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Kuhn Rikon Safari Colori Knife Set

Kuhn Rikon Safari Colori Chef and Nakiri Knife Set

The Kuhn Rikon Safari Colori collection includes a Chef’s and Nakiri Knife Set that makes a great kitchen and serving pair of knives that are both functional and festive with their nonstick blade patterns.

Ease of Use/Performance: 4.5/5
Convenience/Storage 4/5
Appearance/Design 4.5/5
How much I enjoy 5/5

Total: 4.5/5

kuhn rikon safari colori

The Kuhn Rikon Colori collection of kitchen tools is a colorful but useful assortment of high quality knives and other kitchen gadgets for those wishing to spice up their cooking and dining areas. The Colori collection has a wide variety of kitchen knives and a few other kitchen gadgets in colorful selections instead of the usual shiny steel.

Kuhn Rikon has released the Safari collection with zebra stripes and a cheetah print on the blades of the knives in each set. The cheetah print is a nice three color design with the spots a cheetah uses to camouflage itself in the wild but in the kitchen they make a fun design.

The Kuhn Rikon Safari Colori set I received includes the handy all around 6.5 inch chef knife and a 3.5 inch mini prep knife called a Nakiri knife along with covers for both. The chef’s knife with its 6.5 inch blade is a good all-around kitchen knife useful for general cooking and cutting up for prep work of meals.

using the safari colori for meat cutting

The Nakiri knife is good for cutting smaller items like hunks of cheese or slicing olives as well as vegetables that are smaller. The Nakiri design is based on the Japanese style vegetable knife called nakiri bocho which uses a straight and thin blade.

While the knife design is similar it is not exactly the same as the Japanese blade as it does have an edge that is sharpened on both sides and the edge is not as straight as the Japanese version. The smaller Nakiri knife makes quick work of smaller things like cutting up olives or pickles as well as small vegetables like scallions and even working with sushi.

The Chef’s knife works well for general use like cutting up chicken and vegetables as well as general prep work for cooking meals and entertaining. The knife makes a great looking serving knife for things like breads and quick breads at a table or buffet with its cheetah pattern and simple black handle.

safari colori for prep work

The handles on both knives are black plastic with a control indent at the end where the knife blade and handle meet for a way to grip the knife if it becomes slippery. The blade is covered with the cheetah pattern except for the sharpened edge which aids in food not sticking to the blade.

The Safari Colori blades use a nonstick coating that is the pattern painted on the blades which helps the food not stick to the blade while cutting. The Chef’s knife is the design for being able to cut foods all the way through to your cutting surface without having the fingers get in the way.

The Nakiri knife has the same deign but it does not have a pointed end and it is a smaller knife so the handle may not have enough room for your fingers. The Nakiri design is actually much better when used without your fingers going all the way around the handle for precise control while cutting.

safari nakiri knife

The smaller design allows for better control when cutting smaller foods and the rectangle blade allows for scooping up the cut pieces easier. I have used both knives for food like cheese, chicken, pork, onions, mushrooms, pickles and olives on an almost daily basis for a month.

Both knives work well and are a handy starter set or a great gift for a good set of knives for the kitchen and will keep an edge for a good time. The blades are made from Japanese high carbon steel which keeps an edge a bit better than some other knives I have owned.

Both knives are also easy to sharpen with the right tools, like the Work Sharp Tool Sharpener I recently reviewed which gave both knives back the same edge that they came to me with. The chef’s knife did get a bit dull when I used it on some bones so the knife needed a quick sharpening which was easy with the belt sander type sharpener from Work Sharp.

The knife is as good as new and with an edge that can easily shave the hair off my arm which is how sharp it was when I received them. The covers do a great job of protecting the knives edges if you do not have a knife block to put them in so the covers are handy for storing them in a drawer.

The Safari Colori 2 piece knife set is available from several sites on line for about $30 and I did find a set of three knives in this line on Amazon for about $45. I highly recommend the Kuhn Rikon Safari Colori for a great kitchen knife set for yourself or as a gift that will make a big hit.

Safari Colori @ Kuhn Rikon

Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper

Kuhn Rikon KocheBlume Spill Stopper

The Kuhn Rikon KochBlume Spill Stopper prevents spills and messes on your cooktop from pots boiling over as well as covering your pot, pan or plate as a regular splatter guard.

Ease of Use/Performance: 4/5
Convenience/Storage 4/5
Appearance/Design 4/5
How much I enjoy 4/5

Total: 4/5

Kuhn Rikon KochBlume Spill Stopper

The KochBlume Spill Stopper uses a unique design made from silicone for a heat proof lid and splatter guard as well as a way to prevent your recipe from boiling over. The Silicon Spill Stopper comes in two sizes for 6 to 8 inch pans or 8 to 10 inch pans with prices at $25 and $30 with various colors to choose from.

I received a larger 11.5 inch diameter Spill Stopper that fits larger pots and pans such as my two aluminum pots I use often for boiling. The Spill Stopper has two loops for using as handles and to hang the Spill Stopper on a wall or pot hook if you want to for storage.

Spill Stopper Upside Down

The Spill Stopper has a conical shape which makes the center of the Spill Stopper much like a bowl so when it is placed on a pot or pan it can drip back into the cookware. If you turn the Spill Stopper over it makes a dome shape but the vent petals will hang downward so if you push the inside of the Spill Stopper it will pop inside out.

If you have the petals on top and the top pushed upward as a dome you can use the Spill Stopper as a lid or splatter guard on a pot or on a plate in the microwave. If you push the Spill Stopper inward to create a bowl, its natural shape, the KochBlume can be used as a splatter guard and a boil over preventer.

The Spill Stopper has a central vent with six sections shaped much like a flower with six petals that allows steam and liquid to boil through. The vents have another piece of silicone over them that are much thinner but slightly larger so you have a vent with a valve using the thinner silicone petals.

boiling noodles

The design is ingenious and a great way to ensure any liquid that boils over does not spill anywhere but goes back into the pot. The silicone petals are soft and very flexible so when a liquid boils over it goes up into the bowl shaped area and stays near the center to drip back into the pot.

This works great for starch and milk type liquids like boiling potatoes, noodles and soups so if the ingredients do boil over it won’t go all over the burners or cooktop. For other types of cooking like chili, stews and spaghetti you can use the Spill Stopper as a lid to prevent splatter prevention.

The Spill Stopper can also be used to stop splatter when cooking foods like hamburgers or sausage so that your cooktop and counters do not get grease or other food on them. I have been using the Spill Stopper for many meals over the past few months and have really liked the easy way it works without having any kind of handle in the way like many of the lids and splatter guards do.

spill stopper as a lid

The Kuhn Rikon KochBlume Spill Stopper is made of silicone so it will not stain or melt but it does get hot so you have to make sure to use a glove when removing it from a cooking pot. The silicone does cool off quickly and you can place it right on a countertop without worrying it will burn or scorch the counter.

You can also use it in the microwave as a splatter guard for both cooking and heating food like when simply reheating leftovers. The dome shape when popped inside out makes a great plate guard so you can put a plate of food in the microwave so the microwaves inside does not get splatters.

The Spill Stopper is dishwasher safe and easy to clean as the thinner petal shapes part comes off which is held in place on the larger lid with a silicone tab. The tab is part of the center of the petal design that is made from silicone that fits into a square hole on the rest of the Spill Stopper.

spill stopper as a splatter guard

The thinner petal part comes off but stays put when in use so you can easily wash the parts in hot soapy water or in the dishwasher. The Kuhn Rikon KochBlume, KochBlume means cook flower, Spill Stopper costs $25 to $30 and is an easy to use splatter guard and over boiling preventer that fits a variety of pot and pan sizes.

I highly recommend the Kuhn Rikon Spill Stopper for a handy and excellent way to keep the kitchen clean and tidy when cooking soups, stews, and other foods.

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Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori

 Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori

The Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori is an excellent apple corer with a built in knife that makes quick work of apples for cooking or simple enjoyment of eating but it also works for other fruit.

Ease of Use/Performance: 23/25
Convenience/Storage 24/25
Appearance/Design 24/25
How much I enjoy 22/25

Total: 93/100

Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori

The Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori is a kitchen gadget that makes quick work of fruit like apples and pears to core and slice with the circular corer and folding knife blade. The Apple Knife Colori is a stainless steel corer with an apple shaped handle that conceals an inch and a half long straight nonstick knife blade.

The knife blade has a straight cutting edge while the back of the blade is curve which makes sense in design for slicing and cutting apples or pears. The corer works well for fruit like apples and pears but you may need to use the corer or knife to get all the core of larger fruit.

The corer is 3/4 of an inch across and can core an average sized fruit easily but you will probably have to do a little more coring when you cut the apples in half. The corer gets a good portion of the seeds and center of apples but you will have to use the corer to get what it did not clear out when the fruit was whole.

Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori

If you use a larger corer you will wind up taking more good fruit so this 3/4 inch size makes a good compromise between getting most of the center and getting too much. You can easily cut the smaller section of core out that the corer misses on the first attempt using either the corer or the knife blade.

The knife makes a great way to slice your fruit after you have taken most of the core out so you can get the rest as well as cut the fruit into bite sized pieces or for cooking. I used the Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori on a number of apples for baking a pie was easy and a handy way to prepare enough fruit for a recipe.

I used the knife on a good amount of fruit including the apples and pears my family purchased from a yearly sale a youth group conducts that we are part of. The 4-H group we belong to sells boxes of fruit and we bought a mixed box and a box of pears so we have used the Apple Knife Colori on a multitude of apples and pears.

Coring & Slicing Apples

The handle in the shape of an apple makes the corer easy to hold and handle even when it gets wet and slippery from fruit juice while coring a lot of fruit at once. The knife blade and molded slot also helps make the handle not perfectly smooth so you can hold the corer well and control it easily.

The folding blade also means safety so you don’t cut yourself from the blade being exposed while using the corer but it also makes a great way to use the knife away from the kitchen. The folding blade makes the knife a safe way to take the apple corer with you when camping, on picnics or for sack meals at work or play.

The stainless steel and plastic material means no rusting and corrosion on the corer or the handle but I am not sure what material the blade itself is made of. The knife blade has a nonstick coating over most of the blade except the edge which is razor sharp when you purchase it.

Coring Pears

You can sharpen the blade easily but a regular kitchen sharpener may not work as easily due to the larger size of the apple shaped handle. I have used a kitchen sharpening steel on the blade and it does work well but a countertop electric knife sharpener may not work because of the larger sized handle.

The Apple Knife Colori is a great apple corer and slicer with the combined knife blade in the handle of the corer so you have two tools in one. This makes an easy way to process fruit for recipes and cooking as well as a quick gadget to grab when wanting to cut just one fruit.

The Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori makes a fantastic apple corer and slicer in one tool so you don’t have to dirty two tools for a single job in the kitchen. The Apple Knife Colori is available from Amazon, Kuhn Rikon and other internet sites for about $16.

I highly recommend the Kuhn Rikon Apple Knife Colori for a fantastic kitchen gadget as an easy to use and well-designed fruit corer and knife in one.

Apple Knife Colori @ Kuhn Rikon

Apple Knife Colori @ Amazon