Citrus Squeezers : Based on the original
Mexican design, our cheery Citrus Squeezers are made of
durable enameled aluminum. Just place citrus half
cut-side down in the hopper/strainer and squeeze handles
for pure, fresh juice. Product Features Heavy-duty
enameled aluminum in fun, bright colors Non reactive
with citric acid Easy to use
Love this! Forget about the reamer, this is the tool you'll go to. Does such an efficient job, removes the seeds and is soo satisfying to use! Expect to start using a lot more lemons and limes when you buy this.
Makes a great gift, too! Gave one to a friend who has *everything* (including a poor imitation of this product); she later admitted that when I gave this to her, she thought it was a duplicate of something she had and thought did not work particularly well. She used this one & loves it!
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Zyliss Smart Touch Salad Spinner
Zyliss Smart Touch Salad Spinner : The unique
lever-activated mechanism of this spinner requires
little force, while its nonslip rubber base keeps it
secured to countertop when in use. Poly basket doubles
as a strainer and the attractive salad bowl can go
straight to the table. Winner of the 2008 Red Dot Award
for International Design Excellence. Product Features
Pump-lever for fast, efficient cleaning and spin-drying
action with one hand Nonslip rubber base for secure
countertop use Lock-flat lever for convenient
stackable storage Poly basket doubles as strainer
Attractive salad bowl perfect for tabletop use Winner
of the 2008 Red Dot Award for International Design Excellence
Previous to getting this spinner, I didn't know what all of the spinner fuss was about. My old spinner was absolutely anemic by comparison. This spinner *really* does its job. The rubber ring on the bottom holds the bowl in place on the counter - a very important feature when you get the spinner up to top speed! I don't love the (mild) fidgetiness of fitting the lid onto the turning mechanism and then fitting that onto the basket and then getting the lid to fit down into the bowl BUT that all disappears when I give it a spin!
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Kinetic GlassLock 3-Piece Food Storage Set
Kinetic GlassLock 3-Piece Food Storage Set :
The ultimate in food storage solutions! Innovative
Glasslock features snap-tight silicone seal lids that
lock in freshness and prevent leaks or spills. The
tempered glass is stain-resistant and will not react
with foods. The nontoxic containers keep your foods safe
and airtight for optimum preservation of flavor and
nutrients. The storage set can go straight from freezer
or refrigerator to microwave. Each see-through lid has a
different colored band to help with quick identification
of stored foods. GlassLock is easy on the environment
because it replaces nonbiodegradable plastic bags.
Containers are top rack dishwasher-safe and come with a
1-year warranty. Square set includes: 88 oz. square
glass container (11 cups) 41 oz. square glass
container (5 cups) 17 oz. square glass container (2
cups) Rectangular set includes: 68 oz. square glass
container (8.5 cups) 34 oz. square glass container
(4.25 cups) 14 oz. square glass container (1.75 cups)
Product Features 3 versatile sizes for storing fresh
foods and leftovers Tempered glass is stain-resistant,
nontoxic and does not react with foods 4 snap-tight
latches lock down silicone seal lids Airtight for
optimum freshness Liquid tight to prevent leaks and
spills See-through lid and container makes for quick
identification of foods Versatile for freezer,
refrigerator and microwave Long-lasting storage
solution is easy on the environment Top rack
dishwasher-safe 1-year limited warranty Imported
After using these, I've been completely converted to glass containers. They are ever-so-much nicer than the old plastic ones and especially nicer than using disposable plastic containers. I use these to freeze left-overs and bulk-prepared foods and they do a great job. They seal very tightly and help prevent freezer burn. I frequently use them straight from the freezer into the microwave or into a sink of warm water to quickly loosen the contents into a pan on the stove. They stack and store nicely and easily. I find these indispensable and I feel a lot better about using less plastic (BPA-wise).
I have two sets and one set is easier to close than the other - not sure why.
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Picnic Time Metro Collapsible Insulated Basket
Picnic Time Metro Collapsible Insulated Basket : For a trip to the farmer's market or a romantic picnic, insulated tote keeps food and drinks refreshingly hot or cold for hours. Lightweight basket with expandable drawstring top holds over 1,140 cubic inches of storage space and the top expands to more than 1,520 cubic inches. There's plenty of room for groceries from the store or for a full on-the-go meal. Fully insulated with exclusive ThermoGuard and a waterproof lining, polyester canvas tote on an aluminum frame collapses for easy transport and storage. Includes a removable bag for quick cleaning and a zippered, exterior pocket for extra storage. Ideal also for concerts, sporting events, auto trips, or lunch on the beach. A much-appreciated gift for him or her. Product Features Designed of durable polyester canvas for optimum durability Lightweight aluminum frame easily collapses for simple transport or storage Exclusive ThermoGuard insulation keeps food and drinks hot or cold for hours Waterproof liner keeps rest of basket dry and simply wipes clean Expandable drawstring top increases storage space from 1,140 cubic inches to 1,520 Zippered, exterior pocket for additional storage Rubber feet raise tote above sitting surface and protects tote's bottom Removable padded handle for easy transport Bag removes from frame to wipe clean and air dry Full lifetime warranty Imported Models Icons, Golden Weave and Pink Geo have a flat exterior pocket rather than a zipper exterior pocket. The Equinox does have a zipper exterior pocket. This item is shipped directly from the manufacturer so it can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states. Express shipping options, gift wrap services and gift messaging are not available for this item. Please allow up to 1 week for order processing and delivery of in-stock items.
I like taking this for a quick trip to the grocery store for the ride home for cold items. Well made and useful!
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Vacuum Food Sealers
Vacuum Food Sealers : Just place the Keepez
sealer on any container and press the center firmly to
remove air, seal in freshness and extend food's
shelf life up to 500%. Unlike plastic wrap, reusable
Keepeez are extremely resilient, puncture-resistant and
earth-friendly. Set includes 4 sizes. Product Features
Leakproof, airtight vacuum seal using your existing
dishes More resilient and puncture-resistant than
plastic wrap Reusable and earth-friendly Keeps food
fresh up to five times longer Freezer- and microwave-safe.
I bought these on a whim and really like them. I do agree with the other reviewer who said that the smaller sizes are less useful than the larger ones (even though they do fit well onto small glass nesting bowls). These hold a seal well (although not indefinitely) and are particularly useful when in the middle of a more involved cooking project. Instead of using plastic wrap, I can quickly cover something that I either pop into the refrigerator or leave out on the counter while I'm doing something else. I also like that they don't take up much room and I can keep them handy! I think these make nice gifts -- useful, nifty and not expensive!
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KitchenAid Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment
KitchenAid Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment : Whip up baby food, jams, sauces, apple butter, chutney, hummus and more in just minutes without cumbersome equipment. Simply attach the Fruit & Vegetable Strainer to your KitchenAid Food Grinder (sold separately) on any KitchenAid household stand mixer. The efficient strainer gives you the versatility you need in the kitchen without cumbersome equipment. All attachment pieces are easy to attach and easy to clean. 7"L x 3 3/4"W x 6 1/2"H. 1 lb. Model: FVSP. Product Features All plastic parts are top rack dishwasher-safe Sturdy construction of attachment pieces ensures durability and dependability Made from heavy-duty plastic and chrome-plated metal Hassle-free 1-year replacement warranty Instruction and recipe booklet in English, French and Spanish included Made in the USA
I've only ever used this KitchenAid attachment for making applesauce, but it does an incredible job. I wash and cut the apples into quarters and cook them down. No peeling, no coring - simply slice them into quarters -- the attachment does the rest! I'm truly amazed every time!
Scoop the cooked apples (cores, stem, seeds and all) into the hopper and use the pusher to feed the apples through the strainer. The attachment strains the apple from the waste (which is surprisingly minimal) and makes the *most* beautiful applesauce.
This is best as a two-person project with one person scooping into the loading tray and the other pushing the fruit down into the strainer. We have found that the standard loading tray is a bit small once you get rolling, but KitchenAid does have a larger tray attachment which we have recently purchased.
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Waring Pro Mini Deep Fryer, DF55
Waring Pro Mini Deep Fryer, DF55 : Savor fresh, deliciously hot doughnuts, buffalo wings, onion rings and all your favorite restaurant-style fryer foods conveniently at home. Professionally rated mini deep fryer compactly fits on a kitchen or motor home countertop. Enjoy crispy perfection with the 1,500-watt immersion-style heating element that quickly cooks up to 375 F. Heavy mesh basket holds almost 1 1/2 lbs. of food. Simply lift the basket with cool-touch handle to drain cooked foods. The 2-quart enamel-coated oil container easily removes and features an easy-pour spout. Adjustable heat control and power "on" and "ready" LED indicators. Sturdy construction and a handsome brushed stainless-steel finish coordinates with any decor. Stay-cool grip handles and non-slip feet ensure safety. Quick cleanup makes your job even easier. For more than 60 years Waring has developed reliable products for commercial kitchens. Today Waring Pro brings the premium commercial-styled mini deep fryer right into your kitchen. 9"W x 12"D x 11 1/2"H. Product Features, Professionally rated compact fryer uses minimal counter space 1,500-watt immersion-style heating element for faster frying and recovery time Adjustable heat control up to 375 F Heavy mesh basket with cool-touch handle holds almost 1 1/2 lbs. of food 2-quart removable enamel-coated oil container with easy-pour spout Handsome brushed stainless-steel finish coordinates with any kitchen decor Stay-cool grip handles for safe transfer of foods Power "on" and "ready" LED indicators for easy operation Non-slip feet ensure stable operation Dishwasher-safe lid, oil container and detachable basket handle 1-year limited appliance warranty Includes: Instruction and recipe booklet featuring 8 recipes for doughnuts, hush puppies, buffalo wings and more
I received this nifty deep fryer for Christmas from my husband in our quest to make a Japanese meal with veggie tempura at home. And that we have! This is an easy-to-use, relatively easy-to-clean little deep fryer. We were making tempura veggies and shrimp in a matter of minutes. It did a great job! It comes apart easily for cleaning - thankfully. My only complaint, and this has to do with deep frying in general, is the cooking odor. We've taken to deep frying outside to avoid the smell inside the house. It's easy enough for us to take it outside, so I personally would not spend more on a deep fryer that has an odor filter function. This machine is nice and compact and all of the parts store easily together.
Shun Classic Chef's Knife : Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing blade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands). About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. NSF approved.* Dishwasher safe. *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.
Fantastic knife! Prior to getting my Shun knives, I didn't have especially good knives ... and I didn't really know it, until we invested in the Shuns! We get lots of use out of this particular knife every single day. We did some reading (somewhere) that it's not the best on pumpkins and other super hard veggies due to the special angle of the Shun blade; additionally, it's so sharp that I would feel uncomfortable using it on a pumpkin in case there's a catastrophic slip. Other than for Fall pumpkins and gourds, this knife is an absolute staple in our kitchen. One of our personal Top 10 kitchen items, in fact. After using (and loving) this knife, I helped prepare dinner at a friend's house using her knives; I couldn't believe the difference. Once you have a knife like this, you will not be able to use your old knives again.
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Lello Lussino Frozen Dessert Machine
Lello Lussino Frozen Dessert Machine : A shining example of Italian design in gleaming chrome-finished stainless steel, this machine boasts a completely self-contained freezing unit. Just place ingredients in the stainless steel bowl, touch two buttons, and enjoy 1.5-quarts of homemade ice cream in about half an hour. Also can be used to make gelato, sherbet, sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen beverages. Shuts off automatically if contents become too hard. Recipe book included. Easy to clean. 100 watts. 12"W x 18"D x 15"H. Imported This item is shipped directly from the manufacturer so it can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous states. Express shipping options, gift wrap services and gift messaging are not available for this item. Please allow 2-4 weeks for order processing and delivery.
This is a great, quality machine! There's no pre-freezing required. It's *very easy* to clean; I love that there are no parts -- besides the paddle -- to remove, fiddle with or store. The lack of pre-freezing and putting parts together makes it so easy and quick to make frozen treats. It even works beautifully (and with zero fuss) putting in plain yogurt and fruit straight into the bowl and letting Lello mix it up itself with the paddle while freezing. It doesn't make a huge quantity of ice cream at one go; however, it's so easy to make that it's no trouble to whip up another, fresh batch. If you're in the market for this rather pricey machine, you won't be disappointed!