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Check out Quirky’s kitchen gadgets and housewares and let us know which ones you like! Here’s one we like:
Expanse Expandable Utensil Holder:
An expandable utensil holder that only takes up as much counter space as you need it to. Stop jamming your cooking tools into a container that’s too small. Expanse’s unique sliding mechanism lets you choose the exact amount of space you need, while the plastic divider helps to make sure you can keep track of your smaller utensils.
A Thanksgiving and year round helper. You can reduce the fat in gravies and sauces using this handy gadget from OXO. Just pour gravy into the separator and watch the fat rise to the top while “lean” gravy settles to the bottom. The heat-resistant strainer has measurement markings and catches unwanted bits, and the stopper prevents fat from rising to the top of the spout. Once the gravy has settled, remove the strainer and the stopper and pour out reduced fat perfect gravy.
Constructed of heat-resistant plastic
Heat-resistant strainer catches unwanted bits
Stopper keeps fat out of the spout
Shield prevents gravy from spilling over the top
Price: from $9.95 Click here to order the OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Fat Separator.
How Cool! From Prepara, a must-have for fun-sters of all ages! Iced, orbs come as a pack of four, making 2 inch round orbs of chill. Pack them with mint leaves, basil, fruits, flowers and more. Fill them with juice, lemon or lime segments. Can be used in pitchers, cocktails, punch bowls, and tumblers. Set them out and watch your guests smile. And yes, these make us smile.
Pack of 4, making 4 3” rounds of chill
Fillable with juice, lemon, lime, segments, mint leaves, herbs, berries, flowers, more...
Use in pitchers, cocktails, punch bowls, tumblers
Large ice balls make drinks stay cooler longer – won’t melt fast
Each ball is sealed, so they will not absorb freezer odors.
All 4 can snap together, compact in freezer
Price: Set of 4 about $9.99 Click here, to locate stores that carry Prepara Ice Balls.
SmartSticks just got Smarter! In addition to providing culinary “must haves”, Cuisinart has just become a fashion statement for our kitchens. We use our Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Blender in soups, stews and whenever we are pureeing. We just turn it on and “whirr” – the job is done. No extra bowl to clean. But now, instead of just white or stainless, the SmartStick is available in a rainbow of colors – how much more fun and efficiency can Cuisinart add to our kitchen? We’ll see! There’s always something new!
"I love my Toss and Chop!"Oprah...and so does KosherEye!
Silvermark, the manufacturer says that this is their best-selling product! The Toss and Chop® makes fresh chopped salad, salsa and more right in any bowl. It won't damage the bowl. We find it simple, safe and easy-to-use, especially for salad lovers. This is a great tool for a healthy kitchen!
Ergonomic, green design
Durable, sharp edged blades
Easy to grip, non-slip handle
Chops up fruits, vegetables and salad ingredients to toss into a bowl
Soft grip handles lock shut for safe storage
Stainless steel blades with micro-serrated edging
Price: from $21.95 To order the Toss & Chop Salad Chopper, click here.