Cozy At Home Event - Day 2
The fervor in which my husband used to collect CDs and DVDs has now been almost completely replaced by his obsession with kitchen gadgets. Not just any kitchen gadgets, like the kind you would find at a local department store, but rather utensils, bakeware, tools, and gadgets from a fancy schmancy German cookware company called Rosle. It started with a Rosle can opener, of all things, and has slowly taken over one complete wall in our kitchen and various other drawers and cupboards.
The thing about Rosle is that you can’t just walk into any kitchen store or discount store and pick up a gadget or two. I know, I have tried. In fact, our search for Rosle has taken us on an extensive internet hunt, as well as an international kitchen store tour in which we scoured four different countries in Europe looking to expand this obsession collection. What we found is that Rosle has some serious diehard fans, and everyone we run into at specialty stores is more than willing to show us every single Rosle product they carry.
So, when I was approached and asked to do a review of the CSN Stores, which is a collection of 200+ stores with one single checkout, I thought searching for Rosle products would be the ultimate challenge to see how great their selection is. Secondary to the challenge would be to find a Rosle gadget that we didn’t already own, or something that we simply needed in our collection.
Imagine my surprise when I found that CSN Stores has a better selection of Rosle than any other internet or brick and mortar store I have searched, and even a better selection than we found in Germany itself. We’re talking 317 products from Rosle, as compared with 10-15 at most specialty stores, which includes utensils, bakeware, and cookware, as well as hundreds of products that we still don’t own but would love to.
It took a long time for my husband and me to agree on four items to purchase from the CSN site, which is partially due to the fact that there were so many gadgets we coveted and partially due to the low prices that were much better than we’ve seen elsewhere. We were thrilled when we found four Rosle gadgets we didn’t even know existed and absolutely elated when we saw that three of them were on sale.
Having a huge selection and great prices on Rosle Cookware is great, but what’s even cooler is that CSN Stores gives you company background for each major manufacturer you search for. On the CSN site, I learned that there’s a very good reason we adore Rosle craftsmanship – they’ve been perfecting their cooking tools and kitchen utensils since 1888 to be just the right mix of function and art. And, that’s something I certainly appreciate ever since my husband installed a whole wall of their Open Kitchen collection which is not only pretty, it also makes having guests in the kitchen so much easier because they know exactly where to find everything.
Once my shipment of Rosle arrived at our front door, it was like Christmas at Rave Central as we unwrapped each item and washed them for display (oh, and use, too). As always, we were really happy with the quality of the items as well as the artistic flare in each of the Rosle pieces. As much as we love our new toys, we were equally impressed with CSN Stores emails and followup after the order was placed and the fact that I was able to track my package all the way to my front door. The shipping was extremely quick, the communication was great, and now we have four new additions to our Rosle family.
Want to take the CSN challenge yourself? Check out the CSN site and search for something – anything – that you’ve been hunting for. I took this challenge over and over again with baby gear, sporting equipment, toys, cookware, furniture, accessories, and more and every time I was seriously shocked by the number of matches at the 200+ CSN Stores. And, all these 200+ stores only have one checkout, so you can get everything for your house and family in one easy step. Go ahead, try it for yourself.
A big thank you to CSN Stores for providing us with a $70 gift card to take the CSN Challenge. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.