Mauviel M’Passion Silicone Kougloff Pan

Mauviel Silicone Kougloff PanMauviel are known as makers of the most exquisite copper cookware that is used by professional chefs worldwide.

Well they also have a the M’Passion collection which is dedicated to gourmands that enjoy preparing desserts, making chocolate and pastry dishes.

The Mauviel M’Passion Silicone Kougloff Pan is made from flexible, non stick  silicone which is designed to produce the perfect Kougloff.

I found a Kougloff recipe for you to try from the Tsuji Academy in Japan. This recipe is attributed to Chef  Ono Takashi.

And here is another recipe for Kougloff over at Whisk: A Food Blog that is nicely presented and easy to follow.

So armed with your recipe you are ready to create the  perfect Kougloff with your  silicone Kougloff pan  from Mauviel.

Now this silicone can be safely used in the oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer, pretty amazing stuff really.

It is easy to clean and can safely be popped in the dishwasher.

The Mauviel M’Passion silicone Kougloff pan measures  9″ x 4.25″.

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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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Presto 07046 Cool Touch Tilt n Drain Big Electric Griddle

Presto Tilt n Drain GriddleIf you are tired of standing in the kitchen cooking small batches of pancakes, eggs, french toast etc, well you might want to consider buying the Presto 07046 Cool Touch Tilt’n Drain Electric Griddle.

Because the grill has a very large cooking surface that can accomodate up to 12 pancakes or slices of french toast,  it means that the whole family can sit down to eat breakfast together.

This griddle not only has a very large cooking surface, you can also easily adjust it  from a level grilling surface for eggs and pancakes to a tilted draining surface for provide a healthier option for cooking meats.

All you need to do is simply pull out on the handles to tilt the grilling surface. Push the handles back in to return to a level surface.

What we like:

  • the unit heats up quickly and distributes heat evenly.
  • the Control Master heat control maintains  accurate cooking temperatures, so no more under or overdone pancakes.
  • the premium nonstick surface gives you stick free cookinPresto 07046 Cool Touch Tilt'n Drain Electric Griddle 15g.
  • a cool-touch area surrounds the grilling surface on the front and both side
  • there is a raised lip at the back to preven batter spillage
  • easy to change from level to tilted surface and back again
  • there is a slide-out drip tray for quick cleanup.
  • With the heat control removed, the immersible unit can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
  • The electric griddle measures approximately 24″ x 18-1/2″ x 5 “
  • There is a  one-year limited warranty.

What we don’t like:

  • Well nothing really. It does exactly what it is designed to do – cook large quanities quickly and efficiently.

Reviews for the Presto 07046 Cool Touch Tilt n Drain Big Electric Griddle are positive, and as one reviewer states ” If you have trouble storing it because of the size, stick it under your bed.” Read the reviews 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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