Tools & Gadgets
Inspired by Paula Deen’s love of country farms, Meyer Corporation, U.S. introduces Paula Deen® Country Barnyard, a new assortment of kitchen accessories spotlighting a quartet of classic farm animals – cow, pig, sheep and rooster. Designed in crisp white with illustrations of each farm animal in shades of blue, Paula Deen Country Barnyard is crafted in a mix of materials, including durable ceramic, sturdy and lightweight melamine, stain-resistant enamel on steel, and natural acacia wood. The collection’s nostalgic and playful styling celebrates the peaceful charms of country life and timeless appeal of farm animals. Faux hand-painted soft blue stripes on some of the items, which echo the design of country-style kitchen linens from the 1940s, further accentuate and enhance the collection’s nod to our pastoral past.
Countertop items in the Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection include a ceramic Tool Crock ($19.99), and an assortment of kitchen tools featuring solid acacia wood, and acacia wood handles with silicone heads that are each decorated with various farm-life motifs. The Kitchen Tools line includes a 12.5-inch Spatula and Spoonula in a set of two, a 10-inch and 12.5-inch Solid Spoons sold as a set of two, a set that includes a 12.5-inch Solid Spoon and a Slotted Spoon, a 12.5-inch Solid Turner, a 12.5-inch Slotted Turner and a 10-inch Solid Spoon.
For baking and serving dessert, Paula Deen Country Barnyard offers the following accessories made from dishwasher safe melamine: 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set (Rooster 1 Quart, Pig 2 Quart, Cow 3 Quart), Cake Stand; Cake Serve and 2 Piece Set (Cake Stand and Cake Server). The Cake Stand and Cake Server feature a delightful stacked farm animal motif, and the mixing bowls include a rubberized base for added countertop stability, along with a generously sized lip for extra support when lifting the bowls.
The retro-style, enamel on steel Paula Deen Country Barnyard Pie & Cake Carrier is durably constructed to protect baked goods during transport. The locking lid – which provides 4.5 inches of height clearance – includes a sturdy handle for easy carrying of all types of desserts, including layer cakes, pies, tarts, and more.
Also made of easy to maintain enamel on steel is the Paula Deen Country Barnyard 3 Piece Canister Set, which offers tight-fitting acacia wood lids and silver knobs. Ideal for countertop display and storage of often-used dry ingredients, the small, medium and large-size canisters whimsically blend the collection’s signature motif of farm animals and retro country kitchen linen.
The new Paula Deen Country Barnyard collection will be available at retail nationwide in fall 2017.
Paderno World Cuisine’s redesigned spiral slicer combines all the popular features and convenience of its three-blade slicer with a more compact and sleek design and an additional blade that ups the possibilities to a total of five unique cuts. The straight/accordion blade allows the user to create ribbons for salads, shredded cabbage for coleslaw, vegetable pasta and apple chips. When used with the included pin, spiral cut potato skewers can be created.
The angel hair shredding blade creates perfect angel hair strands from fruit and vegetables for use in soups or salads or as a replacement for traditional pasta with a delicate sauce.
The fine shredding blade is used to create a medium-sized cut to replace spaghetti pasta or for stir-fry and salads, while the chipping blade is for thicker strands or cuts that are perfect for roasting, sauteing or curly fries.
The size of the central coring blade has been reduced in this new model, reducing waste and allowing for the use of items that are smaller in diameter. The Paderno World Cuisine 4-Blade Spiral Slicer is available for purchase online at www.padernousa.com, at Amazon.com and in Williams Sonoma retail stores for $49.95.
CHARLES VIANCIN® offers a wide range of fun and functional kitchen accessories, from silicone lids to cooking utensils to bottle stoppers and textiles. Charles’s designs are inspired by nature and his attraction to beauty and detail. In 2017, the company is expanding with the introduction of the new line of colorful spatulas.
The new spatulas feature a beautiful bamboo handle and uniquely designed flower blossom that elevates the spatula head off the countertop. Floral spatulas are available in daisy aqua, sunflower, poppy with a suggested retail price of $8.99 each. They’re available to ship now.
Frieling USA is the exclusive North American partner of the Zassenhaus brand, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary of this renowned name in German housewares known for its spice mills, coffee mills and kitchen accessories.
“With the momentum we see in the home cooking trend, consumers appreciate and enjoy beautifully crafted kitchenware essentials. They’re looking for products that go beyond functionality to fulfill aspirational desires for home cooked meals that nourish both body and spirit. That’s why this is the perfect time to welcome Zassenhaus into the Frieling family of brands,” said Monika Schnacke, Chief Executive Officer of Frieling.
Frieling has cultivated strategic alliances with European manufacturers to create a one-stop powerhouse of innovation and quality in gourmet kitchenware and tabletop. Frieling makes it easy for retailers to connect with top tier European brands with outstanding quality and marketing appeal.
Founded in 1867, Zassenhaus introduced its first pepper mill in 1904 and is known for innovations such as the first continuously adjustable grinding mechanism made from high-quality German ceramic. A leader in premium spice mills, it offers a six-position ceramic grinding mechanism in a variety of styles, including the popular traditional Berlin Mill with 38 SKUs in a variety of colors and sizes, and the distinctive Speyer Mill with its evocative Old World motif. The Zassenhaus collection includes wooden mills, such as Frankfurt and Augsburg, metallic and acrylic combinations such as Aachen, Gera and Weimar, and the Concept2 multi-mill.
Coffee aficionados worldwide recognize Zassenhaus as the authority on coffee mills, which are increasingly important as people become more sophisticated in their coffee tastes. Zassenhaus coffee mills, offered in 14 different styles and colors, let you grind coffee beans, without exposure to the excess heat of many electric grinders, to bring out the best in flavor. Zassenhaus coffee and spice mills are backed by a 25-year warranty, a testament to their quality and workmanship. Besides, they look great on a counter or shelf.
The Zassenhaus timer collection includes Retro Timers in multiple colors, along with other popular models.
Frieling offers fresh solutions from around the world. The company’s exclusive brands also include BLACK CUBE, CASO, Cilio, Durgol, EMSA, Küchenprofi, Seltmann Weiden, Spring, WOLL and Zenker.
With consumers and retailers alike requiring innovation to make food preparation quicker and more convenient, the slicing and grating categories have always been in high demand. Following a period of intensive research into how consumers process slicing and grating tasks in the home, Zyliss introduces its safest and most advanced Mandoline to date, the Multi-Prep.
The product includes several enhanced safety features, consisting of: push button activated pop-up julienne blades, easy clean sliding plates, a safety lock and the patented SmoothGlide™ food holder. The latter is fixed to the body via a sliding glide rail, which delivers a smooth controlled cutting action for a variety of food types and keeps the hands well away from the cutting surfaces. It also features a built-in feed tube for longer foods such as carrots and cucumbers.
The product also features a stainless-steel runway with high quality micro-serrated blades for optimum cutting performance, while the blade housing is reversible with a secondary crinkle cut. The Multi-Prep Mandoline also offers a five-year guarantee. The suggested retail price is $59.99.