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Beater Blade, reviewed

Beater Blade in package

One of the biggest problems with a stand mixer is that the mixer blade does not reach all the way down to the bottom of the bowl, so you have to get out a spatula and mix your batter by hand. It’s only an annoyance because the beauty of a stand mixer is that it should be hands-free. Over the past several months, a number ... Read More »

Dinosaur Cakelette Pan

When I was a kid, I had lots of books about dinosaurs. My favorites were the ones that had extremely detailed renderings of the dinosaurs, down to the scaly texture of their reptilian skin, the dirt in their claws and the gleam on T-Rex’s sharp teeth. I still like dinosaurs, and that is why this Dinosaur Cakelette Pan appealed to me the moment I saw ... Read More »

Queen of Hearts Pan

I’m sure that I’ve said it before, but I’m a big fan of bakeware (and other kitchen gadgets) that works perfectly for seasonal celebrations and can still be used throughout the rest of the year without looking silly. Not that I’ll pass on the strictly seasonal things, of course. I’ll just take extra notice of products like Wilton‘s Queen of Hearts Pan. This bundt pan ... Read More »

Green Apple Nonstick Glass Bakeware, reviewed

Green Apple Nonstick Glass Bakeware

Glass bakeware from Green Apple isn’t exactly the same as Pyrex bakeware, although the two are both made of glass. Glass bakeware is made of borosilicate glass, a glass that is extremely temperature resistant with a low expansion coefficient. It is most often used for for scientific and laboratory tools, but is also used for lamps and other glassware that might be exposed to high ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Hearts Cake Pan

The Dessert for Two Heart Pan is perfect for a romantic treat on Valentine’s Day, but it’s one of those things that probably won’t get much use unless you bake desserts for two all the time. The Wilton Mini Hearts Cake Pan gives you the same romantic look of a heart-shaped cake, along with a few more baking and serving options. The pan bakes a ... Read More »

Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan

Whether you’re a fan of Hershey’s chocolate bars or not, it’s design is undeniably a classic confectionery icon: a flat, rectangular bar divided up into bite-sized pieces that are easy to snap off. I don’t know that Hershey’s was the first chocolate maker to use this design, but it is the one that is certainly the most well known for it. Williams Sonoma is currently ... Read More »

Love Silicone Cake Pan

Love Silicone Cake Pan

Heart shapes for Valentine’s Day sweets are commonplace. Chocolate candies can turn up in heart shapes, and it’s easy to find cookie cutters that are, too. One of the reasons I find this Love Silicone Cake Pan to be so appealing is that it’s just a little more interesting than your standard-issue heart shaped pan. The pan is shaped into the word “Love” and it ... Read More »

Cupcake Cookie Jar

Cupcake Cookie Jar

I’m a big fan of using airtight containers for food storage for a variety of reasons, including increased freshness and longer shelf life of the foods you’re storing. Most of my containers are on the utilitarian side. But I have a soft spot for old fashioned cookie jars, both for nostalgia and for the fact that they make for a much more appealing presentation than ... Read More »

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