In this issue of Smart, our Accents page focuses on kitchen items to help you make all that preparation fun instead of stressful. No, we didn’t find a gadget that will actually stuff the turkey for you, but we did find some other pretty useful products.
LOVE YOUR KITCHEN: Get the last of the cake batter and keep your counter clean with the help of this food-grade silicone Make My Day Two Birds Spatula and Scraper Spoon Rest Set. Both can withstand temperatures of up 240 degrees and are dishwasher safe. $16.95, Kimman’s.
DRESS UP YOUR SALAD: The squeeze-hand mechanism on this Chef’n Emulstir makes mixing oil and vinegar easier than ever with a squeeze of the hand. Markings for dressing recipes are right on the side of the bottle. Top rack dishwasher safe. $15. Park Street Pantry, 24 North Beaver Street, parkstreetpantry.com.
A BEAUTIFUL BREW: Like loose leaf? Have fun with tea time using this metal strainer with a silicone base. Comes in bright, fun colors. $11.95, Kimman’s Gifts, 57 N. Beaver St., York.
POTS AND PANS, JUST CLAP YOUR HANDS: These pans are where it’s at with a durable, porcelain exterior finish and a Teflon-coated, nonstick interior and stay-cool handle. Make in the U.S.A. $14.99-$24.99, compare at $29.99-$49.99. Tuesday Morning, 2142 S. Queen St., York.
SPICE UP YOUR FRIDGE: Not your garden-variety shakers, these magnetic pepper grinders come in apple, orange, olive and garlic (not shown). $10. Park Street Pantry.
GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT: Keep your whites chilled with this VinOice Wine Pourer With Gravity Lid and Chill Rod. After freezing the rod, attach it to the pourer, insert it into the bottle, and it’s ready to go in 30 minutes. The rubber stopper has a drip-free seal. $28.95. Kimman’s.
HAVE A SLICE: The palm-held design of the Joseph Joseph Scoot Pizza Cutter gives greater cutting control with a bevelled, stainless steal blade. A blade guard keeps your hands safe and the blade clean when it’s hidden in the silverware drawer. Dishwasher safe. $16. Kimman’s.
SAFETY WITH STYLE: Known for its neoprene products, this BUILT Milo pot holder has a textured rubber surface that’s heat resistant up to 500 degrees and fits either hand when removing cakes, casseroles and more from the oven. The stain-resistant neoprene can be hand-washed and drip-dried. $13.95. Kimman’s.
SLICE AND DICE DELIGHT: High-density polypropylene keeps this cute cutting board hygienic and impervious to liquids and bacteria while looking good on your countertop. Art+Cook Polka Dot Cutting Board. $9.95. Kimman’s.
ALL THE RIGHT JUICE: Make this kitchen gadget your main squeeze. Choose from lime, lemon, orange or all-in-one squeezers. Enamel-coated, cast aluminum. $5.99-$9.99. Compare at $12.99-$12.99. Tuesday Morning.
BURNT TOAST? NO PROBLEM: With these toaster tongs, no more are the days of unplugging the toaster and jamming a fork in there. $15.95. Kimman’s
NEVER A DIRTY FRUIT AGAIN: Rinse the sand between the toes of fruits, vegetables, salad fixings, herbs and more with this Soak and Strain Produce Washing Bowl. The hopper-strainer drains off the dirty water without letting anything escape. $19.95, Kimman’s.