for easy accessibility Clear base to conveniently monitor supply BPA-free container is a healthier alternative to food storage Progressive International develops timesaving innovative tools, accessories and organizers to make cooking and storage more efficient in the kitchen
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Efficient storage for flour or other products
PostedJuly 23, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Flour keeper closes tightly, keeping contents fresh; contents easy to see, so you can distinguish contents be it wheat flour, self rising flour, etc; fits compactly on pantry shelf
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 Kaiser Sugar and Spice Shaker
Kaiser Sugar and Spice Shaker
Kaiser Sugar and Spice Shaker : High-quality 18/10 stainless-steel with interchangeable discs covers every base for baking, cooking and tableside use. This Kaiser La Forme Select sugar & spice shaker set includes a mesh screen to dust powdered sugar, cinnamon, cocoa or flour. Medium-hole size for white or brown sugar and the large/coarse hole size to dispense candy sprinkles, seasonsings or grated cheese, such as Parmesan or Romano. Hand wash. 6-oz. capacity. Originating in 1919 and family owned for three generations, Kaiser is Europe's largest manufacturer of quality bakeware and accessories. With the introduction of the La Forme line, Kaiser continues its ever-expanding line of high-end accessories for the home kitchen. Product Features High-quality 18/10 stainless-steel includes 3 interchangeable discs Mesh screen for dusting powdered sugar, cinnamon, cocoa or flour Medium-hole size for white or brown sugar Large-hole size for candy sprinkles, seasonings or grated cheese Discs store in the stay-fresh lid Kaiser has been producing top-quality bakeware for more than 90 years in Germany
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Versatile shaker
PostedJuly 23, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Shakers work well for all sizes products--fine powders like flour, medium grains like garlic salt, and heavier weight spices. It's convenient that the two extra screens are stored in the cover, however the cap that contains them is a little awkward/hard to use.
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 CucinaPro Stainless-Steel Electric Skillet
CucinaPro Stainless-Steel Electric Skillet
CucinaPro Stainless-Steel Electric Skillet : This multi-use CucinaPro stainless-steel electric skillet lets you prepare professional side dishes or entrees. With 1,500 watts of power, the round classic electric skillet distributes heat quickly and evenly, ensuring all ingredients cook at an even temperature. High-polished 18/10 stainless-steel exterior and a smooth stainless-steel interior to sear, braise or deglaze. The high sides on this electric skillet allow easy stirring or turning, providing the wide-ranging versatility to prepare breakfast, brunch or dinner. Removable temperature probe with ready light adjusts 200 to 400 degrees F to simmer, fry, stir-fry, slow-cook or saute. Easily monitor cooking progress with the tempered glass lid. The stainless-steel rim on the lid creates a tight-fitting seal to retain nutrients and flavors, and the vent hole allows the release of steam to prevent boilovers. Stainless-steel handles on the skillet and lid stay cool to the touch. Steel rivets for permanent durability. Recipes included. Skillet is immersible and dishwasher-safe. Product Features High sides to simmer, fry, stir-fry, slow cook, saute, braise or deglaze 1,500 watts to distribute heat quickly and evenly 18/10 high-polished stainless-steel exterior Smooth stainless-steel interior ideal to create the Maillard reaction Removable temperature probe adjusts 200 to 400 degrees F Tempered glass cover with stainless-steel rim creates a tight-fitting seal to retain nutrients and flavors Vent hole on the lid releases steam to prevent boilovers Cool-touch handles secured with steel rivets for durability Instructions with recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent when cooking for large groups,
PostedJuly 23, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
16" skillet cooks evenly; heat level is easy to control; cleans easily, large size is great when cooking for really large groups. I cooked ten stuffed pork chops in one batch with room to spare, so much easier than splitting it up between two large skillets on the stove top. It's big to store, but with just the two grab handles rather than one long handle, it fits inside a cabinet.
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OXO Serrated Swivel Peeler : Add colorful fruit and veggie curls and swirls to your tantalizing drinks and salads. With speed and precision, this razor-sharp serrated tool smoothly peels both thick- and thin-skinned produce in seconds. Limes, lemons, tomatoes, kiwis, peaches, grapes, and more are no match for the stainless-steel rotating blade. Comfortable, sure-grip processed rubber handle. Dishwasher-safe. 7"L x 1"W x 1" Dia.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very sharp
PostedJanuary 2, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Makes peeling job so much easier with thick skins and rinds. Comes with plastic piece to protect serrated blade. It will be hard to keep track of it because it's small and clear, but it's a good idea to use the cover if you're throwing the peeler in a drawer. It's very sharp, so one must be careful not to cut oneself.
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Chicago Metallic Perforated French Bread Pan : Formed with a curved base so longer lengths of dough can be laid horizontally, this traditional double-baguette pan is perforated to allow air circulation for deeper browning and a crispier crust. Made by an American commercial bakeware company according to professional specifications, this French bread pan is constructed of heavy-duty aluminized steel for outstanding heat conduction and a nonstick coating that is ten times tougher than ordinary nonstick formulations. Makes two 1-pound loaves. Dishwasher-safe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Efficient Baking
PostedJanuary 2, 2012
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LJB1
fromSimi Valley, CA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Bakes bread evenly, browns on all sides. Great to bake two baguettes at a time. Non-stick finish works well.
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