Cuisinart PerfecTemp Electric Kettle & Tea Infuser, TEA-100
Cuisinart PerfecTemp Electric Kettle & Tea Infuser, TEA-100 : Tea is a matter of taste, so Cuisinart introduces a new programmable tea steeper that lets tea lovers call the shots. Preset water temperatures ensure each variety of tea steeps at the proper temperature. A countdown steeping timer can be adjusted to increase or decrease steeping time according to taste. Or remove the stainless tea infuser to turn this tea steeper into a kettle by putting on the"kettle lid" on; and heat up to 1.2 liters of water fast. Product Features Removable stainless steel tea infuser--raise and lower to steep loose or bagged tea Programmable controls with blue LED indicators 6 preset tea temperatures (for Delicate, Green, White, Oolong, Herbal and Black teas) Adjustable countdown steeping timer 30-minute keep warm option 2-minute lift-off memory feature Cordless glass kettle holds 1 liter for tea steeping and 1.2 liters as a water kettle Overheat and boil dry protection Dishwasher-safe removable parts 1500 watts for fast heat-up Limited 3-year warranty
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Cooking Enthusiast
Love the vesatility of this kettle! Setting one of the preset temperatures (also labeled with the type of tea), coupled with the adjustable steeping timer to remind you when your tea is ready equals no overbrewed, bitter tea. While a little loose tea has made it thru the SS basket, it is a tiny amount that I don’t mind - the filter on the spout keeps it in the pot till cleanup. Adjustable Auto Keep Warm option is an added advantage for refills. Satisfied to read on packaging "All materials that come into contact with food or liquids are BPA free." I was hesitant about buying a glass kettle, but durability is not a concern on this model and I now much prefer its visibility of contents.
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Frigoverre Glass Pitcher
Frigoverre Glass Pitcher : Made of hygienic glass that allows you to view contents easily and configured in space-saving shapes, Frigoverre's tight-fitting lids seal in freshness and keep odors out. Freezer-safe. Dishwasher-safe. Craftsmen of fine glassware since 1825, Bormioli Rocco formulates superior glass to create exceptional serveware for restaurant and home use. Continuous investment in research, development and state-of-the-art technology preserves Bormioli's prominence in the industry.
After enjoying using lightweight polycarbonate containers, I'm reverting to other choices for food storage with the current information about BPA. This is an efficiently designed 36 ounce pitcher. The shape is space saving. The handle is easy to grip. The twist seal lid keeps contents fresh. And no concerns about "tried and true" glass storage of acidic liquids, such as lemonade, OJ, or tomato juice that may be held for days.
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Wusthof Cheese Knives
Wusthof Cheese Knives : Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty first century production methods. The Soft Cheese Knife has a skeletal openwork blade which is essential to reduce sticking for smooth slices of soft cheeses.The etched blade surface helps prevent sticking. The Hard Cheese Knife is designed specifically to slice smoothly through hard cheeses like aged cheddar and gruyere. Use the forked tip for serving. The Parmesan Cheese Knife has a short, but sturdy blade that is ideal for cutting even the hardest Parmesan cheese with no problem. Product Features Precision forged from a single blank of high carbon steel. Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. Skillfully honed cutting edge. Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. Laser-controlled and tested cutting edge. Full warranty. Made in Solingen, Germany.
I've never been dissatisfied with a Wusthof purchase, and this is no exception. Finally I own a knife that makes cutting the hardest cheeses like butter...and safer for one's fingers since there is no struggle!
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All-Clad Stainless-Steel Canister Set
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Canister Set : Set of
three stainless steel logo canisters have tempered glass
lids with extra-thick silicone gaskets for a powerful
airtight seal. Includes 3.5, 4.5, and 5.75 quart sizes.
Dishwasher safe. Imported.
These are attractive, spacious canisters. The lids are VERY tight, which might be considered a pro by some for well-sealed storage, however a con by others having difficulty opening them. After using mine for a few months I'm glad I was not dissuaded from keeping this purchase. The tightest lids I have learned to open by gripping the nice open handle and easing the lid up at a slight tilt toward me to break the air suction. I like the construction of these canisters and the ability to keep track of the remaining quantity of the contents due to glass lids.
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Terraillon Baking Scale
Terraillon Baking Scale : Master the precision
art of baking with this professional-quality scale.
Weigh up to 22 lbs., accurate to 1/8 oz. A rare feature
lets you weigh and measure as you add ingredients to a
mixing bowl. Removable stainless-steel tray. Standard
and metric measurements. Includes 9V battery and AC
adapter. 11 1/2"L x 9 1/2"W x 2 1/4"H.
I purchased one of these scales as a gift and after seeing how well it works, ordered another to replace my own scale. The accuracy and ease of weighing each addition of an ingredient, using this tare scale - GREAT! Sleek style is easy to store. Removable tray makes cleanup simple. Convenience of using the battery or AC adapter is a smart feature.
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Wusthof Gourmet Offset Decorating Knife
Wusthof Gourmet Offset Decorating Knife :
Crinkle cut French fries, fancy fruit and vegetable
garnishes and attractive butter paddies are so easy to
create with this decorating knife. Handmade in Germany
since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the
world's top chefs for restaurant and home cooking.
The Gourmet line features a precision-stamped blade of
high-carbon stainless steel that sharpens easily and
holds its edge. Compression rivets securely attach the
high-impact handle to the full tang for superior balance
and maneuverability. 4" blade. Product Features
Precision-stamped blade of high-carbon stainless steel
ensures long-lasting sharpness Stainless-steel blade
resists rust and stains Ergonomically designed knife
handle offers a smooth, comfortable grip ABS polymer
handle is resistant to high heat and high impact
Handle is triple-riveted to a stainless-steel tang for
better balance and maneuverability Dishwasher-safe,
but hand-washing recommended Made in Germany Limited
I did not know this style was available from Wusthof before seeing it here at Chef's. I am happy I added this knife to my Wusthof collection. Sturdy tool with offset handle provides decorative cuts with ease. Like the decorative vegetable cuts, especially carrot strips for salads.
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Wusthof Cake Knife
Wusthof Cake Knife : High-carbon,
stain-resistant steel alloy with double-riveted
composite handle. Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is
recommended. Made in Germany. 12".
I was delighted with the quality and performance as I sliced thru my four layer Christmas Lane Cake. Can't imagine a more functional design, as the twelve inch serrated blade cut across the diameter of the cake for perfect slices. Also the VERY sharp blade has some evenly spaced blunt tips along the serrated blade (that act as stops) to protect the surface you are cutting on. Can't wait to try it out slicing a sheet cake. Just be careful washing and drying as the blade is equal in sharpness to the best Wusthof carvers!