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KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

KosherEye Featured Kitchen Tool

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.

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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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Kuhn Rikon Knives
Original Nakiri Colori and small Santoku Colori

A good knife is every cook’s best friend. A few good ones make the dicing, slicing, mincing, cutting task so much easier − plus today, knives are also making a color statement. From Kuhn Rikon, for more than 80 years the #1 Swiss brand of cookware and cooks' tools, these two brightly colored and imaginatively styled knives will add a touch of whimsy to any kitchen and make prep work quicker than ever.


Original Nakiri 5–Inch Knife Colori
The Nakiri is a tradition Japanese vegetable cleaver, only smaller, and is designed to slice, dice and julienne. It is very versatile and is perfect for thinly slicing fruit, vegetables for sushi, stir-frying or slicing deli-thin meats. You will find there are many great uses for this knife and it will become a favorite.

Product Description:

  • Japanese ultra-sharp, high carbon steel blade
  • Scalloped edges – creates fast, smooth cuts
  • Nonstick silicone coating keeps the food from sticking to the blade
  • Available in red or green
  • 5" blade
  • Safety sheath helps keep sharp and protects the user when knife is stored

Price: Approximately $20
Available at and and kitchen cookware stores


Small Santoku 5–Inch Knife Colori
The Santoku is a popular general-purpose Japanese-style knife and this small and handy 5-inch colorful design is perfect for chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing meats, fruits and vegetables. This ultra-sharp knife lets you enjoy the precision cutting of a larger santoku knife on smaller prepping areas.  Easy to handle, perfect for thin slicing - it will quickly become one of your "go-to" knives.

Product Description:

  • Rib and indents on knife, as well as nonstick coating, keep food from clinging to blade
  • Safety sheath helps keep sharp and protects the user when knife is stored
  • Features an ergonomic soft-grip handle
  • Comes in 6 colors

Price:  From $16
Available at and and kitchen cookware stores

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