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Charles Viancin Reusable Lid

Charles Viancin Reusable Lid creates an airtight and water-tight seal around any surface to avoid spillage and keep food fresh. They can be use on a pot or rimmedbowel including glass, ceramic and wood. The lids are microwavable, oven, stovetop and dishwasher safe. Olivia Ostunio, intern at Bite of the Best, the reusable lid  accommodates many surfaces allowing easy transport without needing foil or plastic wrap. The lids come in variety of sizes and colors inspired by nature.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:01-04:00December 24th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Silpat Macaron Essentials Kit

For those who enjoy both baking and eating macarons, Silpat has a kit for you to make them at home. The French-made Silpat Macaron Essentials Kit includes: a Siplat macron mat, 12-inch piping bag, two plastic piping tips, three 3/4-ounce food coloring gels (red, green, yellow), candy thermometer, pastry brush, dough scraper and a USB drive of recipes from pastry chef Francois Payard.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:03-04:00December 6th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Samsung Chef Collection Refrigerator

Samsung Chef Collection offers a large 34 cubic feet refrigerator with stainless steel interior, two compressors and three evaporators to help control the four different temperature settings. With a Soda Stream carbonator in the door, this unit offers fresh sparkling water on the door.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:08-04:00October 8th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Stonewall Kitchen Spicy Mexican Chocolate Sauce

A blend of sweet and spicy, Stonewall Kitchen's Spicy Mexican Chocolate Sauce is rich chocolate infused with cayenne pepper. Serve it over ice cream or cake or enjoy eating straight out of the jar. Two tablespoons contains 150 calories, 5 grams saturated fat (of 8 grams total) and 13 grams sugar.    

By |2017-08-31T14:00:08-04:00October 4th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Microplane Spiral Cutter

To help celebrate their 20th anniversary, Microplane introduced the Spiral Cutter with two razor barrels, one small and one big, for creating spiral cuts and ribbons from fresh zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, radishes and other veggies. Just insert the food inserted into of the barrels and twist.  Dishwasher safe.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:08-04:00September 25th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle

Thermos now offers a stainless steel Stainless King Beverage Bottle that is BPA free. Just twist the stopper to pour your hot or cold beverage that will be kept that way for up to 24 hours.   - bonnie: To prove to me that this new 24-hour Thermos keeps beverages hot, the publicist offered to overnight coffee to me in NYC from California. I agreed, thinking that the coffee would probably have that stale, old-coffee taste. I was so wrong!  When I opened the package —  filled with hot brew and mailed the night before — I got a whiff of fresh steaming hot coffee that taste as if it [...]

By |2017-08-31T14:00:09-04:00September 8th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Viking Ceramic Non-Stick Bakeware

Viking Culinary Line now offers  line of carbon steel ceramic bakeware covered with Exdura Green II ceramic coating,  a water-based non-stick coating. The bakeware — which has double sided silicone pads for easy handling — is free of PFOA and PTFE chemicals; it is oven safe up to 480 degrees F.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:10-04:00August 25th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

With the new iDevies thermometers,  you can monitor what's cooking from up to 200 feet away using your iPhone or iPad. These new kitchen thermometers are bluetooth friendly, have magnetic mounting, LED display and a battery life of 150 hours. With the large version, you can monitor two food items at the same time. An Android version will be launched later this year.

By |2017-08-31T14:00:10-04:00August 12th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars

Ball Brand Heritage Collection Jars have a new green color with the same embossed logos on the front and back of the jars. Theses glass jars are BPA-free, dishwasher safe and made in the United States.   Kelly Sloan, Bite of the Best intern: These green jars are the perfect for storing foods. The jars have measurements to help measure ingredients or liquids. Easy to use and great for storing.

By |2017-08-31T14:00:14-04:00May 19th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Circulon Stovetop Grill

Turn your stovetop into an indoor grill with the new Circulon Stovetop Grill. The 12-inch unit contains a removable non-stick plate atop the stainless steel drip dish. The unique raised circle cooking surface  allows for easy food release, while shape allows for fat to run off into the stainless steel drip tray below. The grill is also  is oven safe to 500°F. It’s elegant styling allows cooks to bring the pan directly from the stovetop or oven to the table.  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:16-04:00April 13th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Swiss Diamond Square Griddle

For those who love to cook, the Swiss Diamond Square Griddle for it allows a rapid and even heat distribution. The griddle, which won't warp, contains a non-stick coating with real diamonds. Fun fact: diamonds allow the coating to last longer. It is oven safe up to 500°F, and dishwasher friendly. Use Swiss Diamond Square Griddle on  gas, electric, radiant ring, ceramic, and halogen stovetops.

By |2017-08-31T14:00:16-04:00April 7th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

CoverMate Food Covers

CoverMate Food Covers has a new small size product that helps keep food fresh. The food covers stretches from 2-inches and expands to 5 inches to fit ramekins, glassware and aluminum cans. The covers are BPA-free, PVC-free and made from FDA food safe materials. They are microwaveable safe, waterproof and sanitary.

By |2017-08-31T14:00:17-04:00March 24th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|1 Comment

soireehome’s Opus

For wine snobs and newbies alike, soireehome offers you the Opus gift pack with three wine accessories — the soiree, tempour and stopair. The soiree accessory instantly aerates the wine.  The tempour — pictured here — contains four gadgets in one. There's a pourer (no more drips on table cloths), a filter (no more grit in the bottom of your glass), chiller (keeping your wine at optimal temperature), and a bottle stopper. The stopair  bottle stopper is like having a built-in vacuum pump to keep your wine as tasty as the first time you opened it. Although the items are sold separately, the three-piece set sells for $60.    

By |2017-08-31T14:00:18-04:00February 9th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Frieda’s Stokes Purple Sweet Potato

The Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes is a new variety with purple-hued skin and deep purple flesh, high in antioxidants.  The dense flesh of this potato takes a bit longer to cook than most other sweet potatoes, specifically about  1.5 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. Each 4-ounce serving of  has 130 calories, 4 grams sugar and 2 grams protein.      

By |2017-09-02T09:38:48-04:00February 3rd, 2014|Just For Fun|0 Comments

Frieda’s Organic Finger Limes

The Organic Finger Limes are specialty limes that have a similar taste to lemon and lime.  The cylinder shaped limes have an inner flesh that is bubble-like. Each teaspoon serving has 20 calories.     bonnie: Cut in half and squeeze to find lime juice pearls  that pop with flavor in this citrus, originally from Australia.  I used the the caviar-like bubbles recently to add an unexpected crunch of tart, lemony-lime flavor to the Moscow Mules cocktail that I served. Follow @BonnieBOTB  

By |2017-08-31T14:00:18-04:00January 18th, 2014|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments

Black & Decker Rotisserie Convection Countertop Oven

The stainless steel Black & Decker Rotisserie Convection Countertop Oven has a removable rack and crumb tray, temperature control, rotisserie and includes a bake pan and broil rack.   - bonnie: What ever happened to instruction booklets? In testing the oven, I found only a folded insert in many languages. That insert does not include all the necessary details - such a description of each included part  and — more important — how to turn the unit off!  My unit turned off once on its own when the timers were done, other than that I needed to pull the plug.

By |2017-08-31T14:00:19-04:00December 26th, 2013|Just For Fun, xyz misc|0 Comments