Thanksgiving is upon us in both the USA and Canada though at different dates. We here at the Cutlery Review like to celebrate both. And at Thanksgiving it’s all about the big beautiful turkey. These would work well for a roast ham or duck or beef or whatever.
Rocaware makes this set of 2 stainless steel turkey lifters. They have long handles and 4 sharp prongs to hold the meats and the wide spread prongs make the turkey stable. Remember that “stable” means not dropping the turkey off the table, and ease up on the wine as well.
Made of dishwasher safe food grade 304 stainless steel these suckers are sharp pokey and dangerous ninja weapons so be careful!
This summer has been pretty good considering. And we here at the Cutlery Review have been able to get outdoors and do some backpacking and camping. One of the team bought himself the Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set, seen here:
And it’s a great little cooking pot for boiling water and cooking stews or whatever. This thing is a classic for campers. But we ran into a problem when it came to cutlery when cooking in the Stanley. You see, Stanley here is about 11 inches tall and any normal spoon won’t reach the bottom and still have enough handle to keep your tender fingers away from the heat. A regular cooking spoon for use in pots is too big and tableware is too small. Talk about Goldilocks situation.
So we are looking at the finessCity Longest Titanium Long Handled Spoon. It’s 9.65 inches long and should do the trick. They claim its’ length is 1 inch Longer than any other Long Spoons available on Amazon. And that the polished bowl of Long Handle Spoon is bigger than any other Outdoor Spoon on Amazon. Made of 100% solid Titanium this backpacking long spoon is 0.9 oz/ 25.5gm in weight. And it comes with a Washable Premium Quality Waterproof Cloth Case. Waterproof and cloth? We’ll have to get back to you on that one.
Yes, that is a very long title for a blog post but I have a lot to say. First that this post brings me nothing but emotional and physical pain. Why you ask? Because my gallbladder hates me and I can’t eat eggs anymore. But that doesn’t mean I can’t talk about them.
So about 10 years ago there was a lot of hoopla about Alice Waters and her amazing new method of cooking an egg in a spoon over an open fire. She says this about it:
“I liked that feeling of watching it and holding it,” Ms. Waters said in a recent interview. “It’s not like cooking it in a pan. You just feel like you’re really in charge of it. It’s so elemental. It’s really primitive, in a way.”
But to be honest, what got us digging around about metal spoons, ladles or scoops (use what name you prefer) was these copper ones pictured above. But first we did some research and whether frying in copper was ok. According to this article from Food52.com:
“And while we have you, a rumor we’d like to dispel: Copper is 100% safe to cook in, so long as it is lined with another, non-reactive metal (and most copper cookware is). Most commonly, you’ll find linings made of nickel, tin, or stainless steel.”
So we like these copper spoons that come as a set of four:
Small: 7. 5″L x 1. 5″W & . 5″ deep / Handle 6″ long Medium: 9. 5″L x 2″W & . 75″ deep / Handle 7. 25″ long Large: 10. 5″L x 2. 5″W & . 75″ deep / Handle 8″ long
And that way you aren’t just cooking eggs but can use it for all sorts of things.
Babish has a Tiny Whisk and he’s proud of it. We’ve talked about Babish and his Tiny Whisk before here at The Cutlery Review. And now he’s talking about it again with NYT Cooking in the video “10 Things Binging With Babish Can’t Cook Without” which is shown above. He starts talking about his Tiny Whisk at the 3:25 mark if you want to jump ahead. He also shows off his famous “Tiny Whisk Tattoo”!
We noticed he has a full set of whisks, he doesn’t discriminate. After looking all over at all types of whisks we feel this is the best match to his set. These are the HONBAY Mini Wire Kitchen Whisks.
But if you aren’t buying your whisks for Babish Cosplay (we know you are out there) and want something more kitchen worthy, we would suggest going with the DRAGONN Set of 3 Stainless Steel Whisks with Silicone handles as they are a little more serious.