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 Chef'sChoice Limited Edition Professional Sharpening Station, #130LE
Chef'sChoice Limited Edition Professional Sharpening Station, #130LE
Chef'sChoice Limited Edition Professional Sharpening Station, #130LE : With advanced 3-stage technology, this Chef'sChoice Professional knife sharpener provides the ultimate sharp edge. This electric kitchen knife sharpener professionally sharpens, steels and strops all types of knives: straight-edge or serrated, kitchen, Asian-style, sports and pocket knives. Stage 1 sharpening: 100% diamond abrasive wheels sharpen and precisely prepare edge for steeling. Stage 2 steeling: super-hardened, razor-sharp steeled edge and precision angle guides ensure perfect control, creating a shaving-sharp edge. Ultra-sharp microscopic teeth provide a "bite" superior to professionally-steeled edges. Stage 3 strop-polishing: advanced flexible abrasive disk and precision angle guides create a microscopically-smooth, ultra-sharp fine edge on straight-edge or serrated blades. Diamond-coated abrasive pads on this Chef'sChoice Professional knife sharpener hold their shape indefinitely. Will not load up. Fast, precise sharpening. No guesswork. 1-year limited manufacturer warranty. Assembled in the USA. Chef'sChoice is the leader in knife sharpening technology. The brand trusted internationally by professionals in the culinary industry, Chef'sChoice equips the home kitchen with sharpeners suitable for all knives. Product Features Limited edition professional sharpening station used by professional chefs provides the ultimate sharp edge Professionally sharpens, steels and strops straight-edge or serrated knives, kitchen, Asian-style, sports and pocket knives Stage 1 sharpening: 100% diamond abrasive wheels sharpen and precisely prepare edge for steeling Stage 2 steeling: super-hardened steel and precision angle guides create a shaving-sharp edge Ultra-sharp microscopic teeth in Stage 2 provide a "bite" superior to professionally-steeled edges Stage 3 strop-polishing: advanced flexible abrasive disk and precision guides create a microscopically-smooth, ultra-sharp fine edge Diamond abrasive pads hold their shape indefinitely and will not load up, so no messy oil or water is needed Nonslip rubber feet keep sharpener secure in use The leader in knife sharpening technology, Chef'sChoice engineers top-of-the-line knife sharpeners for professionals and home gourmets
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Why did I wait so long?
PostedMay 13, 2014
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Maddy
fromWilmington, VT
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Friend
I have always used "stone" to sharpen my knives. My sister recommended an electric sharpener. Following the directions, I decided to test my inexpensive knives first. These knives came out totally sharp and held this edge a couple of weeks. Too bad I did not get this 50 years ago I would probably have 6 months of extra time on my hands!
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 Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven
Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven
Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven : This roomy, elongated oven accommodates longer cuts of meat for braising and roasting. Ideal for simmering stews and soups, marinating roasts, or poaching chicken and fish, too. The tight-fitting lid traps steam to seal in flavors and self-baste foods. The versatile oven goes from refrigerator to oven or stovetop, then looks handsome on the table before storing leftovers in the freezer. The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need and home décor. Each enameled cast iron cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Made in France. Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. 3 1/2 Quart capacity. 9 lbs. 11"L (13 1/2" w/ handles) x 8 3/4"W x 3 1/4"H (5 1/4" w/lid) Product Features Molded of cast iron with an expertly enameled glossy porcelain coating All-in-one French oven beautifully goes from freezer or fridge straight to cooking device to table, then back to freezer or fridge for storage of leftovers Versatile for stovetop, oven and broiler Elongated base to sear meat, braise vegetables or brown vegetables Simmers, marinated and poaches food to perfection Highest quality porcelain enamel coating is impermeable to odors and stains Foods will not react with the enameled finish Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer Heavy, tight-fitting lid seals in moisture and flavors - food self-bastes Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 400 F; do not place knob under broiler Dish without lid is safe for oven or broiler up to 400 F Suited for stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't be beat!
PostedAugust 10, 2011
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Maddy
fromWilmington, VT
Whether making a slow stew or baking bread, this is great! Goes from oven to table for a nice presentation. Nothing sticks, cleans up nice. I do recommend getting the metal knobs if you use for baking bread.
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 Zwilling JA Henckels Spirit Thermolon Fry Pan
Zwilling JA Henckels Spirit Thermolon Fry Pan
Zwilling JA Henckels Spirit Thermolon Fry Pan : The environmentally-friendly nonstick ceramic surface on Zwilling JA Henckels fry pans is oven-and broiler- safe up to 500 F to accommodate high-heat cooking or searing. PTFE- and PFOA-free, this patented Thermolon ceramic technology is a breakthrough in nonstick cookware to prepare healthy entrees without using oil or butter. With the magnetic stainless-steel exterior with strong aluminum core, these energy-efficient nonstick fry pans conduct heat evenly from rim to rim for uniform cooking without hot spots. The ideal heat-retentive pans for pan frying, or sauteing meats or vegetables, ensuring easy release and cleanup. Compatible with gas, electric, ceramic and induction stove tops, these Zwilling JA Henckels fry pans feature ergonomic, riveted stainless-steel handles that stay cool to the touch. Twin Spirit cookware is produced utilizing environmentally-friendly manufacturing without toxic emissions. The durable Thermolon surface is scratch- and abrasion-resistant.. Hand washing recommended. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Since 1731, the famous TWIN logo has represented superior quality for professional chefs and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features Patented Thermolon ceramic technology is durable to withstand oven temperatures up to 500 F Eco-friendly ceramic nonstick surface is PTFE- and PFOA-free to cook healthy meals without using oil or butter Tri-ply construction with magnetic stainless-steel exterior and aluminum core to heat evenly for uniform cooking The ideal high-heat combination to saute meats or vegetables, and provide easy release and cleanup Ergonomic, stay-cool stainless-steel handle riveted for durability Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating does not contain toxic substances Scratch- and abrasion-resistant for lifetime durability
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT!
PostedMay 4, 2011
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Maddy
fromWilmington, VT
NO more caphalon for me - ever! This fry pan was so great I ordered 2 extras for Christmas presents.
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