Tools

Looking For the Right Tool for the Right Cooking Task? You don’t necessarily have to buy the most expensive, but you definitely want to buy quality. Below are some of the tools I use in my kitchen. Just click on the link to learn more about what it is, what it does, what to consider when buying and some online resources.
 

Potato Masher for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

August 17, 2012 1 Comment
Potato Masher for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

How your spuds turn out has a lot to do with what you use to mash them! Wire Potato Masher This is the tool most of us are familiar with. I don’t think there’s a kitchen in America that doesn’t have one of these. I love the wooden handle on this model. Not only does […]

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Instant Thermometers

August 17, 2012 3 Comments
Instant Thermometers

Why Instant Thermometers Are Important To Have In Any Kitchen How can you be sure your steak is medium-rare or medium-well?  –  The best answer is an instant thermometer. I am a big fan of instant thermometers. I knew they were great tools especially if you are a novice to cooking without the experience to […]

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Butter Bell Crocks for Storing Butter

August 17, 2012 1 Comment
Butter Bell Crocks for Storing Butter

Can you really store butter OUT of the refrigerator? Sometimes I see something in a cooking catalog that just makes sense and I want to see if it works.. That’s how I felt when I read about a French Butter Bell® Crock, a traditional butter storage system that permits you to keep softened butter outside […]

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Barbecue and Grilling Tools for Home

August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Barbecue and Grilling Tools for Home

The Importance of Using the Right Barbecue and Grilling Tools After living in a condo in NYC for almost 20 years, my grilling experiences were limited to weekends at friends’ summer homes. Although I experimented with different types of indoor grills, the results were usually less than perfect and often smoke alarm setting disasters. Anyway, […]

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Reasons for Owning a Pressure Cooker

August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Reasons for Owning a Pressure Cooker

5 Reasons to Own a Pressure Cooker If you have heard about pressure cookers but never used one yourself, you are definitely missing out on a valuable cooking experience.  Pressure cooking is a safe and healthy way to prepare a wide variety of foods, from canned fruit to frittatas to delicious baked beans, and they […]

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Electric Knife Sharpeners – How to Choose the Right One

August 17, 2012 2 Comments
Electric Knife Sharpeners – How to Choose the Right One

What good is a expensive knife if you don’t keep it sharp? Have you ever tried sawing a piece of lumber with a dull saw? It’s the same with a kitchen knife; you get the job done, but your arm falls off by the time you finish. Most cookbooks suggest purchasing a steel to keep […]

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Cutting Boards – Wooden or Plastic

August 17, 2012 8 Comments
Cutting Boards – Wooden or Plastic

How to Choose The Right Cooking Board Can you believe how many types of cutting boards there are today? How do you choose one from another? Here are some of the key things to look at before going out to purchase a new one. It’s All A Question of Size Some people may say it […]

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Chefs Knife – Choosing The Right Cutlery

August 17, 2012 5 Comments
Chefs Knife – Choosing The Right Cutlery

One of the most important tools you can invest in. Why Start with a Good Chef’s Knife? This is where it all starts. You want to get into cooking and you are thinking, “What’s the most important tool I should own?” The answer is a good chef’s knife, also called a French knife. Think of […]

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Onion Goggles Do Work

June 14, 2012 33 Comments
Onion Goggles Do Work

Stop Your Crying I received this pair of onion goggles for Christmas or my birthday last year and thought they were just one of those gadgets that home cooks had to have but didn’t need but I was so wrong. They work and work very well. Many of you may remember seeing onion goggles being […]

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Bagel Cutter – How to Slice a Bagel

June 14, 2012 1 Comment
Bagel Cutter – How to Slice a Bagel

Have you ever been cut while slicing a bagel? Well I have and it required a untimely visit to the emergency room and a few stitches. Not to mention it hurt. Here’s the ironic thing. My mother-in-law had given us one of those “Bagel Biters” as a gift and I refused to use it. I […]

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