GIR: Get it Right (Again)

GIR (Get it Right) has been a favorite of mine since the beginning.

My GIR mini spatula gets used daily and I think their silicone lids are just genius for so many things.

So, when they announced a major product expansion and asked if I wanted to try some of the new items, you know I jumped at the chance.

The expansion adds potato mashers, tongs, basting brushes, peelers and a spaghetti spoon to the lineup. I was lucky enough to get a pair of basting brushes and a potato masher in my preferred color, red, to test out.

The basting brushes would have been great if we were still grilling, but that sadly stopped when we sold our house. However, I’ve managed to use both of them to spread marinade and baste chickens. Like most of the GIR products, they work better than our previous silicone basting brush. They come in two sizes, the longer one being great for grilling and other high heat uses, when you don’t want to get too close to the heat source. The smaller one is good for more delicate, close up uses and both of them are one piece, so I’m not searching the sink for the head of the brush.

Funnily enough, I found a great “off-label” use for the potato masher, which doubled as a recipe holder when I was making some baguettes recently.

It was also a great excuse to use some of the potatoes from our CSA and make mashed potatoes. It mashed the potatoes easily and I was able to get them pretty lump-free. If you like smoother mashed potatoes, you might want to try their perforated masher; as my golf group says, you have options.

When the full line is released, I look forward to putting GIR’s 4 new peelers to the test. When we moved recently, only one peeler made the cut (pun intended) and it remains my favorite. I like it for the way its serrated edges go through even tough customers like eggplants with ease. The fact that it’s two headed with a julienne peeler on one side, is an added bonus. But since I’m always impressed with the way GIR manages to improve on the basics, bring them on!

Do you have a favorite kitchen tool? What is it?


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