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    August 29, 2011
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Cuisinart Nylon Utensils : Sophisticated Cuisinart utensils for the kitchen with nylon heat-safe durability to use on nonstick cookware and the contemporary design of stainless-steel. Smooth, rounded soft-grip handles ergonomically engineered for exceptional comfort, providing the balance and control to perform prep and cooking tasks with ease and precision. Heat-resistant to 425 F. Dishwasher-safe. Skimmer with wide base skims solids from soup or stew, strain vegetables, lift and serve stir fry or dumplings. Solid spoon stirs sauce or gray in a pan, circulates ingredients in a stock pot or mixes light batter. Also ideal to serve vegetables or salad. Slotted turner quickly flips eggs, pancakes or hamburgers with the 3" wide surface. Automatically drain liquid or grease. Pasta server with angled fork design drains and transfers pasta from cooking pot to serving bowls. Lift and drain large vegetables such as broccoli, green beans or potatoes. Liquid drains through center opening. Ladle with long handle and deep bowl dips into tall stockpots to scoop vegetables, meat and broth. Works equally well to scoop and serve spaghetti sauce with meatballs from large pans. Slotted spoon drains liquid from vegetables or pasta, removes chicken from stock. Lifts potstickers, ravioli or dumplings from boiling water or stirs thick stew or chowder. Cuisinart combines innovation with function and style to create appliances, cookware and utensils that excel in performance. Recipient of numerous design awards, Cuisinart is a leading culinary resource for the home gourmet.
 
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2 / 5
Cuisinart Nylon Spoon
PostedJune 25, 2013
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Frenchie2
fromCanal Fulton, OH
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I'm not very fond of this particular spoon. It seems to be designed more for the purpose of easily leaning it up against the side of a pot you intend to leave it in. That may have some value, but the obtuse angle at which the bowl is bent from the handle makes it extremely awkward to use to actually stir something or to even ladle food from all but the top half of a pot. And, I didn't want a ladle; I already have a couple. What I wanted was a large heat-safe spoon with which to stir the contents of a pot. The spoon I received can be purchased at a discount store for half the price.
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Le Creuset Silicone French Trivet : The perfect potholder, surface protector and nonslip mat. Le Creuset silicone French trivet protects your counter or tabletop, providing an insulative layer below a hot casserole dish, coffee carafe or Dutch oven. Use as an anti-skid mat under mixing bowls, cutting boards or appliances or as a jar gripper to open lids. Signature Le Creuset logo and colors to complement cookware and bakeware. FDA-compliant silicone will not absorb or transfer food flavors or odors. FDA-compliant silicone will not absorb or transfer food flavors or odors. Dishwasher- and freezer-safe. Oven- and microwave-safe up to 480 degrees F. The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit every culinary need and home decor.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Silicone French Trivet
PostedJune 25, 2013
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Frenchie2
fromCanal Fulton, OH
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I'm very happy with this item. It is light, flexible, easy to store, and doesn't bang up surfaces or scratch the bottoms of enamel pans. Perfect!
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 Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven
Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven
Le Creuset 3.5-Quart Wide Oval French Oven : This roomy, elongated oven accommodates longer cuts of meat for braising and roasting. Ideal for simmering stews and soups, marinating roasts, or poaching chicken and fish, too. The tight-fitting lid traps steam to seal in flavors and self-baste foods. The versatile oven goes from refrigerator to oven or stovetop, then looks handsome on the table before storing leftovers in the freezer. The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need and home décor. Each enameled cast iron cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Made in France. Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. 3 1/2 Quart capacity. 9 lbs. 11"L (13 1/2" w/ handles) x 8 3/4"W x 3 1/4"H (5 1/4" w/lid) Product Features Molded of cast iron with an expertly enameled glossy porcelain coating All-in-one French oven beautifully goes from freezer or fridge straight to cooking device to table, then back to freezer or fridge for storage of leftovers Versatile for stovetop, oven and broiler Elongated base to sear meat, braise vegetables or brown vegetables Simmers, marinated and poaches food to perfection Highest quality porcelain enamel coating is impermeable to odors and stains Foods will not react with the enameled finish Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer Heavy, tight-fitting lid seals in moisture and flavors - food self-bastes Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 400 F; do not place knob under broiler Dish without lid is safe for oven or broiler up to 400 F Suited for stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top
 
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4 / 5
Quality product
PostedFebruary 20, 2012
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Frenchie2
fromCanal Fulton, OH
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I purchased the Le Creuset oval French oven in cassis and absolutely love the color; it is a beautiful shade of purple and of excellent workmanship. Since cast iron is very heavy and difficult for me to handle, I ordered the 3.5-quart oven, but I wish that I had gotten the next larger size since a 4-pound roast sticks to the lid. All things considered, though, it is a lovely, quality item that I would recommend.
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Stainless-Steel Universal Lid with Glass Insert : Glass insert lets you check cooking progress without having to remove the lid. Heavy-gauge, 18/8 stainless steel is specially designed with inner ridges to custom fit over pots, saute pans, fry pans and skillets. Vent allows steam to escape to prevent boil-overs of simmering sauces. No more greasy oil spatters to clean or condensation drips on your stovetop. Dishwasher-safe. 9" Dia. or 12 1/2" Dia. Product Features 18/8 stainless-steel universal lid prevents splatters 9" lid fits 5 1/2" to 9" pots and pans 12 1/2" lid fits 7" to 12" pots and pans Tempered glass insert lets you check cooking progress without altering heat or releasing steam Inner ridges provide a customized fit Lid fits level onto pan rims; won't warp Riveted handle is easy to grasp Endurance lid is quality made by RSVP International, Inc. Oven-safe to 425 F
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Universal Lid
PostedAugust 29, 2011
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Frenchie2
fromCanal Fulton, OH
Very functional. I like that it has the glass insert for viewing. A nicer quality than those you find in department stores. The only drawback is that the handle is quite high and creates difficulty in storing in the cupboard.
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All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel French Skillet with Domed Lid : Bonded layers of stainless-steel and aluminum provide perfect balance, handling weight, and supremely-even heat diffusion. For sauteing or frying, the All-Clad stainless-steel French skillet is the culinary artist's versatile cooking pan. High sides to prepare meat or vegetable dishes, allowing easy tossing or stirring of ingredients. Domed lid circulates moisture to self-baste ingredients. Also ideal to sear or braise meats or vegetables. 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 Domed lid to circulate moisture and self-baste ingredients or braise meats or vegetables 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
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
9" French Skillet with Lid
PostedAugust 29, 2011
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Frenchie2
fromCanal Fulton, OH
When using a skillet with non-stick coating to sear/brown meat, you simply don't get the proper results; and, I have been looking for almost a year for a small skillet, with a lid, that does NOT have non-stick coating. The cost of this pan was a little more dear than I would have liked, but I absolutely love this pan. The weight, design, and quality workmanship get high marks and it cleans nicely. All in all, it is still a better value than some of others I've seen.
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