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Last night I made spaghetti utilizing the trio that Kuhn Rikon sent us for review!
We used the Foldable Splatter Guard Large when browning the meat and simmering the sauce, the Kochblume Spill Stopper while we boiled our noodles, and then we strained the noodles with the Collapsible Colandar.
If you aren’t familiar with Kuhn Rikon, it is a Swiss brand of cookware and cooks’ tools dedicated to making cooking easier and more fun.
This is the Foldable Splatter Guard Large… it is made out of a food grade silicon and is heat resistant up to 450 Degrees F.
We have a pretty large family on average I cook for 6-8 people a night. In the photo you will see that this is just covering my medium skillet. I don’t use this skillet too often since I have a larger one that I usually cook with. I like how this Foldable Splatter Guard is in fact foldable, making it easier to store when not in use. I used this over top of my ground beef I was browning but realized I don’t think I need it for that task.
Honestly I see this product not being used much in my house except on the rare occasion I make a small thing of bacon. Due to the Splatter issues of bacon I usually bake my bacon in the oven, also because we need so much of it that doing it in the pan is daunting. But for smaller families or smaller batches I would see that this would be very useful, you could cook your bacon without risking being burned with Bacon grease pops. I could see this being used for pan frying chicken (personally I don’t make pan fry chicken, but would see this useful again to control the hot oil).
This Splatter Guard is equipped with ventilation holes that allow for your food to crisp as oppose to getting soggy on top when using a regular lid that would trap in the steam. With that said I did put this back on the pan when I was simmering the spaghetti sauce. As you know Spaghetti sauce likes to pop and sputter so it was a nice tool that kept me from having to clean up the splash zone.
This is Kuhn Rikon’s Kochblume Spill Stopper and it is made of a heavy duty silicon. It is created and used for placing on top of a pan to help prevent boil over. When you are boiling noodles or potatoes, the starch from the food gets trapped into the water bubbles, creating this lovely white bubble foam that you see as it boils up.
Personally I would always go over and lift the pan to get the bubble to calm down and then turn my heat down so it wouldn’t boil over, but the problem with doing that is usually cooking takes longer because I am stirring and at a lower temp instead of letting the water convection current inside the pot stir the noodles and potatoes for me in the boil cycle. This nifty little helper allows for a continue boil without the boil over by having a little flower flap pattern in the middle that helps pop the starchy bubbles and drain the water back into the pot.
I am very excited for this product and all my boys enjoyed watching the pot boil but not boil over (even my husband).
Now for the collapsible strainer, again, made of food grade silicon. I enjoyed how sturdy it is even though it is foldable/collapsible. I was concerned that the weight of the food might cause it to collapse in the process of use but was pleasantly surprised when my concerns were unfounded! My favorite feature is that it is foldable. With limited space in our kitchen it is great to maximize it by using products that can store flat and this sure is one of those. I might have to replace all my strainers with this style.
Kuhn Rikon definitely live up to their statement of dedicating to make cooking easier and fun. These handy tools are definitely fun to use.
Now, for some fun — ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!
You can win a set of your own — you simply need to just enter!