All-Clad Stainless-Steel Measuring Cup Set : Every kitchen needs this commercial-weight stainless-steel measuring cup set. Designed of superior-quality polished 18/10 stainless steel, each durable cup features a signature All-Clad handle. The 5-piece set includes 1/4-, 1/3-, 1/2-, 2/3- and 1-cup sizes. Product Features Designed of finest-quality, highly polished 18/10 stainless steel for a lifetime of use All-Clad signature stainless-steel handles are designed for ergonomic comfort Dishwasher-safe Lifetime warranty Imported
These cups are typical All-Clad quality. The actual bowls are heavy, stainless, and the handles are miniaturized versions of the handles found on full size AC pots and pans. Even with the heavy handles they balance themselves flat on the countertop with nothing in them, and they're dishwasher safe - and are the one AC product that I dont feel bad about throwing in the dishwasher. Also, being that they're real stainless, I have successfully used them for heating butter and other liquids on the stove (although I wouldn't necessarily condone it) But most importantly, theyre beautiful and match my full size pots and pans, so they look great.
Jaccard Deluxe Meat Tenderizer : Razor-sharp stainless blades penetrate 1" deep, thoroughly tenderizing without tearing, so meat retains juices for better flavor and less shrinkage. Reduce cooking time by up to 40% and ensure even cooking across meats with varying thickness. This Deluxe Version has a removable cartridge for easy cleaning. Just rinse, dry, and reassemble in seconds. With a protective cap for safe storage. Dishwasher safe. NSF* certified. *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.
This meat tenderizer is an excellent product that both saves time and energy. It can be used on a party's worth of meat and afterwards there's no fatigue on the user because its the blades that do all the work instead of having to swing a heavy hammer. While it works amazingly well with marinades, it works even better with a vacuum marinator. Its extremely sharp so care is required when cleaning it, but its an excellent, and inventive product that accomplishes its purpose with perfection.
Microplane Premium Zester/Grater : Patented razor-sharp teeth grate in both directions to finely grate hard cheese, whole nutmeg, ginger, chocolate or coconut in half the time. These Microplane Premium Graters expertly zest the rind of citrus into fine lacy wisps, leaving the bitter pith behind. Surgical stainless-steel blade and soft Santoprene handle for a safe, nonslip comfortable grip. Integral hanging loop. Dishwasher-safe. 18/8 blade is made in the USA. Microplane Premium grater/zester for ultra-fine shavings of citrus zest for beverages or recipes. Ideal to create fine lacy wisps of hard cheese such as Parmesan Reggiano or Romano. Microplane Premium medium-ribbon grater 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. Produce decorative chocolate shavings onto desserts or beverages. Microplane Premium extra-coarse grater to create the chunkier slivers for Mexican or Italian dishes or salads. Also ideal for grating butter, soft cheese or potato for casserole toppings. Product Features Razor-sharp blades grate hard cheese, spices or garlic Blades are made of 440A Rockwell hardness stainless-steel for long-lasting sharpness and durability Nonclogging etched teeth zest and release ultra-fine shavings, leaving the bitter pith behind Integral hanging loop Ergonomic soft-grip handle for a comfortable grip 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
I have had a few of these in different sizes for years and I could not be happier. They maintain their sharpness and they are useful for zesting and grating of all types. My only complaint is that the plastic guard they come with (which works well) is a bit of a hassle to slide back on if its fully taken off, but that can be avoided by not fully sliding it off or a slight bit of patience. As a side note, these are so well made that I have used a kitchen specific zester as a rasp in my woodshop and it maintained its sharpness. Absolutely amazing engineering.
OXO Serrated Swivel Peeler : Add colorful fruit and veggie curls and swirls to your tantalizing drinks and salads. With speed and precision, this razor-sharp serrated tool smoothly peels both thick- and thin-skinned produce in seconds. Limes, lemons, tomatoes, kiwis, peaches, grapes, and more are no match for the stainless-steel rotating blade. Comfortable, sure-grip processed rubber handle. Dishwasher-safe. 7"L x 1"W x 1" Dia.
This is a comfortable peeler which feels good in hand. Its beefy grip is ergonomic and soft and feels good even after a lot of peeling. While sharp, I personally think my Zyliss peeler is sharper, but for the price, you cant go wrong with the OXO.
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KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker KPWB100
KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Maker KPWB100 : Harnessing the power of a 1,400-watt heating element and a clamshell design with two nonstick plates, the baker features a preheat indicator and dial thermometer to indicate when the waffler is cool, preheating or ready. The digital countdown timer makes it easy to adjust crispness whether you're baking one or two waffles, and the constant-temperature baking and overbake indicator ensures consistent results. Wipe clean. Recipe book included. Model: KPWB100. 12"W x 19"D x 13"H Product Features Clamshell baking unit flips to allow batter to coat both upper and lower plates for two perfect 7 1/2" diameter by 1 1/4" thick waffles in less than 5 minutes Durable die-cast metal base and stainless steel baker lids and handles remain cool to the touch Digital timer for controlled browning Thermoset phenolic lid handles remain cool to the touch Nonstick waffle plates wipe clean and drip channel prevents overflow Thermometer in baker lid indicates whether the baker is cool, preheating or ready Pre-heat indicator light flashes until baker is fully pre-heated and has message tones Timer adjustment dial to set baking time Baking time display shows the remaining baking time in minutes and seconds Overbake indicator will track the extra time you let the waffles bake Automatic shutoff after timer reaches zero 51" power cord Includes Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 8 recipes Imported 2 year hassle-free replacement warranty
I love waffles, and my main complaint in life has mostly been that its near impossible to enjoy waffles with other people, especially proper Belgian waffles, because you can usually only make one at a time. This waffle maker allows for two, which is perfect because allows the owner to eat waffles with a partner. The temperature control is excellent, and between the timer, the light over the power button, and the temperature gage on top, its nearly impossible to burn a waffle. The actual maker weighs a lot, but its the feel of industrial quality - the handles are oversized, the buttons are beefy and the timer knob clicks with conviction like something you'd expect to find on a nuclear submarine. The flip action insures that waffles are even and fluffy on both sides. The maker heats extremely quickly and can make 2 waffles in 3-4 minutes. There is even a nice waffle mix runoff reservoir around the waffle form to minimize dripping. The top and bottom are well insulated and really never get too hot to touch, although i wouldn't recommend it. The only fault in this amazing apparatus is its size, but thats easily excusable because of the quality breakfasts it makes.
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Orka DEOS Stainless-Steel Soap
Orka DEOS Stainless-Steel Soap : You'll
wonder how you ever went without this handy gadget. The
marvelous little teardrop-shaped 'soap' fits
perfectly in your hands and has a nail cleaner embedded
on the tip. Simply hold under running water and use as
you would regular soap. Due to the natural power of
oxido-reduction, it removes all traces of onion, garlic,
fish, even nicotine and household cleaning products like
bleach, while preserving hand's softness. Comes
with a wall mount for storage. Product Features
Model: A87550 Brushed stainless-steel soap with nail
cleaner and plastic wall mount Oxido-reduction power
to remove odors from onions, garlic, fish and more while
keeping hands soft Award-winning and on display at the
New York Museum of Modern Art Lifetime guarantee
Made in France
I dont know how i ever lived without this product, but it works exactly as advertised. Whenever i deal with something with a pungent odor in the kitchen, i simply wash my hands with this afterwards and the smell is miraculously gone. I originally had a soap shaped bar, but purchased this one for the pointed tip nail cleaner on it. It works great and is so inexpensive, no home should be without it.
Rosle Garlic Press : The cut of garlic influences its flavor. Crush garlic to release more of its aromatic oils than simply chopping or slicing it. Minced garlic has a volatile flavor that disperses quickly. Press garlic for a rich, aromatic paste. Lever system requires minimum pressure for processing even unpeeled cloves. Convenient hanging loop. Dishwasher-safe. 8"L
This garlic press is an absolutely outstanding piece of engineering. It allows for a ton of leverage which crushes garlic easily and quickly - even unpeeled garlic is easily pressed and the skin stays inside the apparatus. It easily flips open, and the press screen flips back for easy cleaning - just wipe across it and all of the leftovers just clean right off. Like other Rosle kitchen tools, it has a hanging hook, which is convenient, but the press will rest in an open position, not the "V" like pictures above - if you hanging rack is low this might be a problem, but personally i just let the press hang completely vertically and its about the length of a hanging ladle. Its put together really well and theres no lateral flex so it feels good when in use. If you can stomach $40+ for a garlic press, its well worth every penny.
Rosle Safety Can Opener : Rated #1 can opener by Cuisine At Home Magazine. Easy-to-use opener never touches the inner contents. Side cut makes it easy to lift the lid off. Safely leaves a blunt, smooth edge. 8"L. Made in China.
This can opener is great, especially if you have children. There are no sharp parts on the opener and it leaves no sharp edges on the can. The way in which it cuts (through the bolster on the edge on the top of the can) allows the can to be "resealed" within reason - I wouldn't use it for long term storage. Its a well made product, that feels solid in hand, no parts jiggle or make noise, even the plastic top feels good. The only complaint that i can think of is that for opening things like canned tuna or other things that need to be drained, it is more convenient to have a classic sharp edged can opener - the safety can opener doesn't create a kerf between the top and can (thus why its re-sealable) so its hard to drain liquid out while keeping the solids in. However, with enough patience this can be overcome.
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Wusthof Mincing Knife
Wusthof Mincing Knife : Designed after the
Italian kitchen tool named after its shape (mezza
meaning "half" and luna meaning
"moon"), this mezzaluna mincing knife works
with a one-handed rocking motion for quick, continuous
cutting. The curved stain-resistant steel blade is ideal
for chopping and mincing small foods like herbs, onions
and shallots. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof
cutlery and specialty tools are prized by the
world's top chefs for restaurant and home cooking.
Product Features Precision forged from one-piece of
high-carbon steel for greater stability and sharpness
Stainless-steel blade resists rust and stains Blade
edge is premium honed to stay sharp longer Curved
blade rocks back and forth for fast, nonstop cutting
Ergonomic handle offers a smooth, comfortable
slip-resistant grip Knife is dishwasher-safe, but
hand-washing recommended Made in Solingen, Germany
Limited lifetime warranty
The steel on this mezzaluna is high quality Wusthof steel, which holds an edge well and comes sharp from the factory, but the handle feels cheap. Its made of a textured plastic, which provides good grip, but its still cheap plastic and not exactly what one might call ergonomic. Thats not to say it's uncomfortable, but its definitely not the first knife i would want to reach for in my kitchen - I would rate it pretty far down the list. There are definitely nicer, more ergonomic mezzalunas out there, and many of them allow you more leverage when chopping.
Wusthof Mezzaluna Set : Designed after the Italian kitchen tool named after its shape (mezza meaning "half" and luna meaning "moon"), this mezzaluna mincing knife works with a rocking motion for quick, continuous cutting. The curved blade and concave cutting board are ideal for chopping and mincing small foods like herbs, onions and shallots. Product Features Precision forged from one-piece of high-carbon steel for greater stability and sharpness Stainless-steel knife resists rust and stains Blade edge is premium honed to stay sharp longer Curved blade rocks back and forth for fast, nonstop cutting Hardwood mincing board is concave for more efficient chopping Ergonomic handle offers a smooth, comfortable slip-resistant grip Knife is dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended; hand-wash mincing board Made in Germany Limited lifetime warranty
While this set comes with a quality mincing board and the steel on the mezzaluna is nice, the set is overshadowed by the dicey quality of the mezzaluna handle. Its made of a cheap plastic that just barely flirts with being ergonomic. On the bright side, its a textured cheap plastic that allows the user to get a good grip. While its not exactly ergonomically sound, its not uncomfortable for periodic use, its just not something that I go out of my way to use in my kitchen. In all, well made, but somewhat lacking in comfort and a little pricey.