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Not all juicers are easy peasy lemon squeezy

Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm
A reader emailed asking for a good “lemon squeezer.” Read More

Cutter saves time skinning kiwi

Updated on  June 9, 2017 at 1:01 am
At a price of $9.99 this gadget was worth a try. Read More

Doohickey for rice saves time

Updated on  May 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm
Rapid Brands’ Rapid Rice Cooker promises “Perfect Instant Rice in 3 Minutes!” — not to be mistaken for perfect rice, instantly. Read More

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

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