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Nordic Ware Universal Double Boiler

Nordic Ware Universal Double Boiler

A double boiler is a tool that can really come in handy in the kitchen. It allows you to cook sauces or melt things at a very gentle heat, so that even the most delicate custard can be cooked without scorching or curdling. You can make a double boiler yourself out of existing pots and bowls that you already have, and this method works very ... Read More »

Kuhn Rikon Leakproof PushPans

Kuhn Rikon Leakproof PushPans

A springform pan is a type of cake pan with removable sides, designed specifically for baking delicate desserts like cheesecake that cannot be turned upside down when removing them from a pan, like plain cakes can be. These pans are great to work with, but the seals around the bottom of the pan aren’t usually that tight, which means that these pans tend to leak. ... Read More »

Rome’s #62 Original S’more Maker, reviewed

Rome's #62 Original S'more Maker, reviewed

The most traditional way to make s’mores is over an open fire. You skewer a marshmallow on a stick and roast it over the open flame, then quickly sandwich it between two graham crackers with a chunk of Hershey’s chocolate. S’mores are so popular, however, that you don’t need to be out camping to indulge in them anymore. You can make them over bbqs and ... Read More »

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

An ice cream maker is must-have kitchen gadget for ice cream lovers who will use it year round to make many batches of homemade ice cream in flavors from fresh Strawberry to Cookies n’ Cream. An ice cream maker isn’t a staple for those who only eat ice cream occasionally, however, as it doesn’t make sense to devote a lot of pantry space to an ... Read More »

Chopula Smart Spatula

Chopula Smart Spatula

There are two main types of spatulas out there. There are the flexible, usually silicone, spatulas that are good for stirring and scraping. There are also flat spatulas made for flipping. The latter type of spatula is an underappreciated kitchen implement because it doesn’t seem to have as many uses as its more flexible counter part. What can you use your flat spatula for? Scooping ... Read More »

Split Decision Pie Pan

Split Decision Pie

There are times when a whole pie is just too much. Pie is always delicious, of course, but when there are only two people to eat that pie, it can be tough to get through a whole 9-inch pie without the crust getting soggy and it loosing some of its deliciousness. There are also times when you might not want to bake a whole pie ... Read More »

Serveitup Cake Stand

Serveitup

Cake stands give you a beautiful way to present your cakes and other baked goods when you go to serve them. They’re usually very elegant and you can find them in a huge array of designs and colors, from bold and retro to understated and modern. The problem with cake stands, however, is that they tend to be a little bit bulky and you aren’t ... Read More »

Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds, reviewed

Tovolo Rocket Pops

Tovolo makes lots of neat popsicle molds and, although I like them all, their Rocket Pop Molds have to be one of their most eye-catching designs. The popsicle molds are all shaped like rockets – just like the classic red, white and blue Rocket Pop (or the similar Bomb Pop) that you might have found at ice cream trucks as a kid. The design is ... Read More »

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