Stamford, CT - March 2006 Food for Thought:
Key Factors Influencing Consumer’s Cookware Purchases:
Many first-time home owners are entering the market for cookware with little or no knowledge of what to do with their purchase once they return to their own kitchens, according to a recent article in HomeWorld Business magazine that examines trends in cookware purchasing decisions. As a result, the article reports, “these younger consumers are far more likely than their parents to put a premium on speed, both in food preparation and cleanup.” In an exclusive study conducted for the publication by NPD Houseworld, 60.7% of female consumers aged 18 to 24 said it was “very important” that their next cookware purchase is dishwasher safe, the highest percentage of any age group in the survey.
What to Look for When Purchasing a Buffet Server:
Cuisinart’s new Stainless Buffet Servers are constructed of 18/10 stainless steel for both performance and durability. The servers have aluminum encapsulated bottoms for quick and even heat distribution.
The versatility of Cuisinart’s Stainless Buffet Servers allows home chefs to create recipes on the stovetop, finish them in the oven, and serve them at the table - all in the same pan. For example, a classic dish like osso bucco is easily prepared by browning the veal shanks on the stovetop, adding vegetables, herbs, spices and broth, and then slowly cooking the dish for the remainder of the time in the oven. With just a garnish of chopped parsley and freshly grated lemon zest, the dish can be served at the table and is ready to eat.
The servers are available in two sizes – the 13 ½ inch oval covered au gratin pan with warming stand (model no. 7BSO-34) has a 2.5 quart capacity and the 11 inch stainless round covered casserole with warming stand (model no. 7BSR-28) has a 3 quart capacity. Both pieces are ideal for serving a variety of entrees, casseroles and side dishes.
Each buffet server comes with two tea light candles that are easily inserted into the warming stand and provide enough heat to keep the food warm for hours. The buffet pans and glass lids are dishwasher safe for added convenience.
Cuisinart’s new buffet servers feature wide stainless steel handles that ensure stability when transporting them from one area in the kitchen to the next.
Just the Facts:
Suggested Retail Price: $100 for each buffet server
Warranty: Limited lifetime
Cuisinart, universally known for introducing the food processor in America, is a leader in culinary appliances, professional quality cookware and kitchen accessories. The company’s cutting edge reputation can be seen on numerous fronts, from industry-first products and design awards to sponsorships of culinary events and TV cooking shows. Cuisinart manufactures a full range of products under the tagline, “Savor the Good Life®.” These products include cookware, countertop cooking appliances, hand blenders, hand mixers and coffeemakers, as well as food processors, toasters and toaster ovens, ice cream makers and waffle makers. Cuisinart’s website is www.cuisinart.com.