I have to say, I LOVE my mat. Don't know how I would live without it. Almost more useful is the video showing usage. Kathy makes everything she does look so easy. I have just tried the Swiss Buttercream. Fantastic. I would love to know where you can get the point and shoot thermometer with no probe. I may be going on my Christmas list!
This produces a very economical and convenient product for inclusion in deserts where you require both the full flavour and appearance of the Vanilla seeds without the hassle of splitting and scraping.