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KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

Non-Stick Baking Pan

silpat_with_boxWe have used and reused our Silpat non-stick baking mat for years, and now we welcome the new Demarle Silpat Entremet to our kitchens, a silicone baking pan. Inspired by the French word for a small dish served between courses, Entremet is designed for preparing a variety of foods. Because it is made from Silpat's unique silicone, and reinforced with a special fiberglass mesh, the Entremet is designed to provide maximum heat transfer, all-over even-food browning and ultimate food release due to silicone's natural non-stick properties.

Product Description:

  • For preparing sweet and savory dishes
  • Non-stick silicone 10 x 13 ¾ baking pan fits 13"by 18" cookie sheet
  • Microwave, oven and freezer safe
  • Made in France
  • Reusable- wipe clean with wet cloth and store flat
  • Place Silpat Entremet on cookie sheet or rack for stability 

Try baking this Gourmet Brownie and this Crispy Potato Roast in the non-stick Silpat Entremet.

Price: $55
To purchase or view, Click Here.

KosherEye note: This pan is especially recommended for layered, sweet or savory dishes and sticky desserts. We also suggest it for roll-up pastries or dishes such as jelly rolls. No parchment is needed –easy clean-up.

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prepararoastinglaurel1Elevated cooking! This heat resistant silicone roasting aid keeps your poultry, fish, roast or vegetables up and out of the unhealthy fats and away from the burned bits in the bottom of your roasting pan or dish. It helps your roast to brown more evenly around the sides and eliminates sticking. It is bendable, and nests into it – so you can form it to whatever shape is needed.  And, it won’t scratch non-stick pans!

Product Description:

  • Made of heat resistant silicone – safe up to 500°F
  • Bendable shape allows you to mold laurel to fit your needs
  • Keeps food out of the grease and fat for healthier roasting
  • Can also be used as a table trivet
  • Dishwasher safe

Approximately $25
For more information or to purchase, click here: Prepara Roasting Laurel

Watch a demo of this versatile kitchen tool

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kuhnrikconshearsA Cut Above
THERE IS always prep work in the kitchen, something to snip or cut. No, No, No, it is not a good thing to use your paper cutting or hair trimming scissors on chicken, meat, salad, or recipe ingredients. Investing in good kitchen shears is a must. In our opinion, kitchen shears make the cut!

Kuhn Rikon Swiss­ designed shears put stylish "fun" in functional. Cutting up beef, slicing through chicken bones, and opening those tough plastic food packages become easier tasks with razor sharp blades. These shears have ergonomic handles, and come in a variety of bright colors, a plus for the kosher home.

Product Description:

  • Blades come apart for quick, easy cleaning
  • Includes an herb stripper and flower­stem cutter
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, Black
  • Size is 8½"L x 3¼" W.

Price: $15.95 per pair
To purchase or view, click here.

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Microwave Oven

Recently The New York Times featured a fascinating article titled: Creating a Dish, Not Just Reheating One, by Sophie Brickman.

Yes, we agree with the author! Microwave cooking is more than just reheating your coffee. One of the divine recipes she presents is microwaved black cod with scallions and ginger. It is adapted from the cookbook "Modernist Cuisine at Home," by Nathan Myhrvold. The microwave is like a dear, loyal friend who is always by your side, supporting everything you do, but under-appreciated. We take our microwaves for granted. But, not any more. We offer kudos for all it can do. This hard working appliance is multi-faceted, simple to operate, easy to clean and at the ready! Here are a few of its many uses, which include cooking, warming, baking and sterilizing!

Miracles of the Microwave:

  • Sterilize and deodorize sponges and cutting boards. Engineers at the University of Florida demonstrated that microwaving a completely wet sponge for two minutes kills over 99% of harmful bacteria. To avoid a fire ensure your sponge is totally wet and heat for no longer than two minutes. Also, be careful not to burn your fingers when removing the sponge from your oven. This method works for sterilizing cutting boards, too. Scrub thoroughly, then heat on high for one or two minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the board.

  • Sterilize garden soil. Non-gardeners may say "huh?" but keen gardeners know sterile soil is best for starting seed. Spread small amounts of soil on a flat tray and heat 'till it's steaming.

  • Warm plates in the microwave. Sprinkle each plate with water and place in a stack in the microwave. Heat on high for about 30 seconds.

  • Get more juice from citrus fruits. Before squeezing or putting through a juicing machine, zap your citrus fruits for 10 or 20 seconds. Aim to warm them, not heat them. This will help you get every last drop of juice out.

  • Peel peaches or tomatoes easily. Microwave a bowl of water to boiling point. Drop your peaches or tomatoes in for a few seconds each. The skin should come off easily.

  • Make sundried tomatoes in the microwave. Okay, no sun involved, but you can still dry tomatoes this way!

  • Dry herbs speedily. Place small bunches at a time between paper towels and microwave for a minute or two. If they're not dry enough to crumble between your fingertips give 'em more heat, 30 seconds at a time until done.

  • Save crystallized honey. A great trick to know about since quality honey is expensive! Simply heat the honey until the crystals melt.

  • Soften brown sugar. Brown sugar can get hard and lumpy over time. Place hard sugar in a plastic bag with a few drops of water or a segment of fresh apple. Microwave for 20 seconds then stir.

  • Roast garlic in a flash. Slice the top off a head of garlic to expose the flesh of the individual cloves. Place in a dish and drizzle with olive oil. Add a couple tablespoons of water to the dish, then heat on medium for around seven minutes.

  • Prep veggies for the grill. Zapping vegetables in the microwave just prior to grilling cuts down on cooking time. Great tip if you're cooking for a crowd and need to cook lots of veggies fast.

  • Toast nuts and breadcrumbs. Much faster than oven roasting. Spread thinly on a plate and cook nuts or crumbs on high for one minute at a time.

  • 5-Minute Cupcake. Ahh, the sweetest idea of all. Use your microwave to make an almost instant cupcake in a coffee mug. Yum.

This listing originally appeared and was compiled from Homessive.

Buy a Microwave Oven on Amazon.

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Which peeler for which task?  When you need to remove the outer layer of skin from a vegetable or fruit, it can be a time consuming and daunting chore. But, with the right tool, it can be an effortless quick peel. Naturally, we are always aiming for quick and easy. Here are two peelers which we found work well, and actually zip the skin right off.

Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler
zylisssoftskinpeelerThe double serrated blades of this peeler help to lift the skin gently, avoiding localized hard pressure on the flesh of the fruit. As a result, the flesh stays unbruised and intact.

Product Description:

  • For peeling soft, delicate fruit and vegetables

  • Works well on tomatoes, kiwi, peaches, plums, pears, ginger, celery and more

  • Features a sharp, two-sided serrated blade for gently peeling skin

  • Chunky, ergonomic handle designed to fit comfortably in the palm

  • Sharp steel tip for removal of blemishes

  • Dishwasher safe, comes with a plastic blade cover for safety

Price: Approximately $8.00
Available at most housewares and Walmart stores amd on

Zyliss Smoothglide Peeler
The sharp smooth blade on this peeler allows for quick, easy peeling of fruits and vegetables such as apples, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes.

zylisssmoothglidepeelerProduct Description:

  • High quality, sharp swivel blade for versatile peeling

  • Hardened steel blade gives long lasting performance

  • Sharp steel tip for removal of blemishes and potato eyes

  • Suitable for left or right handed use

  • Chunky, contoured, ergonomic handle

  • Dishwasher safe

Price: Approximately $8.00
Available at most housewares and Walmart stores amd on

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