Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Select Sharpener : A timeless design in brushed stainless steel with ceramic wheel and separate sharpening modules: stainless steel rollers for dull knife blades, ceramic rollers for extra smoothness on sharp blades. Suitable for right- or left-handed use. Rubber feet prevent slipping. Made in Germany.
I have had my henckels knives for several years and some had become very dull. After looking at several brands and types of sharpeners I decided on this, the Henckels Twin Select. I was not disappointed. Although its simple to use, I'm sure I could do a good job, my husband sharpened the dull knives; they became almost as good as new.
I have since given one to my son and he also raves about how his knives are once again sharp. I highly recommend this sharpener.
Cuisinart Brew Central 12-Cup Coffee Maker DCC-1200 : A striking blend of retro style and modern technology. Programmable for brewing up to 24 hours in advance. Setting for 1 to 4 cups ensures full-bodied flavor and aroma. BrewPause™ feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing is finished. Adjustable heater plate setting keeps coffee at the temperature you prefer. Audible "ready" signal. Automatic shutoff. Includes Gold Tone metal filter, #4 paper filter starter kit and coffee scoop. Model: DCC-1200. Product Features Charcoal filter removes calcium and chlorine impurities for pure coffee flavor Reservoir lid lifts up for easy filling Brew Pause feature lets you pour a cup before the brewing process is finished 12-cup carafe has ergonomic handle for comfortable, dripless pouring Simple On/Off operation make unit easy to use On/off switch, auto-on 24-hour advance brew start, programmable auto shutoff and a choice of 1-4 or 5+ cup settings, make this coffee maker easy to use Decalcification indicator signals when its time to clean Heater plate features adjustable settings for custom temperature Brushed stainless steel finish and industrial switches give a vintage look for today's gourmet kitchen LCD digital clock is easy to read Showerhead distributes water evenly over coffee reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds Ready tone signals the end of the brew cycle Cord storage feature keeps countertop neat and safe Includes 12-cup glass carafe Charcoal water filter Gold tone coffee filter Filter basket Illustrated instruction booklet
I have had my Cuisinart Coffeemaker over 3 years and have not had a problem. I have tried many brands and after 18 months to 2 years they break. This coffeemaker has consistently made great coffee; we make coffee every morning (and occassionally more than once a day). I have the stainless model and it looks great on my counter.
I would not hesitate in purchasing any appliance that is made by Cuisinart.
Lodge Logic Double Burner Griddle : Made by the cast iron experts at Lodge, this revolutionary grill/griddle is preseasoned, so it's ready to cook right out of the box. The Pro Iron spans two burners and two cooking functions: grill steaks, chops, and burgers on the ridged side, or flip it over to cook pancakes and sandwiches on the smooth griddle surface. Lodge Logic's preseasoning process penetrates the metal's pores thoroughly and uniformly, so it looks and performs better than traditional home seasoning. You still get the even heating, superior heat retention, and inherently stick-resistant finish that has made cast iron cookware a favorite of professional chefs. Oven safe. Made in the USA. 20"L x 10.5"W x .875"H.