Oxo Good Grips® are a line of kitchenware that aims to rethink kitchen tools to make them more user-friendly and pleasant to use. It has no relation to the Oxo® company in England.
Paraffin wax is a white wax with no smell or taste. It is not a true wax. Food-wise, it is used for a variety of applications such as waxed paper, coating fruit or root veg to extend storage life, adding a sheen to chocolate coatings, and making candy toys such as “wax lips.”
A pea sheller is a machine that automates getting peas out of their pods. It can save the hours of manual work required to shell peas.
A proof box is a sealed space that provides an environment in which you can control the humidity and temperature in which yeast-risen baked goods can rise more effectively.
A salad spinner is a kitchen tool for removing excess water from washed salad greens. The bowl also functions as a food-safe alternative to the kitchen sink to wash the greens in.
Salamanders are kitchen devices used for broiling, browning, caramelizing, glazing, grilling and toasting. They are generally used to put finishing touches on food, rather than cook them. There are two forms of salamanders. One is hand-held; the other is like an oven.
Salt cellars are small vessels designed to hold salt for serving at the table. They can be made of many different materials. The salt is obtained out of the salt cellar via the use of a small spoon designed for the purpose, or informally, by hand with a pinch of the fingers.
Salt pigs are large-mouth vessels for storing salt in. They are usually made of ceramic. They provide storage which keeps salt dry and dust free, while allowing a cook quick and easy access to the salt by hand.
Self-basting is an expression used to describe a piece of meat that has been prepared or cooked in such a way as to negate the need for basting. Normally the meat is fowl, particularly turkey, which in consumers’ minds is renowned for being dry. The self-basting turkeys at stores are injected with mixtures of broth,…
A steamer, in broad terms, is a device that holds food above boiling water so that it cooks by steaming, not by boiling.
Treen is a general category word used to refer to wooden tools and utensils. The most common treen items still in use in today’s kitchens are wooden spoons, wooden spatulas, cutting boards, and wooden lemon reamers.
Tupperware® is a brand name of flexible, plastic containers and kitchenware for refrigerated storage of leftover food or foods made in advance, or for dry, shelf-stable foods. It first came onto the market in the mid 1940s.
An uchiwa is round paddle-shaped paper fan used in Japan for fanning rice to be used for sushi.