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    February 25, 2011
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Fermentation Crock : Traditional, probiotic-rich method for making sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled beets, cucumbers, cured ham, salami and more. Made in Boleslawiec, Poland, this fermentation crock is the finest quality, hermetically sealable pot. Unique fermenting crocks are handcrafted of enriched vitrified clay by skilled tradesmen. Adhering to meticulous standards of artisanship, these skilled workers utilize techniques that have been used for generations, ensuring premium quality and an airtight seal. Includes two weigh stones (weights), essential to preservation, keeping food below surface of juice. Unlike food pasteurized in jars, this method of biologically storing pure food in a pot does not lose vitamins or flavor. Preserves flavor and nutrients naturally. Hand wash. Product Features Traditional probiotic-rich method to preserve food, without preservatives Make sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled beets, cucumbers, cured ham, salami and more Handcrafted in Poland using skilled techniques handed down from generations Sealable lid ensures airtight preservation Weigh stones (weights) keep food below surface of juice to preserve flavor
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid construction
PostedFebruary 16, 2015
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emcat
fromNorth Carolina
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
We searched quite a few crocks and systems for fermenting before purchasing this crock from Chefs. The crock arrived packed very well - it is extremely heavy. It also includes a weight collar to keep the food submerged in the brine. While we have not made our first batch of sauerkraut yet, we do look forward to it! The only negative was a glaze skip on the lid which is probably not important to its functioning - only cosmetic. There were two recipes in the page of instructions sent, but I was going to use other recipes anyway, so it really wasn't a problem.
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Taylor Salter High Capacity Kitchen Scale : The Taylor High Capacity Kitchen Scale is a handy solution for accurate measured ingredients and food portion control. The digital food scale with easy-to-read 1" readout and 0.7" LCD digits weighs up to 30 lb./14 kg. Weigh dry foods in fine increments (.01 oz. to .5 g) and liquids including wine, milk, stock and cooking oil up to 477 fl. oz. in .01 fl. oz. increments. The digital kitchen scale takes the guesswork out of precise nutrition and recipe measurements. Includes an oversized 8 1/4" sq. tempered glass platform, add and weigh tare option and auto or manual off. Comes with 3 AAA batteries. Wipes clean. Product Features Expanded capacity to 30 lb./13.6 kg Weighs dry foods in fine increments (.01 oz. or .5 g) Weighs liquids up to 477 fl. oz./14000 ml in .01 fl. oz./.5 ml increments Easy-to-read 1" readout with 0.7" LCD digits Add and weigh tare option Oversized 8 1/4" sq. tempered glass platform is a robust 8mm thick Auto off after 3 minutes of non-use Touch control buttons -- no grooves to collect food or debris Low battery indicator Takes 3 AAA batteries (included) Wipes clean 10-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Another good kitchen scale
PostedFebruary 16, 2015
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emcat
fromNorth Carolina
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Since we buy our butter in bulk from the dairy farmer, it's much easier (and cleaner) to use a scale to measure, rather than using cups and tablespoons which take more time and require washing. So I have converted all my recipes to weights and now use a scale almost exclusively. The scale I had been using was purchased from Chefs many years ago and still works beautifully! The problem occurred when family members would come into the kitchen and steal the scale for their postal or other needs. With Chefs free shipping and sale recently, I decided to buy a second scale. Problem solved and it's beautiful with its glass top!
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 CHEFS Stand Mixer Cover
CHEFS Stand Mixer Cover
CHEFS Stand Mixer Cover : Durable ribbed-pattern stand mixer cover prevents dust and grease from building up on your appliance, a major cause of costly repairs. Wide and deep outer pocket holds attachments or utensils. Rich colors with solid stitching, attractive contrasting piping and soft inner lining. Cotton/polyester. Machine wash cold, line dry. Imported. CHEFS signature collection of professional-quality cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware and more is meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook. CHEFS commitment to innovative, functional design is the key to delivering products of exceptional quality, performance and durability for home and professional kitchens.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Handy pocket for beater
PostedFebruary 25, 2011
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emcat
fromNorth Carolina
This is a well-made cover which should last many years. The mixer is a large one and it needs to have a cover if it's going to sit out on the counter. Thanks to Chef's telephone staff for suggesting this - and it was on sale, too!
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KitchenAid 6-Quart Extra Bowl KN2B6PEH : This stainless-steel mixing bowl with comfort handle is both handsome and durable. Bowl fits models starting with KD26, KP26 and KT26. Imported. One year full warranty. 2 lbs. 11 1/2"D (with handle) x 6 3/4"H x 9 1/2" Dia. Model: KN2B6PEH. Product Features 6 Quart capacity Wide bowl design Polished stainless-steel Convenient ergonomically designed handle Brackets fit over bowl-lift pins Dishwasher-safe
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable, large capacity bowl with handle
PostedFebruary 25, 2011
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emcat
fromNorth Carolina
The heavy duty stainless bowl is sturdy, but very easy to handle. It is extremely easy to clean as well. An extra bowl is a handy thing to have (along with an extra flat beater and whisk).
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 KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Pack KGSSA
KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Pack KGSSA
KitchenAid Mixer Attachment Pack KGSSA : This item no longer contains pasta plates. The attachment pack includes slicer/shredder attachment, food grinder attachment and sausage stuffer attachment Grind, slice, shred, and even make sausage with this creative attachment pack that includes the Food Grinder, Sausage Stuffer and Slicer/Shredder. Model: KGSSA. Product Features Food grinder attachment quickly grinds meat, firm fruit and vegetables and dry bread. Slicer/Shredder attachment includes four cones that quickly and easily produce thick and thin slices, as well as fine and coarse shreds of firm fruit, cheese and vegetables The Slicer/Shredder attachment is powered by the mixer, leaving both hands free to work with food Slicer/Shredder cones lock into the housing and easily release to change or clean Sausage stuffer makes small links or larger bratwurst, kielbasa, Italian or Polish sausage Easy to use One year full warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included Assembled in the USA
 
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Disappointed
PostedFebruary 25, 2011
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emcat
fromNorth Carolina
I had wanted the slicer/shredder cone apparatus, but not the meat grinder (we're vegetarians!) A food strainer would have been a much better pairing choice for the slicer/shredder. Now, that will have to be ordered separately.
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 KitchenAid Limited Edition Pro 620 Stand Mixer KP26M8XMC
KitchenAid Limited Edition Pro 620 Stand Mixer KP26M8XMC
KitchenAid Limited Edition Pro 620 Stand Mixer KP26M8XMC : This exclusive 6-quart stainless-steel bowl is large enough for double batches of cookie dough. Soft Start feature prevents splash-out. Planetary mixing action thoroughly incorporates and combines all ingredients. Attachment hub lets you turn your mixer into a multipurpose kitchen machine. Includes a clear pouring shield, burnished flat beater, burnished PowerKnead spiral hook, and professional wire whip attachment for maximum volume in whipping cream or egg whites. Elegant metallic chrome exclusive to CHEFS™. Model: KP26M8XMC. Product Features Bowl-lift mixer style Rugged, die-cast all-metal construction provides sturdiness required to support the raw power of this machine Direct drive transmission for durability Commercial motor protection for many years of reliable service All-metal gears 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 14-cup flour power Electronic speed sensor - maintains selected speed regardless of load Multi-purpose attachment hub Locked rotor protection - safeguard for the motor by automatically shutting down if the mixing action becomes obstructed 1 year free of charge warranty Assembled in the USA Includes Professional 13"-wire whip Burnished flat beater Clear pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 6-quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Burnished PowerKnead™ spiral hook
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent large capacity! Solid construction.
PostedFebruary 25, 2011
Customer avatar
emcat
fromNorth Carolina
This mixer was to be used in addition to the smaller 7 qt (yes, it is smaller even though it is 7qts) Rival Chefs brand mixer. The Rival has an excellent dough hook which has a collar on it preventing the dough from crawling up the shaft of the hook and gumming up the works. That, so far is the only negative comment I have. The KA 620 has tremendous power. It mostly stays put on the counter without moving, except at very high speeds and then you'll want to watch it anyway. I love the capacity of the easy to manage bowl. It makes a full recipe of Beth Hensberger's large four loaf Farm-Style White Bread with Cardamom (The Bread Bible, page 56) which takes about 12 cups of flour. This is a VERY solid machine - all metal construction.
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