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Shopping Trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond 
Nov. 5, 2010 11:58 pm 
Updated: Nov. 10, 2010 3:33 pm
I haven't been inside a Bed, Bath, and Beyond in a couple of years. Today, I was on a mission as I found out that they carry the Aerolatte milk frothers in their stores. I forgot how cool Bed, Bath, and Beyond is and I was amazed by all of the kitchen gadgets and contraptions.
I took some photos (and my four year old daughter took some of them too) of neat gadgets we found in the store.
First up is the Aerolatte. I have to thank Sarah "Baker Bee" for informing me about it. I ended up purchasing one at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $19.99 and I used it tonight with great results.
How about a batter dispenser....anyone? It looks pretty handy, but I will probably save my $14.99 for something else although I like how you can control the amount of batter that comes out and it would be great for filling cupcake pans or dispensing pancake batter.
I also saw a contraption called a cupcake plunger. It removes the center of your baked cupcake so you can pipe in a filling. I have been using my apple corer. The cupcake plunger has a larger diameter than the apple corer, but I will probably stick with my apple corer for now.
I also saw the pie crust shields which were brought up the other day on the recipe buzz. I think the set pictured below comes with 5 silicone pieces which can be arranged over your pie crust to protect it from browning. What a genius idea! Has anyone used these? What do you think of them?
Finally, next to the pie crust shields was a whipped cream container like that type Starbucks uses to pipe fresh whipped cream onto their drinks. I really liked this until I sae the $49.95 price sticker. Yikes.....that is a little steep, don't you think?
Anyways, I only ended up purchaning the Aerolatte, but I thought I would share some of the things I came across today.
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AeroLatte Milk Frother
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Cupcake Plunger
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Whipped Cream Container & Pie Crust Shields
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Batter Dispenser
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Nov. 6, 2010 3:43 am
We have a BB&B nearby and we spend considerable time exploring the gadgets. My wife looks for the baking/decorating stuff and I look for the other. We, also, have a place 24 miles away that we wil spend hours in when we can get there. It is the most comlete kitchen shop I have ever been to.
Nov. 6, 2010 5:06 am
I love milk frothers :) They are SO hard to find in Turkey. I found one in a 1 euro shop when I was travelling and I use it all the time. Sounds like a great shop
Nov. 6, 2010 6:28 am
I love the milk frothers also. BF's son gave me one a couple years ago. I recently came across them at IKEA for under $5! Possibly as low as $1.99 but don't quote me on that. I'm a BB&B shopper myself and it's easy to spend hours wandering around in there looking at the cooking devices.
Nov. 6, 2010 7:35 am
I have a metal crust guard but it doesn't fit around the circumference of my pie shell, too small, so have never used it. I still use aluminum foil.
Nov. 6, 2010 8:21 am
Goldens, the nice thing about the silicone pie crust shields is that you can bend them or manipulate them to fit your pie unlike the metal ones.
Nov. 6, 2010 9:43 am
I've never seen before a silicone pie crust shield, what a great idea! I love Bed Bath & Beyond, I will definitely have to get one of these before the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
Nov. 7, 2010 10:44 am
OMG! I'm headed out the door RIGHT NOW to go get the "cupcake plunger." Thanks so very much for sharing!
Nov. 8, 2010 9:32 am
MSC: Sounds like a wonderful shopping trip. I could browse through kitchen items for hours. I had also read Sarah Baker Bee's suggestion about the Aerolatte, and I've been waiting for an out-of-town trip. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it also. I know it's rather expensive, but I have a whipped cream dispenser by ISI that uses CO2 cartridges. Love it!
Nov. 8, 2010 1:20 pm
Where do you purchase replacement cartridges? How long does the whipped cream last in the dispenser?
Nov. 10, 2010 3:33 pm
I thought you might like this recipe, just wanted to share with you: I made Dianne's pesto recipe to use on this sandwich and I found a Panera Bread not too far from our area (it reminded me of you right away when I saw it). The bread is wonderful, next time I will get an extra loaf to keep in the freezer. Thanks!
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