I have always enjoyed cooking, coming up with new recipes and of course tasting more of my creations than I probably should have. I spend so much time in the kitchen and as you may know I love all types of kitchen gadgets and accessories. I feel like they make time spent in the kitchen more fun and less of a task. I am especially partial to bold and colorful items. They brighten up the kitchen and they always seem to make me smile when I enter the room. I also need quality, functionality and durability in my kitchen gadgets and accessories. I know in my house, they need to be strong enough to stand up to frequent use and lots of washing or they won’t last long.
I was lucky enough to have the chance to try Kuhn Rikon’s Foldable Splatter Screen, Large Collapsible Colander and Large Spill Stopper. I had heard of these products before and I was very curious to see if they were as great as I was hearing. I immediately planned to make fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob and try all 3 products at once. Needless to say, the day they arrived I had all the ingredients for that night’s dinner ready and waiting. I went straight to the kitchen to open the package and get right to work.
I was all smiles before I even got them out of the box. The Foldable Splatter Screen, Collapsible Colander and Spill Stopper from Kuhn Rikon are brightly colored and made of silicone. I instantly loved how they look. They are colorful, simple designs that would look great in any kitchen. All 3 products are dishwasher safe which makes them super easy to clean; just rinse off and stick them in the dishwasher. The Spill Stopper is also microwave safe and since I often have the problem of liquids boiling over in the microwave, it will save me a ton of clean up time.
I used the Kuhn Rikon Foldable Splatter Screen while I was frying the chicken. It folds in the middle so once I put it over the frying pan I was able to check on the progress of the chicken by lifting one side. I loved that I didn’t need to take it off to see what was happening with the food. When I lifted one side to see the chicken, the other side did not move at all. It stayed right in place and that made me feel good because I don’t want anything unstable moving around over a frying pan with boiling hot oil in it. The Foldable Splatter Screen prevented those little grease splatters that I usually find on the walls, stovetop and countertop. It definitely cut a bit of time off of my after dinner cleaning that night and that’s always a good thing. It comes in 3 different colors and the handles lock together, which made it so easy to store in a cabinet or even a drawer.
The Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper was used on the pot that I boiled the potatoes in. Every single time I boil potatoes, I have a spillover. Seriously, every time, it never fails. Then I’m stuck with a mess on the stove all around the burner and asking myself how I let it happen again. This time, I was a step ahead of the potatoes. I placed the Spill Stopper, flower side up on top of the pot and it worked. The water did not boil over, not even a little bit. I was elated not to have the extra cleaning to do and after dinner it went into the dishwasher and was good to go for next time. I can’t wait to put this baby to use in the microwave!
Next I needed to strain the water from the potatoes and the corn cobs, so the Kuhn Rikon Collapsible Colander pulled double duty that night. I used to use an old metal colander that was impossible to fit in any of my cabinets while still allowing the door to close and I had to meticulously dry it after each use to keep it from getting rusty. Not only is rust not a worry with this flexible silicone colander but the absolute best thing about it is… wait for it….it collapses into a small disk that will fit right in one of your kitchen drawers. The Collapsible Colander does the job well, it is sturdy and durable and the simple design makes it easy to hand wash or just put it in the dishwasher. Did I mention it is really cute too? It was almost too cute to hide away in a drawer but the fact that it even fit in a drawer won me over.
The Kuhn Rikon Foldable Splatter Screen, Collapsible Colander and Spill Stopper are great products that not only work well, but look good while doing their jobs. They are affordable and would fit in perfectly in any kitchen without taking up too much space. I would recommend these products to anyone who appreciates high quality products that add a pop of color to their kitchen and put a smile on their face.