Friday, July 22, 2011

Kitchen Gadgets - Westmark Cherry Pitters

Pitting a cherry by hand, with a knife the old-fashioned way is a real pain. On the other hand, finding a decent cherry pitter that does a good job is almost as hard! This little cherry pitter by Westmark is a winner -- it does the job well, removing the pit quite easily, and is lightweight and easy to use for large pitting jobs. If it's a REALLY large cherry pitting task set before you, then research Westmark's large cherry pitter. I've listed both of them, below:

Yes, you pay a little more for Westmark products, but the quality of these cherry pitters and other kitchen gadgets make it worth the cost.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Kitchen gadgets - Gluggle Jugs from the UK (Wade Ceramics)

Okay, so maybe we can't technically call it a 'gadget.' But, Gluggle Jugs from the UK are an old fashioned favorite tha are making a comeback! Literally, the fish (or orca or seahorse) shaped jugs gurgle and gluggle as you pour water or other liquids from them. Great fun for kids of all ages, and they are fantastic to look at. Makes a fun statement on any table...And apparently Prince Charles uses a tiny one to pour his liquor. Who knew?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Kitchen gadgets - rotary cheese graters

Imagine delicous platefuls of steaming pasta just aching for a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese to add the perfect cheesey finish. Rotary cheese graters are commonplace at Italian restaurants, and now you can enjoy the same ease of grating at home - grate fresh cheeses over your family's dinner tonight, and just maybe they'll confuse you for a friendly waiter and hand over a tip!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Kitchen Gadgets - Mini Mortar and Pestle by Norpro

This is just too cute for words! This mini mortar and pestle will be your go to gadget when you want to crush a pill (seriously)...or, only need to crush or grind a few herbs or spices.

It holds about a couple of tablespoons, so with this in your gadget drawer, you may not always need to go for the "big mama" mortar and pestle.

If you're unsure of what exactly a mortar and pestle is used for, check out this definition from Wikipedia:

A mortar and pestle is a tool used to crush, grind, and mix solid substances (trituration). The pestle is a heavy bat-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed with the pestle.