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Chef’s Classic™ Ceramic Heart Bakeware

Stamford, CT - May 2005 Food for Thought:

History of Ceramic Bakeware

Ceramic bakeware is steeped in the rich tradition of clay pottery that dates back as far as
7000 B.C. Yet the same qualities that made it popular then – durability and performance – still stand strong today. Consistency in delivering heat retention and distribution continues to be one of the most popular features of the product category.

What to Look for When Purchasing Ceramic Bakeware:

Construction:

Cuisinart’s new Chef’s Classic™ Ceramic Heart Bakeware offers consumers the benefits of commercial-quality stoneware with a whimsical touch. Each piece in the collection features a heart-shaped design with a bright red exterior and a white interior. All the items, from baking dishes to open platters, are made with a heavyweight, nonporous material that will not absorb moisture or odors so foods can maintain their natural flavor.

Versatility:

Every piece in the Chef’s Classic™ Ceramic Bakeware collection can conveniently go from the oven to the broiler and to the freezer as well. The bakeware is also microwave safe. Versatility is the cornerstone of Cuisinart’s line, allowing home chefs to enjoy the benefits of bakeware, serveware and storage from a single purchase.

“The flexibility of Cuisinart’s Ceramic Bakeware is what consumers appreciate the most,” says Mary Rodgers, Director of Marketing Communicatons for Cuisinart. “As home chefs have become more sophisticated, their repertoires have expanded with new-found culinary skills, leading them to try more complicated recipes. This means that several different cooking techniques are often required in a single recipe. Cuisinart’s ceramic bakeware is ideal for such recipes, like osso bucco which requires browning the meat on the stovetop and finishing the dish in the oven.”

Convenience:

Cuisinart’s Chef’s Classic™ Ceramic Bakeware offers oven to table convenience. In addition, the inherent nature of ceramic retains heat, so dishes stay warm even after serving. The bakeware is also dishwasher safe.

Other features:

Cuisinart’s Chef’s Classic™ Ceramic Heart Bakeware consists of five different pieces: a 2-quart baker with lid, 12-inch platter, 10-inch pie baker, 2-piece 6-ounce ramekin set, and 2-piece 9-ounce ramekin set.

Just the Facts:

Suggested Retail Price:
Prices range from $100 for the 2-quart baker with lid to $30 for the 2-piece 6-ounce ramekin set.

Availability: June 2005
Warranty: Limited lifetime

About Cuisinart:
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware, and kitchen accessories. The company, based in Stamford, Connecticut, manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, cutlery, hand blenders, hand mixers, coffeemakers, toasters and toaster ovens, as well as food processors, electric teakettles and scales. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.

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