These are a Few of Our Favorite Things: The Gadgets RSVP Loves

12.11.17 - BY Nona Raybern
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Here at RSVP International, we use just as many products and gadgets at home as we create. Which means we’ve tried and tested the gamut of our inventory. But as much as we love all of our products, we totally play favorites. 

So what do we love the most? Let us show you.

pastry compass

Cheryl Walczyk, Accounting Specialist: 

“One of my new favorite RSVP tools is the Pastry Compass (PC-360) I always struggle with making my pie dough just the right size for the pie plate. Lots of OOPS and not so great pie dough having to reroll for the correct size. Or ripping off one side to fill in the other so the pie dough will fit. But not anymore!! I used the PC-360 to make my Thanksgiving pies this year and the perfect circle it allows you to make is the bomb! Especially if you like perfection? My pies looked beautifully perfect!! Plus, it’s fun to use. It would be a great cooking tool for parents to allow their children to use in the kitchen while sharing the fun of baking together. I can’t hardly wait to use it again!”

Endurance® Precision Pierced Colander

 

Phil Campbell, President

“My very most favorite RSVP item is the Endurance® Precision Pierced 5 qt Colander (PUNCH-5). We were the first people on the block with precision punched stainless material formed into an attractive utilitarian kitchenware product. And we received industry wide acclaim from its exposure in Cook’s Illustrated…the Bible of our industry.”

Endurance® Cheese Graters – Set of 2

Ann Rhees, Northwest Sales Rep

“My favorite RSVP product are the Endurance® Cheese Graters-Set of 2 (HG-2) because you don’t need a recipe to use them.  They are ideal for grating all kinds of cheeses on everything from salads to pizzas, popcorn to the perfect grilled ham and cheese sandwich.  I even use them for grating a variety of fruits and veggies like apples, firm pears, carrots, beets, potatoes (sweet or russet) and cabbage.  I own 2 sets so I can use them several times during the day!  They’re the GRATE-est!

Oversized Tool Crock

Susie Cover, Vice President

“I love love love my black Jumbo Tool Crock (CROCK-BK) and not just because I was able to take some extra tools out of the drawer and put them on the counter where they are most easily located, but also because it looks so beautiful with my granite counter top.”

Ivy Olgeirsson, Customer Service Manager

“My favorite things…The Endurance® Measuring Cup Pans! Love them all but the #MEA-300 is my favorite.

They are perfect for melting butter, sauces, warming milk, AND measuring dry goods…and after use, you don’t have to wash an entire saucepan.
The pour spout makes for an easy, non-messy pour, and the angled handles stay cool.
The holes at the end of the handles make them perfect for hanging in cabinets or with your hanging pan rack.”

Endurance® 8″ Chef’s Knife

Krista Jenkins, National Sales Manager

“I’ve got a lot of faves but I use the German Steel Chefs Knife (GS-8C) every day. It is so well made and rarely needs to be sharpened.”

Garlic Cube

Layla Snow, Customer Service 

“My fav is still our Garlic Cube (G-CUBE)!!! I pretty much live off of garlic and broccoli.

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a 10″ skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broccoli, salt and pepper and toss with the olive oil and garlic until the broccoli turns bright green and becomes tender.
  4. Remove from the skillet and serve.

 

You know I can only make stuff that has less than 5 ingredients and 4 steps. ?”

Endurance® Blade Style Pastry Blender

Brendan D’Ambrosio, Accounting/Reception

“I use the Endurance® Blade Style Pastry Blender (DOH-5) to make pie crust. Here is the my pie dough recipe , and everyone loves it. Very easy.

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold shortening
6 to 8 tablespoons ice-cold water

Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture forms coarse crumbs the size of small peas. Sprinkle with the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened.

Gather pastry into ball. Divide in half; shape into 2 flattened rounds on lightly floured surface. Wrap rounds in plastic wrap and refrigerate 45 minutes.

Using floured rolling pin, roll one pastry round on lightly floured surface into a round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate.

Fold pastry into fourths and place in pie plate or roll pastry loosely around rolling pin and transfer to pie plate or tart pan. Unfold or unroll pastry and ease into plate or pan, pressing firmly against bottom and side and being careful not to stretch pastry, which will cause it to shrink when baked.

Spoon desired filling into bottom crust. Trim over-hanging edge of bottom crust ½ inch from rim of plate.

Roll other round out. Fold into fourths and place over filling; or roll loosely around rolling pin and place over filling. Unfold or unroll pastry over filling. Cut slits in pastry so steam can escape.

Trim overhanging edge of top pastry 1 inch from rim of plate. Fold edge of top crust under bottom crust, pressing on rim to seal; flute edges. Bake as directed in desired pie recipe.”

Ela’s Favorite Red Silicone Spatula

Nona Raybern, Social Media Manager

“My favorite RSVP product is the Ela Silicone Spatula (ELA-RD). Specifically the red one because when I was in college, I decided my kitchen decor would be “mod” and now every appliance in my kitchen is red and I can’t change it at this point because people keep buying me red stuff.

Seriously though, I use this spatula every day. I used it twice yesterday, once to make muffins and once to make Kraft Mac & Cheese because I’m an adult and I eat what I want. There is no recipe I make that doesn’t require me to bust out my ELA spoon (especially my creamy scrambled eggs). I buy one for every loved one in my life, because I don’t want them to live in a world where they’ve never used one. Seriously. Get one.”