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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ultrex 8-Piece Cutlery Set

We believe in sharing the joys of deeply discounted daily deals with as many people as possible. We erect no barriers to purchase on the grounds of race, color, creed, language, sexual orientation, national origin, personal hygiene, Cubs fandom, or other. But we must make one exception in the case of this Ultrex 8-Piece Cutlery Set: we regret that we cannot sell this item to serial killers.

Those of you who do not hear voices compelling you to murder will receive six different knives, ranging from a 3.5” paring knife to an 8” chef’s knife, all with stainless steel blades and handles. They’re ideal for use in your kitchen, not alongside some lonely highway up in the hills somewhere. Throw in a pair of kitchen shears and a knife block for safe storage, and you’ve got yourself one nifty little knife set – unless, of course, you’re a kill-crazed psychopath. If you are, please don’t order this Ultrex 8-Piece Cutlery Set.

Warranty: 90 day Woot


  • 3-1/2” paring knife
  • 4-1/2” tomato knife
  • 5-1/2” utility knife
  • 6” boning knife
  • 8” bread knife
  • 8” chef’s knife
  • Kitchen shears
  • Knife block
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

KitchenAid Blender

I was asked recently what is the secret to my baking. I am convinced that I owe it all to my KitchenAid 10-Speed Stand Mixer. Since my daughter purchased it for me 3 years ago, baking truly has never been the same! The whites are fluffier and the batter smoother – nothing compares!

It comes in a variety of colours and it is very heavy so I suggest that you keep it in a handy location where you don’t have to pick it up and move it around too much! Some of you may gawk at the price, but it really is worth the investment. They last forever and are durable enough to even mix dough.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Overpriced Cookware

Why is it that cookware is so darn expensive. I understand that there are different kinds of cookware and materials and surfaces and metals and all that other crap, but why is it that a single pan can cost hundreds of dollars. Are these pans made of gold or something? Anodized, Non-anodized, teflon, cast iron, aluminum. Too many options, too many choices, too much money. You want to know what I want, it's simple, an inexpensive pan that can cook anything. Sounds easy, right? Well apparently not, because now they have specific pans, to cook specific foods. The whole thing is getting out of hand. I enjoy cooking, but a set of pots and pans, should not cost two months salary.


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Sunday, May 27, 2007

How to set up your first kitchen

May turning into June means many things, one of which is graduation. Whether the graduate in your life is graduating from high school and will be off in the fall to start college somwhere far away from home, or graduating from college and about to embark on "real life," no doubt he or she will setting up a "first kitchen."

Heidi Swanson received a letter from a reader of her food blog, 101 Cookbooks, that asked her how to set up a first kitchen, and rather than answering it herself, Heidi opened it up to her other readers. Some of the commenters pointed to other resources, like Mark Bittman's recent NY Times article about a No-frills Kitchen, and a Consumerist post about outfitting a kitchen with a budget. Most of the 150+ commenters have good tips, ranging from a basic pot and pan, cook's knife, and even what types of spices to have in the pantry.

If you're putting together a graduation gift, kitchen stuff might be great idea.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Topnotch Kitchen Accessories

That Compliment the Chef or Home Cook in You

Believe me, owning the right kitchen accessories can make your kitchen chores seem easy and save you from wasting precious time.

Okay we all have to eat.

For some the act of creating a delicious meal is easy, for others it's not. It all depends on which school you belong too?

There are two schools of thought when is comes to cooking. There's the old school and the new school. Your kitchen experiences can be somewhat painful if you're still claiming the old school. When you graduate to a new way of thinking into the new school, cooking becomes a whole lot easier.

Cooking doesn't have to be difficult. We make it hard by not applying common sense and adapting to our environment. Here is a case in point.

The fact that you use recipes means you've learned a valuable lesson. You can now recreate that exceptional meal that you cooked for your special person. Without hearing "It doesn't taste as good as before" or "Baby something is missing". The lessoned learned was not to cook by taste. In fact you know outsmart everyone by using your ability to recreate great foods.

Having the right recipe is only one-third of the successful cooking equation. Another third of the pie requires you to equip yourself with the right tools of the trade.

Here are some top rated kitchen accessories that are guaranteed to make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Once you get equipped you'll look forward to creating delectable tasting foods for yourself, family and friends.

Kitchen Accessories You Can't Live Without

You know cast iron steel works best. But what's the skinny on other cooking materials and surfaces like stainless steal, copper, aluminum and non-stick. See for yourself, size up your pots here.

Got a dull knife? Time to pull out the old sharpening stone. Good cooks work with a variety of sharp knives. See which knives will benefit you.

Stock your kitchen cabinets with the right pan sizes for ease of baking, broiling and oven cooking. Don't know which (metal, ceramic, glass) is best for baking? Find out here!

Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen gadgets are fun and great time savers. You can become more effective in less time. Find out why, how and what works.

Kitchen Utensils
You need more than just spoons, forks, and knives. Look here for other items to incorporate to easy your preparation task.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Kitchen Knife Usage Techniques: Keep Your Fingers Intact

Alright, I’ll admit it. I have, on more than one occasion, taken off a part of my finger as I was whipping up what I was sure was going to be a fantastic meal. While finely dicing a yellow onion, I sliced the tip of my index finger in the process. The frantic race to the bathroom for disinfectant and a band-aid put a bit of a damper on the meal. I have also had unfortunate incidents with a serrated knife and a loaf of French bread, a paring knife and a potato, and one very bad time with a cheese grater.

You are probably thinking that I should be relieved of my cooking duties and kept at least 10 feet from all cutting utensils everywhere. I’d like to think that I am a strange, one time case but the real fact is that we all make unfortunate errors while working in the kitchen because we don’t use our knives properly. I found a great tutorial for the proper way to hold and use your kitchen knife sets so that you can avoid such unpleasantness as gouging your fingers.

The Cooking Enthusiast Web site provides How-To Guides and one specifically on Basic Knife Techniques. Take a look and practice. It will save you the Neosporin and embarrassment later.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Kitchen Gadgets - Zyliss Shake 'n' Go Shaker (for Protein Drinks, Smoothies, Dressings, more)

Can you tell yet that I'm a little obssessed with Zyliss products? I just love them. Zyliss makes smart products that work well and feel right in your hands while you're using them. This Shake 'n' Go shaker is a perfect example of just that.

I have this little green shaker container, and use it for whipping up quick homemade dressings (thanks to the little attachment inside that helps make blending a breeze) or to take a smoothie to go with me wherever I happen to be going.

This is a real bargain too - for under five bucks you're getting a true multi-tasker for around the kitchen. I find that the spout makes sipping easy AND the lid stays on true and tight. I've never had this little shaker leak even a drop! (At work, where we sell these - a box usually doesn't last a week. Customers have caught on to these amazing little gizmos too, and so they never last long.)

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