Fun Finds Friday!

Ok, so I’ve needed to post about this product since my birthday. And that was only what? 6 months ago?! Nothing like a little procrastination in my life…

This is the Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper. Now, I’ve raved about the Kuhn Rikon knives before, and if you haven’t gotten any of those yet, you simply must get some soon! And add this little guy to your shopping list while you’re at it. The Spill Stopper comes in two sizes for different-sized pots and in multiple colors. It’s very easy to use: simply place it over a pot of boiling water, like you would a lid, and watch it work it’s magic. We’ve all had those starchy spillovers while making potatoes or pasta on the stovetop, but these prevent the pot from ever boiling over. The stopper collects the foam and keeps it from seeping down the sides of the pot. It’s genius I tell you!! (At least for people like me who are notorious for overfilling their pots of boiling water.) Just remember to use potholders when removing it after whatever you are boiling has finished cooking. These guys do get hot! They are made of silicone and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Here’s a (horrible) pic of one of mine in action-

kuhn rikon spill stopperThe small stopovers retail for $25 and the large ones are $30. They are available from Sur La Table, Amazon.com, and the Food Network store. These would make a great gift for the chef in your life who needs a fun new “gadget.”

Happy Friday!

Fun Finds Friday!

Kuhn Rikon Knives!

kuhn rikon knife

I received the purple santoku knife from Santa this year at Christmas, and I am in love with this knife! Really, anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen should pick up a couple of these. They are ceramic, so super sharp, and come in all sorts of great colors. In addition to the santoku knives, there are mini-cleavers, serrated knives, melon slicers, paring knives… pretty much anything you could want. These guys tend to run from $10 to $20 depending on which knife or set you’re looking at. You can buy them from Sur La Table or Amazon, but you can also check out TJ Maxx and Marshall’s who sometimes stock them at a nice discount.