Restaurant Gadgets You Can Easily Use at Home Slideshow
November 26, 2012
Silicone Nonstick Sheets
"You can bake cookies or potato chips on these, and you can reuse them multiple times," Blais says. No butter or nonstick spray necessary, and "reusing is a big part of the recycling campaign."
"You can make muffins or cupcakes, and you don’t have to spray them down with oil or butter," Blais said. "You just pop the muffins out." Another plus: the unique shape. "Your muffins could looks like just a muffin, or they could look like a sphere."
While you may just use these for condiments at home, these restaurant-sized squeeze bottles are pretty versatile. Blais himself was using these to pour sour cream garnish into liquid nitrogen, freezing the cream into unique a topping for soup. "This is a plastic container that everyone uses in the kitchen," Blais says.
Heat-Resistant Oven Mitt
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Sure, "the restaurant chef doesn’t really use the oven mitt. It’s sort of anti-restaurant, we use towels," Blais says. But with all the holiday cookie baking coming up, saving a couple of burnt hands can’t hurt. Also, oven mitts are cute.