Calphalon Contemporary Appetizer Dishes

calphalon-contemporary-appetizer-dishesI love these Calphalon appetizer dishes. I love them because they are so versatile and they look so damn good.

With thanksgiving coming up these will really look the part with their brushed stainless steel exterior and sleek elegant design.

These aren’t just for appetizers either. These dishes are oven safe so you can cook anything in them – baked dishes being the most obvious.

What’s Included

  • One 11in oval baker
  • Two 9in oval bakers

What We Like

  • These are dishwasher safe.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • These dishes are both oven and broiler safe.
  • These are good quality and should last you a lifetime.

What We Don’t Like

  • Nothing really. These are a beautifully looking set that anyone would be glad to own.


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Make Your Own Pizza with the Mario Batali Italian Pizza Set

mario-batali-italian-pizza-setThere’s nothing like making your own pizza at home. For one thing, you know exactly what goes into it making it a healthy alternative to store bought pizza. You also get to make your pizza as unique as you like.

Copco in association with Mario Batali have developed the ultimate in pizza set with everything you need to make the best pizzas in your own home.

This set is also exclusive to so you probably won’t find this anywhere else.

What’s Included

  • Soft grip pizza wheel
  • Flexible turner
  • Plastic counter scraper
  • Measuring prep bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mozzarella slicer
  • Pizza pan
  • Garlic slicer
  • Pizza peel
  • Work mat

The pizza pan is made of cast iron and coated on the outer surface with an orange porcelain enamel. The cooking surface itself is coated with a matte enamel which makes for a crispier pizza crust and it also means that you don’t have to season it.

The pan also looks good enough to take straight from the oven to the table and can be purchased separately if you don’t need the added extras.

I like the work mat that comes with this pizza set which is made using a non-stick silicone surface. This is what you use to roll out the pizza dough. Printed on the mat are two different pizza dough recipes from Mario himself plus conversion measurement tables.

The pizza wheel is made from polycarbonate to ensure that it is safe for nonstick pans.

This is a neat pizza set and you couldn’t help but have fun making pizza with it.


This set is available exclusively to

Emile Henry Provencale Lasagna Dish

emile-henry-provencale-lasagne-dishThe 13 inch Emile Henry dish is deep enough to take up to 6 layers of meat and lasagna sheets.

As always the Emile Henry lasagna dishes are hand made from Burgundy clay which is a pure form of clay that does not contain any lead or cadmium.  So you can be rest assured that your food will not interact the dish.

This dish is such a handy size that you can also use it successfully to make enchiladas, macaroni cheese, moussaka and any other family sized meal.

The lasagna dish has thick walls which means that food is less likely to burn and the large side handles make the dish easy to handle when you are getting it out of the oven.

You can use the Emile Henry lasagna dish in the microwave and it can also go in the freezer. And another great feature of the Emile Henry lasagne dish is that it is easy to clean and it’s dishwasher safe.

The Emile Henry lasagne dish is available in various sizes and colors so there is bound to be a dish to suit your needs.



Kitchen Art Pro Select-A-Spice Carousel

kitchen-art-pro-select-a-spice-carouselI purchased this carousel and believe me I am absolutely delighted with it.

I like to have my spices handy and this caddy sits neatly on my countertop. The Kitchen Art Select a Spice carousel spins easily so there is no trouble finding exactly what I want quickly.

There are 12 spice containers that have a dial on the bottom which will dispense 1/4 of a teaspoon with each click. Just place your measuring spoon under the dial and click.

Unless I am making something that requires fairly exact measurements, I am one of those haphazard cooks that isn’t too fussed on exact measurments in daily cooking, so I just hold the container over the pot and add spices at will.  So it is handy that each of the containers has snap open tops  with a wide opening on one side for pouring and a small opening on the other for shaking

There are 55 labels of the most commonly used spices included and you just stick the adhesive label to the front of the container. Plus there is a see through window so you can also see the level of spice left in the container.

The Select A Spice Carousel can be mounted under a cabinet and there is a mounting adapter included, or you can stack two carousels together giving you space for 24 of your favorite herbs and spices.

I am definately going to buy another carousel as I find it convenient, easy to use and the satin stainless finish is very stylish. Plus I have to get the rest of those herbs and spices out of the cupboard where they get lost behind other food items.

Krups Beer Tender for Heineken or Heineken Premium Light Draught Kegs

krups-beer-tenderIt’s party time so lets make sure there is plenty of beer on tap.

Now you and your friends can enjoy a fresh Heineken draught beer right at home with the Krups Beer Tender.

Heineken and Krups have designed a draught beer system that allows you to have fresh Heineken or Heineken Premium Light on tap and maintain its freshness for up to 30 days after tapping.

The Beer Tender fits snuggly on the counter top which makes it ideal for when you are entertaining plus your beer is kept fresh and at an ideal temperature.

Now you will be known as the ‘host with the most‘ as you keep your guests glasses full of tasty Heineken beer, when you next entertain.

Keep a couple of kegs on hand in the refrigerator and one in the beer tender so that you have plenty of beer on tap.

Features of the Krups Beer Tender:

  • Maintains beer at the ideal temperature for drinking.
  • Works exclusively with a Heineken or Heineken Premium Light Draught Keg
  • The electronic cooling system is extrememly quiet
  • There are three temperature settings on the LCD control panel and a freshness indicator with a 30 day countdown
  • The silent cooling mechanism keeps the keg at a constant temperature of 41 degrees F
  • There is a patented interface between tap and machine that ensures the quality of the fresh beer via 4 draft tubes which are included in the package.

Note: Beer is not included in the package.

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