Tools of the Trade 2011: Kitchen Equipment Worth Wishing For
Last-minute bookings, rushed catering jobs, custom cocktail menus, and, oh yes, a never ending array of seasonal sweets in all shapes and sizes. It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but for a culinary professional, it’s also the sweatiest. Which is why we like to indulge our audience with an array of seasonal treats of your own—a power-packed professional wish list of the hottest kitchen equipment of 2011 to get any kitchen ready for the year to come. Whether you’re looking for the next culinary workhorse to drive productivity, or you’re in the market to be inspired by odd-job specialty equipment, Tools of the Trade 2011 has got you covered. And wish big. After all, this is the season of unrealistic expectations.
Our dream kitchen would have all of the tools we’ve highlighted and more—but tight budgets and close quarters make it tough for even the luckiest on Santa’s list to fill up their kitchens with the best goods. Along with these hot tools, we’d also add in Electrolux’s air-o-chill, whose speedy blast chiller cools down food from 90°C to 3°C in less than 90 minutes. And for the more stocking-stuffer sized budget, we also have our eye on the newest flexible and easy-to-clean Silform molds from Demarle and the upscale single-use MYdrap placemats and napkins, which remove the hassle of washing duties. Rounding out our list is the artfully designed Arcobaleno Pasta Extruder AEX18, whose brass dies make for the perfect rustic pasta bite.