Rachael Ray Kitchen Tool Accessories – Rachael Ray Tong Set

I 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 colors of  orange, green and  blue .

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 they are  designed to withstand high heat up to 500°F, so you can use them on the grill without worrying if they are going to melt.

They have  grippy silicone handles which are comfortable to hold and makes 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. 

Stirr Causes A Stir – Battery Powered Sauce Stirrer

stirr-lI have just come across a kitchen appliance that is going to blow you away.

If your forte is making beautiful tasty sauces then you know that they require the utmost attention to ensure that they turn out smooth, and the slightest bit of inattention equals disaster.

You know how it is, you are in the middle of whipping up a roux sauce and you get interrupted, by the kids, the dog or the next door neighbour, it may be just a few seconds of inattention, but when you turn back to the stove – lumpy sauce.

Its so frustrating and nothing you do can redeem the situation.

Well, this handy little battery operated tool means that  no longer do you have to worry about those minor interruptions because while your attention is elsewhere, Stirr keeps on stirring so your sauce remains nicely smooth and lump free and you will never have lumpy cheese sauce or gravy again.

So what is Stirr?

It is an automatic hands-free sauce stirrer, but you aren’t restricted to using it only on sauces or gravy, you can also stirr custards, soups, baked beans with simply a push of the button.

This is also a practical kitchen gadget for anybody who finds stirring tiresome or difficult, so its ideal for anyone with arthritis or wrist problems.

This really nifty battery powered kitchen accessory is the latest invention from  üutensil’s designer Gavin Reay.  The Stirr simply  glides around the pan base stopping the food from sticking or burning.

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It is safe to use in your brand new non-stick saucepan and the legs can be removed and popped into the dishwasher for easy clean up.

So often we come across gadgets full of promise that turn out to be less than effective but this is one kitchen accessory you are going to love.

No more lumpy gravy, through inattention, no more sore joints for arthritis sufferers, Stirr just keeps on stirring, ensuring even heat distribution through the sauce or gravy.

And where can you buy  Stirr!!

It is available from uütensil.com for  around  £14.99 plus p+p.


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Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinder Looks Classy – Works Well

kuhn-rikon-spice-grinderWe 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 four colors, I particularly like the eggplant color as shown, but you may prefer red, black, 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

For the eggplant and blue Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinder go to  Cooking.com

WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?
Cooking.com

Relieve Blunt Knife Frustration – Review: Wusthof 2 Stage Knife Sharpener

Wusthof 2 stage handheld sharpenerBlunt Knives = Frustration

Here you are in the middle of your latest culinary creation only to find that your favorite knife has lost its wonderfully sharp edge and needs to be sharpened.

Talk about frustrating.

Many people take their knives to someone to have this job done, so that means your knife is out of commission for a while.

Well, this  doesn’t have to be the case. If you have the Wusthof 2 Stage Knife Sharpener you can sharpen you knife yourself right there and then in the convenience of your kitchen.

The Wusthof 2 Stage Knife Sharpener is a simple device that will work  wonders on your kitchen knives. It is made with carbide steel for the coarse sharpening side and then when you are ready for that fine sharp edge, you will switch to the ceramic rod side of the device.

Using this knife sharpener is easy. With one hand, hold the handle on the sharpener to keep it steady. You will get a little help with this as it also has rubber grips on the bottom to aid in keeping it still, then pull your knife through the carbide steel site 3-5 times. Next, move to the ceramic side and pull the knife through another 3-5 times or until the blade has as sharp of an edge as you would like.

What We Like

  • The Wusthof sharpener is an easy to use device that beautifully restores your kitchen knife edge.
  • This sharpener is a fraction of the price of our favorite kitchen knives and will extend their usefulness making it a smart spending decision.
  • The rubber grips holds it firmly in place and the handle on the side of the sharpener lets you be in complete control.

The Wusthof 2 stage knife sharpener is available from:
Cooking.com
Amazon.com


Review: Victorinox Cutlery 8-Piece Knife Block Set

Vitorinox Cutlery 8 Piece Knife Block SetAre you looking for a new set of knives for your kitchen? Perhaps you are setting up your kitchen for the first time and know you need a knife set. Well, your search may have just ended.

The Victorinox Cutlery 8-Piece Knife Block Set is the perfect addition to every kitchen. is the perfect addition to every kitchen.

All of the blades in this set are made of high carbon steel that has been specifically crafted to resist stains and discoloring. If you know blades you will appreciate that these are also full tang knives, offering more balance and durability than other knives on the market.

But the blade is not all that you need to think about when it comes to a set of knives. You also need to know how well they will work in your hands. In this case, that is not a concern. The handles of these knives are black Fibrox, which is a slip-resistant and ergonomically correct construction making them easy to hold on to and keep a hold of.

While the set is a little pricey, you have to think of what you are getting. Once you have made a purchase like this, you will have knives that will be with you for many years to come and be an attractive addition to your kitchen.

Included in this set are a:

  • 10-inch Slicing Knife
  • 8-Inch Bread Knife
  • 8-Inch Chef Knife
  • 6-Inch Boning Knife
  • 4-Inch Paring Knife
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 10-Inch Sharpening Steel
  • Knife Block made from hardwood

What We Like

  • These are very strong knives that will be able to put up with a lot of use.
  • The no-stain steel will keep them looking very attractive for years to come as well.
  • With the purchase of this one set, you will have all the knives you need to run your kitchen for some time.