Pouring waffle batter is no new thing. Pouring waffle batter into a “batter pour spout” is. That’s how the Cuisinart WAF-V100 Vertical Waffle Maker works. Just like a regular waffler, it produces one delicious round Belgian waffle. Unlike a traditional waffle maker, the batter pours in from the top.
The idea is to save space, but you still have to open up the clamshell shape to get the waffle out of course. The good news is it doesn’t have to fold flat to get to the waffle. (One side stands tall.) However, one reviewer on Amazon noted the latch placement and lack of on/off switch make using it somewhat awkward. Check out the video and reviews to see if the space-saving nature of this waffle machine works for you.
December 27, 2015 No Comments
Does your butter have herbs in it? Garlic? Little pieces of sausage? It could. Well, maybe you don’t really want the last one, but customizable butter doesn’t have to be far away.
The Paderno World Cuisine Fresh Butter Maker (with instructions) is a butter churn for home kitchen use. Consisting of a hand crank and a jar, the kitchen tool takes cream from liquid to butter in minutes (along with some elbow grease).
Of course, it doesn’t take one of these things to make flavored or seasoned compound butter, since there is still the matter of shaping it after the whey has been tipped off. But as long as you’re playing with butter, might as well make it fresh. Yum!
June 16, 2015 No Comments
Spiralizing has hit the big time. Now, the no-longer elusive spiral cut can be found lurking right out in the open on the kitchen countertop via an attachment for the popular KitchenAid stand mixer.
Attaching to the Power Hub, the KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment with Peel beefs up the stand mixer’s arsenal while prettying up the results. Popular for making delicate and whimsical shapes out of veggies, spiralizers add an interesting texture to otherwise ordinary meals. The new number one best seller in mixer parts and accessories, the spiral cutter takes spiralizers from novelty item to legitimate prep tool.
June 2, 2015 1 Comment
Hands down, the most important spices are salt and pepper. When used properly, salt and pepper always deserve a round of applause. In fact, any chef not using salt and pepper should not only be given a wag of the finger, but also a slap on the wrist — and then be taken away in handcuffs. Good thing a handful of salt and pepper is never far away.
You gotta hand it to these Handy Salt and Pepper Mills, they really come in handy around the kitchen. Before, during and after cooking a meal, these handsome salt and pepper grinders handle the seasoning task handily. Available as a lefty or a righty, the hands look like an artist’s articulated model, but with the important distinction these hands are handing over the spices. Pretty neat. I’d sure like to shake the hand of the person who thought of this.
And yes, they are handmade.
December 10, 2013 No Comments
Tea time! The Dalla Piazza Delicha Automatic Tea Maker + 12OZ. Halo Bistro Wide Body Coffee Cup + 4.5in. Cup & Saucer Demi Spoon not only comes with a bunch of tea stuff like spoons and saucers, but the darn thing can actually keep track of time too.
Featuring a “patented timing mechanism,” the automatic tea maker steeps tea (or coffee) and then lifts the steeping basket out of the brew when time is up. The timer can go up to seven minutes, which happens to be about how long it takes to read that product title. Good thing a nice cup of tea is worth the wait.
September 26, 2013 No Comments
How cheese gets from the cow to the plate is a journey that many may be interested in. Not surprisingly, to get there involves a lot of things that start with the letter ‘c.’ That would include: cheese wax, cheese shaping mold, cheese cultures, cheesecloth, cheese salt, and a cheese brush.
And that doesn’t even take into account all the things that don’t start with ‘cheese!’ For example, where would someone get the other necessary ingredients and tools? Well, if after all that one still needs: rennet, calcium chloride, coloring, thermometer and a wax melting pot, they most certainly did not pick up the Complete Artisan Cheese Making Kit from Grow and Make.
Everything listed above is included in the DIY cheese-making kit. That is, everything but the cow and the milk.
A complete cheese making kit for the culinary artisan (does not include milk). Includes ingredients and instructions for making gouda, colby, monterey jack, mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Includes cheese wax, cheese shaping mold, rennet, cheese cultures, cheesecloth, cheese salt, calcium chloride, cheese brush & coloring, thermometer, wax melting pot
July 23, 2013 No Comments