September 22, 2011

Calphalon Stainless Turner review: Perfect for Scooping Chili

Calphalon Stainless TurnerSpatulas)

Thick chili wore a gentle sheen born with simmering eight hours in a stone pot. Brown with reddish undertones, the rich beans and beef and onions, and spices found in a secret part of the cabinet all combined in a melded symphony.

When game time came, and halftime hit, the chili required relief from its pot. Six men needed bowls filled. A spoon would be too slow. A stainless steel turner, retired from its earlier use flipping burgers, rested on the corner, ready for use.

No one saw the quiet silver patina, or the non-slip grip. The motion was effective, fast, and unnoticed, as it should be. The elegant understated style meant nothing, as the tool served its function. Instead, the turner scooped and bowled the chili before the second commercial began. And six men ate their fill, and then ate some more.

A swift rinse, and the stainless steel turner was delivered into the dishwasher.

May your chili always scoop quickly into your bowl.