Our shopping report April 2012 revolves around comfort foods: pasta, potatoes, pizza, and so on. But, maybe that corn on the cob is giving you a hassle, too? Read more about this month’s trends in kitchen gadgetry.
Ravioli at Home
Considering the sheer volume of ravioli molds, stamps, and makers out there right now, you’d think everyone was making their own pasta at home. Wait, are you making your own pasta at home? I know I’m definitely not. But, if you are taking the time to make it yourself, it seems that ravioli is the pasta du jour and the tools of the trade are hot!
Potato Mashers Get a Facelift
If you’re piling your plates with mashed potatoes this spring, perhaps your old masher needs an update. Mashed potatoes are in regular rotation at my place, but I’m not sure if I’m ready to give up my old-school masher yet. Although, this Joseph Joseph Mash & Serve is pretty sleek looking, and it’ll mean one less utensil to wash…
Out with Pizza Wheels
It can be a real pain to clean up after one of those old-school wheel-style pizza cutters, especially if you’ve let it dry before tackling clean-up. One of these rocking pizza cutters may be a better alternative. They’ll take up a bit more room in your drawer, but if you make a lot of pizza, that might not be an issue for you. I tend to gravitate towards using a big chef’s knife to cut my ‘za instead.
Flexible and easy-to-pour measuring cups would really come in handy in my kitchen. Making muffins or pancakes or anything that leads to messy drips can be irritating because you have to deal with burnt bits of batter. Imagine a world where you don’t have to scrape off hardened bits of batter from your muffin tins!
A Spatula City Populated with Your Favourite Characters
This is a trend I just cannot get behind. I have a very particular need when it comes to spatulas, and this is really messing with it. Sometimes flipping a pancake can be a very delicate task, and these oddly-shaped spatulas are sure to make that an even bigger challenge.
Because a Knife Just Won’t Cut It (the Corn, That Is)
Corn season is still a few months away, but there are quite a few of these little gadgets populating your favourite kitchen supply stores right now. However, a sharp knife is probably your best bet, instead of holding on to a gadget you’ll use a handful of times a year, if you’re lucky.