Reviews

EcoLife Set of 3 Mixing Bowls reviewed
EcoLife Set of 3 Mixing Bowls reviewed by Ginger Cook

Comments: Make a cake; save the planet. OK, it may not be quite that easy, but this set of mixing bowls is a big step in the right direction. They are made of only 30% traditional plastic (which comes ...

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
Microplane Parmesan Rotary Grater
Microplane Parmesan Rotary Grater

Comments: Can you afford space in your kitchen for a tool that only grates Parmesan and other dry, hard cheeses? lf so, this is the grater to get! It makes absolutely fluffy grated cheese – certainly th...

by Ginger Cook
Blue Point 4-Quart Pressure Pan Set
Blue Point 4-Quart Pressure Pan Set

Comments: OK, so you will not buy a pressure cooker – not in a house, not with a mouse, not in a box, not in a train, etc., etc. How about a pressure cooker disguised as a super-duper fry pan? How about...

by Ginger Cook
Pyrex Balloon Whisk reviewed
Pyrex Balloon Whisk reviewed

Comments: We totally understand the desire to use one tool that will perform two tasks, rather than dirtying two separate implements. (We can never quite manage it, but we totally understand the concept...

by Ginger Cook
Starfrit Mini Egg Pan reviewed
Starfrit Mini Egg Pan reviewed

Comments: One of us has a daughter who, as a kindergartener, was told by an evil kindergartener that eggs were bad (we won’t tell you exactly what she was told, but she stopped eating eggs entirely). No...

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
Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker reviewed
Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker reviewed

Comments: Think of this as a mortar and pestle for the Jetsons (if you remember the space-age Jetsons, that is.) A heavy ceramic ball in the curvy container mixes and mashes ingredients together as you ...

by Ginger Cook
Chantal 3.5 Quart Round Casserole
Chantal 3.5 Quart Round Casserole

Comments: Have we mentioned how often people ask for help keeping cooked foods warm on the drive to a friend’s or relative’s house, a pot-luck supper, or some other function? (Very often!) Here is a gr...

by Ginger Cook
Review of OXO’s 5-lb Food Scale
Review of OXO’s 5-lb Food Scale

Comments: Which do we nag about more – instant-read thermometers or kitchen scales? No matter. You should have both. We use this scale every day. Weigh items directly on the platform, on a plate, or in...

by Ginger Cook
Fagor 9-Piece Pressure Canning Set
Fagor 9-Piece Pressure Canning Set

Comments: If you are thinking about canning for the first time – if you weren’t taught at the apron strings of Aunt Octavia – you may be delighted to pick up all the necessary equipment in one fell swoo...

by Ginger Cook
Mario Batali 10-Inch Cast-Iron Saute Pan
Mario Batali 10-Inch Cast-Iron Saute Pan

Comments: We do not want to nit-pick – although it seems we do more than our share – but we would really call this a skillet or fry pan, rather than a sauté pan. A sauté pan traditionally has a flat bot...

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
Round Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier
Round Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier

Comments: OK, it’s not petite even when collapsed, but there are just times you need to carry a good-sized cake or two dozen cupcakes. Now you can, and when you’re done, this carrier collapses to a bit ...

by Ginger Cook
Grill Charms review
Grill Charms review

Comments: If you’re a one-size-fits all kind of griller, then never mind. But if you find yourself grilling medium-rare and well-done, or extra-spicy and not-at-all-spicy, or if you must grill around he...

by Ginger Cook
Collapsible 5-Quart Salad Spinner reviewed
Collapsible 5-Quart Salad Spinner reviewed

Comments: Have you dreamt of the luxury of having a salad spinner, but knew in your heart of hearts that you didn’t have the space? Now your dream can come true if you only have half the space. The uni...

by Ginger Cook
Pronto Folding Crank Mill
Pronto Folding Crank Mill

Comments: This is the pepper-lover’s pepper mill – and there are about a zillion pepper mills on the market. What sets this apart? Raw power. You can gently turn the top, like it’s some Clark-Kent, milq...

by Ginger Cook
Emile Henry 3 Quart Round Casserole
Emile Henry 3 Quart Round Casserole

Comments: Emile Henry has been making ceramic cookware in Marcigny, France, for 150 years, from Burgundy’s rich clay. While utilizing traditional techniques, the company’s artisans make use of technolog...

by Ginger Cook