Reviews

William Bounds Art Deco Pepper Mills
William Bounds Art Deco Pepper Mills

Comments: Many people go to great lengths to dress their table. And as long as the decorations aren’t used to compensate for a potential lack of flavor*, we’re fine with that, supportive even. And one p...

by Ginger Cook
Marcus Unity 11 Piece Cookware Set
Marcus Unity 11 Piece Cookware Set

Comments: We have never seen the point of having pans that were all made of the same material. A stock pot does not need to function as a sauté pan, and a griddle should perform differently than a sauce...

by Ginger Cook
OXO 4-Piece Cheese Knife Set
Kitchen Tools OXO 4-Piece Cheese Knife Set

Comments: Yes, you can easily make it through an entire life without a set of cheese knives, and many people will. But a cheese platter will look more elegant and be more manageable if it features knive...

by Ginger Cook
Kuhn Rikon HotPpan 3 Quart Casserole
Kuhn Rikon HotPpan 3 Quart Casserole

Comments: We are besieged with requests from readers who want to partially cook their food, drive two hours to a friend’s house, and then finish the cooking. We generally say, “no.” Your food will cool ...

by Ginger Cook
Klip! Vibe Mobile Timer reviewed
Klip! Vibe Mobile Timer reviewed

Comments: Our guess is that American Innovative is a company of engineers. Of course that’s not a bad thing – it probably means their product is better than you expected, and quite possibly that there a...

by Ginger Cook
Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker review
Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker review

Comments: A pressure cooker is a wonderful thing. Yes, there is a learning curve, but if you put in a little effort – and especially if you use it with some regularity – it becomes intuitive. You may ha...

by Ginger Cook
Knork reviewed
Kitchen Tools Knork reviewed

Comments: We really like the Knork – three-quarters fork, one-quarter knife. It is a rocker knife and fork combination that allows you to cut and eat food with only one utensil, and therefore especially...

by Ginger Cook
Chef’s Planet Measuring Colander review
Chef’s Planet Measuring Colander review

Comments: Why would you not put measuring lines on a colander? Rocket science, right? In this case, the draining holes double as the measuring lines. The colander measures from a quarter pint to 1-1/2 p...

by Ginger Cook
Le Creuset Enameled Moroccan Tagine
Le Creuset Enameled Moroccan Tagine

Comments: Simply having a tagine marks you as an interesting person,… an adventurous cook,… quite likely a world traveler. You could use it as a decoration – never cook with it – and you’d still look co...

by Ginger Cook
Mario Batali Nylon Pizza Knife reviewed
Kitchen Tools Mario Batali Nylon Pizza Knife reviewed

Comments: There’s something a little bit cool in eschewing the traditional pizza wheel for a rocking pizza knife – it definitely makes you look more serious. This one is sturdy and big enough to cut thr...

by Ginger Cook
J.A. Henckels Twin Pure Serving Spoon
Kitchen Tools J.A. Henckels Twin Pure Serving Spoon

Comments: If you use this serving spoon, you’ll feel like a Rockefeller. To buy this spoon, you need to be a Rockefeller* (although it can be found online at substantial discounts). This functional ser...

by Ginger Cook
Wilton Twist and Measure
Wilton Twist and Measure

Comments: We admit – we were skeptical. Perhaps this all-in-one measuring cup could handle dry ingredients, but how is an adjustable measure going to handle liquids? we mused. Turns out it does very wel...

by Ginger Cook
Chantal Copper Fusion Sauteuse Pan
Chantal Copper Fusion Sauteuse Pan

Comments: In the competition to produce a pan with the most layers, Chantal must be firmly in the running, with six – copper at the core, fused to carbon steel on either side, a base enamel on either si...

by Ginger Cook
NewMetro Design BeaterBlade reviewed
NewMetro Design BeaterBlade reviewed

Comments: We love, love, love the BeaterBlade. Not having to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, not having to fight the random location of the stopped beaters to get a spatula down to the bottom ...

by Ginger Cook
Nuwave Digital Pro Infrared Oven review
Nuwave Digital Pro Infrared Oven review

Comments: How can we say this nicely? We don’t necessarily believe everything we see on TV. And infomercials, well, occasionally we are dubious. That’s why the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven came as such a n...

by Ginger Cook
Chicago Metallic Meatball Baker reviewed
Chicago Metallic Meatball Baker reviewed

Comments: How often do you make meatballs? Put it another way, can you justify purchasing a special pan just to make meatballs? We think you can, and here’s why: The Meatball Baker from Chicago Metall...

by Ginger Cook
Anolon Nouvelle Copper 12-Inch Skillet
Anolon Nouvelle Copper 12-Inch Skillet

Comments: Is there a limit to how many layers of metal can be fused together to make the bottom of a pan? Quite possibly not. Manufacturers fiddle with layers of copper (the best conductor of heat), alu...

by Ginger Cook
OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner
OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner

Comments: This is simple to use. Release the latch and the knob pops up. Press it a few times to start the basket spinning. Use the brake to stop the spinning. A non-slip ring keeps the bowl steady on t...

by Ginger Cook