Reviews

Mauviel M’Cook 5-Ply Roasting Pan
Mauviel M’Cook 5-Ply Roasting Pan by Ginger Cook

Comments: We have long thought that the roasting pan was one place you could save money, that thick pans that distribute heat evenly were important for the stove top, but not as important in roasting pa...

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
Fissler Magic Pan Rest reviewed
Fissler Magic Pan Rest reviewed

Comments: There are about a zillion trivets on the market. This one is sleek, stylish, has a non-skid silicone bottom, silicone rings on top to keep your pots and pans from sliding off, and provides ple...

by Ginger Cook
Alligetter Garbage Disposal Retriever
Alligetter Garbage Disposal Retriever

Comments: We try not to be too bossy in the kitchen. But one hard-and-fast rule we have is never to allow anyone to reach into a garbage disposal. We have always been happy using a good pair of tongs to...

by Ginger Cook
Le Creuset 1-Quart Au Gratin Dish review
Le Creuset 1-Quart Au Gratin Dish review

Comments: There is an undeniable elegance to this dish. Even covered with the baked-on remains of a leftover potato dauphinoise (delicious, by the way), it is a lovely dish. Le Creuset’s stoneware can ...

by Ginger Cook
Dacor Signature Gourmet Cookware 7-Piece Collection
Dacor Signature Gourmet Cookware 7-Piece Collection

Comments: These are the pans against which we measure other pans. They heat evenly, they cook beautifully, they are beautiful, they never let us burn the roux – something we were confident we could do i...

by Ginger Cook
Kuhn Rikon Silicone Tornado Whisk
Kuhn Rikon Silicone Tornado Whisk

Comments: The thing about neckties is, you buy them and you wear them, and maybe at some point one becomes a favorite. The look, the fabric, how well it ties, and various intangibles become important. T...

by Ginger Cook
Mauviel M’heritage Copper Saucepan
Mauviel M’heritage Copper Saucepan

Comments: Can you put a price on beauty? Of course – we often must. But there are also times when almost everyone splurges (and not always on practical things). This pan, and its sibling cookware, requi...

by Ginger Cook
Prepara Flip Masher reviewed
Prepara Flip Masher reviewed

Comments: Certainly one of the biggest problems with potato mashers is how much room they take up in a utensil drawer. Often you can’t get the drawer open or closed because the mashing end gets caught o...

by Ginger Cook
Grilly Goat Basting Tongs & Sauce Pot
Grilly Goat Basting Tongs & Sauce Pot

Comments: The tongs have a basting brush built in, that saves you from having to switch from tongs to brush, tongs to brush, ad. inf. The sauce pot holds 2 cups of sauce and is designed to sit flat. It ...

by Ginger Cook
Escali Primo Digital Scale reviewed
Escali Primo Digital Scale reviewed

Comments: We know, we know! We are tedious in our constant reminders that an instant-read thermometer and a kitchen scale are not luxuries in your kitchen – they are necessities. We’re not backing down....

by Ginger Cook
Emile Henry Large Flame Top Roaster
Emile Henry Large Flame Top Roaster

Comments: After years – many years – of babying ceramic cookware, along comes Emile Henry of France and encourages us, no, dares us, to put its ceramic roaster right on the stove. With the burner on. Hi...

by Ginger Cook
Prepara Chef’s Center Cookbook Holder
Prepara Chef’s Center Cookbook Holder

Comments: We know someone (a very good cook) who is meticulous with her mise en place. Before she begins to cook, she measures out all her ingredients, sets out all the utensils she is likely to need, a...

by Ginger Cook
Starfrit Gourmet Deluxe Cheese Grater
Starfrit Gourmet Deluxe Cheese Grater

Comments: This rotary grater grates cheeses and other foods with two interchangeable stainless steel drums. One has larger holes for firm cheeses (such as cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, gouda), as well as ...

by Ginger Cook
Trudeau Gourmet Cheese Baker reviewed
Trudeau Gourmet Cheese Baker reviewed

Comments: Do you need a cheese baker? Of course not. Is this charming and something you might use for entertaining? Absolutely. The set includes a stoneware cheese plate with handle, a stoneware top cov...

by Ginger Cook
Linden Sweden Conical Strainer reviewed
Linden Sweden Conical Strainer reviewed

Comments: A conical strainer is a definite luxury – until you get one. Then you wonder how you got along without it. This China cap is wonderful for straining soups, stocks, and sauces. You can also us...

by Ginger Cook
AeroGarden 6 Elite reviewed
AeroGarden 6 Elite reviewed

Comments: There is nothing like harvesting your own tomatoes in the depths of winter – and we know a thing or two about the depths of winter. Grow tomatoes, herbs, salad greens, or even flowers on your...

by Ginger Cook
Salter AW-1000 Perfect Temp Food Warmer
Salter AW-1000 Perfect Temp Food Warmer

Comments: People need more cooking and oven space, especially around major holidays. More people send us messages bemoaning their full planned menus and lack of warming space. Quite a few also want to k...

by Ginger Cook
Linden Sweden 17.5″ Wire Whisk reviewed
Linden Sweden 17.5″ Wire Whisk reviewed

Comments: We cannot claim to understand all the physics of whisk design. But it makes sense to us that a whisk with extra curlicues in each wire would do a better job of beating air into cream and egg w...

by Ginger Cook