15+ Essentials for the Perfectly Packed Picnic Basket

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Trekking into nature to enjoy an outdoor meal is a favorite warm-weather pastime, but forgetting an essential can put a big damper on the fun – and nearby convenience stores aren’t always available when needed. For the best possible picnic, use our checklist to ensure a perfectly packed basket before heading out.

Picnic Pleasures: Foodal’s Guide to the Best Baskets

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Looking to step up your warm-weather gastronomical game? Want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? Like to eat? If so, you need a picnic basket – it’s that simple. We’ll help you choose the best one for your needs, from fully-stocked wicker baskets and rolling carts to backpacks with service for two or four.

Made In Universal Lid: The Right Fit for Your Pots and Pans

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Desperate to reduce all that clutter from your pots and pans? Consider buying the Made In Universal Lid. Voted as one of the top 50 inventions of 2018 by Time Magazine, this cool cover has three options in one, intentionally designed to fit a variety of cookware. Read our review now on Foodal for all the info you need.

Meat Thermometers: Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein

Meat Thermometers - Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein | Foodal.com

Using a simple little gadget like a meat thermometer can prevent over or under-cooked meat, and eliminates guesswork altogether – making you look like a brilliant star in the kitchen! Simple to use, inexpensive, and small enough to store in a drawer, an accurate thermometer can deliver sumptuous, and perfectly cooked meats time after time.

Guide to Salad Spinners: 11 of the Best Models

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For time saving convenience, a salad spinner is an essential kitchen gadget. Large or small, they effectively wash and dry berries, herbs, greens, lettuce, mushrooms, and much more for your dining pleasure. Still not convinced? Read on for all the convincing details and reviews of 11 of the best models for home use.

The Best Salt and Pepper Mills: 7 Top Picks Reviewed

Top Rated Salt and Pepper Grinders | Foodal.com

Are you tired of endlessly searching for a pepper mill that actually works? Don’t like the disposable option from the supermarket? Are you looking for a salt mill that can handle pink Himalayan? Read Foodal’s guide and get the skinny on the best rated models on the market. We have collected all the info you need to make an informed decision all in one place. Read more now!

Make Your Sundae in Style: The Best Ice Cream Scoops on the Market

The Best Ice Cream Scoops | Foodal.com

Are you tired of bending your good spoons trying to scoop ice cream? It’s time you invested in a good quality scoop for your ice cold dessert. This will allow you to get your creamy treat into bowls and cones a lot faster, without the mess. We’ve done the testing for you, and found the very best products on the market. Read more on Foodal now.

Adding Fuel to the Flame: Our Selection of the Top Kitchen Torches

Choose the Best Kitchen Torch for Your Kitchen | Foodal.com

A kitchen torch is a must for any gourmet home chef. It’s sure to come in handy for everything from browning marshmallows and meringues to searing a sous vide steak or caramelizing a fancy French creme brulee. But the wide range of styles and brands can make choosing the best one overwhelming. We’ve reviewed the top models to simplify your shopping. Read more on Foodal.

The Best Microplanes and Zesters For Your Home

The Best Microplanes and Zesters For Your Home

Many recipes call for zested citrus peel, chocolate, or a finely grated cheese. But how do you achieve this without a lot of fuss? With a GOOD zester or microplane of course. We explore the top three choices on the market so you don’t have to dig through the hundreds of different products that all claim to be the best. Read this article and choose one of the three…simple and easy.