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Cook’s Illustrated picks the best nonstick pans

T Fal and Bialetti Frying PAns

I know that I’m not the only one who has gone through multiple nonstick frying pans over the years, replacing the pans as they lose their nonstickiness or treating them like regular pans and simply increasing the amount of oil that I cook with to keep food from sticking to it. I generally assumed that I was doing something wrong with my pans to mess ... Read More »

Meta Cookie gives you real cookies and a virtual experience

Meta Cookie Gadget

Finally, you can have your cookies and eat them, too. Actually, you could always do that – assuming that you could make or buy the type of cookies you wanted to eat. A weird new invention know as Meta Cookie was just unveiled this week in Los Angeles that simulates the visual and sensory experience of a cookie flavor, regardless of what type of cookie ... Read More »

Checkerboard Loaf Pan

Checkerboard Loaf Pan

Checkerboard cake pans have been around for quite some time. They’re round cake pans that come with a special insert that lets you add different colors or flavors of batter to the cake and keeps those components separate, so that the finished cake has a checkerboard-like appearance when sliced. They’re neat, but as with all layer cakes, sometimes you don’t feel like baking a really ... Read More »

Tovolo Groovy Pop Molds

Groovy Pops

Many homemade popsicle molds make small, narrow popsicles that aren’t necessarily all that satisfying if you’re looking for a treat to cool you down on a hot day. This is not the case with Tovolo’s Groovy Pop Molds. This set of popsicle molds are big – each pop holds 4-oz of liquid – as well as easy to use, so you’ll be putting your set ... Read More »

New West Knifeworks Fusionwood Knives

Fusionwood knife

Every kitchen should be stocked with a good set of knives. Whether you’re a cook or baker, a good knife will always come in handy. Good quality knives that are kept sharp will last for years and can save time in the kitchen on a daily basis, shaving minutes off of prep times (which add up after a while) and generally making life easier. You ... Read More »

Pearl/Dragee Tweezers

Pearl/Dragee Tweezers

Every time I’ve talked to someone who does a lot of food styling or food photography, they tell me that one of their most important tools is a pair of tweezers. Tweezers allow them to tweak the tiniest details of a piece without running the risk of accidentally poking a finger into a pile of perfect frosting when trying to move a single sprinkle. I’ve ... Read More »

Peach Pitter and Slicer

Peach Pitter

Getting the pit out of a fresh peach or other stone fruit can be a pain in the butt. While they sometimes pop out when you split the fruit in half, those pits stick in there like glue more often than not – leaving you with some rather creatively shaped slices as you try to get around them. I wouldn’t have thought there was an ... Read More »

Cooknook Cookbook Holder

Cooknook

Most cookbook holders sit on the counter. They take up valuable counter space, but that is a small price to pay for having your cookbook or recipe sitting next to you in an easy-to-read spot. That being said, if you could still have easy access to a recipe as you cook without giving up the counter space, it would be a huge plus. This is ... Read More »

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