Who is Tom Tothill? He is a New Zealander and in 1997 he invented the SimmerMat—one of our favorite kitchen helpers ever! More than one million of these have been sold.
So what is it?
The SimmerMat is the ultimate heat diffuser for the range. Made of enameled steel, it works on all cooking surfaces and is ideal for slow cooking. No more scorched pots, no more burnt foods and no more soup bubbling over and making a huge mess. It works! We tested it and love it! We use it almost every day. It is a reliable flame diffuser for low and slow cooking on electric, gas or induction ranges… keeping the flame low to avoid scorching or burning foods. We agree with its fans, which include a lengthy list of chefs and foodies, such as the famed English TV chef and personality, Jamie Oliver.
Here’s how to use it:
Take control of your cooking! Simply place the SimmerMat on the range with the points of the cones facing up. Then place any type of pot or cooking vessel on top of it. The pot sits on the elevated points of the SimmerMat... the area of contact with the pot is so small that burned food and overflowing liquid are avoided. It is absolutely perfect for braising and simmering, melting chocolate or making oatmeal, rice, soups, stews and casseroles.
And the rest of the story:
The newest version of this cooking wonder features 7 rounded cones to distribute the heat evenly to a pot or pan, rather than the 12 cones of the original. We have had ours, which is the original, for over 5 years and truly have had no complaints. So, the new re-design is a bonus...an excellent kitchen tool getting even better. Just keep in mind that the SimmerMat is a simmering utensil and is not intended for high heat cooking. Remember to keep that flame low and slow!
For us, SimmerMat is a must; It is an indispensible time and money saving kitchen helper. It is dishwasher safe and has a lifetime guarantee. We think it is well worth the cost of about $15. Just do it! To purchase, go to Amazon.
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