Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News

Serving Crackers On Their Own Tray

Wilton Armetale Reggae Cracker Tray

Crackers often get overlooked. Special attention is always paid to the cheese or the spread, but when it comes to the delivery vehicle–the cracker–more often than not they get tossed onto a plate as an afterthought. Even saltines deserve better. The Wilton Armetale Reggae Cracker Tray elevates the lowly cracker on up to the level of its serving partner. The 13-inch long platter holds at least a package of crackers and also happens to be safe for oven use–but serving hot crackers probably won’t fool anybody into thinking you made them yourself.

December 6, 2010   No Comments

Don’t Get Your Feet Off The Table

Flip Flops TV Tray

Feet normally aren’t supposed to be on the table. Same goes for footwear. However, the rules of etiquette are a little different down by the beach, and the same goes for this Flip Flops TV Tray. With all the bright crazy colors going on, nobody is going to mind if you kick up your kicks for a little slow-down relaxing. Besides, with those zany patterns all over the table top, who is going to notice? Best to pick up two so as to have a matched set.

August 4, 2010   No Comments

A Party Tray For The Undecided

Party Traveler Set

Many people have one party treat that is their go-to creation for potlucks. And then, some people can never make up their mind. Whichever side of the fence one happens to fall on, the last thing anybody wants is to be restricted by equipment. When it comes to party treats, oftentimes that means getting the hors d’oeuvres to the party. (After all, there is a reason those crazy cake challenges on TV require the elaborate creations to be carried across the stage.) No matter what creation you’re inspired to bring, the Party Traveler Set can help you get it there.

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July 2, 2010   No Comments

Your Freezer Still Wants You To Think Of Ice

Covered Ice Cube Tray

Yes, it’s cold out there, but inside where it is nice and warm one major kitchen appliance has ice in the brain. (Or at least the upper compartment.) With the distance between the freezer and the water faucet (or the filter pitcher) being directly proportional to the amount of water that ends up on the floor, consideration for the lowly ice tray isn’t such a bad idea.

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February 22, 2010   No Comments

Deviled Eggs In The Round

Deviled Egg Platter by Tag Ltd.

Deviled eggs are exceptional enough as they are. The concept of taking apart an ingredient, manipulating it and then stuffing it back together is one that seems like it shouldn’t be successful. (Or even successfully appetizing.) However, when it comes to the incredible edible egg there seems to be no end to how it can be used—or served.

Serving deviled eggs doesn’t necessarily require a specialty serving tray, but considering the item, they certainly deserve one. The Deviled Egg Platter by Tag Ltd. holds a dozen and a half eggs within its telltale indentations (the other six eggs are for the cook). The earthenware serving platter has a diameter of 13.5-inches, making for an impressive display. Complete with a glazed finish and a microwave-safe construction (eww), the egg serving tray mirrors the beauty of the deviled egg, bringing a simple yet elegant serving piece that will be the star of the table.

February 18, 2010   No Comments

Score with Chillzanne

Pampered Chef Chillzanne Rectangle Server

With the Super Bowl right on the horizon it’s time to consider the most important aspect of the game: the menu. Chips and dips have a natural affinity for televised sporting events, and during the Big Game, ‘Super Bowl’ has more than one meaning. No matter what snack you reach for on Super Sunday, you’re going to need something to put it in.

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January 31, 2010   No Comments