Vic Firth 17 inch Newport Wood Pepper Mill

wood-pepper-millThis elegant handcrafted wooden pepper mill adds a touch of class to your dining table setting.

It is made from rock maple and colored with a mahogany stain giving it a lovely glossy look.

We all know that freshly ground peppercorns add a magical taste to                                                                                                                                                                            food. I know that we go through so many whole black peppercorns that I have to buy them in bulk.

The Vic Firth 17-in. Newport Pepper Mill is easy to hold and it has an advance grinding system that they have playfully called the ‘lock and grind’.

Now the ‘lock and grind’ is a two step (sounds like a dance) process. Firstly the peppercorns are crushed and then they are ground to a perfect consistency.

Another thing that is great about this lovely wooden pepper mill is that you can simply pop out the grinding mechanism for easy cleaning and this lovely wood pepper mill has a lifetime guarantee. Goodness me, how great is that.



Cuisinart Easypop Popcorn Maker

cuisinart-easypop-popcorn-makerAccording to the manufacturers blurb the Cuisinart EasyPop Popcorn Maker puts the crunch into homemade popcorn!

So that you have nice crips popcorn every time the popcorn maker has vents in the popping bowl so that the moisture escapses.

You can pop enough popcorn to fill up the family as it pops up to 10 cups of popcorn in under 5 minutes, and you choose how much oil and salt to add.

Easy to use and a breeze to clean up, plus it is also dishwasher safe.

However, the majority of the reviews were not quite as enthusiastic about the construction of the product or its performance. Many found the popcorn to be chewy, this may have been the result of not removing the plastic cover that allows the steam to escape.

Others reported defective machines where bits melted or didn’t function properly, so all in all there is a lot of disappointment with this product. Most buyers purchased the easypop popcorn maker because of Cuisinart’s great reputation for producing cookware that is durable, functional and good looks, unfortunately the easypop popcorn maker does not appear to not be up to their usual high standard.

Having said that, those people who did get the popcorn maker to work properly are absolutely delighted with it and give it a big thumbs up. This is one of those items that you will need to read the reviews on and then decide whether or not to take the chance or look for another brand of popcorn maker such as the Wabash Valley Farms Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

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Copper Pot Rack Review: Enclume Copper Oval Pot Rack with Grid

euclume-copper-pot-rackYou just can’t beat the elegant good look of copper and this copper pot rack by Enclume is no exception. I like this pot rack because it could easily work with both a modern or traditional style kitchen.

Pot racks are a great way to free up space in your kitchen. You’ll have a lot more room in your kitchen cabinets and your pots and pans will be easily accessible at a moments notice.

It’s also a great way of keeping your pots and pans scratch free particularly if you use a lot of non-stick as you no longer have to store them one on top of each other.

What We Like

  • Well what can you say, this is a gorgeous piece of equipment that anyone couldn’t help but love to have in their kitchen.
  • The rack comes with 6 straight hooks and 4 angled hook for hanging of your cookware.
  • You also get 2 extension hooks for mounting.

Other things to consider

  • This isn’t cheap at just over $1000 but it is definitely something that will last a lifetime and more. You’ll be handing this one down to the kids.


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Rosle Garlic Press Review

rosle-garlic-pressI like anything that will save me time in the kitchen and this is one accessory that will do just that. Not having to peel the garlic before pressing is one big positive in my book.

The Rosle Garlic Press is made from quality 18/10 stainless steel which is in contrast to most other garlic presses on the market which are made from cast metal or aluminum alloy.

This is a solid piece of equipment.

What We Like

  • You don’t have to peel the garlic to use this garlic press.
  • It’s made from 18/10 stainless steel.
  • It is dishwasher safe.
  • It comes with a ring so you can easily hang on a utensil rack.
  • For a garlic press this is relatively easy to clean.

What We Don’t Like

  • The price may be an issue for some.

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Cuisinart Griddler Review

cuisinart-griddleThis very versatile griddle will have you making delicious steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches and yummy bacon and eggs quickly and easily. Just plug it in and away you go.

The best feature of the Cuisinart griddle is the reversible plates. On one side is a flat plate and on the other the grill. So you can have a full grill if you like or full griddle or half and half. It also has separate temperature controls so you can keep the two plates at different temperatures or keep one completely off if you don’t need to use both plates.

I noticed that most review sites on the net indicate that the griddle parts should be hand washed. However, when reading the instruction booklet that comes with this griddler, it indicates that the plates, drip tray and scraping tool are dishwasher safe. If purchasing you might want to take this into consideration and read the instruction book to ensure that it is in fact dishwasher safe before you pop it in to wash. My preference for anything non-stick is to hand wash as it definitely prolongs the life of the product.

What We Like

  • The plates are reversible so you can grill on one side and griddle on the other
  • The plates are removable and dishwasher safe so clean up is a breeze.
  • The drip tray collects grease and can also be removed. It is dishwasher safe.
  • It comes with a scraping tool which is also dishwasher safe.
  • The griddler won’t work unless everything is locked properly into place – this is a nice safety feature.
  • You can really cook anything on this – at least anything that you would use on a regular stove top.

What We Don’t Like

  • This can take up a bit of room so you will need a bit of counter space.

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