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    October 5, 2007
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Lodge Logic Cornstick Pan : These nonstick, cast iron cornbread stick pans easily bake this traditional favorite shaped like ears of corn. The seasoned and ready-to-use pans make 7 crispy cornbread sticks - kids will love them! Lodge, the world's leading cast iron experts, opened their foundry in 1896. Lodge'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 home and professional chefs. Product Features Cast iron ensures superior heating for faster, even cooking Highly wear-resistant cooking surface will last longer than a lifetime Oven- and broiler-safe up to 500 F Hand-wash only Made in the USA Includes use and care guide
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
So Fun!
PostedJanuary 11, 2008
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debirose
fromCA
I have 2 of the small size cornstick pans that are fun to use to make crunchy corn shaped sticks. I decided to get 2 because a recipe would need more than one! They're fun to make for kids or company too!
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Rosle Julienne Peeler : Superior in design, this peeler is the result of precise metal crafting and engineering. Rosle, located in the Bavarian alps of Germany, is a family-owned business, designing premium professional cooking utensils since 1903. Rosle is the recipient of international design awards for their innovations in kitchen tools. 18/10 stainless-steel alloy is rustproof, shockproof and resistant to pitting from household detergents. The firm-grasp and heavyweight combination distinguishes this peeler as a durable high-end tool. Cut away peels to discard unwanted texture and bitterness. Cut fine strips from vegetables and fruits for salads, stir-fries and garnishes. Convenient hanging loop. Stainless steel. Dishwasher-safe. Imported.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good, But Tricky!
PostedJanuary 5, 2008
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debirose
fromCA
I love gadgets, so had to have this to try. I like the matchsticks it makes, but I have a hard time holding the vegetable with one hand and cutting using the other. With carrots, for example, I finally tried holding the end of the carrot with a fork against a cutting board. Then I was able to use the peeler. Maybe it's just me!
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 Cuisinart Griddler GR-4
Cuisinart Griddler GR-4
Cuisinart Griddler GR-4 : The floating hinge makes it easy to adjust this grill for contact or open cooking. Use the flat grill plates as a panini press or griddle and the ridged plates for contact or open grilling. Grill/griddle selector knob and adjustable temperature controls with a "Ready" indicator light. Removable grill plates are dishwasher-safe. Model: GR-4. Product Features Panini press grills sandwiches, breads and quesadillas Open grill cooks burgers, steaks, boned poultry, fish and vegetables Contact grill cooks the same as above but in a short amount of time as it cooks both sides at once Griddle cooks pancakes, eggs, French toast, hash browns and breakfast meats Removable, nonstick grill and griddle plates for easy cleaning Hinged, floating cover adjusts to thickness of food Spouts at corner of non-stick plates allow excess grease to drain into removable drip cups Convenient cord storage "Power on" and "ready to cook" indicator lights Two adjustable temperature controls with indicator lights Attractive, brushed stainless steel and cool-touch housing Includes Base with grill plates Two flat griddle plates Two drip cups Cleaning and scraping tool Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 19 recipes
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's Already In My Top 5!
PostedJanuary 5, 2008
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debirose
fromCA
I receive one of these for Christmas this year. First I made panini using the grill plates, which turned out great. Then I switched to the griddle plates and made english muffins, which also fried up perfectly. It was so nice to be able to regulate the temperature to be "just right." Cleanup is so simple. Just pop off the plates and slip them into the dishwasher. Couldn't be easier! I can't wait to try this for, well, everything!
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 OXO Salad Spinner
OXO Salad Spinner
OXO Salad Spinner : The OXO Salad Spinner washes greens and whisks away water instantly. One touch of a button starts the spinning motion. A second press stops it. Optionally, use as a colander or serving bowl. Product Features Stop and start at the touch of a button. Lid comes apart for easy cleaning. Basket can be used as a colander. Bowl can be used for serving. Available in green or clear.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Easy to Use
PostedDecember 1, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
When I got married 30 years ago, we were given a salad spinner for a wedding gift. It was the kind that had a knob on top that you had to spin round and round. Just last year I bought both sizes of this spinner (it comes in a mini size also for herbs, etc.). Now, all I have to do is press down on the center knob to make it spin. Yah! It's so much easier to use than the old way! Mine came with a separate lid so the bowl could be used as a container. I can't tell if it still does from the description.
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 Endurance Spice Measuring Spoons
Endurance Spice Measuring Spoons
Endurance Spice Measuring Spoons : No more struggling with spice jars and spilling all over your food or countertops. These 4" spoon handles and narrow bowls are designed to fit easily into any spice container. 18/8 stainless-steel spoons will last a lifetime! Features both English and metric measurements. Six-piece set includes 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon, 3/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, and 1/8 teaspoon. Dishwasher-safe.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It's All True!!
PostedNovember 2, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
These measuring spoons really do fit into the spice containers! They are the best shape to have available for cooking needs. In kitchen stores they'd cost more, so ordering them from Chefs is the way to go!
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 Easy Pineapple Slice Tool
Easy Pineapple Slice Tool
Easy Pineapple Slice Tool : Cutting and serving a pineapple has never been easier. The heavy-duty stainless steel tube blade and tube will peel, core, and slice a pineapple in less than a minute. Slice tool produces evenly shaped rings. Optionally preserves shell to use for decoration or to hold drinks. Made in the Netherlands.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
What a big help this is!
PostedOctober 25, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
I think most everyone loves the wonderful flavor of fresh pineapple, but they don't love the work involved in prepping one. This tool makes that work disappear! Create a spiral of rings by pressing as you twist it down the center of the pineapple. Pull out the rings using the slicer, remove the handle and slide the fruit right off. Cutting a pineapple couldn't be easier!
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Peel Away Apple Peeler : This tool performs three ways - peel alone, core and slice together, or peel/core/slice all together. Simply place an apple on the stainless-steel prong, turn the crank and your work is done in seconds. A suction base grips any smooth surface making it easy to turn the wooden handle. Use for pears, potatoes, yams and other hard vegetables, too. Includes an adjustable peeling blade and removable coring and slicing blade. Made of enameled cast steel, with a stainless-steel shaft and prong. Wipe clean. Product Features Peel, core and slice fruits and vegetables in seconds Performs three ways - peel alone, core and slice together, or peel/core/slice all together Stainless-steel fork secures the fruit or vegetable Lever-arm blade locks to ensure precise peeling as the handle is turned Adjusts for a thick or thin peel Ideal for apples, pears and potatoes Quick and easy way to prepare applesauce, pies, cobblers, hash browns or shoestring potatoes Cast-iron frame secures to a countertop with suction base End loop for hanging Instructions and recipes
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My Most Favorite Gadget
PostedOctober 19, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
I used to dread making something with apples, as it takes a while to core, peel, and slice. But since I got one of these, I actually look forward to making apple goodies! I'm not very mechanically inclined, so this scared me. It wasn't hard to figure out at all, it's very easy to use, and cleaning it is a breeze. Now I wish I'd bought one sooner!
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 Cuisinart Grind and Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker DGB-500BK
Cuisinart Grind and Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker DGB-500BK
Cuisinart Grind and Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker DGB-500BK : The streamlined Italian styling make this premium coffeemaker a perfect fit in today's high-style kitchen. Programmable for brewing up to 24 hours in advance. BrewPause feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing is finished. Setting for 1 to 4 cups ensures full-bodied flavor and aroma. Automatic shutoff. Audible "ready" signal. Includes goldtone metal filter, #4 paper filter starter kit and coffee scoop. Imported. Limited 3-year warranty. 1025 watts. 8"W x 8"L x 15"H. Model: DGB-500BK. Product Features Incorporated coffee grinder grinds beans just before brewing for the best, freshest coffee Grinding chamber is separated from the coffee filter area to eliminate mess and make cleanup easy Charcoal filter removes impurities from water and a permanent commercial-style gold tone filter allows only the purest coffee flavor to flow through Digital LCD clock and simple controls make this fully programmable coffee maker exceptionally easy to operate The Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brew cycle is finished Programmable automatic shutoff turns unit off up to 4 hours after coffee has finished brewing "Grind-Off" feature turns off the grinder when using pre-ground coffee Lift up reservoir lid makes filling easy and water level indicator eliminates guess work Safety Interlock System prevents operation of the unit if the Reservoir Cover is open Showerhead distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through grounds Scratch resistant, nonstick heater plate keeps coffee hot Cord storage feature keeps countertop neat and safe Includes 12-cup carafe Cuisinart gold tone commercial style filter Measuring scoop with cleaning brush #4 basket paper filters Charcoal water filter Illustrated instruction booklet
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fresh Coffee Made Easy
PostedOctober 19, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
When our coffee maker needed replacement, I decided to get one that grinds and brews. Of the ones on the market, this one was reasonably priced and nice looking. It takes a little trial and error to figure out the correct bean/water ratio that's right for you, but once you've got that taken care of, it's great. The parts are diswasher safe so clean-up is easy. And the fact that it's programable makes waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee a wonderful reality!
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 Silpat Baking Liner
Silpat Baking Liner
Silpat Baking Liner : Silicone-coated glass weave nonstick baking sheet liner (for half sheet/cookie sheets). Easily remove baked goods and clean up baking sheets quickly. Provides even heat transfer. Protects delicate cookies and meringues. Reusable. Microwave- and freezer-safe. Wipe clean. 16.5"L x 11.625"W
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A must have!
PostedOctober 13, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
If you haven't tried Silpat yet, you don't know what you're missing! Cookies can be baked on it, candy making is wonderful, and a multitude of other things slide right off. Nothing sticks! Just remove whatever you've made before slicing the food to prevent cutting into the silpat and exposing fiberglass pieces. If you remember that, it'll last forever!
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 DeLonghi Electric Indoor Grill BQ20
DeLonghi Electric Indoor Grill BQ20
DeLonghi Electric Indoor Grill BQ20 : Sleek Italian-made countertop grill with adjustable thermostat lets you cook steaks on high and vegetables on low. Stainless-steel drip tray captures excess grease so there's less fat for you, and no smoke. The 1,500-watt heating element duplicates the radiant heat/contact heat performance of outdoor grills. Enameled cast iron grill plate serves up plenty of deliciously healthy foods in just minutes - all right on your kitchen counter or tabletop. No more grilling in inclement weather or running out of propane! Grate and drip tray are dishwasher-safe. Made in Italy. One-year limited warranty. 11 1/2 lbs. 20"L x 11 1/2"W x 4 1/2"H. Model: BQ20. Product Features Removable stainless steel drip tray - durable stainless-steel drip tray allows excess fat to drip away, providing smoke-free grilling. Enamel double-coated plate for the best nonstick finish. Cast iron grill plate distributes heat more evenly reducing temperature fluctuations. Adjustable thermostat lets you control grilling temperatures with ease. High-durability 1,500-watt heating element duplicates outdoor grill performance. On/Off pilot light indicates when grill is in use. Cool-touch handles allow for safe and easy portability. Large cooking surface accommodates meals for the whole family. No seasoning of grill surface is required prior to use. Multi-language instruction manual with table of cooking times and recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love it!
PostedOctober 5, 2007
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debirose
fromCA
This is a wonderful grill to use on everything from pizzas to vegetables to bruschetta and more! I've used it many, many times because it's so easy to clean and it works so great. The temperature can be adjusted, and because water is placed in the tray below, the foods being cooked do not dry out. The portability is a plus, making it easy to use anywhere. It's one of the best 'kitchen gadgets' we've ever bought. It doesn't have to be a 'nice day' to grill anymore!
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