Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News



The cheese does not stand alone

Mouse-Shaped Cheese Knife

There are some images of animals and their counterparts that are eternal: cats will always want to eat birds, hay is for horses, and mice will risk life and limb to get the cheese. As such, there is no shortage of themed material available for these iconic mash-ups. If you’ve got a cheese (or mouse) fan on your gift list, this Mouse-Shaped Cheese Knife at Sur La Table would make a fine addition to their collection. Unless of course, they have a collection of real mice, which in that case it might be a little inappropriate.

December 17, 2009   No Comments

Finally, a chance for Bread People to lead a normal life

Swissmar Bamboo Crumb Catching Board w/Bread Knife

It goes without saying that Bread People eat a lot of bread. Which also goes to say, they have a lot of crumbs in their homes. As all this bread-eating usually outpaces bread-cleaning, all those crumbs pile up. Just like you don’t clean the crumb tray out of your toaster after every use, Bread People don’t clean away the crumbs after slicing into a loaf; it’s just going to get all crumby again at the next meal. I know all this, because I am a Bread Person.

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December 9, 2009   No Comments

Be nice: slice precise

Victorinox Precise Slice Knife

In the very near future, hams, turkeys and roasts across the land will be broiled, braised and baked to perfection. From oven to table, the wafting scent of dinner will cause family and friends to gather ‘round in eager excitement. And then you cut into it, ravaging the poor beast into disrespectful clumps. Enthusiastic smiles become replaced by disappointed grimaces. Don’t let your stunning table presentation fall into a meaty pile of disarray: the Victorinox Precise Slice Knife will help you clean up your slicing act.

The serrated knife features an adjustable guide to help you create perfect slices from 1-mm to 15-mm thick. Operating similar to a mechanical slicer, the offset guide directs the cutting edge all the way through the meat during the slicing action. Serve thick slices for the entrée and then just as easily cut some thinly sliced for sandwiches the next day. With neat and clean dinner presentation along with perfect leftovers, your guests may just never leave.

November 9, 2009   No Comments

Spachello saves cream cheese packaging

Spachello Slice & Spread

I hate messing up multiple utensils in the kitchen, especially when it comes to making something simple like a sandwich or a bagel. It is just too tempting to use a serrated knife to spread mayo, peanut butter or cream cheese. I have torn many a package of cream cheese into shreds trying to use a sharp knife to dig out the spread for my bagel. It’s a lesson I seem to refuse to learn. Now, I don’t have to; the Spachello Slice & Spread combines a cutting and spreading knife into one. Perfect for people like me who go out of their way to minimize utensil use, the Spachello is the best thing for sandwiches (and tear-prone packaging) since sliced bread.

November 5, 2009   No Comments

Slice by Karim — ceramic kitchen tools for cutting, grating and peeling

slice by Karim

Jazz up your kitchen gadget collection with the set of everyday tools from Slice. Designed by Karim Rashid, the set includes (from left to right), precision cutter, a grater, a vegetable peeler and a y-peeler.

Beyond the classy styling, these tools all utilize ceramic technology as opposed to traditional stainless steel. The ceramic blades used in the peelers and precision cutter stay sharp and have the added bonus of never rusting. The grater uses rows of ceramic teeth as opposed to stainless steel holes, so unlike a traditional microplane or grater, food particles will not get stuck in hard to clean places.

The entire collection is dishwasher safe and affordable at $14.99 for the grater and peelers, and $6.99 for the precision cutter.

Via Notcot

UPDATE 7/6/12: Looks like the link above no longer works, but you can still check out the Slice by Karim kitchen tools collection. (Beware though, they seem to be getting low ratings!)

February 19, 2009   No Comments