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Microplane Professional Grater : This 5-Piece Set Includes: extra coarse, large shaver, fine/spice, medium ribbon, and coarse. Microplane's precise razor-like edges are formed with a revolutionary process called photo-etching, creating edges that grate finely on contact, without the uneven tugging and shredding of inferior graters. These Microplane Professional Graters with wide paddle and razor-sharp teeth let you quickly grate in both directions and save preparation time. Ergonomic, curved stainless-steel handle, nonslip rubber feet and protective cover. End hanging loop. Dishwasher-safe. 18/8 surgical stainless-steel blade is made in the USA. Microplane Professional extra-coarse grater for grating cabbage, onions or soft cheeses. Creates wider, flat strips for quick preparation of slaws, salads or as toppings. Microplane Professional large-shaver for grating carrots, hard cheeses or chocolate. The ideal grater to create decorative toppings. Microplane Professional fine for zesting citrus or spice grating in larger quantities. Create a fast melting powder for Italian dishes. Pair it with hand guard to grate several nutmeg or other pebble-sized spices at once. Microplane Professional medium-ribbon for grating hard cheese, apples, onions or nuts. Named for the shape of the dual-edge teeth, this grater creates thin strips grating in two directions. Microplane Professional coarse grater to produce ginger, hard cheeses, coconut or nutmeg in small flecks. Ideal for recipes requiring precise measure or to add a touch of flavoring. Microplane hand guard to turn a Microplane Professional paddle grater into a quick-grinding machine. Protects fingers and allows easy grating of small foods such as small vegetables, nuts, spices or chocolate chips. Product Features Razor-sharp stainless-steel blades grate hard cheese, vegetables or spices Blades are made of 440A Rockwell hardness stainless-steel for long-lasting sharpness and durability Nonclogging etched teeth to grate in both directions Ergonomic curved handle Nonslip rubber bumper End hanging loop Microplane's precise razor-like edges are formed with a revolutionary process called photo-etching, creating edges that grate finely on contact, without the uneven tugging and shredding of inferior graters.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excelent set
PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Hearty
I had a previous version with plastic sides, over time it cracked and eventually broke. I saw these and decided to replace my old ones with these. I use the course, fine, and extra coarse on a regular basis. The other ones, not so much. I was concerned about them being all metal and whether they would be as comfortable as their other products, this turned out to be no problem at all. These feel fine in the hand, and the little rubber stop at the bottom helps to keep it stable while grating hard objects like Parmesan.
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Fat Daddio's Round Springform Cake Pan : Preferred by commercial bakers and pastry chefs around the world, Fat Daddio's Round Springform Pan evenly bakes cheesecakes, layered cakes, tortes, specialty desserts and breads to delicious perfection. Steady heat distribution of 18-gauge anodized aluminum ensures the cheesecake pan rises uniformly for consistently flawless recipes. Deep sides and base heat evenly and cool quickly, preventing cracking of cake. Commercial-grade stainless-steel latch and buckle provide smooth, effortless release. Round springform pan's thick rolled rim adds strength and provides an easy-transport grip. Raised base creates a perfect seal and serving platter. Thick-walled construction prevents warping or bending. The premium aluminum bakeware will not rust, chip, flake, peel or blister. PTFE- and PFOA-free round springform pan is nonreactive to acidic or dairy ingredients and will not affect the flavors of foods or discolor over time like natural metals. Fat Daddio's anodized aluminum bakeware is oven-safe to 550 F and broiler-safe. Freezer-safe to prepare and store frozen desserts. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Family owned and operated since 1968, Fat Daddio's professional bakeware and tools were previously available only through specialty baking distributors. Originally designed for commercial cakers and caterers who demand durability and functionality, the springform pans are now part of Fat Daddio's superior line of products offered to the home gourmet. Product Features Heavy-gauge anodized aluminum evenly heats for uniform rising of cakes, tortes and specialty breads Deep 3" sides and leak-proof bottom ensure flawless results Commercial-grade stainless-steel latch and buckle for smooth, effortless release Thick rolled rim adds strength and provides an easy-transport grip Raised base creates a perfect seal and serving platter Thick-walled construction prevents warping or bending PTFE- and PFOA-free Will not rust, chip, flake, peel or blister Nonreactive to acidic or dairy ingredients Will not affect the flavors of foods or discolor over time like natural metals Oven-safe to 550 F and broiler-safe Freezer-safe Hand wash Limited lifetime warranty
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these springforms
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Hearty
I got multiple sizes to make cheesecakes for my wedding and I love Fat Daddio's springform pans. The bottom extends up from the bottom about half an inch, Thus makes transferring the cheesecake easier. They are solid and very unlike the flimsy ones I find all over the place. The surfaces also help the bottom and sides stay smooth and professional looking. They do not have a nonstick coating so I lined it with parchment paper and had no problems. I'm use you could get away with just greasing the sides, but I just wanted that smooth perfect edge. I still wrapped the bottom with foil when cooking in a water bath, so not sure if they would let in water or not.
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Kyocera Perfect Peeler : Nearly as hard as a diamond, the zirconium oxide blade in the Kyocera Perfect Peeler stays sharp 10 times longer than steel blades and will never rust or corrode. And since it's a ceramic material, it will never brown food or transfer a metallic taste. The unique rotating head adjusts angle from vertical to 45 degrees to horizontal for unsurpassed control and flexibility. Lightweight polypropylene resin handle is nonslip and fits left or right hand comfortably. Product Features Model: CP-20 RD Durable, ultra-sharp zirconium oxide blade Comfortable, nonslip poly resin handle Rust- and corrosion-proof Unique rotating head for control and flexibility Imported
 
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Great peeler... while it lasts
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Hearty
Great peeler when you talk about comfort, adjustment, or sharpness. One major drawback, if you do not baby things like this, and I do not, it can break. I didn't chip the blade, the ceramic blade is actually quite sturdy, but the small ends that fit into the notch on the swivel head are tiny. It apparently doesn't take much to break one off. And if one breaks off, like mine did, it renders this peeler useless.
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Shun Premium Kitchen Shears, DM7240 : Product Features Multi-purpose, professional-grade kitchen shears effortlessly perform every cutting task from snipping herbs, cutting various foods and opening packages. Center of shears can be used as nutcracker Micro serrated blade edge for slip-proof cutting Heavy Duty Break-resistant handles High quality corrosion resistant stainless-steel Take apart features provides for easy cleaning
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Comfortable
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Hearty
I got these to replace the standard plastic handled kitchen shears. The difference between the two in comfort is drastic. The old ones used to hurt my hands when cutting through things like chicken wings, these do not. The black material around the openings and the ergonomic shape has done wonders in reducing hand fatigue. I had one issue with these. They traded length of the blade to increase leverage. That is actually a good thing, but the notch for cutting chicken and thick things now gets exposed every time you cut something. Consequently, it makes a slight clicking noise after it closes past this point. At first this made me think I got a defective one, and that over time they might stop working properly. After you use them for a while it's obvious they are made well and will last. Still though, that little noise is a little unnerving until you get used to it.
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Shun Herb Shears, DM7100 : The Shun Herb Shears feature extra-long life blades designed of high-carbon molybdenum-vanadium stainless-steel for ultimate cutting efficiency. The Shun herb and floral shears present an ultra-fine 16 degree cutting edge that cut clean without bruising herbs and other delicate produce. Herb shears' ergonomically designed grip is padded with elastomer plastic for maximum comfort whether using with the left or right hand. An interlock screw on the herb snips ensure proper blade tension. Built-in blade notch strips herbs and cuts stems easily and blades separate for easy cleaning.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome little snips
PostedFebruary 10, 2013
Customer avatar
Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
These little guys are bit as solidly as Shun's other kitchen shears, which I was actually surprised by. They can handle whatever to put in front of them, just don't expect the leverage you would on full size models. I do like the take apart feature so you can get any residue, like rosemary sap, off easily. They might seem a bit excessive but they do the job well and are extremely comfortable.
My Favorite BrandMicroplane
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KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor, KFP1333 : The food processor ahead of its time with the ease of adjusting slicing thickness on the base exterior, without removing the bowl or changing the blade. Adjust to 1 to 6 levels of thickness with the easy-access lever control for the slicing blade. This KitchenAid food processor speeds food prep with the convenience of 2 work bowls, 13-cup and 4-cup, to perform multiple prep tasks. Five attachments and specially-engineered speeds of low, high and pulse create a cutting and kneading system with unprecedented precision. This advanced food processor produces exact results, processing small to large quantities. Low speed quickly penetrates thick-skinned produce, leaving delicate interiors perfectly intact for restaurant-style presentation. High speed slices and shreds, saving hours of manual prep time. With the pulse function, this food processor makes it easy to control texture of puree, sauce, salsa or salad dressing and create the ideal consistency. The Ultra Wide Mouth Feed Tube on the 13-cup food processor adjusts to 3 widths, to easily add whole plump tomatoes, potatoes or cucumbers or slender vegetables such as carrots or chile peppers. Preparing vegetables, fruits or berries, this food processor ensures uniform thickness with the flexibility of the exterior slicing adjustment. Quickly slice or chop fruit or berries, leaving hands stain-free. With the smoothness of touchpad control, this KitchenAid food processor kneads dough at the press of a button. Includes 2 multipurpose blades, externally adjustable-slicing disc (thin to thick), reversible (2mm and 4mm) shredding disc, dough blade and blade storage case. BPA-free bowls and lids. Removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Since the first stand mixer was introduced in the early 1900s, the KitchenAid brand has been acclaimed internationally for performance. Inventors of efficient kitchen appliances, KitchenAid products are the result of extensive testing and research. Upholding their long-standing tradition for excellence, these technologically-advanced appliances are sophisticated in design for the home chef Product Features The processor ahead of its time, with the ease of adjusting thickness of slices on the base exterior Adjust to 1 to 6 levels of thickness, without removing the bowl or changing the slicing blade Five attachments and 2 work bowls, 13-cup and 4-cup, to perform multiple tasks and speed prep work Three speeds and multipurpose blades to chop, mince, blend, mix, slice, puree, emulsify or knead dough Low speed quickly penetrates thick-skinned produce, leaving interiors intact High speed slices or shreds Pulse function to control texture of puree, sauce, salsa or salad dressing Seamless touchpad wipes clean Ultra Wide Feed Tube adjusts 3 ways to accommodate whole produce or slender vegetables or fruit Includes 2 multipurpose blades,externally adjustable-slicing disc (thin to thick), reversible (2mm and 4mm) shredding disc, dough blade and blade storage case BPA-free bowls and lids KitchenAid is acclaimed internationally for high performance appliances
 
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1 / 5
1 / 5
My old one puts this to shame
PostedMay 16, 2012
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Got this as a wedding present. Got it to replace an older 12-cup Kitchenaid. Looks nice, but it doesn’t match up to the looks. I tossed in some pistachios for a crust; much to my surprise, it couldn’t do the job. A whole pistachio even got caught under the blade. I threw the pistachios in the old one I hadn’t gotten rid of yet, and it did the job in a couple seconds. I returned it and put the old one back on the counter. Newer is definitely not better, I’ll wait for the next design.
My Favorite BrandMicroplane
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 simplehuman Pull-Out Trash Can and Recycler
simplehuman Pull-Out Trash Can and Recycler
simplehuman Pull-Out Trash Can and Recycler : Everyone appreciates trash that's out of sight-and out of smell. The recycler can features two 5-gallon recyclables bins. The single trash can holds 8-gallons. From the trusted simplehuman line of quality kitchen accessories. Easy to install with included hardware. Trash can: 9.75L" x 19.7"W x 19"H. Recycler: 10"L x 18.5"W x 19"H;
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
First trashcan I've ever loved!
PostedApril 2, 2010
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Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
First trashcan I've ever loved. Got this over two years ago when I was looking for an under the sink trashcan. I was of others being in the way, lids that needed to be cleaned all the time, and smelly items. The railings on this thing are awesome, it still glides out like the day I installed it. The mouth of the container is the perfect size to keep the lip of a standard kitchen bag locked in place, I've never once had a bag slip off into the container. The container make look small but I've found it ends up getting much fuller than all the other trash cans I've owned.
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 Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press
Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press
Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press : The two main qualities you look for in a garlic press are ease in use and ease in cleaning. Epicurean Garlic Press excels in both areas with a heavier-weight lever that does all the work for you. It's super easy to clean, thanks to the drop-down sleeve design. High-quality stainless-steel with ergonomic handle makes it easy to squeeze cloves, even elephant garlic, to produce uniform minced garlic. Kuhn Rikon, Swiss designer of the highest quality kitchen tools for over 70 years, is one of the most respected manufacturers in Europe. The Epicurean Garlic Press is a winner of multiple awards, including the prestigious Design Plus Award which is given to houseware products of outstanding function and design. Dishwasher-safe. 5-year limited manufacturer warranty. 7"L x 1"W x 2"H. Product Features Stainless-steel is restaurant quality Powerful ergonomic lever does all the work for you Uses 60% less effort than traditional presses Deep hopper presses multiple cloves Winner of the Design Plus Award for outstanding function and design Kuhn Rikon is the #1 Swiss brand of cookware and cooks' tools Excellent press for people who have weakness of the hands
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A piece of functional design
PostedSeptember 19, 2009
Customer avatar
Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
I’ve had this garlic press for over a year and I still love it. The mechanics are almost exactly the same as the Rosle, using leverage to reduce the amount of force needed to almost nothing. The basket swivels up to clean easily. The handles and the body are solid pieces of stainless that feel comfortable while squeezing. This might be the last garlic press you ever buy.
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KitchenAid Slicer and Shredder Attachment : Make thick or thin slices of firm fruits and vegetables, as well as fine or coarse shreds of crisp vegetables, nuts, and firm cheese. Includes 2 slicer and 2 shredder cones. Designed exclusively for use with all KitchenAid household stand mixers. Model: RVSA. Product Features Slice and shred firm vegetables, cheese and fruit The built in food pusher works with the split hopper to accommodate both large and small food items The slicer and shredder attachment is powered by the mixer, leaving both hands free to work with the food Slicing and shredding cones lock into the housing and easily release to change or clean Easy to use One year full warranty Instruction booklet in English, French and Spanish included Made in the USA
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not worthy of the brand
PostedJanuary 30, 2009
Customer avatar
Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
I expected slices and shreds comparable to a food processor, I was massively disappointed. The “blades” aren’t sharp, so they rely on brute force which often tears the things they are supposed to slice. I tried the different blades on different objects but there is no way you are going to get the clean edges you see in the cucumber picture that abounds on the web. About the only thing I could see it doing a good job on is shredded cheese you’re going to melt. Why do that when there are solid products that sell for the same price as this attachment that can handle cheese, as well as anything else you can throw at them. I own and love all my other KitchenAid products, but this little gadget is a waste of money.
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KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment : Attachment for grinding meats and produce, with fine and coarse grinding plates and wrench. Ideal for making homemade sausage (use with the sausage stuffer attachment sold separately). Designed exclusively for use with all KitchenAid household stand mixers. Model: FGA. Product Features Grinds meat, vegetables, fruit, cheese and more Enhance the versatility with the optional fruit and vegetable strainer (Model: FVSFGA), pasta maker plates (Model: SNPA), sausage stuffer (Model: SSA) and food tray (Model: FT) accessories that are sold separately. Easy to use One year full warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included Imported
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The easy way to grind meat.
PostedJanuary 30, 2009
Customer avatar
Darkshin
fromSiloam Springs, AR
I’ve tried to use a food processor to grind meat before and it’s a nasty mess, and the results aren’t consistent. You can get your butcher to grind it, but some stores don’t even have butchers anymore. I used to go to a grocery store that actually had a butcher during my lunch break and wait to have it ground, not anymore though. It’s handy! I use scraps from steaks I trim for stir fry for hamburger, I’ve even used it to grind chicken breasts for Yakatori meat balls. It comes with two plates that adjust the grind. I’d suggest using the bigger one unless you’re making sausage. The smaller one can make things feel a bit like liquefied meat and makes it hard to work with. Overall I'm glad I got it!
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