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Breville 5-Qt Stand Mixer, reviewed

Breville's Included Accessories

If you’re in the market for a new stand mixer – or a first stand mixer – Breville’s new 5-quart Stand Mixer is definitely worth a look as a solid option that will preform well in any home kitchen. I recently added one to my collection to see how it performed and what features it brought to the table when compared to the Vikings and ... Read More »

Gift Cakelet Pan

Gift Cakelet Pan

Cupcakes make great gifts and, one could argue, they make even better gifts when they come all wrapped up in a neat little package. Cakes made with this Gift Cakelet Pan come out of the oven already wrapped and ready to go. The nonstick, cast-aluminum Nordicware pan is designed to produce 6 package-shaped cakes, each wrapped with a lovely ribbon. The nonstick interior of the ... Read More »

Chef’n Strawberry Slicester

Strawberry Slicester

Have you ever looked at a pile of fresh strawberries and wished that there was a faster way to cut them up for your strawberry shortcake or strawberry tart? Maybe you haven’t had that exact thought, but if you spend enough time in the kitchen slicing up strawberries it will start to sound like a pretty good idea. This is probably why Chef’n introduced their ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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