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 Zwilling Sensation Stainless-Steel Cookware Set, 10-piece
Zwilling Sensation Stainless-Steel Cookware Set, 10-piece
Zwilling Sensation Stainless-Steel Cookware Set, 10-piece : The Zwilling Sensation Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set helps even novice cooks succeed at a variety of cooking challenges. Fast, even heating with superior heat retention from rim to rim ensures the stainless-steel cookware covers a wide range of cooking styles from frying and sauteing to boiling and steaming. The Zwilling cookware's 5-ply fully clad construction features a magnetic stainless-steel exterior, strong 3-layer aluminum core and 18/10 stainless-steel interior to prepare foods uniformly without hot spots. Known for pioneering the use of stainless-steel for knives, Zwilling brings its tradition of superior quality and innovation to the Sensation stainless-steel cookware. The patented electro-chemical Silvinox finish creates an easy-clean, silver-white sheen that resists discoloration at high temperatures. Silvinox removes impurities and iron particles for a more refined stainless-steel. In the 10-piece cookware set, the fry pans deliciously sear, braise and fry foods from pancakes and egg dishes to stir-fry and dessert crepes. The saucepans help you master a variety of foods including fluffy rice, meaty marina and creamy mac and cheese, plus reduce sauces and clarify stock. Straight sides on the saute pan is ideal for browning and searing meats, sauteing vegetables and deglazing pan sauces. With remarkable ease, the 8-qt. stockpot slow-simmers sauces and soups and boils pastas, vegetables and shellfish. The flat bases add extra stability and will not warp when heated. The Zwilling cookware is designed with ergonomic, stay-cool welded handles that offer a slip-resistant textured grip whether you're stir-frying vegetables or baking a berry cobbler. With no rivets to loosen, the exceptionally hygienic handles will not scratch, dent or ding. Compatible with all cooktops including induction, the stainless-steel cookware is dishwasher-safe. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "Twin" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers in the cooking industry. Today's Zwilling J.A. Henckels brand incorporates the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success into its high-quality Belgium-made Sensation cookware for professional and home gourmets worldwide. 10-Piece Set Includes: 9 1/2" fry pan 11" fry pan 1 1/2-qt. saucepan with lid 3-qt. saucepan with lid 3-qt. saute pan with lid 8-qt. stockpot with lid Product Features Fully clad 5-ply construction of magnetic stainless-steel exterior, 3-layer aluminum core and 18/10 stainless-steel interior for ultimate durability 5-ply design heats quickly and evenly from rim to rim with superior heat retention Short heating times ensure energy efficiency Patented electro-chemical Silvinox finish creates an easy-clean, silver-white sheen that resists discoloration at high temperatures Silvinox removes impurities and iron particles for a more refined stainless-steel Flared non-drip pouring rim ensures smooth transfer of foods Flat base adds extra stability and will not swell when heated Ergonomic stainless-steel handle is welded directly to the pan Handle's slip-resistant textured grip with V-shaped connection base stays cool longer Solid cast loop handle offers a convenient, large hanging loop Hygienic handle will not scratch, dent or ding Elegant brushed stainless-steel exterior accents any kitchen decor Engineered for use with gas, ceramic, glass, electric, halogen and induction cooktops Oven- and broiler-safe to 500 F Dishwasher-safe; hand washing recommended Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A Thrilling Zwilling Sensation
PostedNovember 13, 2013
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MrSohoStar
fromColorado Springs, CO, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Alton Brown
I got a chance to try the 10" saute pan tonight. Flour and egged fried chicken breasts for dinner. I normally use a coated non-stick because I KNOW the oil will be soaked up and "the crust" permanently glues to the pan. Attempting to flip it rips the crust apart.. My experience tonight surprised me. The recipe said to leave it in the pan. Don't move it for at least 2 minutes before flipping. When I went to flip the first breast, i tipped the pan to grab the first breast and BOTH breasts slid. Neither had attached to the pan. Sliding around, it was a new experience for me. So we flipped out the chicken and filled it with hash browns (notorious for the starch attaching to the bottom.) Again.. we had no sticking. Amazing. I put the lid on and got side tracked. The potatoes were crispy, browned to perfection and slightly stuck to the pan in spots where the oil caramelized. About a minute off the heat and it all released with nothing stuck. I'm sold!
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Fagor Duo Stainless-Steel Pressure Cooker : Advanced, pressure-regulating system on this Fagor duo pressure cooker features triple-lock safety mechanisms, allowing safe and easy pressure cooking. "One touch" energy-efficient operation with lid that self-locks at the flip of a switch, and two pressure-release valves for ultimate safety. Lid will not open until all pressure is released. Pressure-level indicator with valve signals to gauge pressure, and increase or decrease burner heat. The Fagor 18/10 stainless-steel pressure cooker with aluminum-encapsulated base ensures even heat distribution, without hot spots. Multitasking stove top pressure cooker makes it easy to can vegetables, fruits, meats or sauces. Not limited to canning, this pressure cooker creates meals in 70% less time, maintaining the natural color, essential nutrients and flavor of foods for healthier dining. Vegetables are ready in two minutes, risotto in less than 7 minutes, soup, stew, chicken or beef in as few as 10 minutes. The triple-safety mechanism on this Fagor duo pressure cooker prevents pressure buildup, ensuring this cooker won't "blow its top" in the middle of cooking meals or canning. Spring-activated pressure mechanism features two settings: high at 15 psi for canning or cooking roasts, and low at 8 psi for delicate foods. Independent pressure indicator valves make it easy to monitor cooking progress. 18/10 magnetic stainless-steel exterior provides the convenience of using this pressure cooker on any cooktop, including induction. Includes stainless-steel pasta/steamer basket insert, instructions and recipe booklet. Hand wash. 10-year manufacturer warranty. Product Features Cook food 70% faster with this advanced, energy-efficient duo pressure cooker One touch energy-efficient operation with lid that self-locks at the flip of a switch Safety-lock on handle and two independent over-pressure valves control pressure and prevent premature opening Two pressure settings, high (15 psi) for canning or cooking meat and low (8 psi) for delicate foods Pressure indicator with valve signals to gauge pressure, and determine when to increase or decrease burner heat 18/10 stainless-steel with aluminum-encapsulated base for even heat distribution, cooking consistency and energy efficiency Helper handle for easy transport Includes stainless-steel pasta/steamer basket insert, support trivet, instructions and recipe booklet Vegetables are ready in 2 minutes, risotto in 7 minutes, soups, stew, chicken or beef in as few as 10 minutes Instruction booklet features cooking times, cooking conversion guides for traditional recipes, and high-altitude tips
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow, This worked GREAT!
PostedAugust 23, 2012
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MrSohoStar
fromColorado Springs, CO, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
We've become so dependent on the microwave that I wasn't sure that we could ever do without it. Tonight we cooked a whole chicken and veggies in a total cooking time of 1 hr, which included prep. The meat was moist, the seasonings penetrated the chicken and for the combination of speed and great flavor. The microwave has been demoted to only warming mugs of coffee.
This is a tremendous value for the money. Thanks
My Favorite BrandCuisinart
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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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
OMG! I'm in trouble!!!
PostedDecember 16, 2011
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MrSohoStar
fromColorado Springs, CO, USA
Gender:Male
My Cooking Level:Expert
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Self-proclaimed Gourmet
This product is spectacular. The Basket is very well built and is a clever construction. The Heating element is removable pretty much allowing everything to be cleaned (You know how frying splatters!). The Fryer heated up much faster than other units that I've used. The Basket has a hanger on the side of the oil tank, and pretty much everything is built for really easy clean up.
The problem is that we bought a bag of huge onions and russets, and the fry cutter (DLC-873) for the Cuisinart. Our "Onion Blossom" was really easy to cook (even gently lowering the basket into hot oil, as the onion had a lot of water in it). The Fries are the real problem.. We have no excuse not to do fries.
So We're now considering sending out reminders to pick gifts for us that are stretchy or over sized.
Thank You, Chef's Catalog. wow!
My Favorite BrandHenkel Knives
 
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