Review: Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale

Escali Digital ScaleIf you bake or prepare other kitchen meals that rely on weighing out foods before you cook, the Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale may be what you need for versatility in your weighing options.

This scale is simple to use, with only two buttons for operation. Additionally, you can adjust to the measurements that work best for your cooking needs, ounces or grams. Unlike most kitchen scales, this scale allows more weighing flexibility, going up to 11 Lbs (5 Kg).

2 AA batteries power this scale and once it is on you can weigh item after item. It will recognize when you have not used it for a time period and shut itself off.

Escali Scale ColorsThe Escali Primo Digital multifunctional scale is also available in a number of colors so it can be matched to your kitchen décor, instead of having to be hidden away between uses. It is also small   enough (8″ x 6″) to stay on the counter top.

What we like:

  • In case you spill while you are measuring, the plastic surface is easy to clean.
  • While many other scales are bulky, this one is nice and compact and can tuck into smaller spaces in the kitchen.
  • It can weigh more than most scales, up to 11 lbs.
  • You don’t have to reset the weight (oz or g) every time you turn on the scale. It will remember your last measurement type.

What we don’t like:

  • The batteries will die out sooner than you expect because the scale automatically stays on longer than most scales do.
  • It is not always accurate right away while calculating. You need to wait a few seconds when measuring until the bouncing around stops and it settles on one weight.
  • Sometimes it is not sensitive enough to weigh very light (4 oz or less) items

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REVIEW: OXO Good Grips i-Series Swivel Peeler

OXO Good Grips i-Series Swivel PeelerThis is yet another OXO product that has received exceptional ratings. The Oxo Good Grips i-Series Swivel Peeler has received rave reviews with the majority of reviewers on Amazon giving this product 5 stars.

The peeler has an extra hardened stainless steel blade with a super sharp blade. What’s amazing though is that the blade itself is replaceable so if it every dulls you don’t need to buy a whole new peeler.

The handle is non-slip so you won’t have the problem of the peeler slipping out of your hands.

The top of the blade includes an eyer which allows you to remove eyes or blemishes from potatoes or other vegetables.

The peeler is dishwasher safe so you won’t need to hand wash this one.

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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.

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