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Silpat

Here at The Good Cooking Store we love baking with Silpat baking mats. Their non-stick, food-grade surface allows for beautiful cookies and candies that release without effort.

Instead of throwing out parchment, use reusable Silpat for your baking needs. It will last for years in your kitchen and is perfect for baking, candy-making, and rolling out pie crusts. Safe up to 500° and BPA free, Silpat is known for its even baking temperatures.

Pick up a Silpat baking mat as a gift this holiday season and for your own baking needs. Use it once—and you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it before!

Stop by The Good Cooking Store to get one or more today—for $24.99 each. Or contact us at 877-525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to order yours today!


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Switchit Spatula and Spoonula

The Switchit Spatula and Spoonula are two kitchen utensils that you need before the gravy, mashed potato, pie, and cookie season hits. You won’t need much besides these two little gems during the holiday season!

The Switchits are silicone spatulas and spoons that have two differently-sized ends to the utensil to accommodate any task in the kitchen. The larger spatula or spoon side is great for typical kitchen jobs such as scraping, serving, and mixing. Then you “switch-it” to the smaller size end that can be used for spreading icing, scraping the last bit out of a jar, or handling peanut butter for fudge since it does not stick to silicone. You gotta love a two for one deal!
Because they are silicone, you can keep a good grip, even with wet hands, and they will scrape a bowl clean in a second. The Switchits are one solid unit, so no more spatula heads falling off in your cake batter or getting food stuck in tiny crevices. They are dishwasher safe and heat resistant, so you can use them for stirring and sautéing in your non-stick pans or other delicate bake ware.

Stop by The Good Cooking Store to pick up a Switchit Spoonula or Spatula that sells for $9.99. Or contact us at 877-525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to order yours today!


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Lily Pad Tea Infuser Mug

We are gearing up for the cooler fall evenings with hot tea items at the Good Cooking Store.  We love the newest addition, the Lily Pad Tea Infuser Mug.

It is as practical, eco-friendly, and cute as it gets, folks. It is a beautiful clear glass mug with a silicone coaster attached to the bottom to prevent water rings on your table tops. It has a silicone lily pad shaped lid that covers the mug to allow your tea to stay warm as you sip. It also has a silicone tea ball that attaches to the lily pad lid to allow your loose leaf tea to steep without losing heat. It is perfect for home or the office, and makes a unique gift (only 14 weeks until Christmas!)

We love this item not only because it is beautiful, but because it’s eco-friendly. There is nothing disposable, and it will keep your beverage warm while you sip, so you don’t need to microwave your mug again. It allows you to use loose tea rather than pre-packaged bagged tea, which opens the door to  a wide selection of fun and exciting flavors of teas on the market (and in our store!).

Stop by The Good Cooking Store to check out this beautiful Tea Infuser Mug that sells for $14.99 and take a whiff of our wall of wonderful teas. Or contact us at 877-525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to order some today!


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Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags

It is back-to-school time! Is your kid’s lunch box ready to go? Let us help: we have the cutest, reusable sandwich and snack size bags to keep your child’s lunch organized and fun.

These brightly colored bags will be the smartest lunch purchase you make. They will completely replace disposable plastic bags and allow you to buy snacks in bulk sizes instead of the expensive individual serving sizes. These zipper bags are PVC Free, lead free and are easily cleaned by wiping them out with a dishcloth. The lining is made of recycled plastic water bottles, making this a green product on many different levels. This is important to the parents, but the kids only care that they have a cool bag to put their sandwich and crackers in for school.

Who knew going green could be so fun and convenient? The sandwich bags are $5.99 and the snack bags are $4.99. They are also great for “big kids,” too! Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to order yours today!


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Lettuce Knife

Lettuce knives are so versatile, a must for any kitchen. Did you know they do more than lettuce?

These sturdy plastic knives are superior to stainless knives for food prep because they do not turn lettuce or fruit brown. The blade is sharp enough to cut up apples or pears for a fruit salad or thinly slice lettuce for toppings on sandwiches. It is safe on nonstick or delicate surfaces and great for kids that like to help in the kitchen. It’s a little-known trick that a lettuce knife is the best brownie or dessert bar knife, gliding with ease and not crushing the bars into crumbs. They are safe enough to put in your drawer without a sheath since they are sharp enough to go through foods, but will not cut your skin. And it’s fine to pop them in the dishwasher when you’re done using them.

We can’t stop saying enough great things about these awesome knives. Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to pick yours up today!


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Watermelon Knife

There is nothing like a nice slice of fresh, cool watermelon on a hot summer day! We have the perfect tool to get the job done quickly and fashionably: the Watermelon Knife.

This serrated stainless carbon knife is coated in a red silicone coating to both resembles a watermelon and allows the knife to glide with ease. The decorative holes that resemble seeds on the blade act as a traditional Santoku chef’s knife and allow air to get between the melon and the knife, giving the cleanest slices through the toughest of rinds. The blade length is perfect for every size melon and the textured handle gives you a secure grip even when wet. The knife is dishwasher safe and comes with a protective sheath for safe storage.

Take the Watermelon Knife to your next picnic or BBQ since it does an excellent job on bread as well as watermelon. It also makes an excellent gift, so pick up a few to keep on hand. Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to pick yours up today!


Nordic Ware bundt thermometer

Baking Thermometer

Baking just got a whole lot simpler: a thermometer that is designed to tell you when your cake is baked to perfection. It is as simple as . . . a piece of cake!

With the Baking Thermometer, you can forget about using toothpicks and trying to determine if the goo is from a chocolate chip in your cake or unbaked batter. This thermometer is a wand with a small bulb on the tip that when inserted in the center of the cake for 5 seconds is blue when the cake is under-baked and turns bright red when perfectly baked. There are no little lines or numbers to read, just a very plain-to-see color change indicator. The thermometer is reusable so it is always handy and ready to use. Handwashable, 5-year warranty, and made in the USA – wow!

Don’t let your next cake turn out as a flop; make it pop for your next bake sale or birthday party with a little help from your baking thermometer. Stop in or contact us at 877-525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to order yours today!


Spill Stop - use this one

The Spill Stopper

Who hasn’t suffered the dreaded mess of a boiled-over pot of pasta water? That starchy residue goes all over your stove-top and crusts on your pot, making it a headache to scour.
We have found the simple solution that makes boil-overs a thing of the past—the Spill Stopper.

The Spill Stopper is a food-grade piece of silicone that is safe up to 400°. You use it as a lid or splatter guard over a boiling pot, and it prevents the water from going over the sides.
How does it work? The middle of the lid has flaps that resemble flower petals. They vent the heat but compress the bubbles below the lid. Water and steam are able to escape through these petals. The water collects on the top of the lid, never to run down the sides of your pot and all over your clean stove-top again.

The Spill Stopper is dishwasher-safe and fits pots and pans up to 9” in diameter. Who would have thought such a simple device could solve such nasty messes!

Find out for yourself just how necessary this is for your kitchen. You will never want to boil water without one again after seeing it in action. Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to pick yours up today!


Totally Bamboo salt cellar

Salt Box

We care about the environment, so we take notice when companies choose materials that are sustainable and free from harmful chemicals. When we learned more about the company Totally Bamboo, we knew it would be a good fit for our store. Bamboo is sturdy and harder than maple, so bamboo items can last a long time in your kitchen.

Moso Bamboo is what this salt box is made of. It is organically grown, pesticide-free and naturally anti-microbial making it the perfect choice for your spice shelf. Its small magnetic closure is airtight, keeping your salt, or whichever spice you want to keep at your fingertips, fresh. To clean the salt box, wipe it with a damp cloth and periodically wipe it down with Totally Bamboo’s Revitalizing Oil to prolong its life.

The clean lines of the salt box will match anyone’s kitchen décor and shortly become your favorite way of adding flavor to your food. Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to pick yours up today!


William Bounds mills

William Bounds Salt & Pepper Mills

We all know that with the right seasonings, a meal can go from drab to fab in seconds. We carry a line of beautifully mills made in the USA that will help you make perfectly seasoned meals with just a twist of the wrist.

William Bounds is a family-run business that has been built on quality workmanship for over 40 years. We love to carry excellent, sturdy products that come from humble beginnings.

Their salt and pepper mills are actually not grinders in the traditional sense, but rather they are crushers. Since there is no metal on metal friction from grinding, William bounds offers lifetime guarantees on all of their mills. How many companies still offer this? Not very many!

These mills are small pieces of artwork for your table, including traditional to more modern styles. Stop in, or contact us at (877) 525-7745 or info@goodcookingstore.com to pick yours up today!