Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
Shopping for Microwave Utensils and Other Kitchen Essentials
What Makes OXO Products So Good? All OXO products are manufactured using the highest quality
materials, measured against the most stringent standards in the business. They've taken every step to ensure that
the best possible products are available to consumers in all markets. Ergonomic designs and ground-breaking innovations
are based on comprehensive research and extensive interviews. Add that all together and it's simple: OXO products feel
great, look great and perform with excellence.
Good Grips products feature soft, flexible handles made out of Santoprene, a processed rubber, to ensure
a comfortable grip. Embedded 'fins' on handle sides flex under pressure and conform to individual finger grips. The fins
also give users control even when the handle is wet or slippery. Their large handles are proportionately designed to fit
easily in the palm.
An urgent late night call from France gave birth to the idea for OXO. Sam Farber, the retired owner of
Copco, was vacationing with his wife, pursuing their passion for cooking. While preparing to entertain friends with a light
lunch, Sam noticed Betsey's mild arthritis was causing her pain while peeling the apples for a tart. Unable to get the image
out of his mind, that night Sam placed a call to New York to talk to his long-time friend Davin Stowell, the founder of a
product development firm, Smart Design. They talked in-depth about the gross inadequacies of simple everyday cooking tools.
Entrepreneurs by nature, the two friends realized there was a need for better cooking tools that would make even the simplest
task, like peeling a potato, easier for everyone.
OXO Good Grips Gadgets
Cheese Plane — Thin, even slices of cheese are easily
carved with this tool. Even hard cheeses are no problem thanks to the sturdy blade and
ergonomic handle. Stainless steel with soft, oversized non-slip handle. Award winning
design reduces pressure on the hand. Dishwasher safe.
Wire Cheese Slicer — Cut ultra thin curls and slices
from your cheese of choice with this sturdy OXO tool. Handy for both cooking and
entertaining. Strong zinc construction with fine stainless steel wire and roller
Non-slip ergonomic handle. Dishwasher safe.
Corn Holders — Whether your corn is right out of
the pot or hot off the grill, these attractive little corn holders provide a safe
way to handle it. Thanks to their soft rubber handles, a hot ear won't tumble from
your fingers onto your lap, no matter how much butter you've drizzled on your corn.
The strong, stainless-steel pins ensure that ears stay put between the two holders
and the tines don't bend.
Ice Cream Spade — Now here's a no-nonsense gadget sure to
bring a gleam to any ice cream lover's eye. No more teaspoons bent into paper clip form,
no more hand fatigue from scooping ice cream that's been in deep freeze too long. With a
broad spade-shaped business end and a comfy handle, this sturdy scoop can deal with pretty
much anything your freezer can dish out. Aluminum with soft, non-slip handle. Not dishwasher
Meat Tenderizer — When you need more control than a spatula
affords tongs are frequently a good choice. Flip chicken breasts, grab a bunch of fries, remove
hot corn on the cob from the pot and more. Stainless steel with soft non-slip handle. Dishwasher
Pizza Wheel — Forget trying to saw through your pizza with a
knife, the knife will soon be covered with cheese and your slices will not be pretty. Instead
merrily roll along with this wheel, whose ergonomic handle will have you slicing in comfort.
Stainless steel with soft, oversized handle. Hole in handle for hanging. Dishwasher safe.
Oversized Pizza Wheel, 4-Inch — Passionate about pizza? Then
you'll appreciate the oversized cutting wheel, smooth action and comfy handle of this tool.
Stainless steel with soft, oversized handle. Dishwasher safe.
Locking Tongs, 12-Inch — When you need more control than a
spatula affords tongs are frequently a good choice. Flip chicken breasts, grab a bunch of
fries, remove hot corn on the cob from the pot and more. Stainless steel with soft non-slip
handle. Dishwasher safe.
Locking Tongs, 16-Inch — Sometimes overlooked as a valuable
kitchen tool, tongs serve a variety of kitchen duties: tossing salads, flipping cutlets in
a frying pan, snagging stubborn pickles from a jar, and more. These tongs are constructed
of brushed stainless steel for easy cleaning and durability. A locking mechanism closes the
tongs for easy storage, and provides a large loop for hanging. The Good Grips line features
durable, nonslip flexible handles on every product. Ergonomically designed to fit the palm
comfortably and softly, the pressure-absorbing processed rubber handle puts less tension on
the hands, while providing an outstanding grip. Made from the same material as dishwasher
gaskets are constructed of, the handles are slip-proof, wet or dry, as well as dishwasher-safe.
Stainless Steel Tongs, 9-Inch — Tongs are exceedingly handy for
flipping chicken breasts, grabbing a bunch of fries, removing cobs of corn from boiling water
and so on. Every kitchen should be equipped with a pair, this worthy example features a hanging
loop and nice soft, slip-resistant grips. Stainless steel with non-slip ergonomic handle.
Stainless Steel Serving Tongs — These tongs can go from the stove
or barbecue to the table; stainless steel is both durable and decorative. The nonslip, soft-grip
handles make them easy to use on the grill, because you don't need a hot pad to keep them from
burning your hands. You can toss a salad, then toss these tongs into the dishwasher without
worrying about them coming out mangled or ruined. Dishwasher safe.
Flexible Spatula — The ultra thin blade on this spatula is
designed to slide easily under delicate foods like pancakes as well as to support heavy and
bulky foods. A soft, oversized handle makes using it a pleasure. Stainless steel ultra thin
blade. Slip-resistant ergonomic handle. Dishwasher safe.
Tomato Sauce Spatula — How many plastic or rubber spatulas
have you relegated to the trash can because of unattractive discoloration? Well, you may now
stir your spaghetti sauce or scoop tomato paste from the can without fear thanks to OXO's
ingenious idea of coloring the end red. Heat resistant silicone with soft, non-slip handle.
Safe for use on non-stick surfaces. Dishwasher safe.
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My hubby keeps looking in the cookbook, and asks "when will you cook this recipe?"—Lori Hamby, Florida
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