Review: Rachel Ray from Furi Rachel Ray Gusto-Grip Kitchen Shears 5-in

Rachel Ray Gusto-Grip Kitchen ShearsWhile many people think of knives when it comes to cutting in the kitchen, how many times have you found yourself saying you could really use a pair of scissors? Well the Rachael Ray from Furi Rachael Ray Gusto-Grip Kitchen Shears are made just for your kitchen needs.

At 5 inches long, these shears are not big and bulky as some other kitchen shears are, but have enough blade space to do the jobs you need done, and then get out of the way while you get back to making great meals. Each blade is made out of a single piece of German stainless steel, which means they are durable and will be with you for a lot of years in the kitchen.

When it comes to cleaning, they should be washed by hand, but it’s not very difficult. These shears come apart so you can make sure to get all that food (especially any raw meat you may have cut) out of the blades and all the connection points.

Cooking is full of repetitive motion, especially if you are cooking the same types of thing time and time again, or a lot of a recipe in one day. This was in mind when these kitchen shears were created as they have ergonomically correct handles that will keep your hands from getting tired or sore while you use them.

What We Like

  • When it comes to clean up we like the fact that these are easy to clean as they come apart for cleaning.
  • The bright colored handle makes them easy to spot in the utensil drawer so you don’t have to dig around.

What We Don’t Like

  • They are not as sharp as we would like them to be for kitchen use.

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Review: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware Set

Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware SetIt doesn’t matter what you need to cook, Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 9-Piece Cookware Set will make sure you can get the meal done on time.

Not only is this set of pots and pans attractive with their charcoal finish and matching lids, but also they are also very multi-functional pieces. This begins with that fact that they are nonstick without any special type of coating. The nonstick in this case comes from the stick-resistance in the metal. That means no peeling of coating and that you can, in fact, use metal utensils while cooking with these pots and pans.

The hard-anodized make up of these pots also allows for even heating on the stovetop or the broiler.

Finally, the shape of the lids on these pots will help keep your casseroles moist. The lids have a special dome shape that will drip that rising moisture right back into the pot instead of letting it stay on top of the lid and away from your food.

Included in this set are:

  • Covered Shallow Saucepan – 2 ½ Quarts With Lid
  • Skillet – 8 Inch
  • Skillet – 10 Inch
  • Skillet – 12 Inch
  • Casserole – 3 Quart With Lid
  • Casserole – 7 Quart With Lid

What We Like

  • The variety in the size of the pieces in this set makes sure you will have the right pot or pan for whatever you want to cook.
  • These pots heat evenly so you don’t have to worry about part of the meal being uncooked or burned to the bottom of the pan.

What We Don’t Like

  • Unfortunately, these are not dishwasher-safe which means hand washing and taking up more time at the sink.
  • Unless you are careful, food items will stick to the pan, which means even more clean up hassle on top of a spoiled meal.

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REVIEW: Circulon Elite 8 and 10 Inch Open Deep Skillets, 2-Pack

Circulon Elite 8- and 10-Inch Open Deep SkilletsThis pair of skillets is like the perfect duet in the kitchen. At 8 and 10 inches, they are the right size to cook nearly anything you need heated and are made to do their job without any major muss or fuss.

This begins with a layer of nonstick coating and continues with the handles that will allow you to take these from the stovetop to the oven and back again. The handles are riveted to the pan and covered with silicon comfort grip handles, which make them a joy to hold. But they are also safe to put in the oven up to 400F. This means you can keep one pan warm while waiting for the other items you are cooking to finish their course or for the family to get together around the table.

Because the Circulon Elite 8 and 10 inch Open Deep Skillets have a nonstick surface, clean up of these pans asks for nothing more than a very mild dishwashing detergent and some warm water. A couple swipes with a cloth, and you’re done.

It is important to note that if you have a ceramic or glass top stove, you may not want to use these pans. The heavy anodized aluminum and your stovetops may not get along well with one another.

What We Like

  • These pans have a great nonstick surface that makes them a joy to cook with.
  • The fact that these skillets are deeper than usual makes cooking foods with oil or that may splash much easier to keep under control.
  • It heats evenly for a great meal every time.
  • Its nonstick surface is easy to clean, just wipe it off and they’re ready to go again.

What We Don’t Like

  • Because of the nonstick coating, they have to be hand washed.
  • They aren’t recommended to be used on ceramic or glass top stoves.

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Review:Waring Pro FS150 Food Slicer

Waring Pro FS150 Food SlicerIf you’ve always wanted the luxury of having deli style meats and cheeses any time you want them, you should look no further than the Waring Pro FS150 Food Slicer. In fact, this slicer goes above and beyond what you often get at the deli.

The slicing blade is adjustable from 1/32 inch to ½ inch and everything in between. That means you can cut your bread, then tighten the slicer to use on the meat and cheese that you want to put on that bread to have a sandwich that tastes like it came right from the deli.

This is a heavy-duty cutting machine. It as a 130-watt motor and 7 ½ inch serrated edge cutting blade that will make quick work of the foods that you need sliced.

Additionally, safety features were remembered when it came to this machine. You don’t have to worry about the slicer sliding around the counter when you are using it. It has suction cup feet on the bottom that will hold it in place while you work. Also, the food guard will help to keep your fingers far away from the cutting blade, to keep you safe and happy.

Features of the Waring Pro FS150 food slicer:

  • Premium coated steel and die-cast aluminum housing for durability and professional performance.
  • Suction cup feet guarantee non-slip operation.
  • You can precisely control the thickness of your slices from 1/32″ to 9/10″ by twisting the large easy to use the slice control knob.
  • The 7.5″  stainless steel blade is perfectly balanced to give you precise performance throughout continuous operation.
  • Polycarbonate food-guide.
  • Heavy-duty 130 watt motor.
  •  Stainless steel carriage surface.
  • UL/CUL approved.
  • Limited 5 year motor warranty

What We Like

  • This machine is easy to use and get used to.
  • It is lightweight and doesn’t make you dread having to move it around in the kitchen.
  • It has a very good thickness control setting.

What We Don’t Like

  • It cuts at a slower pace than what we would like. If you need to make a lot of cuts, you’re going to be there for a while.
  • It has a number of surfaces to clean and becomes a hassle to clean if you are not making large stacks of sliced meat each time you use it.

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Oxo Good Grips Splatter Screen with Folding Handle

OXO Good Grips Splatter ScreenThere’s nothing worse than cooking up a nice steak or a swag of sausages and having fat just spatter all over your kitchen. This is where a good splatter screen really comes in handy. It not only protects your kitchen but also protects you from hot fat spraying all over you.

The Oxo Good Grips Splatter Screen has been rated extremely well by consumers. This isn’t unusual for OXO. Just about all of their kitchen gadgets have received exceptional reviews.

The OXO Splatter Screen fits frypans up to 13 inches wide and is made from perforated stainless steel.

The inner raised rings ensure that it sits securely on fry pans of various sizes. The splatter screen has a raised arch which allows you to place it on a counter without the problem of the fat coming into contact with the surface.

The handle is raised so it can sit above fry pan handles and it folds inward so that the splatter screen can be stored easily.

The splatter screen is dishwasher safe so there is no need to hand wash this one.

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