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    December 25, 2011
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USA Pans Jelly Roll Pan : A top-ranked performer by professional bakers worldwide, the USA Pan Jelly Roll Sheet Pan is designed of heavy-gauge aluminized steel for consistent heat distribution and superior durability. The USA Pan jelly roll sheet pan ensures flawless baking of carrot cake bars to pumpkin rolls to French fries to roasted vegetables. The corrugated surface design distinguishes the USA Pan nonstick pan from lower quality bakeware by maximizing pan strength and preventing warping, denting and other effects of everyday use. The exclusive ridged surface also circulates air all around food, providing a continuous-even baking temperature for uniform results. Plus, the pan's wavy baking area minimizes surface contact so your recipes bake to golden, moist deliciousness. The proprietary Americoat Plus, a nontoxic clear coating, creates a silicone nonstick surface considered the best in the industry, releasing foods easily and helping prevent over-baking. Eco-friendly coating is PFOA- and PTFE-free. Rolled edges and internal steel wire add strength to the jelly roll sheet pan that is corrosion-resistant and backed by a lifetime warranty. Over 50 years ago, USA Pan began producing professional-grade pans for leading bakeries and today is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial bakeware. Using superior materials, design and manufacturing methods, USA Pan now provides innovative, durable products for home chefs as well. Located in Crescent, Pennsylvania, USA Pan are proudly made in the USA. Product Features Professional-gauge aluminized steel is guaranteed not to bend, warp, rust or corrode under normal baking conditions Proprietary nonstick surface is the best in the industry - nontoxic clear coating releases foods easily and helps prevent over-baking Exclusive corrugated surface circulates air all around food for continuous-even baking Ridged surface maximizes pan strength and prevents warping and denting Safe, eco-friendly coating is PFOA- and PTFE-free Heavy-gauge wire rim adds superior strength under high heat and provides ease in handling Made with 65% recycled steel Freezer-safe Oven-safe to 450 F Cleans up easily in warm soap and water Lifetime manufacturer warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for roasting vegetables
PostedMay 7, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
This is my new favorite pan, but I know that it will be my go-to pan for years to come. It's seriously heavy and strong, and easily handles big jobs like roasting a lot of vegetables. With garden season upon us, I plan to use it more and more often. However, it's also good for jelly rolls!
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 Berard Olive Wood Olive Boat
Berard Olive Wood Olive Boat
Berard Olive Wood Olive Boat : This deeply-grained Berard olive wood olive boat provides elegant presentation of olives, mushrooms, cheese cubes or any small hors d'oeuvres. The slender curvature design allows easy transport, fits conveniently alongside small or large serving dishes or stands admiringly alone, using minimal table space. This olive boat features a deeper well to serve mushrooms, artichoke hearts or pepperoncini, and is an equally enticing serving dish for pineapple or melon cubes. With the light and dark grain variations, this Mediterranean olive wood reflects the artistry of nature, and the expert craftsmanship of skilled artisans This high-density wood with tight-grain structure is superior in durability and naturally resistant to acidic ingredients, scratches, moisture and bacteria due to the oil in the wood. Hand wash. The designers of distinctive wood products for the kitchen and entertaining since 1892, Berard is located in the Royan mountains, bordering the northern edge of Provence, France. Product Features Rich, durable olive wood is a naturally beautiful presentation for olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts or pepperoncini Perfectly-curved interior cradles hors d'oeuvres for easy transport Slender design uses minimal table space The tight-grain structure and natural oil in the wood provides a hardwood composition that is naturally resistant to scratches, moisture and bacteria The beauty of Mediterranean olive wood reflects the artistry of nature to display in the kitchen Berard is the French designer of fine wood products since 1892
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Lovely gift
PostedMay 7, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
This is beautiful. Nicely proportioned. So appropriate to serve olives in a "boat" made of olive wood. The wood is sensually lovely. My only wish is that it came with a box, for storage and for gift presentation.
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 Spatula Spoon Rest
Spatula Spoon Rest
Spatula Spoon Rest : Rectangular spoon rest better by design to accommodate the large turners, spatulas and oversized spoons required to prepare appetizers, sauces, entrees and desserts. The perfect temporary rest for stir spoons, the chef's essential tools for achieving culinary perfection in the kitchen. This spoon holder with elevated rim collects spillovers to keep countertop clean. Stainless-steel. Dishwasher-safe.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best spoon rest ever
PostedApril 5, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
Your spoon rest is always in front of your eyes, and in constant use. It's so nice to have one that is substantial, doesn't move around, does the job even with big and multiple spoons or spatulas, and looks good to boot. Also, there are no sharp edges. I like the way the handle is safely curled out of the way. It washes in the dishwasher like a dream. (We found that the dishwasher and an application of Goof-Off removed the stuck-on labels.)
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 Citrus Jacquard Cotton Kitchen Dish Towel, Set of 3
Citrus Jacquard Cotton Kitchen Dish Towel, Set of 3
Citrus Jacquard Cotton Kitchen Dish Towel, Set of 3 : These lively-colored citrus dish towels in bright jacquard designs inspire a fresh approach to cooking. Quality 100% cotton jacquard kitchen towels in sunshine-bright colors of orange, lime and lemon coordinate beautifully to brighten breakfast island or dining areas. Ideal to dry dishware or use as accentuating tea towels to match tabletop decor. Stylish and functional, these citrus dish towels in a unique coordinating ensemble add zesty flair to patio dining. Machine wash and tumble dry. 100% cotton. 18"W x 28"L. Imported.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Terrific colors; Well made
PostedApril 5, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
These cotton towels are the perfect size, and do their job well. The best thing, however, is the color. The "citrus" combination of colors bring a little more "nature" into the kitchen. They are a great alternative to the stark white, bright red, pretty blue, or cutsy patterns usually available.
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Wellnessmats Linen Antifatigue Kitchen Mat, 2'x3' : Exclusive design from CHEFS adds incredible comfort in front of your stove top, sink or any work area, relieving the stress of standing on hard, unforgiving floors. WellnessMats are medically proven to provide maximum comfort and safety for your feet and back. This anti-fatigue mat promotes better circulation, while reducing fatigue. Durable, strong linen-pattern mat features tightly-woven characteristics of crisp linen, blending beautifully with home decor. WellnessMats retain buoyancy and resilience to provide years of standing comfort. Engineered with the superior cushioned relief that brings support wherever you stand. CHEFS linen pattern mat complements cabinetry, furniture and accessories. WellnessMats will always lie flat. With no-trip beveled edge and nonskid bottom, this mat will not de-laminate or curl at the edges, ensuring ultimate walking safety. The longevity of this kitchen mat is permanently locked into each fiber, a composition so durable, it carries an industry-leading warranty. Nonslip antimicrobial surface is stain- and bacteria-resistant. Proprietary 3/4" thick composition is puncture- and heat-resistant. Tried, tested and preferred in the industries where standing is required, WellnessMats are advocated by healthcare professionals and are service-industry favorites for airports, salons, gyms, retailers, hotels and professional kitchens. Ideal for every location in your home where standing is commonplace: kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and workshop. Advanced polyurethane technology. Wipe clean. Made in the USA. 7-year manufacturer warranty. Product Features Medically proven to promote proper circulation, better posture and reduce muscle fatigue and stress The best anti-fatigue mat offers 50% more comfort than other leading mats Buoyant and resilient to retain shape and give support for years of standing comfort Tightly-woven characteristics of crisp linen blends beautifully with home decor Longevity is built into each fiber of the advanced polyurethane composition Will not de-laminate or curl at the edges Nonslip surface, nonskid bottom and no-trip beveled edge for ultimate walking safety Smooth antimicrobial surface is stain- and bacteria-resistant Puncture- and heat-resistant Nontoxic and PVC-free Used in industries where standing is a daily requirement, WellnessMats are advocated by health care professionals and are the mats of choice in airports, salons, gyms, retailers, care facilities, hotels and professional kitchens This item is shipped directly from the manufacturer so it can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states. Express shipping options, gift wrap services and gift messaging are not available for this item. Please allow 7-10 days for order processing and delivery.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
as advertised
PostedApril 5, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
We have had the Wellness mat for two weeks now, during which we did some major cooking and entertaining. It's a joy to stand on, and never moves at all from its allocated spot. The "linen" embossed surface does increase the safety, I think - gives your feet a little more to grip. My husband is skeptical that the height may cause him to trip, but so far that has not happened.
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OXO 11" Balloon Whisk : Bulb-shaped design whips maximum air into cream and egg whites for superior volume. Polished stainless steel wires. Soft-grip handle is teardrop-shaped to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand and won't slip even when wet. Dishwasher safe.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect little tool
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
This little whisk is perfect for smooting a bechamel sauce. Feels good in my hand and cleans up nicely in the dishwasher.
My Favorite BrandOXO
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OXO Good Grips Potato Masher : Comfortable to hold and easy to use, this OXO Good Grips potato masher features a broad, soft horizontal handle to absorb the downward pressure and reduce hand fatigue. The cushioned Santoprene oversized grip and fine-grid mashing plate make it easy to produce smooth, lump-free potatoes, bananas or avocados. Stainless-steel plate and aluminum rods. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Cushioned oversized grip is comfortable to hold and press Absorbs downward pressure to reduce hand fatigue The fine-grid stainless-steel mashing plate produces smooth, lump-free potatoes, bananas or avocados OXO Good Grips is internationally acclaimed for pioneering everyday kitchen tools with a comfortable easy-to-hold grip
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
good product
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
This performed wonderfully mashing the tomatoes, etc. in my lasagna sauce. It's my new favorite tool. Nice and heavy, fits well in my hand, easy for my arthritic fingers, and cleans nicely in the dishwasher.
My Favorite BrandOXO
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 OXO Good Grips Compact Sink Set
OXO Good Grips Compact Sink Set
OXO Good Grips Compact Sink Set : This convenient compact sink set provides efficient storage for two of the most-used kitchen scrubbers. The brush is a kitchen essential, equipped with nylon bristles that are completely safe to use on nonstick cookware and a built-in scraper to remove baked-on particles. Ergonomic soft-grip Santoprene handle reaches deep into stockpots to scrub the bottom and walls, while absorbing hand pressure. The extra-durable sponge in this set is antibacterial, gentle on porcelain, china or glassware, and features a textured scrubbing surface on the reverse side for tough cleaning jobs. This all-in-one stainless-steel sink organizer stores the brush head at an angle to quickly drain water and provide easy access to the handle. Removable drip tray features pour spout. Dishwasher-safe caddy.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Useful
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Julia Child
The brush was easy on my arthritic hands, and effective. The "removable" dish was very hard to remove - impossible for me and barely possible for my husband.
My Favorite BrandOXY
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 OXO Good Grips Fish Turner
OXO Good Grips Fish Turner
OXO Good Grips Fish Turner : This easy-to-hold OXO Good Grips fish turner features a beveled edge to quickly slide beneath foods. The long slotted surface lifts larger fish fillets and delicate foods, draining liquid at the same time. Also ideal for turning breakfast sausage, hamburgers or steak and draining excess grease for serving. same time. Minimize serving time from the grill or griddle to the table and keep food hot for serving. Santoprene comfort-grip handle. End hanging loop. Dishwasher-safe. OXO Good Grips is internationally acclaimed for pioneering everyday kitchen tools with a comfortable, easy-to-hold grip.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Well designed.
PostedDecember 25, 2011
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
This may seem a little expensive, but it's worth it. It feels comfortable in the hand, and is well designed to deal gently with anything you happen to be sauteeing, from fish to latkes. I especially like the long, flexible spatula, securely fastened to the handle.
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 Cook Pro Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer Set, 2 piece
Cook Pro Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer Set, 2 piece
Cook Pro Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer Set, 2 piece : Rinsing produce, draining pasta or granules as small as rice, these durable food strainers with footed bases stand upright in a sink for hands-free straining of liquids. Tightly-woven mesh strains creamed soup or stock, retaining herbs in the basket. Easily clean leafy greens, berries or fresh fruit. Ergonomically designed with long easy-grip handles and helper handles to transport easily or rest on a pan to blanch or strain vegetables. Smaller size ideal to remove food from hot oil. Large size to rinse quantities of potatoes, shellfish or legumes. Helper handle doubles as a hanging hook. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Stainless-steel construction for durability Footed base to stand upright in a skin for hands-free straining Tightly-woven mesh ideal to rinse produce, drain pasta or granules as small as rice Strain creamed soup or stock and retain herbs in the basket Long easy-grip handles and helper handles allow easy transport and can rest on a pan to blanch or strain vegetables Small strainer lifts food from hot oil Large size to rinse quantities of potatoes, shellfish or legumes Helper handle doubles as a hanging hook
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Substantial
PostedDecember 25, 2011
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Carolynb
fromChicago
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I use these not only to strain, but also to sift. They are good for both purposes. They are strong and substantial, and rest securely over a bowl so that I can use both hands to pour hot soup broth through the strainer. The handle is easy to grasp for my arthritic hands. They wash thoroughly in the dishwasher, and hang easily on a pegboard.
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