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 Stainless Steel Breading Set
Stainless Steel Breading Set
Stainless Steel Breading Set : Coat foods quickly and easily for fast food preparation. Hook-together capability reduces messy spills. Set of 3 pans are dishwasher safe, top rack. Larger size than other brands with each pan measuring 10.25" x 6.25" x 1.5".
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!!!
PostedJuly 24, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
This is a handy set. They are a great size for breading activities, much easier then bags, bowls or plates. They make the breading task quicker and more effective. They also allow the more efficient use of the ingredients. And, finally, they are easy to clean and simple to store.
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Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Vanilla : This rich, unsurpassed vanilla extract comes from a single variety of orchid found only on the island of Madagascar. Made from hand-selected vanilla beans through an exclusive cold-process method to preserve the complex flavor and bouquet, it enriches homemade ice cream, custard, creme brulee and baked goods. It also boosts the flavor of dishes containing chocolate and coffee. More concentrated than extract, the pure vanilla bean paste is a sweet, slightly spicy syrup with flecks of handpicked vanilla seeds and is used when the distinctive look of seeds is desired. From Nielsen-Massey, makers of the world's finest vanilla since 1907 and the choice of chefs worldwide. Product Features Rich, intense vanilla flavor Made in the USA from Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans Flecks of handpicked vanilla bean seeds in paste Exclusive cold-process method to preserve complex flavor and bouquet Gluten-free Kosher pareve, certified by the Chicago Rabbinical Council This item can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Smooth and wonderful
PostedMay 25, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
This vanilla is absolutely the best. It is worth the money. It beautifully enhances the taste of frostings, cakes and cookies.
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Glass Prep Bowl Set : Multipurpose bowls for your mis-en-place. Nine graduated bowls are sized to hold everything from lemon zest to a double recipe of pizza dough. Tempered for both hot and cold ingredients, the contemporary coupe shape makes them a pleasure for serving. The nesting design makes storing a delight. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Withstands temperatures from -4 F to +212 F. Made in Italy by Bormioli Rocco. From 1 3/4-oz. to 3 3/4-qt. capacities.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great set!
PostedMay 25, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
This set is very handy. The many sizes fit into a single neat package for easy storage. The biggest bowl, with its large stable base, is excellent for mixing large quantities.
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Chicago Metallic Popover Pan : Get a rise out of your popovers with this expertly engineered pan. Made of heavyweight aluminized steel with SilverStone nonstick coating, the six cups are suspended from a sturdy wire frame, ensuring maximum heat circulation for perfect inflation and browning, and the wide lip allows them to expand without spilling. Dishwasher safe. Imported. 16"L x 9"W x 2 1/2"H each.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect popovers!
PostedMay 25, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
I have the pan which makes 12 popovers. they come out perfectly every time - crispy outside, soft inside.
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Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill : Deliciously grills up everything from asparagus to salmon right on your stovetop, including panini sandwiches. Two pouring spouts and helper handle makes lifting and food transfer easy. Glossy porcelain enamel cast iron with a non-reactive finish doesn't require seasoning and builds up a patina to allow nearly 100% fat-free cooking. Enameled cast iron. Made in France. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features Molded of cast iron with an expertly enameled glossy porcelain coating Versatile for stovetop, oven and broiler Highest quality porcelain enamel coating is impermeable to odors and stains Foods will not react with the enameled finish Enjoy healthier cooking as deep ribs separate the fat from food Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times Even distribution and retention of heat ensures cookware stays hot longer Suited for stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Safe for oven or broiler up to 400 F Use Instructions The distinctive ribbed base of Le Creuset's grill pans allows the cook to enjoy the flavor of chargrilled meats, poultry, fish and vegetables. After a light greasing with oil, no further fat or oil is added, so one can also enjoy the benefits of low-fat cooking. Any fat that escapes from the food is held between the ribs of the base. The deep-sided design prevents splattering onto the stovetop and the handy pouring lip directs cooking juices and excess fat away, if necessary. The pan can be "deglazed" after cooking with water, stock or wine so the flavors and juices of cooking can be served "au jus" with the dish. To check that the grill is hot, scatter a few drops of cold water over the surface. If they evaporate almost immediately, the surface is hot enough. Brush the ribs lightly with oil. The surface should not be smoking before the food is added. If it is, remove the pan from the heat and cool slightly before proceeding. All meats, poultry, fish and vegetables should be dry" before cooking begins, otherwise they may stick to the ribs. Pat dry on kitchen towels. Marinated foods should also have the excess moisture patted dry. Once placed on the ribbed surface, foods should not be moved immediately, otherwise the distinctive "char" lines will not be produced. Leave for 1-2 minutes to seal and sear the outside before turning over.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Good grill pan
PostedMay 25, 2008
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fromBoston, MA
This pan is nice and heavy. It handles high temperatures like cast iron (and does not require the maintenance). Good for cooking steak, burgers, and fish. Easy to clean.
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All-Clad Slow Cooker : Stews and soups cook best over extended periods at low temperatures. This superb slow cooker gets the job done with its heavy stainless-steel body made to retain maximum heat without warping over the years. Bright backlit timer tracks cook time up to 26 hours -- the longest cooking time available on any slow cooker. Simple touchpad makes operation easy. Black ceramic insert helps distribute heat evenly as food simmers for hours. Glass lid allows you to view the contents without letting heat escape. Cast stainless-steel handles with rivets lend a classic, contemporary look. Ceramic insert wipes clean and is dishwasher-safe. Comes with recipe booklet. 6 1/2-quart capacity. 20 1/4"L x 15"D x 12"H. Model: 99007. Product Features Metal control panel with 3 temperature settings and programmable timer enables meals to be prepared up to 26 hours ahead of serving 6.5 quart ceramic insert is large enough for the whole family and is removable so make serving easy Stainless-steel handles are secured with durable stainless-steel rivets Glass lid allows you to monitor cooking process Industrial styling and durable finish looks good and is easy to clean Designed to compliment any All-Clad cookware collection High, Low and Keep Warm settings allow more cooking options Limited one year warranty Imported Includes 6.5 quart removable ceramic insert Glass lid Illustrated instruction booklet Recipe booklet
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A good product
PostedApril 11, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
Tihs is a great slow cooker. I feel that dinner cooked with the All Clad slow cooker is a quaranteed sucess. The ability brown is fantastic and the glass lid is handy. The product is easy to use and easy to clean.
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 Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker
Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker
Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker : The two-chamber aluminum pot brews under mild pressure, forcing steam up from the base through ground coffee and into the top carafe for serving. Pour water in the bottom chamber, fill the insert with ground coffee and heat on the stovetop. Made in Italy.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice espresso
PostedApril 11, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
I like this espresso maker. I know that there are fancier machines, but sometimes the old standards work and htis is one of those cases. You need to tune your ear to hear when it is done, but it is easy to catch on.
As an FYI, if you are thinking about the Mukka latte maker, I have that as well. One note is that it is difficult to clean because the milk can scortch. I am fascinated by the glass version and may see if that is easier than the metal...
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Cuisinart 2-Pound Convection Bread Maker CBK-200 : The flavor, aroma and health benefits of homemade bread are yours at the push of a button. With 16 preprogrammed options, three crust colors, and two loaf sizes, this 680-watt machine makes anything from rustic artisan breads to Cuisinart's exclusive low-carb and gluten-free recipes, plus pizza dough, cake, even jam. Convection fan circulates heated air for superior color and texture, and an audible signal lets you know when to add fruit, nuts, and other ingredients. Also features 15-minute pause, bake-only option, 12-hour delayed start, and power-failure backup. Imported. 3 year limited warranty. 17" x 11" x 14"H. 22 lbs. Model: CBK-200. Product Features Convection fan circulates air throughout baking and keep-warm cycles for better overall results - a Cuisinart exclusive Includes preset menu options and recipes for low carb and gluten-free breads and dough - a Cuisinart exclusive Select from 16 menu options that automatically adjust knead, rise and bake times for a variety of breads Three loaf sizes available Push button controls make operation easy A glass viewing window and LED indicators let you follow the baking process, from knead, to rise, to bake, to done! Engineered to put itself on "hold" for up to 15 minutes during momentary power outages Brushed stainless steel lid is removable for easy cleanup An audible tone signals time to add mix-ins such as nuts or fruit Special menu option takes basic dough through several long, slow cool rises for chewier textures and rustic crusts Illustrated instruction booklet with 89 recipes included
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I like my bread maker
PostedApril 11, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
I am happy with my bread maker. I am an infrequent user but I find the product tinstructions easy to understand and helpfulto ensuring success.
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 Expandable Drawer Organizer Trays
Expandable Drawer Organizer Trays
Expandable Drawer Organizer Trays : Put an end to rifling through crowded drawers for your flatware, cutlery, and kitchen tools. These pure Honduran mahogany wood trays with expanding sides custom fit any size drawer in seconds. Even large utensils fit perfectly! The resilient wipe-clean finish adds long-lasting beauty to your kitchen. Width expands from 12" to 23". 18"D x 2.4"H.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great organizer
PostedApril 11, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
I have both the flatware and tool tray. They effectively help me organize all my utensils and tools in an attractive way. I really like these products.
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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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4 / 5
4 / 5
Happy with my griddler
PostedApril 11, 2008
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Maura
fromBoston, MA
I received this as a gift. I was a George Foreman user and this beats old George hands down. The removable plates are great and easy to clean.
Two design recommendations that impact users -- The dials are hard to read on the front, particularly when the darn thing is hot and there is something sizzling on it. The second recommendation is to be careful not to burn yourself, the top of the griddler gets very hot on the outside... be sure to use the handle,
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