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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 »

Pizzacraft Dough Rolling Mat

Pizzacraft Dough Rolling Mat

A lot of people don’t like to roll out dough, whether they’re making a yeast dough for bread, a pastry dough for pie or a cookie dough for cookies. Rolling out dough usually means that you need to get your countertop a little dirty (which isn’t fun if your counter isn’t a smooth-surface) and that you are going to need to do some guesswork do ... Read More »

Norpro Pretzel Pan

Norpro Pretzel Pan

When you’re walking through a mall or large shopping center, the warm and buttery smell of soft-baked pretzels is likely to catch you, since chain pretzel places are just about everywhere. Soft pretzels are one of the most fun and tasty snack foods that you can make at home, and you don’t need to go out just to find fresh ones. The yeast dough for pretzels ... Read More »

Tulip Springform Pans

Tulip Pans

A springform pan is a cake pan with removable sides. It is most often used to make delicate cakes that can’t easily be flipped out of a regular pan, such as cheesecakes and souffle cakes, though you can use it for baking any type of cake.  These Tulip Springform Pans are another example of a place where a springform wall can come in handy – ... Read More »

Lollypop Men Popsicle Molds

Lollypop Men Pops

To make a popsicle, all you need is a container to freeze your popsicle base – which could be anything from pudding to fruit juice – and a stick. Popsicle molds have been popping up in all kinds of new shapes and sizes over the past few years, and you can find them in classic shapes and funky ones, such as robots. The standard popsicle stick, ... Read More »

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