Category Archives: Gear and Gadgets

Nesting Prep Bowl Set

NEsting set

In a kitchen, space is always at a premium. It usually seems like there isn’t quite enough space for all the tools, pans and appliances. I know that I am often looking around to see where I can put the new gadget I just brought home, or the one I want to bring home next. Fortunately, if you’re organized about how you store things, you ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Chicago Metallic Conversation-Heart Cookie Cutters

Some of the most iconic things associated with Valentine’s Day are conversation hearts. These little candies have been putting smiles on people’s faces with their messages for nearly 150 years. Their distinctive heart shapes and short, sweet messages are easy to reproduce on other mediums, as well as in sugar, which means that you can make conversation cakes, brownies or cookies for your own Valentine’s ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Egg Toppers

Egg topper at work

An egg topper is a kitchen gadget that you really only need if you like soft boiled eggs. But if you do, you know the value of a gadget that will neatly slice off the top of an egg – shell and all – to allow you to easily get to the perfectly cooked center with your spoon or with a stick of buttery toast. ... Read More »

LG Showcases Smart Oven, Refrigerator at CES

Smart Oven

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held annually in Las Vegas is an event that highlights new and upcoming technology-related products, and since businesses often use it as an opportunity to showcase their most innovative technology, you can find things that you might never have expected. LG brought some very “smart” technology to CES this year in the form of kitchen appliances. They introduced a Smart ... Read More »

OXO Good Grips Apple Corer

Oxo Corer

You can eat around the core of an apple if you’re having on for a snack, but when you are baking with apples, you will find that you almost always need to remove the core before you start to cook. There are many different ways to remove a core. For instance, you can chop up the apple and slice out the seeds and core with ... Read More »

Dough Gloves

doughglove

Kneading dough can be a messy business, getting flour all over your kitchen counter and bits of dough stuck all over your hands. It is very satisfying work, of course, but there are times when you just don’t want to get dough all over the place and there are some doughs that are so sticky that they make kneading by hand very difficult. These situations ... Read More »

Nordic Ware EZ Deco Icing Pen

Ez Deco Pen

It’s fun to top cupcakes with big swirls of frosting, but there are many times when you might want your baked goods to get a little more detail in their decorating. Piping small details or decorations onto cake with colored frosting can be a challenge, since pastry bags don’t always make it easy to get the fine level of detail that you might need – ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Gingerbread Man Pan

Gingerbread Man Pan

Gingerbread men (or gingerbread women) are staples of the holiday baking season, right up there with classic sugar cookies as a treat that most bakers love to make. Gingerbread cakes are also popular around the holidays, although they don’t usually get decorated to the extent that smaller gingerbread cookies do. Nordic Ware’s seasonal Gingerbread Man Pan puts a little more fun into gingerbread cake with ... Read More »

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