Nearly 70 years of know-how make Gefu a specialist in high quality kitchen tools that are functional, beautiful, practical, design engineered and ergonomically pleasing. With a head office in Eslohe, Sauerland, Gefu products are sold in 47 countries. Inner Oasis is delighted to share these outstanding products with you.
Gefu’s rotary grater is suited for making shavings and fine crumbs. The clever design allows almost complete utilization of the material while keep in your hands safely out of the way and odor free. Fine and coarse drums; grate right into a storage container or your bowl/pan. Easy to clean. Drums can be shifted for use in the left hand.
The most popular of our Gefu products is the Spirelli. Operating like an old fashioned pencil sharpener, it will julienne carrots, radishes, cucumber, zucchini – I’ve even quartered and used potatoes for a tasty egg side-dish. Great for stir-fry, pasta, salads, garnishes and more.
This newly designed digital thermometer from Gefu is fast acting (4 to 19 seconds), easy to read and measures temperatures from -49F to 392F. Operates on an easy to change battery and comes with a cap to cover the tip when not in use. Great for everything from your wine to the baby’s bath.
Gefu’s Spiralfix with 4 different widths, cuts across the width of your vegetable with two high strength steel blades. Convenient and safe. Just dial the desired width, open the lid, place the vegetable in the box and close the lid. Push down gently and turn the handle. Vegetables spiral into a non-slip container – or directly into your bowl or pan. Great for casseroles, salads, and side dishes. Easy to clean; dishwasher safe.
Many of the kitchen gadgets found at Inner Oasis are here because you asked us to find them. Here’s another. Thank you!
Dreamfarm products come from down-under (Australia) and have charmingly fun names.
The Chopula is a cross between a chopper and a spatula. It’s thin and flexible enough to chop (even in a hot pan), and flip, yet it sits upright. The Chopula comes in multiple colors, takes temps up to 480 F, loves your dishwasher, and won’t damage your ceramic (nonstick) pans. All that for just $11.95!
Dreamfarm’s Supoon, like it’s cousin the Chopula, does multiple jobs and comes in fun colors. The Supoon, in two sizes, measures, stirs, scrapes, mixes, serves and sits up. Safe to use on nonstick cookware, the Supoon is dishwaser safe and takes temps up to 500F. Regular, $11.95, small $7.95.
The Onpot sticks to your pot lid, so you can safely rest the lid on the edge of your pot. The lids rests at a perfect angle so condensation and food splatter drips back into the pot. It’s always there when you need it. Safe up to 350F; the Onpot comes in joyous colors – $9.95
Equally colorful is JOT, a suction hook that sticks anywhere to hold anything. Perfect for you pen, hanging your keys or your charger cord. Sticks to a smooth flat surface. $5.95
Scizza perfectly slices any pizza, on any surface and serves. Nonstick safe nylon base won’t scratch cookware; heat resistant up to 400F. Hardened German stainless steel blades provide a sharp, long lasting cutting edge. The Scizza is extra long (5″ blades) to cut cleanly and completely through your pizza. The unique spatula tip slides under food easily.
Until LeKue came into my life my microwave was a limited tool used for reheating a cup of tea or bowl of soup. Now I’m learning to use my microwave to great advantage and my 15 year old microwave is my best friend providing me with tasty, beautiful and very nutritious meals.
Today’s tip – Defrosting food in the microwave from Lekue’s SHORTCUTS
Freezing is one of the best methods for long term food preservation; it stops all biological processes. Frozen foods, once cooked and stored properly, have organoleptic and nutritional properties that are very similar to those held prior to freezing.
To defrost in the microwave, it is recommended that you do so in different phases, mixing the ingredients of the dish from time to time to ensure the dish is defrosted evenly.
Defrost in a covered container to prevent food from drying out; the retention of the steam will help homogenize the inner temperature.
One trick for defrosting individual pieces (one piece of raw salmon? slices of bread?): add 2 to 3 Tbsp of water to the steam case (under the tray), the food on top of the tray will defrost nicely.
OR.. place the food to be defrosted on a dish and cover with a microwave-proofed lid. Set a glass of water beside the dish. Defrost time will be slightly longer with this method, but it will keep the food from partially cooking. Reason? It is the water temperature that will rise – not the temperature of the food.
Defrosting food in the microwave is safe and fast. Bacteria do not have time to multiply – but the food must be eaten immediately after defrosting.
Always use microwave safe utensils and cookware and follow the directions of your microwave.
Lekue’s Minute Cake Pan is great for that one serving of desert; their recipes easy and elegant.
But once these little guys are in your kitchen you’ll find other uses. I carry one around with me in the morning grabbing bites of my morning muesli and fruit while getting ready for a busy day at Inner Oasis.
Great for small left-overs. Just cover with a 4 inch silicone lid from Charles Viancin and it’s sealed and waiting for you when it’s needed.
Any one with young children? Wouldn’t they love to eat from these bright pretty bowls?