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    January 19, 2011
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Insulated Tote Bag : With the high-density insulation, this insulated bag is the safe and economical way to transport frozen food, fresh meat and perishables. Retains cold temperature up to 4 hours to maintain freshness and flavor of produce, and transport single-handedly with dual top handles. Generous size fits a gallon of ice cream, multiple bags of frozen vegetables or entrees. Insulated carrier is perfect to transport bacon, roast, meat patties or a whole chicken. Retains hot temperature up to 4 hours to conveniently transport take-out pizza, containers of enchiladas or Chinese foods. Top zipper keeps contents secure and fresh. Folds flat to store. 100% polyester exterior. Wipe clean. Imported. Product Features Insulated tote keeps groceries cold and take-out food hot Premium insulative interior retains cold temperature up to 4 hours to transport frozen food and perishables Safely transport fresh meat from grocery store to refrigerator Generous size fits gallon of ice cream, multiple bags of frozen bags or entrees Retains hot temperature up to 4 hours to transport take-out pizza, containers of enchiladas or Chinese foods Top zipper keeps food fresh and secure Folds flat for compact storage
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Works well. Wish it was a bit bigger.
PostedAugust 8, 2014
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I got this to replace a cheap insulated bag that I purchased at a local big box store that fell apart after about two years of regular use. This one is a lot sturdier and I hope it will hold up better over time. It does seem to keep foods cold, but I can't say that it would do so for 4 hours as the description claims. It did work for the time to took to get my groceries home from the store (about 30 minutes.) I wish it was big enough to hold larger milk and juice cartons, but it is just right for frozen vegetables and meat.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart, All Clad
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Cuisipro Foam Pump : Just add water and soap. Eco-friendly nonaerosol foam pump automatically combines water, liquid soap and air to dispense rich-lathering foam soap that feels milder and distributes evenly for thorough cleansing. Dispenses with just a tap and stays in place on a countertop with the suction-grip base. Ergonomic angle dispenses laterally into your hands for ease in use and prevents the waste and mess of soapy residue on surfaces. Clear chamber features water-to-soap, fill-level indicators with spring-action pump line that reaches to the very bottom to empty contents completely. Also works with shampoo, body wash or detergent. Guaranteed to stay clog-free. Dishwasher-safe. 25-year warranty. Holds 12 oz. Product Features Eco-friendly nonaerosol pump turns liquid soap into rich creamy foam with the convenience of one-touch dispensing Ergonomically-angled pump dispenses laterally into your hands, preventing drips on counters Stays in place with suction-grip base Clear chamber features water-to-soap, fill-level indicators Spring-action pump line reaches to the very bottom of the chamber Pump mechanism stays clog-free Holds 12 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Working well so far,but pump and bottle separate
PostedAugust 8, 2014
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
easily during use. I have been using this for dishes for about two weeks and just did my first refill today. soap foams well and that should result in using much less soap over time. My only complaint is that the pump lid sometimes comes apart from the bottle during use and the suction cup on the bottom of the bottle doesn't seem to work well on my sink.
Fill lines are clearly marked and a little dish soap goes a long way. This will definitely save money over time provided it continues to operate as it is now.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart, All Clad
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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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pan. Very versatile. US Made.
PostedDecember 17, 2013
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I've recently been trying to slowly replace my old non-stick cookware with more eco-friendly, and chemical- free cast iron and stainless steel cookware. All Clad is mostly made in USA nearby in Canonsburg, PA. so it has been a coveted brand for a while. Though it is a bit pricey, I think it is well worth the extra expense. The quality and professional feel is obvious. It has a bit of weight but it is easier to handle than cast iron. The 1.5 quart size has many uses from reheating soups or leftovers to reducing sauces or steaming small quantities of rice or vegetables.
Because it is a tri-ply pan, it comes to a boil quickly and maintains a simmer on lower heat. It also cleans up easily with a scrubber sponge or a bit of cleanser. It's not non-stick, but I also don't have to worry about ruining it with metal utensils or cleaners either.
I am sure that I will get many years use from this excellent pan and I plan to expand my collection with other pieces as my budget allows.
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Duralex Picardie Tumblers, Clear : Picardie drinking glasses by Duralex are the original French tumblers used in European schools and sidewalk bistros for more than 60 years due to their durability, stackability and style. Serving orange juice to sangria, hot cocoa or coffee, these beautifully-balanced glass tumblers serve cold or hot beverages. Tempered drinking glasses are shock-resistant from -4 to +266 F, nonporous for substantial weight and density, and 2 1/2 times stronger than regular glass. Every size is easily stackable to save cupboard space. Popular in homes, restaurants and inns throughout Europe, the design and functionality of the Picardie French tumbler never goes out of date. Introduced more than 60 years ago, Duralex glassware is top rated for outstanding longevity. Retains clarity and maintains a good-looking appearance. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Made in France. Product Features Impact- and chip-resistant glassware is 2 1/2 times more resistant to shock than normal glass Withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures from -4 to +266 F Nonporous, substantial weight and density With the high resistance to breakage and top quality design, Duralex glassware maintains its quality appearance and durability All sizes are stackable for convenient space-saving storage Add bistro-style ambience to your table serving orange juice, milk, iced-tea, wine or sangria Comfortable to hold and structurally-sound in composition, the Picardie glass has been a staple in European households, schools, restaurants and inns for decades due to its durability, stackability and style Set of 18 includes 6 each of 3 popular sizes: 8 3/4-oz., 12-oz. and 16 3/4-oz. Duralex International has been manufacturing top quality glassware for more than 60 years
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Chef's Catalog Customer Service to the rescue
PostedDecember 13, 2013
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I ordered this set a few weeks ago as a Christmas gift because I have had a set of the large tumblers for several months and as the name implies they are very "durable." I use them for both hot and cold beverages daily. They have a solid weight and a quality feel. They are the same kind of glassware used in hotels and restaurants and should hold up well for years.
They are not, however, indestructible. When I removed the Duralex box for it's shipping carton, I heard the telltale rattle of broken glass.
A quick call to Chef's customer service line resulted in a replacement being shipped immediately. I received them in less than a week, fully intact this time. I order online often and I must say this was the best customer service experience I've had in a long time. My compliments to the company on their exceptional service.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart, All Clad
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Wusthof Utility Set, 2 Piece : This 2-piece utility set is a kitchen essential. Gourmet Kitchen Shears and Paring Knife are made in Germany by Wusthof. Each has been exacted to the finest standards of craftsmanship. Shears quarter chicken, portion meat to grill or freeze, cut through vegetables and snip fresh herbs without straining your hands. Zip cleanly through parchment paper. Open stiff plastic packaging, too. Handles pull apart for thorough sanitization and for resharpening of blades, then lock back into place. Open stubbon jar lids and bottle caps using the adjustable gripper teeth below the handle. 3" paring knife is precision-stamped of high-carbon stainless-steel. Blade is laser-tested for the perfect edge and optimum sharpness. Pointed blade works great for peeling vegetables and for small cutting tasks. Handle is double-riveted for lasting strength and performance. 8"L shears and 3" blade paring knife. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Kitchen Shears Product Features Quarter chicken, portion meat to grill or freeze, cut through vegetables Cut cleanly through parchment paper, open stiff plastic packaging Rust-resistant serrated edge blade and bevel edge blade cut evenly and precisely Handles pull apart for thorough sanitization and for resharpening of blades, then lock back into place Polypropylene handles fit either hand for firm control Lifetime manufacturer warranty Paring Knife Product Features Precision-stamped, high-carbon stainless-steel blade is laser-tested for the perfect edge and optimum sharpness Pointed blade is ideal for peeling vegetables and meal preparation Polypropylene handle is double-riveted for lasting performance Made by Wusthof, German manufacturer of fine cutlery since 1814 Lifetime manufacturer warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very useful.
PostedNovember 11, 2013
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I bought this 2 piece set to replace the cheaper ones I had been using previously. The shears are great and can be used for everything from cutting stubborn packaging to kitchen twine, to poultry bones with ease.
They are much sharper and more reliable than the cheap pair I bought at my local big box retailer, which rusted and became unusable after less than a year. These are easy to clean as well because they separate into two pieces. Because they are high quality steel I don't expect them to rust with proper care.
Now the paring knife. What a pleasure to use! It is the perfect size for cutting and peeling many vegetables. Is very sharp and holds an edge very well.
I anticipate that with proper care I will get many years of use from these items. It is my first experience with Wusthof knives, but I will be adding a few more to this starter set as my budget allows. I think this would be a great gift for anyone's first kitchen.
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Odor-Free Countertop Compost Container : Store vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, eggshells, greens and other food scraps until you have time to deposit them into your outdoor compost. Two charcoal filters in the vented lid control odors. Stainless-steel with carrying handle. Dishwasher-safe. 7 1/4" Dia. x 10 1/2"H 1-gallon; 9" Dia. x 10 1/2"D 1 1/2-gallon Product Features Stainless-steel composter is perfect for storing vegetable peelings, eggshells, coffee grounds and other organic waste until you are ready to transfer them to your outdoor composter Dual charcoal filters in lid keep compost odorless Convenient stainless-steel carrying handle Charcoal filters may be trimmed to size
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product. No smells.
PostedNovember 11, 2013
Customer avatar
Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
I decided a few months ago to begin composting in preparation for a garden next spring. After doing extensive research I decided to try this countertop container to hold my daily kitchen peelings, coffee grounds, egg shells, etc. until I could add them to my outdoor compost bin.
I'm glad I chose this one. It is large enough(I got the one gallon size) to hold about a weeks worth of organic kitchen waste meaning fewer trips to the bin. It is heavy and sturdy enough that it won't spill or tip over easily like some plastic or ceramic models might. Best of all, it has a replaceable charcoal filter in the lid that traps any oder from escaping. The only time I smell anything at all is when I lift the lid to add more peelings. I think this will also reduce, if not eliminate the number of flies or other insects that are attracted to the bin.
It isn't cheap, but I believe the extra cost is well worth the benefits.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart, All Clad
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Duralex Picardie Tumblers, Clear : Picardie drinking glasses by Duralex are the original French tumblers used in European schools and sidewalk bistros for more than 60 years due to their durability, stackability and style. Serving orange juice to sangria, hot cocoa or coffee, these beautifully-balanced glass tumblers serve cold or hot beverages. Tempered drinking glasses are shock-resistant from -4 to +266 F, nonporous for substantial weight and density, and 2 1/2 times stronger than regular glass. Every size is easily stackable to save cupboard space. Popular in homes, restaurants and inns throughout Europe, the design and functionality of the Picardie French tumbler never goes out of date. Introduced more than 60 years ago, Duralex glassware is top rated for outstanding longevity. Retains clarity and maintains a good-looking appearance. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Made in France. Product Features Impact- and chip-resistant glassware is 2 1/2 times more resistant to shock than normal glass Withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures from -4 to +266 F Nonporous, substantial weight and density With the high resistance to breakage and top quality design, Duralex glassware maintains its quality appearance and durability All sizes are stackable for convenient space-saving storage Add bistro-style ambience to your table serving orange juice, milk, iced-tea, wine or sangria Comfortable to hold and structurally-sound in composition, the Picardie glass has been a staple in European households, schools, restaurants and inns for decades due to its durability, stackability and style Set of 18 includes 6 each of 3 popular sizes: 8 3/4-oz., 12-oz. and 16 3/4-oz. Duralex International has been manufacturing top quality glassware for more than 60 years
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Really like these so far.
PostedJuly 19, 2013
Customer avatar
Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Quick and easy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Dad
Though I've only had these for about a week, I can already tell that they are a vast improvement over the cheaper glasses they replaced. The design means that they are easier to hold, They do not feel as fragile as my prior glasses either. Fortunately, I haven't dropped any of them yet, but they just have a more durable "feel" to them. I chose the 16 oz. size because that is the size I most commonly use, but I'm considering a future purchase of smaller sizes as well. I expect to get years of use from these and the fact that they stack makes storage easier too. Worth the extra cost.
My Favorite BrandCuisinart, All Clad
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Frigoverre Glass Pitcher : Made of hygienic glass that allows you to view contents easily and configured in space-saving shapes, Frigoverre's tight-fitting lids seal in freshness and keep odors out. Freezer-safe. Dishwasher-safe. 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.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great glass pitcher at a reasonable price
PostedMarch 12, 2012
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
These pitchers are great. I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic kitchen storage in my kitchen. I got two of the 39 oz size. One is for milk, the other for juice. They fit perfectly on my refrigerator shelves. The lids are easy to open and close and beverages stay colder than in the normal plastic store containers. The lids seem to seal tight which will minimize accidental spills. The price is also very reasonable.
The only reason I didn't give these a 5 star rating is that the they are not large enough to accommodate a full bottle of juice. At 77 oz. the next larger size is too big. Most juices currently come in a 50 to 64 oz. bottle from the store. As a result, I often have leftovers. I wish there was a size that was slightly larger between the two that are currently available.
My Favorite BrandFrigoverre Glass
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Frigoverre Storage Systems, Set of 2-Square : Made of hygienic glass that allows you to view contents easily and configured in space-saving shapes, Frigoverre's airtight rubber gaskets seal in freshness and keep odors out. Dishwasher-safe. Set of 2. Set includes: One 72 oz. jar and one 102 oz. jar
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for staple storage!
PostedAugust 15, 2011
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
I bought two sets of the two and three liter jars for pantry storage of dry staples such as rice, pasta, coffee etc. I am trying to replace as much of my plastic storage with glass and these seem to fit the bill very well. They are made in Italy and the glass is heavy and appears to be good quality. The wire closures have held up well so far and the rubber gaskets do help with air-tightness, though I don't know that they are 100 percent air tight. The main reason I didn't give them five stars is because of the fact that they were not very well packed for shipping. Mine arrived okay, but that may have been more luck than design. Also, I wish that they offered smaller sizes.
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Chrome Wire Storage Basket : Durable construction with easy-lift handles, these open-design storage baskets let air circulate to prevent moisture buildup and premature discoloration of potatoes, onions, beets or bulk garlic. Also ideal to organize boxed goods in a pantry or extra dish cloths and kitchen towels. Chromed wire. Wipe clean.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These are great!
PostedAugust 15, 2011
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Fuzzychef
fromSouthwestern PA
These are really good for storing potatoes, onions, and garlic. I also found that the medium size is perfect for cleaning supplies in the bathroom or kitchen. I would suggest the larger size for potatoes especially if more than a few pounds are stored. I will probably buy more of these as I find more uses for them. They are a bit expensive, but sturdy. I expect them to last for years. Better than plastic.
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