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    June 16, 2010
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 Polder Modular Dish Rack
Polder Modular Dish Rack
Polder Modular Dish Rack : Brushed stainless-steel rack is equipped with thick tines to securely hold dishes, and includes three drainage surfaces to give you plenty of drying options. Large streamlined drainage tray features a sloped edge to channel water away from the mat, off the counter and into the sink. Hundreds of soft nodules on the flexible silicone mat balance stemware, keeping wine glasses, aperitifs and martini glasses drying safely upright. Mid-size drainage tray catches any overflow from the silicone mat and serves as a separate drying tray. With this set, the triple-slot utensil holder clips onto the outside of a bar, extending the drying area inside the rack. This 4-in-1 set is an efficient use of kitchen space. 16"L x 13 3/8"W x 6"H rack. 18 1/2"L x 13"W x 1 1/8"H and 14"L x 13"W x 5/8"H plastic trays. 12 1/4"L x 10 7/8"W silicone mat. Product Features Brushed stainless-steel rack with sturdy tines holds a dozen plates, saucers and cups Large drainage tray features sloped edge to channel water away from the dishes and into the sink Silicone mat has hundreds of soft nodules to keep delicate stemware balanced and drying safely upright An additional mid-size drainage tray fits under the silicone mat and serves as a separate drying tray Utensil holder with three roomy slots clips onto the outside of a bar to save inside drying space
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
sturdy, well designed, practical dish drainer
PostedDecember 27, 2011
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I am pleased with this dish drainer. It is sturdy and well designed. Holds an adequate number of plates, cups, glasses and utensils.
My Favorite Brandany brand from Crete
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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
well designed fish turner
PostedNovember 10, 2011
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
The fish turner is a well designed product, sturdy and efficient. I find it useful not only for fish, but for general use in turning and stirring food when cooking.
+2points
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 KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor, KFP1333
KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor, KFP1333
KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor, KFP1333 : The food processor ahead of its time with the ease of adjusting slicing thickness on the base exterior, without removing the bowl or changing the blade. Adjust to 1 to 6 levels of thickness with the easy-access lever control for the slicing blade. This KitchenAid food processor speeds food prep with the convenience of 2 work bowls, 13-cup and 4-cup, to perform multiple prep tasks. Five attachments and specially-engineered speeds of low, high and pulse create a cutting and kneading system with unprecedented precision. This advanced food processor produces exact results, processing small to large quantities. Low speed quickly penetrates thick-skinned produce, leaving delicate interiors perfectly intact for restaurant-style presentation. High speed slices and shreds, saving hours of manual prep time. With the pulse function, this food processor makes it easy to control texture of puree, sauce, salsa or salad dressing and create the ideal consistency. The Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube on the 13-cup food processor adjusts to 3 widths, to easily add whole plump tomatoes, potatoes or cucumbers or slender vegetables such as carrots or chile peppers. Preparing vegetables, fruits or berries, this food processor ensures uniform thickness with the flexibility of the exterior slicing adjustment. Quickly slice or chop fruit or berries, leaving hands stain-free. With the smoothness of touchpad control, this KitchenAid food processor kneads dough at the press of a button. Includes 2 multipurpose blades, externally adjustable-slicing disc (thin to thick), reversible (2mm and 4mm) shredding disc, dough blade and blade storage case. BPA-free bowls and lids. Removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Since the first stand mixer was introduced in the early 1900s, the KitchenAid brand has been acclaimed internationally for performance. Inventors of efficient kitchen appliances, KitchenAid products are the result of extensive testing and research. Upholding their long-standing tradition for excellence, these technologically-advanced appliances are sophisticated in design for the home chef Product Features The processor ahead of its time, with the ease of adjusting thickness of slices on the base exterior Adjust to 1 to 6 levels of thickness, without removing the bowl or changing the slicing blade Five attachments and 2 work bowls, 13-cup and 4-cup, to perform multiple tasks and speed prep work Three speeds and multipurpose blades to chop, mince, blend, mix, slice, puree, emulsify or knead dough Low speed quickly penetrates thick-skinned produce, leaving interiors intact High speed slices or shreds Pulse function to control texture of puree, sauce, salsa or salad dressing Seamless touchpad wipes clean Ultra Wide Feed Tube adjusts 3 ways to accommodate whole produce or slender vegetables or fruit Includes 2 multipurpose blades,externally adjustable-slicing disc (thin to thick), reversible (2mm and 4mm) shredding disc, dough blade and blade storage case BPA-free bowls and lids KitchenAid is acclaimed internationally for high performance appliances
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This processor has all the features I want, & more
PostedNovember 10, 2011
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I am very pleased with this food processor. It has all the features I could want, and more. It will be easy to use, is sturdily built, and elegantly designed.
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CHEFS Fresh Valley Canisters : Inspired by handmade crocks of the late 1800s, our Ecru-colored rustic canisters are crafted of glazed stoneware and generously sized for bulky vegetables. Decorated labels are large and easy to read on pantry shelves. With snug lids and ventilated cutouts along the base, this is a charming way to keep produce fresh and handy. 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 Glazed earthenware Farmers Market-inspired decal labels Ventilated base keeps produce at its best Available individually or as set of 3, one each of Garlic, Onion and Potato Garlic: 5 3/4" Dia. x 6 3/4"H Onion: 7 3/4" Dia. x 8 1/2"H Potato: 9" Dia. x 9 3/4"H
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
an adequate potato canister
PostedMarch 21, 2011
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
Searched the web — not many potato storage canisters to be found. This one is o'k — I wish it had been made in St. Helena, California as the label implies. There were light smears of dark on the top edge and sides of the canister which I could not remove by washing.
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de Buyer Mineral Pan, Saute Pan : Made of 99% iron, the organic Mineral pan is the natural choice of conscientious cooks. With its 2-3mm thickness, this pan performs outstandingly well at high temperatures to quickly seal in vitamins and nutrients. The shape of saute pans used in the French countryside with a wide surface and sloping sides to promote steam evaporation for perfect caramelizing and crisping of meats and vegetables. The more you use these Mineral pans, the better they perform, as these pans darken naturally and become nonstick over time. Free of PFOA and PTFE coatings, these pans naturally enhance the flavor of steaks, seafood, omelettes and more, by sealing in flavors under high heat. De Buyer takes a proactive approach toward ecologically-responsible cookware with the creation of the Mineral pan. Available in 10" Dia. (3-Qt.) and 12" Dia. (6-Qt.). Made in France. Safe for all heat sources, including induction. Founded in France in 1830, de Buyer is the manufacturer of the blue-steel French crepe pan used by chefs around the world. The name de Buyer is renowned as a premier European supplier of top quality utensils and cookware. Product Features 99% iron, organic pan is the preferred pan of conscientious cooks the environment Ecologically-responsible pan is 100% recyclable Seals in juices, resulting in carmelization (the Maillard reaction) Performance improves over time, the more the pan is used the darker it becomes for all-natural nonstick cooking Identical shape of saute pans used in the French countryside, this pan is ideal for carmelizing onions and searing vegetables and meats Steel handle is triple-riveted for durability Large 12" (6-Qt.) pan includes helper handle
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
better than hoped !
PostedMarch 21, 2011
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
If one can love a pan, I love this one. At 82 years of age, I have found a pan that I would not want to cook without. I was a bit worried that it would be too heavy for me, but I have no problem moving it about. After the recommended seasoning, it is stick-free and cooks beautifully. Because it is deep, family size meals can be cooked in it with no problem tossing and turning ingredients, and a meal started on the cook-top can be moved to the oven to finish. I don't have the storage space for it, so I leave it on the cook top, at hand for something as small as an egg to be fried or as large as turkey legs to be braised. Bravo De Buyer!
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OXO Digital Scale : Large bowls or bulkier food items will not block the reading on this OXO Digital Scale. The large LCD display pulls away from the base and features a backlight panel to clearly see the measure of weight. Gauge the cumulative weight of multiple ingredients or use the zero reset function to read the exact weight of each ingredient being added to the scale. Measures in 1/8-oz. or 1g increments, up to 11-lb. Ideal for measuring large quantities of vegetables, fruits or meats and for gauging weights of ingredients specified in recipes and portion-control meals. Slim 1"H profile to conveniently store in a drawer or cupboard. ABS plastic. Stainless steel platform wipes clean. Requires 4 AAA batteries, included. Product Features The LCD display extends away from the base to ensure large bowls or bulkier food items will not block the reading Backlight display function allows easy viewing Zero reset function to weigh multiple ingredients Weigh in 1/8-oz. or 1g increments, up to 11-lb. The ideal compact scale for portion-control meals Slim 1"H profile to conveniently store in a drawer or cupboard Stainless-steel platform OXO is internationally acclaimed as the pioneer of easy-to-use kitchen tools
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedNovember 9, 2010
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Tranquil
fromDurham, NC
A beautifully designed kitchen scale, performs very well, convenient to use, and attractive to look at
+2points
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 CHEFS Stainless-Steel Precision Pierced Colander
CHEFS Stainless-Steel Precision Pierced Colander
CHEFS Stainless-Steel Precision Pierced Colander : Drain water away without losing a single piece of couscous or quinoa. Made of high quality stainless-steel these colanders are designed for rinsing very small foods like lentils and mung beans and large enough to handle big jobs like boiled potatoes, pasta and more. 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 Precision pierced stainless-steel. Footed base keeps colander 1" above countertop, work or drain surface. Ideal for rinsing, draining and steaming. Completely drains liquid from boiling vegetables.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedJune 16, 2010
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