It doesn’t take much effort to stand over a pot and “stir continuously”, as called for in some recipes. It can be tedious, though, and once a chef stops stirring or leaves a pot unattended, the recipe is sure to ruin.
Enter the automatic stirrer.
With its self-adjusting, self-centering blades, the Ardenté Gourmet Stirrer latches on to the side of most kitchen bowls, and does that stirring for you. The machine’s constant blade-turning protects your milk-based recipes from burning; your sauce-based recipes from charring; and your temperate-sensitive sugars from caramelizing.
While it does its job, you’re freed up to tend to other tasks in the kitchen, or to spend time with family around the house.
It protects your pots from scorching, too.
The Ardenté Gourmet Stirrer runs on 4 C batteries and can be run continuously, or intermittently. Its blades run at different heights to promote consistency, and are dishwasher-safe for easy clean-up.
If you own kitchen knives, you better keep them honed. That’s because a dull knife blade not only slows you down in the kitchen, but it can be more dangerous than its ready-to-cut counterpart, too.
In this brief, 2-minute video, you’ll learn how to use a knife steel to keep your kitchen cutlery in top form.
Among the tips:
- Hold your knife at a 20-degree angle to the steel for maximum effect
- 10 swipes per side is sufficient to keep the blade straight
- Mid-range knife steels are the best choice for most kitchens
Most knife steels don’t actually sharpen knives. Instead, they straighten the microscopic teeth that make the knives work. And that’s okay. Just remember use the steel every time you use your knife.
For fans of “edge” pieces, this brownie pan from Baker’s Edge is a cookware best-seller and for good reason. It’s built strong and bakes double-edged, extra chewy brownies to perfection inside and out.
Made from heavy-gauge cast aluminum, the Brownie Edge Pan is a continuous baking chamber that channels heat to all pan parts equally. The result is a more evenly-cooked, better tasting batch of brownies. And with a 9 by 12 by 2 inches capacity, the pan is large enough to handle most homemade and box mixes.
Like cookware, you often get what you pay for with respect to baking products and, at $35 from Amazon.com, the Baker’s Edge Nonstick Brownie Edge Pan may be worth every penny.
Buy one for yourself, or as a housewarming gift for a friend. It’s perfect brownies every time.