• Sandwich Toaster

    A sandwich toaster (also known as a toastie maker or jaffle maker) is used to make toasted sandwiches. It can be either a cooking utensil designed to be used over hot coals, or an electrical appliance. The traditional device is known as a pie iron, pudgy pie iron, or jaffle iron.

  • Skimmer

    A skimmer is ideal for lifting and draining foods from hot oil, soups, stocks and boiling water. It is the perfect tool for skimming stocks, blanching vegetables and deep frying foods. This kitchen utensil is most often used to retrieve foods that are being cooked in pots or pans of hot water. The spider can be dipped into steaming hot water or oil and placed under many different types of food to pull pieces out for inspection or for removing for cooling prior to eating.

  • Spices Box

    A Masala Dani is a traditional Indian spice box set made up of one large outer tin and 7 inner spice pots.

    Most Indian homes have at least 1 masala dani and they are used to store the most commonly used spices.

    The inner lid sits on top of the 7 spice pots when in daily use, to prevent contamination whilst cooking, and the larger outer lid should be kept in place for longer periods, that is when the spices are not being used.


    Using spices and herbs is an art. You should know how much to add and how to combine flavors. Several guidelines suggest amounts to use in developing recipes. Strong, pungent spices such as red pepper should be used in small amounts and more delicate seasoning can be used in greater amounts without spoiling a dish. The spice or herb should enhance and not overpower the flavor.

  • Spoons

    A spoon is a utensil consisting of a small shallow bowl, oval or round, at the end of a handle. A type of cutlery (sometimes called flatware in the United States), especially as part of a place setting, it is used primarily for serving. Spoons are also used in food preparation to measure, mix, stir and toss ingredients. Present day spoons can be made from metal (notably flat silver or silverware, plated or solid), wood, porcelain or plastic.

  • Strainer

    A chinoise (sometimes chinois) is a sieve with an extremely fine mesh. It is used to strain custards, purees, soups, and sauces, producing a very smooth texture. It can also be used to dust pastry with a fine layer of powdered sugar. Chinoise is pronounced shin'-wahz. Chinois is pronounced shin'-wah.

  • Sugar Spoon

    A sugar spoon is a piece of cutlery used for serving granulated sugar. This type of spoon resembles a teaspoon except that the bowl is deeper and often molded in the shape of a sea shell, giving it the name sugar shell. Sugar spoons are sometimes called "sugar shovels" because of their rectangular shape and deep bowl. Sterling silver sugar spoons are used with formal silver coffee or tea services.

  • Tandoor

    A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in Azerbaijan, India, Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia as well as Burma and Bangladesh. The heat for a tandoor was traditionally generated by a charcoal fire or wood fire, burning within the tandoor itself, thus exposing the food to live-fire, radiant heat cooking, and hot-air, convection cooking, and smoking by the fat and food juices that drip on to the charcoal.

  • Tawa

    A tava(h), tawa(h), saj, or sac is a large, flat or convex disc-shaped griddle made from metal, usually sheet iron, cast iron, sheet steel or aluminium. It is used in south, central, and west Asia for cooking a variety of flatbreads and as a griddle for meat.

  • Tin Cutter

    A tool used for cutting open the lids of a food can or container.

  • Trongs

    Trongs are gripping and lifting tools which are made up of three limbs, or finger-channels, each with teeth on the end of them. They are generally made of polypropylene and are dishwasher safe. Trongs are designed for eating finger food such as buffalo wings and bbq ribs so that the user doesn't get their fingers messy. They are used in pairs so that the user has one for each hand. Trongs stand on the table like a tripod and the user is able to lift them by applying a slight inward pressure.