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Tooling the Kitchen at Gadget Gals Site

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

For 26 years I was food editor at The Palm Beach Post — that gives me some credibility when I talk about who does what in the kitchen.

silicone spatula

silicone spatula

I know, for instance, that more men than women are into kitchen gadgets. And that silicone tools and mats in the kitchen are still the fastest-selling items in the market right now. And that most of have bought at least three gadgets or appliances we used only one time — if that.

Sometimes, it’s because something looks promising or appealing (that bacon maker in the microwave), or time-saving (a smoothie maker) – then we find out we could have done without them just fine and often, with a better appliance we already had (a blender or food processor makes smoothies like nobody’s business).

I love this site!

So I was happy to find out about my fellow ex-food editors’ site, Kitchen GadgetGals. They review kitchen tools and provide recipes, answer questions and entertain while doing it as well. It’s a super site — and an additictive read.

Nancy Byal, former executive food editor of Better Homes and Gardens, and Jan Turner Hazard, former food editor of Ladies Home Journal have so much test-kitchen experience, their words should be taken as gospel when it comes to kitchen matters.

Their entertaining web site keeps me busy for far too long – it’s a great place for browsing, but have pen and paper ready to make a wish list for gadgets you didn’t know you needed!

Wine Conditioner Clip

Wine Conditioner Clip

Right now, they’ve got a Pick of the Month I found fascinating: the Wine Conditioner Clip that I would have sneered at before reading their review of it.

Check them out at the Kitchen GadgetGals site – and tell them I sent you!

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles Keefer // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Yeah, and put the thing under the bed for better sex.

    Why don’t I believe this?

    If this really worked, why wouldn’t Gallo just magnetize their shipping department?

    You say I can get one on Amazon. Cool.

  • 2 Jan Norris // Feb 27, 2009 at 11:58 am

    How do you know whether Gallo — or Iron Horse or Trinchero — doesn’t have magnets all around their plant?

    I’m thinking the earth is more magnetized the closer to the poles you get, and Napa’s lots closer than we are. Which is why you don’t see many grapevines in Miami.
    Perfect logic from a native who has coconut milk in her veins.

  • 3 Jan Norris // Feb 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    And thanks for mentioning sex on my site. Anything to lure traffic.

    (Not as good as you playing with your organ on your site, but I take whatever comes.)

    OK: since you’re all going to ask me — http://www.charleskeefer.wordpress.com – it’s in the comments.

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