Sorry, But If You Don’t Have These 44 Products, Your Kitchen Is Probably Incomplete

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication. A sink caddy to keep your favorite scrubbing tools handy — without letting them sit in their own filth. This bb has a handy drip tray (with a build-in spout!) you can empty out every so often. Promising review: “I love all OXO products and am also happy with this purchase. I place my dish sponges in this and there is enough room for a brush as well. I like also the vent insert which keeps the sponges separate. The compartment at the bottom is a great idea in the design to allow for emptying water rather than letting it pool at the bottom. It is a separate compartment which is of clear plastic and allows you to visibly see if it needs emptying. Great product. Very satisfied.” —Amazon Customer Ethylene gas–absorbing apples for anyone tired of fresh produce spoiling before they can use it — the company claims these’ll save the average household up to $600 per year. They can keep produce fresher for two to three times longer. Each packet inside the Bluappl...

The path to automated pastry production | 2019-05-20

Creating the classic croissant can be a bit like practicing yoga. It requires a balance of inner strength and respect for tradition coupled with ample stretching and often extended periods of relaxation before gradually moving on to the next stage in development. Then again, there are always those bakers who try to shortcut the process in the name of efficiency and soon find out that a high-intensity workout doesn’t cut it. In fact, sometimes the quick fix ends up backfiring and, in the long run, costing more than just time. “In these cases, ‘resting time’ is added to the process to really allow a dough to recover from being stressed and damaged,” noted John Giacoio, vice-president of sales, Rheon USA. “The key is to eliminate the damage done to the dough. Most times, the damage is done when a dough sheet is made thinner with equipment that is too aggressive.” If the makeup process is performed correctly, however, resting the dough can provide a multitude of benefits. To be the best in their class, bakers need to take a moment to understand the fundamentals of pastry-making and couple it with a comprehension about applying the latest advances in technology to their processes. I...