Umami Tool Watch

November 17, 2016

You’ll Be Thankful to Have These Kitchen Tools on Thanksgiving

by Umami Mart Staff

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Can you believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving?! If you’re feeling like us, Thanksgiving snuck up on us yet again.

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May 30, 2016

Hario V60 Iced Coffee Maker: Cold Brew, Shorts, and Summer

by Yoko Kumano

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Kayoko and I test every product we place in the store. We have to love it, use it, and find a place for it in our kitchens.

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April 21, 2016

Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker: A New Way to Shake It Up

by Umami Mart Staff

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We have a new cocktail shaker that we’re way into. The Yukiwa Stainless Steel Club Boston Shaker is a two-piece shaker that looks like our Stainless Steel Cobbler Shakerand a Boston tin had a baby. 

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February 4, 2016

Why Does Jim Meehan of NYC’s PDT Love the Birdy Shaker?

by Umami Mart Staff

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We just got a new cobbler shaker in the shop – the Birdy CS500! It’s got a cool sounding name and a sleek, sexy design that helps chill drinks and prevents watery cocktails.

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December 10, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: The Mighty MAC Yanagi Knife

by Umami Mart Staff

maguro_sliceIf you’ve ever tried to prepare sashimi or sushi, you’ve probably learned pretty quickly that having the right knife makes a huge difference.

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September 17, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: Spice Toaster

by Umami Mart Staff

The product that gets the most questions in our shop is the Spice Toaster. We have customers come up with one in hand asking, “What is this?” on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis.

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June 4, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: Microdent Knives

by Kayoko Akabori

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We are total gadget heads here at Umami Mart. Johnny always scoffs when I bring home a new kitchen toy, or cocktail tool — we even tried to implement a rule of getting rid of something in order to bring in a new product.

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March 12, 2015

Umami Tool Watch: How to Use a Misokoshi

by Kayoko Akabori

The misokoshi is a tool that we have sold since we first opened our shop. It looks like a mini ramen strainer, but alas, it is for straining miso in liquid.

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