If you are looking for no-fuss chopping, we recommend the Kulu Herb and Vegetable Knife by Kuhn Rikon. This knife has an innovative design which provides ergonomic comfort and enables rounded, natural cutting action. In short, it is the easiest knife we have found for chopping.
We tested this knife with a variety of ingredients: fresh herbs, vegetables, and nuts. It transformed chopping from a chore into an accomplishment! It cut the herbs into beautiful slices or chopped them as we desired.
Our favorite use: chopping pecans and other nuts for baking. Although several electric “choping and blending” machines claim to have chopping capabilities, we have found that most electric choppers pulverize nuts, reducing them to a mixture of a few chopped nuts, mostly ground nuts, and a fine powder, rather than only chopping them.
Some things are done best by hand! That’s why we love the Kulu. We placed pecans in a flat-bottomed, round-edged stainless steel bowl and chopped them with the Kulu. The Kulu allowed us to control the quality of the chopped nuts and achieve the results we were looking for.
Have you ever cooked pancakes or eggs in your nonstick pan and realized that you only had a metal turner? We have! When this happens, no matter how gently you try, the metal turner will scratch your beautiful nonstick pans! We were pleased to discover a turner that is sleek yet scratch-free. The EuroLine SoftEdge Turner by Kuhn Rikon is the perfect solution to this problem. We tested it when making a variety of breakfast foods and it works like a charm. The EuroLine SoftEdge Turner is constructed of attractive stainless steel with a soft yet firm silicone edge.
Have you ever been given the task of peeling fresh vegetables for dinner or a party? With potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and the like, we have often found that average vegetable peelers get easily clogged and are, simply put, a chore to use!
Recently, we discovered a peeler that makes all the difference and turns a chore into a fun task! This potato peeler allowed us to peel potatoes easily, efficiently, and without frustration. The difference? It contains a special blade made of sharp ceramic that delivers amazing results.
Men, if you want to help your wife in the kitchen, this could save your marriage! We really do recommend it as the “best of the best”. It is a small but mighty product that will serve you for years to come. It’s the Swiss Ceramic Peeler by Kuhn Rikon. Every cook needs one!
Ouch! Did you cut your finger again while opening canned goods? We have found a solution! The Deluxe Safety LidLifter by Kuhn Rikon is an award-winning, hand-held can opener. Now that we have tried it, it has become a must-have recommendation from our test kitchen. Simple and easy to use, this technologically advanced can opener slices into cans and lifts lids with ease. We highly recommend it! You can find this great product and more at Kuhn Rikon, www.KuhnRikon.com
If you want steamed asparagus, corn on the cob, or other steamed vegetables in a jiffy, we have a recommendation for you! The 4th Burner Pot by Kuhn Rikon makes use of that ubiquitous fourth burner that is least used. It is specifically designed to fit on your small burner. We love the design. It is excellent. Unlike the average steaming pot, the narrow contour and tube-like shape thoroughly cooks long and slender items, such as asparagus, and keeps them beautiful at the same time. Then, you can pour out the water using the pour spout without getting scalded. This item is a must-have for any cook.
Nonstick Knives Colori by Kuhn Rikon come in a variety of sizes to meet all of your cooking preparation cutting needs. The Paring Knife Colori scored top ratings across the board. Its is a cooking prep must-have. It is one of the most useful knives a consumer could own, due to its size, versatility, and long-lasting sharpness. The Paring Knife Colori comes in a variety of colors, including pink, which adds a touch of zest to a sometimes menial task. Kuhn Rikon also makes a Nonstick Small Santoku Knife Colori, a Japanese-style knife which is perfect for chopping and slicing meats. Kuhn Rikon also makes a Nonstick Bread Knife Colori, which enables hassle-free slicing when cutting bread loaves into perfect slices.
Visit the Nonstick Knives Colori and assorted knife collection by Kuhn Rikon here.
The Duromatic Pressure Cooker by Kuhn Rikon is a Best Of The Best favorite. Here, at Best Of The Best, we all love fresh, steamed artichokes. They usually take 1 hour to prepare. However, we recently used the Duromatic Pressure Cooker by Kuhn Rikon of Switzerland. In 15 minutes, this pressure cooker made some of the best-tasting artichokes we have ever had! We enjoyed them with lemon-butter sauce.
Never having used a pressure cooker before, we had no idea what to expect. To our delight, it was easy and fun! The pressure cooker has a pop-up button on the lid that lets you know when the inside has reached the necessary amount of pressure/heat. We especially recommend the Duromatic Inox 5.3 qt. pressure cooker. Here’s a link.
Duromatic Pressure Cooker
The Duromatic Pressure Cooker has now become an integral part of our Best Of The Best kitchen! We gave this product a five-star rating. Due to excellence in craftsmanship, durability, ease of use, and ingenuity, we are giving the Duromatic by Kuhn Rikon a Best Of The Best “Top-Rated Product 2010″ award. You can find this great product and more at www.kuhnrikon.com.
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