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KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

SimmerMatWe’re Bubbling over with Excitement, but our Soup is Not! Get this Gadget!

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.

For MORE INFORMATION information visit www.imcg.us.

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Grapes or Pomegranates

Pomegranates Light String  Grape Light String

It's almost time for Sukkot. We love these fruit lights — 10' long strings of light consisting of 30 Pomegranates or 120 grapes, strung together with leaves.

What a unique addition to brighten and beautify a sukkah. This online store offers numerous accessories and decorations for use in the Sukkah.

  • Low wattage, individual bulbs

  • Push-button control

  • Eight function variations for adjusting/sequencing lights

$30 per 10' light string of Pomegranates
$27 per 10" light string of Grapes

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rosletomatoslicerSince 1888, Rösle has been creating tools and utensils worldwide. You may not think that a tomato slicer is something that would be useful, but it is. With its serrated blades, this handy kitchen tool swiftly slices perfectly even slices of tomato. Just place the tomato on the base, position the slicer on the top of the tomato, press down on the slicer sides and presto...beautifully sliced tomatoes. A word of caution: the blades are sharp.

We did not try slicing Mozzarella cheese, since we are keeping our slicer parve. So yes, we likely need another one for dairy!  We do know that we love this tool for slicing tomatoes, cucumbers and, it easily and evenly slices hard boiled eggs as well! We'll be trying it on cheese when we buy our second one!

Product Description:

  • Tomato/Mozzarella slicer has 10 sharp, serrated blades for neat and easy slicing
  • Base ensures complete division and catches juice
  • Lateral handles provide a safe, firm grip
  • 18/10 stainless steel, POM base
  • Dishwasher safe, Lifetime warranty

Price: $29.54
To view or purchase, click here.

The wonders of the Rösle Tomato and Mozzarella Slicer

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honeypotrhRosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and like most Jewish holidays there are food customs associated with it. One of the most popular and well-known food customs on Rosh Hashanah has to do with dipping apple slices into honey. This sweet combination stems from an age-old Jewish tradition of eating sweet foods to express our hope for a sweet new year. What better way to serve honey then in this beautiful glass honey pot. It is decorated with a red pomegranate and comes with a plate bearing floral patterns in several colors. Usher in a sweet year this next Rosh Hashanah with this glass honey dish set with accompanying plate. The pot also comes with a lid and special spoon and is designed with a large red pomegranate illustrated with golden leaves. The design of the plate is of three sections of colored floral patterns and a small honeybee. The center of the plate is plain leaving room for the jar and dividing between these beautiful illustrations. This stunning set of glass is the ideal present idea for Rosh Hashanah.

Price: $37
Order from Amazon.com

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spiceratchetblossomtThe colorful display of these playful Blossom Trivets, by Spice Ratchet, caught our eye at the summer Atlanta AmericasMart Gift Show.  They definitely made our list of interesting and useful kitchen accessories. The shape-shifting and flexibility of the Blossom trivet enable them to be multi-purpose: use as a trivet, hot pad, table decoration; combine them together to expand the size of the trivet...the many uses are up to you and your imagination. What a fun, and useful, way to add color and conversation to the dinner table. Perfect as a hostess, shower, "I like you", gift item. While you are at it, do gift yourself also!

Product Description:

  • Multi-use flower-shaped trivet, hot pad and table decoration
  • Made of silicone
  • Heat-resistant up to 482 degrees F
  • Shorten it or expand it depending on the size of the pot
  • Can be used in the kitchen, living room, bathroom and more
  • Put more than one blossom together to expand the size of your trivet
  • Simple to store and easy to clean; clean with soap and warm water
  • Available in multiple colors: Black, Red, Kiwi Green, Purple, and Orange

Watch the video to see the many fun ways to use the Blossom Trivet.

Price: $9.99
To view or purchase, click here.

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