Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Greg0
Rosle, Emile Henry, And Cuisipro: An August Kitchen
If seeing some of the best chefs in action, and being able to taste their wares, isn’t enough to inspire you to new feats in the kitchen, then maybe some new tools will be just the ticket. Over the weekend, we set aside our gear to attend SF Chefs, but for the past few weeks heading into the event we were busy cooking (and drinking, as we’ll soon discuss). Our staff came together for some meals, and a chance to try out some nifty new products from Rosle, Emile Henry, and Cuisipro.
We’ll start with the simple and widely applicable. Everyone needs a colander (or several, we have five of them in various sizes handy). The Rosle Red Foldable Colander is cute, and space-saving. We liked the bright colors- it’s available in black, green, and purple as well- and is nicely sized at eight inches. It’s a bit small for bigger family use, but handy for couple or individuals especially. And it’s dishwasher safe. Priced at $35, it’s more expensive than some, but the silicone is easy to clean and the stainless steel means it’s sturdy and classy. It gets the job done, with no mess or fuss, and then folds away!
And while talking about Rosle, we’ve also been trying their Digital Roasting Thermometer. We wanted to like this one, but it failed to excite. To be fair, it does it’s job well- the screen was just too small and busy and hard to read. We’ve got a review of the iGrill coming soon, and while this one boasted some features that were handy (the magnetic back especially), it just looked and felt a bit dated. Yes, when tested against other thermometers, it seemed mostly accurate. There were two modes, which was a bit confusing at first but then helpful- tip-only (for meat) and whole handle (for testing your ambient oven temperature). The probe is a good length, and can go up to 482