Would it be possible for this hand-powered device to mince items better than an electronic food processor or grinder? Now, after testing it with numerous raw and cooked veggies, I no longer doubt its abilities.
The JK Adams Strata Slate cheese board offers a unique surface for serving cheeses and hors d’oeuvres. With a deep gray color providing a natural and rustic look, it comes equipped with a dust-free chalk pencil for writing labels of the cheese you're eating right on the board.
Several weeks after opening the Excalibur 2400 4-Tray Dehydrator, it's still on my kitchen counter because I've had so much fun testing it. The Excalibur dehydrator is simple to use: simply fill the trays with your favorite fruits or vegetables, close the door, select a temperature, turn it on and leave it for several hours.
My husband was grating cheese fast and furiously … and grated his knuckle! It only takes one mistake like that to avoid using a box grater forevermore. That's why the Paderno World Cuisine Drum Grater is awesome.
The only thing better than the smell of homemade bread in your kitchen is the taste of fresh, warm baguettes straight from your oven. But making delicious bread — with perfectly crunchy exterior and soft interior — is a job for the bakery, right? Wrong!
As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
It was a Saturday, my husband and I had just finished some yard work and ice cream sounded like it would absolutely hit the spot. However, my husband doesn’t do that well with dairy. Time to break out the Yonanas machine!
Traditionally, used to grind up whole spices and herbs such as fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks and cardamom, I think of a mortar and pestle almost like a manual food processor. You can grind anything that will fit in the bottom of the mortar.
The last time I made ravioli, I was so discouraged by the frustration and mess that I swore I would never make it again. But the Repast Supply Co. 17" Maple-Walnut Ravioli Rolling Pin promised to make ravioli rolling easy and fun, so I had to give it another try.
The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker makes iced coffee in one minute. Well,
it doesn’t actually make iced coffee. It makes hot coffee (or any other hot
beverage) cold in one minute. But that’s a technicality. The HyperChiller works and is not complicated.
If I bring an extra gadget into my kitchen, my criteria are that it can't take up too much space and it has to live up to its promise. Looking like a large, round oven mitt with a pocket, this product is designed to warm tortillas in the microwave and keep them hot for up to an hour. .
There are two main types of juicer: centrifugal and masticating. A centrifugal juicer spins foods at super-high speed to create a pulpy liquid. A masticating juicer slowly squeezes and mashes foods to extract juices. Because they work at low speeds, masticating juicers have two distinct advantages over centrifugal juicers.
Is a spiralizer a necessary kitchen item? No. Is it a fun tool to have? You bet! This spiralizer can make fresh produce more palatable to particular eaters, get kids involved in the kitchen and help anyone minimizing or eliminating wheat or gluten-containing products from their diets.
The multi-purpose parchment paper used in PaperChef products is non-stick and biodegradable, making it an easy and environmentally friendly solution for lining baking sheets or cooking French-style "en papillote" dishes.
I was excited to try the Lékué Omelet Cooker, which is made of platinum silicone and is non-stick, BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. After reading the instructions, I felt very confident that even I could create a delicious omelet for dinner in about 2 minutes.
Like a lot of kids, I loved pasta night when I was younger. Fast-forward 25 years or so, and my pasta-making days are a little different from those of my childhood. I know a day will come when my girls will be more excited about twirling spaghetti on their forks than poking noodles, and when that time comes I have the perfect tool, the Lagostina Pastaiola pasta set.
I was equally delighted and terrified at the proposal to review a pressure cooker. As someone who spends many hours in the kitchen, it was time to conquer my fear. The All-Clad PC8 Precision Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker — with not one, not two, but five protections to ensure safety while cooking —helped me do exactly that.
On a recent Sunday, I was scheduled to have dinner with my family. I decided this would be the perfect time to test out the Emile Henry Chicken Baker and prepare a delicious roasted chicken with vegetables. Using the burgundy ceramic pot was so easy!
With a name meaning "half-moon" in Italian, this is a knife made for rocking a rolling. When used in a large bowl, as originally intended, the mezzaluna's rounded blade chops herbs and vegetables into a very fine dice.
Kitchen tool reviews featured in Food & Nutrition Magazine and FoodandNutrition.org are written by Stone Soup bloggers. Opinions expressed in these reviews are those of individual writers. Test samples are provided by manufacturers.