April 10, 2009

Review: OXO Salt & Pepper Grinder Set - Grind Perfection

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We can't tell you the shear number of salt and pepper grinders we get asked to review, and we can't tell you the number we turn away. When we were approached to check out this new set of stainless steel grinders from OXO - we were initially well - excited. There's just something immediately different, functionally apparent, and simply designed right with this set of grinders.

First of all - the grips on the bottom and grind settings are easy to figure out. Next - they actually do a great job of grinding at the different levels. We really love how they feel in our hands, and they are attractive enough to put out at any type of meal. The set contains both the salt and pepper grinder - and after you use the set together to cook or for a meal - you'll wonder how you ever used your old set of grinders.

So in a nut shell - these are amazing and different - or perhaps they're just perfect.

At OXO and OXO Salt and Pepper Grinder Set

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April 9, 2009

Squid Whisks

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Who doesn't want to whisk with a squid? These whisks are colorfully designed to look like squids.

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April 8, 2009

Presto Professional Salad Shooter Electric Slicer/Shredder - Straight Salad Shooting

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We like to walk tall and shoot our salad straight, and that's why we're interested in this crazy kitchen gadget - a salad shooter. The Presto 02970 Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer/Shredder 114-watt professional-model electric slicer/shredder will mow through a cucumber and slice it into your salad while shooting it into place in seconds. It features a large food chamber, and adjustable food guide that adapts to large or small loads. We're not sure how far it will shoot, but we're guessing it's at least across a large salad bowl.

At Presto 02970 Professional SaladShooter Electric Slicer/Shredder

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April 7, 2009

Norpro Stainless Steel Wide-Mouth Funnel

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I currently don't have a funnel and I curse that fact every time I bake. This stainless steel funnel has a wide mouth to easily allow either liquids or solids, like sugar, flour, or grains, to flow through.

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March 24, 2009

Cookmesh Crispers

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LIke your food crispy? This fiberglass cooking mesh goes on a pan, baking sheet, or oven rack and raises your food slightly off the pan to produce crispy pizza crust, cookies, or fries. Comes in a set of three.

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March 23, 2009

OXO  - Corkpull & Bottle Opener Set

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We've been using this OXO CorkPull and Bottle Opener Set for over two weeks, and wine opening has never been easier. The set combines two useful tools in an one set. The CorkPull fits right over the end of your wine bottle and with a very easy to use soft grip, you just turn and turn until the cork is out. Then you turn it to have it expel the wine cork. The Bottle Opener is also really well made - the cast steel ring pops off bottle caps and beer tops with ease. Also each opener can stand on its end, making it easy to leave where you last used it.

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March 19, 2009

Soft-Handle Microplane Zester Graters

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I love my microplane grater. It makes grating cheese and zesting so easy. But mine is a boring black color. Now you can get them in a variety of fun colors. I like the orange one.

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March 16, 2009

Presorvac Systems Marinater - Meat Marination Magic

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This cool marinater has the pump built right into the top. The Presorvac Marinater is a state-of -the-art vacuum seal and patent pending cycling system that quickly and automatically boosts the flavor and enhances the texture of beef, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits as well as other foods in minutes. The Presorvac Marinater cycle begins with the vacuum pump drawing most of the air out of the base to create a perfect seal. This is followed by the release of the seal to draw air and pressure back into the base. During the cycling process, the bottom of the base gently expands, stretching the fibers of food to enhance tenderization and full absorption of the marinade. The cycle repeats automatically for approximately five minutes before shutting off.

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March 13, 2009

Stirr from uutensil - Keep Your Sauces, Soups, and Risotto from Sticking

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We've had the pleasure over the past few weeks of using Stirr from uutensil. What seems like a gimic (come on - you can't watch your soup) has turned into a real treat when it comes to lunch time. We often eat lentil soup at lunch time, and prefer it over a hot stove to microwaving it with radiation. We also often get interrupted in the Kitchen Contraptions test kitchen, thus leading to burned on the bottom soup. That's where Stirr comes in - made with silicone feet on the bottom that vibrate thus making it turn and stir, Stirr is a stirring wonder. It's basically an automatic kitchen helper that comes with 3 settings, so no matter how thick the soup or sauce - Stirr gets the job done.

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We love it - and think you should check it out for your stove top needs. Can you say easy risotto? We can now that we have Stirr.

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March 10, 2009

Nesco American Harvest FD-28JX Jerky Xpress Dehydrator Kit with Jerky Gun

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That's right folks - there's a Jerky Gun included. What? The NESCO Jerky Xpress home jerky maker includes everything you need to make homemade jerky -- just add ground beef, turkey or venison. The Jerky Xpress dehydrator has a 350 watt, fixed temperature, top down power head with patented Fan Flow Radial Flow drying technology. That all sounds impressive, but we need to know more about this Jerky Gun - anyone? Anyone?

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