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RSVP Endurance Mini Funnels, Set of 3 : Hard-to-find sizes and so very useful in the kitchen. RSVP Endurance funnel set allows precise pouring, less waste and the ease of filling small to large bottles, jars and spice mills. This 3-piece mini funnel set includes 3 spout sizes: 5mm, 8mm and 12mm to easily transfer liquids, sugars, spices and herbs. Long handles for balance and easy grip. 18/8 stainless-steel. Dishwasher-safe.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice to have 3 sizes from which to choose
PostedAugust 13, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
These are smaller than usual funnels, but do serve a range of purposes. Will not rust as they are 18/8 stainless-steel. Handles are an appropriate size for holding the funnel while filling your containers.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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Le Creuset Tea for One : The smartly styled Le Creuset Tea for One lets you enjoy a refreshing cup of tea without the inconvenience of preparing an entire teapot. Designed of high fired enameled stoneware the two-in-one small teapot set keeps your favorite brew warm longer. The exceptionally strong stoneware resists scratches, chips, cracking, crazing and rippling and blocks moisture and odor absorption. The cup and teapot each hold 8 ounces with the pot nestling right on top of the cup. Handles and lid knob on the single serve tea set offer a comfortable, secure grip. Glazed in a beautiful array of color choices that blend with other Le Creuset tableware and cookware. Superior thermal resistance to 500 F. Safe for oven, broiler, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. Since 1925, Le Creuset has set the standard for exceptional craftsmanship, design, performance and quality. The premium cookware is an enduring favorite of home connoisseurs and mainstay of leading chefs and restaurateurs worldwide. Product Features Ideal for individual servings of tea, coffee, cocoa, apple cider and more hot beverages Cup and teapot each hold 8 ounces with the pot nestling right on top of the cup Dense stoneware prevents cracking, crazing and rippling Impermeable enameled exterior resists scratches and stains Resists absorption of moisture and odors Easy grip handles on both top and bottom Signature bright color choices coordinate with home decor Superior thermal resistance to 500 F Microwave, oven and broiler safe Dishwasher safe
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for One
PostedAugust 13, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
Cherry color looks nice on my kitchen countertop. Holds just the right amount of tea without wasting any. Just right for a little perfect "getaway" of tea and me.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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Duralex OvenChef Glass Rectangular Roaster : The premium "toughened" glass rectangular baker from Duralex, the premier manufacturer of shock-resistant bakeware, tableware and beverage glasses. OvenChef rectangular baking dishes from France are designed with thick, tempered glass and reinforced edges to provide additional heat retention and long-lasting durability from the refrigerator or oven to the table. Naturally nonporous to stand up to the wear of everyday cooking, Duralex oven dishes retain a smooth easy-clean finish. This exceptional, mechanical shock-resistant tempered glass withstands -4 F to +572 F for extreme temperatures. Reduce material stresses due to wide range of temperatures for refrigerating, heating and cooking. Microwave-, oven- freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Duralex is the manufacturer of the original Picardie French tumbler, the popular glassware in homes, restaurants and inns throughout Europe, due to the extreme durability of the glass. Introduced more than 70 years ago, Duralex glassware is top rated for outstanding longevity and reknown throughout the world for excellence in serveware. Product Features Reinforced thermal shock-resistant baker, with the strength, clarity and durability for elegant oven-to-table presentation "Toughened" tempered glass baking dishes from the premium French manufacturer of glassware Advanced mechanical shock-resistant glass has the additional resistance to withstand extreme temperatures of -4 F to +572 F Nonporous and resistant to stains and scratches Wide-grip handles for easy transporting Tempered for cold or hot ingredients Duralex International invented tempered glass in 1939. Renown throughout the world for long-lasting durability, Duralex Picardie beverage glasses have been used throughout Europe for decades in bistros, inns, schools and households. Now available in tableware from CHEFS for home entertaining and restaurant use.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Duralex is tops!
PostedAugust 13, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
Duralex has the strength and beauty of glass but without the vulnerability of shattering. The smaller size is perfect for cakes, brownies, smaller casseroles, etc. while the larger one holds over 3 qts. Easy to clean when using a spray product. Very durable.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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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
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Hand Mixer
PostedAugust 13, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
As a home baker and cook, this is just perfect for mixing, whipping, and kneading. Its cycles go from gentle mixing to strong kneading of breads. I like that it shows what speed you are using without guessing which "line" you are at like other hand mixers. Easy clean-up - wipe the mixer down with gentle soap and water and put the beaters in the dishwasher. Cord is nice, too, in that it swivels 360 degrees - perfect for left or right handed users.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
 
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RSVP Stainless-Steel Spreaders, Set of 2 : Durable condiment spreaders with rounded blades quickly butter toast, evenly spread honey, jam or jelly on biscuits or breads. Wide blade distributes cream cheese evenly on bagels, easily spreads egg salad, tuna salad or peanut butter on sandwich bread. Ideal size to spread mayonnaise, mustard or relish. With the serrated edge on one side of the blade, these stainless-steel spreaders are essentials on a buffet table to slice cold butter, serve gourmet cheese ball, spread salmon pate or hot crab dip. Perfect to slice creamy Brie or Camembert and spread evenly with the rounded blade that is wider than a traditional butter spreader knife.18/8 stainless-steel. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Wide rounded blade with serrated edge spreads condiments and slices Butters toast, spreads honey, jam or jelly Distributes cream cheese evenly on bagels, spreads egg salad, tuna salad or peanut butter on sandwich bread Spreads mayonnaise, mustard or relish Serrated edge slices cold butter, cheese ball and serves cold or hot pates or dips Ideal to slice and serve soft cheeses 18/8 stainless-steel
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nicely balanced knives
PostedJuly 26, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
I was surprised when these arrived...they are larger than I expected with a nicely rounded blade that is wider than the usual knives in your kitchen set. Very pleased with these.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
 
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Cuisinart Oven Central, CBO-1000 : This 7-in-1 powerhouse is an oven, roaster, saute pan, steamer, broiler, griddle, toaster and contact grill in one convenient countertop oven. The Cuisinart Oven Central will bake cupcakes, cakes or casseroles, roast meat, saute or stir fry beef, chicken, shrimp or vegetables. Steam vegetables or seafood. With endless options and foolproof operation, this countertop oven is "The little oven that can". Toast bread, fry pancakes or eggs and bake a dessert. From breakfast to dinner, this countertop oven does it all. Adjustable temperature control with maximum temperature of 450 F to broil hamburgers or steaks to absolute perfection. With the adjustable temperature control, this countertop oven will keep food warm, until you're ready to sit down at the table. The Cuisinart Oven Central heats quickly for energy efficiency, and maintains a consistent temperature to prepare gourmet appetizers, entrees and desserts. Set the countdown timer up to 30 minutes or use the oven for continuous cooking. Top heater on/off function transforms this oven into a contact grill to prepare restaurant-style panini or grilled cheese sandwiches. Everything the chef needs in one countertop oven. Includes nonstick baking pan, nonstick 5-slot cupcake/muffin pan and metal roasting/steaming rack. Brushed stainless-steel panel. Instructions with recipes. BPA-free. 1,700 watts. Cooking accessories are dishwasher-safe. Cuisinart combines innovation with function and practical style to create appliances, cookware, bakeware and utensils that excel in performance. Recipient of numerous design awards, and endorsed by culinary connoisseurs, Cuisinart is a leading inventor of kitchenware for the home gourmet. Product Features 7-in-1 powerhouse: oven, roaster, saute pan, steamer, broiler, griddle, toaster and contact grill Bake cupcakes or muffins, cakes or casseroles with this multi-use appliance Roast or sear meat, seafood or vegetables Stir fry or steam beef, chicken, vegetables or shrimp Griddle to fry eggs, pancakes or hash browns Top and bottom heating elements to toast bread or use as a contact grill for panini sandwiches With 450 F maximum temperature, the Oven Central roasts, sears or broils meat to perfection Keeps food warm prior to serving Heats quickly for energy efficiency and maintains consistent cooking temperature On/off top heating function 30-minute countdown timer or continuous cooking Includes nonstick cupcake/muffin pan, nonstick baking pan and metal steaming rack BPA-free Cuisinart is a leading innovator of kitchenware for the home gourmet
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Thlis is one fantastic oven!
PostedJune 26, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
I was a little hesitant to purchase this oven initially. But let me tell you...I am absolutely thrilled with this oven. It is PERFECT for one or two people without heating up the oven or even a toaster oven in this summer heat! My 5 year old granddaughter helps me in the kitchen...we used this oven three times in two days. We broiled a couple of small steaks, made muffins, as well as a spagehetti casserole.Holds more than I thought it would. Very easy to clean as well.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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BIA Cordon Bleu Oval Bowl with Handles, Set of 2 : Elegant, practical and versatile BIA Cordon Bleu oval bowl with handles is innovatively styled to serve salads, pasta, mashed potatoes or vegetables. Ideal for everyday meals and holiday entertaining, this oval serving bowl with handles lets you easily transport and serve from the kitchen to the table. Each round white serving bowl gleams in richly-glazed porcelain to coordinate with every table decor. Timeless appeal, durability and beautiful presentation. Oven-safe to 450 F. Freezer-, microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe. International supplier of restaurant serving ware since 1952, BIA Cordon Bleu utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to produce high-end porcelain and stoneware. Upholding their high standards of excellence in quality, functionality and style, BIA Classic White Serveware is available from CHEFS for home entertaining. Product Features Premier styling with handles of a tray for easy transport and smooth, richly-glazed porcelain for gourmet presentation Modern upgrade from traditional bowls for salads, pasta and vegetables Set of 2, 18-ounce and 40-ounce to serve a variety of foods Richly-glazed 100% fully-vitrified porcelain is chip-, crack- and stain-resistant Timeless appeal and durability for everyday serving and holiday entertaining Oven-safe to 450 F BIA Cordon Bleu has provided restaurant serveware since 1952
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for everyday family meals or entertaining!
PostedJune 16, 2015
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magiccarpetrider
fromTampa, FL, USA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
Gives a nice presentation with ease of handles. Cleans up easily. Larger than I expected. Thank you Chef's for always bringing innovative and great looking serveware.
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 simplehuman Sensor Pump Dispenser
simplehuman Sensor Pump Dispenser
simplehuman Sensor Pump Dispenser : Access soap or lotion without touching the dispenser. Simply place your hand under the sensor to dispense soap or lotion automatically. High-efficiency pump census consistent dispensing engineered with a drip less, clog-free valve to prevent drips. Dispensing control lets you regulate amount. Also, includes manual operation button. Clear reservoir indicates liquid level and features wide, easy-fill opening. Lights up green when sensor is activated, and turns red to signal low battery power. And since you don't touch the dispenser, it stays clean and fingerprint-free. Great for kitchen or bath. Lotion/soap not included. Requires 4 AA batteries. Product Features Automatic-motion electronic sensor Works with most liquid soaps and lotions LED light Touchless for fingerprint- and germ-free use Low noise Nondrip spout Attractive design Perfect for kitchen and bath
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Sanitary
PostedFebruary 17, 2013
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magiccarpetrider
fromDaytona Beach, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
More sanitary than a bar of soap. You can put liquid soap (without beads) or hand sanitizer in it. The chamber allows you to see when it needs refilling. The refillable kind (with an insert) in the stores has changed its design, so you need to buy another whole new pump. Not so with this, just refill the chamber.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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Sassafras Superstone Bread Dome : Superstone bread dome is a baker's dream dish. This covered bread baker replicates traditional breadmaking in an adobe oven, producing superior-tasting, golden-crusted bread with crackly crust. Durable, thick stoneware casserole distributes heat evenly, ensuring center and edges of bread bake uniformly. The dome lid circulates heat, and vent hole releases just the right amount of steam to retain interior moistness and flavor. Deep circular shape of this covered bread baker allows even rising of dough to create a lofty, artisanal masterpiece. Ideal environment to bake "no knead" bread. This round baker with glazed bottom interior and unglazed lid is the perfect baking dish to slow-roast beef tenderloin, pork shoulder or herbed chicken. Natural, heat-retentive qualities of stoneware reduce baking time, while producing moist, succulent entrees. Smooth bottom ensures easy release. Also ideal to bake seasoned dressing or vegetables and retain heat on the table for serving. Side handles allow balanced control lifting from oven onto cooling rack or table. Works best in conventional and convection ovens. Microwave-safe. Oven-safe to 500 F. Hand wash. Product Features All-natural stoneware bread dome bakes golden artisan bread with a perfect crackly crust Replicates traditional breadmaking in an adobe oven Thick composition distributes heat evenly, ensuring center and edges of bread bake evenly Dome lid circulates heat, ensuring uniform baking Deep circular bowl allows even rising of dough Perfect baker to roast beef tenderloin, pork or chicken Natural heat-retentive qualities of stoneware reduce baking time and retain moistness of foods Ideal to bake seasoned dressing or vegetables and retain heat on the table for serving Side handles for easy transport
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Chef's did it again!
PostedJanuary 9, 2013
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magiccarpetrider
fromDaytona Beach, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
This bread dome is great! It gives a nice crunchy crust with a wonderfully soft inside. I like the fact that this bread dome has handles to hold the bottom, and the top has a knob on it to grasp. The inside of the bread dome is glazed, preventing sticking to the bottom. Another version of this does not have either, and I chose Chef's to purchase. Thank you Chef's for providing superior products.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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 WMF Bistro Iced Tea Spoon, Set of 4
WMF Bistro Iced Tea Spoon, Set of 4
WMF Bistro Iced Tea Spoon, Set of 4 : For cocktails, iced tea, lemonade or smoothies, these spoons stir mixed drinks, fruit drinks and beverages completely, with a slightly rounded well to blend as they stir. Also ideal for tall glasses of hot chocolate. Easy-grasp handle. Tarnish-resistant 18/10 stainless-steel. Dishwasher-safe. For more than 150 years, WMF has designed innovative cookware, drinkware and tableware. The recipient of numerous design awards, WMF tools are functional and elegant, the direct result of high quality materials and workmanship to their exacting standards of excellence.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for root beer floats!
PostedDecember 19, 2012
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magiccarpetrider
fromDaytona Beach, FL
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Grandma
These blend nicely with my current everyday stainless steel set. The handles are nicely curved and not "thin" so they won't bend. I look forward to my "adult" root beer float in the evenings (made with ice cream, root beer, and a shot of root beer schnapps!
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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