Wishing you all a Happy and meaningful Easter!!
San.. what? Santoku knife. A great, well balanced knife that everyone MUST have. It slices, dices AND minces. There are small indentations the length of the blade to create small air pockets when using the knife. This prevents sticking and reduces cutting friction. Making all your cutting tasks easier. If you want to get into the history of the Santoku, here is a link for more info:
This has definitely been the ‘it’ knife for the past few years. If you don’t have one, I highly recommend you invest in one. Every major brand has a santoku option. Short options (5″) to longer 8″ options. From J.A. Henckels to Hampton Forge to Chicago Cutlery. This list could seriously go on and on. Prices range from $6.99 – $99.99. The difference in price ranges depends on the type of steel used for the blade, the comfort of the handle and the warranty behind the knife. Basically, you get what you pay for. A $6.99 Santoku knife will do well initially but may end corroding or breaking over a shorter life span.
This isn’t just any pizza cutter. This is a pizza cutter with a tapered plastic wheel that is perfect for non-stick pizza pans or pizza stones. It doesn’t damage the surface its cutting on, the cheese doesn’t stick to the wheel and it’s dishwasher safe. Need I say more?
Another Houseware’s Show has come to an end. The show continues on today but I am back in the land of suburbia watching the beautiful snow fall.
I will end my series of Show blogs with some final thoughts and a glimpse of blogs to come…
– The Top Chef Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set w/Graters, Slicers and Lid. With its silicone bottom and interchangeable blades for the bowl cover, this is a unique, functional product that I am incredibly excited to buy/try.
-Treat Pops by Wilton. These fun little tubes of endless possibility are so flippin’ cute. With every sprinkle and cake dec. that you could imagine, you really could let your imagination run wild. Such a fun activity to do with your children, surprise them with these instead of cake, use for a baby shower, bridal shower… the list could go on and on. Check out these pics!
– The Cake Boss Cake Carrier- How cute are these!!! No more bulky plastic. These are made of a light weight metal with a locking lid. Plus, they have my essential retro vibe requirement. Sigh. When can I buy these? Not sure I can wait until Fall 2013.
In the coming weeks, I will get into the details of my most favorite finds at this years show. I am going to be testing a few products and giving you feedback. So… more to come.
I, admittedly, am a kitchenware geek and borderline obssesive foodie so the last three days have been a slice of heaven for me (well, for all of me minus my feet). Until next year….
Well, it’s the last day of the show and what a day it has been already!
I started the morning off with breakfast and a booth tour with the Cake Boss! Buddy Valastro has partnered with Meyer Corporation to launch a HUGE bakeware/cake making line of products! His excitement about his latest venture was evident from the moment he spoke. One of my favorite quotes from him this morning is that he ‘wants people to feel like their own Cake Boss at home.’ That appears at first glance to be a tough task. However, when you start diving into the details.. the tools, the bakeware, the cake inspiration…your brain starts shifting. Can I do this? Maybe I could do this? I can totally do this! Who needs a bakery? Pretty amazing stuff. I truly am excited to try these products. Share them with my boys. Make it a fun baking moment with my boys.
More details and pics to come! Enough blogging. I’m off to find more fun finds! Although this may be my fave. 🙂
Greetings from the International Home and Houseware’s Show! I’m sitting in the press room patiently(im) waiting for the show to start. I will be taking pics, videos and blogging away so that you can have an inside view to all this kitchenware excitement! So, stay tuned for more updates!
12:00pm – Update…
Taking a quick break for a media lunch and wanted to take a minute to blog about the morning.
Three main trends so far:
1. Color- Bringing color to the kitchen via cookware, bakeware and fun gadgets.
2. Eco- Keeping it ‘green’ with chemical free coatings such as ceramic and of course PFOA free surfaces.
3. Family Fun!- I found one of my favorite trends in the Wilton booth… Treat Pops!! Fun and MUCH easier than cake pops (for me anyway).
Here are a few pics of my favorite things.
Wrapping up today. What a great day at the Show! The highlight was meeting Duff Goldman. Such a huge fan of his. I am amazed at his level of talent! He showed me a pic of a full size Nascar cake that he did last week for Nascar. FULL SIZE!! CAKE! Stop and comprehend that for a moment. Amazing. He is continuing his quest to take professional level cake decorating to the masses. Fun stuff. Details to come on that in a future blog. Now off to dinner with old friends from my Kitchenware buying life. More Houseware’s Show madness and mayhem to come!