Chef ‘n Stem Gem Strawberry Stem Remover

June 20, 2011

Chef'n Stem Gem Strawberry Huller In Use

Chef ‘n has developed this super cute Stem Gem – Strawberry Stem remover which works really well getting those super annoying stems out of strawberries.

Although it came out last year, this is the first time we have featured them in the store because of their overwhelming popularity across Canada.

A great new little gadget which, if you love strawberries as much as me… is a super tool to add to your collection!

$10.00 Cdn


Chef ‘n Bananza Banana Slicer

February 25, 2011

Chef'n Bananza Hand-held Banana Slicer

A new tool from Chef ‘n is their Bananza Banana Slicer which we just recently got into the store.  I got to try it out at the CGTA gift show in Toronto and it works so well that I’m going to take one home for my kids. 

My daughter is in grade one now and has become quite independent in the kitchen with making her own breakfast and helping to make and pack her lunch.  To ensure that this habit continues… I’m going to take the bananza home to her and get her to try it out.  I think adding banana onto her cereal in the morning, or for putting in her lunch sliced up, will empower her to eat more bananas… the one thing that seems to come back at the end of the day:)

I won’t mention at this point how hilarious and slightly guillotine-esque this appears when you see it work from the side, but dispite looks, functions very well.  So other than function, it will make a great gag gift for any bachelorette party this summer!

$11.00 Cdn



Garlic Press OFF!!!

August 30, 2010

Okay, so we had a fabulous staff party the other night… and we decided to figure out… once and for all, what our favorite garlic press was…

Ranked #1 by: Jesse, Tracey and Claire was the Zyliss Garlic Press… reason we loved this one so much?  Easy to squeeze and clean.

I’ve had my Zyliss garlic press for years and love how well it works… what I have noticed though from other customers who have purchased it, is that if put in the dishwasher, instead of hand washing… eventually the finish will wear away.

Ranked #1 by: Lianna was the OXO Garlic Press because there are NO parts to loose… it’s all one piece… it is easy to just flip and go!!!

The down side to this press is that it is the garlic press that I get returns on the MOST. What happens?  People use too much force on the press and end up “snapping” the joint… so I would advise against this press if you are Hercules!

Ranked #1 by: Kendra was the Garlic Pro EZEE-Dice who liked how it chopped all of the garlic into nice little bits, was easy to “knock” them out and fairly easy to clean.

As a group… we all did like how well this little guy worked and personally I would have this one and another garlic press because I would use this garlic pro for when I wanted minced garlic bits and my press when I wanted mashed garlic (garlic juice drips into dish).

Ranked #1 by: Amanda and the Consumer Report was the Chef ‘n Garlic Press because it was the easiest to press… Amanda thought that seniors with joint pain would find this garlic press the easiest to use.  Personally we have not had this product very long so I’m unsure of it’s performance long term, but it does seem to be well made.

… so as you can see… we all have very unique tastes.  So our plan of attack in the future?  To keep stocking these fabulous four and keep our eyes open for even better ones!