Category Archives: Kitchen Tools

The Holidays With Bosch


Without a doubt, most of us do more cooking/baking around the holidays than any other time of the year.  There are so many appliances out there to make your life easier when it comes to preparing your holiday meals, but which ones are worth the money you spend on them and won’t take up every last inch of your kitchen storage?
We feel that the Bosch Universal Mixer is one of those indispensable appliances.  The beauty of the Bosch Mixer, is that it comes with so many attachments, you won’t have to buy scores of appliances that fill up your cupboards.
The Bosch Mixer is a must have for the cook who bakes, especially dough breads.  The large bowel can hold up to 15 lbs of dough and is very easy to clean up (and clean up is our least favorite part of baking!).  The bowel cover and splash ring make baking with flours or powdered sugars much easier to contain and help when working with large quantities of dough.
 One of our favorite attachments is the Universal Slicer Shredder.  This attachment makes slicing potatoes or vegetables so easy (which is always a bonus when putting together a big dinner for family or friends).  With prep time cut down you have more time to put together those recipes saved for special occasions!
 What “do it all” kitchen appliance would be complete without a blender?  The Universal Plus Complete Blender Utilizes the 800 watt motor and is strong enough for your tough blending jobs from crushing ice to nuts.  It’s also perfect this time of year for blending sauces and dressings.   
The last attachment we will highlight is the food processor.  Food processors come in so handy during the holidays and this one is especially nice attaching right to your Bosch Mixer.
Right now at For Your Kitchen, the Bosch Mixer is on sale for $399.99! Another option is our Bundle and Save promotion which includes a Bosch Mixer, Blender and Shredder/Slicer for $479.98.
We also carry parts for your Bosch mixer to keep it running smoothly for years to come.  Feel free to call us and talk with our Bosch experts at 800-919-1175.

Pressure Cookers – Certainly one of my top ten kitchen accessories!

Pressure Cookers – What's the big deal any way?

Pressure cooking is very fast (30-80% less cook time), less expensive to use (less energy usage), far less heat generated (great for summer), retains nutrients & flavors! Highlighted below are various benefits.


  • Fast – Cooking with pressure cookers takes an average of 1/3 the cooking time of conventional cooking methods.
  • Cooler – Great for cooking in the summer! Because pressure cookers contain the heat inside the pan they require less heat and less time to cook, these to factors lead to far less heat being generated than other ways of cooking!
  • Ecological – Save 70% of energy normally consumed during cooking. Pressure cookers pay for themselves over time in energy savings alone.
  • Healthy – Pressure Cookers redefines the term "fast food." Cook high-fiber, low-fat foods in record time. Preserve vitamins and essential nutrients.


We recommend Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cookers – Made in Switzerland, heavy gauge stainless steel construction with incorporated aluminum base (Better heat distribution – less sticking & better results), 5 separate safety features, so you know you and your family will be safe using this pressure cooker, & a 10 year warranty!
Electric pressure cookers have started to become popular as they add the convenience of turning themselves off (a timer). I still prefer the stove-top Model of pressure cookers as they are faster to pressure up and are a more durable product. I have purchased a small Induction burner (induction is incredibly fast and energy efficient – probably and article of it's own) which allows me to set a timer and use my stove-top pressure cookers just like you would an electric pressure cooker!
We also teach classes on pressure cooking – click here to check out our current line up of cooking classes!