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Benjamin Ross Group LLC Sells Townecraft Inc., Bergen County, New Jersey

Princeton, NJ  – August, 2018 – Benjamin Ross Group, a mergers and acquisitions/business brokerage firm,, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of our client, Townecraft Inc. of Bergen County, NJ to R2 Venture Solutions Inc., a New York corporation.

Since 1947, Townecraft Inc. has been a leading wholesale provider of high quality American made consumer durable goods, including cookware and related kitchen accessories, finely crafted cutlery, along with air and water purification systems to value-conscious consumers worldwide.  Effective immediately, Townecraft Inc. will be renamed Townecraft Homewares LLC.

R2 Venture Solutions, a holding company, specializes in the acquisition and active management of a diverse multi-sector investment portfolio of companies.  Effective immediately, R2 Venture Solutions’ corporate offices will relocate to Townecraft Homewares LLC’s Glen Rock, NJ global corporate headquarters.  Ralph Ramirez will assume the role of CEO and President of Townecraft Homewares LLC and its affiliate Townecraft Finance Credit Solutions LLC.

Benjamin Ross Group ( performed a valuation of the company, was engaged as a business broker to sell the business, and identified a qualified candidate to purchase the business.  The Benjamin Ross Group works with business owners who want to sell their businesses and routinely sells 95% of the businesses they represent, whereas the national average is only 20%.

Ernest Barbaris, former owner of Townecraft Inc., said “We got a lucky break when we met Michael Meyer at the Benjamin Ross Group.  I cannot possibly say enough about what he did for us.  He knows his business.  He never told us anything that was not true and never put any pressure on us to do anything we did not want to do.  He sold our business for what we thought was a good deal for us.”


About Benjamin Ross Group: Benjamin Ross Group represents business owners who want to sell their businesses and leave their employees and customers in capable hands.  We support our clients through the biggest business decision of their lives, so they can move on with confidence, peace of mind, and the most competitive price for their hard work.  We sell 95% of the businesses we represent, compared to the national average of 20%.  And we earn our clients’ trust because of our expertise, professionalism, and extensive network. For more information, go to:

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Swiss and mushroom hamburger … with a little twist

Katelin Gandee Creating Quick Meals

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The hamburger was actually giant wouldn’t recommend it being that thick.

So far on these cooking columns, I’ve typically fixed things that involve chicken or fish. Not this time.

I do my best to have red meat at least once a week just because of the iron it has in it and, typically, I get that from steak (that recipe is coming soon). But I decided to switch it up and make hamburgers.

Overall I mostly prefer homemade burgers with avocado on them rather than the overly-greasy hamburgers at fast-food chains. Don’t get me wrong, I love a Wendy’s quarter-pounder and a McDonald’s Big Mac on occasion, but I prefer having them at home with less grease — though I do love Red Robin with my entire heart, but I haven’t been to one in a couple of years.

One of my favorite burgers from there, besides the “Royal Red Robin Burger” complete with an egg, is the “Sautéed ‘Shroom,” which is essentially a Swiss and mushroom burger. So I decided to try my own version of it — but with a bit of a twist: stuffing the burger with Swiss cheese instead of putting it on top.

Now mind you, I have never once in my entire life made an actual hamburger nor do I have a grill, so I had to use one of my skillets and hoped for the best. I also made my burger way entirely too thick, so it took forever and a day to cook (I mean like 15 minutes and I like my burgers cooked to a medium doneness).

So trial and error was this entire process, but I really enjoyed my burger and it was ridiculously filling — all good things.

I also skipped out on actually fully making my hamburgers. I cheated and bought pre-made burgers from Food Lion that I just re-shaped and put cheese in the middle of. It probably would have been easier if I just went ahead and made my own hamburger, but lesson learned I guess.

Also, I’m really guessing on how much cheese I used because, as I was cooking, I was also eating the cheese and ended up using half the block.

What you need …

2 uncooked hamburgers or 1-pound hamburger meat

Several cubes of Swiss cheese

1 container of mushrooms (I used Baby Bella)

Hamburger buns

1 teaspoon of olive oil

Garlic Powder

Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions …

Take your hamburgers and split in half, put a block of the cheese in the middle of each burger and cover with the other half.

Heat up a skillet with the olive oil in it on about medium high heat. Add in the mushrooms with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook for around 2 minutes or until done. Once cooked move aside to a plate.

Move the burgers to the skillet and increase the heat. Cook for anywhere between 5 to 10 minutes per side (flipping occassionally so it doesn’t burn) depending on thickness and desired doneness. If the burgers are thick and are taking a while to cook cover the skillet.Once the burger is done move to the plate and put the mushrooms back on the skillet.

If you want to toast the hamburger buns just put them on another corner of the skillet while the burgers are cooking just be careful not to burn them.

Remove the skillet from the heat and add the mushrooms and leftover cubes of cheese. Cover and let the cheese melt over the mushrooms.

Add the burger to a bun and top with mushroom-cheese mixture then enjoy.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates

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August marks that magical time of year college-town residents know so well: The Descent of the Undergrads. All across the country, hordes of young adults are signing leases, scouring Goodwills and IKEAs for furniture, and preparing to live on their own for the first time. God help us all.

It’s Freshman Orientation Week at Lifehacker! This week, we’re covering ways to snap out of your summer haze and into an autumnal blitz of activity, whether you’re actually heading to campus for the first time, getting your own kids ready for school, or looking for ways to just be more productive in the classroom of life. So velcro up your Trapper Keepers, students. Class is now in session.


It’s easy to dunk on naive college kids, but I wouldn’t be where I am today if I’d stayed in the dorms. At the time, splitting rent on a house in Portland was way cheaper than room and board, so I lived off-campus three out of four undergrad years. (Barely a decade later, the estimated mortgages on all those houses are three times what my friends and I once paid in rent. Party!) Shitty, poorly appointed rental kitchens were where I figured out that no matter where life took me, I wanted cooking to be a huge part of it.

That’s not to say that it was all rainbows and butterflies. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and anyone who’s lived with roommates has, shall we say, a more nuanced understanding of that old cliché. Kitchens feed resentment and bitterness just as easily as they produce joy and, unless you and your roommates communicate directly, you’re in for a very bad time. Here are some guidelines to help you get off on the right foot.

Do Set Clear, Easy-to-Follow Ground Rules

The first thing that any group sharing a kitchen must do is communicate about their expectations for cleanliness. Everyone’s definition of “clean” will vary, but basing your cleaning standards on usability is a great place to start. “Usable” means you can use the space immediately—a few dirty plates in the sink isn’t a huge deal, but leaving dirty cutting boards, knives, pots, and pans on every usable flat surface forces the next person to clean before they can cook.


Cleaning shared cookware, wiping down the counters, and sweeping or mopping up any big spills as you go should be plenty, but talk it out and come up with standards that will work for you, including how to split deep cleaning. Once you’ve figured that out, write it down and make the document easily accessible via Google Drive or Dropbox. (This is a good place to keep digital copies of your lease and utility bills, too.) While you’re at it, make a YouTube playlist of cleaning and maintenance techniques—like how to clean a dishwasher filter, reset your garbage disposal, load a dishwasher, properly heat a stainless steel pan, and clean gas or electric stovetops—and share it around as well.

Don’t Make A Fucking Chore Wheel

In a perfect world, every household member would spontaneously contribute equally to the care and upkeep of a shared domicile. Theoretically, chore wheels bring us closer to this egalitarian, utopian dreamland; in practice, they shunt the responsibility for keeping a space clean onto (usually) one person, who not only has to identify and assign the tasks but also remind everyone else to do their work. This person—don’t @ me—is almost always a woman.


If societal attitudes towards domestic labor are a nicked artery, chore wheels are akin to slapping on a Band-Aid and praying for the bleeding to stop. Don’t use them. Instead, establish what “clean” means and kindly, respectfully hold yourself and your roommates responsible for keeping it up. It’ll take some patience, but will ultimately be worth it.

Do Talk Explicitly About Money

College is expensive, and your roommates’ families are probably paying for it in a different way than yours. Splitting costs equally is only fair if everyone can afford to throw in the same amount. If your food budget is extremely tight, be upfront about your boundaries and stick to them. If you have access to familial wealth, use it for good: cover a larger proportion of shared household supplies, buy gas for roommates who drive you to the store, treat the house to pizza during finals, or all of the above. No matter where you’re coming from, you have a responsibility to know what you can afford and be honest about it—and never pass judgment on your roommates’ financial situations.


Don’t Go Full Co-Op

It’s tempting to wax idealistic about family-style dinners and a communal fridge—especially if this is your first time living with close friends—but unless everyone is committed to the co-op lifestyle, you’re setting yourselves up for frustration and hurt feelings. A fend-for-yourself approach to meals provides the flexibility that hectic student schedules sorely need. That said, living with lots of people can make for a cluttered, redundant pantry. If you can, pool money and split economy size packages of staples like rice, oil, and spices—plus cleaning products and paper goods—to optimize storage space and save money.

Don’t Buy Expensive Cookware

College houses beat shared cookware to shit, which makes fancy copper-lined sets and flimsy, bargain-basement nonstick pans equally terrible decisions in their own special ways. High-maintenance cookware won’t get the upkeep it deserves; cheap nonstick pans will scratch and dent inside of a few weeks. This is why stainless steel is my cookware material of choice, especially for people with roommates. It’s affordable and oven-safe, it works great on even on the shittiest electric ranges, and it’s all but impossible to ruin.


Cheap knives are also where it’s at. I, a real-life culinary professional, swear by Kiwi knives, which are ludicrously sharp, lightweight, well-designed, and dirt cheap—practically perfect in every way. Their thin stainless blades dull a bit faster than heavier ones do, but on the upside, they basically sharpen themselves. If you can’t find Kiwi knives in your area, any affordable stainless-blade chef’s knife will do the job—just get a good steel and learn how to use it. (A pull-through sharpener isn’t a bad idea, either.)

For all you stress bakers out there, skip the cutesy nonstick pans and go straight for food service-grade stuff. Aluminum corrodes in the dishwasher, but is otherwise unbeatable when it comes to durability and heat distribution: two or three half-size sheet pans, some cake or pie tins, and parchment paper is all you need. As for equipment, invest in a sturdy hand mixer—stand mixers are amazing, but they absolutely suck to pack and move—and a digital scale.


Do Label Absolutely Everything

So many kitchen communication problems could be solved by a few rolls of masking tape and a pack of Sharpies. Buy some, put them somewhere visible, and make it house policy to label everything that goes in the refrigerator—from condiments to takeout to leftovers—with your name and the date you opened it. Oh, and don’t forget the plastic soup containers: durable, stackable, and cheap enough to lose or toss, they’re the perfect communal food storage solution.


Any guide to living with roommates would be incomplete without a discussion of emotional labor, but unfortunately, that’s the sort of life skill you learn by doing—not by reading an essay. As hard as it is, try to remember that not everything is about you. Your roommate who leaves dishes around probably isn’t actively trying to ruin your life, so keep the frustration out of your voice when you ask them to pick up. Similarly, a request to clean up your messes is not a personal attack; just do the thing, and take care of it next time without being asked. (If you struggle with not being an asshole—which, honestly, most nineteen-year-olds do—the iconic MetaFilter thread on emotional labor is available in convenient .pdf form. It should be considered mandatory summer reading.)

The entire point of college is to meet and learn from people different from you. Communal living can be exhausting, but it’s a valuable crash course in what it means to participate in society—which is more important than any degree. Have fun, clean up your messes, and don’t be an asshole; it’s the least you can do.

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The new Joe Wicks kitchenware range that’ll help you ‘Prep like a boss’

Featuring pots, pans, storage boxes and more, The Body Coach’s latest launch provides something for every cooking skill set and budget

The Body Coach, aka Joe Wicks, is all about giving people the tools they need to reach their fitness goals. So it only seemed a matter of time before he released a set of culinary tools to put his ‘Prep like a boss’ ethos into action. Yes, the Instagram superstar has launched his own kitchenware range and it looks set to follow in the successful footsteps of his record breaking books.

Featuring cookware, food prep, storage and hydration (which The Body Coach’s legions of social media followers will be pleased to hear includes his much coveted water bottles, £11.24), the collection of fun and practical utensils have been designed with speed and simplicity in mind.

Developed with leading cookware manufacturer, Meyer Group Ltd, there are three material options to choose from: aluminium, stainless steel and hard anodised. Prices range from around £4.99 to £149.99 and all are dishwasher safe, suitable for induction hobs and can be used in the oven, with the latter two also featuring triple layered non-stick tech to provide even greater ease of use.

“With three different ranges there’s something for everyone, from first time cooks to proper chefs,” says Joe. “From pots, pans and baking trays to lunch boxes and chopping boards there’s nothing you can’t cook. I’ve even got a spatula with my favourite quote on it: ‘Prep Like a Boss.’”

Other highlights include a six cup tin to make Joe’s signature breakfast muffins in, £10, loaf tin, £9, 3-in-1 peeler, £3.74, and 2-in-1 garlic crusher and grater, £7.99, plus, a two piece fruit and vegetable knife set, £9.99, and three piece prep starter knife set, £13.49. If you’d prefer to purchase your knives separately though, there is the option to buy five individual professional alternatives too.

Designed to save you even more time whether you’re cooking up one of his Lean in 15 recipes or 30-minute meals, the range aims to make cooking at home easier than ever. What’s next for Joe? Well, we’ve spotted a few cheeky teasers of a fitnesswear line on his Instagram Stories as of late, so watch this space…

Buy Joe Wicks’ new cookware range at (Meyer), John Lewis, Debenhams and Amazon.

Read more: 5 belly fat-blitzing workouts from The Body Coach.

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New West Knifeworks’ biggest sale of the year starts today

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Global Non-Stick Pans Market 2018 Scenario – SEB, Meyer …

A recently published titled Global Non-Stick Pans Market 2018 Research Report by Fior Markets is an in depth study providing entire analysis of the industry for the period 2018 to 2023. The market research data included in the Non-Stick Pans report is the result of substantial primary and secondary research activities. A market is completely evaluated in terms of forthcoming trend, past data, ongoing growth factors, static and industry Non-Stick Pans market data, and experts opinions.

To begin with, the report considers all the major factors related to industry trends, market dynamics and competitive scenario. It contains several properties, giving specialized and financial points of interest to the industry. Non-Stick Pans Market growth, market scope, and Non-Stick Pans revenue are cited in this report. Non-Stick Pans Market Research Report is parted by top Non-Stick Pans manufacturers, type, applications, and regions to provide all crucial details to the readers.

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Key Players/Manufacturers Segment: SEB, Meyer Corporation, NEWELL, BERNDES, Maspion, The Cookware Company, Neoflam, TTK Prestige, Hawkins Cookers, Cuisinart, Le Creuset, Cinsa, China ASD, Nanlong, Sanhe Kitchenware, Cooker King, TianXi Holding Group

Market Segment by Applications: Commercial, Residential,,

Market Segment by Regions:
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

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Chapter 4, Regional assessment with sales, revenue and market share of Non-Stick Pans for each region, from 2013 to 2018;
Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Non-Stick Pans analysis by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;
Chapter 10, and 11, the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2013 to 2018;
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Stainless Steel Cookware Market Report, History and Forecast 2013-2025, Breakdown Data by Manufacturers, Key …

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City of Industry, CA — (SBWIRE) — 08/22/2018 — This report studies the Stainless Steel Cookware market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2013-2017 and forecast data 2018-2025; This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Stainless Steel Cookware in these regions, from 2013 to 2025, covering

North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)

Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)

South America (Brazil etc.)

Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC Countries)

The various contributors involved in the value chain of the product include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers. The key manufacturers in this market include









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By the product type, the market is primarily split into

Pots Pans

Grill Pans Griddles


By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments

Home Usage

Restaurant Usage


The study objectives of this report are:

To study and analyze the global Stainless Steel Cookware market size (value volume) by company, key regions/countries, products and application, history data from 2013 to 2017, and forecast to 2025.

To understand the structure of Stainless Steel Cookware market by identifying its various subsegments.

To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).

Focuses on the key global Stainless Steel Cookware manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.

To analyze the Stainless Steel Cookware with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.

To project the value and volume of Stainless Steel Cookware submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).

To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.

To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Stainless Steel Cookware are as follows:

History Year: 2013-2017

Base Year: 2017

Estimated Year: 2018

Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K Units). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Stainless Steel Cookware market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

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Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms

Trade associations and industry bodies

End-use industries

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