KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool
KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool
There will be many corks to pull in the upcoming Jewish New Year season, and many L’Chaims and Kiddushes to celebrate the New Year.
In 1983, Bernd Schneider, founder of Vacu Vin, came up with the idea for a Vacuum Wine Saver. Along with his brother John, an engineer, he developed a device to preserve opened bottles of wine. Today, the Vacu Vin Wine Saver is used in over 35 million households in more than 80 countries throughout the world.
And that brings us to the Single Pull Corkscrew from Vacu Vin. It extracts the cork from the bottle in one smooth, vertical motion. The grip contains a foil cutter, a "one motion" crown cap opener. The unique lever mechanism makes the Single Pull Corkscrew the ultimate corkscrew for wine enthusiasts as well as professionals.
- Extracts corks in one continuous smooth action
- Unique lever mechanism
- Pocketsize corkscrew
- Built-in foil cutter and "one motion" crown bottle cap opener
- Effortlessly removes even the longest corks
- Gourmet Retailers’ 2015 Editors Pick
We think that this corkscrew is “best in class”, and highly recommend it due to size, design and ease of use.
For more information: vacuvin.com
To purchase one: Vacu Vin Single Pull Corkscrew with Foil Cutter and Bottle Opener
Cooking with parchment is a time-honored tradition that is practiced by great chefs around the world. PaperChef is a Toronto based company, founded in 2010, that is committed to this tradition. Two of our favorites included in their parchment baking line are culinary bags and Culinary Parchment Baking Cups (more on these lovely cups shortly).
The convenience of baking with parchment is obvious: it is convenient, non-stick, food-safe and disposable. We particularly enjoy fish cooked in these convenient bags. What a delicious time saver. Simply add some lemon and herbs, or try the sample recipe below.
• 100% biodegradable - environmentally friendly
• From oven to table service
• Oven/microwave/freezer safe
• Star K kosher certified
Try cooking in a parchment bag with this recipe:
Hoisin and Orange Glazed Salmon baked in a parchment bag
Recipe adapted from PaperChef
4 salmon fillets, about 6 oz. each
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1-tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 lemon wedges
Preheat oven to 400°F
Place salmon in Culinary Parchment cooking bags on rimmed baking sheet.
Combine hoisin and soy sauces, orange juice and ginger; spoon evenly over salmon.
Fold over open edge twice and crimp well. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.
Open bag and let stand a few minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Petite Herb Saver
PL 8 Collection from Progressive International
The new PL8™ Herb Saver Petite is a helpful kitchen tool – especially in spring and summer. We love to grow our own organic herbs and this little container keeps herbs fresh for days! We simply clipped some fresh dill, mint, basil and parsley, washed them well and put the whole bunch into the compact PL8 petite saver. We replaced the removable, non-skid bottom, added water and placed the herb saver container into the fridge. Just as the larger size that preceded it, the container fit on our refrigerator door shelf. Our bundle of test herbs lasted 6 days – and still look bright, and taste garden-fresh! This is a must have for any home herb gardener, and, if you buy fresh herbs, this container will keep them fresh and usable for an extended time.
- Easy to refresh water due to the removable base reservoir
- Garden or store-bought herbs stay crisp & fresh longer
- BPA free, Shatterproof container
- Fits on refrigerator door shelf
- Built- in herb stripper
- Dishwasher Safe
- 2 sizes available PL8 original herb saver, and now the PL8 petite. Both are designed to fit on most refrigerator door shelves
The new PL8® collection by Progressive International was designed to combine quality, sophisticated style, innovation and functionality. Cooking from scratch is becoming increasing popular, and PL8 tools will likely become favorites of the home cook.Add a comment
Innovative Kitchen Helpers
We are obsessive about keeping our sugars and flours fresh and bug-free. Our children know that we consider flour, sugar, coffee and many other edibles refrigerator foods, even if they are not. So when we discovered Prepworks pro-keepers at the Chicago Housewares Show, it was love at first sight. These containers are air tight, shaped to easily fit in the pantry or fridge and unique because of the extras hidden inside of each.
We tried three of these storage containers and plan to purchase additional sizes. So convenient and perfect for safe and hygienic food storage!
The sugar Pro-keeper features a silicone seal for airtight storage. The flip-to-pour spout and contoured body make for easy one-handed use. Clear body with measurement marks to see how much sugar is remaining.
• 2.5 qt capacity
• Holds a 4 lb. bag of sugar (Wish it held 5 lbs.)
• Dishwasher safe
The tinted UV-blocking Pro-Keeper preserves flavors and freshness of coffee beans and grounds. The silicone seal provides airtight storage
• 1.5 qt capacity
• Includes a one Tablespoon scoop which stores inside the container
• Dishwasher safe
The flour Pro-Keeper features a silicone seal for airtight storage. The removable leveler snaps into the lid for easy storage. Measurement marks clearly display remaining flour.
• 4 qt capacity
• Holds up to 5 lbs. of flour (YAY!)
• Removable flour leveler store in lid. Great feature
• Dishwasher safe
Watch the Prepworks Pro-Keeper innovative storage solutions in use:
Prepworks ProKeepers™Posted by Progressive International on Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Zojirushi Electric Air Pot
Micom Super Boiler Hot Water Urn
Most Sabbath observant homes maintain a Sabbath friendly water-boiler urn for Shabbos and Yom Tov use. In fact, unless a home has a built-in kitchen instant hot water dispenser, a water-boiling urn is a staple in many kitchens.
At the International Housewares Show in Chicago, one of our searches was to find a Sabbath friendly hot water urn. An easy search at the world's largest housewares show? NO! This was not an easy quest due to all of the intricate electronics currently installed in most appliances. However we found a star- or shall we say a mini-star. The Zojirushi Micom Super Boiler is an excellent hot water solution for Shabbos and weekday use for an individual or small family. It is compact, easy to clean and holds 74 ounces (about 8 cups) of water. We like it because of its simplicity, its small footprint, and its ability to maintain the perfect water temperature for coffee and tea. As an added benefit, which we plan to take advantage of on our next driving vacation, it is easily transportable and can be used in a vacation condo or hotel room.
The Micom Super Boiler features an air pump dispensing system. It is easy to use with only one temperature setting and a lock/unlock feature to prevent accidental dispensing.
• 74 ounce capacity; Maintains a 208° temperature
• 3 simple-to- use controls including lock, reboil and descaling for cleaning
• Easy to see water level gauge
• 360 ° rotation on swivel base allowing pouring from all directions
• De-chlorinate and descaling mode reduces chlorine and musty odors from tap water
• Micro computerized temperature control system
• Removable magnetic power cord
• Convenient re-boil mode and easy to clean nonstick interior
• Dimensions 8 ½ x 10 ¼ x 12 ½ inches – Fits under most kitchen cabinets; White floral exterior
• Convenient size for travel
To confirm use on Shabbos and/or Yom Tov, please check with your own rabbinical authority.
For more information, visit Zojirushi.com.
To order The Micom Super Boiler, click here: Zojirushi Micom Super Boiler 2.2L, FloralAdd a comment