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KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer KP26M1X : Driven by a potent 575-watt motor, KitchenAid's largest, most powerful mixer can handle even stiff, heavy mixtures, and the 6-quart stainless steel bowl is large enough for double batches of cookie dough. Makes up to 8 loaves of white bread, 13 dozen cookies or 8 lbs. of mashed potatoes. Product Features Bowl-lift mixer style Rugged, die-cast all-metal construction provides sturdiness required to support the raw power of this machine Direct drive transmission for durability Commercial motor protection for many years of reliable service All-metal gears Soft Start helps prevent ingredient splash-out and flour-puff at startup 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 14-cup flour power 6-quart mixing bowl capacity Electronic speed sensor maintains selected speed regardless of load Multi-purpose attachment hub Locked rotor protection - safeguard for the motor by automatically shutting down if the mixing action becomes obstructed 575 watts Model number: KP26M1X 25 lbs. 11 1/4"W x 14 1/2"D x 16 1/2"H. Assembled in the USA 1yr free of charge warranty Includes Professional wire whip Burnished flat beater and dough hook Clear, two-piece pouring shield with enlarged chute for easy addition of ingredients 6 Quart stainless-steel bowl with contoured handle Burnished PowerKnead spiral hook - handles 20% more dough than previous models
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
<3 love love love <3
PostedJanuary 12, 2010
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MrsB
fromSherman Oaks, Ca
I was given this as a Christmas present (2009) and as a replacement for my Artisian mixer that I've had for years. I loved the Artisian mixer, except when it came to kneading bread. The Artisian would severly shimmy across the counter. I would have to physically hold it down. The motor would slow quite a bit, struggle, and get very hot. It did everything else wonderfully. I made Challah using my new mixer. WOW...what a difference. The mixer barely moved. I left the room and let it knead. Absolutly no problems. The dough hook for this mixer looks like it's twice as big as the Artisian dough hook. It has an adjustable screw incase the beaters don't reach the bottom of the bowl, or if they come too far down. The bowl is nice and wide making it super easy to put in ingredients. It's pretty too. I have the Nickle Pearl. I previously had the Empire Red, which I loved. My only grip was that it would look dirty very quickly and would get spotty because of the shiny finish. The Nickle Pearl is very pretty. This mixer is a bit big, but fits fine in my small kitchen which has almost no counter space. I love love love love this mixer.
+9points
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 All-Clad Stainless-Steel Pasta Pentola
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Pasta Pentola
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Pasta Pentola : This versatile set includes a 7-quart stockpot and a pasta insert. In addition to cooking pasta, it's terrific for making soups and chili, and the perforated insert can also be used for steaming asparagus, a head of cauliflower, or a bunch of broccoli. 11"H x 9.24"Dia. with lid, 9.4"H x 9.24"Dia. without lid. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with your food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort Handles, rivets and lids are polished stainless-steel creating a striking impression High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. 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.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Heavy but useful
PostedAugust 20, 2009
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MrsB
fromSherman Oaks, Ca
Got this as a wedding present. This is a monster of a pan. It is heavy and huge. I don't use this stockpot often, but when I do it performs well. I find it too heavy to use for pasta on a regular basis, for only 2 people. If I were feeding more, then this would be fantastic. I usually use it to make stock. I can fit two 3 1/2 lb chickens in there, along with the veg. Not using the strainer of course. The strainer works great when I need to make larger amounts of pasta. The pan is very heavy duty and durable. It's size and weight does make it hard to clean by hand (I don't have a dishwasher), and a little hard to store. I would reccomend it, but I think for my needs the regular stockpot would have been fine.
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 All-Clad Stainless-Steel French Skillets
All-Clad Stainless-Steel French Skillets
All-Clad Stainless-Steel French Skillets : Flip and turn food easily in these European-style fry pans. 18/10 stainless-steel construction provides ideal balance, weight and heat diffusion. Oven- and dishwasher-safe. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. Dishwasher-safe but hand washing is recommended. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort Handles and rivets are polished stainless-steel creating a striking impression High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. 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.
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
French Skillet 13"
PostedAugust 20, 2009
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MrsB
fromSherman Oaks, Ca
I bought this pan for 2 reasons. First, I was in need of a bigger pan that had a flat bottom. I had been using the All-Clad Chefs Pan. Second, the price was a lot less than the All-Clad Fry or Saute Pans. Overall this is a great pan. It has a large capacity, heats fairly evenly on my small burners, and I get great fond. I use this pan very often. The cons for me are that it doesn't come with a lid, and because of it's odd size, 13" as opposed to 12", other lids don't fit. I end up using foil to cover, which usually works. The handle is at a strange angle, making it really hard to move the pan around or pour anything out of it. If it had a helper handle, this would be much easier, but it doesn't. Risotto usually comes out good, but I feel like I have to really keep an eye on it because that extra 1" allows for a lot more evaporation. I can fiit a 4lb chicken in the pan, cut up, or a 3lb-er spit open. The biggest down fall of this pan is the angle of the handle. With the non-existant lid coming in second. Other than that it's a great pan.
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 All-Clad Stainless-Steel Chef's Pan
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Chef's Pan
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Chef's Pan : This versatile 4-quart pan cooks risotto and sauces, and stir-fries with ease. Its low, rounded shape enables liquids to evaporate quickly and makes it easy to stir and toss foods. Use with the domed lid to braise or cook rice. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with your food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort Handles, rivets and lids are polished stainless-steel creating a striking impression High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. 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.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
It's just ok...not an essential.
PostedAugust 20, 2009
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MrsB
fromSherman Oaks, Ca
This was one of my first All-Clad pans. Being new to the kitchen, I didn't know what kind of pans I would need. I used this one for a few years, and it has it's pros and cons. This pan heats up well, is easy to clean, and the helper handle is great. But, because it is a combo pan/wok the flat cooking surface is really small causing things to steam instead of sear/saute. This is definatly not an essential pan. Now that I have a more typical saute/fry pan, I never use this one. I keep it around, just in-case, but haven't used it in almost a year. It also takes up a lot of space in the cupboard. Because of it's dome shape, it's hard to stack it with other pans, and the dome lid doesn't fit in my lid holder.
+1point
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 All-Clad Stainless-Steel Fry Pan
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Fry Pan
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Fry Pan : From a wide, flat base, the sides of this pan curve up and out, making it easy to flip or turn foods as they cook. Designed for quick cooking in a small amount of oil or butter, the fry pan is also great for browning and sauteing. The 8" size is ideal for one or two servings, or for small tasks such as sauteing chopped onion or mushrooms for another dish. The 10" size is perfect for three to four servings, to pan-fry up to three burgers, or to make a generous omelet for two. The 12" pan is well-suited for family-size portions of meats or side dishes such as stir-fried broccoli rabe or pan-fried potatoes. The 14" extra-large pan is ideal for pan-frying or searing good cuts of beef and has a helper handle; we especially like it for making steak au poivre. Also great for making a big batch of potato latkes. All-Clad's leading cookware line is brilliantly styled with a hand-polished gleaming stainless-steel finish that many of the world's professional and home chefs prefer. The 18/10 stainless-steel interior will not react with your food, leaving the pure taste you desire. Dishwasher-safe. Product Features 3-ply bonded construction for a lifetime of use Mirror-finished magnetic stainless-steel exterior is hand-polished to a lustrous shine Pure aluminum core covers bottom of the pan and extends up the sides for greater heat conductivity Easy-to-clean 18/10 stainless-steel interior helps prevent foods from sticking Stainless-steel interior will not react with foods Cookware maintains even heat distribution that prevents "hot spots" when cooking Signature stay-cool handles are cast from solid stainless-steel and designed for ergonomic comfort Handles, rivets and lids are polished stainless-steel creating a striking impression High-strength, non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making cooking safer Suited for all stovetops including electric, gas, ceramic, induction and halogen Bonded cookware handcrafted in the U.S.A., lids and components manufactured overseas. 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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
<3
PostedAugust 20, 2009
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MrsB
fromSherman Oaks, Ca
I own the 8" S.S. Fry Pan and love it. I use it mostly for eggs, usually scrambled for 2. The pan heats evenly, and can get really hot. Infact, my husband burnt the pan, leaving the interior with stuck on black stuff. I wasn't sure what to do, so I scraped it with a knife....which got some of it off. I ended up using a stainless steel cleaner and a little elbow grease. I got most of it off, but there are still a few bits of black. The black stuff hasn't had an effect on the pans performance. I have just ordered the 12", and can't wait for it to arrive.
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