About

  • Type: Grill tools
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 5 lb 6 oz
  • Made In: Unknown
  • Dimensions: 18-1/2 x 7 x 3-1/8
  • Composition: Stainless steel
  • Manufacturer: Dacor
  • Product number: DE075

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not green neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better infinitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
If it quits: toss it craigslist repair upgrade replace

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: The set consists of a high-quality basting brush, a sturdy fork, a pair of tongs that the daintiest griller might find a bit challenging to operate, a sharp knife that is not a chef’s knife or a boning knife or really any knife we know (perhaps it is meant for cutting into a chicken thigh or steak to see if it is done (but anyone possessing a set like this is likely to be too accomplished or too confident to hack into a piece of meat to see if it is done….)).

There is a spatula with a bottle opener, and a cutting edge on one side and a stabbing face on the other, but you certainly would not want to put that many holes in a piece of meat. Perhaps it is for turning reluctant vegetables (ears of corn, perhaps) without resorting to the tongs. Finally, there is a grill brush and scraper that you are not going to want to put back in the lined aluminum attaché case after the first time you use it.

A grill tool set in an aluminum carrying case is obviously a generous gift for anyone. The one problem we see is that some people may find it too nice to use.