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Air fryer an OK substitute for oil


Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Makers of the NuWave fryer state that it “fries” foods without fat or oil, using “hot air with high-speed air circulation. Read More

Yonanas produces refreshing desserts


Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Dole claims that its Yonanas “turns any frozen fruit into soft serve” — similar to the nondairy banana soft serve offered at Banan on University Avenue. Read More

Corn silk remover fails to remove silk


Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:05 pm
I enjoy eating corn on the cob, but it’s a pain to remove the corn silk. Read More

Readers rave about dicer, egg cooker, butter mill


Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm
This week I would like to share two favorite gadgets of our readers. Read More

Egg cooker an imperfect device


Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm
While the the Casabella Exact Egg Boiler does work, there were some stumbling blocks, so its usefulness will depend on the operator. Read More

Mandoline keeps fingers safe


Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Chef’n has created a mandoline that lessens the hazards of using such a device. Read More
 

Gadget makes scrambled eggs in the microwave


Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm
When I opened the Egg-Tastic box, I knew there was hope for this microwave scrambled egg maker. Read More

Circular cooker falls short of fantastic


Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:13 pm
A couple of people who’d seen the Flippin’ Fantastic commercial wanted to know if it really was fantastic. Read More

Cupcake insert gives food split personality


Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Wilton’s Sweet Surprises Cupcake Insert makes use of two cake batters and a cupcake tin to make what Wilton calls “exciting multicolored and multiflavored cupcakes.” Read More
 

Hand-held device does job of bigger spiralizer


Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm
As no-carb diets grew more popular, so did spiralizers, because they gave people a substitute for spaghetti and fettuccine. Read More

Butter spreader’s worth limited to corn-cob dining


Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm
Norpro’s Butter Spreader with its curved bottom is for using on corn cobs, pancakes, toast and for greasing baking pans. Read More

Doohickey delivers a pretty cut


Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
While spaghetti spirals are the norm for most hand-held spiralizers, Chef’n’s sunshine-toned tool creates a beautiful ribbon spiral about a quarter-inch thick. Read More

Thawing board speeds defrosting time


Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Quickly defrosting a steak or chicken breast for dinner can be intimidating. Read More

Egg separator is cute to boot


Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm
While Christmas shopping online last year, I came across an egg separator in the shape of a fish. Read More

Make tasty, healthier chips


Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm
Are you regretting the handfuls of oily chips you consumed during your Super Bowl party Sunday? Maybe next year you can serve an oil-free option using Mastrad TopChips chip maker. Read More

Coffee maker’s tank adds value


Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm
I have to begin with a confession: I am not a “true” coffee drinker. Read More

Knife sharpener makes cut


Updated on  January 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm
The banes of my kitchen existence are a couple of dull paring knives that my subpar sharpener can’t address. So when samples of two new knife sharpeners came across my desk, I was more than happy to give them a whirl. Read More

Microwave ramen cooker a reason to rejoice


Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm
I stumbled across the Rapid Ramen Cooker at Longs Drugs and knew I had to get it. We love instant ramen at our house, and the promise of cooking it even faster was appealing. Read More

Mochi reheating made easy


Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Thanks to Inomata’s Mochi Renji gadget, I can enjoy mochi filled with tsu­bushian (sweet bean paste) or topped with kinako (roasted soybean starch) in less than two minutes. Read More

Egg-scrambling gadget not all it’s cracked up to be


Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 4:58 pm
Of all the gadgets I’ve tested so far, this has to be the worst. Read More

Tool cooks bacon to perfection


Updated on  December 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm
A co-worker and crisp-bacon addict suggested I test Allstar Products Group’s BaconBoss. Read More

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