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All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Nonstick Fry Pan : Great for scrambled eggs, hamburgers or family-size portions of meats or side dishes. Also ideal for sauteing eggplant or zucchini. Sloped sides make it easy to slip a spatula beneath foods for lifting and turning. Ultra-smooth nonstick interior releases food, ensuring quick and easy cleanup. Oven-safe to 500 F 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. 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, ultra-smooth nonstick interior prevents foods from sticking Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking 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 Large 14" pan includes helper handle Bonded cookware handcrafted in the USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Need an All-Clad Nonstick
PostedJanuary 24, 2013
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
The All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Nonstick Fry Pan is a great little pan, just right for my needs. I was cooking when I realized that I need an All-Clad Nonstick frying pan, one that I can start on the stove top and then finish in the oven. (and not have to worry about the handle) It's great for crispy fried hash browns,to say the least!
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad
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All-Clad Stainless-Steel 12-Quart Multicooker : With both a steamer insert and pasta insert, this 12-quart stockpot is a versatile kitchen essential All-Clad's aluminum disk sandwiched in the base ensures fast, even heating. Polished stainless-steel interior cleans easily. Satin-finish exterior. Oven safe to 500 F. 4-Piece Set Includes: 12-qt. Stockpot Large Steamer Insert Small Steamer Insert Lid (fits all 3 pieces)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A GREAT MULTICOOKING POT
PostedJanuary 24, 2013
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
The All-Clad Stainless Steel 12 QT Multicooker is A GREAT MULTICOOKING POT! I love it, you can cook your pasta, then while it's cooking, you can put your veggies in the basket and steam them at the same time. Multicooker multitasking!!! Just keep an eye on it so it doesn't boil over and mess up your stove. You know how starch acts in water.)
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad
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All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Windsor Pan : The choice of professional chefs for unparalleled, even-heating performance, this All-Clad stainless-steel Windsor pan allows concentration of heat and quicker evaporation to thicken sauces. Preparing a French demi-glace or balsamic reduction, this kitchen Windsor pan narrows to the base, ensuring rapid reduction. Flared rim for easier pouring and lid to retain hit. The exceptional heat-conductive qualities of All-Clad tri-ply stainless-steel cookware produce gourmet results. 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. High-strength, noncorrosive stainless-steel rivets secure handles permanently for safe cooking 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 all cooktops, including induction. Oven- and broiler-safe. Dishwasher-safe. Lid (2 1/2-qt.) and pan made in the USA. Product Features Tri-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Tall sloped sides narrow to the base, allowing quick evaporation of liquids for excellent reduction Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Maintains even heat distribution, preventing "hot spots" Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a brilliant shine 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 secure handles permanently for safer cooking All-Clad brand and measurement/capacity on the underside for easy identification Bonded cookware and lid (2 1/2-qt.) handcrafted in the USA
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A GREAT PAN
PostedJanuary 24, 2013
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
The All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Windsor Pan is not only Beautiful in Looks, but also in Construction and Preformance! This is truly A GREAT PAN! I love the way liquids reduce and create a sauce, just the way that it's supposed to and just like the discription says it will. Chefscatalog.com, you've done it again!
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad
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 BIA Cordon Bleu White Porcelain TV Trays
BIA Cordon Bleu White Porcelain TV Trays
BIA Cordon Bleu White Porcelain TV Trays : Classic style with an upscale twist for indoor or outdoor dining, these durable porcelain TV trays prevent juicy runoffs from overtaking the unique flavor of foods. Bia Cordon Bleu reinvents the retro TV tray with easy-clean, white porcelain plates divided into 4 compartments to separate food and allow easy transport using one dish. Crowd pleasers at barbecues-this TV tray set is the perfect alternative to paper plates that can bend from the weight of food. Ideal for casual buffets and informal dining, this glazed-white porcelain is chip-, crack- and stain-resistant. Freezer-safe to create TV dinners using your own healthy selection of foods and heat in the microwave or oven. Oven-safe to 450 F. Stackable to store. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Durable, glazed-white porcelain plates with 4 compartments separate salads, vegetables, entree and dessert Ideal for barbecues, enabling guests to transport an assortment of foods using only one dish Perfect for casual buffets and informal dining Glazed white porcelain is chip-, crack- and stain-resistant for everyday use Freezer-safe to create TV dinners with your own food selection and heat in the microwave or oven Stackable for compact storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Item
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I really like these trays, they take me back to my child hood and TV Dinners. Plus, they'e practical, too! You can carry your tray out to the other room and don't have to worry about sloping your food onto the floor. It's a great item that'll also keep all your flavors seperate and the juices, gravies, butter or whatever, right where it belongs In fact, I liked them so much, I ordered 2 more sets. Plus, I needed more than 1 tray as 1 broke in shipping, now I have 5. I didn't send the other one with the broken one back, they come in sets of 2, as I'm Disabled and it's too much of a bother. that's why I do most of my shopping on line, so I don't have to leave the house.
My Favorite BrandChefs
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CHEFS Soup Bowls : Better by design to easily spoon stew, soup or chowder, this white porcelain soup bowl with handle holds a generous 18-oz. each. Elegant for formal dining and durable for everyday use, heat-retentive porcelain soup bowl set is oven-safe to melt cheese toppings onto French onion soup or bake tomato soup en croute. The durable style also lends itself to baking individual casseroles or pot pies. Perfect for breakfast serving yogurt with fruit or berries, oatmeal or cereal. Ideal easy-grip bowl for snacks or ice cream desserts. Durable nonporous porcelain soup bowl set is stain- and odor-resistant. Classic white bowls complement every table setting. Oven-safe to 450 F. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. CHEFS signature collection of professional-quality cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware and more is meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook. CHEFS commitment to innovative, functional design is the key to delivering products of exceptional quality, performance and durability for home and professional kitchens. Product Features CHEFS classic soup bowl preferred for the wide design and easy-grip handle Generous 18-oz. size to easily spoon stew, soup or chowder Heat-retentive porcelain is oven-safe to melt cheese toppings onto French onion soup Durable to bake individual casseroles or pot pies Perfect size to serve yogurt with fruit or berries, oatmeal or cereal Easy-grip handle to serve snacks or ice cream Nonporous, stain- and odor-resistant Classic white bowls complement every table decor CHEFS signature professional-grade cooking tools, bakeware and serveware are meticulously crafted and tested, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance in the kitchen
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The perfect size
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I really like these bowls, they are the perfect size. I really like that they are shorter and bigger around then my other bowls of the same style. That way the food cools down faster so you can eat it.
My Favorite BrandChefs
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Oven Glove : Complete with nonslip silicone grips on palm and fingers and aramid fibers, these oven gloves are made of the durable material used in aerospace and military operations. Oven Gloves protect hands from heat up to 660 F, while giving you extra control when removing hot items from stove or oven. Great for grilling, changing hot light bulbs or placing logs in the fireplace. And since it's a glove and not a mitt, hand and fingers move freely for better grip. Machine wash. Imported Product Features Model: HGR2 Heat-resistant to 660 F Nonslip silicone on palm and fingers for sure grip and durability Glove construction for ease of movement Ideal for grilling, changing hot light bulbs and putting logs on the fire
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No more blisters
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
These gloves save my hand from being burnt and having blisters on top of blisters. I am a dibetic and I can't feel very much of my hands, so, when I cook, I ware these gloves the entire time. They aren't all big and bulky, making my hands more clumsy than they already are.
My Favorite BrandHot Glove HG1
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CHEFS Mesh Food Strainer Set : Set of four fine-mesh strainers in 3", 5", 7", and 9" diameters. Made of 18/10 stainless-steel with polished rims, open handles, and hooks for hanging. Dishwasher-safe. Imported. CHEFS signature collection of professional-quality cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware and more is meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook. CHEFS commitment to innovative, functional design is the key to delivering products of exceptional quality, performance and durability for home and professional kitchens.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Strong and well made
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I really like these mesh strainers, they are strong and very well made. My last set, the mesh kept coming off of the handle and it was such a pain to get it back together
My Favorite BrandChefs
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Stainless-Steel Portions Measuring Scoops : The 1/2-oz. (1 Tbls) and 1-oz. (2 Tbls) scoop sizes are currently not available, estimated to be back in stock in late June. We apologize for the inconvenience. Create beautiful food presentations and control portions at the same time. 18/8 stainless-steel portion scoop releases precise rounded amounts of potato or pasta salad, mashed potatoes, melon balls or sherbet with a squeeze of the handle. The ideal prep tool for baking, this spring-action semi-circular blade releases cookie dough, muffin batter or meatballs into perfect shapes, while keeping hands clean. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Scoop and squeeze the handle for perfect rounded portions of potato or pasta salad, mashed potatoes, melon balls and more Ideal for food presentation and portion control Release sticky cookie dough, muffin batter or uniform meatballs Spring-action blade cleans the scoop Hands stay clean
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great item, with limitations
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I really like these scoops and I think that they'll work just fine with soft ingredients, like batters and such. Not so much with semi-soft sherbet. It slipped the cog and the little arm was way out of adjustment, sticking out-side of the bowl and rendering it useless. I've since readjusted the arm so that it works again . . . somewhat.
My Favorite BrandAll Clad/KitchenAid/Cuisinart
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Cuisinart Griddler GR-4N : The floating hinge makes it easy to adjust this grill for contact or open cooking. Use the flat grill plates as a breakfast griddle or ridged side for grilling or a combination half griddle/half grill. Reverse to the ridged sides for contact or open grilling. Grill/Griddle selector knob and adjustable temperature controls feature a "Ready" indicator light. Features easy slide-out drip tray to collect grease and keep countertop clean. Removable, reversible grill plates, drip tray and scraping tool are dishwasher-safe. Turn the Griddler into a 6-in-1 kitchen appliance with waffle plates: Cuisinart Griddler Waffle Plates , item 26235 Product Features Sturdy panini-style handle with hinged floating cover adjusts to thickness of food Panini press/contact grill will grill sandwiches, breads and quesadillas Flat and ridged plates cook pancakes on one side and sausages on the opposite side, regulated by separate temperature controls and indicator lights Open flat grill plates cook burgers, steaks, boned poultry, fish or vegetables Removable, nonstick/grill/griddle plates drain grease for healthy cooking and clean easily Power "on" light Attractive brushed stainless-steel and cool-touch housing Includes: Base with reversible griddle/grill plates Removable drainage tray Cleaning and scraping tool Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 19 recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic, handy item to have
PostedDecember 23, 2012
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napabigjim
fromNapa, CA, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Advanced
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Crowd Pleaser
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I LOVE my new Griddler! It replaces my Other contact grill and my Waffle Iron, (now that I've ordered the plates) and it replaces my indoor electric grill. I really LOVE my new Griddler. It is so easy to use and changing the plates...what a breeze!!! So simple and easy to do, I don't know how I've gotten by with out it for so many years???
My Favorite BrandAll-Clad/KitchenAid/Cuisinart
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