November 13, 2007
We've been sent a few items to review in the past, but never have we received 3 variations on the same kitchen gadget/tool as we did just last week. Before we received these three sets of tongs, we were very tong challenged. What type of old tongs did we have? We used a set of wooden and steel BBQ tongs for most things here in the kitchen - and to tell you the truth - it wasn't a pretty sight. The tongs didn't collapse, we often had food stuck all over them, and they weren't precise enough. Well - now that we have 3 different OXO tongs - life is much easier.
The OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Tongs
can grab just about anything with the large silicone heads.
We really like all the tongs, and one would think having 3 sets of tongs is too much - it really isn't. Each of the OXO tongs can be used for different kitchen cooking tasks, and we really like the larger 12" tongs with the lock, as we can put them away in our giant bin of kitchen tools.
More at OXO
November 7, 2007
We love just about anything mango, but what we don't love is having to get the mango out of the mango. Mangos tend to have a very large seed in the middle, and the entire process can really take some time. When we heard OXO - maker of just about any kitchen gadget you could want made a mango splitter, we realized our mango intake could increase if we had such a gadget, and perhaps be a bit less of a hassle.
The OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter is pretty straight forward. It's much like an apple corer with two big soft grips on the side. The middle part of the OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter slides down over the mango seed and splits the mango.
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First you'll need a mango, ours is a bit green but will do.
November 5, 2007
Two gadgets in one. This works as both a baster and an injector. It has two interchangeable heads--a shower baster and an injector.
At Cuisipro Dual Baster/Injector
October 31, 2007
This splatter screen is made of stainless steel mesh. The long, curved handle supposedly stays cool to the touch. Designed to fit 10"/28 cm and 12"/34 cm pans.
At Cuisipro Dome Splatter Screen
October 29, 2007
Three blade action for all your peeling needs. The blades nest inside the handle of the peeler when you aren't using it.
At Trio Tri-Blade Peeler
October 26, 2007
Microwaving butter is tricky--you don't want it to get too hot. This butter melter can help. The lid has a blade that helps cut the butter and mix the liquid. It also has pour spouts on both sides. It holds up to one cup of butter.
At Microwavable Butter Melter
October 25, 2007
If you like your mashed potatoes really smooth, this may be the masher for you. This masher has two discs at the bottom. You can slide your potatoes in and they will be mashed from both sides.
At MIU Double Disc Stainless-Steel Potato Masher
October 23, 2007
The Clear2O™ Water Filtration System produces cleaner water and removes five times more NSF certified contaminants through a unique block carbon filter that uses pressure to force the water through solid carbon and eliminates more contaminants than granulated or powered carbon found in most pitcher filters. The result is cleaner, healthier, great tasting water and a pitcher that holds 50% more filtered water, and can be filled in 38 seconds – nearly 9 times faster than the other comparable filtered water pitchers.
October 18, 2007
This is one serious slicer. Sur La Table says it is the best they have tested. The blade is made with VG-10 Super Steel. The pusher glides on a rail and has a self-adjusting spring to keep food as close to the blade as possible. The mandoline comes with three sizes of julienne blades.
At Shun Mandoline
October 17, 2007
It is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and mashed potatoes. This stainless steel masher has a silicone wrap, which means you can mash potatoes and protect your nonstick cookware. The horizontal handle is supposed to increase your leverage. Mash away.
At OXO Good Grips Potato Masher