Weston Products Launches Website for Michael Symon’s New Product Line

michael-symon-live-to-cookCLEVELAND, Ohio (December 1, 2011) – Kitchenware manufacturer Weston Products has launched a new site, MichaelSymon.WestonProducts.com, as an online source for its latest line of specialty kitchen products, the Michael Symon Live to Cook collection.

Celebrity Chef Michael Symon is an Iron Chef, Food Network Star, host of ABC’s “The Chew,” and now, he has launched his first kitchenware line. The Michael Symon Live to Cook Collection by Weston includes a meat grinder, vacuum sealer, sausage stuffer, French fry cutter, burger presses, and several other stainless steel kitchen tools “for those who take cooking seriously.”
In addition to viewing product details and purchasing the items on the site, consumers can watch product demos hosted by the Iron Chef himself. The site also gives customers the opportunity to preview recipes from Weston’s Michael Symon “For Those Who Take Cooking Seriously” Recipe Collection, which is included free with each product in the line.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Chef Symon,” said Michael Caspar, CEO of Weston Products. “Being from Cleveland made the partnership a perfect fit – our shared values on food preparation made it a no-brainer.”

Symon, currently the owner of four critically acclaimed restaurants and eight total locations, chose to partner with Weston Products to make restaurant-style cooking more approachable to the home cook. The self-proclaimed “meat-centric” chef selected products for crafting foods like burgers, sausages, and French fries from fresh ingredients.

“Weston products have changed the way I cook.” said Symon. “They make cooking easier, more efficient, and always fun.” In addition to MichaelSymon.WestonProducts.com, the Michael Symon Live to Cook collection is set to be available at fine retailers across the country in the next coming months.

live-to-cook-michael-symonAbout Michael Symon

Chef Michael Symon cooks with soul. Growing up in a Greek and Sicilian family, the Cleveland native creates boldly-flavored, deeply satisfying dishes at his four restaurants in America’s heartland: Lola, Lolita, Roast and B Spot. He also shares his exuberant, approachable cooking style and infectious laugh with viewers as an Iron Chef on the Food Network. Since being named a Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Michael and his restaurants have been awarded numerous honors including Bon Appétit magazine’s Top 10 Best New Burger Joints; SoBe Wine & Food Festival’s People’s Choice award, The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef and Gourmet magazine’s list of America’s Best Restaurants. Michael can be seen on Food Network’s Iron Chef and The Next Iron Chef, ABC’s The Chew and The Cooking Channel’s Cook Like an Iron Chef.

Live2Cook-Weston®- LogoAbout Weston Products

Founded in 1997, Weston Products is a leading manufacturer of specialty food processing equipment, specializing in commercial-grade meat processing equipment, home harvesting tools, and traditional style kitchenware. The company is an independently operated private company, owned by current management team Michael Caspar and Jason Berry. Weston Products was listed on the 2011 Inc. 5000, a list of the country’s fastest growing privately held companies.

More information on Weston Products can be found at http://www.westonproducts.com.

CorningWare French White 7-Ounce Ramekins, Set of 4

A set of ramekins are a must for  any well equipped kitchen. Ramekins can be used as a small bowl for dipping  sauces, a bowl for your morning cereal and of course for cooking up individual  servings of custard, flan, and crème brulee.  They can even be used as small  fruit bowls and for dipping sauce.

I have a set of these ramekins, actually I have 8 of them. Along with everything else you can use them for, I find them great for making individual chocolate muffins. A treat I don’t make very often thanks to an ever spreading waistline.

These CorningWare French White 7-Ounce Ramekins are really well made.  They are a manufactured  stoneware that can hold up to the harshest treatment.  You can use them in the freezer, the fridge, the microwave and even  in the oven.

CorningWare French White ramekins,  are slick and non-porous. You don’t have to worry about food sticking to the  sides or staining. Since it’s non porous you don’t have to worry about any  strong food odors transferring between dishes.

The ramekins have a classic design with a flared lip and  fluting along the outer sides for a traditional classic look. These are a bit  larger than standard ramekins but that just makes them that much more  functional.

What We Like:

  • CorningWare have so much faith in their product that their French White Ramekins come with a ten year warranty. Something not too many other companies have the confidence to do.
  • They are  a quality set that can be used in any cooking environment. So the price is very reasonable for what you get. The Corningware set is quite competitively priced  compared to some other sets we looked at.
  • We really like the 7 ounce size. They are bigger than the  traditional four ounce ramekin. This just means that we get bigger crème brulee  servings, not exactly a bad thing.  The larger size also makes them much more  functional than standard four ounce units.

And while you are thinking about creme brulee you might like to consider buying the Bonjour Chef’s Torch.

Rachael Ray Kitchen Tool Accessories – Rachael Ray Tong Set

rachael-ray-tongsI find that a good set of kitchen tongs are an essential part of my kitchen. I use them for all those jobs such as turning steaks on the grill, sausages,kebabs, chicken pieces, tossing and serving a salad and a myriad of other cooking tasks.

For many years I used a set of tongs with the black silicone tops which is essential to making sure I don’t scratch any of my non-stick cookware. Well, although my set is functional, black sure doesn’t have the whizz bang effect that this set of Rachael Ray tongs has. Because like all Rachael Ray kitchen accessories, these tongs  are available in her signature color of  orange.

So apart from being one of those really useful kitchen essentials these tongs add a bit of pizzaz when it comes to serving food.

Now another feature that I really like about these Rachael Ray 2-Piece   ‘lil Hugger Tongs’ is that the heads of the tongs are  designed to withstand heat up to 500°F, so you can use them on the grill without worrying if they are going to melt, and the tong handles will withstand up to 350 ºF.

They have  grippy silicone handles which are comfortable to hold and make it really easy to hold onto slippery foods such as corn on the cob.

When you have finished using the tongs they lock into a closed position for easy storage in the drawer or utensil holder. You will be really happy with how easy these tongs are to clean and they are dishwasher safe. Included in the set are tongs in the following sizes:

  • One pair  measuring 9 inches
  • One pair measuring  12 inches

The Rachael Ray tong set is one of those really useful kitchen utensils that you will have you wondering how you ever did without them.

Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinder Looks Classy – Works Well

51oP6SpmOtL._SL1082_We really enjoy the flavor and aroma of freshly ground spices. After all the addition of a herbs and spices can quickly jazz up what could be an ordinary tasting or bland dish.

And there are just so many beautiful spices available which means I never tire of experimenting when I am cooking.

So I am always on the lookout for grinders that not only do a credible job of grinding up spices, seeds and herbs quickly and efficiently but also look good.

I have a number of grinders that perform well but I am a bit like the Imelda Marcos of grinders, I don’t believe you can have too many.

This Kuhn Rikon Spice Grinder has the ceramic mechanism on the top of the grinder which means that your counter stays clean and you won’t end up with bits of ground spice all over the place. The Vase Spice grinder is equipped with the CrushGrind® ceramic mechanism that is reportedly sharper and stronger than steel.

This classy looking Vase Spice Grinder has four interchangeable inserts which allows you to quickly and simply change to whichever spice or herb you require. The adjustment wheel turns easily  giving you control over the final result and  letting you choose whether you want extra fine or coarsely ground spices.

Just imagine have total control over your ground spice results. The Kuhn RikonVase Spine Grinder lets you easily grind up salt, peppercorns,  rosemary, flax seeds, cloves, chilis, basil, oregano….all your favorite dried herbs and spices, with a minimum of fuss and you can even grind up the spice mixes that you and your family like, whether you make your own homemade mix or use a store bought mix.

The Vase Spice Grinder is available in  black, red, blue or white.

Features:

  • Turn the spice grinder over and grind from the top so counters stay clean.
  • The Vase Spice Grinder easily adjusts for fine to coarse grinding.
  • Three containers make changing spices a snap.
  • There are ergonomic finger grips for easy action.
  • The CrushGrind ceramic mechanism stays sharp.

These spice grinders are attractive enough to leave out on your counter top.

For the black, white and red Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinders go to Amazon.com

 

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?
Amazon.com

Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan

Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette PanMaking baguettes at home is not easy. You want to get the right shape and that nice crispy crust and that is where  having the right bread pan ensures that you end up with a pleasing result.

The Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Panwill give you such excellent results that you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

The pan has three troughs that make sure the dough keeps its shape and the pan has perforations that ensure that the bread is evenly browned.

Simply spray the pan with Pam just to ensure that the dough doesn’t stick or oozed through the holes as some customers have commented.

The  solid aluminum steel baguette pan measures 9-by-17-inch and has a nonstick Silverstone surface and a solid support bars that prevent the pan from warping.

What We Like

  • You can store the pan neatly in the cupboard as it is only 1-inch thick
  • Bakes three baguette-shaped bread loaves
  • The non-stick  surface has been developed to withstand the extreme environment of professional kitchens.
  • Heavy-gauge aluminum steel with nonstick Silverstone surface
  • Safe to use in dishwasher
  • Comes with 25 years limited warranty

Virtually everyone who purchased the Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan is absolutely delighted with the way it turns out buns and baguettes.  You can read the reviews at Amazon.com

So if you want to make beautiful french bread to serve with lashings of butter and your favorite spread this is one pan you need.

Chicago Metallic are well known for their quality bakeware products, so you know you are going to get a product that will stand the test of time.

Where Can I Buy the Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan ?
Amazon.com