KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer KSM150PS : The tilt-head feature and generous 5-quart capacity make the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer the ultimate in user-friendly design. Features 10 speeds and KitchenAid's unique planetary mixing action, driven by a powerful 325-watt motor. Rugged all-metal construction ensures long life and quiet operation, and rubber feet anchor it securely while in use. The Artisan has a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, with ergonomic handle and clear plastic pouring shield, but it can also accommodate the 3- and 4.5-quart bowls. Model: KSM150PS. Product Features Tilt-head mixer style for clear access to the beater and bowl All-metal construction ensures long-life Direct drive transmission for durability Pouring shield minimizes ingredient splash-out and flour-puff 10-speed slide control ranges from a very fast whip to a very slow stir High-performance, 67 point planetary mixing action insures ingredients are thoroughly mixed without frequent scraping or rotating bowl 9-cup flour power 5-quart mixing bowl capacity with contoured bowl handle Multi-purpose attachment hub Assembled in the USA 1yr free of charge warranty Includes Professional wire whip 'C' dough hook kneads yeast dough for bread and pizza recipes Clear pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 5-quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Instruction book and 26 full-color recipes
I don't know how I managed without a stand mixer! I use it ALL THE TIME -- cookies, cakes, bread, egg whites, whipped cream. The dough hook works great! I have also used for mashed potatoes if I am making a large batch (I use a potato ricer when I am just cooking for two.)
I only use my hand mixer if I am doing something small or have a really big baking day.
I have the Gloss Cinnamon -- it is gorgeous!
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KitchenAid 300 Immersion Blender
KitchenAid 300 Immersion Blender : This item
is being discontinued by the manufacturer and each color
has limited availability. You may also be interested
in the new and improved 5-speed model from KitchenAid:
KitchenAid 5 Speed Immersion , item 27060 No more
messy transfer of soups, purees and sauces from pot to
blender. With a powerful motor, rugged stainless steel
blending attachment, and a 5' cord, this hand-held
blender provides versatility and mobility. The 8"
immersion depth reaches the bottom of tall stockpots and
pitchers. Press-and-hold operation with speed control.
Whisk, 4-piece chopper attachments and blender beaker
included. Dishwasher-safe attachments. Wipe body clean.
Product Features Efficient, powerful motor designed
for quiet, long-life operation Blends both hot and
cold foods Durable blending attachment that includes a
premium stainless-steel blade and splashguard to help
prevent splatters and air slots to increase flow during
blending Large dial speed control offers variable
speeds Intuitive, one-touch power button Ergonomic
design provides a non-slip grip Automatic whisk
attachment reduces the blender speed for effective
whisking 4-piece chopper attachment quickly chops
herbs, vegetables, fruits, cooked meats, nuts and cheese
Chopper's non-skid base doubles as an air-tight lid
for chopper bowl Two ejector buttons make it easy to
remove the attachments 8-inch immersion depth for
thorough blending of ingredients 5-ft. extra-large
power cord for flexibility at work area All
attachments are dishwasher safe Includes Motor body
with 5-ft. power cord 4-cup blending beaker and lid
Stainless-steel blending whisk and whisk adapter
Chopper attachment that includes adapter, blade and bowl
with air-tight lid Durable cotton-twill storage bag
with 3 storage pockets Illustrated instruction book
and recipe guide with 25 recipes
This is a great product. Being able to puree soup right in the pot -- that alone makes it a worthwhile purchase. It makes short work (and neat) of ceasar and other salad dressings, The independent review I read tested five immerision blenders. The hardest task was making pesto -- the KitchenAid did the job.
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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
This is a great product. I use it for cookies of course. But, is also great under a pie that might spill over. Apple pie spillage wipes right up! Also, under a quiche etc. etc. And, so much easier and more environmentally friendly than parchment paper or foil.
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Roul'Pat by Silpat Food Prep Mat
Roul'Pat by Silpat Food Prep Mat : Large
reinforced silicone-coated glass weave nonstick
countertop liner. Roll out pastry dough or work with
chocolate, fondant or sugar without sticking. Provides
superior no-slip stability. Reusable. Microwave- and
freezer-safe. Wipe clean. 24.5"L x 16.5"W
I use this frequently. One improvment would be circles of different diameters to aid in rolling out pastry. Also -- because of its size it is a little unwieldy to clean. But, not so much that it discourages me from using.
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Kaiser LaForme Springform Pan
Kaiser LaForme Springform Pan : Kaiser, the
German inventor of the springform pan, brings you this
revolutionary designed pan with a leak-proof bottom.
Crafted of heavy-gauge steel with a two-layer nonstick
coating, the pan bakes up evenly browned cakes, tortes,
and cheesecakes. The spring is designed for left- or
right-hand users and quickly releases the pan from the
perfectly flat base. The base is also cut-resistant so
you can bake desserts, then serve them directly off the
base. Product Features Heavy-gauge premium steel
ensures even baking Double-layer nonstick coating
prevents desserts from adhering to pan Pan's
sides spring free from base for easy removable of
desserts Durable spring is for left- or right-hand
users Save to serve directly off cut-resistant base
Instruction booklet with cake and cheesecake recipes
Hand-washing recommended Made in Germany 5-year warranty
Nothing sticks, nothing leaks -- these are great pans. I have a 9" and a 6".
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Wusthof 3-Way Ceramic Knife Sharpener
Wusthof 3-Way Ceramic Knife Sharpener : With
refined ceramic discs, this handy sharpener puts a
razor-sharp edge on your knife with only a few quick
swipes of the blade. Designed with the same legendary
quality that Wusthof brings to all its cutlery.
Product Features Carbide quickly sets the edge
Ceramic finishes the edge E-Z grip handle Non-slip
rubber feet Sharpens both right and left-handed
scissors Full warranty Imported
For the price -- gets the job done. You can spend a lot more and probably get a better product. But, I just wanted to keep my knives a little sharper and found the honing steel hard to work with. This product is easy to use - and doesn't take up much space.
Cuisinart Classic Stainless-Steel Toaster : Cuisinart Classic toasters have a popular retro design using brushed stainless steel with black and chrome accents. One flat side sits flush with a wall or backsplash. 6-setting browning dial and reheat, defrost and bagel buttons. 1 1/2" wide slots. UL approved*. Product Features Brushed stainless steel gives an industrial look with classic curves for a great look in any kitchen. Custom shade settings let you select any of 6 browning levels. Easy-Lift Carriage brings smaller items up high for safe and easy removal. Bagel, Reheat and Defrost buttons each feature an LED indicator light for easy operation. Four-slice model is two toasters in one with dual controls for each side. A slide out crumb tray and wipe clean housing make this toaster easy to maintain. 1 1/2" slots allow for toasting larger items. Always Even toast-making technology guarantees consistently even browning, top to bottom and side to side, slice after slice. Cancel button allows interruption of toasting process. Cord storage feature takes up excess cord and keeps countertop neat. Illustrated instruction booklet included 3 year limited warranty *Underwriters Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing organization.
I admit that I bought this based on its appearance rather than features etc. It sits out on my stainless kitchen cart (a great buy at a discount store) and looks good. It makes toast fine. I really like the reheat feature -- it really does cycle so that it just rewarms the toast without darkening it.
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Valrhona Cocoa Powder
Valrhona Cocoa Powder : Considered by many to
be the premier chocolate company in the world since
1924, French chocolatier Valrhona grows their own cocoa
beans, their own cane sugar, and their own vanilla on
plantations throughout the world. This Dutch- processed
cocoa powder is a reflection of the company's focus
on quality. Pure and intensely flavorful, with a lovely
deep mahogany flavor and light floral note, it is 100%
cocoa and 0% sugar. Discover its elegance and finesse in
your baking. 8.82 oz.
Chicago Metallic Bakeware - Bread and Loaf Pan : Designed to evenly bake and brown cakes, quick breads and rising loaves, this professional-grade pan releases baked goods effortlessly and easily wipes clean. Loaf pans have a thick, reinforced rim made from folded construction to increase strength and resist warping and bending over time. 8 1/2"L x 4 1/2"W x 2 3/4"H. Chicago Metallic has provided durable tools to professional bakers since 1896. Their products stand the test of time. Perfect for the home cook, this collection is built to withstand extreme wear and tear. Our exclusive Swiss-made nonstick coating will never chip or peel, and the surfaces will never bend, warp, rust or corrode. It will last a lifetime - guaranteed. Two-coat Swiss-made nonstick ceramic finish is 10 times tougher than ordinary nonstick coatings. Professional-gauge aluminized steel. Rolled lips add tensile strength and rigidity to prevent warping.
A basic -- but professional grade -- loaf pan -- well made, sturdy, etc. (I have had loaf pans that bend!). These are substantial and the browning is very even.
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ISI Cream Whipper
ISI Cream Whipper : Make fresh, delicious
whipped cream in seconds that lasts up to 14 days in the
refrigerator! All you add is 1 pint of heavy cream - the
whipper automatically prepares 5 pints of topping.
Brushed aluminum and plastic whip includes two nozzles
for a variety of decorative effects, 1 Nitrous Oxide
cartridge, and book with five recipes. 2-year warranty.
Set of 10 Nitrous Oxide Cream Cartridges is also
available. Made in Austria.
This is a nice to have -- but not a have to have. I have not had the problem that the earlier reviewer has had. Just shake it a few times (2-3) and it works fine. I haven't had to scoop out with a spoon. I have charged, used and then put in frig for several days. Then I shake it and it is ready to use again.