Review: Ateco 11 Piece Graduated Round Cookie Cutter Set

Ateco Cookie CuttersWhether you are a cookie chef or enjoy the subtle world of beautiful pastries, the Ateco 11-Piece Graduated Round Cookie Cutter Set is a must have for your kitchen. This set of stainless steel round cookie cutters slowly graduate in size from 7/8 inch to 3 3/4 inches wide.

Additionally, some of these cutters are also thicker than others (varying from ¾ inch high to 3 5/8 inches high) to be able to cut through thin or thick dough without a problem.

Instead of having to throw them all in the drawer and add to the clutter of your kitchen, all 11 pieces fit perfectly in a small tin, stacking one inside the other. This not only saves space in the cupboards, but also helps you find just the right size when you need it, instead of wasting time digging through the drawer.

If you have a lot of cookies, biscuits or other pastries to cut, your fingers will appreciate the top edge of these cutters, which is rolled to keep you from cutting or irritating your hand as you work. The stainless steel construction also makes them durable and dishwasher safe.

What we like:

  • These cookie cutters cause less clutter in your pantry because they all neatly stack in one container.
  • They are dishwasher safe, so a breeze to clean when you’re done baking.
  • They have rounded tops – No more cutting your hand when you are trying to press out cookie shapes.

What we don’t like:

  • There are no sizes listed on the cutters meaning you either have to measure them (if you like being precise) or just guess.
  • Since they are made of metal, they can rust if you don’t make sure they are completely dry before you put them away.

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Mexican Cooking Utensils – La Cocinera – Molcajete – Tortillero – Large Comal & The Best Of Mexico Cookbook

Mexican Cooking Utensils What a great gift idea for anyone starting out to learn how to prepare and cook Mexican style food.

This set of Mexican Cooking Utensils – La Cocinera has everything they or you need to get you started.

The molcajete is used to grind up the chilis and make your own masa.

The tortillero or tortilla press is used to flatten the masa and to make the tortillas.

The large comal is the cast iron plate or griddle that is used to cook the tortillas and to blister chillies.

Team this with a Norco Tortilla warmer to keep your tortillas warm until you are ready to serve them.

The Best of Mexico

Add t0 this ‘The Best of Mexico’ cookbook and you will be well on your way to becoming an expert in Mexican cooking.

Mexican food is full of diversity and creativity that stems from its history from ancient Indian civilizations, to the Spanish Conquistadores of the sixteenth century, and add to that the influence of European tastes.

In The Best of Mexico, food editor Evie Righter has chosen the finest examples of culinary creativity from this intriguing and vibrant country.

The ingredients and techniques are clearly written and the dishes are accompanied by beautiful color photographs both of the dishes  and Mexico.

This book has received mostly positive reviews which can be read at

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The Blade Machine Meat Tenderizer by Deni

41p3ah7drwl__aa280_.jpgWhatever type of meat you want to tenderize The Blade Machine will do it quickly and efficiently.

It is ideal for cutting through the tough connective tissues on cheaper cuts of meat and it is ideal for use on meat you are going to fry or grill.  Tenderizing your meat helps to reduce the shrinkage experienced during the cooking process and using The Blade Machine reduces the cooking time required.

This is a sturdy piece of equipment that has a single row of 16 razor sharp stainless steel prongs that can pierce through any cut of meat such as large whole roasts, chickens, large cuts of venison and sirloin.

There is a rectangular-shaped, plastic handle and plastic cover which safely store the super-sharp blades when the Blade Machine is not in use.

For easy cleanup and hygienic safety, the tenderizer is dishwasher-safe.  Although I am not a fan of putting knives and sharp objects into the dishwasher, there is no reason why you can’t. On occassions you may find that you need to clean out any meat particles before washing. Be very careful of the sharp blades when doing this.

As with all equipment to keep in good working order, check the screws now and then and give them a quick tighten if they have worked loose.

The reviews are almost all positive and you can read them at

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Progressive International Microwavable S’Mores Maker

Progressive Smore’s MakerProgressive International® are always coming up with new ideas to bring enjoyment into your kitchen.

They have and amazing range of functional, inventive, and fun kitchen tools and their Progressive International Microwavable S’Mores Maker is one of those  innovative products.

This gadget lets you microwave 2 S’Mores in 30 seconds or less .

It is so simple to use that even your kids can use it to  make S’Mores for their friends on playdate.

 Just fill the water reservoir, place your graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow on the tray and heat.  The plastic arms hold everything in place, and the marshmellow and chocolate heat at the same time giving you  perfect S’More every time.

You must change the water in the reservoir after every 2nd time used.

The Progressive International Microwaveable S’Mores Maker is dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

This product would make an ideal present for kids and grown ups alike. After all everyone loves crackers and marshmallows.

Everyone who brought the  Microwaveable S’Mores Maker is delighted with the result it gives. Read the reviews on

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J.A. Henckels International Flatware Tray – Avoid the Frustration of Finding Your Cutlery

I don’t know about you  but I find that keeping my flatware organized in my kitchen drawer is important. Apart from the fact that it is easier to find a fork or knife without digging around for it, it also keeps your good cutlery from getting easily scratched.

This is where the J.A. Henckels International Flatware Tray comes in handy. The tray is made from hardwood construction so it is strong and durable plus it adds an attractive look to your kitchen drawer.  Being made from wood means this flatware tray will blend in nicely with a wood finished kitchen.

It is also a good size, measuring 10.5 inches by 14.75 inches by 2.75 inches, the six spacious areas can hold up to 90 pieces of flatware.

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