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Coaster Furniture
$839.99-$1,144.99
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All in One Game Table/Bar Unit with Wine Shelves (Roulette, Blackjack and Craps). Dimensions: 53. 25 inches W x 24. 25 inches D x ...40. 25 inches H. Cherry finish . Made of wood. All in one bar unit. Three different game table setting (Roulette, Blackjack and Craps). Wine rack, glass hangers and shelves behind the unite. The table nicely converts to a wood top when not used or used to serve drinks. Great for family fun and entertainment. Fun and fashionable. Assembly Required . read more

Thomas Paul
$20.00
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THIS Thomas Paul Tea Towel is our exclusive design, rendered in hand screen printed cotton gauze fabric, this tea towel is sure to... brighten up any kitchen. read more

Coaster Furniture
$399.99
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Great for a wine aficionado, this wall unit includes storage for 30 bottles. The warm Cherry finished wine cabinet offers addition...al storage with one drawer to keep clutter hidden, one pull out trays for extra work surface when you need it, two shelves to show off wine and other bar equipment, and stemware hanging racks along the top for your wine glass collection. With clean lines and classic molding, this traditional style bar wall unit will help you complete your sophisticated entertainment room. Use one alone or bunch several together for an entire wall! Features: Wine Wall Bar Unit in warm cherry finish Includes one drawer, one pull out tray, two shelves Holds 30 wine bottles Hanging racks along the top for wine glasses Classic panels Bracket feet Smooth tops with clean edge Traditional style Specifications: Overall Dimensions: 75.5" H x 20" W x 13" D Weight: 120 lbs. read more

Le Creuset
$23.00
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Designed to protect wrists from "baker's burn" with its long sleeve, this durable mitt reaches to the forearm when worn, and featu...res an embedded magnet for easy storage on nearby appliances. read more

CuteTools!
$16.00
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That big, boxy grater in the kitchen drawer has it's place. But this little number takes grating to the next level. It's smaller..., sleeker and perfectly appropriate for the serving table. Grate hard cheeses directly over pasta, or grate hard spices into sauces at the stove. Art For A Cause produces a unique line of beautiful, quality, hand painted tools for the home, kitchen and garden called CuteTools! Each top-quality steel product is hand painted in one of several proprietary designs to become fun and functional pieces of art. The company has engaged the community by employing individuals with special needs such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple scleroses and other cognitive challenges. The tools are sanded, primed, decoratively painted, and packaged. In addition to the social responsibility the company embraces, CuteTools arrive in attractive, unique sustainable packaging which encourages recycling and environmental responsibility. Each tool comes in a corrugated cardboard box which slides into a PVC outer sleeve to allow clear visibility of the product. Tucked inside is a package of basil seeds, filled and packed by the special needs students. The seed packets encourage consumers to utilize the cardboard as the medium for growing the seeds. Instructions for creating a "mini-greenhouse" are printed on each packet along with the company's mission statement, "A company which strives to promote an improved work ethic for the preservation of our planet and its people. Plant a seed. Make a difference." read more

Le Creuset
$33.00
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This set of three kitchen towels features one solid, one striped and on plaid towel. Made of 100% cotton, these towels are ideal f...or drying dinnerware. read more

Ritz
$5.99
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Established in 1892, the John Ritzenthaler company (Ritz) has long been synonymous with the finest quality in home textiles. Today..., the John Ritzenthaler company is a privately owned manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor of a complete line of high quality, color coordinated, fashion basic and designer bath and kitchen textiles, as well as, specialty laundry and cleaning aids. These Ritz microfiber towels are made from 100-percent polyester microfiber and are highly absorbent, streak-free and lint-free and have many multi purpose uses. Machine wash cold, with like colors and tumble dry low. Each set of two Ritz microfiber towels come with a cherry print design on a pink background and measures 25" x 16". These coordinate with Ritz graphic and striped reversible drying mats. read more

Peugeot
$85.00
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<div class="aplus"> <h5> Advantage of Freshly Ground Spices </h5> <p>There are many benefits to freshly grinding pepper, salt, her...bs and spices for cooking and seasoning. A quality mill with a specifically designed grinding mechanism will release the aromas and essential oils of that spice. Freshly ground pepper and spices have more aroma and better flavor than pre- ground. Another advantage of using freshly ground spices or minerals (salts) is the control a mill provides for determining the coarseness (size) of a grind. A high quality pepper, salt or spice mill gives you the ability to choose and change the coarseness according to taste or necessity. </p> <h5>How to Choose a Good Mill</h5> <p>When looking for a pepper, salt or spice grinder, consider the following:</p> <p><b>Grinding mechanism: </b>Choose a grinding mechanism that can withstand daily use: one that is well made and produces a consistent grind. Ideally, the grinding mechanism should be designed to handle a specific spice, as each spice has different physical characteristics that will benefit from different design features. </p> <p><b>Design and appearance: </b>Whether it's traditional or modern, manual or electric, a mill can be an indispensable tool in your kitchen and a beautiful part of table d?cor. </p> <p><b>Ease of Use: </b>A quality mill should be easy to adjust, easy to fill, and feel comfortable in the hand. </p> <h4>History of Peugeot</h4> <p>Peugeot's story starts in the 19th century when the Peugeot brothers converted the family's gristmill into a steel foundry. They began producing award winning hand tools immediately after opening and went on to produce a diverse range of exceptional quality products including small appliances, bicycles and most notably, automobiles. (Although now operating as a separate company, the Peugeot car company continues the same commitment to quality and innovation that is a Peugeot hallmark). In 1840 Peugeot created their burr style coffee grinder and adopted that design to accommodate peppercorns in 1874. The resulting pepper mechanism design is still used today in every Peugeot pepper mill. Peugeot's iconic pepper grinding mechanism design is often copied, but never equaled. Today, Peugeot offers six unique spice-specific mechanisms plus the original burr-style coffee grinder. There are no shortcuts: each mechanism is designed to get the most out of the spices they are intended for. After more than 160 years, Peugeot mills and grinders remain the benchmark of the industry and have earned their position as the mill of choice in world class kitchens.</p> <h5>It's All About the Mechanism </h5> <p>The primary difference between Peugeot and all other brands are the spice-specific mechanisms. Peugeot has 7 unique spice specific mechanisms for pepper, salt, herbs and spices, coffee, wet salt, chili peppers and nutmeg. For each spice, there is one - and only one - Peugeot grinding mechanism, each made of the ideal design and constructed from the best material available for its intended use. All Peugeot mechanisms are made in France and carry a lifetime limited warranty. </p> <div class='leftImage'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Pepper-Mechanism-Image._V400767947_.jpg' alt='Pepper Grinding Mechanism'/></div> <p>Peugeot's <b>Pepper Grinding Mechanism</b> is a two stage burr-style system. During production, the helix-shaped grooves and grinding teeth of the pepper mechanism are individually cut before the steel is case hardened to make it virtually indestructible. The mechanism is then given a proprietary treatment to provide additional protection against corrosion. During use, the helix- shaped grooves guide whole peppercorns through the mechanism to crack, then grind to a consistent size by a double row of teeth. This process releases the pepper's essential oils, resulting in more flavor and aroma for your dish. This patented mechanism is found on every Peugeot Pepper mill and is widely considered the best pepper mechanism available </p><div class="break"> </div> <div class='leftImage'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Salt-Mechanism-Image._V400767966_.jpg' alt='Salt-Mechanism'/> </div> <p>Peugeot's <b>Salt Crushing Mechanism</b> features two ribbed plates which work to fracture and crush coarse, dry sea salt to a consistent size. The salt grinding mechanism is made of corrosion resistant Stainless Steel, and is found on every Peugeot Salt Mill. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class='leftImage'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Select-Logo._V400767690_.jpg' alt='Uselect logo'/> </div> <h5>A Peugeot Innovation</h5> <p>u'Select is Peugeot's patented grind control system for electric and manual grinders. Beyond personal preferences, different stages of the preparation / cooking process and different dishes often call for seasonings of varying sizes. Peugeot now offers the ability to quickly, easily and accurately adjust the grind settings with its patented u'Select system.</p><div class="break"> </div> <p> From coarsely ground pepper or salt to very fine, u'Select offers:</p> <p>-6 pre-defined levels of grind for pepper, or any point in between.</p> <p>-6 pre-defined levels of grind for salt, or any point in between.</p> <p><u>Simplicity:</u> just turn the ring at the base of the mill and select your grind size. The further you turn the ring, the finer or coarser the grind, depending on the direction turned.</p> <p><u>Precision:</u> no risk that the grind will change during use. </p> <p><u>The right grind:</u> You are assured that with each setting, the grind will be consistent, time after time. </p> <div class='leftImage'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Select-Grind-icon._V400767684_.jpg' alt='Uselect logo'/> </div> <h5>Fine or coarse grind-is it just a question of taste?</h5> <p>Actually it depends on personal taste and the dish being prepared. While personal taste plays a role, some dishes call for coarse salt or pepper, whereas others require either or both to be finely ground. A finer grind will be used for a delicate sauce or mixed raw vegetables and a coarse grind for grilling a steak or when making heartier meats and dishes. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h5>Anatomy of u'Select Mills</h5> <p>These mills feature the innovative u'Select system. u'Select mills have the same renowned grinding mechanisms, beauty and functionality as classic Peugeot mills with an additional feature of easy grind selection. When you want to adjust the grind of your salt/pepper to more coarse or fine, you simply turn the u'Select ring at the base of the mill. You can select one of six pre-marked positions, or any point in between, for infinite possibilities. Your selection will not move or change until you want it to. </p> <div class='leftImage'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Select-Manual-Mill._V400767684_.jpg' alt='uselect Manual-Mill'/> <div class='imageCaption'><b>Manual Mills</b></br>For best grinding results:</br> hold the mill body steady </br>and turn mill top in a </br>clockwise direction only</div> </div> <div class='rightImage' style='width: 200px;'> <img src='http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/PEUG9/Select-Electric-Elis-Mill._V400767690_.jpg' alt='Select-Electric-Mill'/> <div class='imageCaption'><b>Electric Mills</b> </br>Press the Power switch to grind pepper or salt. Light will illuminate underneath mill when power switch is pressed. u'Select Ring:The narrower the wedge, the finer the grind. </div> </div> <h5>Which pepper and which salt can be used in Peugeot Mills?</h5> <p>Pepper: </p> <p>To get the best results, we recommend you to use only dry, hard, whole peppercorns that are 5 mm (1/4") or less in diameter. Black, white and dry green peppercorns can be ground in Peugeot pepper mills. Pink peppercorns can be ground only if in a blend (max 15% pink) with one of these other peppercorns. Dried coriander seeds are also suitable for the pepper mechanism. </p> <p>Salt: </p> <p>To get the best out of your Peugeot salt grinding mechanism, you should use: dry salt, ideally with a diameter of 4 mm (0.16") such as coarse sea salt or rock salt (salt mined from an underground salt seam). Do not use your Peugeot salt mill for grinding pepper or any other spice, or damp sea salt (also known as grey salt, Guerande, Re, etc.) The moisture content is so high in damp salt that it will corrode the mill. Use a Peugeot Wet Salt mill with a mechanism specifically designed for damp salt. Its shape and materials have been designed to resist salt corrosion. </p> <div class="break"> </div> </div> read more

Peugeot
$60.00
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Nature brings its own unique touch, fresh from Scandinavia, to both the kitchen and the dining table. Wood is the key. Precious ch...erry wood and walnut set the tone for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The minimalist design aesthetic appeals to the senses and the lines are simple and pure. Experience their unusual veined grain and the natural warmth of wood close up. read more

Jessie Steele
$31.95
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Heirloom quality Designer Hostess Apron. Constructed from fine cotton with a non-toxic EVA coating that makes this apron water and... stain-proof, making clean-up a snap. Ties at waist and adjustable at the neck. Bright and beautiful cherry pattern with two adorable front pockets make this apron the perfect compliment to any cook's kitchen. read more

Jessie Steele
$39.00
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Heirloom quality Designer Hostess Apron constructed from a fine Cotton. Ties at neck and waist for easy adjusting. Contrast Bias-t...rimmed at edges. Two round-edged waist pockets with removable grosgrain bows gives this apron a dressed-up feel that makes it appropriate for not just cooking, but for any occasion! read more

Peugeot
$643.00
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Nature brings its own unique touch, fresh from Scandinavia, to both the kitchen and the dining table. Wood is the key. Precious ch...erry wood and walnut set the tone for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The minimalist design aesthetic appeals to the senses and the lines are simple and pure. Experience their unusual veined grain and the natural warmth of wood close up. read more

Cuisinart
$75.00
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The Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor, the most useful food prep tool, just got better. Featuring a 3-cup bowl with a conven...ient handle, an auto-reversing Smart Power Blade feature and a chop/grind touchpad control that lets you chop or grind ingredients instantly at the touch of a button. read more

Frieling
$38.95
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Cilio is a fine German brand headquartered in the famous steel town of Solingen and is well know for its high quality products. C...ilio's motto is "lifestyle at home". Cilio Milano Pepper Mill features s highly sophisticated stainless steel grinder that consistently brings out the best flavor and texture. Exceptionally sharp and reliable. Always the correct setting: on the bottom of the mill, simply turn the dial towards the designed setting - from very fine (1) to very Coarse (2). No need to readjust. read more

Le Creuset
$230.00
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Whether you?re cooking for your family or for guests, the Le Creuset 1.5 qt. Signature Iron Handle Precision Pour Saucepan - Cherr...y will help you create delicious and savory sauces. Made from strong and durable cast iron, this saucepan features a bright, long lasting external enamel that resists chipping and cracking and an advanced interior enamel which resists wear. Designed with a rounded base which helps ingredients blend easily while you?re cooking, this saucepan also features the superior heat distribution and retention of Le Creuset enameled cast iron. Its opposite knob withstands temperatures up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit while the extended helper handle provides added control when transferring the pan. Its secure lid with stabilizers prevents the lid from rocking and sliding to help prevent spills and burns. Safe for gas, electric, ceramic, halogen, and induction stovetops, this pan is also dishwasher safe for easy clean-up. Additional Features Even heat distribution and superior heat retention Exterior resists chipping and cracking Rounded base helps ingredients blend easily Contoured main handle Extended helper handle Handle provides added control when transferring Secure lid with stabilizers Stabilizers prevent rocking and sliding Larger composite knob safe up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit Safe for gas, electric, and ceramic stovetops Also safe on halogen and induction stovetops Dishwasher safe Limited lifetime warranty About Le Creuset of America Inc. From its cast iron cookware to its teakettles and mugs, Le Creuset is a global standard of inimitable color and quality. Founded in 1925 in the northern French town of Fresnoy-Le-Grand, Le Creuset still produces enameled cast iron in its original foundry. Its signature color, Flame, was modeled after the intense orange hue of molten cast iron within a cauldron (or creuset in French), and has been a Le Creuset bestseller from the company's first year to the present day. read more

Le Creuset
$55.00
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The perfect pan for brownies, cornbread, roasted vegetables and more. Made of high-fired, nonporous stoneware for superior durabil...ity. <br><br>The mainstay of French chefs for nearly a century, Le Creuset cookware features bold and bright colors in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any culinary need. Each cookware piece is skillfully finished by hand. Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended. Imported. 1 1/2-quart capacity. 2 lbs. 9"L x 9"W x 2"D. <br><br><b>Product Features</b><br>? Stoneware is fired at 2156 F giving it unmatched strength and durability<br>? Enameled surface is non-porous and resists chips, cracks and scratches<br>? Easy-clean porcelain enamel surface is impermeable to odors and stains<br>? All-in-one pan beautifully cooks and serves food, then goes back to freezer or fridge for storage of leftovers<br>? Versatile for oven and broiler<br>? Foods will not react with the enameled finish<br>? Superior conduction of heat promotes faster cooking times<br>? Even distribution and retention of heat ensures bakeware stays hot longer<br>? Sure-grip handles allow for easy lifting and handling<br>? Bright color choices coordinate with virtually any home décor read more

Denby
$140.00
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Get a firm grip on all your cooking endeavors with the Denby Cherry 10 in. Cast Iron Skillet. This piece of cookware is handcrafte...d from molten cast iron for a durable body that can be used for all your favorite recipes. Prized for it's versatility, this cast iron skillet features a long handle and extra grip, and is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. Finished in a cheerful cherry glaze. About Denby Denby has its roots in England, where skilled craftsman have been making pottery using traditional methods for over 200 years. Though the time and styles have changed, Denby has kept pace, and today continues to make high-quality, beautiful, and timeless dinnerware. From its humble roots, Denby has spread all over the world, and is a top choice for brides and families looking to spruce up their dining sets. Even better, all of Denby's products are made for the modern kitchen, and are dishwasher-, oven-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Handcrafted from molten cast iron. Skillet is microwave-, oven-, dishwasher- & freezer-safe. Scratch-resistant enamel finish in cherry red. Classic design with extra hand grip. Skillet measures 10 diam. in.. read more

Le Creuset
$44.84
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The Le Creuset Set of 2 condiment dish set is perfect for serving ketchup, mustard, relish, etc. right to the dinner table. Comes ...with two spoons. read more

Woodard & Charles
$42.50
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Since 1975 Woodard & Charles has been a leading importer of responsibly produced and environmentally sound salad bowls, a wide col...lection of casual entertaining items and our popular Mesh Food Domes . Our products are exclusively from Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. Our varied collection of items crafted from Acacia wood, Rubberwood, Abaca and Stoneware are perfect for any indoor outdoor party or just for your own dining pleasure. read more

Natural Home Products
$6.99
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It's easier than ever to live the lifestyle you read about in Natural Home with our new line of products that blends sophisticatio...n with sustainability. Designed for homeowners with respect for both craftsmanship and the environment, our responsibly manufactured Natural Home products are the perfect complement to any home. Using eco-friendly products isn't just about feeling better about the environment. It's also about creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. All products in the Natural Home line are manufactured to the exact standards we expect and present to you issue after issue, so you can use them with confidence. Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. It's also one of nature's most sustainable resources, reaching maturity in just four years-without pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. read more

Natural Home Products
$6.02-$8.12
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It's easier than ever to live the lifestyle you read about in Natural Home with our new line of products that blends sophisticatio...n with sustainability. Designed for homeowners with respect for both craftsmanship and the environment, our responsibly manufactured Natural Home products are the perfect complement to any home. Using eco-friendly products isn't just about feeling better about the environment. It's also about creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. All products in the Natural Home line are manufactured to the exact standards we expect and present to you issue after issue, so you can use them with confidence. Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. It's also one of nature's most sustainable resources, reaching maturity in just four years-without pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. read more

Le Creuset
$20.00
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The Le Creuset Revolution utensil range represents the next generation of functional innovations in the kitchen, with all-new adva...nces for superior comfort and control. Developed with chefs and culinary enthusiasts in mind, each utensil features a task-defined blade made from premium silicone, as well as a carefully crafted wood handle engineered to improve grip for a variety of kitchen tasks. (U.S. Patent No. D606,806; U.S. Patent No. D628,448; other patents pending). The left-handed sauté spoon features a blade specifically designed for lifting, stirring and moving ingredients while sautéing. read more

Crosby & Taylor
$54.00
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Founded in 1986, Crosby & Taylor has been in the business of handcrafted, artisan products for 27 years. What began as a small, lo...cal pewter forge called Tin Woodsman has grown into a company that offers a broad range of handmade, heirloom quality kitchen and home goods. Made in our small studio by a team of skilled and committed artisans, Crosby & Taylor's pewter ingots are specially formulated in Rhode Island and hand cast in Eugene, Oregon. All Crosby & Taylor pewter is lead-free and food-safe and is easily cared for by hand-washing, or pewter polish and a soft cloth. Made with heirloom beauty and durability in mind, Crosby & Taylor stands behind their products for a lifetime of love and use and even offers spa treatments to revive your favorite measuring cups and spoons and has a measuring spoon and cup replacement and repair program to make sure your set stays whole. read more

Le Creuset
$160.00
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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B000ORN5T2 --> <!-- Created by: Todd Densley --> <!-- Email: tdensley@comcast.net --> <!-...- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Square Skillet Grill, Caribbean</h4> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Flame Skillet Grill" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBI7/grill-skillet-sq-02-food.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Cherry Skillet Grill" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBI7/grill-skillet-sq-67.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <h5>From savory vegetables to mouthwatering steak, chicken and shrimp, the square Skillet Grill gives all the delicious flavor of an outdoor grill, then presents foods beautifully at the table. High ridges allow excess fat and grease to drain, and spouts on two sides allow for drip-free pours.</h5> <ul><li>Ribbed cooking surface drains away excess fat</li><li>Le Creuset's durable black enamel finish (no seasoning required)</li><li>Even heat distribution and superior heat retention </li><li>Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel that resists chipping and cracking</li><li>A strong iron handle provides a steady grip during use and transfer</li></ul> <p>Each piece from our extensive range of high-quality enameled cast iron cookware is designed for ease and versatility of use, fitting in with all styles of cooking, all types of cooking appliances and any style of kitchen or dining decor. Please read this section before using your cookware for the first time. The information it contains will help you achieve the best possible cooking results.</p> <p>Enameled cast iron is a remarkable and robust material that performs well with modern requirements for food preparation and cooking. Whether you choose to stir-fry, slow-cook a casserole, sear a steak or bake a cake, there is a shape that is suitable. Cast iron performs well for either slow cooking or high-temperature searing.</p> <p>Cast iron can be used reliably on any heat source, including induction, and with any oven or grill. It has the ability to retain heat efficiently, which allows for use of lower heat settings in stovetop and oven cooking. On the table, a hot covered dish will keep food hot for second servings.</p> <p>Cast iron can also be used to keep foods cold. A chilled dish becomes an ideal cold food server on a hot summer day. It can also be placed in the freezer for food storage or advanced food preparation.</p> <p>The vitreous enamel surface is impermeable and therefore ideal for raw or cooked food storage, and for marinating with acidic ingredients such as wine.</p> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Fennel Skillet Grill with Panini Press" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBI7/grilledhalibut2.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="Flame Skillet Grill with Panini Press" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBI7/paniniwithmozz2.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="centerImage"><img alt="Cherry Skillet Grill with Panini Press" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBI7/LC-panini-sand2.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <h5>Cooking tips for grilling:</h5> <p>Grills may be preheated to reach a hot surface temperature for searing and caramelization. This advice does not apply to any other products. For correct grilling and searing, it is important that the cooking surface is sufficiently hot before cooking begins. Sear lines from ribbed grills will not be produced if the pan surface is too cool, or if the food is too wet. Place the empty pan on medium heat and allow it to heat for several minutes. Do not add oil to the cold pan -- the oil may become too hot and smoke.</p> <p>Take a few drops of water on your fingers and scatter over the hot surface. If they sizzle and evaporate almost immediately it is hot and ready for use. If the water produces steam and has no sizzle, heat the pan a little longer and repeat the water test again. When the surface is hot enough, lightly oil it with cooking spray or brush it with oil using a Le Creuset silicone basting brush. Vegetable, ground nut or corn oils are recommended. Olive oil may cause excessive smoking.</p> <p>Once a patina covers the cooking surface very little oil will be necessary. For distinct sear lines, leave the food undisturbed on the surface for several minutes. If the food is moved too quickly the lines will be poor, and steam from the food may be released onto the surface.</p> <p>Any food for grilling or searing must be quite dry before it is placed on the hot surface. Wet foods will not achieve good sear lines and may result in a steamed appearance and flavor. Use paper towels to pat off excess moisture from foods. Oil can then be brushed over the food if desired. Foods that have been marinated should also have excess moisture removed with paper towels.</p> </div> read more

Anchor Hocking
$26.99
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4 (Four) 1-Quart Mixing Bowls with 4 (Four) Red Plastic Lids-all the same size. Convenient shape is easy t o handle. Soda Lime Gla...ss Made in the USA. Lids are made in China. Glass is dishwasher safe. Lids are top-shelf dishwasher safe. read more

Swissmar
$90.00
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Cheese fondue is a traditional Swiss dish, fun to serve and enjoyable to eat. This traditional style cast iron cheese fondue set i...ncludes a red cast iron fondue pot, a black wrought iron warming stand, six cheese fondue forks and a dual function burner. The pot is enamelled inside and provides even heat distribution. It can be used on all heat sources and is easy to clean. 8.25 inches w. x 7 inches h. Capacity - 2 Qts. read more

Le Creuset
$140.00
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Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset is proud to present the Signature collection as the next evolut...ion of its enameled cast-iron cookware. Signature seamlessly blends Le Creusets classic form and feel with the latest ergonomic and functional innovations. read more

John Boos
$135.64
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<div class="aplus" > <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B001NG8S...4A.jpg" width="300" height="150" /> </div> <h4>John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board</h4> <h5>20 by 15 by 1.5 inches</h5> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this reversible cherry wood cutting board measures 20 by 15 by 1.5 inches (LxWxH). The board offers a smooth surface with edge grain construction and is equipped with integrated hand grips for easy handling. </p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

Crosby & Taylor
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Founded in 1986, Crosby & Taylor has been in the business of handcrafted, artisan products for 27 years. What began as a small, lo...cal pewter forge called Tin Woodsman has grown into a company that offers a broad range of handmade, heirloom quality kitchen and home goods. Made in our small studio by a team of skilled and committed artisans, Crosby & Taylor's pewter ingots are specially formulated in Rhode Island and hand cast in Eugene, Oregon. All Crosby & Taylor pewter is lead-free and food-safe and is easily cared for by hand-washing, or pewter polish and a soft cloth. Made with heirloom beauty and durability in mind, Crosby & Taylor stands behind their products for a lifetime of love and use and even offers spa treatments to revive your favorite measuring cups and spoons and has a measuring spoon and cup replacement and repair program to make sure your set stays whole. read more

Le Creuset
$20.00
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This special combination package features a dozen nonstick silicone baking cups for quick and easy baking with no greasing or flou...ring required, and includes a sturdy silicone spreader for frosting and decorating. read more

Le Creuset
$48.00
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<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B00004SBK0 --> <!-- Created by: Todd Densley --> <!-- Email: tdensley@lecreuset.com --> <...!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Le Creuset Bakeware: Le Creuset Stoneware Set of 4 Stackable Ramekins, 7-Ounce, Cherry</h4> <h5>From indulgent desserts and hearty casseroles to freshly baked breads and more, Le Creuset's assortment of quality bakeware ensures perfect results from the oven every time.</h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Potato Au Gratin" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/potato_gratin_full.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <p>Le Creuset stoneware dishes are versatile, multi-purpose designs that offer all the even-heating benefits of stoneware in a variety of shapes and capacities to fit nearly any baking, roasting or broiling recipe. Each dish features grooved handles for a sure grip, plus Le Creuset's glazed interior that protects against utensil damage, staining and odor absorption ? making each dependable piece of stoneware easy to use and easy to count on.</p> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="Veggie Au Gratin" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/veggieaugratin.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <ul><li>High-quality exterior enamel protects against metal marks and other damage</li><li>Hard-wearing, impermeable finish fired at temperatures as high as 2192 degrees F is safe for cutting on with knives</li><li>Unmatched thermal resistance from -65 degrees F to 500 degrees F ? safe for the freezer, microwave, oven, broiler and dishwasher</li><li>Less than 1% porosity, blocking moisture absorption which can lead to cracking, crazing and rippling along the interior</li><li>Unique clay mixture that creates a very dense material when fired, maintaining even temperatures and preventing scorching</li><li>Resistant to staining and flavor/odor absorption</li><li>A perfectly color-matched palette of bold, consistent tones for easy mixing and matching with other Le Creuset products</li></ul> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Stuffing" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/stuffing.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="centerImage"><img alt="Brie Dip" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/brie_dip.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="Artichoke" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/artichoke.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <h5>Introduction</h5> <p>All items in the Le Creuset stoneware range are original designs and have been hand-crafted, making each piece unique. Due to this uniqueness, there may be slight variations from piece to piece.</p> <p>Le Creuset Stoneware is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler. The maximum oven-safe temperature is 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C.</p> <p>The enameled surface is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The enamel is completely hygienic and will not absorb odors or flavors. Le Creuset Stoneware is extremely strong and durable, and resists staining, chipping and cracking. The handles, knobs and rims have been designed for a secure, easy-to-hold grip.</p> <h5>Cleaning and Care</h5> <p>DO NOT use any Stoneware piece on the stovetop or any other direct heat source.</p> <p>OVEN: Maximum oven-safe temperature is 500 degrees F / 260 degrees C. Use oven mitts for lifting at all times.</p> <p>BROILER: When using under a broiler allow a gap of no less than 2-1/2 inches between the rim of the dish and the heat source.</p> <p>MICROWAVE: Handles may become hot during prolonged microwave use, especially if the handles are enclosed with plastic wrap. Cover just the open top of the dish, leaving the handles exposed.</p> <p>FREEZER-TO-OVEN USE: Do not place a frozen dish of food in a preheated oven. Place the frozen dish in a cold oven and set the temperature, allowing the dish and oven to heat together. Before serving always check that the center of the food is completely and uniformly hot.</p> <p>CLEANING: Before the first use, wash the dish in hot, soapy water, and rinse and dry thoroughly. For most day-to-day cleaning, cool the dish for a few minutes before washing and drying, or wash in the dishwasher, allowing the full cycle to complete. Never leave a dish fully immersed in water. For removal of stubborn residues allow the dish to cool, fill with warm, soapy water and allow it to soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Wash in the usual way using a plastic brush or scouring pad if necessary.</p> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Spice Bread" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/spicebread.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="centerImage"><img alt="Crab Dip" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/crabdip.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="Crab Dip" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B00004SBK0/creamcatalana.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption">Cream Catalana</div></div> </div> read more

Natural Home Products
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It's easier than ever to live the lifestyle you read about in Natural Home with our new line of products that blends sophisticatio...n with sustainability. Designed for homeowners with respect for both craftsmanship and the environment, our responsibly manufactured Natural Home products are the perfect complement to any home. Using eco-friendly products isn't just about feeling better about the environment. It's also about creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. All products in the Natural Home line are manufactured to the exact standards we expect and present to you issue after issue, so you can use them with confidence. Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. It's also one of nature's most sustainable resources, reaching maturity in just four years-without pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. read more

Le Creuset
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Le Creuset's cast iron Cheese Fondue is made of the ideal material for even heating and adds beauty to any dining table with its b...right enamel exterior and distinctive, user-friendly design. An extended handle makes carrying easier. Fondue as it is known today originated in the mountains of Switzerland, but the name itself is derived from the French word fondre, meaning to melt. While countless varieties exist around the world, the most widely used recipes call for beer or white wine, flour or some other starch and a mix of hard and semi-hard cheeses. Meat fondues of simmering broth or hot oil are also popular, as well as chocolate or caramel fondues with fruit or pastries for dessert. read more

Natural Home Products
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It's easier than ever to live the lifestyle you read about in Natural Home with our new line of products that blends sophisticatio...n with sustainability. Designed for homeowners with respect for both craftsmanship and the environment, our responsibly manufactured Natural Home products are the perfect complement to any home. Using eco-friendly products isn't just about feeling better about the environment. It's also about creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. All products in the Natural Home line are manufactured to the exact standards we expect and present to you issue after issue, so you can use them with confidence. Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. It's also one of nature's most sustainable resources, reaching maturity in just four years-without pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. read more

John Boos
$242.79
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<div class="aplus" > <h4>John Boos End Grain Cherry Chopping Block</h4> <h5>14 by 14 by 3 inches</h5> <div class="rightImage"> <i...mg src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B001CIXKLU.jpg" width="300" height="160" /> </div> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made of cherry wood with end-grain construction for durability, this square-shaped, US made cutting board measures 14 by 14 by 3 inches. The board works well for a variety of food-prep tasks including chopping meat, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables, or mincing fresh herbs.</p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

Le Creuset
$145.00
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Designed to function efficiently on a full range of heat sources, enamel on steel stockpots are not only resistant to wear and dam...age, but also versatile enough for any type of stovetop, old or new. Their high-profile design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor during cooking. Le Creuset enamel on steel stockpots are finished in the same bold palette of signature colors as Le Creuset enameled cast iron, making them perfectly stylish complements to any combination of cookware. read more

Le Creuset
$610.00
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Build an impressive collection of enameled cast iron quickly and easily with the 5 piece Signature set, which includes the 3.5qt S...ignature round French oven with lid, 1.75qt Signature Saucepan with lid and 9" Signature iron handle skillet. read more

Coaster Furniture
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Cherry finish traditional bar unit with an antique finish brass footrest, sink, wine shelves, doors and drawers.

Le Creuset
$39.95
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With classic scalloped edging, the pie dish is ideal for forming a deliciously flaky crust on pies, tarts and quiche. Stoneware co...nstruction offers superior performance to materials like aluminum, providing steady and even heat for a perfect crust every time. For a special finishing touch, serve pie warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. read more

Anchor Hocking
$37.69
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3 Each of a 3-Quart Glass Baker with a Cherry Red TrueFit lid. The TrueFit lid is pliable and easy to use. Perfect for storing lef...tovers without removal from the baking dish. Tight fit, not air-tight. Glass is made in the USA and is dishwasher safe. read more

John Boos
$242.79
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<div class="aplus" > <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B007DXLD...H6.jpg" width="300" height="150" /> </div> <h4>John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board</h4> <h5>20 by 15 by 2.25 inches</h5> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this reversible cherry wood cutting board measures 20 by 15 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH). The board offers a smooth and durable work surface with edge grain construction. The board ends are equipped with integrated hand grips for easy handling.</p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

John Boos
$242.79
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B002B9MD...2Q.jpg" width="300" height="124" /> </div> <h4>John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board</h4> <h5>24 by 18 by 2.25 inches</h5> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US of cherry wood with edge grain construction, this reversible cutting board measures 24 by 18 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH). The board features integrated hand grips for easy transport from countertop to stove. The board is finished with Boos Cream with beeswax. </p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

Natural Home Products
$19.70
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It's easier than ever to live the lifestyle you read about in Natural Home with our new line of products that blends sophisticatio...n with sustainability. Designed for homeowners with respect for both craftsmanship and the environment, our responsibly manufactured Natural Home products are the perfect complement to any home. Using eco-friendly products isn't just about feeling better about the environment. It's also about creating a healthy lifestyle for your family. All products in the Natural Home line are manufactured to the exact standards we expect and present to you issue after issue, so you can use them with confidence. Tough, durable and lightweight, bamboo is a natural in the kitchen. It's also one of nature's most sustainable resources, reaching maturity in just four years-without pesticides or chemicals. Bamboo's density makes it naturally water-resistant, which inhibits germs and bacteria. read more

John Boos
$185.64
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B001NG6Q...LW.jpg" width="300" height="121" /> </div> <h4>John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board</h4> <h5>24 by 18 by 1.5 inches</h5> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, this reversible cherry wood cutting board with edge grain construction and a natural oil finish, measures 24 by 18 by 1.5 inches (LxWxH). The board includes integrated hand grips for easy transport from counter to stovetop. </p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

John Boos
$157.07
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplus/johnboos/B005H1UO...08.jpg" width="300" height="139" /> </div> <h4>John Boos Reversible Cherry Cutting Board</h4> <h5>18 by 12 by 2.25 inches</h5> <p>Add a handsome yet highly functional tool to your kitchen arsenal with this wooden cutting board from John Boos. Made in the US, the reversible cherry wood cutting board features quality end grain construction and measures 18 by 12 by 2.25 inches (LxWxH). Integrated hand grips are included for easy transport from counter to stove or table top.</p> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-factory_t.jpg" width="300" height="214" /> <div class="imageCaption">John Boos & Company circa 1900.</div></div> <h4>The History of John Boos & Co</h4> <p>In business since 1887, John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in South Central Illinois. Founder, Conrad Boos Sr. named the business after his son, John and for years, worked out of a blacksmith shop in Effingham. The blacksmith used a Sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the hammer. In 1890, a local butcher realized the block could be used for cutting meat, and had one made. The word spread to surrounding small towns and cities and by 1911, John Boos was shipping from coast to coast.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:234px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-Illinois_t.jpg" width="234" height="300" /></div> <p>In 1956, John Boos began to sell some of their products for home use. Today, John Boos cutting boards are found in hotels and restaurant kitchens, culinary schools, and on televised cooking shows. The old craftsmen work ethic is still around at John Boos, with a few changes.Premium Hard Rock Maple lumber from the surrounding Mid-West and Northern States is used in place of Sycamore lumber. And John Boos automation has replaced much of the older equipment with the exception of the 1942 block press which is very much in use today.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. utilizes 100% of their raw material to benefit the manufacturing processes. The smallest lumber scraps are transformed into sawdust and used to generate electricity and create steam to fuel the boilers.</p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-AG_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" /> </div><h5>The Early Years</h5> <p>In 1892 the Boos family sold interest in the company to the Gravenhorst family. In 1895 the building burned and was rebuilt. In 1899 they moved to the present site of 315 South First Street for more space. </p> <p>In 1920, they added extra buildings and kilns.. By the 1940s, butcher blocks were found in every restaurant, food store and butcher shop in America.</p> <h5>Last Half of the Century</h5> <p>Following WWII, the company added a dry kiln, increased its office space, and added manufacturing space. The shipping docks were enlarged while warehousing space and new products were added.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B00063QBM2-longblock_t.jpg" width="350" height="202" /> </div> <p>The company continued expanding through the 60s and '70s with the growth of its metal table market with synthetic tops, stainless-steel tops, or maple tops. Even though the government was tough on wood products through the 1970s and '80s, the company continued to grow with its new line of BDL store fixtures, park benches, and other butcher block furniture.</p> <h5>Current Products & Markets</h5> <p>The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry.</p> <p>John Boos & Co. Cucina butcher blocks and cutting boards are used by celebrity chefs throughout the USA, including Charlie Trotter, Ming Tsai, Paul Kahan, Susan Spicer, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feninger. In addition, chef?s featured on "The Food Network", such as Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, prepare meals every day on John Boos cutting boards. In 1994, we were we were 1 of 22 companies awarded the Gold Medal for Excellence in Foodservice Equipment by the Chefs of America at a ceremony conducted at Carnegie Hall in NYC.</p> <h4>John Boos & Company Today</h4> <p>The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 square feet in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 square feet in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI. The company?s four dry kilns dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing are shipped from the Great Lakes, while the stainless steel comes from warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.</p> </div><div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Care and Maintenance</h4> <h5>Keeping Your Board Sanitized</h5> <p>Wash your John Boos cutting board with hot soapy water after each use and dry it with a clean towel or let it air dry. For further sanitation, the board can be rinsed with a vinegar or chlorine bleach solution. (1 teaspoon bleach to one quart of water/5-to-1 ratio of vinegar to water) Do not soak the board in water--this will damage the wood. Wood cutting boards are NOT dishwasher-safe.</p> <h5>Maintaining Your Board</h5> <p>Oil your cutting board on all surfaces every 3-4 weeks. The Boos block cream finish with beeswax (included with the board) will protect and prolong the board?s life. We recommend using John Boos Mystery Oil and/or Boos Block Cream with Beeswax.</p> <h5>Research: Plastic vs. Wooden Cutting Boards</h5> <p>Led by Dean O. Cliver, Ph.D, a research team compared plastic and wooden cutting boards to find out how to best disinfect wooden cutting boards from bacteria. They found that disease bacteria were not recoverable from both new and older knife-scarred wooden surfaces in a short time after they were applied, unless very large numbers were used. They found that while new plastic surfaces allowed the bacteria to persist, they were easily cleaned and disinfected. However, they found that older, knife-scarred plastic surfaces were impossible to clean and disinfect manually, especially when food residues such as chicken fat were present. Further, they found that if a sharp knife is used to cut into the work surfaces after used plastic or wood has been contaminated with bacteria and cleaned manually, more bacteria are recovered from the plastic surface than from the wood surface.</p> <p>The research team has no commercial relationships to John Boos or any other company making cutting boards. They believe, on the basis of their published and to-be-published research that food can be prepared safely on wooden cutting surfaces and that plastic cutting surfaces present some disadvantages. In conclusion, they believe their research shows evidence that wooden cutting boards are not a hazard to human health, but plastic cutting boards may be.</p> </div></div> read more

Le Creuset
$64.00
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Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Cocotte Fondue Set includes 8oz. Mini round cocotte, base, tea light candle and 2 fondue forks.

Swissmar
$50.00
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Cheese fondue is a traditional Swiss dish, fun to serve and enjoyable to eat. The pot is enameled inside and provides even heat d...istribution. It can be used on all heat sources and is easy to clean. 8.25 inches w. x 7 inches h. Capacity - 2 Qts. read more

Le Creuset
$13.00
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Le Creusets range of durable, functional silicone spatulas makes a variety of kitchen tasks easy and manageable. From stovetop coo...king to blending ingredients to cleanly scraping both flat and curved surfaces, this complete assortment of sizes ensures there's always the right tool for the job. read more

Le Creuset
$130.00
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <!-- A+DIY for ASIN: B000NWBVKI --> <!-- Created by: Todd Densley --> <!-- Email: tdensley@lecreuset.com --> <...!-- Coded with Kuramoto@ A+DIY Tool --> <h4>Le Creuset Enamel-on-Steel Whistling 1-4/5-Quart Teakettle, Cherry</h4> <h5>With classic and modern shapes, there's a Le Creuset kettle to fit into any kitchen design scheme. Also convenient to boil water for oatmeal or french press coffee, a Le Creuset kettle is an easy way to add a small dash of color to any kitchen.</h5> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="Cherry Kettle" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000NWBVKI/6248-sized_Page_19_Teakettle.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <h5>Features</h5> <ul><li>Single-tone whistle alerts when water has reached a rolling boil</li><li>Generous base size for greater contact with heating element so water boils quickly</li><li>Convenient quick heating with superior heat distribution</li><li>Fixed whistle can be easily flipped open for pouring</li><li>Stainless steel handle brackets for secure handling</li><li>Heat-resistant ergonomic handle for safe pouring</li><li>Kettle capacity marked on the base for quick reference</li><li>Can be used on any heat source (gas, electric, ceramic, halogen, induction)</li></ul> <h5>Heating tips </h5> <p>When filling the kettle with water, only fill water above the first layer of holes on the interior of the spout (see diagram on box for more information).</p> <p>For efficient and safe boiling, always use burner a similar in size to the base of the kettle.</p> <h5>Cleaning and care</h5> <p>Do not bang the teakettle down onto a stove's surface or work surface. Repeated banging may damage the exterior enamel.</p> <p>Do not place the kettle on the heat source without having water in the kettle. Never leave a teakettle simmering for long periods on any heat source; it may boil dry, which can result in overheating and damage to the base and enamel.</p> <p>Do not leave water standing in a kettle when it is not in use. A buildup of scale may occur and reduce efficiency.</p> <p>Before pouring from your teakettle, remove it from the burner and ensure the handle is in the upright position.</p> <p>Le Creuset proudly uses heat-resistant plastic on our handles and whistles.</p> <p>Never place in the dishwasher.To clean, simply hand-wash the kettle with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly. A gentle kettle de-scaler may be used periodically if required. </p> <div class="leftImage"><img alt="White Kettle" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000NWBVKI/LifestyleWhiteTeakettleinWindow.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> <div class="rightImage"><img alt="Black Kettle" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/aplusdiy/B000NWBVKI/LifestyleBlack_Kettle.jpg" /><div class="imageCaption"></div></div> </div> read more

Le Creuset
$215.00
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Inspired by nearly a century of culinary craftsmanship, Le Creuset is proud to present the Signature collection as the next evolut...ion of its enameled cast-iron cookware. Signature seamlessly blends Le Creusets classic form and feel with the latest ergonomic and functional innovations. read more

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