03 June 2010

Must-Have Cooking Tools - Take 3

Sharing a few more of the cooking tools we MUST-HAVE in our kitchen to prep for entertaining!

Are any of these favorites of yours?

Microplane® Medium Ribbon Grater
Microplane®  says....
Grates ingredients in both directions, saving time and effort. It is one of the coarsest of the Microplane blade styles.

Blade made of surgical grade stainless steel. Choose between Black, empire red, and cobalt blue plastic handles. Dishwasher safe.  Dimensions: 12" x 1 5/16". Weight: 4 oz.

We recommend rinsing your grater in warm water immediately after each use. Remove particles stuck in the blade from the back side whenever possible. To remove "stuck on food" from the front, first soak the tool in warm water and then use a cleaning brush and stroke in the same direction as the teeth.
Store with blade covered when not in use.

The Savvy Host says...
We so enjoy ALL the Microplane products and love the fact that they originated as woodworking tools.  This handy grater offers an alternative texture and visual appeal to grating apples, horseradish, beets, ginger, cucumbers, cheese and chocolate.  It's extremely useful for adding those "finishing" touches of flavor.  A nice little gift item for someone who loves food preparation.

Bodum French Press Coffee Maker
Bodum  says....
We developed the EILEEN French press coffee maker not only in honor of the great Irish designer Eileen Gray (1879 – 1976), but for all the coffee connoisseurs who frequent the bistros and cafés of Paris – Gray’s adopted city. It’s specifically designed to withstand the exacting conditions of busy café and restaurant use. A solid steel frame protects the glass from knocks and bumps, and the round handle makes it easy to carry more than one at the time. Who says you can’t have your own private Parisian bistro at home? The EILEEN has become an instant classic. 

It comes in three different sizes (0.35 litre, 0.5 litre and 1.0 litre) and has all the wonderful advantages of a French press system built into its modernistic style. EILEEN is made from borosilicate glass, stainless steel, chrome-plated steel and plastic and is dishwasher safe.

The Savvy Host says...
We had an "aha" moment with this product last month.  While entertaining al fresco on the rooftop deck, we wanted to serve coffee.  Rather than prepping the full coffee service indoors and downstairs, we simply used the grill to heat water, and used our Eileen French Press to serve ever so elegantly!  We'll keep one Bodum in the rooftop kitchenette from now on!  Such a perfect housewarming gift or something to help the new graduate... 

All-Clad COP-R-CHEF 8" Fry Pan
All-Clad  says...
The copper that creates its extraordinary presence is also what gives Cop•R•Chef its extraordinary performance. The heavy-gauge copper outer layer produces unparalleled evenness of heat, allowing precise control for delicate recipes.

Cop•R•Chef is a gleaming example of All-Clad artisanship. Depending upon your preference, Cop•R•Chef can be polished to a high luster, or allowed to antique, naturally, for a more traditional appearance. Cop•R•Chef is an ideal choice for professional chefs and gourmet cooks who desire supreme control and a classic copper aesthetic.

About the COP-R-CHEF 8" Fry Pan:

  • Classic slope-sided, 8-inch frying pan
  • 500 Degrees Oven-Safe Temperature
  • Stainless-steel interior; gorgeous copper exterior
  • Pure aluminum core for even heating
  • Whitford Excalibur Non-Stick Lining
  • Long, comfortable, stay-cool handle riveted for strength
  • Lifetime warranty against defects
The Savvy Host says...
This is a cooking tool we keep discovering over and over again.  It became, and will remain, a MUST-HAVE because of the perfectly fried eggs (1, 2, or even 3 at a time!) and fluffy omelettes we're able to cook with it...

1 comment:

The Hip Hostess said...

Can't live without my Silicone Spatulas and my Immersion Blender, but I've sure got my eye on that Ribbon Grater!

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