I love making chicken wings in my convection oven, but you need to keep a close eye on them or they burn quick. And this little tool is a uni-tasker that I can make an exception for.
The Silicone Devil Oven Rack Puller from Joie Silicone is very handy in the kitchen. No longer do you need to fumble with oven mitts just to check on things. And for that matter, use it with oven mitts to properly pull out a fidgety rack. Simply hook the open mouth over the edge of the oven rack to push it away or pull it closer. No more dangerous burns when reaching into hot ovens! Kitchen cutlery gadget at it’s finest.
It is made from nonstick silicone which is heat safe to 536-degrees Fahrenheit.
I have always been a fan of Teflon frying pans. Even through the health scare. But that one thing that drives me absolutely fricken crazy is when some idiot decides to use a metal utensil on my pan and scratches it which leads to the pan’s (and the idiot’s) untimely demise. Hell hath brought no fury like that of metal on my teflon.
So silicone cooking tools are welcome in my kitchen and these seems to be a nice set of them. As pictured above this set includes 1 spoon, 1 spoonula (let’s just call out what a great word spoonula is!), 1 spatula, 1 turner, and 1 slotted spoon. Made of BPA free silicone which is heat resistant up to 240 degree celsius or 464 degree fahrenheit. The natural Acacia hard wood handles can last up to 40 years but should be hand-washed not exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures. They are not really dishwasher safe.
Be warned these are the slightly floppy variety not the stiffer type of silicone cutlery.
We have featured a few products by Joseph Joseph here at The Cutlery Review. And I have to say that this one is a bit of a mind blower.
The DrawerStore is a new way at looking at how to organize your flatware in the kitchen drawer. The internet has been abuzz with talk of the order of left to right in which your knife, forks and spoons should be placed. This turns it on it’s head.
And I quote: “Storing your cutlery at an angle allows you to store a full set of cutlery in less than half the space of a conventional tray.”
And on top of that they have little icons to show what goes where!
As reported at Delish.com the famous TV cooking competition show Top Chef introduced something new to the table for the first time in a long while.
“Top Chef added Dining Elevated’s ‘Uplifts’ to the table. The four- to six-inch rests give judges a place to put their forks, knives, and spoons in between bites while also adding a luxe look to the tables.”
“Flatware rests are a simple solution to prevent cross-contamination of foodborne pathogens from the tabletop to utensil, and thus, an added layer of consumer protection.”
I am a big fan of cutlery rests and have been making my own origami ones for chopsticks for years. The rests on Top Chef were a little boring. We discovered these charming cutlery and chopstick rests over at Amazon. They are made of dishwasher safe premium zinc alloy which is food-safe, lead-free and nontoxic. Woof!