Egg Poach Pod : Flexible silicone Poach Pods stay afloat and upright automatically to cook eggs in minutes! Simply add a lightly-greased pod to a pan of boiling water, crack the egg into the pod and simmer. Egg pops out with a press of your fingertip. Smooth silicone provides the quick and easy mess-free release. Bake flan, mini cakes or muffins. Pods are heat-resistant up to 675 degrees F. Ideal for molding individual gelatin desserts or freezing single servings of sorbet, gelato or sherbet. Microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe. Product Features Flexible pods stay afloat and upright automatically to cook eggs in minutes Add a lightly-greased pod to a pan of boiling water, crack the egg into the pod and simmer Egg pops out with a press of your fingertip Silicone provides the quick and easy mess-free release Pods are heat-resistant up to 675 degrees F to bake flan, mini cakes or muffins in a traditional oven or microwave Mold individual gelatin desserts or freeze single servings of sorbet, gelato or sherbet
Poaching eggs is the way to go when you're eating healthy, and with these they've never been easier to produce. Cooks perfect, round, poached eggs every time, and makes cleanup a snap.
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Citrus Squeezers : Based on the original
Mexican design, our cheery Citrus Squeezers are made of
durable enameled aluminum. Just place citrus half
cut-side down in the hopper/strainer and squeeze handles
for pure, fresh juice. Product Features Heavy-duty
enameled aluminum in fun, bright colors Non reactive
with citric acid Easy to use
I just love using this thing. It squeezes every last drop out of lemons and limes (I use the lemon one for both and it works great). Along with my microplane rasp, this thing is in constant use around my kitchen whenever the citrus fruits come out.
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DeLonghi Cool-Touch Roto Fryer D28313
DeLonghi Cool-Touch Roto Fryer D28313 : The
fryer's motorized basket gently rotates food in and
out of the hot oil so it absorbs 50% less than in
conventional deep-frying. A 1,500-watt heating element
adjusts to five temperature settings (300 F - 375 F) and
heats oil to the correct temperature in minutes. The fry
basket holds up to 1.5 pounds of food and can be raised
or lowered with the lid closed to prevent splattering.
The straightforward drain system makes oil draining and
recycling easy, and includes two replacement filters.
Hand-wash. UL approved*. Designed and engineered in
Italy. Additional filters sold separately. Product
Features Patented rotating basket produces crispier
and tastier results with only half the oil usage
Adjustable thermostat allows you to set frying
temperature from 300 to 370 degrees Patented easy oil
drainage system with oil collecting container makes
clean-up safe, fast and simple Convenient oil
collecting container with nylon filter allows you to
store oil for future use Nonstick interior is easy to
clean Digital timer with bell allows foolproof usage
Exterior lift handle basket can be raised or lowered
with the fryer lid closed to prevent splattering
Nonslip feet keep fryer in place Side handles make
unit easy to carry Stay-cool exterior walls keep fryer
safe to the touch Windowed lid allows you to monitor
the cooking process safely Two replaceable filters
prevent the release of oil vapors and odors into your
kitchen Magnetic cord with condensation shield easy
detaches from fryer unit if accidentally pulled
Illustrated instruction booklet included *Underwriters
Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit
product-safety testing organization.
I've owned a few different deep fryers and love this one because of the temperature control--a feature which many manufacturers sadly neglect to add--and easy cleanup. DeLonghi has become a really great choice in the world of low priced kitchen electrics, and this fryer is no exception.
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Barbier Olive Wood Utensils
Barbier Olive Wood Utensils : Crafted in France from smooth Mediterranean olive wood, these one-of-a-kind spoons and spatulas have distinctive grain and color variations. A pleasure to use. Hand-washing recommended.
These are in such constant use in my kitchen, that I'm surprised ever to find them dry. They're made of beautiful olive wood, which unlike steel utensils, doesn't leave my food tasting tinny when cooking in a metal pan, and they're safe for use on non-stick surfaces as well. A must for anyone serious about cooking.
simplehuman Sensor Lotion/Soap Dispenser : Access soap or lotion without touching the dispenser. Simply place your hand under the sensor to dispense soap or lotion automatically. High-efficiency pump census consistent dispensing engineered with a drip less, clog-free valve to prevent drips. Dispensing control lets you regulate amount. Also, includes manual operation button. Clear reservoir indicates liquid level and features wide, easy-fill opening. Lights up green when sensor is activated, and turns red to signal low battery power. And since you don't touch the dispenser, it stays clean and fingerprint-free. Great for kitchen or bath. Lotion/soap not included. Requires 4 AA batteries. Product Features Automatic-motion electronic sensor Works with most liquid soaps and lotions LED light Touchless for fingerprint- and germ-free use Low noise Nondrip spout Attractive silver and black design Perfect for kitchen and bath
I thought my girlfriend was silly for bringing home a gadget such as this. Boy, was I wrong. Ever since putting this in the kitchen, cleaning meat seems like less of a chore. No longer do I walk around the kitchen after cleaning a chicken, struggling to pump soap out of a plastic pump with the back of my hand to avoid contaminating everything I touch. Operation is a snap. It always dispenses just the right amount of soap, and if it didn't, there are multiple settings. And the capacity is huge. We've had it for two months and have barely put a dent in the amount of soap that originally went into it. It's actually saving us soap by dispensing the perfect amount every time. Absolutely love it.
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America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book: The Only Baking Book You'll Ever Need
America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book: The Only Baking Book You'll Ever Need : Featuring more than 700 kitchen-tested recipes, 800 step-by-step photos, opinionated product ratings, and at-a-glance tutorials, "The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book" is a practical guide to baking basics for the beginning baker as well as an accomplished one.
When I wanted to learn to bake, I naturally turned to America's Test Kitchen. Their well-tested recipes always deliver, and with special emphasis on the why, as well as the how, I am always able to improve my understanding of the mechanics of what they recommend This book did not disappoint. Beautifully laid out, in a ring binder with tabs for easy navigation, this book includes, not just recipes, but equipment reviews, techniques, and tips to help guide you through a smoother and more functional kitchen.And the back and front covers include charts with measurement conversions, and a list of emergency substitutions for baking in a pinch. And with all the step-by-step photos, the recipes are practically foolproof. This book is well worth every penny.
Microplane Premium Zester/Grater : Patented razor-sharp teeth grate in both directions to finely grate hard cheese, whole nutmeg, ginger, chocolate or coconut in half the time. These Microplane Premium Graters expertly zest the rind of citrus into fine lacy wisps, leaving the bitter pith behind. Surgical stainless-steel blade and soft Santoprene handle for a safe, nonslip comfortable grip. Integral hanging loop. Dishwasher-safe. 18/8 blade is made in the USA. Microplane Premium grater/zester for ultra-fine shavings of citrus zest for beverages or recipes. Ideal to create fine lacy wisps of hard cheese such as Parmesan Reggiano or Romano. Microplane Premium medium-ribbon grater for grating hard cheese, apples, onions or nuts. Named for the shape of the dual-edge teeth, this grater creates thin strips grating in two directions. Produce decorative chocolate shavings onto desserts or beverages. Microplane Premium extra-coarse grater to create the chunkier slivers for Mexican or Italian dishes or salads. Also ideal for grating butter, soft cheese or potato for casserole toppings. Product Features Razor-sharp blades grate hard cheese, spices or garlic Blades are made of 440A Rockwell hardness stainless-steel for long-lasting sharpness and durability Nonclogging etched teeth zest and release ultra-fine shavings, leaving the bitter pith behind Integral hanging loop Ergonomic soft-grip handle for a comfortable grip Microplane's precise razor-like edges are formed with a revolutionary process called photo-etching, creating edges that grate finely on contact, without the uneven tugging and shredding of inferior graters
Before moving into a house I lived in an apartment with a very small kitchen and limited space. Only a few items were kept close at hand, and this was certainly one of them. It's uses are many, from zesting citrus, to grinding nutmeg. I've even used it to finely grate garlic into super potent paste. The handle is comfortable and the acrylic sleeve makes for easy storage without having to worry about dulling. After five years the thing still works as good as the day I bought it. It's no wonder this gadget has become a staple in kitchens everywhere.
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OXO Salad Spinner
OXO Salad Spinner : The OXO Salad Spinner washes greens and whisks away water instantly. One touch of a button starts the spinning motion. A second press stops it. Optionally, use as a colander or serving bowl. Product Features Stop and start at the touch of a button. Lid comes apart for easy cleaning. Basket can be used as a colander. Bowl can be used for serving. Available in green or clear.
I've had a few of these salad spinners, and they have always had problems. One had a crank that wore out after a few uses, and the one with the pull string was miserably hard to use. But the OXO is easy. The button really works, and my greens come out nice and dry. Because of this, I always keep it close at hand, and it's just about replaced my colander too.
Lodge Logic Cast-Iron Skillet : It's perfect for making virtually anything from bacon and eggs to grilled sandwiches, pan-fried fish, and fabulous cornbread. Each has dual pour spouts (except the 15" size) and a helper handle. Set of 2 includes the 10 1/4" and 12" diameter skillets. Lodge Logic's preseasoning process penetrates the metal's pores thoroughly and uniformly, so it looks and performs better than traditional home seasoning. You still get the even heating, superior heat retention, and inherently stick-resistant finish that has made cast iron cookware a favorite of professional chefs. Oven-safe. Made in the USA.
I recently bought the 12" skillet, and must say, if you don't own one of these, you have no excuse not to. It is an absolutely amazing pan for browning meats and pan-frying. It's versatile, and makes the trip from stove to oven without worries. I've even made pineapple upside-down cake in the thing. With proper care, this pan should outlast multiple owners, and for the price, you really have no excuse not to have one.
Atlas Marcato Pasta Machine, 150 : Make authentic pasta your grandmother would be proud of, using this pasta machine from Italy. Atlas 150 machine with narrow and wide cutters makes 4 types of pasta; flat dough sheet, fettuccine, spaghetti and tagliolini. Simply change the thickness of the dough sheet to make round or flat noodles. You control the noodle size by rotating the dial from .3mm to 2.5mm in a total of 9 positions. Using a family favorite batch of dough, fill and crank to knead and roll out the pasta. It's that easy to enjoy beautiful, Italian-made pasta at home! Detailed instructions and recipes included. This is the machine that is sturdily made to pass down from generation to generation. Chrome-plated steel body and nickel-plated rollers resist corrosion. Made entirely in Italy by the quality manufacturer of pasta machines for more than 60 years. Wipe clean. 3-year manufacturer warranty. 8"L x 8"W (14"L w/handle) x 6"H. Lasagna and ravioli attachments available separately. Motor unit also available separately. Product Features Chrome-plated steel body and nickel-plated rollers resist corrosion All gears are case-hardened tempered steel for long life Will not impart metallic taste The opening between the flat rollers is adjustable by regulating the dial in 9 positions, from .3mm to 2.5mm Includes hand-crank and clamp with ABS plastic handles, narrow and wide cutters Detailed instructions with color photos and recipes Additional attachments for lasagna and ravioli sold separately Motor drive unit sold separately
I love the freedom of making my own pasta, and this machine is the one and only. I can add pestos or herbs to my dough, make the noodles skinny or wide, and I have great fun doing it. I improvised some pasta the other night while friends were over and you'd have thought I'd conjured the stuff from mid-air. They were so amazed at how fast and easy from-scratch pasta could be.