October 5, 2006
It is apple season. How about some baked apples? With this cooker, you can make them in the microwave. It includes a corer, so you can fill your apples with whatever you want. Comes in a pack of two.
Via Shiny Shiny at Lakeland Limited
September 28, 2006
If you are like me, you always forget to take meat out of the freezer to defrost. This over the sink defroster supposedly thaws food quickly by having the aluminum surface draw the cold out. Extends from 21 to 26 3/4 inches.
September 27, 2006
Make your own tomato sauce with this tomato press. It separates pulp from skin and seeds, and you can use it with fresh or canned tomatoes. It has suction cups at the bottom to attach to the counter.
September 26, 2006
I don't think these measuring cups and spoons have any exciting new features, but they are pretty. Cup sizes include: 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/8 cup. Spoons measure 1 Tbl., 1 tsp., 1/2 tsp., 1/4 tsp. and 1/8 tsp. Available in red and green.
September 25, 2006
It is a month with an "R," so if you typically avoid oysters during the summer, it is time to eat them again. I know from experience that shucking your own oysters is not easy. This knife has a round handle to give leverage when unhinging and the blade has a bent tip for prying open shells and for separating the muscle from the bottom.
September 22, 2006
Don't want to get your hands all dirty when making hamburgers? This press has a patented ring-groove design. It supposedly makes the hamburgers retain juices, cook evenly and fast, and stay flat while cooking. You can also use the press to form and seal patties in plastic wrap.
September 18, 2006
If you don't want to roll out the dough and fold it yourself, this pretzel maker can save you lots of time. You simply roll out the dough and cut it with the pretzel maker. The maker comes with recipes too.
At The Home Marketplace
September 7, 2006
Ok, so this isn't technically a kitchen item. It is more for your kitchen garden. But it was so strange, I had to feature it. With these molds, you can shape your vegetables into all kinds of weird shapes. They have forms for eggplant, melon, pumpkin, squash, cucumber, zucchini, and summer squash. You put the mold around a growing vegetable and the vegetable conforms to the shape of the mold.
At Lee Valley Tools
September 5, 2006
Another zester option for Russ. Unlike the microplane zester, this implement is strictly for zesting lemons or limes (and probably oranges too). But it comes in cute colors and has an ergonomic handle design.
At Crate and Barrel
This weekend I was talking to Russ about zesters, so this post is for him. This is a very verstile zester. It can finely grate cheese and citrus fruits. Plus it purees garlic and ginger.
At Crate and Barrel Prep