SwitchUp – Dinnerware and Kitchen Supplies

SwitchUp – Dinnerware and Kitchen Supplies

During the month of September, you can bring in your old dinnerware and cookware to Didriks and Local Root in exchange for 15% off new corresponding dinnerware and kitchen items. Sample: Bring in 8 dinner plates and receive 15% off on 8 new dinner plates. Same goes for flatware, pots and pans, and other kitchen utensils. The collected items will be donated to Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, Inc.  More information about the dinnerware and kitchenware SwitchUp campaign can be found at www.didriks.com/switchup     Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Knife Sharpening Service at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls

Knife Sharpening Service at The Mill at Newton Lower Falls

This is a game changer in the kitchen. You may not know it yet, but having your knives sharpened may very well be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your time in the kitchen. There is no hard and fast rule for how often you need to or should have your knives sharpened, this will vary a lot depending on how much you use them, the surface you cut on, and how you care for your knives day to day. There are many ways to test if your knives are sharp but the bottom line is if you are having a hard time cutting through the skin of a tomato then the time has come. Local Root, The Kitchen Store started offering professional knife sharpening at their Cambridge store located on Observatory Hill at the corner of Concord and Huron Avenues in 2012. Now their knife sharpening service has been expanded to The Mill at Newton Lower Falls to better serve Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Natick and surrounding communities in Metro West area of Massachusetts. To safely bring your knives in for sharpening roll them up in newspaper or a towel, and secure with tape or a rubber band. Your knives will be returned to you with high quality plastic knife guards and a perfectly sharp edge. The turnaround time to have your knives sharpened is usually 48 hours. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens...
Chilewich Floormats for the Kitchen

Chilewich Floormats for the Kitchen

Didriks in Newton Lower Falls and Cambridge, MA offers one of the largest selections of Chilewich placemats and floormats in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Today we are exploring some options they offer for the kitchen floor and specifically in front of the kitchen sink. The Plynyl floormats from Chilewich are available in sizes ranging from 23″ x 36″ up to 72″‘ x 108″. The most common kitchen floormat sizes are 23″ x 36″, 26″ x 72″ and 30″ x 108″. What’s great about these particular kitchen mats is that they do what they are supposed to do: 1) They protect the floor 2) They’re easy to clean (simply mop, sweep or vacuum) 3) They are comfortable to stand on, offering a touch of cushioning under foot, and they don’t slide around 4) Much like the Chilewich placemats, the floor mats look great and are available in a plethora colors and patterns While most of the standard Chilewich floor mats are available in all the patterns, Bamboo weave, Basketweave, Mini Basketweave, Boucle and Rib Weave in the 26″ x 72″ and 30″ x 108″ sizes are only available in Mini Basketweave and Basketweave. The Basketweave pattern is truly the original classic Chilewich mat which comes in more natural earth tones, and some metallic colors ranging from light to dark. The more recent introduction to the Chilewich brand is the Mini Basketweave, which comes mostly in a range of bright and vibrant colors. Here are the colors and patterns that are available in the Mini Basketweave and Basketweave collection: Mini Basketweave: Clementine Tomato Turquoise Confetti Dill Garden Sandstone Basketweave Collection: Bark...
Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Knives at Local Root

Kyocera Ceramic Kitchen Knives at Local Root

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics is the premier name in ceramic kitchen knives and has long been the leader in developing ceramic technologies for both professional and home kitchens. Kyocera ceramic knives are extremely sharp and hold their edge better and longer than traditional knives. They are fantastic for all types of cutting and chopping and are available in a wide range of sizes. In most cases these do not replace a traditional forged steel knife but simply serve as a great addition to the kitchen. Many chefs and home cooks like the edge and weight of the ceramic knife, while others prefer the weight and heft of a more traditional forged knife. Here are some of the fun colors of the Kyocera ceramic knives from Local Root Ceramic Paring Knife – Yellow Ceramic Paring Knife – Ceramic Paring Knife – Blue Ceramic Paring Knife – Green Ceramic Paring Knife – Orange Ceramic Paring Knife – Red Ceramic Paring Knife – White Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...
Alessi Cookware – Quality, Design and Functionality with Passion

Alessi Cookware – Quality, Design and Functionality with Passion

When you find the cookware of your dreams and then learn how great it really is, chances are you just discovered the La Cintura di Orione cookware collection from Alessi. This collection of pots and pans was developed for Alessi under the leadership of Alberto Gossi and in cooperation with chef’s whose expertise was very specific to the particular function of each piece. The designer charged with the huge task of bringing the requirements of this cookware project to life was Richard Sapper, who has been involved in many of the more complex and award-winning designs from Alessi over several years. After about 8 years of research, design and quality testing, the La Cintura di Orione copper cookware was introduced to the market in 1986, and later came the introduction of the most popular 7-ply trilaminate collection which has an aluminum core with high polish stainless interior and exterior. Over the years not only has the La Cintura di Orione collection expanded and evolved, but many other lines of cookware have been developed by Alessi to suit a range of design aesthetics and to accommodate a need for a slightly lower price point in the marketplace. The combination of materials used in the La Cintura di Orione cookware offers a design detail that in a stunning fashion bridges the gap between modern and traditional design and will fit into almost any kitchen environment. The La Cintura di Orione cookware is available at Local Root in Newton Lower Falls and Cambridge, MA and online at www.localroot.com along with a huge selection kitchen supplies. Stock Pot Copper Casserole Round Casserole Low Casserole Copper Saucepan with...
In Love with French Cookware

In Love with French Cookware

It is no surprise that some of the highest quality cookware, bakeware and kitchen tools are coming from the country known for it’s culinary excellence. Established French brands like Pillivuyt, Revol and Emile Henry are not only companies steeped in history with extensive knowledge in ceramics and porcelain but are now at the forefront of technology and innovation.   Recent introductions from Emile Henry includes a comprehensive range of barbecue and stove top ceramics called Flame. The Flame collection of cookware includes braisers, stew pots, dutch ovens and several items specifically intended to be used on the grill. A favorite of ours is the Chicken Roaster. Both Revol and Pillivuyt have both introduced ceramics that can be used in the oven, on the grill, on induction and flame burners in the kitchen. The Revolution collection from Revol has now available for a couple of years and is one of the only products on the market that can be used for induction cooking and also in the microwave.  These collections are beautifully designed and fit into both traditional and more contemporary kitchen environments. Stop by at Local Root, the kitchen store to see which collection best meets your cooking needs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...