COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | May 11, 2009

Three Nifty Kitchen Gadgets by Lékué for my Organizing Monday

silicone kitchenware by lekue :: new products for 2009

I admit that I am a fan of Lékué. Their premium silicone cooking tools are fun, practical and imaginative. On the green side, this company finds permanent solutions to techniques that typically nourish our trash can. Their innovative products make the best of the possibilities offered by silicone kitchenware.

I told you before that I think Lékué produces the best collapsible silicone strainers. I am very pleased with mine. Here are some new products that I wish to add to my collection.

1. Cooking Mesh

The Cooking Mesh has many uses. First, it is perfect to boil mussels or vegetable in a pot. Use two mesh bags and boil two vegetables to perfection in a single pot. The Cooking Mesh makes it easier to blanch tomatoes, broccoli, green beans, peas or any other vegetables before putting them in the freezer. You transfer all your vegetables in a bowl icy cold water to stop the cooking in one step. Recall my story on tips for not wasting food and save time in the kitchen.

It also works on small tasks. The Cooking Mesh can replace cheesecloth when you need a bouquet garni for a soup or a stew.

2. Steam Case with Tray

The designers committee of Trends 2009  selected the steam case at Ambiente Frankfurt. I introduced the Steam Case one year ago. Lékué added a model with a tray to drain the liquids of accumulated during cooking, preservation or defrosting. So depending on the recipe you prepare, you can enjoy tasty and healthy food with Steam Case with tray.

3. Stretch Tops

This would greatly eliminate our consumption of clear food film. The stretch top creates a vacuum seal that prolongs the freshness of food in the refrigerator easily and hygienically. It is especially useful with leftovers stored in metal, glass or plastic. Plus no more search for the cover. The stretch tops come in two diameters to fit a wide range of containers. It is not just for containers; use it to keep fresh your halved citrus fruits.

MORE:
+ Cooking Mesh
+ Steam Case with tray
+ Stretch Tops 8.5cm – 3 units
+ Stretch Tops 11.5cm – 2 units (green / orange) or orange and white or green and white

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9 Responses to “Three Nifty Kitchen Gadgets by Lékué for my Organizing Monday”

  1. Wow, I love love love the stretch tops (#3)

  2. Annie: They are the coolest thing. FYI, Arthur Quentin usually carries the entire Lékué collection plus I spot some pieces at a few retailers in Westmount.

  3. Very very cool! :)

  4. I need to own the cooking mesh from Lekue- I think its brilliant. Have you seen it in Montreal yet?

  5. 5 deb tannenbaum said:

    where can I buy the mesh cooking bag???

  6. I can’t find where to order them….

  7. I live in the US. Is there a website or place to order the cooking mesh that ships to US?

  8. I NEED the stretch lids, but the cooking mesh seems like an unwieldy alternative to a stainless pasta insert for blanching.

  9. 9 Shelly Salzman said:

    I live is Florida in the US; can I buy the mesh bag here in the US or order it from your company? If I can order it, how much is it and how much would shipping be? My zip code is 33437.

    Thank you.

    Shelly Salzman