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    September 11, 2012
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Norpro Silicone Stretch Bowl Covers : Self-sealing, reusable Norpro bowl covers stretch to twice the size to fit round, square, oval or rectangular containers. Extend food life sealing glass, stoneware, porcelain, steel or plastic containers. Silicone bowl covers stay taut to create stackable, space-efficient storage. Food and liquid release instantly from smooth silicone. Reusable covers return to original shape. Will not lose elasticity. Eco-friendly alternative to using and discarding plastic wrap or foil. This stretch bowl cover set replaces missing lids on storage containers. Withstand -40 F to +445 F to preserve food or liquid in the freezer or heat in the microwave. FDA-approved. 10 1/4" square (2) and 6" square (2). Product Features Silicone stretches to twice the size to seal round, square, oval or rectangular containers Extend food life sealing glass, stoneware, porcelain, steel or plastic containers Covers stay taut to create stackable storage Smooth silicone releases food or liquid Reusable covers return to original shape and will not lose elasticity Alternative to using and discarding plastic wrap or foil Efficiently replace missing lids on storage containers FDA-approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great product but be gentle
PostedFebruary 13, 2014
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
I had high hopes for these covers. Bought 2 sets, as we needed 2 large covers for the dog dishes. They worked well, even sealing over the embossed/uneven edges of the metal dishes. Very "sticky." Easy to clean in warm soapy water and hanging dry.
Unfortunately one of my larger covers ripped, as my friend - unfamiliar with the product, aggresively stretched it too far and her finger poked a hole.
Overall, good product and can be used in place of plastic/cling type wraps for covering bowls, dishes, etc.
Just be gentle during the stretching process!
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Amish Country Popcorn and Popping Oil : Looking for the perfect pop? Look no further. This gourmet set includes a trio of the most delicious popcorn varieties: delicate hulless Lady Finger; small hulless Baby White, and small nutty Purple. And to ensure the very best taste and crunch - a 16-ounce bottle of pure, unblended canola popping oil. Its light, buttery flavor is the ideal complement for any popcorn and the lowest in saturated fat of all popping oils. Product Features Three 1-lb. bags of popcorn kernels: Lady Finger, Baby White and Purple One 16-ounce bottle of light, buttery canola oil for popping All-natural ingredients Never genetically modified High in quality and taste, low in saturated fat Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally, REAL popcorn
PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
The Amish Country Popcorn is far better than the microwave, pre-bagged, movie, or other commonly found popcorn products.
All 3 varieties are tender and tasty. No annoying hulls that can get stuck between your teeth or worse yet - in your gums.
We purchased a sample along with the Stovetop Popper and have really been enjoying our fresh homemade popcorn. Yes, it's much different that what we were used to - but it's also much better. We won't be going back to that "regular stuff" ever again.
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CHEFS Stainless-Steel Stovetop Popcorn Kettle : With the encapsulated base, this stove top popcorn popper ensures even heating to create light and fluffy theater-style popcorn at home. Long, inner stirring paddle distributes oil with kernels inside this popcorn kettle to efficiently pop more using less oil and prepare healthier snacks. Retro-style popper with wide, tri-ply base eliminates hot or cold spots, ensuring kernels heat at a uniform temperature, preventing unpopped kernels from setting in oil. This popcorn kettle with turn crank operation allows seeds to expand naturally for deliciously-light and airy popcorn. Removable silicone cup lets you add butter, seasonings, nuts or caramel toppings while kernels are popping, without lifting the lid and interrupting heat. The direct-drive tumbling process lets you make cheese-flavored popcorn, sweet kettle corn, savory snacks and more. Also ideal to roast almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts. Flavors disperse evenly with every turn of the easy-grip handle. Tempered glass lid to view progress. Lid and stirring paddle remove to use pan as a 6-qt. saucepan. Thick 18/8 satin-finish stainless-steel walls with aluminum core. Magnetic stainless-steel base. Cast stainless-steel handle. Induction-capable. Pan is dishwasher-safe; hand wash lid with paddles. 6-qt. capacity. CHEFS signature collection of professional-grade kitchen tools, cookware, bakeware, dinnerware and more, is available only at CHEFS Catalog. You will love the selection -- meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook, these tools deliver exceptional quality, performance and durability in the kitchen. Product Features Encapsulated base provides even heating to create light and fluffy theater-style popcorn at home This tri-ply base eliminates hot or cold spots, ensuring kernels heat at a uniform temperature, without settling unpopped in oil Long inner stirring paddle circulates oil with kernels, efficiently popping more using less oil for healthier snacks Heavy-duty turn crank operation allows seeds to expand naturally to create deliciously-light, airy popcorn Removable silicone cup lets you add butter, seasonings, nuts or caramel toppings without lifting the lid and interrupting heat Natural tumbling process lets you make sweet kettle corn, cheese-flavored popcorn or spicy snacks Also ideal to evenly roast nuts Tempered glass lid to view progress Lid and stirring paddle remove to use pan as a 6-qt. saucepan Thick 18/8 stainless-steel walls with aluminum core for long-life operation Easy-grip handle and turn crank
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect popcorn every time
PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
This is a quality product. Well made, easy to use, reasonably priced, and delivers consistently amazing popcorn! I chose this stovetop unit over an electric popper as we have propane and even if the electric goes out, we can always count on having a delicious snack.
Popping requires a dedicated 15-min of time, but it's worth every second. Very little oil is required, but additional oil or butter may be added at the end. It has been fun to experiment with different varieties of popcorn and seasonings. We have been eating popcorn every night!
This would make an excellent and unique housewarming gift.
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Duralex 9-Piece Bowl Set, Model 100109 : Made in France by the inventors of tempered glass, these Duralex nesting bowls hold everything, from a pinch of spices or liquids to blend, to egg whites for whisking. Travel to the table for serving sour cream, sauces and condiments. Larger qt-size bowls serve salads and vegetables attractively on the dinner table. Tempered for cold or hot ingredients, these Duralex bowls withstand temperature extremes from -4 to +266 degrees Fahrenheit. Graduated sizes range from 1-oz to 3 1/2-qt. Made in France. Product Features Multipurpose nesting bowls are 2 1/2 times more resistant to shock and breakage than normal glass Made in France by the inventors of tempered glass, these bowls hold everything, from spices to egg whites Travel to the table for serving sour cream, sauces and condiments Larger qt-size bowls serve salads and vegetables attractively on the table Tempered for cold or hot ingredients, these Duralex bowls withstand temperatures from -4 to +266 degrees Fahrenheit Duralex International invented tempered glass in 1939.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
How have I survived without these bowls?!
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
I use these almost every day and got the idea to buy a set of prep bowls after watching America's Test Kitchen. The chefs are always so well-prepared - with all the ingredients laid out at their fingertips. The Duralex bowls feel durable and have a timeless look (good if you'd like to serve at the table or leave on the countertop). The sizes run from very very small (maybe for a teaspoon or two of seasoning) all the way up to a modest sized bowl for mixing veggies, marinades, or flour. A couple reviewers commented that one size larger would be helpful, and I agree (I would certainly find a use for it). I have used every size in the set and think that it's perfect for the average home cook.
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Chicago Metallic Popover Pan : Get a rise out of your popovers with this expertly engineered pan. Made of heavyweight aluminized steel with SilverStone nonstick coating, the six cups are suspended from a sturdy wire frame, ensuring maximum heat circulation for perfect inflation and browning, and the wide lip allows them to expand without spilling. Dishwasher safe. Imported. 16"L x 9"W x 2 1/2"H each.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A popover must!
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
I admit to limited popover experience, but these pans made me look like an expert! My first batch was beautiful, golden, and perfectly done.
I had first seen these pans (or very similar) used on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-In's and Dives show. Further research, supported by excellent reviews at Chef's, sealed the deal. The pans are well made, non-stick, and easy to clean and stack away. I followed the recommendations and buttered and pre-heated the pan before adding the batter. The results were amazing!
My Favorite BrandBreville, Le Creuset, Wusthoff, Kitchen Aid
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Breville Smart Oven, BOV800XL : The Breville Smart Oven lets you control the power with its innovative Elements IQ technology. Turn it up or down with the ease of a dimmer switch to distribute heat evenly and cook to perfection. Simply adjust to taste and this brilliant appliance delivers the right power at the right time. Broil function activates top three heating elements to the top only to melt and brown. Toast function activates top two and bottom two heating elements to seal and crisp. Bake function uses top two and bottom two heating elements with the convection fan turned on to ensure the item is cooked right through. Product Features Distributes 1,800 watts of power among five quartz elements where it's needed most. Blue backlit LCD screen. Intuitive dial controls. 9 customizable presets. Stores settings in memory. Smartly designed stainless-steel rack auto-ejects halfway when the oven door is opened. Sturdy stainless-steel body has a top that doubles as a warming tray. Retractable crumb tray makes cleanup easy. Includes 13" Dia. nonstick pizza pan, 12" Sq. baking pan and broil pan.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best little toaster, oven, miracle worker ever!
PostedJuly 6, 2013
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Jacques Pepin
This is our second Breville Smart Oven, which will be used in our vacation home. We purchased our first one about 2 years ago and use it almost everyday for whole variety of things. It's perfect for reheating leftovers and works great for making biscuits, personal pizzas and just about anything - without heating up the whole oven.
The Smart Oven is designed well and is easy to use. It bakes, broils, toasts evenly. The convection feature is amazing for such a compact unit. I gave it a Pro for energy-efficiency as we rarely need to use the big oven (for just 2 people). It looks very sharp on the counter to boot. We highly recommend.
My Favorite BrandBreville, Wusthoff
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 Silvermark Butter Boat
Silvermark Butter Boat
Silvermark Butter Boat : This porcelain butter boat keeps butter soft and spreadable for weeks without refrigeration. Add water to the outer shell, place butter inside the liner and set the liner on the inner shelf. The evaporative properties of water keep butter fresh, flavorful and ready to serve at the perfect consistency. White butter dish complements any table setting. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Holds 1/4-lb. (1 stick). Product Features Store butter for an extended period of time without refrigeration The evaporative properties of water keep butter fresh Butter stays soft and spreadable Oval design holds 1/4-lb. of butter White porcelain complements any table setting
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grandma knew all along
PostedSeptember 11, 2012
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Love the simple clean look and design of this butter boat. Great value for the price and a stick of butter fits perfectly. It works very effectively and has made bread buttering a pleasant experience. No more ripping, squishing, and tearing at bread - trying to spread hard butter. My only complaint is that I probably eat a little too much now =;0)
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 RSVP Stoneware Tortilla Warmer, Red
RSVP Stoneware Tortilla Warmer, Red
RSVP Stoneware Tortilla Warmer, Red : This tortilla warmer heats in the microwave or oven to keep large 10" diameter tortillas warm, soft and flavorful for serving. Natural, insulative stoneware retains heat. Perfect to keep pancakes, crepes or waffles warm on the breakfast table. Keep pita bread or flatbread warm for serving. Red glazed stoneware is an attractive serving dish. Oven-safe to 325 F, microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Product Features Stoneware heats in the microwave or regular oven and retains heat to keep tortillas warm on the table Keeps flour tortillas, pita bread or flatbread warm for serving Ideal to keep crepes, pancakes or breakfast waffles warm Lid keeps in heat Red stoneware is an attractive serving dish Lead-free
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Looks nice, but...
PostedSeptember 11, 2012
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Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I was looking for an easy way to heat and serve tortillas. The stoneware warmer looks nice, but is heavier than expected. I will return it because of the way the lid fits - or doesn't. It slides around and feels like it may slide off when being passed around the table. Pretty, but not worth the price.
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Wusthof In-Drawer Knife Block, 14 Slot : Save counter space and keep knife blades sharp inside this convenient 14-Slot In-Drawer Knife Organizer. Unique wave design separates and protects blades for proper storage. Durable hardwood won't damage or dull your cutlery. Stores 6 large knives with blades up to 10"L and 8 smaller knives. Requires 17" drawer depth. 8 1/2"W x 2"H. Since 1814, Wusthof has created cutlery that is the preference of chefs worldwide. In keeping with their tradition of quality, Wusthof presents quality-made storage organizers to keep your cutlery in outstanding condition for a lifetime. Product Features Solid hardwood knife organizer in light grain and walnut finish features individual slots to protect blades Unique wave design makes knives easy to remove and store Fits up to 6 large and 8 smaller knives Accommodates up to 10"L knife blades Only 8 1/2" wide, requires 2"H drawer clearance Fits in kitchen drawer 17" deep and longer
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Organizational A+
PostedSeptember 11, 2012
Customer avatar
Cosmolina
fromSound Beach, NY
Gender:Female
My Cooking Level:Intermediate
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I ordered both the 14 and 7 slot drawer knife blocks. They fit perfectly in the "designated knife drawer" along side the cutting boards. No more dull knives or scary searches. The blocks are of high quality and design.
My Favorite BrandWusthof
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