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The Kalorik Egg Cooker
Who needed an egg cooker? Not us! It was not even on our top 50 wish list of kitchen tools. So what happened? We went on vacation with a family member who talked incessantly (I mean that in a good way!) about the “wonderful” egg cooker he had at home. Each morning when he prepared his vacation breakfast - first boiling water, then timing the eggs and then struggling to evenly peel them, he would mention his “no fail” egg cooker, and why we should have one. We were tempted and knew that we had to try this tool at the very least to humor him, so we contacted Kalorik (his recommended brand) and very skeptically tested their 7-egg model. Results? To our complete surprise…EGGcellent! Confession here: We have a lack of patience and admit to being terrible egg peelers. In fact, we usually enlist our husband to do this task. Not any longer. The Kalorik egg cooker appliance makes peeling eggs a cinch.

Simply add desired number of eggs (up to 7) to the appliance. Punch a teeny tiny little hole at the top of each egg (piercing tool supplied); Fill the base with water. Cover, plug in and let steam from 7-15 minutes. When the eggs are ready, a buzzer sounds. Put eggs in an ice bath (optional) to stop cooking, and then peel. The peel comes off easily, quickly and perfectly. The unit is easy to clean, but we do wish that it was dishwasher safe. Highly recommended. EGGceptional tool. The model we tested, #EK 35321 is affordably priced at $18.35 on Amazon. Click Here to buy.

  • Cooks up to 7 eggs at the same time
  • Stainless steel heating plate and lid
  • End of cooking signal
  • On/off switch with light
  • Egg poacher for 4 eggs
  • Small enough to store in most cabinets
  • Ideal for hard boiling and soft boiling up to 7 eggs, and poaches 2 eggs

For more information about the Kalorik Egg Cooker, click HERE!

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Mix it up!  Two Affordable Stand Mixers 
Did you know that the #1 small appliance gift for newlyweds is a stand mixer? However, not all gifters or bridal couples can afford the ultra deluxe models, and not all cooks have the need for a luxury stand mixer. So we went on a search for affordable models that we think can step in. As we know, ideally, kosher homes actually need 2 appliances for everyday usage – one for dairy and one for meat. (And, possibly even a third one for Passover). Basic economics make it even more essential to find alternate budget priced mixers. We found 2 very appealing candidates.

 

Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

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The new powerful  Hamilton Beach 63392 stand mixer is a versatile appliance, effortlessly mixing and kneading dough, cake batters and whipping eggs. meringues and cream. The powerful 300-watt motor can handle the thickest of ingredients, including our homemade oatmeal raisin, pecan, chocolate chip cookies. We didn’t even have to scrape the bowl at the end. The unique planetary mixing action rotates the single oversized beater around the entire bowl, for even and complete mixing.
Seven speeds lets you go from a slow stir to a fast whirr, with simple and easy control of each one. Nonslip feet keep the mixer still while in use, and the detachable splatter shield prevents drops and spills and helps prevent “flying flour”. Attachments include a flat beater, dough hook and whisk. All attachments, as well as the stainless steel 4-quart mixing bowl, are dishwasher safe.

We are impressed! We found the Hamilton Beach stand mixer just as efficient, easy to use and stylish as our classic luxury artisan mixer. Even a seasoned baker will like this model. Since many kosher homes need two mixers, this would be a great choice. And yes, we love the price. We found it online for $99 — including free shipping. A second bowl can be ordered for $44. This is an affordable winner! This Hamilton Beach stand mixer can be purchased at stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, and online at Amazon.

Features:
• Superior mixing comparable to more expensive stand mixers 
• Complete bowl coverage 
• Powerful 300 watt motor 
• Includes flat beater, whisk, and dough hook 
• 4 quart capacity stainless steel bowl with handle
• Includes splatter shield 
• 7 speeds, • 14.5 lbs.

Dash Stand Mixer
On our search for affordable mixers, we came across the potable, lightweight Dash Everyday Stand Mixer which we found online for $39.99.

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The Dash Mixer offers six preset speeds ranging from gentle mixing to high-speed whipping, and also includes dough hooks and a 3-quart stainless steel mixing bowl. The retro design, compact size and wide color range make this appliance quite stylish. It is easily portable, due to its lightweight. As one consumer wrote, “it is functional and cute” and a good buy. We recommend the Dash for small kitchens, college apartments, vacation homes, beginner cooks, and of course for Passover. The company does not yet offer an extra bowl for purchase.
Click HERE to see a Video of the Dash Stand Mixer in action!

Features & Benefits
• 3-quart capacity stainless steel mixing bowl
• 6 preset speeds range from low to high
• All non-electric parts are dishwasher safe.
• Portable-weighs less than 5 lbs. and fits neatly under cabinets 
• 250 Watts
• 1 year manufacturer warranty
• Compact footprint – contemporary color range includes white, yellow red, fuchsia, pink, mint green, copper, black, and aqua
  
The Dash may be purchased online and at retailers such as Target. 
To buy at Amazon, click on the photo below and select your favorite color: 
                                    


                               

 

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Joseph Joseph Nest™
2- Piece Colander Set

Oh those cabinets! - Almost everyone can always use more. In most kitchens, each square inch of drawer and cabinet space is precious. Therefore we always feel that kitchen tools must be convenient, compact, functional and also easy to clean. The Joseph Joseph nesting colander set fits all of these requirements.

Features:

  • 2 plastic nesting sizes – A small colander, 6.2"x 3.5" x 6.2" and a large colander 9.3" x 8.7" 5.2"
  • Built in ergonomic vertical handles
  • Space saving stack together feature for storage
  • Angled, easy pour corners.
  • Footed bases to promote draining
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 2-year warranty

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By the way, we always wondered why the name Joseph Joseph for this creative, trend setting brand.
Well now we know…meet the founders brothers Antony and Richard Joseph.
For more information on the brand visit JosephJoseph.com.

If you would like to treat your kitchen to this efficient tool (available in gray or green), CLICK HERE to purchase the set on Amazon.

 

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Lékué Microwave Corn Cooker (uncovered)

The Lékué microwave corn popper and the Lékué microwave rice cooker have become time saving, easy care, and indispensible kitchen helpers. We use both at least once weekly. So, when we had the opportunity to try the new Lékué Corn cooker, we were interested!

Lekue corn cooker coveredThis little tool is another winner. We simply shucked and cleaned our corn on the cob, put 2 in the cooker, and placed the gadget in the microwave for 5 minutes. So simple, so delicious. The corn steamed itself. The built in corn holders made it quite easy to pick up the steamy hot corn, and allowed us to shake on the seasoning and butter while the corn was still too hot to touch.
Although summer is a perfect time for grilling corn, this microwave set from Lékué provides an even easier, faster way to enjoy corn on the cob. It cooks two ears of corn in just five minutes!

  • Includes four knobs to flip corn for easily distributing butter or seasoning
  • Steam outlet ensures crisp, fresh-tasting results
  • Corn can be rotated using knobs to evenly add flavor
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
  • BPA-free

Click on the below photo the Copycat Kosher Recipe for Mimi's Cafe Corn ChowderPic Mimis Cafe Corn Chowder

For more information, visit Lekueusa.com

If you are interested in purchasing the Corn Cooker tool, CLICK HERE: Lekue Microwave Corn Cooker/Corn Steamer. Easy & Fast Way To Cook Corn In The Microwave

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Bialetti – The 12” Titan

We’re in “Pan Love”

We discovered the Bialetti Titanium fry pan in Chicago at the 2018 International Housewares Show, and we recently had the opportunity to work with it. (Thank you for our sample Bialetti!) How much do we like it? So much that we are going to purchase another one for the meat side of our kosher kitchen. We’re using our test sample for dairy.

Our 12” pan absolutely requires no special care; nothing sticks; it heats evenly; is oven safe up to 400 degrees, and cleanup is a cinch- in the dishwasher. This quite amazing hi-tech pan is metal-utensil friendly. (Disclosure here- most of our utensils are silicone!)
We have used the Titan for scrambling eggs,omelets, fish, cheese frittata, pancakes and more. Everything cooked well and slid right out of the pan. And yes, it is oven safe. We’re sold!

Watch Chef Fabio Viviani demonstrate some recipes: Chef Fabio Viviani demonstrates the Bialetti 12" Titan

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  •  Metal-utensil safe Titanium-reinforced nonstick surface
  •  Micro divots surface elevate food to deter sticking
  •  Allows even oil distribution
  •  For use with gas and electric stoves
  •  Oven safe to 400 degrees F
  •  Metal handle
  •  Aluminum/stainless steel/non stick
  •  Dishwasher safe
  •  Lifetime manufacturer's warranty







    Click on
    above image to purchase the
    Bialetti Titan non-stick pan from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

                                                                          

Other Bialetti pans are available on Amazon. Click the ↑above pan
to see them.

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