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    December 7, 2010
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CHEFS Non-Slip Flexible Cutting Mats, 4 piece : Easily chop, mince, dice or slice using these flexible cutting boards and pour ingredients from board into pan or mixing bowl or easily discard trimmings. Nonslip underside keeps these flexible cutting mats in place. These color-coded food-safety cutting mats prevent cross-contamination of foods, coordinating each color for specific type of food: blue to prep seafood, green to cut vegetables, red to slice beef and yellow for poultry. Durable polypropylene will not dull knives or retain odors. Lightweight to store in a drawer or use corner loop to hang. Dishwasher-safe. 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. Product Features Nonslip underside grips countertop to safely chop, dice, mince or slice Flexible mats let you pour ingredients into pan or bowl or discard trimmings Color coded boards prevent cross-contamination of foods, coordinating each color for specific type of food Blue to prep seafood, green for vegetables, red to trim or slice beef and yellow for poultry Lightweight to store in a drawer or hang with corner loop
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Sturdy
PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
These are the best flexible cutting mats I have used. They are sturdy, thicker than my old ones and flexible without being floppy. Easy to clean. These are the ones I've been looking for and I'll buy them again when the time comes.
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Cuisinart Hard-Anodized Sauce Pan : No other piece of cookware performs with the versatility of Cuisinart's Hard-Anodized sauce pan. Whether you're preparing a delicate hollandaise sauce, steaming savory wild rice or simmering a hearty soup, no other pan offers more reliable results. A culinary workhorse for everything from boiling eggs to crafting a perfect Hollandaise. Cookware features durable hard anodized construction for fast and even heating. Imported. Limited lifetime warranty. Cuisinart's Hard-Anodized cookware is made of 3-millimeter-thick hard-anodized aluminum with Quantanium nonstick interior, tempered glass lids, and cast stainless steel handles. Limited lifetime warranty. Product Features Hard anodized exterior is harder than stainless-steel for durability and professional performance Quantanium nonstick interior is titanium reinforced for lasting food release and easy clean up Nonstick surface is metal utensil safe Hard anodized construction ensures quick and even heat distribution Tempered, break resistant glass cover allows for easy monitoring of food while it is cooking Solid stainless-steel handles are wide enough for thick pot holders and feature professional rivets for a lifetime of perfect balance Rim of pot is tapered to make pouring easy and clean Oven safe to 500 F
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I Like It
PostedJanuary 27, 2014
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
This is an aluminum saucepan that is anodized on the outside, a non stick interior and is fully clad (fully clad cookware provides faster and more even heating than pans that are just clad on the bottom). The metal handle stays cool to the touch when using on the stove top and allows the pan to be oven safe (caution, the handle will be hot when coming out of the oven).
I have used this pan for a number of tasks and so far am completely satisfied with the cooking performance and ease of clean up. I have mixed feeling about the glass cover, about glass covers in general. It is nice to be able to see into the pot as it cooks, for example when steaming rice. But glass lids have a metal band around the edge that make it a little harder to wash than a traditional metal lid. It's not a big deal but if I had a choice I prefer a metal lid.
The bottom of the pan is perfectly flat which makes it very suitable for smooth top ranges although I believe aluminum is not suitable for induction cook tops.
I bought the 2 quart and 3 quart sauce pans and this review applies equally to both.
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Cuisinart Chef's Classic Saucepans : Chef's Classic Stainless Steel cookware is made of mirror-polished stainless-steel, with a 3.5-millimeter-thick aluminum disk sandwiched in the base to ensure fast, even heating. Tight-fitting stainless-steel lids that form a precision seal with drip-free rims. Riveted handles of solid cast stainless-steel. Cool Grip stick handles dissipate heat through a V-shaped opening at the pan juncture, and have an opening at the end for hanging. Oven safe to 550 F. Dishwasher-safe. Imported. Limited lifetime warranty. Product Features Constructed from mirror-polished stainless-steel for a classic look and easy cleanup 4.5-millimeter-thick pure aluminum disk sandwiched in the base to ensure fast, even heating Pan rim is tapered to make pouring clean and easy Riveted handles are made of solid cast stainless-steel for ultimate durability Cool Grip stick handle dissipates heat through a V-shaped opening at the pan juncture Handle has an opening at the end for hanging Oven safe to 550 F Freezer safe Dishwasher-safe Suited for electric, gas, glass ceramic, halogen cooktops
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Nice Saucepans
PostedApril 11, 2013
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I bought the 1 quart and 1.5 quart pans. I bought them as replacements for an older Revere Ware pan. These Cuisinarts are well designed and well made. The handles on the pan and lid are riveted so they will never loosen. The handles are all metal but are a cool to the touch design (the lid handle will warm up after a while). The pan bottom is perfectly flat which makes it ideal for a smooth top cook top. The pan is a little wider than my old Revere Ware so it fits my smooth top heat element better. I have found the 1.5 quart pan to be my go to pan for many fresh vegetables as it seems to be the ideal size for me. These pans are attractive too. I would buy this again..
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 Cuisinart Green Gourmet Saucepan, 1-Quart
Cuisinart Green Gourmet Saucepan, 1-Quart
Cuisinart Green Gourmet Saucepan, 1-Quart : Cuisinart Green Gourmet hard-anodized saucepan features an aluminum alloy core and exclusive nonstick surface that's ceramic- rather than petroleum-based, so it helps to conserve existing oil reserves. Handles are made from 70% recycled stainless-steel and Cuisinart Green Gourmet conducts heat so well, it's more energy-efficient too. Even the manufacturing process uses less energy than others. No conscientious cook should be without it. Product Features Hard-anodized with aluminum alloy core. High thermal efficiency for energy conservation. PTFE- and PFOA-free nonstick coating for healthier cooking. Riveted stay-cool 70%-recycled stainless-steel handles. Oven-safe. Environmentally-friendly packaging made from 100% recycled materials. Limited lifetime warranty.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's My Go To Small Saucepan
PostedApril 11, 2013
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I bought this as a replacement for an older Revere Ware pan. This Cuisinart is well designed and well made. The handles on the pan and lid are riveted so they will never loosen. The handles are all metal but are a cool to the touch design (the lid handle will warm up after a while). The pan bottom is perfectly flat which makes it ideal for a smooth top cook top. The pan is a little wider than my old Revere Ware so it fits my smooth top heat element better. The non stick interior makes clean up easy. I would buy this again.
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KitchenAid Food Tray Attachment : Rest pieces of meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, cheeses and more on the oversized food tray attachment. Holds large quantities of ingredients as you load food into the hopper of your KitchenAid food grinder, fruit & vegetable strainer, pasta maker or sausage stuffer attachments. Sturdy and easy to attach. 6 5/8"L x 12 1/4"W x 1 3/4"H. 1/4 lb. Model: FT. Product Features Sturdy construction of attachment pieces ensures durability and dependability Top rack dishwasher-safe Hassle-free 1-year replacement warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included. Made in USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Handy
PostedSeptember 11, 2012
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
This food tray is a good addition to the KA food grinder. It allows you to have more food at the ready to feed into the chute. The standard tray is pretty small so this tray is very worthwhile. It attaches easily and securely and removes easily. It's easy to clean. I recommend it.
 
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KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment : Attachment for grinding meats and produce, with fine and coarse grinding plates and wrench. Ideal for making homemade sausage (use with the sausage stuffer attachment sold separately). Designed exclusively for use with all KitchenAid household stand mixers. Model: FGA. Product Features Grinds meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and more Enhance the versatility with the optional fruit and vegetable strainer (Model: FVSFGA), pasta maker plates (Model: SNPA), sausage stuffer (Model: SSA) and food tray (Model: FT) accessories that are sold separately. Easy to use One year full warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included Imported
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty Good
PostedSeptember 7, 2012
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
It's a decent grinder.
It does great with cheese. It grinds a pound of cheese in a minute or two, which is faster than manual grating. I like it better than running the cheese through a food processor.
It does pretty good with raw meat. Long strands of fat will wind around the blade and could clog up the plate. So it's best to trim off long strands of fat and cut them up before running it through the grinder. This should handle cooked meats with no problems.
So far I haven't used it for anything else, but I am confident it will grind most items satisfactory.
It assembles and disassembles easily. Cleaning is fairly easy if you have a round brush that is designed for water glasses/bottles.
If you want a grinder for light to moderate use this KA Mixer attachment is a reasonable choice. It's reasonably priced for what it is. It's easier and more effective than my old hand grinder (the problem with hand grinders is you really need a second set of hands). If you want to grind larger amounts of meats, you are probably better off with a quality stand alone electric grinder. But for smaller amounts of meat, and most other items, this should meet your needs.
The optional larger food tray is worthwhile.
Sausage stuffing horns are also available. I did not have very good luck using this to stuff sausage. If you want to stuff sausage I recommend getting a stand alone stuffer.
Overall I like this grinder and am glad I bought it.
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 KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Plus Series Stand Mixer KV25GOX
KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Plus Series Stand Mixer KV25GOX
KitchenAid Professional 5-Quart Plus Series Stand Mixer KV25GOX : This KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus Series Stand Mixer is specifically engineered to stir, knead, mix or whip up to 6 loaves of white bread, 7 pounds of mashed potatoes and 10 dozen cookies. The high-performance 450-watt motor has 10 variable speeds and comes with a wide 5-quart stainless-steel bowl, PowerKnead coated spiral dough hook, professional coated flat beater and stainless-steel wire whip. The easy turn of a lever raises the bowl into mixing position. Hassle-free 1-year replacement warranty. 11 1/4"W x 14 5/8"D x 16 1/2"H. 25 lbs. Model: KV25GOX. Product Features Professional bowl-lift design High-performance 450-watt motor handles thick batters and heavy yeast bread dough with ease Wide 5-quart polished stainless-steel bowl holds huge batches and up to 12 cups of all-purpose flour 10-speed slide control ensures the just-right control you prefer from a speedy whip to a meticulous slow stir PowerKnead spiral dough hook powerfully punches and rolls thick, heavy dough with smooth efficiency that replicates hand-kneading Professionally designed stainless-steel wire whip rapidly increases airflow into egg mixtures for stiff soufflés and rigid meringue peaks Specially designed flat beater works with the planetary mixing action to thoroughly mix all ingredients Soft Start feature helps eliminate ingredient splash-out or flour-puff by starting the mixer slowly before increasing to the selected speed Planetary mixing action eliminates the need to rotate the bowl and guides the wire whip to cover 67 different points within the bowl for superior mixing Electronic speed sensor maintains selected speed regardless of load Lock-rotor protection safeguards the motor by automatically shutting off if something obstructs the mixing action Direct drive all-steel gear transmission ensures high-performance mixing action Spiral-bound recipe book includes more than 70 recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Workhorse
PostedSeptember 7, 2012
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I use my KA stand mixer for a variety of purposes but the main task is kneading bread dough. This KA handles all my dough kneading with ease. The slow start feature ensures it doesn't make a mess on start up. The wide bowl and spiral bread hook is an improvement over the narrower taller bowl and the "C" style dough hook.
Like any KA stand mixer, the hinged front hub can take a variety of attachments. I have used the KA food grinder attachment and this mixer handles it with ease.
I haven't used it to whip cream or egg whites so I can't attest to those functions.
I keep my KA on the counter as I use it a couple times a week, so it's good looks is a plus.
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Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla : This rich, unsurpassed vanilla extract comes from a single variety of orchid found only on the island of Madagascar. Made from hand-selected vanilla beans through an exclusive cold-process method to preserve the complex flavor and bouquet, it enriches homemade ice cream, custard, creme brulee and baked goods. It also boosts the flavor of dishes containing chocolate and coffee. More concentrated than extract, the pure vanilla bean paste is a sweet, slightly spicy syrup with flecks of handpicked vanilla seeds and is used when the distinctive look of seeds is desired. From Nielsen-Massey, makers of the world's finest vanilla since 1907 and the choice of chefs worldwide. Product Features Rich, intense vanilla flavor Made in the USA from Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans Flecks of handpicked vanilla bean seeds in paste Exclusive cold-process method to preserve complex flavor and bouquet Gluten-free Kosher pareve, certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council This item can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this vanilla.
PostedDecember 16, 2010
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
The aroma and taste is second to none. This has been the only brand of vanilla I have used for many years now.
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 Le Creuset Balloon Whisk
Le Creuset Balloon Whisk
Le Creuset Balloon Whisk : Toss out that bent and rusting metal whisk. This 100% silicone coated whisk flexes when it needs and keeps its shape and color use after use. Fully encased in silicone, its wires preserve the texture of delicate foods while protecting surfaces without scratching them. Ideal for nonstick and metal cookware, the balloon whisk resists stains and does not absorb food flavors or stains. Heat resistant to 800 F, this helpful tool keeps its cool in pans on the burner. Ergonomic handle offers an easy, comfortable grip. Whisk cleans up easily by hand in soapy water or in the dishwasher.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it
PostedDecember 16, 2010
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
A nice medium size whisk that's ideal for using with non stick cookware or any other vessel that you don't want to leave scratch marks in, such as enameled cookware. The large diameter handle makes it easy to get a good grip. Easy to clean. This doesn't replace my larger metal whisk but it has it uses.
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 3-Piece Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set
3-Piece Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set
3-Piece Stoneware Mixing Bowl Set : Description This set of 3 stoneware mixing bowls are the essential staples in every hardworking kitchen. Preferred for the substantial weight and classic style, these bowls feature a wide upper rim for firm, hands-on control to whip ingredients at high speeds, blend heavy bread dough or fold in ingredients. Straight sides narrow to the basin, ensuring ingredients gravitate to the bottom to prevent splatters. With the nonslip solid outer base rim, these high-quality, chip-resistant bowls stay put on a countertop. The traditional style bowls in countryside cafe's to Parisian bistros, this stoneware mixing bowl set in graduated sizes is ideal as serving bowls for casual meals. Nest for easy storage. 1 1/2-qt., 3-qt. and 5-qt. Dishwasher-safe. Set includes: 1 1/2-qt. bowl 3-qt. bowl 5-qt. bowl Product Features All-purpose heavyweight stoneware bowls are durable for high-speed blending, mixing heavy dough or folding in ingredients Wide rims allow full hands-on control while blending ingredients Narrowing basin ensures ingredients gravitate to the bottom of the bowl to prevent splatters while mixing Ideal serving bowls for casual meals Nonslip base rim stays in place on a countertop Chip- and stain-resistant Nest to save storage space.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Nice Set of Bowls
PostedDecember 7, 2010
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LennyChef
fromChicago, Il
Beautiful white stoneware bowls have a flawless finish. Bowls nest for easy storage. These bowls have a somewhat narrow diameter and are relatively tall which saves storage space. Good value for the price. The only negative is that they don't come with covers.
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