CSN Stores is a group of 200+ online stores that sell everything from furniture to office supplies.  Shopping is easy.  Each store is themed and easy to navigate, and all of them offer online searching which searches all of their sites.   The sites are attractive and offer customer reviews for the products.  I found the customer reviews very helpful.

Since I’ve become a bit addicted to cooking, I shopped their cookware.com site. I was blown away by their variety of products and spent a lot of time checking out their bakeware, cookware, and breadmakers.  After a lot of thought, I decided on a breadmaker; but I first checked their price against other online retailers.  They were competitive, had free shipping, and included a free JA Henckels bread knife.  It was an easy decision.

Ordering was easy, matter of fact, and return options were clearly spelled out so there won’t be any issues should I have a problem.  I received an immediate confirmation for the purchase and an expected shipping date.  Within a day or two, they sent an additional message saying that my shipping had been moved up and gave me a UPS tracking number.  The breadmaker shipped from the east coast so it took a full 5 business days to arrive.  That means from order to delivery was approximately 7 days.

My order arrived packed beautifully. As a long time Amazon.com customer, I’ve had a lot of items damaged because they shipped in a too large box with very little packaging, or worse yet, just stuck stickers on the manufacturer’s box and tossed it to UPS.  CSN Stores double boxed my breadmaker and added 2″ of packing peanuts all around so it arrived in perfect condition.  Good packing makes for a much better buying experience and fewer returns for damaged items.

About a week after I received my breadmaker they emailed me a coupon for savings off my next purchase. I was so impressed I used it immediately.  I’ll be using them again very soon – I’m impressed with the service the provided and the products they carry.

Also available on the Cookware.com site: Cookware Sets » Saute Pans & Sauce Pans » Frying Pans & Skillets » Stockpots / Saucepots / Steamers » Braisers » Casserole Dishes » Dutch Ovens » Roasting Pans » Pressure Cookers » Roaster Ovens & Convection Ovens » Crock Pots / Slow Cookers » Double Boilers » Woks & Stirfry Pans » Paella Pans » Griddles » Crepe Pans » Egg Poachers » Fondue Sets » Smokers & Accessories » Microwave Cooking » Cooking Utensils

Enter to Win A Green & Clean Bathroom Bailout Sweepstakes

The grand prize winner will receive a brand new bathroom from CSN Stores’ Room Rescue Crew and Do Your Part that includes $10,000 worth of green products – including a new toilet, tub, faucet, fixtures, flooring, lighting, a vanity, and more!

How to Enter: Write about your outdated, boring, or truly deteriorating bathroom, and why an eco-friendly bailout from CSN Stores and Do Your Part would help you flush your bathroom blues for good. (25 to 250 words).  Enter before July 30th, 2010, 11:59 PM EST

Please NoteI received a gift certificate to use to facilitate my purchase.  It was a small portion of my purchase and did not affect the authenticity of my review in any way.