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Could your cookware cause health problems?

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It doesn’t get more safe, more energy-efficient or more beneficial than today’s bargain. Believe it or not, I’m talking about cookware! The summer season brings countless cookware deals to store shelves but not all of them are created equal! If you are one of the many people with Teflon cookware, this will be an eye opener:

The American Cancer Society states the following: “The major health effect linked with Teflon is the potential release of dangerous fumes from coated pans that are overheated. These fumes can cause flu-like symptoms in humans (a condition known as polymer fume fever) and can be fatal to birds.”

I went in search of some great non-stick cookware by viewer demand and quickly learned you have to be very careful what you choose.

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Please take a look at your pots and pans at home. If they are unsafe, go out and buy something that is not hazardous to your health. Our favorite deal below is certainly not the only deal in the country but a huge get.

TV’s Chef Binks just tested the deal I found and calls it: “the single best cookware set I’ve ever seen in my career at this price point.”

Due to a new focus on heat distribution, this set requires less heat, less energy and guarantees faster food cooking that will actually lower your energy bill. It also eliminates any chance of you getting sick from your cookware.

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– Environmentally-friendly, energy-saving cooking
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– Fork-proof surface
– Superb non-stick coating
– Dishwasher safe and easy to clean

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Artusi, KitchenAid make Good Food & Wine Show debut

A pleasing response.

ILVE has been a sponsor of the national Good Food and Wine Show (GFWS) for six consecutive years but for the first time, Eurolinx put the spotlight on its Artusi appliances.

“The Artusi outdoor range – barbecues, refrigerators and sinks – performs well but we want to get the name out there,” marketing manager, Daniel Bertuccio told Appliance Retailer. “We will be introducing a new wok burner later this year to complete the range that offers matching aesthetics in black. Matte black and stainless steel variants are under consideration.

“Consumers want their appliances to be stylish without compromising on performance and for their outdoor alfresco area to complement their indoor kitchen.”

Daniel Bertuccio and Tristan Peters from Eurolinx with the Artusi outdoor range

ILVE wine fridges were also on display at the stand. The Princess Cruises Theatre, where local chefs and restauranteurs performed live cooking demonstrations, was presented by ILVE.

KitchenAid also made its debut at this year’s GFWS, having historically been involved in the Cake Bake and Sweets Show.

An opportunity to showcase its iconic stand mixers, wide array of attachments and the new Bake Assist microwave oven, marketing director, Filiz Bensan said the brand wanted to connect back to the ‘foodie’ consumer and a greater variety of customers – not just bakers.

“The show provides a great format. At both the Melbourne and Sydney instalments, the response was exceptionally positive and we were pleasantly surprised,” she told Appliance Retailer.

“We are fortunate that the KitchenAid brand resonates really well with customers. Our stand attracted consumers to our attachments display, including those who already own them and those looking at their next attachment purchase. They were eager to ask questions and interact with the product, in particular the spiralizer and vegetable cutter, as they are both very unique.”

KitchenAid was also host to a Culinary Academy with hands-on cooking demonstrations presented by Sammy from My Kitchen Rules Season 2.

Shriro had its Everdure by Heston Blumenthal barbecues on display as chefs from the Fat Duck Group plated up complimentary dishes to attendees. “We received a lot of interest from consumers who had a look at the range then lined up for food cooked on the barbecues,” communications manager, Sandra Cal told Appliance Retailer. “We are really pleased with the positive feedback.”

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Utah’s Park City a feast for eyes, belly

In an old Utah mining town that has turned into a mountain resort, you would expect a healthy dose of burgers, skillets and other eat-and-get-back-out-there fare. Park City has all that. But thanks to relentless development and investment — including Vail Resorts’ 2014 acquisition of the local ski mountain — dining options run the international gamut, including tapas, sushi, nouveau American, Indian, Italian and (who would’ve guessed?) Australian cuisine, fueled by a surge in visits by skiers from Down Under.

Some of the best finds are borne of passionate local restaurateurs and inventive young chefs, most of whom come for the same reasons you do: to revel in the two world-class winter sports resorts and 400 miles of summer trails in the surrounding Wasatch Range.

If you were going to find a 100-year-old miner anywhere in Park City, it might be milling on the steps outside Riverhorse Provisions (; 435-649-0799; 221 Main St.), which still flaunts the 1904 stone-and-wood facade of the onetime miner’s favorite Imperial Hotel. Linger with that hope for a minute, then shift up to the second-floor gourmet market and cafe for a coffee — from Caffe Ibis of Logan, Utah — followed by brisket hash (with polenta bites, poached egg, spinach and crispy jalapeno), breakfast poutine (cheese curds, red onion, fried egg and sausage gravy) or the top-selling spinach tortilla wrap, filled with sausage, cheddar chipotle cream and farm-fresh scrambled eggs. Riverhorse Provisions is the brainchild of Seth Adams, executive chef and co-owner of Riverhorse on Main, a fine-dining establishment a few blocks down Park City’s historic central street.

The 50-seat dining room at the Silver Star Cafe (; 435-655-3456; 1825 Three Kings Dr.) is like a really hip grandma’s kitchen, with weathered wood paneling, farmhouse shelving, exposed beams and a guitar (that anyone can play) hanging on the wall. The patio, steps from a ski lift and mountain bikers’ Armstrong Trail, affords views that stretch 25 miles to the Uinta Mountains. Owners Jeff and Lisa Ward, who met while waiting tables at the adjacent Deer Valley resort in the 1980s, opened the Silver Star Cafe in 2010 to nurture their love of food and music. (The evening slate from Thursday through Saturday is heavy on acoustic and jazz performers.) Top lunch choices include a burger crafted from a blend of brisket, short rib and hanger steak, pizza topped with whole clams and white sauce, and a seared trout salad on a bed of romaine, roasted corn, grape tomatoes, avocado and more. For accompaniment, audition the private-label tempranillo (some proceeds help a nonprofit organization that provides art therapy for kids), a Hop Rising double IPA by Salt Lake City brewer Squatters or a single-barrel bourbon from local distiller High West.

You could probably eat light at the Farm (; 435-615-8080; 4000 Canyons Resort Dr.). That grain salad, I’m sure, is packed with locally grown finery. But here’s a better plan: Stroll past the hydroponic herb garden in the entranceway to either the refined-yet-rustic dining room (natural wood accents abound) or the patio yurt with views of the ski hill, and summon a margarita with Milagro Silver tequila and ginger-and-sage syrup. Next: a charcuterie board, featuring four varieties of salumi from Salt Lake City-based Creminelli Fine Meats, housemade red pepper relish and grilled bread. After a bowl of oxtail onion soup — from meat braised in veal stock for six hours — you’ll understand why the Farm, in Park City Canyons Village, was tagged as one of Utah’s 25 best restaurants.

Relax: You’re not done yet. Round up with German chef Manny Rozehnal’s herbed spaetzle (truffle, caramelized onions, crispy shallots and black chanterelles), a Utah-raised red trout (rutabaga, green pepper, butternut squash and kale pesto) or lamb rack (curried Israeli couscous, golden raisins, tomato braised chickpea ragout and green onion). Rozehnal emphasizes local, humanely raised, and sustainable ingredients in his dishes, all cushioned by a 200-bottle wine list and an engaging, knowledgeable staff.

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Meyer Adds Copper Luxe Cookware To Anolon Nouvelle Collection

Building on its Anolon Nouvelle line of cookware, Meyer Corp. is adding the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe cookware line to the assortment.

According to the company, Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe is crafted in heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum and features the signature characteristics of the original Nouvelle Copper collections: flared silhouettes, Unity Surface flat rivets, triple layer non-stick interiors, and a heavy pan base layered with aluminum, copper and magnetized stainless steel.

The new addition to the cookware line is offered in sable and onyx colors and is dishwasher safe, the company said. Anolon Nouvelle Copper Luxe is available in an 11-piece set or a twin set of fry pans, as well as open stock.

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Rachel H. White – Charleston Gazette

Baughan, Phyllis — 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Chapmanville.

Frye III, William “Trey” — 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Halstead, Jerry — 4 p.m., Casdorph Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Harless, Harold — 3 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Jividen, Lorene — 2 p.m., Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Leurdijk, Mary — 4:30 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Martin, Bonnie — 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Shearer, Hazel — 2 p.m., Clay First Baptist Church.

Thomas, Ernie — 11 a.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Tyree, Janice — 2 p.m., Dunbar Mountain Mission.

Wayne, Robert — 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Weddington, John — 2 p.m., 122 Golden Oaks Drive, Cross Lanes.

White, Richard — 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Wyatt, Steven — 1 p.m., Leslie Gym, Cowen.

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Sebring Historical Society hears about pottery family business

Art “Skip” Grindley


SEBRING — Art “Skip” Grindley recently spoke before an audience of the Sebring Historical Society. Members were told of the history of his family’s pottery, Grindley China and Dinnerware. He said that in 1932, Art Grindley Jr. started his artware business with $1.16 to his name in his father’s cellar making figurines. The small business grew from those humble beginnings reaching great success. Grindley Jr. needed to build a new pottery building, hired three of the best European designers and employed more than 175 employees at one time. His wares soared to popularity before 1947 when import tariffs were high and Americans refused to buy figurines from Asia.

Like many of the potteries, Grindley’s lost a lot of business when the pottery burned to the ground in 1947. Later Grindley relocated in Zanesville, working for the Shawnee Pottery. His success grew again and he continued to enjoy his career.

During the talk Art Grindley showed a stagecoach which took 38 steps including several molds to create. Another was an “Elsie” the cow creamer that was designed for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It with several other pieces were on display for members to view. Another proud piece as described by Grindley was a figurine specially designed for General Patton’s pit bull. He explained that the Sebring pottery also made “Hummels” in 1940. A proud moment in history was when the governor of 1940, John Bricker, was in town and was presented with half a dozen elephant figurines of varying size to add to his collection

Grindley and many of his relatives worked in the pottery. He has amassed quite a collection of Grindley pieces as well as his surviving relatives. Dery Zeppernick, the museum curator, jokingly said that is why they don’t have very many pieces in their displays.

He explained and described the different markings, stamps and labels that a Grindley pottery piece may carry. Color and type of piece can be an indication if it is a Grindley piece. Jaws dropped when a member said she had just sold her Indians Chief Wahoo bank (it’s really a razor blade keeper) for a sizable amount of money.

Grindley calls Zanesville his home but considers Sebring with great fondness. He returns several times a year to look for elusive pieces for his collection and to donate Sebring related items to the society. For now, he is leaving some of his collection on loan and on display at the society’s museum housed in the Stand Theatre.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is coming—here’s everything you need to know

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July is just around the corner, and while most normal people are getting excited about July 4th barbecues and pool parties and summer vacations, I’m over here eagerly awaiting Amazon Prime Day. The online retail giant’s annual Prime member-only sale comes every July, but they keep the exact dates under wraps to drum up mystery and excitement. And while we’re still awaiting the official announcement, rumors are flying about when the fourth annual event will take place.

Prime Day dates leaked by accident in the UK

It’s looking like Prime Day will come a little bit later this year, potentially falling on July 16-17. Someone at Tech Radar happened to spot a Prime Day banner on the Amazon UK site announcing the sale would run for 36 hours starting on Monday, July 16. The banner has since been taken down, but if the UK and American sites are running the sale at the same time (and why wouldn’t they?) we’re willing to bet this is the plan for the sale. Last year’s Prime Day lasted for 30 hours, and rumors abounded that this year would be a full 48-hour event, so it kind of makes sense the sale duration is right in the middle of the two (assuming the leak was true).

Tech Radar also made a pretty good point that it may have something to do with the World Cup schedule, which makes a lot of sense to me. Who would want to fight for attention when the world is fervently tooting vuvuzelas and cheering on their favorite countries? I mean, have you ever tried to navigate around a group of people watching the games? It’s like threading a needle with rope. So, holding the big sale a few days after the final match seems like a smart move.

What to expect from this year’s sales

This is only the fourth year Prime Day has taken place, so while we have a pretty good idea of what kinds of sales to expect, there’s always a chance Amazon will throw a curveball and do something new.

The one thing I can guarantee is that Amazon will have deals on pretty much all of their devices, so if you’ve wanted an Echo, a Kindle, a Fire tablet, or a Fire TV… wait until Prime Day. These discounts tend to be just a bit better than the sales Amazon runs throughout the rest of the year. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see discounts and sign-up offers for things like Audible, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Fresh, and the like, as Amazon offered special deals if you signed up during Prime Day last year too.

Beyond that, there will surely be a bunch of deals that can be ordered through Alexa, so Echo owners should be sure to ask Alexa “What are your deals?” when as Prime Day gets closer (there are always daily Alexa deals, so it’s good to do this whenever you think of it).

Last year, we saw the most deals on TVs and other electronics, home goods, kitchen accessories, and smart home devices. There were also offers on phones, laptops, wearables, power tools, sporting goods, toys, clothing, groceries, and more. The problem in these categories was that most of the offers were either not very good discounts or not very good products, so the selection of worthwhile deals was much smaller.

The Reviewed team will be working practically around the clock on Prime Day to sift through all the sales and find the best sales on quality products that are actually better than everyday discounts.

How can I get ready for Prime Day?

Prime Day savings are only available for Prime members. If you’re not already enrolled, you can get all the perks of Prime in time for the sale with a 30-day free trial. If you don’t want to keep it (membership is $12.99/month or $119/year), you can just cancel your trial after Prime Day is over. But, you might find that two-day shipping and access to all the other Prime member benefits (including Amazon Fresh, Prime Video, Prime Wardrobe, and more) make the annual fee well worth it.

Once you’ve got Prime, your best bet is to make a list of the items you want and need. This could be general (“I want a good TV at a great price”) or more specific (“I really hope the Instant Pot will be on sale”), but it’ll be extra helpful when you’re looking for offers you actually care about in a sea of discounts and lightning deals. I recommend getting the Amazon app and creating a Prime Day wish list. This way, you’ll get push notifications when something on your list goes on sale.

Are other retailers holding sales too?

The first time Amazon held Prime Day, it was just like any other online retailer sale. But now that it’s gaining more and more traction, other retailers have started running specials that coincide with Prime Day to capitalize on the increased interest in online shopping. We expect plenty of other big-name retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Home Depot, as well as niche brands like Sephora, Pottery Barn, and Nordstrom to hold sales around this time too. The summer tends to be a bit of a lull for retail sales, but Amazon’s annual event gives shoppers the right incentive to buy more this time of year, so it makes sense other brands want in on that cash cow.

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