I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for KitchenIQ. I received promotional items to thank me for my participation, but as always the opinions in my posts are my own based on my personal experience with the products.
I always feel so scatterbrained when I’m in the kitchen. It’s so hard for me to keep myself organized, especially when I’ve got different tools and utensils flying around everywhere. That’s why I was so excited to be introduced to some amazing KitchenIQ products, and then have to opportunity to introduce them to my friends! You can find these products on the KitchenIQ website or on Amazon (and I mean, who doesn’t love Amazon?)
One of the main things my guests and I loved about these KitchenIQ products were that they combined a lot of handy things together into one product – the favorite of the night would have to be The Edge Grip Knife Sharpener. It’s design is so different from others out there because it sharpens straight edge double-beveled knives (Euro and American – this unit doesn’t discriminate on foreign knives!) AND you’re getting two stages of sharpening in one small unit – which is a great bang for your buck! The fine slot’s ceramic rods are great for finishing and polishing, but also perfect for light touch ups to a knife that doesn’t need as much TLC. Plus, it’s designed right here in the USA. One of my guests mentioned that sharpening knives usually freaks her out because she’s so clumsy, but she actually really liked the fact that the Edge Grip Bottom takes the nerves out of it for her because it’s so stable no matter where you put it (counter top, edge of countertop, table, etc.). Plus, it only takes a few pulls to sharpen the dullest or damaged knives with the coarse sharpening slot that includes carbide blades. You can get it here.
As I said before, one of our favorite things about KitchenIQ is that they combine great ideas to make things easier in the long run. I absolutely love The Potato Tool because it’s 3-in-1, and when something’s 3-in-1 it basically has my heart. It has a stainless steel non-stick straight edge peeler, and pairing knife (which is stored safely inside the handle! How cool is that!?), and even a scrub brush for cleaning potatoes (or other foods, like veggies!). The handle is soft-grip and non-slip, which is perfect for those times when you have endless potatoes to peel (think: you volunteered to bring the mashed potatoes to thanksgiving dinner endless). The versatility of this tool was a favorite among my guests. Get it here.
Another favorite from the night was The Better Zester, which is a Zester Blade that’s great for zesting basically any citrus you could want. I loved that it’s got a non-stick coating because it makes the use and cleanup of the tool so much easier! It also comes with The Fresh Zest container which includes measurements (guest favorite feature) and holds the grated zest. One of my guests even said she didn’t really cook anything that needs zesting, but she would look up some recipes so that she could use this handy little thing! Get it here.
This zester is perfect for making these delicious LemonMuffins! Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil and egg; blend well.
Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy.)
Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 1 minute before removing from pan. Serve warm.
My friends and I had a fun night of talking, laughing, and learning how to be more efficient in the kitchen with these amazing tools! My guests were so impressed with the products and it made me feel really good to introduce them to something I really believe in, and have them feel the same way about it!
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