OXO Spiralizers

by Kitchenworks4. July 2016 13:58

OXO was a little late to the spiralizer game. Other options had been available for quite some time, but OXO's patience and research resulted in two of the most efficient spiralizers on the market.

 

Tabletop Spiralizer

The tabletop version is roughly the size of a loaf of bread and can spin through a sweet potato in no time flat. Three included blades mean endless options for healthy veggie additions.

 

Simply flip the gray lever on the side and the entire unit is secured onto a smooth surface by a large suction pad. Select your blade of choice and pop it into the base- either spaghetti, fettuccine, or ribbon cut. 

 

Slice the end off your veggie and center it on the spiky grip and you're ready to create beautiful noodles, curly fries, or stir fry.

After just one use, it was clear that the OXO tabletop spiralizer is the most intuitive and efficient full-size option that we have seen. We were so impressed that we gave one to our entire staff!

 

 

Handheld Spiralizer

The smaller frame OXO handheld spiralizer is perfect for garnishing salads or adding hidden veggies into your favorite dishes.

 

Like many other handheld options, the mechanism operates much like a pencil sharpener. Simply slice the end off your veggie of choice, center it onto the blade, and twist away. 

As you get closer to the blade, grab your spiky finger guard and continue twisting to get every available bit of veggie. 

This handheld option from OXO has easily become our favorite because it quickly produces noodles with a beautiful round shape. We find the flat cutting section to be significantly easier to clean than conical versions and as usual, the OXO ergonomics are well designed.

 

Overall, OXO has produced the best spiralizer options that we have found. Every morning when we use them to create demos for our customers, we are reminded of why we recommend them so highly.

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Gifts for Dad

by Kitchenworks13. June 2016 13:51

Father's Day is fast approaching and we have some perfect suggestions to celebrate the family man in your life!

Whisky Stones®

Handcrafted of Vermont soapstone, these 7/8" cubes live in the freezer until it's time for your favorite chilled beverage. Keep your whiskey or wine chilled to perfection without dilution. 9 stones per set, storage bag included.

ScoopTHAT! II

This is not your mother's ice cream scoop. Utilizing specialized heat transfer technology, this hotshot cuts through frozen treats by transferring the heat from your hand into the beveled thermo-ring edge. That means perfect scoops every time with zero struggle. And unlike that anti-freeze antique in the drawer, the ScoopTHAT! is dishwasher safe. In-store only.

rivsalt Himalayan Salt w/Grater

Salt is finally back on the menu. After years of being seen as an unnecessary addition to our diet, we have (thankfully!) circled back around to a mindset of moderation. The salt world has exploded with new and previously unheard of styles of salt from Hawaiian to Peruvian, with the most popular being Pink Himalayan. Mined in the Punjab region of Pakistan from a mine discovered by the troops of Alexander the Great, this unique set will quickly become your favorite addition to the dinner table. In-store only.

  

Porcelain Grilling Grid

This innocent looking pan is the unsung hero of grilled vegetables. Don't waste your time skewering one more kabob or flipping another clunky grill basket. Quickly and easily stir-fry your veggies to grilled perfection. Multiple sizes available.

Epicurean Cutting Board

Constructed of stacked layers of pressed wood fiber, these NSF certified boards offer the look, feel, and knife-friendly qualities of a wooden cutting board, while remaining dishwasher safe. Multiple sizes and styles available.

 

Oxo Travel Mug

Nothing will ruin your day faster than misplaced trust in a travel mug. We can personally attest to the leak-proof guarantee of this simple stainless steel sipper. (One may have been tossed into the backseat while fully loaded with hot coffee.) Push button seal means quick, one-handed access to your everyday hot or cold favorite.

 

 

Brooklyn Brewing Beer Kit 

Brewing beer is an ancient science requiring specialized equipment and ingredients. Unfortunately this means that many of us are hesitant to attempt this time-honored tradition. This all-inclusive brewing kit from Brooklyn Brewing provides everything needed to craft a perfect batch of your favorite brew- No guesswork required. Multiple styles available. In-store only.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

by Gia26. October 2013 13:45

On October 5th, we celebrated our 29th birthday! We had giveaways, promos, sweet treats and demos from professional food producer Debbie Debetino! Check out the festivities below. 

 

 Our Chapel Hill storefront, all decked out for the occasion.

 

 

Our birthday cake, courtesy of Sugarland Bakery in Chapel Hill.

 

 

Our awesome prize wall!

 

 

Swivel peeler test kitchen

 

 

Apple Corer/Slicer test kitchen

 

 

Corn tools test kitchen

 

 

Our sweet salespeople work the crowd.

 

 

Come and get it!

 

 

Our Lucky Winners!

Staff Picks: Joanna

by Gia4. October 2013 12:16

Joanna is a New England native with an eye for design and a soft spot for a great deal. Come check out her fabulous window displays at our University Mall location!

Name: Joanna

If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?

Steamers, Lobster (with lots of melted butter for dipping) and fresh sweet corn on the cob; all to be shared with close family and dear friends.

What are your three favorite meals to prepare?

  • Party Appetizers
  • Sunday Dinners
  • Baking on a Snow Day

What are your favorite restaurants?

  • Crook's Corner (Chapel Hill, NC) - Shrimp & Grits on the patio: heaven!
  • Antonia's (Hillsborough, NC) - Perfect place for a leisurely Sunday afternoon brunch.
  • The Silver Shores Shanty (Falmouth Height, Cape Cod, MA) - Best fried clams on the cape!
  • Allen & Son BBQ (Pittsboro, NC) - Always good and tasty. They never dissappoint!

What are your top 5 essential cooking tools?

What are your top 5 essential kitchen tools?

What products would you like to receive as gifts?

Staff Picks: Gia

by Gia19. September 2013 14:59

Gia is our Web Store Manager. She is a proud Yankee with an insatiable sweet tooth and a weak spot for cute dogs with funny girls. Check out her favorites below!

Name: Gia

If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?

My grandmother's Penne with Sauce, Breaded Chicken Cutlets and Eggplant Parmesan + my mother's Roasted Cauliflower and a fresh Mixed Salad with 18-year aged Balsamic Vinegar and fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aged Parmesan Cheese and Crusty Sourdough Bread.

What are your favorite meals to prepare?

What are your favorite restaurants?

This was like choosing my favorite child...I went a little overboard...

What are your essential cooking tools?

What are your essential kitchen tools?

What 5 products would you like to receive as gifts?

Staff Picks: CL

by Gia11. September 2013 14:46

Our pinch hitter extraordinaire, CL, tells us about his favorite products and the meal for which he'd give up vegetarianism.

Name: CL

If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?

Pot Roast; I'm vegetarian, but if I'm on the way out...

What are your three favorite meals to prepare?

  • Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Vegetarian Meat(less) Loaf
  • Vegetarian Chili

What are your three favorite bars/restaurants?

What are your top 5 essential cooking tools?

What are your top 5 essential kitchen tools?

What 5 products would you like to receive as gifts?

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Fridge Pickles

by Gia18. July 2013 15:17

 

I have never been known for my patience. Most of my NC friends think its because I'm a yankee but, really, I just hate to wait. Until I moved south, I had no idea you even could pickle something without the whole canning process (which is still pretty intimidating to me - baby steps folks...). I love this recipe because its so darn simple and changeable, goes well with pretty much anything, and is a majorly impressive thing to bring to a cookout.

Fridge Pickles

3-4 Fresh Medium Cucumbers
1 Medium Onion
1 cup White Vinegar
1/2 - 1 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Salt
Optional additions: celery salt, mustard seeds, whole peppercorns, garlic cloves, sliced green, hot or banana peppers, really whatever you please...

  1. Slice cucumbers and onion (and peppers if you are using them) into thin slices (see below for my review of the Oxo Hand-Held Mandoline). Drop into a large-ish container with a lid.
  2. Warm vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and salt until they both dissolve.
  3. Remove vinegar mixture from heat. Add spices of your choice (I used celery salt, mustard seeds, whole peppercorns and dehydrated garlic slices).
  4. Pour mixture over sliced vegetables. Toss to cover.
  5. Chill in refrigerator at least 12 hours.

Notes:

Oxo Slicer with Onions

  • It may seem like this is not enough liquid to cover the cucumbers, but they will reduce and sweat while they sit in the fridge.
  • The first time I made this recipe, I used 1 cup of sugar, and it was a bit too sweet for me (I'm not so into sweet pickles), but my partner loved it so go figure. You can totally omit the sugar, or you can use some other kind of sweetener if you're not into sugar (stevia works nicely). Since the cucumbers sweat as they sit, you may also find that the added liquid makes the pickles less sweet over time.
  • If you add garlic, it may turn blue after a day or two in the solution. This is a perfectly normal enzymatic reaction and the garlic and pickles are still safe to eat.

 

I've been eyeing the Oxo Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer for a few months now and finally decided to bring it home and give it a spin. It is the cheapest hand-held mandoline that we carry (with a finger guard) and so I figured it would be a good introduction to the tool.

I am officially enamored! It was super easy to use, super sharp (do not be too proud for the finger guard people!) and stayed put in my hand or on the edge of the bowl, even though both were slippery with cuke juice. I sliced 4 large cucumbers and an onion into thin, even, strips in about 1 minute. I foresee this coming in really handy come casserole season (is there anything worse than one undercooked potato slice in a creamy bite of au gratin?). Move over Santuko, there's a new slicer in town...

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