Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-in. Serrated Utility Knife : Each knife in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon line is forged from a single piece of steel. The laser-tested blade is 30% sharper and holds an edge 30% better than the average blade - the sharpest Wusthof knife ever made. Precision forward bolster allows full usage of the blade when cutting and sharpening; second bolster on the heel provides additional heft to the handle and stainless beauty on the end of the knife, embossed with the Wusthof logo. Stainless-steel triple rivets permanently secure the handle to the tang of the knife. The contoured shape is unique for an elegant appearance, as well as superb ergonomic comfort. Easy to use and easy to sharpen, this workhorse knife is a must-have for everyday kitchen tasks. 5".
I had to replace my favorite knife and looked long and hard for the perfect one. The Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-in. serrated utility knife is good quality, nicely weighted and comfortable in my hand, and, above all, it is sharp. It cuts hard and soft fruits and vegetables with ease. I am glad to have it, and will use it for a long time, since it has a lifetime warranty! Very pleased with this purchase.
Le Creuset 1.25-Quart Precision Pour Saucepan : New and improved with a long enameled Cast-iron handle for better balance, and oven-safe. Specially designed saucepan features an anti-drip pouring lip for mess-free cooking. A longer handle gives you better balance when stirring for sauce reductions, re-heating or hot and cold emulsions. You can cook and serve foods in this versatile glossy, enameled cast iron saucepan, then use it to store leftovers in the refrigerator or 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. Each cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Dishwasher-safe. Made in France. 1 1/4-quart capacity. 6 1/5" Dia. x 3 1/2"H, 4 lbs. Product Features Molded of cast iron with an expertly enameled glossy porcelain coating Specially designed anti-drip pouring lip prevent dribbles and splatters Longer, heat-resistant enameled cast-iron handle is oven-safe, and provides better balance Versatile for stovetop, oven and broiler Beautifully goes straight from cooking to table for serving, then to freezer or fridge 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 Suited for all heat sources including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top Bright color choices coordinate with virtually any home décor
I love this saucepan. Not only is the cassis color beautiful, the saucepan is a workhorse. It is heavy and substantial and warms slowly to an even temperature, the long handle is balancing, and there is a steam hole in the lid that helps prevent boil-overs. The size is perfect for one or two people. I have already used this saucepan at least once every day in the short time that I have had it. It's great for warming leftovers, boiling a couple of eggs, cooking a package of frozen vegetables; I could go on and on. I am replacing my 1960-s set of Le Creuset from France one piece at a time, and I fall in love with every piece all over again. This is quality cookware.
My Favorite BrandLe Creuset from France
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Le Creuset 5.5-Quart Round French Oven with Cover
Le Creuset 5.5-Quart Round French Oven with
Cover : Roast a whole chicken, simmer savory stew or
bake a delectable dessert in this multipurpose cookware
that many call a Dutch oven. The tight-fitting lid of
this 5 1/2-quart round oven seals in flavor by trapping
steam, so food bastes itself. 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.
Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Made
in France. 5 1/2 Quart capacity. 11 lbs. 11" Dia. x
6 3/4"H. 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 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
Le Creuset is long-lasting cookware
PostedFebruary 1, 2012
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Martyr
I was given a set of Flame Le Creuset as a wedding present in 1968, and I still use it daily. I wanted to replace a few pieces and started with the 5.5-Qt. French Oven. I use this for almost everything: pot roasts, spaghetti sauce, roast chicken, soup. It is very versatile as well as attractive. I chose cassis because it is a subdued color and gives a soothing feeling to my kitchen. I plan to purchase many more pieces in the same color, and I have a list. My only disappointment is that the 6-in frypan is not made in the cassis color. That little frypan is a hard worker!