October is the month to "think pink" in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the kitchenware and cooking equipment industry is particularly supportive of this cause. You can support breast cancer research by choosing from a wide range of kitchenware that's pink to help build awareness of this debilitating disease. From big kitchenware brand names to mom-and-pop companies, here's an assortment of "pink for the cause" kitchen products and retail programs in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Think pink with KitchenAid's Cook for the Cure Artisan Stand Mixer. It's got a 325 watt motor, a 5 quart bowl and a tilt-up head. KitchenAid will donate $50 for each stand mixer purchased to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation (Be sure to register your purchase for the donation to be made.). The stand mixer is just one of a number of KitchenAid products that will help raise funds for the Komen foundation. You can see the rest of the Cook for the Cure products online.
This sculptural, molded plastic corkscrew made by L'Atelier du Vin is part of RedEnvelope's "Give Pink" collection. With purchases of products from this collection, RedEnvelope will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
The 14th edition of the venerable Better Homes & Gardens cookbook includes a 64-page bonus chapter that includes healthy recipes and lifestyle suggestions to help reduce the risk of breast cancer, along with recipes and thoughts from celebrity chefs whose lives have been touched by the disease, including Sara Moulton, Lidia Bastianich and Paula Deen. Fifty-two percent of the purchase price supports the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation.
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Keep track of whose steak is whose by marking each piece of meat with a Grill Charm before putting it on the indoor or outdoor grill. Similar to the concept of wine charms, these dime-sized, stainless steel markers have serrated stems to keep them in place, and each charm in the set has a different design. The product's inventor, Leslie Haywood, introduced the Pink Collection after being diagnosed with breast cancer while in her mid-30s. Haywood is donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Pink Collection to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A set of 6 is $19.95.
How delicious would a <a href="http://cookingequipment.about.com/od/dessertrecipes/r/CherryPiewithAlmond.htm">cherry pie</a> look in this pretty pink pie dish? Emile Henry's earthenware dish keeps the temperature even and steady, so that crusts turn out perfectly crisp. Ten percent of the retail sale from the product will help fund breast cancer research.
Make soft-serve ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbets with this easy-to-use ice cream maker and dispenser. Three built-in dispensers will mix candy, sprinkles or other add-ins right into the ice cream, and there's even a spot to store and dispense old-fashioned wafer cones or sugar cones. Cuisinart donates a portion of the proceeds from this and its other pink products to support breast cancer research.