Gadgets for Rosh Hashanah

September 14, 2008 6:18:25 AM PDT
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is just about two weeks away.Sara Leibowitz, of Kitchen Couture in Brooklyn, has some gadgets to help take the stress out of your holiday cooking.

Vertical Rabbit Corkscrew with Foil ($60)

Wine plays an important role in every traditional holiday meal. This brand new gadget lets you toast the Jewish New Year with ease.

--Vertical Rabbit Corkscrew makes opening a wine bottle even easier: Pulls cork in three seconds and ejects it immediately with the simple lowering and raising of a handle.

--Constructed using a chrome plated zinc dye cast handle

--Stylish corkscrew has a Hi-Sheen racing-car finish and comes in a candy apple red color.

--Comes with a 10-year warranty.

Apple slices dipped in honey symbolize the "sweet" year ahead. These new gadgets will make prep a breeze.

Oxo Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider ($9)

--The Oxo Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider allows you to slice and core apples, pears and other fruits with ease.

--Sharp, stainless steal blades glide easily through the fruit for the perfect slice.

--Soft, comfortable and wide handles absorb the cutting pressure, putting less tension on the hands.

Prepara Trio-Tri Blade Peeler ($15)

--Unique in that it allows you to peel an assortment of fruits/vegetables with the simplicity of one tool.

--The peeler comes with three distinct blades. The first blade is gentle enough to peel difficult soft-skinned products like tomatoes. The second blade is firm enough to flawlessly peel hard products like apples and potatoes. The third blade creates perfect julienne strips for colorful salads.

--Blades are made of the finest Japanese surgical steel for maximum performance and durability.

--Brand new item that has quickly become a favorite among home cooks and professional chefs alike.

Viking Roasting Pan with Rack ($320)

No traditional high-holiday meal is complete without a brisket or roast. The new roaster is large enough for a big family gathering, and is as stylish as it is functional.

--From Viking, the foremost name in high-end cookware and appliances, the 16x13x3-in roaster is perfect for roasting beef tenderloins and even racks of lamb.

--Large capacity: can hold up to a 25 lb. turkey.

--Features an exclusive 7-ply construction of 18/10 stainless steel and aluminum alloys.

--Performs beautifully on any heating surface including halogen, induction and ceramic, plus gas and electric.

--A great investment: Perfect for holiday meals and large gatherings.

Le Creuset Stoneware 8 Ounce Petite Round Covered Casserole (assorted colors, $18 each)

These adorable and colorful casserole dishes are the perfect oven-to-table staples. Prepare single serve Kugels (traditional rice pudding served at holiday meals) or use them as dessert dishes for chocolate soufflé and the like. They are both beautiful and versatile.

--Stylish color and distinctive design provide a festive accent to your holiday table.

--The stoneware, which is safe for oven use up to 500 degrees F, performs impeccably in the oven or microwave and easily travels from the refrigerator to the freezer or dishwasher.

--The Poterie glaze will not absorb odors or flavors and the heavy lids seal in taste and moisture.

--Comes in a variety of sizes, colors and styles.

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