Reviews

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

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...

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
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
Smith Abrasives 12-Inch Sharpening Steel
Kitchen Tools Smith Abrasives 12-Inch Sharpening Steel

Comments: “Sharpening steel,” as we all know, is a misnomer. A steel doesn’t actually sharpen a knife (which involves grinding away the old weak edge and reshaping a new stronger edge). The sharpening o...

by Ginger Cook
CIA Masters Collection 7-inch Santoku
Kitchen Tools CIA Masters Collection 7-inch Santoku

Comments: A sharp knife is a wonderful thing. A wonderful, sharp knife is almost beyond description. This is a wonderful, sharp knife. A few may scoff that this is made of high-carbon, no-stain German...

by Ginger Cook
Zyliss Lettuce Knife reviewed
Kitchen Tools Zyliss Lettuce Knife reviewed

Comments: Does it do just what it says it will do? Yes, it does – it cuts lettuce. Do you need a special implement to cut lettuce? Many make do, and many tear their lettuce to have rougher edges for dre...

by Ginger Cook
Wüsthof Classic Ikon Santoku reviewed
Kitchen Tools Wüsthof Classic Ikon Santoku reviewed

Comments: Why beat around the bush? Fabulous knife. Incredibly sharp; cuts through meat, vegetables, everything we tried, like butter. Here’s what Wüsthof says about its Classic Ikon line: And about t...

by Ginger Cook
Rösle Pineapple Cutter reviewed
Kitchen Tools Rösle Pineapple Cutter reviewed

Comments: A pineapple is not a user-friendly object. The flesh is amazing, but it is covered with diamond-patterned bumps and an irregular skin, and it has a woody core running down the center. You can ...

by Ginger Cook
Rösle 9-Inch Silicone Coated Locking Tongs
Kitchen Tools Rösle 9-Inch Silicone Coated Locking Tongs

Comments: As an institution, we do not believe in magic. We have also not heard anyone around the office express a belief in magic. Still, we are pretty sure that how these Rösle tongs work. The Rösle ...

by Ginger Cook
Guy Fieri/Ergo Chef Chef’s Knife reviewed
Kitchen Tools Guy Fieri/Ergo Chef Chef’s Knife reviewed

Comments: There are two issues to discuss here – the Guy Fieri part, and the Ergo Chef part. Guy Fieri, who shot to fame as the winner of The Next Food Network Star in 2006, and now has multiple televi...

by Ginger Cook
Miyabi Usuba Knife reviewed
Kitchen Tools Miyabi Usuba Knife reviewed

Comments: Those great German knife makers are not going to let those great Japanese knife makers eat their lunch, no matter how popular Santoku knives become! So they started making their own and/or bou...

by Ginger Cook
Starfrit Gourmet Locking Knife Block
Kitchen Tools Starfrit Gourmet Locking Knife Block

Comments: Does having a child – or having a child visit – mean that you have to give up cooking? Well, yes, but that’s a different matter. Does it mean you have to get rid of your good knives, your trus...

by Ginger Cook
Wüsthof Classic Kitchen Knife reviewed
Kitchen Tools Wüsthof Classic Kitchen Knife reviewed

Comments: We have knives coming out our ears – that goes without saying. But if you’re just starting out or want to keep a modest number of knives on hand, everyone will always tell you to have three kn...

by Ginger Cook
Chikara Knife Set with Bamboo Block
Kitchen Tools Chikara Knife Set with Bamboo Block

Comments: We will admit that for those of us of a certain age, the name Ginsu has not always evoked a great sense of quality. We will further admit that we once straightened the trunk of a Christmas tre...

by Ginger Cook
Cuisipro Adjustable Cheese Slicer review
Kitchen Tools Cuisipro Adjustable Cheese Slicer review

Comments: “Where have you been all my life?,” we nearly said to this cheese slicer. (Then we thought about it and realized it sounded more than a little weird.) But after years of having cheese stick to...

by Ginger Cook
Kuhn Rikon Kinderkitchen Set
Kitchen Tools Kuhn Rikon Kinderkitchen Set

Comments: We like just about anything that gets kids in the kitchen and cooking with parents, grandparents, or other responsible adults. We love the Kuhn Rikon Kinderkitchen tools, which blend fun, usef...

by Ginger Cook
Kapoosh Knife Holder reviewed
Kitchen Tools Kapoosh Knife Holder reviewed

Comments: Perhaps you’re the sort of person who needs dedicated holes in your knife block for specific knives. But what if – and just suspend disbelief for a moment – there were a knife block where you ...

by Ginger Cook