Kitchen Products

We Tried 3 Spiralizers and Here’s What We Thought — It’s a Spiralized Life

Zoodles, swoodles, and other noodle-fied vegetables are pretty trendy these days. And for good reason! Not just a clever name, spiralized vegetables are a healthier alternative to noodles and just a fun new way to eat more veggies. Sure, you can turn produce into noodles with a chef's knife or a julienne peeler, but that will take some time — so it does help to have a spiralizer.

Which one should you get? We put three different gadgets through the wringer and here's what we thought.

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What’s the Difference Between Regular and Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil? — What’s the Difference

Aluminum foil is a kitchen essential. If you're like us, you use this workhorse for wrapping up leftovers, packaging food for the freezer, and lining baking sheets and grill grates. It can even be a cooking vessel all on its own, which is especially handy if you're short on pots and pans (or just don't feel like cleaning).

So the question when it comes to buying a roll of foil is not if you'll buy a roll, but which kind you'll buy: regular or heavy-duty?

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What’s the Difference Between Wax Paper and Parchment Paper? — Storage Smarts

Along with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, wax and parchment paper are two handy kitchen papers we keep within arm's reach for cooking, baking, and storing food. While they share similarities in the way they're used, there's one distinct quality that sets these two kitchen papers apart, and once you know what it is, you'll know exactly which one to reach for.

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5 Reasons These Restaurant Storage Containers Are Better than Mason Jars — Storage Smarts

Let me start by saying that I am absolutely a fan of Mason jars. I use them for cold-brew tea, homemade cashew milk, or just plain water. Basically, I use them to drink out of. Things I don't use Mason jars for? Soups and stocks, cooked bulk grains like brown rice or quinoa, or leftovers of any kind. And I definitely don't pack my lunch in them — even if it is trendy.

Instead, for all those other non-drinking things, I call on this restaurant staple. Can you guess what it is?

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Beat the Heat with These Popsicle Molds, Which Are More than Half Off Right Now — Amazon Deal of The Day

This week is going to be a hot one (at least most of the week, anyway — weather, what is going on with you?) and we can only imagine what is in store for the next few months. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to beat the heat: For example, you could jump into a swimming pool, drink all the rosé, stick your head into the freezer, or make a ton of ice pops — and eat them.

We suggest trying all of those methods, and we can help with the latter. We found these bright and colorful silicone ice pop molds, which happen to be on super sale (half off!) on Amazon right now. Plus, we have a bunch of refreshing recipes you can make.

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The Cheesy Kitchen Cleaning Product I Can’t Live Without — Cult Favorites

I often make shopping decisions based on form and not on function. I have dish towels that are way more pretty than they are absorbent. I have beautiful leather coasters that stick to the bottom of my glasses when you go to take a sip. And I have a cabinet full of adorable juice glasses that are too small for even a not-thirsty child.

I tend to prefer things that are nice to look at and am willing to adjust how I operate if it means getting to use something cute.

Yet, I happen to have a basket full of Scrub Daddy sponges, which I find to be incredibly cheesy. (Even the name is kinda cheesy!) And I couldn't live without them.

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