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Progressive Cherry-It Pitter

Progressive Cherry-It Pitter

I love working with cherries to make cobblers and pies, but I find that I will often reach for frozen or jarred cherries for convenience, rather than choose to work with fresh cherries. I do work with fresh cherries some of the time, but pitting them is a very time consuming endeavor and you can get great quality frozen and jarred cherries all year long. ... Read More »

Wilton Bar Pan

Wilton bar Pan

The corner piece from a batch of brownies is a sought-after piece. The edges are firmer and chewier than the center of the brownies, so they not only have a good texture to them, but they present a welcome contrast to a very fudgy brownie. Not everyone likes the corner pieces, just as not everyone likes the center pieces, but those who do often lament ... Read More »

Nordicware Teacake Pan

Teacake Pan

Any cake can be served with tea, but teacakes are usually small, delicate cakes that could be part of an afternoon tea service. Nordic Ware’s Teacake Pan is designed to make these tiny cakes look as good as possible. The heavy duty pan has 30 cavities, each about the size of a miniature muffin cavity. What makes this pan interesting is the amount of detail ... Read More »

Poppin’ Hot Oven Mitt

Poppin' Hot

When you were a kid, you probably got a kick out of popping all the little bubbles on a sheet of bubble wrap. The popping paper is almost too much fun for a kid to resist – but the popularity of bubble wrap apps for iPhones and other mobile devices indicate that popping those bubbles isn’t something that only kids enjoy. This Poppin’ Hot Oven ... Read More »

What is a dough docker?

Dough Docker

A dough docker is one of the stranger looking tools that you might find in your kitchen. The docker, which is also known as a rolling docker, is a small, spiky rolling pin that is attached to a small handle that makes it easy to roll. Docking is the process of creating small vents in dough to prevent it from blistering and rising in large, ... Read More »

Mom’s Kitchen Limited Edition KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer

Custom "Mom's Kitchen" Mixer

Everyone wants to get their mom something special on Mother’s Day, and for a mom that spends time in the kitchen, one of the most exciting gifts you can pick out is a stand mixer. To make a mixer even more special, CHEFS is offering a Mom’s Kitchen Limited Edition KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, a custom-painted stand mixer that has been painted to be the perfect gift ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Stuff-It-Up Pan

Chicago Metallic Stuff-It-Up Pan

As we head in to spring and summer, not only do we start to see more flavorful tomatoes, peppers and other veggies start to appear in stores and markets, but we’re a lot more likely to want to eat them than we are during the winter, when many people seek out heartier comfort foods. Stuffed peppers and tomatoes are often a particular favorite, since they’re ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated rates Pie Drip Catchers

Pie Drip Catcher

Anyone who regularly bakes fruit cobblers or pies has probably experienced some spillover of thick, bubbling fruit juices as their dish bakes. These juices taste delicious in a pie – but they’re not so delicious when they’re on the bottom of your oven, nor are they easy to clean up. There are many solutions to try to keep the in check, including putting your pie ... Read More »

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