Tag: Equipment

Blender

A blender is a kitchen appliance used to mix, puree, or emulsify food and other substances. A stationary blender consists of a blender jar with blade at the bottom, rotated by a motor in the base. The newer immersion blender configuration has a motor on top connected by a...

Double Boiler

A double boiler, also known as a bain-marie, is a stove top apparatus used to cook delicate sauces such as beurre blanc, to melt chocolate without burning or seizing, or cook any other thick liquid or porridge that would normally burn if not stirred constantly. It consists of an...

Garlic Press

A garlic press is a kitchen utensil to crush garlic cloves efficiently by forcing them through a grid of small holes, usually with some type of piston. Many garlic presses also have a device with a matching grid of blunt pins to clean out the holes. Garlic presses present...

Chef’s Knife

In cooking, a chef’s knife, also known as a cook’s knife, is a cutting tool used in food preparation. The chef’s knife was originally designed primarily to slice and disjoint large cuts of beef. Today it is the primary general-utility knife for most western cooks. A chef’s knife generally...

Piping Bag

A pastry bag or piping bag is an often cone- or triangular-shaped, hand-held bag made from cloth, paper, or plastic that is used to pipe semi-solid foods by pressing them through a narrow opening at one end, for many purposes including cake decoration. It is filled through a wider...

Flute

The process of pressing a decorative pattern in the top edge of a pie crust before it is baked. A pattern pressed into the piecrust edge is referred to as a fluted edge. The name given to a tall slender glass generally used for serving champagne. Lenox True Love...

Parchment Paper

Parchment paper and bakery release paper are cellulose-based papers that are used in baking as a disposable non-stick surface. Both are also called bakery paper. A common use is to eliminate the need to grease sheet pans and the like, allowing very rapid turn-around of batches of baked goods....

Saucepan

A round cooking utensil with a relatively long handle and (usually) a tight-fitting cover. The sides can be straight or flared and deep (the standard shape) or as shallow as three inches. Depending on the style, the versatile saucepan has a multitude of uses including making soups and sauces,...

Stockpot

Stock pot is a generic name for one of the most common types of cooking pot used worldwide. A stock pot is traditionally used to make stock (cooking) or broth, which can be the basis for cooking more complex recipes. It is a wide pot with a flat bottom,...

Ladle

A large long-handled spoon with a cup-shaped bowl, used for serving soup, stew, or sauce. Adcraft 8 oz Stainless Steel Deluxe Ladle...