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Do you have a counter that is in need of some counter stools like I do? You're in luck, as CSN has so many styles that you're bound to find one you love!
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I was excited to be able to review some products from CSN recently, and after putting them all to good use it's time to let you in on my experience! My picks? A nonstick 2qt saucepan, a glass-bottomed cheesecake pan and a lovely 1qt au gratin dish (not pictured above).
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After placing my order I received the saucepan and cheesecake pan quickly, the stoneware a couple weeks later. The Calphalon nonstick saucepan came highly recommended and I couldn't be happier with it. The shallow design creates a larger surface area to heat and cleans up like a charm (even after making caramel!).
|Pan #1: failing the water test|
Another recommended item, the Friehling cheesecake pan has quite a few attractive features as well... handles to help maneuvering in and out of the oven and a glass bottom for elegant serving. However when I opened the box I noticed that it was not tight at the junction between the bottom and collar. Indeed, when I put some water in the pan it ran right through the edges (see above). I contacted CSN and received a replacement pan a few days later (no hassles!). This second pan seemed a better so I went ahead and gave it a shot.
So far I've made two cheesecakes. I had a small leak with the first, but nothing a cookie sheet couldn't handle. No problems with the second, and it was definitely made for a nicer serving platter! We'll see how it holds up in the next few recipes and I'll report back for a final impression.
Last but certainly not least was a Le Creuset Au Gratin dish. It was the perfect size for a lasagna for one or two! Cleanup was easy too, I can't wait to use it again! Maybe this time it will be an actual gratin ;)
A huge thank you to CSN for this opportunity!! Stay tuned for the recipes featured in this post :) Do you have any kitchen items on your gift list this holiday season??
*Disclaimer: A good portion of the cost of these goods was covered by CSN. The thoughts/reviews in this post are my own!