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KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

Monkey Business
Clever, Functional and Fun
Kitchen Accessories from Israel

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We plan to share our favorite finds from the recent International Housewares Show. We have been testing lots of new and exciting kitchen tools and accessories. We start with a brand that makes us smile!
Monkey Business is a unique kitchen brand and an Israeli family business. Industrial designer Oded Friedland, who is a graduate of the Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem, and now a teacher at the school, founded the company in 2005.

For more than a decade, the Monkey Business design studio has expanded, and now collaborates with a team of talented young Israeli designers and inventors. Monkey Business kitchen helpers are both innovative and functional. And, best of all, they make us happy! Some standouts (look below) are a unique fried egg shaper named Gregg, a silicone farfalle hot pot handle holder, a silicone spaghetti shaped pasta fork, and the adorable wine corkers (shown above)!
So clever! See the entire 2017 collection at

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Le Creuset Mobile
Le Creuset
A Souper Stock Pot

What could be a better time to refresh and restock kitchen tools and cookware? In our kitchen, it is “in with the new” prior to Passover, and of course also, whenever we see an irresistible cooking tool the rest of the year.

Leave it to Le Creuset to tempt us with their super or should we say souper stockpot. The gorgeous Marseilles Blue was our choice to sample, but there are 11 luscious colors from which to choose. For the kosher home, where separation of dairy and meat cookware is a requirement, the palette of colors is quite a beautiful bonus. We love the design, the shape and the versatility of this stockpot, and it can be used on electric, gas or induction surfaces.

We chose a family sized 8-quart stockpot, but additional sizes are available.
Their high-profile design is functional – styled to eliminate evaporation while “forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor during cooking.”

  • Convenient quick heating; superior heat distribution
  • Tight-fitting lid locks in moisture
  • Available in 5 sizes
  • Stainless steel rim around top edge prevents chipping and cracking
  • Constructed of heavy-gauge carbon steel with a colorful porcelain enamel finish
  • Easy-to-clean interior resists flavor absorption and staining
  • Heat-resistant knobs stay cool to the touch for safe, secure handling
  • Triple-welded side handles for a secure, confident hold when lifting
  • Can be used on any heat source (gas, electric, induction, ceramic)
  • 11 colors available which coordinate with Le Creuset enameled cast iron
  • 5 year warranty

For more information: visit;   If you would like to order one,
click: Le Creuset Stock Pot 8-quart

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Love Cooking Company

Baking for a crowd

Love Cooking Company offers special occasion pans, which we “love”. The company works with inventors, experienced bakers and well know culinary experts to offer the consumer innovative products.
These party pans make baking for a large group unique, fast and fun. We tried the 21 portion mini loaf pans in which we made our secret cornbread recipe. And, then we made 24 cupcakes for a family birthday party. And cutest of all, we made adorable one-bite minis in the Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan.

Love Cooking partners with:
Mrs. Fields- Pans for entertaining and creative baking
David Tutera- Sweet Celebrations collection of nonstick bakeware and food storage for all occasions.
Chef Tony - Unique cookware for healthier meat preparation
Monster Bakeware – Pans when baking for a crowd!

We tried 3 bakeware products from Love Cooking Company. All are made of carbon steel, and had a convenient non stick coating:

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  • Mrs. Fields' Cutie Cakes™ This pan creates 48 bite-size cakes, perfect for parties, showers, holidays, when you just want a small, sweet portion controlled indulgence. We made vanilla cuties for a baby shower.

  • The Monsters!
    Monster 21 Mini Loaf Pan
    Perfect for baking a large quantity of mini loaf cakes or breads. This would even work for mini challahs. The non-stick coating allows for quick release and easy cleanup. Makes 21 mini loafs at a time.

  • cupcakes 2 MobileMonster 24 Cupcake Pan
    This pan is perfect for a children’s party – makes 24 cupcakes or muffins at a time.


Since Passover is coming soon, any of these pans would make a great addition to a bakeware collection.
By the way, if you have a tool idea for baking or entertaining, contact the company at
Love Cooking products are available for purchase:

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Hope's Perfect Cleaners
Time to Clean!

When we remodeled our kitchen almost two years ago, and then our bath last year, we unexpectedly had to go on a search for new kitchen cleaners. With new quartzite and marble counters, stainless appliances, glass front cabinets, and wood floors we were advised that typical harsh cleaners had bleach and ammonia and were not safe to clean any of these materials. And, lately we’ve been reading that some of these cleaners are not safe for us as well. We have found several excellent cleaning products that we will be sharing with you, and Hope’s is a standout!

Hope’s is a 40-year-old family business focused on producing cleaners and polishes that “fulfill their promises, and make cleaning less of a chore.” Hope’s goal is to achieve a perfect clean with less effort. “and deliver the best clean you’ve ever seen”. We have tested these cleaning products, and have had excellent results. We are still pondering the ongoing debate, whether to use a single multi-task product or specialized individual cleaning products. However, we have concluded that there is a place for both.

Perfect Glass
Perfect Glass® is a 100% streak-free glass cleaner specifically designed with a no-residue formula to eliminate the residual haze. The Hope formula is balanced to reduce cleaning time and maximizing efficacy. Plus, it’s ammonia. #1 Rated Formula in leading consumer’s magazines..

Perfect Granite
For granite, marble, and stone we like Perfect Granite counters and backsplashes. The unique no-residue formula is ammonia, acid, and alcohol free. It performs as a good daily cleaner that won’t damage surfaces or sealers.

Perfect Stainless
Perfect Stainless® is a 100% streak-free stainless steel polish for those tired of cleaning up after their cleaners. Perfect Stainless cleans and shines in just one step, without the dust collecting, oily residue other polishes leave behind. It is recommended for kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, cooktops, ovens, grills, and dishwashers.

Perfect Kitchen
Most multi-surface cleaners leave streaks, film, and Perfect Kitchen® is 100% residue-free. This multi-task cleaner and its no-residue formula works on countertops, stovetops, appliances, faucets, sinks, stainless steel, sealed marble and granite, tile, and more looking perfect.

Perfect Sink
Perfect Sink™. is a gentle cleanser that shines, polishes, and protects in one simple step. It is formulated to remove tough stains, water spots, and rust stains, leaving behind a shine. Additionally, this formula won’t scratch surfaces, and provides an invisible water repellant barrier, like a freshly waxed car. It’s works on various sink materials including brushed stainless steel, cast iron (porcelain), Corian® (solid surface), and more.

For more information visit, and click to buy Perfect Cleaners, click: Hope's Perfect Cleaners

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Peelers – Believe it or not those vegetable peelers (and knives) in your kitchen drawer do NOT last forever. With frequent use, they may lose their sharp edge, and are no longer efficient. I have recently tested two new peelers: the Swissmar double-edge peeler, which is multi-directional, and the Swissmar Julienne peeler, which cuts scalpel sharp matchstick shaped pieces. Both are made in Switzerland and are ergonomically designed and work quite efficiently. Both feature a handy  built in blemish remover.

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Swiss Double Edge Peeler
With a premium double-edge stainless steel blade, this peeler moves smoothly and comfortably in any direction for quick and easy prep. The ergonomic contoured handle offers quick and easy peeling for both right-and left-handed cooks, and accomplishes multi directional peeling.

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Swiss Julienne Straight Peeler
This unique peeler has sharp stainless steel teeth that create thin strips of veggies with one easy stroke. It is perfect for cutting thin "sticks" for garnishes, salads and stir-fries. The ergonomic contoured handle features a non-slip area for a secure, comfortable grip. We tried it with cucumbers, carrots and squash. This peeler makes it easy to mimic professional style food presentations. It worked effortlessly.

Both peelers have a 5 year warranty. For more information, and to buy, click here: Swissmar USA Gourmet Products

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