Accuweight 207 Digital Food Scale
This lightweight, portable kitchen scale is the only one you'll ever need, with settings for five different units of measurement (pounds, ounces, grams, fluid ounces and milliliters) and four precision sensors for accurate readings within 1 gram or 0.1 ounce. User-friendly design details such as a large, backlit display and an auto shutoff function make the scale a pleasure to use, while its sleek, slim design will look great in any kitchen setting.
- Net Weight: 1.46 pounds
- Materials: Tempered glass, plastic
- Use: 2 AAA batteries required, not included
- Dimensions: Length: 7.87 inches, Width: 6.42 inches, Height: 1.46 inches
- Max Weight Capacity: 5000 grams / 11 pounds / 176 ounces / 5000 milliliters / 176 fluid ounces
- Graduation Increments: Accurate to 1 gram or 0.1 ounce
- Units of Measurement: Pounds, ounces, grams, milliliters, fluid ounces
Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon
Also known as Saigon cinnamon, Royal Cinnamon is a hard-to-find heirloom variety comes from the mountains of central Vietnam. Our recipe developers agreed it was the sweetest and brightest cinnamon we have ever tasted, with an aroma you can smell from across the room. It's clean-flavored and boldly spicy-sweet, yet with a delicate quality. To fully appreciate its flavor, we recommend trying Royal Cinnamon first in simple applications.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Traverse Power Whisk
Our Traverse Power Whisk has a revolutionary flat, coiled design, which works faster than a balloon whisk to whip up egg whites or heavy cream. It has more concentrated tines, which are in constant contact with liquid to incorporate more air. Also, it will reach all the way to the edges of your saucepans and containers, unlike that awkward balloon whisk. Use it back and forth, not in a circular fashion, and see how much time and energy you will save on whisking. The traverse whisk is also versatile enough to emulsify pan sauces or blend batters—it’s the only whisk you’ll need. Try it in our Tangy Maple Whipped Cream.
Crown Maple Maple Pearls
Maple Pearls are pebble-sized nuggets of crystallized maple syrup with a unique slow-melting, crunchy texture and robust sweetness that's richer in flavor than store-bought maple sugar. You can crush them up to make maple sugar, or used whole in baked goods, they behave much like chocolate chips: The outsides melt and caramelize slightly but don't completely disintegrate, contributing bursts of rich maple sweetness as you eat. Crown Maple uses state-of-the-art technology to extract richly flavored, organic maple syrup from Hudson Valley's Madava Farms, the largest maple syrup production site in North America. The family company is a trusted brand among chefs for its rich flavor and craft quality.
Fold Maple Pearls into Buttermilk Biscuits or scones for a maple-flavored twist on the classics, or add to cookie recipes such as our rich Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies; they're also easy to crush or grind into granulated maple sugar for any recipe. At breakfast, we like to sprinkle Maple Pearls over oatmeal in place of maple syrup for added texture, especially with buttery and nutty flavors—try them with Browned Butter Apple Oatmeal. Or add to crunchy salads for a sweet accent; the maple flavor complements the crunchy candied pecans perfectly in our Apple and Fennel Salad with Candied Pecans.
- Net Weight: 4.5 ounces
- Ingredients: Pure organic maple sugar
- Certifications: Organic
- Place of Origin: Dutchess County, New York
Cuisipro Measuring Cups
Because of their robust construction and fine machining, Cuisipro’s award-winning precision tools are elevated kitchen essentials and a pleasure to use. These stainless steel measuring cups are our favorite brand because their perfectly flat rims make it easier for leveling off ingredients with a knife, while their elongated elliptical shape can fit into narrower containers. We found that the longer handles are useful for scooping ingredients—with these cups, you won’t need to stick your hand deep into a bag of flour each time you bake. These cups are also visually appealing; both the eyelet hole at the end of the cup and the handle shape have contours that echo the clever oval design.
Cuisipro Measuring Spoons
Every element of these stainless steel measuring spoons was thoughtfully designed to conveniently reach the bottoms of your most narrow spice containers, from the oval bowl to the long, slender handle. Their durable stainless steel feels sturdy and balanced in the hand, and the contours of the handle are comfortable to grip. We especially like that the spoons feature a gentle curve at the end that keeps them upright on countertops—no more spilled salt—and helps the spoons neatly nest into each other for compact storage.
de Buyer Bain Marie/Double Boiler
French company de Buyer's compact stainless steel bain marie is a double boiler with a convenient built-in water chamber for gently heating foods. Simply fill the water chamber through an opening in the handle, and when heated the bain marie applies gentle, indirect heat to foods. It's ideal for melting chocolate, heating sauces or making custard. We like its pressure valve and heat-resistant silicone handle, which make for safe and easy handling. Plus, de Buyer has measuring marks for the pot's internal volume (in quarts) and a clear window in the handle that allows you to keep an eye on the water level of your double boiler.
Earlywood Tapered Rolling Pin
Working with Montana-based Earlywood, we designed our perfect rolling pin. The gentle, graduated taper starts off at 1 3/8 inches thick, slimming down to roughly 3/4 of an inch at the ends—perfect for rolling out the flattest, most even crusts. We prefer this French style to American-style ball-bearing pins because the lighter weight provides better control; tapered pins are also ideal for rolling out circles of dough. (Rotate the pin in an arc with the right hand while keeping the left side of the pin stationary.) In addition, we prefer longer pins that can handle a full pie crust, so we designed this model to be 20 inches long. Finally, a rolling pin has to be just the right weight: heavy enough to do the work for you but not so heavy that you lose touch with the dough underneath. This pin is a perfect one pound.
Earlywood’s dark, dense hardwoods feel good in the hand and won’t dent if used to crush ice or flatten cutlets. For an especially sturdy rolling pin that is destined to become a family heirloom, we recommend the Mexican ebony. Not only does it have a gorgeous dark luster that will add interest to your kitchenware collection, the wood is also nearly indestructible.
Falcon Enamelware Bake Set
This 5-piece cookware set from British company Falcon Enamelware includes individual-sized dishes for everyday use, as well as larger ones for family gatherings or parties. Made by fusing porcelain to metal, the surfaces of these baking dishes have all the nonstick and heat distribution properties of ceramic cookware but are more lightweight thanks to their durable yet thin steel cores. We love how Falcon cookware adds a charming touch of color to your table but in a timeless manner, with bright white interiors and a variety of accent colors—navy blue, vivid red or cool gray—around the rim and exterior of the pieces. The rounded corners on the rectangular baking dishes also look softer and more refined tableside. As an added bonus, the dishes can be stacked and nest into each other so they take up less space than your mismatched cookware.
The pieces in this set are shallower than those of Falcon's pie set and ranges from a pair of identical small tins with about a 2-cup capacity (perfect for dinner for two) to a large roasting pan that can accommodate your holiday turkey. Or for a vegetarian centerpiece, serve up Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Falcon's enamelware fresh from the oven. Use one of the medium-sized pans to make our Roasted Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Sherry Vinegar or even roast a whole chicken. Want to deglaze the fond from your chicken on the stove? No problem—Falcon enamelware can handle the high heat of stovetop burners.