Tag archive: Kitchen

Must Have Accessories for Your Hydro Flask

I’m sure someone’s already convinced you to buy a hydro flask. Once they do that, you’ll need to customize it to fit your needs. I always recommend the lid of your choice, and a handle for carrying it around. Remember, you have to treat these bottles the same as your phone because they will dent really easily.

Two Great Defrosting Trays for Quickly Defrosting Meats

For those who have frozen meats lying around, try using a defrosting tray instead of putting your meat under running water to defrost it quickly. Of course, nothing is as quick running water (or a microwave, duh), but when you don’t want to waste water or constantly check on it, these trays work well. By making contact with the meat, the defrosting tray conducts heat and brings the meat to the same temperature as the tray very quickly. They work best with flat cuts of meat, because those provide the most contact to the tray. These also make great gifts for your chef friends.

Best Gifts for The Wannabe Chef, Beginner Chef, or Wedding and Housewarming Gifts

Do you need a gift for someone who watches too many cooking shows and still can’t cook? Or maybe you need a gift for a hipster chef? Kitchen gifts also make great wedding gifts and housewarming gifts, even though everyone secretly wants money for those. Selecting a kitchen gift for a wannabe chef (or beginner chef) is different because it doesn’t need to be top of the line, commercial grade, or useful – it just needs to look good and be cool.

Office Gifts Under $20 – For All Kinds of Coworkers

Choosing an office gift can be hard, especially if you don’t really know a person. However, the right gift can change the entire office environment. But the wrong gift, may just mess everything up.

Here’s a list of some safe gifts we found, all for about $20 or less (except we threw in some cool expensive robot thing at the end).

Best Christmas Light Clips – Easiest Way To Hang Holiday Lights

Hanging Christmas lights can be a real chore. The best way is to use clips instead of staples, nails, glue, or tape. Clips are great because they can be used more than once, are not permanent, and won’t leave as much damage as staples or glue. They are also much quicker to use, and won’t run the risk of ruining the wires on your lights. There’s been many times where I accidentally stapled the wires and had to repair it to get the lights to work again. Clips are also easy to remove, even easier than putting them up. At the end of the holidays, you’ll be happy that you can take your lights down in a few minutes.

These holiday light clips come in all shapes and sizes and are used for various locations and types of lighting. Deck or eave clips allow you to attach lights to the bottom part of your roof. Shingle or gutter clips allow you to attach lights to the top edge of your roof. You can even use both to have two strands of lights going around the edge of your roof.

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener, 2 Stage Sharpening System for Knives

My house has 5 adults, all cooking, cutting and preparing meals on a daily basis. I purchased this sharpener to give to my son and his fiancée so I would not have to keep sharpening their knives. It has worked very, very well and is one less chore I have to do around the house. While there are other handle designs out there that I like better, I and they, are still very pleased with this one. This product does work as advertised and deserves 5 stars.

The “Course” side contains carbide blades fashioned at an angle similar to how a crock stick is done. The angle is not mentioned but looks like it could be 40 degrees which is also pretty standard on a crock stick. The “Fine” side is two ceramic rods which appear to be at the same angle as the course side.

I have used this to sharpen about a 6 – 8 knives. It works surprisingly well. This sharpener is NOT for scissors or serrated blades.

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener, 2 Stage Sharpening System for Knives, Black