Breville Smart Oven, BOV800XL : The Breville Smart Oven lets you control the power with its innovative Elements IQ technology. Turn it up or down with the ease of a dimmer switch to distribute heat evenly and cook to perfection. Simply adjust to taste and this brilliant appliance delivers the right power at the right time. Broil function activates top three heating elements to the top only to melt and brown. Toast function activates top two and bottom two heating elements to seal and crisp. Bake function uses top two and bottom two heating elements with the convection fan turned on to ensure the item is cooked right through. Product Features Distributes 1,800 watts of power among five quartz elements where it's needed most. Blue backlit LCD screen. Intuitive dial controls. 9 customizable presets. Stores settings in memory. Smartly designed rack auto-ejects halfway when the oven door is opened. Sturdy stainless-steel body has a top that doubles as a warming tray. Retractable crumb tray makes cleanup easy. Includes 13" Dia. nonstick pizza pan, 12" Sq. baking pan and 12" Sq. stainless-steel baking rack.
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
My better half and I really appreciate this toaster oven. It's even smarter than her about times and temperatures. Before we got this model we had gone through the litany of owning several other brands. At first we were skeptical about spending this amount money to have ANOTHER toaster oven that would end up on the junk pile. NOT THIS ONE! We started out using it heat up Trader Joe's frozen pizzas. We told the oven we were heating up a 6 inch frozen pizza. The instructions on the pizza box stated 400º and ten minutes. The oven said fifteen. Trader Joe's was correct. Ten minutes was the right number after the warm up timer said the oven was ready. So we graduated to other items, including baking a pie. Guess what? It worked and now, over a year later it is still working and it is a breeze to keep clean. Mark this down mentally. When your other toaster oven quits, buy this model. We also have a Kill A Watt system and this oven does not use the amount of kilowatts that ours used. Therefore it does save you energy, too. Well worth the money.
All-Clad Copper-Core 14-Piece Cookware Set : 14-piece set includes: 2-Quart Sauce Pan with lid 3-Quart Sauce Pan with lid and helper handle 10" Fry Pan 12" Fry Pan with helper handle 3-Quart Sauté Pan with lid and helper handle 6-Quart Sauté Pan with lid and helper handle 8-Quart Stockpot with lid 4-Quart Chef's Pan with lid and helper handle The ultimate in cookware, this All-Clad® premiere line features the patented Copper-Core™ five-ply bonded design with a thick copper center core to maximize heat conductivity. The copper ply is bonded to aluminum to enhance heat distribution while reducing weight. The bonded exterior and interior layers are highest-quality stainless-steel, providing the ideal cooking surface, ease of cleaning, extreme durability and aesthetic appeal. Product Features Five bonded layers of stainless-steel, aluminum and copper allow pieces to heat quickly and evenly so you can rely on consistent performance Pure aluminum and thick copper inner core throughout for optimal heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel cooking surface helps prevent foods from sticking Accented with an exterior stripe of copper Cookware piece is oven-safe up to 500 F Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic and halogen Hand-washing recommended Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. Care and use instructions also included All-Clad Cookware Lifetime Warranty: From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
My better half bought the Copper Core All Clad set and we are extremely happy she did. There is one caution with them that is important. Start out with the heat on your gas stove lower than you anticipate that it might need. Why? The copper cores heat up very quickly and with the combination of the copper core and the stainless steel holding the heat, you will find that it is easier to turn the heat up just a little because over-heating does not allow the pot to cool down as quickly as you might expect from other makes and models. This is especially true when caramelizing an ingredient. You all know it can be ruined in mere seconds, right? It’s also true when searing a fish like Ahi tuna. A few seconds at the higher temperature and you have a leather-like outer portion. Seriously, do not use the coper core on an electric stove top if you want to really get these pots and pans very hot. Electric tops can get way too hot and warp them. So if you do, be careful at higher temps and settings. You will also be surprised how quickly water can boil. If you are steaming or blanching vegetables, they are superior as you don’t boil away the nutrients with them. Yes, they cost a little more, however they are worth it with the ease of cooking, clean-up is actually a breeze. Just put a little water in the pot as soon as you take the food out and let it sit during the meal. Afterwards, clean up with the All Clad Stainless cleaner or Bar Keepers Friend is an absolute dream. We also recommend using wooden or silicone utensils as the stainless will show minor surface scratches which can eliminated with the stainless cleansers. However, why go through the extra effort? We gave a non-copper core set to our son for his wedding because they wanted that set. Now he wishes he had wanted the copper core set as he also does the clean-up. Either set is great, however we prefer the copper core set. Your kitchen does not get so hot during the food cooking process. You will be mildly surprised. We were.