Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Ratchet Grinder
Most pepper mills (this model also grinds spices) take forever to grind just one tablespoon. This new design—which we developed with Kuhn Rikon—is easy to use and produces all the spice you can use quickly and easily. Its innovative back-and-forth ratchet action is easier than a twist-style mill, especially for those with hand issues. The precision ceramic grinder is effective and durable, and the front-loading hopper is far easier than top-loading grinders, where half the spices inevitably spill during filling. Perhaps our favorite feature is the removable bottom container, which makes it easy to measure and transport spices to a stovetop pot or mixing bowl.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Wok Spatula
Also known as a “wok shovel,” this broad, short spatula perfectly fits the radius of our wok and is an essential tool for the quick movements of stir frying and sautéing. It’ll also work well with most any stainless or cast-iron skillet, much less looks tidy enough for tableside serving.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Spice Jar Set of 4
We strongly encourage grinding whole spices fresh for your recipes. Sure, it’s an extra step, but the flavor boost is transformative. That’s why we designed a Ratchet Grinder with Kuhn Rikon and these accompanying stacking spice jars, which snap onto the bottom of the spice mill for less mess and easy storage. These 3-tablespoon containers are just the right size for holding a small amount of spice without letting it go stale. We also love the containers for transporting small amounts of spices and seasonings in our lunch or picnic containers. A desk lunch will never be boring again.
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.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Straight Pocket Peeler
The uniquely designed, compact design of this razor-sharp peeler gives you greater control and agility. It’ll make quick work of prepping most any vegetable and is perfect for cutting ribbons of carrots or curls of Parmesan or chocolate.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Pop-Up Steamer Basket and Colander
Our pop-up colander is great for draining pasta or rinsing produce, and it will take up less space than traditional colanders when collapsed—no more wasted cupboard space. Made from heat-safe silicone, it functions double-duty as a steamer basket and easily nestles into larger sauce pots. For a fun Milk Street-inspired design element, we partnered with Kuhn Rikon to create the subtle bowtie design, which extends all the way up the sides of the colander and allows for quicker draining.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Softedge Thin Edge Spatula
Protect your nonstick pans with our silicone-edged flexible spatula. The ultra-thin design easily slides beneath delicate fish or chicken fillets and your morning eggs.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Julienne Pocket Peeler
Our Julienne Pocket Peeler makes it easy to create uniform thin strips. The compact design gives you greater control and agility while peeling and is easy to store. We frequently use this tool to shred vegetables for salads and slaws.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Spider Skimmer
The fine-wired basket of this skimmer is ideal for fishing foods out of hot oil, bubbling broth and boiling water. We also like using it for stirring short or chunky pasta shapes.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Quick Turn Spatula
This is our version of one of our favorite kitchen tools, the fish spatula. Flexible and thin, it’s a do-it-all tool for sautéing, grilling, baking—even stirring pasta. The thin, angled edge can work its way underneath the most stuck-on or delicate foods.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon All-Purpose Kitchen Grater
This sturdy, stable coarse-holed grater is terrific for much more than just cheese. We grate all manner of vegetables for slaw, stale bread for crumbs, apples for sauce. We also follow the lead of Middle Eastern cooks and grate onions and tomatoes to a pulp, which melt quickly into sauces.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Serrated Pocket Peeler
Our Serrated Pocket Peeler will easily help you remove smooth or fuzzy skins from tomatoes, peaches and more that would usually require blanching to loosen the skins. We think it’s a necessary tool for making fresh tomato sauces in which the thick skins would otherwise mar a silky texture or a peach cobbler where all we want are chunks of perfectly tender peach.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Everything Ladle
A solid ladle is essential for both cooking and serving soups, stews and sauces. This 6-ounce stainless steel ladle has a perfectly angled handle and a deep, well-proportioned bowl, which makes for accurate, spill-proof pouring.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Slotted Spoon
Slotted spoons are valuable for straining small items and all sorts of stirring—in fact, we use slotted spoons more often than solid spoons for our cooking. Our smartly designed version is sturdy stainless steel and will easily last a lifetime. The 14-inch long, stay-cool handle is suitable for the deepest pot.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Serving Spoon
This 14-inch long stainless spoon does double duty as a cooking tool and serving utensil. It’s just the right size for anything you can throw at it, and its stainless steel handle stays cool if you happen to leave it in a simmering pot.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Thin Edge Spatula
A thin, flexible-bladed spatula is essential for everything from frying pancakes and cutlets to flipping steaks and chicken on the grill.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Comfort Balloon Whisk
This sturdy, fine-wired balloon whisk is broad enough for whipping eggs, yet small enough to fit into any utensil drawer. It’ll easily whip stiff peaks and the thickest pancake batter.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Pressure Cooker, 5 Qt.
Pressure cookers cheat time, putting dishes like soups, stews, braises and beans on the table in minutes, not hours. The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker is sturdily built for the long haul and very easy to use, with clear instructions and a spring-loaded pressure valve that keeps things entirely safe. We love this model because it is heavy-duty and you can actually cook with it on the stovetop, doing the sautéing and other functions that are often required before closing the lid. Electric pressure cookers, for example, are flimsy by comparison and no good for serious cooking. By the way, the Duromatic Pressure Cooker goes all the way back to 1949 when the first model came to market. So when it comes to pressure cookers, Kuhn Rikon knows more about them than just about anyone.