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CHEFS Grease Separator : With incredible ease, the CHEFS Easy Release Grease Separator lets you cook smooth, healthy gravies and sauces for your mashed potatoes, dressing and meats. The handy grease separator makes straining unhealthy fats foolproof and mess-free. Pour in pan juices, and the deep strainer lid automatically separates unwanted fat and food particles from the liquid. Let set and grease rises to the top. Simply press the silicone handle lever and liquid flows grease-free through the bottom opening into the measuring cup. The BPA-free grease separator enables you to follow gravy and sauce recipes precisely using seasoning and thickening ingredients equivalent to the measured amount of broth. CHEFS Easy Release Grease Separator works equally well for straining grease-free broth from beef liquids. Holds 32 ounces with standard and metric measurement marks in 2-oz. increments up to 4 cups. 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 Grease separator is mess-free and foolproof Perforated lid strains fats and food particles for smoothest, healthiest gravy Easy-release lever on the handle directs flow of grease-free broth through bottom opening into bowl or sauce pan Perfect for straining pan grease from beef roasts or baked chicken 4-cup plastic measuring cup indicates ounces, cups and liters in 2 oz. increments BPA-free Dishwasher-safe; hand washing is recommended. CHEFS signature professional-grade cooking tools are meticulously crafted and tested, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance in the kitchen
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Why didn't I think of that!
PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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Ragman
fromGeneva, IL, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
When I first saw this I had a "duh" moment-what a great solution. My current separator makes a mess when you pour it (glass from WS) and is a bit of a pain to clean up.
This one is easy to clean, seems well constructed, works wonderfully, and is nice and light.
I only gave a 4 as the screen on the lid has very large holes that can easily let pieces into the separator that could clog the drain (this has not happened to me yet) so I use a strainer on any liquid that has larger remnants in it.
+4points
4of 4voted this as helpful.
 
Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle, 5.5-inch : Efficiently grind and crush your favorite herbs and spices, extracting deliciously full flavors and oils in no time. With elegant yet durable French styling, the Emile Henry 5.5" Mortar and Pestle is indispensable for making zesty pesto and preparing fresh garlic and herbs for culinary classics such as bruschetta, prime rib and pasta sauces. Crafted in France from high-fired natural Burgundy clay using the Emile Henry exclusive Ceradon process, the mortar and pestle set is ruggedly shock-resistant against cracking, chipping, scratching, crazing or discoloring. Even if you are crushing pungent garlic or colorful mustard seeds, the ceramic Emile Henry mortar and pestle does not absorb stains, odors or flavors. The unglazed interior delivers the friction you need to grind cumin, cloves, fennel and other herbs and spices for pastes, rubs and flavoring mixtures. The deep, well-balanced mortar offers the room, leverage and stability to press and crush ingredients comfortably on the countertop or at the table. Completely PFOA- and PTFE-free, the bowl features a smooth glazed exterior that contains no lead or cadmium. A cream interior and rich exterior color make the mortar an attraction addition to any kitchen. The wooden pestle with hard-wearing clay base is also ideal for grinding nuts and mashing avocados for guacamole. An essential kitchen tool for thousands of years, a mortar and pestle set makes a practical gift for novice cooks and experienced chefs alike. Mortar is dishwasher-safe. Product Features Emile Henry mortar and pestle is crafted of France's mineral-rich Burgundy clay Eco-responsible Emile Henry uses only natural products in their ceramic Exclusive Emile Henry Ceradon technology ensures long-lasting durability 5.5" Emile Henry mortar is hand-finished and signed by its individual craftsman Glazed ceramic will not crack, chip, scratch, craze or discolor Ceramic mortar and pestle set does not absorb stains, odors and flavors Interior is unglazed for better friction when grinding and crushing herb and spices Wooden pestle with clay base is easy to grasp and maneuver Suited for use with metal utensils, but nonmetal utensils are recommended to better protect the bowl's surface Food-safe glaze is free of lead and cadmium Heat-resistant to 500 F and cold-resistant to -4 F Cream interior and rich exterior colors accentuate any kitchen decor Dishwasher-safe mortar; hand wash pestle 10-year limited warranty
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Works very well
PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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Ragman
fromGeneva, IL, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
We are replacing an older mortar and pestle that, due to its shape I guess, couldn't grind flour.....
This M&P works great for grinding spices and mixing ingredients. It cleans up very easily and is a nice size.
No complaints so far.
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 Woven Rattique Storage Basket
Woven Rattique Storage Basket
Woven Rattique Storage Basket : The look of natural rattan and sturdiness of high-quality resin in an easy-clean woven storage basket. This pantry storage basket with chromed metal frame and handles provides the heft to lift and transport root vegetables or bulk foods. Three sizes organize staples, bottles, boxed goods and keep pantry clutter-free. The good looks and ideal depth to store seasonal table napkins and linens, or recipe books and magazines. This woven storage basket extends beyond the kitchen to attractively store towel sets in the bathroom or publications in a home office. Complete home organization system for pantry, closet or laundry room. Deep java finish coordinates with home decor. Wipe clean. Product Features Rattan-like weave in an easy-clean resin basket Sturdy stainless-steel baskets organize potatoes, onions or bulk garlic Open design lets air circulate to keep root vegetables fresh longer Durable chromed metal frame with side handles for easy transport Convenient storage for dishcloths, towels or table linens Deep java finish coordinates with home decor Complete home organization system for pantry, closet, laundry room or home office
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does the job
PostedJanuary 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Ragman
fromGeneva, IL, USA
My Cooking Level:Advanced
I tend to cook meals that are:Comfort
We have just put these into service but so far they seem to be well made and up to the job. We use for storing vegetable (potatoes, garlic, etc) in our pantry.
The only thing I would say is that it would be nice to have a bit larger size.
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