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KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

Cut, Slice, Chop, Repeat with OXO

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The chef friendly OXO Swivel Peeler has long been an essential tool in the KosherEye kitchen This ergonomically designed peeler features a stainless steel blade, a soft easy to hold handle and is dishwasher safe. We own 3 of these, one for dairy, one for meat and one for Passover!  You may buy this OXO Swivel Peeler by CLICKING HERE.

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Our latest OXO featured kitchen stars are their mandoline slicers. Before we even tell you about them, we urge you to wear a cut-resistant glove when using these mandolines, or any brand of mandoline. We worked with 3 different sizes of OXO mandolines, which we found perfect for just about any size kitchen-slicing job.

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OXO Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0
This full sized mandoline offers easy to use versatility and can slice straight, crinkle cut and waffle cut fruits and vegetables. It is essential for slicing uniform slices of potatoes, onions, zucchini, carrot sticks, eggplant cucumbers, cabbage, apples, firm fruits and more. Straight, serrated and two different wavy blades can be set to any slice thickness and are ideal for making cucumber salad, potato chips, beets, onion rings, waffle fries and citrus or apple slices Using a mandolin results in professional, evenly sized slices. A turn of the soft dial selects slice thickness and julienne settings. A large safety guard keeps hand out of the way and provides a protective grip. Hardened stainless-steel slicing blades are safely covered when not in use. Flaring legs and non-slip feet offer stability. The mandoline body and food holder are dishwasher safe and the blades are recommended to be hand washed. Approximately $80. Click HERE to buy the Mandoline Slicer 2.0


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OXO Mini Vegetable Slicer
Slice your small vegetables and fruits with this convenient, handy and easy to use gadget. Made of stainless steel, this slicer features an angled, sharp blade, a textured ramp to prevent food from sticking, and a non-slip handle. It quickly makes uniform slices of small fruits and vegetables like Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, radishes, strawberries and more. Simply put the food in the chamber, place the food holder into the chamber, and slide the food holder back and forth. The food holder snaps horizontally over blade and plunger nests inside food holder for safe, compact storage.

This little slicing gem works well with mushrooms, radishes, shallots, strawberries, small potatoes and more.
Dishwasher safe Approximately $12.99. Click HERE to Buy the OXO Mini Vegetable Slicer.

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OXO Good Grips Garlic Slicer
To please the garlic lovers in your life.
This fun, fast kitchen tool creates thin, even garlic slices safely
Slicing garlic is a cinch. Simply put the cloves in the chamber, place the food holder into the chamber, and slide the food holder back and forth. The bi-directional blade creates thin, even slices in seconds, and the textured ramp prevents the garlic from sticking. The food holder snaps horizontally over blade and plunger nests inside food holder for safe, compact storage. This tool creates even, thin garlic slices
Dishwasher safe Approximately $9.99. CLICK HERE to buy the OXO Good Grips Garlic Slicer.


To explore more OXO kitchen tools, visit
If you would like to attend the OXO Mandoline University, grab a cup of coffee and watch this informative OXO Facebook video:CLICK HERE To Watch an OXO Facebook Video to Learn Some Mandoline Magic!


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Paula Deen stoneware

WE PLEAD GUILTY to treating our dairy cookware as the stepchild to our meat cookware collection. Our rationale: Due to Shabbos and Yom Tov gatherings, we regularly showcase our meat servingware and bakeware to guests. “When company’s coming” we want our cookware and serveware to be functional, beautiful AND elegant. However, our dairy cookware, which is used almost every weekday, is primarily for immediate family. The scratches, cracks and flaws do not faze us. However, our attitudes are changing because of the many functional, affordable and lovely new cookware and bakeware choices now available.

One standout collection that we recently had the opportunity to test is Paula Deen speckled stoneware. We have been Paula fans for years, loving her southern recipes and converting many of them to kosher. So, we naturally gravitated to this vintage look --homey, yet trendy. Both the 9x13 size and the 8 x 8 sizes are casserole worthy. Recipes can be made ahead in these dishes and then frozen, reheated, microwaved and then popped in the dishwasher. The stoneware seamlessly goes from counter to oven and oven to table. Besides the charming, speckled white-and-blue glazing, the fluted, scalloped sides combine to make a down-home style. As Paula would say, y’all, get these!

  • 9 x13 rectangular baker, 9 x 9 square baker
  • Stone bakeware
  • Features a classic enamelware inspired look
  • Fluted and scalloped exterior
  • Oven safe up to 500-degree Fahrenheit
  • Microwave oven and freezer safe for cook-ahead, reheat-later convenience
  • Comes with quality assurance guarantee
  • Dishwasher safe

Try this delicious recipe from Paula Deen:

Corn Casserole by Paula Deen
If you check out this recipe on the Food Network, you will see over 1,600 mostly 5 star reviews. A Winner!


1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream style corn
8 ounces corn muffin mix like Fleishmann’s Simply Homemade or Krusteaz
1 cup sour cream
½ stick butter, melted
1-1 ½ cups cheddar cheese


In a large bowl, stir corn, muffin mix, sour cream and melted butter
Pour into greased 9 x 13 casserole. Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown. Top with cheddar and bake 5-10 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes and serve warm.


 Recipe: kosher, dairy


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Scales, Thermometers, Timers

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Most baking requires precision and accuracy; consistent measurements are often essential to the success of the finished dish. Over the years, we have found that all measuring utensils are not created equal, and methods of how we measure ingredients vary. Even the weight of different brands of flour can affect the outcome of a cake. If the gravy is too thick or too thin, the home cook can usually remedy the problem by adding a little extra "this" or "that". With baking, that luxury is often not an option.
Using a scale and a thermometer are the only truly accurate kitchen measurement methods. Enter Escali, a company in the forefront of measurement innovation in quality, accuracy, value and style. Escali offers a full line of measurement tools and technology, including kitchen scales, body scales, kitchen thermometers and timers.

The company is located in Burnsville, MN, and founded in 1999 by Theo Prins, who is still the President and CEO. Prior to starting the company, Mr. Prins spent 20 years, mostly in Europe, in the digital scale industry. He felt that improvement was needed in the manufacturing and design of digital scales and he based the Escali designs on that premise. Initially, the product line was for professional and restaurant chefs, but it has expanded to providing measuring tools for the home cook.

Several years ago, KosherEye featured Escali, and its Primo Digital kitchen scale. The Primo remains a bestseller, highly rated twice as a best value by a leading independent consumer magazine. Its two-button design makes it is easy to use; it also has the Tare feature and displays weight in grams, pounds or ounces. Its simplicity of use and style make it a winner in the kitchen. (Approximately $23)
Escali has some new innovations, and we feel that each type of measurement tool listed here is essential for the kitchen! Do note that they are value priced, and quite affordable for most cooks.

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To purchase Escali products, click HERE.

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The Escali Mako Black stainless scale features an easy to clean and maintain platform that complements kitchen appliance trends. The slim design is easy to store and features touch sensitive controls and an easy-to-read display. Approximately $49

  • Fingerprints wipe off easily
  • High Contrast Display
  • Touch Sensitive Controls
  • Liquid and dry ingredient measures
  • Tare Feature
  • Automatic Shut-off

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Why do you need a refrigerator/freezer thermometer? We think that this is a no-brainer. It can save hundred of dollars in food spoilage costs. It also ensures that food is preserved and maintained at optimum safe temperatures. Approximately $7.00. To purchase, click here:

  • Large Display, Compact Design
  • Monitor Cold or Dry Storage
  • Easy to Read Digital Display
  • The large digital display is easy to read and features both Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements.
  • Stand, Hang or Mount
  • Stand the thermometer on a shelf, hang it from a rack or magnetically mount it to an interior wall.

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Escali Deep Fry/Candy Paddle Thermometer
We use this to make our parve caramel and to fry chicken and fish.

  • Dishwasher safe stainless steel.
  • Easy to read display with quick reference confectionary cooking temperatures.
  • Hands-free Vessel Clip
  • Stainless clip holds the thermometer in a pot for continuous hands-free measurements.
  • Heat Resistant Handle
  • The heat resistant handle makes it easy to move the thermometer through the cooking process.
  • Easy to Read Measurements
  • The temperature column is easy to read and features both Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements. Approximately $14


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Escali Gourmet Digital Thermometer

The Escali Gourmet Digital Thermometer is ergonomically designed with a comfort grip handle, featuring a long probe for easy measurements. It is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) health certified, and available in multiple colors. Approximately $15


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Duralex soup
Duralex Lys Parisian Soup Bowls
18 ounces 

We have had a set of Duralex nesting glass-mixing bowls for over 7 years. They are still unchipped, unscratched and look like new, even though we use them almost daily for mixing, storing and serving.
When we decided that we needed new soup bowls, Duralex came to mind. We love the beautiful soup bowls that match our dinnerware, but they often are too large, particularly when the soup course is followed by a huge dinner. We wanted something smaller, for more modest soup portions, (maybe 2 ladles of liquid and a matzo ball) that would complement our patterned dinnerware. So let me tell you about these Lys bowls…or perhaps I should quote what my teenage granddaughter said, ”these new bowls are the perfect size for soup”. We agree.

Duralex Lys thermal glass bowls are functional and stylish, named after the Lys River which traverses France and Belgium. The lovely collection, ”is symbolic of what this French  tributary traditionally represents: clarity, simplicity, utility, and beauty.”

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Duralex bowls are still made in France since 1939
• Durable tempered glass
• Impact and chip resistant
• Non-Porous, does not absorb liquid
• Dishwasher, freezer and microwave Safe
• Stackable set of 6 bowls; 18 ounces each
  Visit Duralex at

You can buy a set of Duralex Lys Parisian Soup Bowls: HERE
Serve our delicious soup recipe in Duralex Lys bowls: Hearty Split Pea Soup

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Ankarsrum --The Original Assistent
A Creative Kitchen Companion

You may not yet be familiar with the brand Ankarsrum, or even able to pronounce the word, but it has been around since 1940, previously sold as Magic Mill and the Electrolux Assistent. This stand mixer was originally launched by Swedish manufacturer Electrolux, and is now available for purchase in the U.S. as the Ankarsrum Original Assistent. Thw Assistent can work with  5 lbs. of flour, and is the largest non-commercial capacity mixer on the market. It is beloved by challah and bread bakers across the world. Unlike other stand mixers, the Assistent rotates the bowl rather than the dough hook

The motor and most of the machine have been developed, manufactured and assembled in Ankarsrum, a mill town in Småland, southern Sweden. The mixer has a unique roller and scraper design that mimics the action of kneading by hand. For heavier doughs, a large dough hook comes with the Assistent. Along with being a powerful all-purpose stand mixer, its strength also makes it a world-class bread dough mixer and kneader. It's renowned for long term reliability and quality results whether making a cake, whipping a meringue, or preparing as many as six or seven one pound loaves of bread.

We discovered The Ankarsrum “Assistent” (yes, assistent IS spelled with an “e”) at the Chicago International Housewares Show. The concept of the Assistent® Original is to meet as many kitchen needs as possible with the help of a single machine -- it can be used for kneading, mixing, squeezing and grinding. Available attachments include a grinder (or as its Swedish manufacturing calls it, “a mincer”), a juicer, cookie press, and more. There are actually twelve different accessories for The Assistent, with more planned in the future. The goal…to make life in the kitchen simpler and more efficient.

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We found that making a large batch of challah and bread is so convenient. And, we have an ongoing experiment happening with grinding our own meat for hamburgers, meatballs and more. We have been using chuck roast for the burgers, but are planning to try brisket burgers this summer. See our short grinding video by clicking here
Along with discovering this exceptional kitchen appliance in Chicago, we met the U.S. distributor, Ashley McCord, who happens to live in Woodstock, GA. She represents Ankarsrum as part of her family business, The Bread Becker housewares store. Ashley became a proponent of The Assistent because her mom used it at home and sold it in the store. Over the years, the Becker clan (9 kids) realized the longevity, reliability and ease of use of this mixer, and they reached out to Ankarsrum to become the authorized U.S. distributor. Amazingly, Mrs. Sue Becker (Ashley’s mom) made six 1 lb. loaves of bread every other day for her family of 11, and now her daughter Ashley follows in her footsteps for her 3 children.

The Ankarsrum Assistent Original has been around for more than 75 years. What started as a kitchen machine for professional use is now a part of households around the world. Stay tuned, you’ll be hearing a lot about this versatile machine.

For more information, visit Visit the Ankarsrum YouTube channel, and watch the machine in action.

  •  Proud Swedish quality
  •  Outstanding bowl access;infinitely variable speed
  •  Tremendous torque for heavy loads
  •  Large 7.5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl
  •  Low profile to fit under overhead cabinets
  •  Doesn't walk on counter
  •  Timer for automatic shut off
  •  Exceptional kneading action
  •  Wide range of quality accessories; 
  • Available in multiple colors

Enjoy these recipes from Ankarsrum:
Bread of the World
My Favorite Yeast Bread
Potato Kugel
How to make challah in the Ankarsrum Original Assistent

To purchase the Ankarsrum Original Assistent online, click here:  Ankarsrum Assistent 
To locate a dealer, click here: Ankarsrum authorized dealers

Ankarsrum supplied their latest model (the N30) for our testing. We rate it a WOW!

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