Tuesday’s Tool: HIC’s Round Bacon Press

 

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The HIC Cast Iron Bacon Press is a handy cooking tool that ensures bacon is cooked to perfection. The 7.75-inch round, cast iron press with a stay-cool wooden handle, holds bacon flat while cooking, which helps reduce splatter and curling, while creating crispier bacon that cooks more quickly. Because the bacon is held flat against the pan, heat is distributed more evenly, cooking all bacon at the same speed.

The press is ideal for bacon, steaks, pork chops, burgers and panini sandwiches, cooked on the stove or on the grill. It can also be used to press out whey when making cheese or thick yogurt.

Suitable for careful use on nonstick pans, season prior to first use and hand wash.

You can purchase the HIC Cast iron Bacon Press here.

Tuesday’s Tool: The World’s Greatest Bar Tool

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Nothing is better than having a multi-functional kitchen gadget that gets the job done, quickly, comfortably, efficiently, and professionally – and it looks cool, too. That’s exactly what makes a great bar tool, and exactly what you’ll get with The World’s Greatest Bar Tool from HIC, Harold Import Co.

It truly is The World’s Greatest. In fact, The World’s Greatest 4-in-1 Bar Tool was recently selected as a 2016 Editors’ Pick in the Housewares Category from The Gourmet Retailer!

This Bar Tool boasts a built-in bottle opener, can opener, fruit and vegetable peeler, and channel knife, all in one ergonomic design.  This versatile 4-in-1 gadget opens cans and bottles, peels produce, creates decorative garnish, and so much more.

The World’s Greatest Bar Tool is an essential addition to any home or professional bar, giving bartenders an advantage when making cocktails. Crafted from Japanese stainless steel for maximum precision and durability, the Bar Tool has a soft-grip handle that prevents slipping while ensuring comfortable use.

It feels comfortable in your hand, performs all the necessary functions when making cocktails, and is compact for easy storing in a drawer or on the counter.

TWGBartool_LemonMaking your special recipe Bloody Mary? No worries. The punch-style can opener easily opens tomato juice.

Adding a lemon twist or other garnishes to your cocktails? The channel knife helps easily create decorative garnishes.

Serving soda or beer, the tool easily pops off bottle caps and opens flip top cans.

The Bar Tool also handy for other entertaining prep, including cutting thin strips of cheese or chocolate, even removing potato eyes.

Great for garage, boat, camper, cooler, tool and tackle box portable coolers, tailgating supplies, tool boxes, and tackle boxes. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.

Head on over to www.HaroldImport.com to learn more about all of our innovative line of The World’s Greatest – those which go way above and beyond the normal call of duty — without ever losing sight of functionality.

 

 

Tuesday’s Tool: Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Pie Shield

 

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When Life Gives you Apples, Pears and Peaches, Make Pie!

Whichever kind of pie you’re baking, the Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Pie Shield is sure to be one of your favorite pie-baking tools. The new and improved Mrs. Anderson’s Pie Shield fits 9.5-inch and 10-inch pie plates, including those with fluted edges (such as our own Easy as Pie Pie Plate). Simply place the shield over the pie before baking, and the shield keeps crusts from over browning, allowing the pie to rise in the middle while reducing spillage.

Tuesday’s Tool: Fante’s Uncle Paulo’s Cheese Wire

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Fante’s Uncle Paulo’s Cheese Wire easily cuts through all types of semi-hard cheeses and allows each slice to be cut to desired thickness. Made in France from stainless steel wire and ABS handles, this essential cheese tool is ideal for professions and cheese connoisseurs alike. Sturdy and durable, the fine gauge wire easily slices through blocks of semi-hard cheeses such as Cheddar, Emmentaler, Gruyère and Swiss. It doubles nicely for portioning soft, creamy cheesecake or cutting batter-based cakes into layers.

You can check out a Cook’s Illustrated review of the cheese wire here.

 

HIC, Harold Import Co. Announces Website Relaunch

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For more than 50 years, chefs around the world – commercial, home or professional – have turned to HIC, Harold Import Co. for the tried-and-true kitchen utensils that are essential for any kitchen. And now, it is easier than ever for chefs to find all that’s needed to prepare meals for everyday or special occasions when using the new HIC, Harold Import Co. website, www.haroldimport.com.

Our newly designed website highlights our extensive collection of culinary supplies from our own Family of Brands, our Extended Family of Brands and thousands of gourmet kitchen supplies from leading brands around the world.

The easy-to-navigate site includes full color photos and descriptions of each of the company’s collection of more than 3,000 quality culinary supplies and essential cooking tools to keep you cooking. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet kitchen supplies, porcelain bakeware, grilling tools and accessories, or any of the plethora of other culinary supplies available today, HIC, Harold Import Co., has all the key ingredients for your kitchen.

“The newly design website provides our customers the ability to easy search consumers with the most extensive list of products available,” explains Robert Laub, president of HIC, Harold Import Co. “We have transformed the site from one that provided an overview of our product offerings to one that is a full product site offering detailed product descriptions alongside product imagery of every SKU we offer.”

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The new design highlights the extensive collection of brands from HIC, Harold Import Co., including the company’s own Family of Brands:  HIC, Mrs. Anderson’s Baking®, Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen®The World’s Greatest™ Gadgets, Fante’s Italian Home Cooking, Cutlery Pro, Beyond Gourmet and Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends®. The website also features the company’s Extended Family Brands, which represent the most renowned names for your gourmet kitchen including  aerolatte® and Marcato. Visitors can also peruse an array of gourmet kitchen supplies from leading brands from around the world.

In addition to providing and extensive list and description of the company’s full catalog of products, the website highlights the latest New Products, HIC in the Media, Special Events, and a link to our product videos and resources. As an added feature, our Where to Buy* section guides consumers to retailers carrying HIC products. (*Retailers, ask us how your store can be included on the Where To Buy section.)

About HIC

HIC, Harold Import Co. is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1957 specializing in gourmet kitchen supplies.

Today, HIC, Harold Import Co. offers thousands of products imported from over 25 different countries on five continents. Products are available worldwide in over 10,000 retail outlets—big and small, on and off-line.  Culinary shops all over the world count on HIC, Harold Import Co. to deliver high-quality kitchenware at the best possible prices

With more than 50 years of experience, HIC, Harold Import Co. team remains dedicated to understanding culinary trends, knowing how a product works, and ensuring that we offer the best product at the best possible price.

 

 

 

 

HIC, Harold Import Co. Launches The Useful Tool Consumer Newsletter

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On May 3, 2016, HIC, Harold Import Co. launched The Useful Tool consumer newsletter, designed to educate consumers about the breadth of products the company offers, while inspiring home chefs with culinary insight, recipes, tips, and so much more.

From prep to cleanup, generations of home cooks and professional chefs know that you can’t have a kitchen without HIC. The company’s wide collection of award-winning products will serve as the springboard for consumer-focused content which include everything from product knowledge to recipes to how-to videos. From time to time, subscribers will enjoy insights from culinary stars including Rose Levy Beranbaum, Elizabeth Karmel, and Helen Chen. We’ll also include interviews with the Fante’s family, inspiration from Mrs. Anderson’s Baking, and insight on pasta-making from Marcato.

Transform your Cooking Experience with HIC, Harold Import Co.

Ever wonder what was the inspiration behind the creation of the product, what your favorite chef’s tool is, how to translate the latest food trends in your own kitchen, or simply where to buy HIC’s products? The Useful Tool will give you just what is needed to transform your home cooking experience. From the latest trends to the most tried-and-true kitchen basics, gourmet kitchen supplies from HIC, Harold Import Co., The Useful Tool newsletter with help you chop, cook, roast, bake, serve and entertain.

The Useful Tool Newsletter will be published monthly. To sign up, visit the HIC Blog, The Useful Tool, and you will be prompted to fill out a form.  Don’t’ delay, sign up now. The first 100 subscribers will be sent a useful tool from the HIC, Harold Import Co. collection.

HIC, Harold Import Co. is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1957 specializing in gourmet kitchen supplies. Each and every day at HIC, Harold Import Co., we aim to bring you the best in wholesale cooking supplies, essential cooking tools, and food preparation equipment, all at the most affordable of prices. This has been our mission since our founding in 1957, and it is at the heart of our third generation family-owned and operated business.

Today, we carry over 3,500 home and commercial kitchen supplies from our own brands, exclusive brands, and leading brands from 25 countries. Our Family of Brands include HIC, Mrs. Anderson’s Baking®, Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen®, Fante’s Italian Home CookingThe World’s Greatest™ Gadgets, Beyond Gourmet, and Elizabeth Karmel’s Grill Friends®. Our Extended Family Brands represent the most renowned names for your gourmet kitchen including aerolatte®, Marcato, Cutlery Pro, Catalyst and Infusion Living. Additionally, we carry thousands of gourmet kitchen supplies from leading brands from around the world.

HIC products are available in over 10,000 retail outlets worldwide, so our kitchen supplies are only a short drive or a click away.

For more information, contact leverage@haroldimport.com.

Tuesday’s Tool: Benriner Slicers

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You don’t need to be a restaurant chef to appreciate a good mandolin slicer. But, to be truly useful in the kitchen, the mandolin has to be easy to set up, use and clean. That’s why the Benriner continues to be the popular choice for restaurant chefs – and, home chefs alike.

HIC ‘s 3 exclusive Benriner Slicers are now in stock. The slicers are upgraded to provide added easy of use and functionality for anyone who uses them, creating sliced and julienned fruits and vegetables faster than a skilled chef with a sharp knife.

The Benriner Mandoline Slicer (BN64), Benriner Super Mandoline Slicer (BN95), and the Benriner Jumbo Mandoline Slicer (BN120) feature high-quality Japanese steel blade for perfection every time. The straight edge produces clean, even slices; the fine-toothed blade helps produce elegant vegetable garnishes; the medium toothed blade is ideal for creating match stick for stir fry; and the coarse blade makes chunky cuts.

BenrinerEggplantThe Jumbo Mandoline Slicer, is unique in that it is large enough to ensure that you have a unobstructed wide platform for creating eggplant planks, full length fries, or cabbage shreds.

(Note: The Jumbo Slicer does not include the interchangeable blades).

The slicer’s non-skid silicone base secures it in place when in use, and to add to its stability, the side slopes allow for the slicer to sit securely on the bowl. Equipped with a larger, easier-to-grasp safety handle ensures fingers are kept safely away from the blade

To adjust, the larger easy-turn dial adjusts thickness of slices, and with 3 interchangeable blades, the slicer creates multiple cuts quickly and conveniently, transforming fruits and vegetables into consistent sizes for even cooking.

Benriner is truly the slicer to be used every day. The new Benriner slicers are available in white; 3 sizes.

Benriner Mandoline Slicer (BN64) Includes 4 blades; 12 ¾” X 3 ¾”

Benriner Super Mandoline Slicer (BN95) Includes 4-blades; 14 ½” X 5 ¼”

Benriner Jumbo Mandoline Slicer (BN120) Include straight edge blade; 13” X 6 ½”