Stand Mixer Cover for KitchenAid Mixers : Sized to fit most tilt-head and bowl-lift KitchenAid models, this heavyweight cover prevents dust and grease from building up on your appliance. Features handy outer pocket to hold recipes, notes or tools. Rich warm colors with quality, woven-thread exterior and soft interior for scratch-free, long-lasting durability. An attractive, practical addition to your kitchen. Cotton/polyester shell. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Made in the USA.
I've been wanting a cover for my stand mixer for a long time. This one works because it is designed for a Kitchen Aid and it was on sale. That said, their 'yellow' is a dullish mustard so it looks rather awful in my kitchen. After the holidays, I'll soften it with some embellishments and use the 'pattern' to make my own cover. It is sturdy and probably will repel stains for a while.
Wusthof Classic Chef's Knife : The heft of a chef's knife is intended to let gravity do most of the work. And because a firm, comfortable grip is essential, choose several knives from a wide variety of sizes that conform to your hand. About Wusthof Classic: Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made in Solingen, Germany.
My grandmother had knives so sharp they could cut you if you looked at them. Ours were always so dull you could hold something in your hand and cut it (toward your hand) with no damage. Then sometime in the '90s, I really splurged on a chef's knife Jacques Pepin was using on a program. It came and it was duller than our knives and it had a burr near the tip. I sent it back.
A couple weeks ago, I couldn't stand our dull knives anymore and decided to try again. Chef's had a Wusthof Classic Chef's Knife on sale, so I decided to try it. All I can say is AWESOME!!! I didn't know a knife could really cut like this one does.
I tried it on a grapefruit and while deciding if I needed to use a special angle, the knife slid through the skin and fruit. Then I sliced 4 tomatoes . . . I couldn't stop myself!! The knife slid through them effortlessly and I stood amazed looking at 1/4" slices that were smooth and perfect.
This knife is on the heavy side, but it is perfectly balanced. An absolute dream to use. I wish I could afford to buy more of their knives, but for now I'm saving so if there's another sale I can get one for my nephew's wife.