Whether simply enjoying a family meal or entertaining guests, the presentation of your food can add style and panache to the occasion. Everyday meals require functional utility and durability, while dinner parties and formal occasions may require a more elegant approach. Either way, having a durable and complete set of dinnerware makes serving dinner easier and more enjoyable. Among the pieces that should not be overlooked when building out your dinnerware are salad plates. These smaller, 8” plates are not only ideal for serving salads, they’re also great for fingerfoods, desserts, prep work and more. We picked four of our favorites that range from simple to elegant. Take a look and see which is right for your kitchen and dinner table.
Every kitchen needs a set of durable, versatile dishcloths for doing dishes and cleaning up messes. We put our heads together and scrubbed up a list of our top 4 favorites that fill the bill, whether for your own kitchen or for gift giving. Whether you choose classic and nostalgic, thick and thirsty, or a modern, eco-friendly hybrid, these dishcloths are sure to make great additions to your kitchen.
Every kitchen needs a good, reliable set of utensils for prepping, cooking and serving. Whether you cook every day or rarely prepare meals, having the right tools makes the job easier and more enjoyable. Of course, we love being in the kitchen and we admit to being kitchen tool lovers. Flimsy, unreliable tools make us cringe and we avoid them like the plague and you should, too. That’s why we cooked up a short list of our favorite sets of kitchen tools. From a basic 3-piece set to a dreamy 42-piece kitchen-in-a-box set, these tools deliver for quality, performance and value.
Frying meat, poultry and fish on your stovetop can produce delicious results and it can also produce an annoying mess and painful burns from splattering grease. That’s why having a good splatter screen is a must for your kitchen. This one simple device can make stovetop frying safer and cleaner. Plus, splatter screens are also handy for steaming, cooling and draining grease. Although the basic design of splatter screens is similar across the board, construction, durability and value can vary. To help make your buying decision easier, we hand-picked four of our favorites that we recommend for their durability, versatility and overall performance. Take a look and discover which model is right for you.
Good side dishes are essential components for any kitchen, whether you're a new cook or a culinary expert. Main dishes are great, but everyone gets excited about well-made sides. Prepare them and present them beautifully. Below, you’ll find our favorite side dishes for all your steamed veggies, pasta salads, and more. And with a little TLC, they’ll last forever. To make choosing the right dishes easy, we’ve given you a brief look into what we love most about each one. Keep durability, versatility, and your budget in mind as you shop.
If you haven’t jumped on the Moscow Mule bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for? Mules are all the rage in pubs, patio cocktail hours, and home bars these days. Making and enjoying a proper mule requires the proper drinkware, though. A copper mug is a must. In fact, the recipe calls for it. These mugs keep your icy drinks colder for longer. Not to mention, they’re stunning. Here are our favorite sets of mugs for entertaining friends and family with the trendiest drink in America. Whether for your home or as a gift, these sets are sure to impress. Choose the set that’s right for you. Cheers!
Add nostalgic fun and delicious small-plate dining to your home entertainment by discovering the joy of fondue. Whether with your family or with guests, fondue is a great way to sample and enjoy a variety of melted cheeses, dips, and chocolate with bite-size bread, fruit and meat. We hand-picked four of our favorite electric fondue pots to help you get started with your shopping. Choose an inexpensive set for beginners, or jump in and invest in a high-quality pot. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy this exciting and interactive way of sharing tasty treats.
Whether you’re a culinary wizard or don’t know a flambé from a frappe, a good knife is indispensable in the kitchen when preparing fish and meat. For the delicate cuts required in fish prep, a fillet knife works best. But any thin, flexible blade will do, as long as it’s sharp. To help you in choosing the right fillet knife for your needs, we’re offering up four of our favorites that are a cut above the rest. You’ll note great features in both filleting performance and all-purpose utility.