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Pizza Stone Set
Make a traditional favorite even more popular with this Italian pizza stone set. From Italian Traditions, this baking stone transforms your oven into an old-world brick hearth that keeps crusts crispier and infuses food with delicious brick-hearth flavor. The baking stone is great for baking breads, pizza, biscuits and rolls.

Bialetti SpazioSystem Pasta Pot
Just pour the water out without lifting the lid. The Bialetti SpazioSystem Pasta Pot delivers a practical 2-in-1 cooking system. A patented click-on lid and specially designed handles guarantee total safety while you pour the water out through the holes. It's perfect for all kinds of pasta and just what you'd expect from Italian quality and design.

Bialetti 10-pc. Cook and Pour Cook Set
Simplify mealtime with the Bialetti 10-pc. Cook and Pour Cook Set. The sturdy see-through, tempered-glass lids feature draining holes to allow you to cook, pour and stir. Use larger holes for quick draining or smaller holes for finer straining. Pans are scratch resistant thanks to an advanced coating technology that features 3 layers, including a Teflon interior. Also features ergonomic stay-cool handles.

Good Grips Rotary Cheese Grater
This rotary cheese grater is easy to operate--and it's quite productive as well. Its spiral-patterned stainless-steel grating cylinder produces slivers from hard cheeses, nuts, and chocolates. The grater's tray keeps your table crumb-free, then reverses to become a snap-on cover that allows you to grate and then store the extras.

Ronco Pasta & Sausage Maker
Mixes and extrudes pastas, sausage, bagels, cookies, pastry dough. Comes with 10 pasta dies, Asian noodle/potato pancake die, rugula die. 12 other dies can be ordered separately. Instruction/recipe booklet, instruction video included. Instruction/recipe booklet and video also included.

Lello Gelato Maker
With a minimum freezing temperature of 4 degrees F, the Simac Gelato Junior takes only about 30 minutes to satisfy your craving for a frozen confection. Plus, the built-in compressor freezer operates continuously, so you can turn out multiple flavors of ice cream while your guests finish their dinner. A 60-minute electronic timer frees you up for other activities, and an automatic safety mechanism sounds a warning beep if the integrated spatula blade gets stuck. A removable 1-quart bowl, transparent lid, and slim ingredient window all simplify operation.

Moka Express Espresso Maker
This traditional Italian steam-infusion espresso maker brews rich, delicious espresso in the old-world style. Crafted of polished aluminum, the finish may need an occasional polish--after using it, just hand wash with a soft cloth and mild detergent and then wipe dry. Its classic design deserves to be kept on display for everyone to enjoy.
- Espresso Cups
- Espresso Coffee Spoons

Pedrini Mezzaluna Chopper
An Italian cook is never happier than when wielding a mezzaluna. Shaped like a half-moon (hence the name), this heavy, durable kitchen tool rocks though chopping and mincing tasks with speed and precision. Made in Italy, the 6-1/4-inch-wide mezzaluna has a thick stainless-steel blade to resist corrosion and discoloring and is beveled on both sides to a sharp edge.

Pedrini Deluxe Kitchen Starter Set
Too striking to keep hidden in a drawer, these four Italian-made kitchen tools stand upright on display in their own sturdy wooden base. Hard-working and stylish at the same time, the double-lever corkscrew, butterfly can opener, nut/lobster cracker, and garlic press are made of a heavy-duty, satin-finish metal with black rubber grips. Tempered steel wheels on the can opener slice through tops with ease. This set will please any cook equipping a new kitchen.

Imperia Pasta Machine
Made of heavyweight chromed steel, with an attractive wood grip handle, Villaware's pasta maker looks great on the counter and is easy to use--there's nothing to plug in as this is the tried-and-true hand-crank variety. The easy-lock adjustable dough-dialer rolls thick or thin pasta, and it comes with spaghetti and fettuccine cutters.
- Ravioli Attachment for Imperia
- Spaghetti Attachment for Imperia

Pedrini Garlic Press
A fine kitchen gadget manufactured in Italy which combines innovative design with superior function. Soft ergonomic handles for safe and comfortable grip.

Misto Olive Oil Spray
For spreading olive oil evenly on bruschetta, focaccia, and grilled or roasted vegetables, and for spraying muffin and cake pans with vegetable oil, this dispenser is a nifty tool. Push the top up and down to pump air pressure into the canister. Then spray for 10 seconds and pump up again. It's simple, ingenious, and practical.

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