Category Archives: Kitchen Gadgets

Stainless Steel Dripless Baster

I’ve had numerous plastic turkey basters over the years and they have all gotten yellow and cracked.  I tried this one from Tovolo and because of the stainless steel it has lasted for years now.  The bulb on the top … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

These measuring spoons made by Tovolo are my favorites.  They have two measurements on each spoon and they fit inside all the herb jars and especially the baking soda box.  They have survived years of being run through the dishwasher … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

A friend gave these Tovolo measuring cups to me a few years ago and they quickly became my favorite.  I like how they nest and fit easily in the drawer.  On each handle there is also a measuring spoon.  They … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Scoops

I find that using stainless steel scoops to measure out muffin batter, cookie dough and truffles makes the task less messy and produces a uniform, professional result.  They have a spring loaded release that pops the batter out so none is left … Continue reading

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Microplane

This tool, the microplane,  is essential in all kitchens.  It allows you to zest citrus fruits easily and without getting the pith.  You can buy it at most kitchen stores and even hardware stores.  

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Zesting a Lemon

To zest a lemon or any other citrus you need the right tool for the job.  That tool is a microplane.  You can buy them anyplace that sells kitchen items or even at the hardware store. Start zesting the lemon, … Continue reading

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Dressing Bottle

For years I would take a salad to someones house and would be fumbling for something to carry the dressing in.  I tried plastic containers but they always seemed to leak.  Then I tried glass jars, which worked better but … Continue reading

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