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    July 13, 2010
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Simmer Mat : Ideal for slow cooking, delicate sauces or to keep water hot without boiling, this mat can be placed on any cooking surface to disperse heat, eliminating hot spots for gentle, long-term cooking. Made of zero-carbon enameled steel, it lets you use any pot as a double boiler, slow cooker, or rice cooker, enhancing heat control to prevent sticking and burning. Works on gas, electric, glass, ceramic and induction burners, even on camping stoves. Dishwasher safe. 7 3/4"L x 7 3/4"W. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I Can Simmer - YAY!!
PostedOctober 27, 2014
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
We have a gas stove top that works well except if you want something to slowly simmer or keep warm. Sauces and soups would stick because we could never get the heat low enough. The simmer mat solved the problem beautifully - keeps food warm without constant attention. What a great idea!!
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All-Clad Digital Probe Thermometer, T-223 : The accuracy that ensures a roast is cooked to the exact temperature and poultry never overcooks, this All-Clad digital thermometer with probe alerts you with an alarm and flashing numbers when pre-set temperature has been reached. With USDA digital pre-settings, this oven probe thermometer is the key ingredient to serving perfect entrees. Insert the 4 3/4"L probe, leave in food while cooking, and eliminate opening the oven door or altering cooking temperature. This digital oven thermometer is simple to use with quick-select functions. Press MEAT button to choose and display type of meat (beef, veal, lamb, poultry, pork or ham). Press PREF button to select desired doneness (medium rare, medium or well done) and the preset temperature will automatically display. Large LCD screen indicates meat selection temperature to monitor cooking progress. Easily modify temperature using the up or down button, and lock in newly-set temperature. This digital thermometer is also an instant read thermometer. Insert probe into the center of meat and read internal temperature within 5-10 seconds. Fahrenheit/Celsius selectable. Includes USDA chart with recommended cooking temperatures for beef, veal, lamb, poultry, pork and ham. Features Fahrenheit/Celsius, alarm off and on/off buttons. High-temp 45"L cord heat-resistant to 572 F. Hand wash stainless-steel probe. Wipe clean unit. Requires 2 AAA batteries, included. Product Features USDA digital pre-settings for meat ensure precise cooking Insert probe and read the temperature of meat without opening the oven door or altering cooking temperature Quick select functions include MEAT to choose and display type of meat: beef, veal, lamb, poultry, pork or ham PREF button to select desired doneness (medium rare, or well done) Easy-view LCD screen displays current meat temperature in large digital numbers, the meat selection, preference and set temperature Quickly modify temperature setting using the up and down buttons Audible alert and flashing numbers when ideal temperature has been reached Stainless-steel probe heat-resistant to 572 F, also operates as an instant-read thermometer Includes cooking chart for beef, pork, veal, lamb and poultry Fahrenheit/Celsius button, alarm off and on/off buttons Low battery indicator
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simple Operation and Great Results!
PostedOctober 27, 2014
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
We've tried many probe thermometers over the years and finally we own one that's easy to program, use and clean. The alarm is loud enough to hear when we use it on the grill outside! Great product! Simple design and ease of use makes it the best:)
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 OXO Soap Squirting Dish Brush
OXO Soap Squirting Dish Brush
OXO Soap Squirting Dish Brush : Dispense only the amount of dish soap needed and use the soft nylon bristles to clean the curves of pots, pans and containers and the corners of bakeware. This leakproof OXO soap squirting dish brush, features a comfortable Santoprene handle that provides a nonslip grip, even when wet. Safe to use on nonstick cookware and bakeware. The soft-touch button removes to fill the wand with soap and reseal. Reinforced with an inner stainless-steel shaft, the sturdy, long-length wand with brush is also ideal for cleaning large items such as patio tables, outdoor furniture and side tables, decorations or planters. Top-rack dishwasher-safe.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Much Better!
PostedSeptember 24, 2014
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
I bought what was supposedly the same brush in a grocery store. I was always unhappy with the way it loaded and dripped down the handle. Chefs sells a much superior product. It loads detergent via a screw-off secure top with no drips. It's a heavier, easier-to-use brush all around. Now where do I buy refill brushes?
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KitchenAid 14-cup Glass Carafe Coffee Maker, KCM1402 : Some at-home coffee machines are complicated with too many buttons, when all you want is fresh, premium coffee brewed to your preferred strength. The KitchenAid 14-Cup Glass Carafe Coffee Maker gives you all this and more. With its refined showerhead brew process to entirely saturate coffee grounds for uniform extraction and exceptional flavor, the 14-cup glass coffee maker and its variable brew strength selector let you choose between regular or bold taste. To start full-bodied coffee any time day or night, the KitchenAid coffee maker offers an effortless programmable 24-hour brew timer. The 1-4 cup brew cycle automatically adjusts brewing to ensure optimum flavor even when you're not making a full pot. Designed with a pause and serve feature, the programmable coffee pot conveniently allows you to pour a cup of coffee before brewing is complete -- a tight seal prevents brew basket from dripping. The 14-cup glass coffee maker features a no-drip pouring spout and an easy-grip handle. "Time since brew" displays when the coffee was last brewed and an extra large blue digital display with clock includes energy-saving sleep mode. The variable warmth control can keep coffee warm for up to 4 hours in 30-minute increments. Enjoy the convenience of the high-performance gold-tone permanent coffee filter or use paper filters. Removable water tank is easy to fill and clean. Replaceable charcoal water filter blocks impurities to ensure smooth-tasting coffee. Exceptional performing KitchenAid coffee maker automatically shuts off 2 hours after last use. Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and its first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid continues to build on its legacy of creating a complete line of kitchen products designed for professional and home chefs. Through extensive testing and research and upholding their long-standing tradition for excellence, KitchenAid now offers virtually every essential kitchen appliance and accessory for the well-equipped kitchen. Product Features Refined showerheads evenly saturate coffee grounds for uniform extraction and optimum flavor Electronic temperature control regulates powerful 1,100-watt heat pump to brew coffee efficiently fast Pause and Pour feature lets you pour coffee without dripping before brewing is finished KitchenAid coffee maker 1-to 4-cup brew cycle is ideal for smaller quantities Easy-to-set programmable 24-hour brew timer starts coffee any time of day or night Variable brew strength selector offers regular or bold coffee flavor 14-cup glass carafe features a no-drip pouring spout and easy-grip handle Flat-bottom basket allows uniform depth of coffee for even water flow and maximum extraction "Time since brew" display shows the time elapsed since coffee was last brewed Removable water tank is easy to fill and clean Push-button brew basket door offers easy access to brew basket and water reservoir Ready tone signals when the brew cycle is complete Variable warmth control can keep coffee warm for up to 4 hours in 30-minute increments Unit automatically shuts off 2 hours after last use Water level indicator is easy to read Stylish, extra large blue digital display with clock includes energy-saving sleep mode Wrap-around housing reduces heat loss from the carafe and protects it from breakage Self-clean cycle with clean alert indicator reminds you when it's time for cleaning Uses high-performance gold-tone permanent coffee filter or paper filters Replaceable charcoal water filter blocks impurities to ensure pure coffee flavor Concealed full-length 42" cord storage compartment in the back Carafe, brew basket and filter are dishwasher-safe UL listed 1-year replacement warranty Includes English/French/Spanish instruction booklet Gold-tone permanent coffee filter Replaceable charcoal water filter
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Coffee Filters Impossible to Find!
PostedJuly 9, 2013
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
Why sell a coffeemaker that you cannot find coffee filters for?! This is my only complaint. Paper coffee filters for 14-cup coffeemakers are nonexistent. I've had to get creative with other filters to make it work.
Otherwise, I really like this coffeemaker because of its streamlined design, easy programmability, removable water reservoir, no-drip pause and brew feature and beautiful design.
My Favorite BrandKitchenAid
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Bormioli-Rocco Sorgente Glasses : Crafted in Italy, the unique curvature shape of these Bormioli Rocco Sorgente glasses feels wonderful in the hand, offering a natural easy-hold grip by design. These artistically-styled glasses add a distinctive, fluid style to casual gatherings, destined to spark enlightening conversation. The double old-fashioned glasses are styled at just the right height to serve beverages straight up or on the rocks. Perfect for serving orange juice, lemonade or iced-tea, the cooler glasses are also the ideal height for tall cocktail beverages. These Italian glasses provide the durability for everyday use, adding an avant-garde flair to everyday water glasses. Dishwasher-safe. Made in Italy. Craftsmen of fine glassware since 1825, Bormioli Rocco formulates superior glass to create exceptional serveware for restaurant and home use. Continuous investment in research, development and state-of-the-art technology preserves Bormioli's prominence in the industry. Product Features Exceptional brightness and clarity exclusive to Bormioli Rocco glassware Artistically styled in a fluid design with a natural, easy-hold grip Double old-fashioned glasses ideal for beverages served straight up or on the rocks Cooler glasses perfect for tall iced beverages Professional-quality glassware crafted in Italy is a mark of excellence in barware Durable for everyday use Bormioli Rocco is the world-renown Italian innovator and manufacturer of glassware that is prized for the aesthetic value, purity and functionality
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy to Hold
PostedDecember 18, 2012
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Mom
I'm very glad I purchased these glasses. They are just the right size, fit my hand well, and less likely to be dropped!! They also fit in my dishwasher perfectly. The unique design is a definitely welcome addition to my barware.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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Kuhn Rikon Sidewind Auto Safety Lidlifter, 27012 : No stress. No strain. The Kuhn Rikon sidewind safety can opener automatically attaches to can, safely cutting rim, without leaving jagged edges. With Swiss engineered patented lid gripper, this manual safety can opener grips lid like an automatic can opener and releases lid at the push of a button. Hands never touch lid. Opener never comes in contact with contents. Ergonomic, oversized side-turn knob, extra-sharp stainless-steel cutting teeth and lid catcher ensure effortless removal. This smooth-edge can opener ensures mess-free operation. Dishwasher-safe. Superior in design, this manual safety can opener is the result of outstanding engineering by Kuhn Rikon, leaders of innovative, functional kitchen tools and appliances for more than 85 years. Product Features Swiss-engineered can opener self-attaches to can and lifts lid Sharp stainless-steel cutting teeth cut rim, without leaving jagged edges Grips lid like an automatic can opener and releases with push-button convenience Sanitary, safe operation -- opener never comes in contact with contents and hands never touch lid Ergonomic oversized side-turn knob ensures effortless lid removal Kuhn Rikon is well-known for developing tools and appliances that are superb in functionality, dependability and design, and is one of the most respected kitchen/restaurant manufacturers in Europe
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Different - But in a Good Way
PostedJuly 30, 2012
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
I used my can opener for the first time last night. I never thought I'd have to read directions to open a can but it was well worth it! You never touch the can lid, there are no sharp edges to contend with and much easier to clean. The mini pliers are a great little gadget enabling me to remove the lid without touching it. What a wonderful invention - so glad I bought it!! Ther is also less strain on the wrist - great!
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Taylor Five Star Meat Thermometer, 5990N : Oversized numbers on this large dial five star meat thermometer are easy to view through the oven window to check meat without interrupting the cooking temperature. Also features a bold print roasting scale with USDA temperature guidelines for beef (rare, medium and well done), ham, pork and poultry. Commercial quality and accuracy with a range from 110 to 212 degrees F. Stainless-steel 5 1/4"L probe reaches the interior of roasts. Glass lens and corrosion-resistant stainless-steel. NSF-listed. Hand wash. Experts in precision temperature, scale and measurement instruments since 1851, Taylor provides the professional market and food-service industries with exacting accuracy, durability and design, built on a legacy of technical expertise and quality materials. Product Features Oversized numbers and a large dial to view meat temperature through the oven window Maintain consistent oven temperature without interrupting cooking USDA temperature guidelines on the dial for cooking beef, poultry, ham or pork Commercial quality and accuracy with a range from 110 to 212 degrees F Additional food cooking temperatures included NSF-listed Taylor is a leading manufacturer of measurement instruments for more than 150 years
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to Read
PostedApril 30, 2012
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Leftover Lover
We use this thermometer on the grill. We like the oversized numbers! Now we just wish someone would come up with a meat thermometer that's easy to clean.
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 MIU Stainless-Steel Perforated Turner
MIU Stainless-Steel Perforated Turner
MIU Stainless-Steel Perforated Turner : A chef's favorite tool, this commercial-weight 14" stainless-steel perforated turner features a beveled edge to slide under and flip omelettes, turn and serve scrambled eggs, hash browns, flip hamburgers or fried onions and drain excess grease for serving. Offset handle stays cool to the touch and keeps hand safely above heat. Triple-riveted for long-life durability. Matte stainless-steel. NSF-certified. Dishwasher-safe.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice Quality Turner
PostedSeptember 16, 2011
Customer avatar
spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
My husband does most of the grilling in our household so I bought this with him in mind. I'm very glad I did. He really likes the nicely weighted design and length of the turning surface. It has a good sharp edge on it which makes turning food a lot easier; this edge also serves to scrape the grill when he's done. I'm so glad I made the purchase.
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 Cuisinart Convection Toaster Broiler Oven
Cuisinart Convection Toaster Broiler Oven
Cuisinart Convection Toaster Broiler Oven : For the busy chefs who appreciate elegant looks and multifunctional convenience, this extra-large capacity Cuisinart Toaster and Convection Oven fits a 12" pizza, a 9" pie or 6 slices of toast. The ideal countertop second oven for side dishes, desserts and entertaining extras. The brushed chrome exterior and side grips and stainless-steel bar handle add to the sleek industrial-style look of the powerful 1,500-watt oven. Exact Heat sensor maintains programmed temperatures for four versatile cooking options: toast, broil, convection bake and conventional bake. Broil a salmon fillet, toast sandwiches or bake potatoes or a family-sized roast with electric touchpad efficiency. Features include 7 browning levels, defrost and reheat buttons and removable oven rack and broiler pan. View-through window and easy-clean interior with slide-out crumb tray. Product Features Brushed chrome exterior and side grips with stainless-steel handle add a stylish look Extra-roomy .6-cubic foot capacity fits a 12" pizza Powerful 1,500 watts cook foods quickly and thoroughly 4 cooking functions: toast, broil, pizza/bake and convection bake Convection oven bakes up to 33% faster than conventional ovens Electronic touchpad with LCD readout lets you program single or combination settings Exact Heat sensor maintains precise oven temperatures Touchpad Shade Control lets you choose 7 browning levels when toasting 4-6 Slice button adds extra time for toasting muffins, bagels and thick breads &$149; Perfect Timing setting lets you customize toasting via any 4 touchpad settings Always Even Shade Control internally monitors and adjusts toasting temperatures Defrost and Reheat buttons give you added cooking convenience View-through window lets you check on cooking progress Two-position oven rack and two-position broiler pan remove easily Slide-out crumb tray keeps countertop clean LCD clock is always displayed and built-in timer rings until it's shut off Interior sides feature a nonstick coating that is easy-clean Wire rack, broiling pan and drip tray are dishwasher-safe Convenient cord storage hides excess cord Includes instruction and recipe booklet with 24 recipes from basil bruschetta and margherita pizza to Cajun pork chops and chocolate souffle cake Limited 3-year warranty Imported
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Size for Empty Nesters!
PostedOctober 18, 2010
Customer avatar
spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
The best feature is the size of the oven. It's just right for reheating leftovers or just a slice of pizza for lunch. This works much better than heating up our large oven! We also really appreciate the "defrost" setting for the toaster. I keep all of our bread in the freezer and this feature defrosts and toasts perfectly in one easy operation!! The only thing I dislike so far is that the crumb tray empties from the back - I have to unplug it, swing it around in order to empty it.
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Oven Glove : Complete with nonslip silicone grips on palm and fingers and aramid fibers, these oven gloves are made of the durable material used in aerospace and military operations. Oven Gloves protect hands from heat up to 660 F, while giving you extra control when removing hot items from stove or oven. Great for grilling, changing hot light bulbs or placing logs in the fireplace. And since it's a glove and not a mitt, hand and fingers move freely for better grip. Machine wash. Imported Product Features Model: HGR2 Heat-resistant to 660 F Nonslip silicone on palm and fingers for sure grip and durability Glove construction for ease of movement Ideal for grilling, changing hot light bulbs and putting logs on the fire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Protection!
PostedJuly 13, 2010
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spiky
fromHummelstown, PA
These gloves are definitely better than the oven mitts I used to use. It's easier to get a grip on hot items coming out of the microwave, oven, or off the grill. No more burning my wrist on the oven racks, either. I did think they were a bit pricey, but "you get what you pay for'' is definitely the case here. Hot stuff feels a lot more stable in my hands when carrying it, too. I definitely recommend this product.
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