March 29, 2007
I don't understand my husband's love for poached eggs, but the poachpod would allow him to poach one egg at a time. You poach the egg in the silicone pod. When the egg is ready, flip the pod inside out.
March 26, 2007
Flexibility in a spatula could be a good thing as long as you aren't flipping something heavy. This flexible spatula has a slight angle and a tapered edge. It is made with nylon, so it is good for nonstick pans.
Most pizza peels I've seen are wooden and bulky. I never could get our wooden one to work well. This has an aluminum surface and a wood handle that folds down for easy storage.
At Mario Batali Pizza Peel
March 23, 2007
I have a KitchenAid stand mixer, and one of my biggest complaints is how difficult it is to add ingredients while the mixer is going. So I was very excited to receive this Mix-In-Guide. I believe my mixer came with some sort of shield, which was so useless, I don't even know where it is anymore. But the shield didn't help when I was trying to add flour to the mixer while it was going.
I tried out the Mix-In-Guide while making cookies last weekend, and it worked great. First of all, it is easy to fit on the bowl. Second, the ingredients slid right into the bowl instead of getting all over the counter. Finally, because it is stainless steel, nothing stuck to it, so cleanup was easy.
March 20, 2007
This microwave popcorn popper holds 10 cups (of popped corn, I assume) and pops the corn in 2 to 4 1/2 minutes.
At Miles Kimball
March 16, 2007
If I was ambitious enough to make my own baby food, I might need this.
It has a stainless steel inner bowl that is ideal for hot foods and will not stain, and includes 3 stainless steel grinding discs for fine, medium and coarse textures. Use the fine disc for homemade jellies, creamy sauces and baby food, the medium disc for applesauce and vegetable soups, and the coarse disc for mashed potatoes and chunkier sauces. The Food Mill has a unique release button that makes it easy to exchange discs and disassemble for storage. Three non-slip legs hold the Food Mill securely over bowls and pots up to 11 inches in diameter, keeping it out of your food. The legs also fold for easy storage. The soft, non-slip handle and knob ensure comfort when gripping the Food Mill and turning the blade. All parts are dishwasher-safe.
March 8, 2007
This mandoline has a zirconium oxide blade with four different widths--.5 mm, 1.3 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm--so you don't have to switch out blades. It supposedly stays sharp ten times longer than a steel blade.
At Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline
March 6, 2007
Coming soon to a retailer near you is the Bagelpod. The funkiest looking bagel cutter, I've seen. You place the bagel in the middle, close the sides, and pull the handle.
February 28, 2007
This is supposed to be easier and safer than using an oven mitt to pull out hot oven racks. It is a foot long and has a stay-cool wooden handle.
At Walter Drake
February 23, 2007
One morning my two year old daughter woke up, put on her coat and boots, and declared she was "going to the chick store." Perhaps they have chick spatulas at the chick store.