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With more and more consumers baking, cake decorating continues to be front and center. As home bakers seek online instruction and inspiration for creating professional quality decorating results, HIC— Harold Import Company is here to provide you with everything you need to take pastry decorating to a new level. Our fine collection of pastry decorating tips and bags are just what you need to bring a colorful bouquet of flowers to anything you’re decorating.
Mrs. Anderson’s Pastry Decorating Tips are for effortless cake decorating, and delivering icing, fillings and whipped cream exactly where needed. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, the set is ideal for detailed cake designs and lettering, piping icing, filling baked goods with pastry cream Set includes 26 decorating tips, a flower nail, coupler, and reusable storage case.
Beautiful buttercream blooms with detailed centers and petals provide that extra special touch. With Mrs. Anderson’s Russian Decorating Tips you’ll easily produces beautiful results just like the pros. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, the set includes 6 Russian decorating tips.
The Mrs. Anderson’s Pastry Bag is an essential decorating tools for delivering icing, fillings and whipped cream exactly where needed. Made from natural cotton with a BPA-free plastic lining, the reusable bags are durable and won’t stretch or balloon.
Mrs. Anderson’s Decorating Kit with disposable pastry bags easily decorates and finishes foods with an extra special touch without the messy cleanup. The set includes 3 reusable tips (big star, little star, and writing tip) and 24 disposable bags with extra-strong seams that will not balloon or burst open.
HIC — Harold Import Company has all you need for decorating your baked goods. Head on over to HICKitchen.com and explore.
Spring is here, and that means it’s time to transition to new recipes, highlighting all the great flavors that the new season has to offer. From asparagus and peas, to rhubarb and ramps, HIC — Harold Import Company offers up a bit of inspiration for transforming delicious ingredients into delicious meals.
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Non-stick Round Quiche Pan is just what you need to make a delicious quiche or casserole. Made from professional-quality carbon steel and premium non-stick coating for uniform baking, the removable base pops out of the pan to serve food easily. Perfect for quiche, mac and cheese, shepherds pie, pot pies, apple pies, tarts, tortes and more.
Cutlery-Pro s Chef s Santoku Knife is the all-around, go-to knife for chopping and rocking through ingredients. Made from German carbon steel, the perfectly ground edge stays sharp longer, and the hollow ground blade keeps food from sticking. The result is superior performance for prepping all your ingredients.
HIC s Lasagna Pan is a durable and versatile baking dish for all your season’s finest recipes – from baked pastas to casseroles, quiche, and veggie creations. Made from fine-quality porcelain, the generous depth supports layered recipes and the easy-hold handles provide for a comfortable grip and secure transfer into and out of the oven and under the broiler. Safe for microwave, oven, broiler (to 500-degrees Fahrenheit) and freezer.
Visit HICKitchen.com for all the seasonal food prep and cooking tools you’ll need to create and serve delicious meals.
As food tastes evolve, home cooks are continually taking a closer look at the ingredients they use when preparing meals. With growing knowledge of ingredients, home chefs realize that using better-quality ingredients can raise the bar on the final results. When it comes to everyday table salt and pepper, home chefs are embracing different varieties in an effort to add subtle nuances of flavor to their creations. From Maldon Sea Salt to Pink Peppercorns, HIC has the tools you need to store and serve a wide range of specialty salt and pepper.
HIC Kitchen’s Salt Shaker and Peppermill is made from rubberwood with a ceramic grinding mechanism that is strong, durable, and will never corrode. The set includes 6-inch salt shaker and adjustable peppermill. Sprinkle salt and grind fresh pepper. Easily adjust the peppermill to various textures, ultra-fine to coarse, with a quick turn of the locking nut. Perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining.
HIC Kitchen’s Fine Porcelain Mortar and Pestle Set for grinding items into a fine paste or powder. Made from fine-quality porcelain, you can quickly grind and break down delicious pepper and salt varieties, then add directly to your dish, or use when creating an aromatic dry rub or delicious curry pastes.
Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo Salt Box with Spoon stores all types of cooking salts conveniently within reach and portions it out as needed. Made from 100-percent natural bamboo, the salt box features a rotating magnetic lid for easy access, along with a matching spoon. Perfect for indoor or outdoor cooking and entertaining.
HIC Kitchen’s set of 3 Condiment Funnels with handles are for easily refilling containers with liquid and dry ingredients with less mess. Made from stainless steel, the set includes 1 each 0.5-ounce, 0.75-ounce, and 2-ounce funnels.
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Italian food is a staple on our dinner tables. But now that we’re all drooling over Stanely Tucchi’s Searching for Italy show, you might want to upgrade your at-home Italian cooking skills. Until you can travel to Italy in person, why not enjoy some Italian food at home. HIC — Harold Import Company has just the tools you need to prepare delicious pasta, pizza and other Italian favorites.
Olive oil is an essential ingredient of Italian cooking. Fante’s Cousin Patricia’s Olive Oil Can is beautifully designed to store your olive oil (or other oils) for easy dispensing. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, the can has a 16 oz capacity, and features a specially vented spout that pours without splashing.
Enjoy perfectly crisp pizza or flatbread without soggy dough or burnt spots when using Fante’s Pizza Stone. The natural stone absorbs moisture to eliminate soggy crust, distributes heat for even browning, and prevents burnt dough from hot spots.
Make your own pasta like the Italians do, with Marcato Atlas 180 Pasta Machine. Made in Italy, the original, world famous machine rolls and cuts pasta dough for making traditional lasagne, fettuccine, and tagliolini at home. Easily roll of dough to 180-millimeters wide at 10 thicknesses (0.6 to 4.8-millimeter) for consistent texture, cook time, and taste. Available in a variety of different colors including blue, stainless steel, red and more.
Fante’s Cousin Liana’s Gnocchi Board easily forms pasta dough into authentic Italian gnocchi. Made in Italy from natural beechwood, the easy-grip handle maintains the perfect angle and keeps board steady for easier use. The ridges help shape pasta and add texture which will hold more sauce.
We’re all looking for reasons to celebrate, and the upcoming Lunar New Year is just the inspiration we need to prepare a delicious Asian meal. Our Helen’s Asian Kitchen line is developed with Helen Chen, a leading Asian culinary expert, cookbook author, cooking instructor. Helen’s focus is making Asian cooking quick and easy, healthy, and more accessible to the home cook. Her Asian cooking recipes are updated to incorporate heart-healthy oils and readily available supermarket ingredients while still maintaining the authentic flavors and variety of traditional Asian cuisine. Her inspiration for new recipes and products comes from her frequent trips to Asia for business and family visits.
We hope you are inspired by our full line of Asian-inspired cooking tools and accessories, perfect for the Lunar New Year – and the Year of the Ox.
Helen’s Asian Kitchen Rice Washing Bowl is for cleaning and soaking rice, legumes, quinoa, and other grains, plus fruits and vegetables, before cooking. Made from stainless steel, the flat solid base stabilizes the bowl for soaking, the angled side helps drain water easily, and the perforated strainer keeps smaller food in, allowing water to drain.
Helen’s Asian KitchenBamboo Kitchen Tools are made from 100- percent natural bamboo. Ideal for stirring, mixing, dividing, tasting, turning, and serving foods, the tools are lightweight and strong, and safe for nonstick cookware and metal pots and pans. The set includes a 9-inch rice paddle, 12-inch corner spoon, and 13-inch slotted stir fry spatula.
Helen’s Asian Kitchen Stainless Steel Mesh Spider Strainer Basket is designed for safely scooping up foods and draining away hot oil and boiling liquids. The handy strainers is ideal for quickly cooking, reheating and draining noodles, dumplings, and matzo balls, as well as blanching vegetables, deep frying and more. Made from stainless steel mesh with sturdy wire frame. Click through for a video.
Helen’s Asian Kitchen Carbon Steel Wok is the traditional choice for stir frying, stewing, sauteing, steaming, braising, frying, and deep frying favorite Asian recipes. Made from 1.6-millimeter carbon steel that distributes the heat quickly so foods cook evenly. The flat bottom sits securely on any stovetop, and the high-domed lid retains heat and prevents splatters. Easy to season and maintain, the set alsoincludes a 13-inch bamboo spatula, and recipe booklet with instructions.
For more inspiration for the Lunar New Year, check out the full line of Asian inspired kitchen tools here.
Love is in the air and HIC – Harold Import Company offers a wide range of quality kitchen tools to help you make Valentine’s Day memorable.
Whether you’re with your significant other, or with the kids, take the time to prepare delicious meals and baked goods together. Our extra special heart-shaped items will truly make the day special.
Cookies are a fun and easy way to show a bit of love. With Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters, you can create cookies, decorative pie crust, or cut out mini cakes and biscuits for the day of love. The set includes 3 heart-shaped cutters measuring 2.75 x 3.125-inches, 2.25 x 3-inches, and 2 x 2.125-inches.
Individual desserts and dinner portions, dipping sauces, olives, taco toppings and more, you’ll love HIC’s Heart Shaped Ramekin. Measuring 3.75 X 2 inches, the ramekins are made from high-quality porcelain, and are safe for freezer, microwave, oven and broiler (up to 500 degrees F).
Creamy custard and caramelized sugar . . . fall in love with this classic French dessert made in Rose’s Sweetheart Crème Brûlée Dish. The high-fired ceramic bakeware has a scratch-free glaze that resists staining, odors and cracking. The scalloped edges add to the presentation of the custard, mini apple pies, and quiche.
HIC’s Coeur a La Crème dish is the classic design to create the heart-shaped French dessert. Made from fine-quality porcelain, the dish is safe for freezer, microwave, oven and broiler (up to 500 degrees F). The perforated bottom allows liquid to drain away, so the dessert sets to ideal consistency. Go ahead, indulge.
Make your own gourmet chocolates for the ones you love with the easy-to-use Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Silicone Chocolate Mold. Made from 100% European-grade silicone, the mold maintains it original shape and nonstick qualities for more uses. The mold creates 15 heart shapes.
Head on over to HICKitchen.com for a wide range of the best quality kitchen tools at the best possible prices.
Eggs: That incredible little oval food that serves as the perfect ingredient for so many meals from breakfast to dinner, and from desserts to snack time.
They’re nutritious, offering our diets a variety of vitamins, protein, and healthy fats. They’re also pretty darn versatile. HIC – Harold Import Company offers a collection of kitchen gadgets to help you prepare eggs any way you’d like to.
HIC’s Bamboo Egg Cup Set is for serving and enjoying soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs while still in the shell. Made from 100-percent natural bamboo, the footed design provides optimal stability. Each measure 2.25 x 2.68-inches.
Cooking the perfect egg couldn’t be easier with HIC Kitchen’s Perfect Egg. This handy gadget features a color-changing indicator that uses heat to sense cooking times for perfectly cooked soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs. Heat safe to 212-degrees Fahrenheit, the unit’s gradient scale (soft, medium and hard-boiled) cooks single eggs or a dozen with the same perfect texture and yolk consistency. Simply place in the cooking water with the eggs and the color heat sensor changes from red to white while eggs cook.
HIC Kitchen’s Non-Stick Egg Rings shape perfectly round fried or poached eggs for delicious breakfast sandwiches. Made from non-stick carbon steel, each measures 3.75” in diameter. Also great for preparing other breakfast foods such as eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes, or crepes.
HIC Kitchen Deluxe Egg Slicer is the perfect choice for slicing and dicing hard-boiled eggs. Made from zinc alloy with stainless steel wires, the slicer creates perfectly even slices. Ideal for use as a mushroom or strawberry slicer, too.
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Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen needs cleaning every day. And, with our extensive array of home cleaning products, HIC — Harold Import Company helps turn the drudgery of cleaning the kitchen into a simple and effective task. If you’re looking for home cleaning products to clean up countertops and sinks, refresh coffee makers and floors, scrub your pans and make your wine glasses sparkle, we’ve just what you need.
Scrub off baked-on-grime, with or without dish soap, using the Beyond Gourmet Okra Scrubber. Made from 100% all-natural okra fiber, the scrubbers is scratch-free safe for use on delicate surfaces and nonstick cookware. Assembled and packaged in the USA. Rinse clean and allow to air dry between uses.
HIC Vegetable Scrubber and Dish Brushis made from natural Tampico bristles and wooden handle, that won’t scratch surfaces. Ideal for use on dishes, pots, pans, bakeware and even household chores. Also handy for cleaning dirt from produce. The shorter handle allows for a secure grip for vigorous scrubbing tasks. Safe for use on nonstick cookware. The scrubber measures 2.5 X 2.5″.
Maintaining a clean coffee grinder ensures you’ll enjoy flavorful coffee when you need it. HIC Kitchen’s Coffee Grinder Brush is made from nylon bristles with a natural wood handle. The durable and flexible brush allows you to easily clean both blade and burr-style grinders, removing finely ground coffee dust that may lead to clogging.
Beyond Gourmet’s Nature-Fresh Cleaning Cloths (set of 3) are specially designed to clean any surface. The reusable cloths, measuring 9.5 x 11-inches each, rinse 99.9-percent germ free in tap water. Their natural bacteria-fighting qualities prevent cloths from turning sour or holding onto odors. Proudly made in Maine (USA) from sustainably sourced natural wood fibers, the reusable cloths are compostable, strong, and durable. Each cloth replaces more than 40 rolls of paper towels to help reduce waste.
It may be a dirty job, but with HIC —Harold Import Company’s kitchen cleaning products, you’ll be taking this daily task with style and ease. Let us help you efficiently clean the most-used rooms in the house. Visit HICKitchen.com today!
With all the cooking we’ve been doing – stuck home during the pandemic, and with the holidays in full swing, HIC – Harold Import Company is here to keep things running smoothly (and stress-free) in your kitchen. And to do that, you need to stock your kitchen with quality basic – and essential – kitchen tools.
Get a jump on stocking your kitchen with the basic gadgets, each designed with form and function in mind, so your new year in the kitchen will be off to a great start. Here are a few suggestions . . .
Stir things up (because that’s what we do in the kitchen), with a quality collection of wooden spoons. HIC’s Wooden Spoon is available in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from 8” to 18. Each are lightweight, yet strong and safe for use on metal and nonstick cookware. Made from FSC-certified beechwood, local to the Czech Republic, maintain bu hand-washing, and occasionally coating with mineral oil.
Everyone loves garlic, and a sturdy, well-designed garlic press makes it easy to enjoy! HIC’s Rockwell Garlic Press is made from strong and durable stainless steel, the press easily crushes garlic, extruding minced garlic. Designed for left- or right-handed use, so anyone can add depth of flavor to dishes for delectable results.
Potatoes, carrots, apples and more: A peeler makes kitchen prep quick and easy. With HIC Kitchen’s Swiss Pro Peeler, you’ll definitely save valuable time during food preparation. Made from surgical steel, with a polypropylene handle, the peeler won’t dull or rust and never needs sharpening. it’s contoured grip keeps hands safe and reduces fatigue.
Blending, whisking, mixing and aerating when cooking and baking requires a properly shaped whisk. Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Piano Whisk features flexible, lightweight wires that incorporate more air for fluffy batters, smoother sauces and lighter dough. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, the whisk is fully sealed for safer food preparation.
Is it time to replace your measuring cup set, or do you simply feel the need to add a second set to your collection for times when one set is in the dishwasher? Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Measuring Cup Set is made of stainless steel, allowing not only for wet or dry measuring, but for gently melting butter, scalding milk and warming water and other liquids. Measurements are clearly engraved on the cup hand, and the set of 4 includes standard kitchen measurements.
Holidays are always the perfect backdrop to build family traditions. This year especially, with so many of us celebrating close to home with our immediate families, why not start the tradition of pasta making at home? It’s easier than you think – and even easier with the wide collection of pasta making essentials from HIC. Here, we take a trip to Philadelphia, where the Fante’s family continues to keep the tradition of pasta making alive.
Fante’s Grandma Rina’s Round Ravioli Stamp easily cuts and seals pasta dough for authentic homemade ravioli made with meat, vegetable, or cheese filling. Simply roll out the pasta dough, prepare ravioli filling, spoon filling onto dough and press down firmly with the stamp, which makes 2-inch round ravioli. The classic fluted edges create authentic pasta shapes, and the comfort-grip handle lets you create enough for a feast without hand strain. The stamps make great cookie cutters, too.
Fante’s Cousin Allora’s Garganelli Maker is designed to aid you in easily rolling pasta dough into tube-shaped noodles with deep outer ridges, which help the sauce cling to pasta. To use, simply place a square of dough onto the board with points at top and bottom, like a diamond. Curl the bottom point around the dowel and roll upward together with a medium pressure to seal the seams and emboss the ridges.
Fante’s Mamma Rina’s Corzetti Stamp creates a decorative floral Fiore Della Vita design on dough. Made in Italy from pearwood, the stamp is ideal for pasta and other firmer dough, such as dough used for making springerle cookie. The design area measures 2′ x 2′, stamp measures 2′ tall.
Fante’s Cousin Arturo’s Pasta Pin scores dough for making Fettucelle pasta the authentic way. Made in Italy from natural beechwood, the easy-to-use pin scores 10 half-inch-wide noodles at one time. When you’re not making pasta, use it for ribbon cookies, and other classic Italian recipes.
Fante’s Cousin s Bartolomeo’s Rotary Cheese Grater finely grates hard and semi-hard cheeses, almonds and other nuts, breadcrumbs, and baking chocolate. Made of 18/8 stainless steel and BPA-free plastic, the spring-loaded cover holds items against the drum with gentle pressure for consistent results. Compact and portable for quick and easy use on pasta and casseroles, baked goods, dessert recipes, hot chocolate, coffee beverages, and frozen drinks.
For over 100 years, Fante’s Kitchen Shop and the extended Fante’s family have lived, worked, cooked and eaten in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic Italian Market. Fante’s Kitchen Shop is a world-famous kitchen supply store with a large selection of food preparation equipment and culinary supplies. As a third-generation, family-run business dealing in gourmet kitchen supplies ourselves, HIC, Harold Import Co. has formed a winning partnership with Fante’s based on a shared goal: bringing quality Italian cooking supplies to the people at the best prices possible.
The menu has been planned, the shopping is complete, and now it is time to get cooking. Whether it is a turkey, a beef roast, leg of lamb or a delicious glazed ham, having the proper roasting equipment on hand will make the process go much more smoothly. And, the results will so much more enjoyable!
If you are of the school that believes a roasting requires that air circulate around the food for proper browning, then a roasting rack is needed (or, a spit). They sit in the pan and hold the meat away from the bottom of the pan, allowing the air to circulate, and the fat to drip away. Make sure the rack is well constructed and sturdy enough to hold the meat. It should allow for at least 2” clearance from the top of the oven. Roasting racks come in different styles: V rack (adjustable or non-adjustable), flat rack, and vertical poultry roasters.
HIC has them all – including the HIC Pro V Roasting Rack that is made from heavyweight chrome wire and is durable and oven safe to 500-degrees Fahrenheit. The V-shape securely cradles food and elevates it above fat and juices, allowing for better heat circulation, even baking, faster cooking, and all-over browning. The reinforced handles make transfer into and out of a roasting pan easy. It measures 15-inches x 11-inches x 4-inches. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.
Have you ever grabbed a long wooden spoon, placed it into the tail end, balanced the bird with a spoon on the other end, and then carefully, carefully transferred the turkey from roaster to carving platter? Not an easy task. One great way to move the bird (or roast) from pan to platter is to use a turkey lifter. They come in different styles – ours resemble a set of forks (which are used to pierce the skin). This holiday season, don’t opt for the oven mitt/wooden spoon transfer, get yourself an ‘official’ turkey lifter.
HIC Roasting Turkey Lifters (set of 2) safely maneuver a whole turkey and other meats from roasting pans to serving platter or cutting board keeping them intact. Made from chrome-plated steel with a PVC coated handle, the sturdy and durable lifters securely lift large turkeys and other meats (up to 20-pounds). The non-slip comfort grip keeps hands safely away from heat.
Bulb basters get their most use during Thanksgiving, but they’re great for use all year round, for so many different types of roasts. Acting like a big eye dropper, they suction up the fat and liquid from the roasting pan and pour them over the meat to keep it moist while adding flavor, and creating a glaze during cooking time.
HIC Roasting Turkey Baster is just what you need for cooking and roasting foods to a golden brown outside and maintaining a moist and juicy inside. Made from FDA-approved silicone and plastic, the baster is heat-resistant to 210-degrees Fahrenheit and has a 1.5-fluid-ounce capacity. Easy-read increments (ounces and milliliters) for precise measuring.
We all feel compelled to truss, but do we really know why? Trussing the roast into a more uniform shape helps to ensure even cooking. And trussing a turkey into a compact shape not only helps it cook evenly, just as important is when the twine is removed, the turkey will still hold its shape for easier carving. Grab some kitchen twine, or reusable trussing tools, and get tying.
HIC’s Turkey Lacer Kit is for lacing turkey and other stuffed poultry, meats, fish, chops, wild game, and more. The kit includes 6-each reusable stainless-steel pins and single-use 100-percent cotton butchers twine for a secure hold while roasting. Lace a turkey, chicken or Braciole to securely hold in stuffing during roasting. Also great for stuffed rabbit, pheasant, crab stuffed flounder, and more. Food safe and oven safe, the butcher’s twine is disposable. Hand wash reusable pins in warm, soapy water.
The success of your efforts in the kitchen depends on the food reaching and maintaining the proper temperature. Finger poking isn’t always the best way to determine if a meat is properly cooked, so an instant-read thermometer is perfect for all your roasting needs. A digital version, with its small sensors located in the tip, are extremely accurate at measuring a wide range of temperatures.
HIC Roasting s Folding Digital Meat Thermometer instantly reads internal temperature. Featuring a stainless steel stem, the thermometer comes with 7 preset doneness levels plus 1 user setting. The target temperature alert beep is handy, and the adjustable angles for allow for easy access during use.
Whether it’s a roast or poultry, HIC is ready to help you serve up success.
Cutlery-Pro s Chef’s Granton Roaster Knife makes for easier meat slicing without shredding, causing friction against the blade, or sticking to the blade. Made from German carbon steel that stays sharp longer, the knife features a perfectly ground edge for superior performance. The ergonomic handle is designed for added comfort with a safety guard to protect fingers. The blade is easily re-sharpened if it ever becomes dull from use. Dishwasher safe
Be sure to head on over to our website for the best quality cooking tools at the best possible prices to keep you cooking all year round.
As Halloween approaches (and more holidays are the horizon), sweet treats are on our minds. Make the celebration a bit more special by making your own chocolates. Our silicone molds come in various shapes, and because they are freezer, microwave and oven safe, you can us them to create delicious confections, baked goods, and even ice!
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Triple Chocolate Bar Mold is exactly what you need to make three delicious chocolate bars. Make, white, dark or milk – and add some nuts or crushed Oreos for truly special results. The tray measures 8.66″ x 6.3″; fFinished bars each measure 5.5″ x 1.25″ x .25″.
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Silicone Cordial Cup Chocolate Mold is perfect for homemade peanut butter cups, or any filled chocolates. The mold creates 18 cordial shapes, so in addition to making chocolate, you can create butter or spreads in the molds. Each cordial measures 1” X 1” X 0.75” deep. Safe for use in freezer and oven (-67-degrees Fahrenheit to 460-degrees Fahrenheit), microwave and dishwasher.
HIC also features a wide variety of silicone ice tray molds, which are perfect for baking and candy making. All are made from silicone that is FDA approved, and safe for freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher.
Using a thermometer in the kitchen is the most reliable way to ensure maximum food safety and the best results. Unfortunately, most home chefs only think about using a thermometer when the holidays come around – when checking the internal temperature of the turkey or holiday roast, or when preparing their homemade holiday candies. But the thermometer has so many uses throughout the kitchen, from ensuring your meat reaches a safe temperature for consumption, to measuring temperature inside the oven for maximum baking results, that the kitchen thermometer is something that should be used all year round.
HIC – Harold Import Company offers a range of thermometers to suit your needs from analog to digital, and from candy, to meat, to appliance thermometers.
A good all-purpose thermometer, available in either analog or digital versions, provides a range of temperatures allowing you to use if for measuring temperature when baking or cooking meat and poultry. HIC Kitchen’s Instant Read Large Face Analog Thermometer features a large shatterproof face, easy calibration, and antimicrobial sheath with a safe temperature guide. The probe is made from stainless steel, and is designed to instantly read temperatures from 20-220-degrees Fahrenheit.
A Candy Thermometer, also known as a deep-fry thermometer, is used to measure the stage of cooking a sugar solution. Because it is essential that the user keep a constant eye on the temperature, our version features large digits for easy reading. The HIC Candy/Deep Fry Thermometer easily clips to the pan for hands-free use, and reads temperatures from 100 to 390-degrees Fahrenheit, making it perfect for deep frying doughnuts, French fries, fish, chicken, candy making, jelly, and more.
HIC Kitchen’s Folding Digital Meat Thermometer features an LCD display with 5-second response time, so you’ll know internal temperature instantly in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. The unit allows for adjustable angles for easier access and use, and is customizable in 7 languages, with 7 preset doneness levels plus 1 user setting, along with a target temperature alert beep.
HIC Kitchen’s Oven Thermometer accurately reads, and helps regulate, oven temperatures to ensure precision in cooking and proper food safety. Made from stainless steel, the large 2.5-inch easy-read face measures from 100 to 600-degrees Fahrenheit and can hang or stand for easy placement in ovens, charcoal or gas grills, BBQ smokers, and rotisseries. Measures in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
HIC – Harold Import Company offers a wide variety of timers – from pop-up disposable timers to digital instant-read thermometers. Visitour website to view the assortment of thermometers for your individual needs.
We love donuts all year round, but when Fall season arrives, we really kick things into gear. That’s because apple cider donuts are all the rage, and our Mrs. Anderson’s Donut Baking Pan make preparing them so easy. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider are definitely fall flavors all wrapped up in a sweet donut. Enjoy our Apple Cider Donut recipe featuring the autumn-inspired flavors you’re craving.
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups apple cider, reduced to 3/4 cup
3 tsp baking powder
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray, or brush with melted butter.
Pour apple cider in saucepan and simmer on low-medium for 15-20 minutes, or until the cider reduces to 3/4 cup. Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter and sugars together. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Add buttermilk and apple cider, combine until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated — do not over mix, otherwise donuts will be tough.
Spoon batter into doughnut wells. (Or, spoon into pastry bag not fitted with a tip, snip end and squeeze into doughnut wells.)
Bake 14-15 minutes, or until tops are firm and doughnut springs back slightly. Allow doughnuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and place on wire rack.
While they are cooling, prepare topping.
In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave and set aside.
In another bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
When they are still warm to the touch, dip the top of the doughnut in the melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Mrs. Anderson’s 6-Cup Donut Baking Pan is for making homemade doughnuts with quick food release and easy cleanup. Made of professional-quality carbon steel with a premium quick-release, non-stick coating for uniform baking. Makes 6 donuts, and is heat safe to 480-degrees F.
Whether you’re looking to survive a pandemic, or just reinvigorate your at-home morning brew ritual, there are a variety of ways to brew at home. Read on to see what HIC – Harold Import Company has to offer.
A classic way to prepare coffee, our Ilsa Neapolitan Coffee Maker (6 cup) brings this traditional method of brewing, right to your home. Simply add water to the base, add ground coffee beans to the basket and place unit on stovetop burner. When the water boils, turn off the heat and flip the pot upside down, holding both handles securely. Using gravity, the hot water is pulled through the filter. The process results in an intense, round taste to the cup.
HIC s Pour-Over Coffee Maker produces consistent, rich quality and distinctly flavorful results. The high-heat borosilicate glass carafe comes with bamboo handle and stainless steel collar. The reusable coffee filter, with fine-mesh liner, allows flavorful coffee oil to infuse the brew, while trapping sediment. Water levels marked on the carafe ensure a precise coffee-to-water ratio. The set includes borosilicate glass carafe, reusable stainless steel coffee filter and handy coffee measure.
Aerolatte’s Porcellana Espresso Coffee Maker is for brewing on all stove tops, except induction, and serving a perfect cup of espresso. Made from fine porcelain and aluminum for proper heat transfer, the unique split design separates pot from the base for easy serving. Simply add water to boiling chamber, spoon coffee into the filter, secure closed and place over low flame to brew.
HIC’s 9-Cup Percolator makes fresh authentically perked coffee on the stovetop without the use of electricity. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, water levels are clearly marked inside for easy measuring. To prepare coffee, measure in cold water, place basket and stem inside, measure in ground coffee, cover and bring to a boil. Perk until desired strength is achieved.
From cover makers to cups, HIC offers a range of kitchen tools and accessories for brewing at home. Head on over to our website to see all that we have available.
It doesn’t matter if it’s after Labor Day, white is still in fashion, especially on the table. White tableware a perfect complement to the table all year round. Whether it is a soufflé or pork tenderloin, our porcelain whiteware comes in a variety of shapes and sizes allowing you to prepare just about anything you would like. Go all white, or add some whiteware as an accent to your collection – it transitions beautifully from casual to formal settings, and is a durable choice throughout the year.
Our oven-to-table porcelain whiteware features a heavy glaze that is scratch resistant. The durability and versatility takes these items from the fridge or freezer to the microwave or conventional oven, without risking cracks.
HIC’s Souffle Ramekins are for baking and serving appetizers, casseroles, entrees, desserts and single-serving recipes – even serving condiments. Available in several sizes.
HIC’s Round Quiche Dish is for making quiche, appetizers, casseroles, entrees, desserts and other family favorite recipes. Specially designed for oven and broiler (to 500-degrees Fahrenheit), the beautifully fluted edges bake decorative quiche. This classic design is ideal for everyday use and entertaining. And, it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
HIC’s Lasagna Pan transitions beautifully from oven to table. This durable and versatile baking dish is perfect for lasagna, cakes, casseroles and quiche, roasting and serving veggies, and more. The generous depth supports layered recipes, and the easy-hold handles provide a comfortable grip and secure transfer in and out of the oven.
This beautiful whiteware Kitchen Platter is the perfect choice for serving everything from breakfast croissants to veggies to desserts. Measuring 9.5 x 14”, the porcelain plate is durable for use through the years.
Our classic French Onion Soup Crocks are specially designed for baking, broiling, serving and enjoying French onion soup and other favorites. The sturdy handle is designed for secure maneuvering in and out of the oven or broiler. Perfect for individual portions of chowder, chili, sew, mac and cheese, pot pie, pudding and more! The set includes 4 (14-ounce) soup crocks with matching lids.
Head on over to our website to view our expansive collection of whiteware.
Pizza night is a great way to connect with family and friends – a wonderful tradition that is made even better with homemade pizza. HIC–Harold Impost Company offers a wide selection of pizza prep and serve tools that are essential for making your pizza night memorable. This Friday is National Cheese Pizza Day, and while mozzarella may be the most popular cheese for topping pizza, followed by provolone, there are many options that can transform your next pizza night.
Here are a few of our kitchen tools and gadgets that will help you make the most of your cheese pizza celebration.
HIC’s Pizza Stone is for baking perfectly crisp pizza, flatbread, sourdough and scones, or reheating leftover pizza without soggy, doughy, or burnt spots.
Made from natural, food-safe ceramic stoneware
Heat resistant to 480-degrees Fahrenheit
Absorbs moisture to eliminate soggy crust
Distributes heat evenly for uniform browning
Contoured rack safely transports hot stone to serve pizza
Safe for gas, electric, convection, microwave oven, and on the grill
For many, the allure of raw oysters is hard to beat. They’re briny, buttery, and sometimes sweet, with their taste varying according to the conditions of the water in which they live. With oyster season approaching, now is the time to stock up on all the great items from HIC that will make the most of oyster enjoyment, whether you’ll be preparing them roasted on the grill, broiled, served raw, or in a stew.
HIC Kitchen Oyster Plate (NT301) is the perfect plate for serving oysters raw, baked or broiled. HIC fine white porcelain performs beautifully in the oven, broiler, freezer and table. It is also dishwasher safe. The 9″ plate cradles 6 oysters in the half shell, and recessed center holds lemon ordip for enjoyment.
Maine Man Oyster Knife is for prying open and removing delicate meat from shells. Made from extra sturdy 2.0mm thick 18/8 stainless steel with ABS. The knife measures 7-inches long and features a pointed blade with tapered edge for added precision. The contoured grip provides leverage, even when hands are wet, and the safety guard protects hands. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
HIC Oyster Forksare for serving and enjoying oysters, clams, mussels, and other seafood on the half-shell. Made in Japan from 18/8 stainless steel, the attractive 3 prong fork with wider splayed tips easily pick up oysters. Extra-wide left tine offers more leverage to separate oysters from their shell. Great for appetizers, finger foods, small bites and tapas, the forks work for =everyday meals and special occasions.