We're not alone in The Kitchn when we proclaim our love for Fibroxed-handled Victorinox Forschner knives. Far from their fancier looking and much, much more expensive German-made cousins, Victorinox knives have a loyal following among professional chefs and serious cooks everywhere. They're basically the punk rock of kitchen knives: lean, mean, bad-ass blades that don't put on flashy airs. But now Victorinox is just about to release a new, fancier line of ceramic knives. Read on for our review.
Two weeks ago I flew out to Chicago to see the gargantuan Home & Housewares Show for the first time. I love Chicago and the show was really interesting in that it wasn't furniture or design centered, but service centered. Everything was closer to hardware store than to home furnishings shop, and everything was PRACTICAL. After two days of trolling (I barely cracked the show), here are my top finds.
Celebrity chefs offering up their expertise for chain retailers is nothing new. Getting people to purchase their products has a lot to do with people actually liking them. We happen to really enjoy Giada De Laurentiis, so it was a no brainer that we would be purchasing when we stepped in Target last week.
We know that many of you have small kitchens, and space is at a premium. Any tool that comes into your kitchen has to earn its place. So as we poke and prod, and test and review kitchen tools throughout the year, we're looking for the ones that will really be worth the money (and the cupboard space). Here are 20 tools we reviewed this past year, with all their pros and cons.
My search for a good picnic knife is what first led me to New West KnifeWorks. I imagined something sharp, well-made, not precious, and unique in a way I couldn't quite describe. My answer came in an unexpected package from an unexpected place.
Lately we've been eying our kitchen and thinking about reorganization. (Cure Takers, we know you're with us on this one!) We've always been a bit bothered by where to keep our silverware - there just doesn't seem to be a good place for it. Where do you store yours?
The bakers among us will recognize this tool immediately. They know that an offset spatula is an essential tool for spreading icing neatly and evenly over an entire cake. But in the years that it's occupied our utensil drawer, we've discovered that this simple blunt blade with its offset handle has a whole medley of uses!