By Kelly Konrad
As part of your New Year’s Resolution you’ve vowed to eat out less and spend more time in the kitchen. for us, that’s an indication you need a new gadget or two.
This rocking set of kitchen eyewear is designed to keep you from crying all the way through onion prep. Le Chat Gourmet owner Denene Vincent recommends the version by RSVP, which retail for about $10-$15, and comes in several cool colors, including pink. “One of the big questions I get in class is how to keep from crying when cutting onions,” Vincent says. “And these really do work.”
Looking for mad mixing skills? Vincent says one of her favorite mixing tools is the Kitchen Aid Immersion Blender. “It’s pretty hot,” she says. “You can whip and puree right in the pot.” Vincent says clean up is so easy with this tool, which features several attachments that simply snap onto the end of a blending “stick.”
Stainless Steel Cookware
Vincent is excited about famed cookware manufacturer Le Creuset’s introduction of a stainless steel set of cookware. Le Creuset is well-known for its cast iron-enamel covered pots and pans, so stainless steel is a new direction for the company. “They just felt there was a need on the market, and because of their lifetime warranty, the only thing you have to worry about is who you plan to will it to”, she says. Vincent’s favorite? The 3-quart sauce pan.
Le Creuset Stoneware
Vincent also raves bout Le Creuset’s stoneware, which goes straight from the freezer to the oven to the table, and wipes clean. “It’s just so incredibly versatile.”
Wusthof Classic Ikon knife
“This is going to be really hot,” says Vincent. The knife has a blackwood handle, which is a departure for Wusthof from its trademark composite handles, yet it still has all of the Wusthof trademarks, including a full tang design. “It’s very ergonomic, and different from anything they’ve ever done,” Vincent says.