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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.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Zesty!
PostedAugust 19, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
A friend recommended this to me. Glad I bought it.
I still like my straight blade peeler for everyday use, but this is a welcome addition to my kitchen.
Takes micro thin peels off lemons and limes for zesting.
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Victorinox Fibrox Hollow Ground Santoku Knife, 7-inch : The Victorinox Fibrox santoku is a masterful combination of a chef's knife and cleaver to slice vegetables or fruits paper thin to thick, mince, dice or chop, and prevent food from sticking to the blade. This large chopping knife is conically ground throughout the length and depth of the blade for razor-edge sharpness that performs with quickness and precision. With Rockwell hardness of 56, this santoku blade is beautifully balanced and perfectly weighted for ease in handling. Hollow edge releases diced onions, pepper and potatoes instantly, without sticking to the blade. Precision-stamped from high-carbon stainless-steel, the Victorinox slicing knife undergoes a special ice-tempering process to create an edge that can be sharpened throughout the lifetime of the blade. Laser-tested for optimal cutting power and bolster-less, Victorinox knives enable cutting with the entire length of the blade. Ergonomic Fibrox handle with textured surface ensures a comfortable, nonslip grip. Hand-finished by skilled craftsmen in Switzerland, the Victorinox santoku works so efficiently, it is utilized by professional chefs in five-star restaurants. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Dishwasher-safe. Victorinox knives have been expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884. Lightweight to prevent hand fatigue and world renown for quality-edge retention of the blade, Victorinox knives are top rated by leading consumer magazines. Product Features Hollow-ground blade cuts and fast and releases, for effortless dicing, chopping and mincing Combination of a chef's knife and cleaver to slice paper-thin to thick, without sticking Blade with Rockwell hardness of 56 is beautifully balanced and perfectly weighted for ease in handling Blade is conically ground throughout the length and depth for razor-edge sharpness and retention, without resistance Special ice-tempering process creates an edge that can be resharpened throughout the lifetime of the blade Precision-stamped, high-carbon stainless-steel for enduring performance Laser-tested for optimal cutting power and bolster-less, allowing use of entire blade Fibrox ergonomic handle with textured surface provides a comfortable nonslip grip Swiss-manufactured with the same high-quality standards of the Original Swiss Army Knife Victorinox maintains standards of excellence in the manufacturing of cutlery, earning the highest respect from professional and home chefs for quality knives
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Once again, a cut above the rest
PostedAugust 16, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
How does Victorinox do it? This is a great knife. Good balance, light weight, superior grip.
I have a number of Victorinox knives and have yet to be displeased.
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Wusthof Hardwood Knife Blocks : You always have easy access to knives with this beautiful block. Crafted of solid hardwood and stamped with the Wusthof logo. 9-Slot Hardwood Block Accommodates 7 kitchen knives, kitchen shears and a sharpening steel. 25-Slot Hardwood Block Accommodates 16 kitchen knives, 6" cleaver, kitchen shears, sharpening steel and 8 steak knives. 35-Slot Cherry-Wood Finish or Light-Grain Hardwood Block Accommodates 23 kitchen knives, 6" cleaver, kitchen shears, a sharpening steel and 8 steak knives.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality
PostedJuly 23, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I added this to my knife storage. I already have a cherry 35 slot Wusthof block. This gives me more knife storage. A good beginner knife block. Sadly, it did not come in cherry wood.
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Le Creuset Signature Collection Braiser, 3-1/2 quart : This Le Creuset 3 1/2-qt. braiser is perfect to saute or roast vegetables, braise chicken, beef or seafood and provide elegant presentation. Shallow depth is ideal for preparing sauce or risotto, baking pot pie or casserole with more exposure to add even, crisp-golden browning. Lower profile ensures tender juicy meats, rich flavorful gravy or reduction. Preferred by chefs for the cooking versatility, superior heat retention and excellent browning of foods, Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware ensures all ingredients cook at an even temperature. With the high-quality porcelain-enamel coating, this braiser is impermeable to odors and stains for lifetime use. The Le Creuset Signature collection combines traditional superior craftsmanship with ergonomic and functional innovations. Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring better performance sealing in moisture and flavors. The handles on this braiser are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip to lift with oven mitts. Improved ergonomic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F. This Signature collection features the most durable and resistant interior formulation offered by Le Creuset, smooth and easy to clean, sauteing vegetables, simmering sauce or braising meat or seafood. Food or liquid will not react with the enameled finish. With the tight-fitting lid, moisture is sealed inside for best absorption of seasonings and flavor. This 3 1/2-qt. braiser goes from fridge or freezer to the oven or stove top, then conveniently to the table for beautiful presentation. Oven-, broiler-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Made in France. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Le Creuset is consistently chosen by leading chefs, restaurateurs and home connoisseurs for its cooking advantages, performance and style. Bright color choices are the legendary style at Le Creuset to enliven your world of serving and entertaining. The best gourmet meals deserve the cooking finesse of Le Creuset. Product Features Le Creuset Signature Collection of enameled cast-iron cookware is molded and crafted by hand, combining traditional unmatched craftsmanship with a reinvented, improved design The ideal size to saute vegetables, simmer sauce, braise chicken, beef or seafood and provide elegant presentation Shallow depth perfect for preparing sauce or risotto, baking pot pie or casserole, allowing more exposure for even browning Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring greater retention of moisture and flavors, while self-basting foods Newly-formulated enamel interior is more durable, stain- and odor-resistant and easier to clean Handles are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip, even with oven mitts, ensuring safe transport from oven to table Improved ergonomic phenolic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F The iron is melted at an extremely high temperature in a cauldron (called a "creuset" in French) then poured into a sand mold. Under the hands of skilled craftsmen, each surface is smoothed in preparation for uniform porcelain enameling Le Creuset cast-iron provides unparalleled heat retention Smooth porcelain-enameled interior and exterior is nonreactive to food or liquid Bold and dynamic colors match Le Creuset enameled cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and accessories Versatile for stove top, oven or broiler For nearly a century, Le Creuset has been the preferred cookware choice of distinguished chefs around the world
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The best.
PostedJuly 23, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Le Creuset, the best enameled/cast iron pans made. Don't settle for less.
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Wusthof Classic Serrated Deli Breakfast Knife, 8 inch : CHEFS introduces the Wusthof Classic breakfast knife that cuts so quickly and precisely, this is the precision tool you'll need for lunch and dinner prep, too. Engineered by Wusthof, masters of cutlery, in partnership with cutlery experts at CHEFS, this knife excels in efficiency. Ease of slicing is amazing with razor-sharp serrations. The tip instantly pierces toughest crusts on artisan breads and bagels, and deep serrations glide through interiors like butter, without crushing. Cuts soft or hot bread, without flattening. Slices Canadian bacon and uniform sausage patties as easily as thick rind on melon. Distinctive to this deep-serrated breakfast knife is the offset handle, allowing the clearance to slice right down to the cutting board. For lunch and dinner prep, this knife performs like the Wusthof offset serrated deli knife, with the added efficiency of a pinpoint accurate tip. Penetrates thick-skinned fruit without mashing, and without pressure on your hands. Slices paper-thin tomato slices, vegetables and deli-style meats from roasts. Cleanly cuts panini sandwiches, retaining the loft of ingredients for restaurant-style presentation. Serrated edge on this breakfast knife never touches the cutting board, ensuring continuous precision performance, with a blade that never requires sharpening. Signature to the Wusthof cutlery is the bolster, allowing the heft and balance to perform quick, precise even cuts. Full tang on this breakfast knife is triple-riveted to the handle, ensuring superior strength and maneuverability. Inner ring anodes on Wusthof knives safeguard rivets from rust. Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel. Hand wash. 8"L blade. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital", Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. Product Features Razor-sharp serrated edge on this premium forged knife slices quickly and precisely Engineered by Wusthof, masters of cutlery, in partnership with cutlery experts at CHEFS for greater efficiency in prep Pinpoint-accurate tip instantly pierces toughest crusts on artisan breads and bagels, without crushing Penetrates thick-skinned fruits and vegetables, without mashing Slices hot loaves and soft sandwich breads, without flattening Slices Canadian bacon and uniform sausage patties Do-it-all knife cuts paper-thin tomato slices, vegetables and deli-style meats Pierces tough rind on melons with minimal pressure Offset handle allows the clearance to slice right down to the cutting board Wusthof signature bolster provides the heft and balance to ensure effortless slicing Wusthof's own precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel with full tang provides superior strength and maneuverability Ergonomic, polypropylene handle fits either hand for firm control Triple-compression rivets with inner ring anodes safeguard from rust Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice slice
PostedJuly 15, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
This is a welcome addition to my kitchen. Bread, bagels, rolls, you name it. Especially good for slicing prepared sandwiches.
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Le Creuset Signature Collection Round French Oven, 5-1/2 quart : This Le Creuset 5 1/2-qt. round French oven is ideal to braise chicken with vegetables, roast tenderloin or retain the rich flavors of pasta sauce. Preferred by chefs for the cooking versatility, superior heat retention and excellent browning of foods, Le Creuset enameled cast-iron cookware ensures all ingredients cook at an even temperature. With the high-quality porcelain-enamel coating, this round French dutch oven is impermeable to odors and stains for lifetime use. The Le Creuset Signature collection combines traditional superior craftsmanship with ergonomic and functional innovations. Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring better performance sealing in moisture and flavors. The handles on this round French oven are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip to lift with oven mitts. Improved ergonomic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F. This Signature collection features the most durable and resistant interior formulation offered by Le Creuset, smooth and easy to clean, roasting a chicken in the oven or simmering Italian sauce on the stove top. Food or liquid will not react with the enameled finish. With the tight-fitting lid, moisture is sealed inside for best absorption of seasonings and flavor. This 5 1/2-qt. French dutch oven goes from fridge or freezer to the oven or stove top, then conveniently to the table for beautiful presentation. Oven-, broiler-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Made in France. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Le Creuset is consistently chosen by leading chefs, restaurateurs and home connoisseurs for its cooking advantages, performance and style. Bright color choices are the legendary style at Le Creuset to enliven your world of serving and entertaining. The best gourmet meals deserve the cooking finesse of Le Creuset. Product Features Le Creuset Signature Collection of enameled cast-iron cookware is molded and crafted by hand, combining traditional unmatched craftsmanship with a reinvented, improved design Perfect to roast chicken tenderloin of beef or simmer pasta sauce Modernized lid is more stable and tight-fitting, ensuring greater retention of moisture and flavors, while self-basting foods Newly-formulated enamel interior is more durable, stain- and odor-resistant and easier to clean Handles are 45% larger, providing a roomier grip, even with oven mitts, ensuring safe transport from oven to table Improved ergonomic phenolic knob is heat-resistant to 500 F The iron is melted at an extremely high temperature in a cauldron (called a "creuset" in French) then poured into a sand mold. Under the hands of skilled craftsmen, each surface is smoothed in preparation for uniform porcelain enameling Le Creuset cast-iron provides unparalleled heat retention Smooth porcelain-enameled interior and exterior is nonreactive to food or liquid Bold and dynamic colors match Le Creuset enameled cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and accessories Versatile for stove top, oven or broiler For nearly a century, Le Creuset has been the preferred cookware choice of distinguished chefs around the world
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top of the line
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Don't waste your money on any other brand. Made to last, marvelous to cook with.
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Breville Lift and Look Long Slot Toaster, BTA630XL : Intelligent technology and extra-wide and long slots toast artisanal breads, bagels and pastries to exact shade desired. With the touch of a button and five precise shade levels, the motorized carriage on the Breville Lift and Look toaster lowers bread, bagel or English muffins. As the toasting cycle begins, the internal countdown with visible LED indicates toasting level progress. Lift and look function automatically raises bread carriage, allowing a quick check, without canceling or resetting the cycle. Also conveniently lets you adjust toasting before the end of the cycle. This high-tech Breville toaster performs beyond traditional mechanical toasters. With A Bit More targeted function, bread lowers to add the perfect finishing touch. Self-centering slots fit up to 4 slices of sandwich bread or English muffins. Features bagel and defrost buttons, toast/cancel and audible ready alert. The bagel function on this long slot toaster activates additional heat to the center heating elements, toasting only the inside of the bagel. Using the defrost button, this toaster automatically increases time to thaw frozen bread, waffles or pastries, then toasts to the browning level. Removable crumb tray is dishwasher safe. Product Features High-end technology with motorized carriage to raise and lower bread at the touch of a button Five shade levels toast bread, bagels or pastries to perfection Extra-wide and long slots accommodate artisanal breads LCD indicates toasting progress Lift and look function automatically raises carriage to check shade level without resetting or canceling cycle A Bit More button lowers carriage and automatically begins the precise toasting time to add the perfect finishing touch Self-centering slots fit up to 4 slices of sandwich bread or English muffins Defrost function thaws frozen waffles or pastries completely before beginning the toasting process Bagel function activates additional heat to the center of the elements, toasting only the inside of the bagel Audible ready alert Toast/cancel button re-illuminates when any button is pressed or browning lever is repositioned Removable crumb tray Breville Assist Plug is easier to insert into outlet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Just right
PostedNovember 6, 2012
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Thick slices or long slices, this is the toaster for me. Easy to operate. Mind you, this toaster takes up some serious space on the counter top, but I think it's worth it.
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All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Saucepan with Lid : With deep straight sides and a perfectly flat bottom, this pan is cookware's multipurpose workhorse for everything from boiling eggs and heating soup to cooking cereals or vegetables or the namesake function, making sauces. The All-Clad stainless-steel collection of cookware for ultimate cooking convenience features redesigned ergonomic handles and All-Clad brand and measurement/capacity on the underside of each pan for easy identification. Lids made in the USA. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Magnetic exterior is perfect for induction cooktops. Made in the USA. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort Handles and rivets are polished stainless-steel creating a striking impression High-strength, noncorrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Bonded cookware handcrafted in the USA
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Suits me!
PostedNovember 2, 2012
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I bought this to replace another manufacturers guaranteed stainless steel pot, which rusted on the bottom and at the rivets. This is a heavy duty pot, puts the other one to shame.
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All-Clad d5 Brushed Stainless Steel Saute Pan with Lid : This All-Clad saute pan is the ultimate pan for sauteing, frying and searing, with high sides retaining liquids while braising or deglazing. Patented 5-ply construction delivers a higher, unsurpassed level of even-heating performance, without hot spots. The best in American craftsmanship from the inventor of metal-bonded cookware, this All-Clad saute pan is engineered with 5 layers of custom-formulated metals: 18/10 stainless-steel interior, bonded to aluminum, stainless-steel, aluminum and stainless-steel exterior that extends up the sides for unprecedented heat distribution. This exclusive patented All-Clad saute pan provides a noticeable difference in cooking, while sauteing, braising or deglazing. Equally-suited for preparing marinara or Alfredo sauce, this All-Clad d5 stainless-steel saute pan is 20% more efficient than tri-ply, to achieve gourmet cooking results using lower heat setting. For easy identification, the All-Clad brand and capacity/measurement are provided on the outer base of each piece. Dripless rim on this All-Clad saute pan ensures easy, mess-free pouring. Ergonomic handles with finger guards provide balanced control, a definite advantage when handling multiple pans on the stove top or in the oven. Lids made in the USA. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Magnetic exterior is perfect for all cooktops, including induction. Dishwasher-safe. Made in the USA. Product Features 5-ply patented construction for a lifetime of use Engineered and manufactured in America with custom-formulated metals, the bonding of 5 layers delivers a higher level of cooking performance The ultimate pan for sauteing, frying and searing, without hot spots High sides to saute, sear or deep fry, and retain liquids while braising or deglazing Easy-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior with bonded layers of aluminum, stainless-steel, aluminum and stainless-steel exterior that extend up the sides provide unprecedented cooking performance Heats quickly and distributes heat evenly to cook food at a lower temperature Encapsulated construction prevents foods from sticking All-Clad features the brand and measurement/capacity on the outer base for easy identification Ergonomic stay-cool handle with finger guard allows improved balance and control Handles and rivets are polished stainless-steel, creating a striking impression High-strength, noncorrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid!
PostedNovember 2, 2012
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I actually bought this model by mistake(my own). It is just solid. Like all All-Clad I own, a quality product.
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 CHEFS Stainless Steel Wire Cheese Slicer
CHEFS Stainless Steel Wire Cheese Slicer
CHEFS Stainless Steel Wire Cheese Slicer : Slice exact thickness of soft or hard cheeses with this 18/10 stainless-steel wire cheese slicer. Perfect for premium soft cheeses, such as French Brie, Camembert or preparing Buffalo Mozzarella for caprese salad. The easy-clean surface of this cheese board and slicer presents finest of cheeses as gourmet appetizers. Quickly slices cheese for entree recipes. Keeps cheese cool while slicing and retains a smooth surface. Stainless-steel wire cuts and releases cheese for uniform, catering-style servings. Safely stores in the perfectly-aligned slot after slicing. This 18/8 stainless-steel wire cheese slicer creates a gourmet presentation of Gouda or Jarlsberg paired with wine. Ideal cheese board and slicer on a buffet or formal dining table. Footed base for stability. Dishwasher-safe. CHEFS Essentials is our signature collection of professional-grade kitchen and serving tools, cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and more, 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 Elegant for table service, with precision-cutting wire creating uniform slices Perfect for premium soft cheeses, such as Brie, Camembert or Buffalo Mozzarella Easy-clean surface presents cheese as gourmet appetizers Quickly slices cheese for entrees Keeps cheese cool while slicing, and retains a smooth surface Stainless-steel wire uniformly cuts and releases cheese for catering-style presentation Wire stores in the perfectly-aligned slot Ideal server pairing wine with cheese A beautiful presentation for hard or soft cheese on a buffet or formal dining table Footed base for stability CHEFS signature line of professional-grade cooking and serving tools are meticulously crafted and tested, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance in the kitchen
 
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Disappointing.
PostedOctober 9, 2012
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Denis
fromUpper Saint Clair, Pa.
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Arrived with a broken wire. Though there were spare wires, there were no directions on how to replace them.
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