Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Stockpot, 8-Quart : The enamel-on-steel construction of Le Creuset stockpots provides uniform heating for slow-simmering soups and spaghetti sauce or cooking pasta. The 8-quart size is ideal when you're making soup or stew for a crowd; also useful for cooking pasta or rice, and for boiling whole potatoes or sweet potatoes for mashing. 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. Imported. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended. 8-quart capacity. 4 lbs. 9 3/4" Dia.( 12 1/2 with handles) x 7 1/2"H (9 1/2" with lid) Product Features Enamel on heavy-gauge carbon steel construction makes stockpot easy to lift and pour Stainless-steel rim on base and lid prevents chips and cracks Enameled glossy porcelain coating is impermeable to odors and stains Easy-clean enamel surfaces are scratch-resistant Foods will not react with the enameled finish 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 heat and flavors Sure-grip phenolic knob is ovenproof to 450 F Suited for all heat sources including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen top Bright color choices coordinate with virtually any home décor
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Ina Garten
This is my daughter's cookware so I keep a sharp eye open for any bargains that are available. I hit the mother lode on this one.
My Favorite BrandGood Grips
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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Sol Thermolon Fry Pan
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Sol Thermolon Fry Pan : The environmentally-friendly ceramic nonstick surface on Zwilling Sol Thermolon fry pans is heatproof up to 500 F. PTFE- and PFOA-free, patented Thermolon ceramic technology is a breakthrough in nonstick cookware to prepare healthy entrees without using oil or butter. With the magnetic stainless-steel exterior and strong aluminum core, these energy-efficient nonstick fry pans conduct heat evenly from rim to rim for uniform cooking, without hot spots. The ideal heat-retentive pans for pan frying eggs or hash browns, sauteing vegetables or searing meat, poultry or seafood, ensuring easy release and cleanup. Compatible with gas, electric, ceramic and induction stove tops, these Zwilling Sol Thermolon fry pans feature ergonomic, riveted stainless-steel handles that stay cool to the touch. Zwilling Sol cookware is produced utilizing environmentally-friendly manufacturing without toxic emissions. The durable Thermolon surface is scratch- and abrasion-resistant. Hand washing recommended. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. The cookware that consistently receives highest ratings from CHEFS customers has been improved. CHEFS, in coordination with Zwilling J.A. Henckels, has designed an ergonomic handle for Sol Thermolon cookware that provides a more comfortable grip for easier lifting. In 1731, German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his Twin trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers in the cooking industry. Today, the Zwilling JA Henckels brand incorporates the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success into the design of superior quality cookware for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Sol Thermolon Ceramic nonstick cookware is available exclusively from CHEFS. Product Features Patented Thermolon ceramic nonstick technology is durable to withstand oven temperatures up to 500 degrees F Eco-friendly ceramic nonstick surface is PTFE- and PFOA-free to cook healthy meals without using oil or butter Tri-ply construction with magnetic stainless-steel exterior and aluminum core heats evenly for uniform cooking The ideal high-heat combination to pan fry, saute or sear, providing easy release and cleanup Ergonomic, stay-cool stainless-steel handle riveted for durability Thermolon ceramic nonstick coating does not contain toxic substances Scratch- and abrasion-resistant for lifetime durability
Little Pan Great Performer
PostedFebruary 7, 2014
My Cooking Level:Advanced
We love our new skillet. Great bargain great product.
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.
KitchenAid Mixer Cover KMCC1KB : Protect your KitchenAid stand mixer from dust, grease, and kitchen debris with this heavyweight, quilted cotton cover. Sized to fit any tilt-head or bowl-lift model, in designer neutrals that coordinate with any kitchen. Imported. One year full warranty. 1/2 lb. Model: KMCC1KB. Product Features 100% cotton shell Heavyweight, quilted construction Convenient front pocket for attachments and recipes Care Instructions Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Non-chlorine bleach only. Tumble dry low. Remove promptly from dryer. For best results, dry flat.
The KitchenAid Mixer Cover suits my kitchen to a "T". The material is of a good quality and the seams are done to perfection.
My Favorite BrandLe Cruset
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KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Glass Blender Jar, KSB565
KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Glass Blender Jar, KSB565 : For the first time in its history, KitchenAid is providing a thick-walled clear glass measuring jar with its 5-speed blender. Commercial-quality premium blender features this nonstaining, easy-to-hold 48-oz. glass jar for long-lasting durability and easy viewing while blending. Drip-proof spout and side handle let you pour directly from the jar. Snug-fitting lid lets you blend any batter or sauce and store the ingredients in the refrigerator. Jar is microwave safe. Dishwasher-safe lid and jar. Measures up to 4 cups. KitchenAid's powerful 0.9 horsepower motor can crush pitchers of ice in seconds. With 740-watts of power, this blender reaches speeds up to 13,000 rpm. Soft Start feature reduces start-up, pulling food or ice into the blade before increasing to the selected speed. The 5-speed touchpad control features stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy. Utilizes the 4 different planes of the stainless-steel blade for thorough blending. Intelli-Speed rapidly monitors speeds and adjusts power automatically to accommodate thicker mixtures. KitchenAid's unique, advanced airflow design keeps the appliance cool for continuous blending. Nonslip feet. Stainless-steel blade. Product Features High-powered 0.9 horsepower motor with 740 watts reaches speeds up to 13,000rpm 5-speed touch control features stir, chop, mix, puree and liquefy Intelli-Speed monitors speeds and automatically adjusts power to accommodate thicker mixtures Soft Start reduces start-up, pulling food or ice into the blade before increasing to the selected speed Automatic ice crush option pulses at staggered intervals for optimum crushing efficiency Commercial-quality coupler with 12 interlocking teeth is steel-reinforced for added strength and durability Patented stainless-steel blade operates on 4 different planes for speedy, thorough blending Advance air flow design keeps blender cool during continual use Clear, thick-walled glass pitcher makes it easy to ensure all ingredients are blended thoroughly Drip-proof spout and convenient side handle let you pour directly from the jar Snug-fitting lid lets you blend any batter or sauce and store it the refrigerator Jar is microwavable to heat sauces or toppings after mixing Measures up to 4 cups
Powerful and a good bargain.
PostedOctober 4, 2012
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I love my new blender. The old one left lumps in the smoothie.This one blends everything quickly. My only complaint is that it is very loud.