Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category

Salad Spinner

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Salad Spinner

Salad Spinner

Tuesday Tool

Salad Spinner

A salad spinner is a very useful tool in the kitchen.  While it may seem like just another big gadget for you to store, I have yet to find a better way to get lettuce dry.
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Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Zoku Quick Pop Maker

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Zoku Quick Pop Maker

One of my Christmas gifts this year was the incredible Zoku Quick Pop Maker.  Place the Zoku in the freezer for 24 hours to freeze.  Once the Zoku is frozen, it will make ice pops in about 7-8 minutes.  I have the three pop maker, and it will make up to 9 ice pops, before needing to refreeze.
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Immersion Blender

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Tuesday Tool

Immersion Blender

If you make a lot of homemade soups, then an immersion blender is a very useful kitchen tool investment.  Many immersion blenders come with multiple blade attachments for various jobs – mixing, pureeing, beating, and chopping.  I mainly use the blade for pureeing and mixing.
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Double Boiler

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Copper and Ceramic Double Boiler

Copper and Ceramic Double Boiler

Tuesday Tool

Double Boiler

A double boiler is nothing more than a pot placed over a pot of simmering water.  You want the pot sitting above the simmering water, not touching it.  Also, you want the top pot to sit snugly in the bottom pot, to prevent too much steam from getting into your ingredients.
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Copper Bowl

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Tuesday Tool

Copper Bowl

If you make soufflés, egg white whipped cakes, or waffles often, then a copper bowl is a handy tool.  My main cake recipe calls for whipping the egg whites and I love soufflés, so I use it often.  The copper reacts with egg whites to helping to stabilize them when whipped.
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