Quality Gadgets, Cooking Tools and Bakeware

Whether you are a professional chef looking for high end knives and cutting boards or a home cook who knows the importance of quality tools in the kitchen, you've come to the right place. We are continually looking for tools, gadgets and high quality cookware to make cooking for your family an enjoyable experience. Enjoy browsing our selection online, and if you're in Lake Chelan, stop in, we'd love to share our passion for cooking with you!

The Culinary Apple Blog

Knife Sharpening in Lake Chelan

July 20, 2017

Knives, like any other tool or machine, need to be maintained. If it isn't tuned up or in good working order, you're going to run into problems. That's why a sharp knife is a safe knife. Also, working with a sharp knife will allow you to get a cleaner cut and thinner, more precise, slices. At Culinary Apple, we often sell customers a manual knife sharpener for home maintenance, and these are great -- when they get used. Most people don't take the time required to keep their cutlery at peak sharpness. Or, they don't feel confident they are using the manual knife sharpeners correctly. This leads to consumers making due with dull, inefficient knives or with the feeling that... Read more

Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

June 10, 2017

It can be tough finding just the right gift for dad on Father's Day. It's hard to break out of the same routine, but we've got some great gift ideas that we think your dad will love! How about our popular BBQ Gift Basket? We've included 3 of our most popular Tom Douglas Rubs, along with our top selling BBQ Grill Mat. Give Dad the gift of never having to clean the grill again! Now, that is a great gift. What about a brand new knife from Wusthof? They've selected the 5" Nakiri as the 2017 Knife of the Year, and it would make a terrific Father's Day Gift - it's so versatile! Not only will your dad love the... Read more

Dishwasher Magic

April 06, 2017

Spring is about to be sprung and before I head out to the golf course here comes the honey-do list!  Yes, I am preparing for spring cleaning. Well, Mary is making the list, and I guess I’m going to do what’s on it. I have been informed that one of my tasks is cleaning the inside of the dishwasher. Of course being a man, I am having a hard time understanding how our dishes and silverware come clean after the dishwashing cycle is complete if inside of the dishwasher is dirty. Really?! I pose the question to her and she simply opens up the dishwasher and has me shine a light on the stainless steel inside. To my surprise, I... Read more

Cooking Class in Chelan

February 09, 2017

As many of you know, we have hosted many cooking classes throughout our 20+ years. Although we have moved away from offering classes, we still get asked about them often. Now, we're happy to say, there are a couple great cooking class options in Chelan. One that I can't recommend highly enough, is through CheffyK and CA. My husband and I had the opportunity to attend a cooking class with Cheffy K and CA, and we learned so much! Not only did we walk away with some great ideas for 3 different Superbowl Sliders, we also learned, or re-learned, some great tips for working in the kitchen. We had an in depth lesson in knife skills -- from knife maintenance... Read more

2016 Must Have Gifts for the Holiday

November 17, 2016

This year, your holiday shopping can be an experience to remember when you shop at Culinary Apple. We’ve put together a list of some of our most popular gift ideas for either under the tree or in stockings. Our top selling Bristle Free Grill Brush and BBQ Grill Mat make keeping the grill clean safe and easy. Everyone on your list will love the flavors of our infused Balsamic Vinegars, and they make great stocking stuffers. Check out the Must-have Gifts for the 2016 Holiday Season! 2016 Must-Have Gifts of the Season Bristle Free Grill Brush BBQ Grill Mat Infused Balsamic Vinegars Fasta Pasta Tortilla Warmer Microwave Popcorn Maker Pizza Equipment Read more