Back in November I wrote about the Minnesota company Epicurean, who makes cutting boards and utensils out of recycled materials or materials taken from sustainable providers. I really like how durable and easy the cutting boards were, and while I was picking up some as gifts I decided to give their utensils a try. Epicurean [...]
I started buying nicer knives since 2004. Every year or two I’d buy another nice knife in the $75 – $150 range. Then I moved to Minnesota, and one of the world’s only Wusthof factory outlets is here. Now I’m up to ten kitchen knives, seven of which are plain-edged. That’s not counting my utility [...]
We have a lot of mid-grade knives in the house by Wusthof and Henckles. All but one are forged instead of stamped, and we have the core knives you need in a decent kitchen: chef knife, santoku knife, serrated knife, and a reverse-serrated utility knife. We have a honing steel and I sharpen the knives [...]
There are a ton of things to like about cutting boards made by Epicurean. They are a company started by a couple of skateboarders, who decided to use recycled products to make cutting boards. They’re local to me, so I feel good about supporting a local business. Their product is really great and comes in [...]
Sometimes the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is more like a challenge than good advice. Such is my experience with liquid dishwasher soap, of all things. I had used the Cascade Complete liquid detergent for years. It worked fine, I liked the scent, and I could buy big ass bottles of it [...]
Earlier in the year I bought a Crowd Cut coupon to sharpen ten knives. If I hustled, I could get a free set of Wusthof kitchen shears. Big deal, I thought. We already had a set of kitchen scissors, and they were heavy and sturdy and manly enough. We also snipped up pieces of used [...]
We have been concentrating on reducing our household waste for the last two months. There wasn’t a particular event that sparked our desire to be more “green,” although a conversation with my friend BigDubb about one-use plastic bags was definitely a big part of developing our household challenge: throw away only one bag of trash [...]
We were envious of the wall-mounted cereal dispenser featured on Big Bang Theory. We found it, and the Zevro WM300 is a fun way to save space in your kitchen.
I review the easy to use 535W digital timer by AcuRite. I wish the display was larger and the alarm a touch louder, but overall the timer does what I need it to do.