The Culinary Apple Blog

December 11, 2018


It's Time for Our Annual Open House!

It's that time of year. You know Christmas is coming, but you haven't started your shopping yet. Or maybe you've started, but you've got a couple people on your list who are notoriously hard to buy for. Well, we can help! Our Annual Open House is Saturday December 15 from 10 - 2, and we will be demonstrating some of our favorite gift ideas. If you visit all the stations, you'll be entered to win over $2,000 in prizes from our generous vendors!

Frieling Sous Vide StickHave you been wondering about the sous vide craze? We're going to be showing you all the benefits of the Frieling Sous Vide Stick. I love using my sous vide to make meals ahead of time and freeze them for use on those days when we're too busy to cook. I also love that I can make steaks for a crowd when we're entertaining, and cook them all perfectly.





Fancy PanzYou'll also see one of our top sellers for the pot luck crowd -- Fancy Panz! If you're like me and you like to bring food to share in a disposable foil pan, but don't like the way it looks on the table, then you have to check out Fancy Panz. You still get to use the foil pan, and take advantage of the easy clean up, but you can transport it safely and dress it up for serving. 


Ticket Hot Chocolate on a StickOf course, we'll also have some treats for you to try. We found a great company that makes hot chocolate on a stick, and it is delicious! You'll also get to try Madyson's Marshmallows and our infused honey. These are all great stocking stuffer ideas!! 

Battery Organizer and gifts for guysDave is going to have a demo station filled with items he has really liked from throughout the year. Expect to see some great bbq tools (we've even got a brand new bbq brush to show you!!), as well as knife sharpening tools, gadgets and organizers that have made a difference for him.

We'll also have a table filled with top sellers from throughout the year. We'd love to help you make gift giving this holiday season fun and stress free! Remember, if you visit all of our demonstration stations, you will be entered to win over $2,000 in prizes!


While we're gift wrapping the presents you found, you can update your to-do list, because your shopping is done!


November 08, 2018


Wellness Mats Sale! Save 20% on all Wellness Mats!

Since 2000, Wellness Mats have been making premium mats for use throughout the home and office. The quality is exceptional and all mats are 100% made in the USA. Unlike other anti-fatigue mats on the market, the technology used guarantees Wellness Mats stand up over time. In fact, all Wellness Mats are backed by a 20 year warranty.

WellnessMats at Culinary Apple

The benefits of standing on a quality anti-fatigue mat include superior comfort and support. The mat will always lay flat - no curling edges! The mats are 99.99% anti-microbial and have permanent shock absorption and recovery. The mats are puncture and heat resistant. With the non-slip top and bottom, the mats stay where they're placed, and so do you!

Customized Anti-Fatigue Mats

Give yourself or a loved one the gift of comfort this year. Wellness Mats provide the ultimate comfort and relief for feet, knees and back. And remember, all materials, design and manufacturing is done right here in the USA!

Wellness Mats for Standing Desks

Wellness Mats are on sale now at Culinary Apple. This is one of the biggest sales of the year! Save 20% on all mats through November 26, 2018. Call or stop by Culinary Apple to talk about size, pattern and color options! Choose to have the mat delivered to the store, or directly to your doorstep.


September 03, 2018


Compression Socks for Everyone

You've probably heard about the benefits of wearing compression socks while traveling -- especially on a long flight or car ride. They help to increase circulation and reduce the risk of swelling and clotting on long flights when it's inconvenient or impossible to move around. Basically, the compression socks squeeze your legs, helping veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently.

Hiking with Compression Socks

It is now known that compression socks are also great for anyone with an active lifestyle. Try them on your next hike. You'll be amazed at how energized you feel even after hiking long distances. They're great for runners, too, because they improve blood flow while you're working out. Compression socks also improve endurance and muscle function, while reducing the effects of sore muscles.

Stylish Compression Socks

Culinary Apple now carries a line of Compression Socks by Vim&Vigr. These socks are stylish and comfortable, and come in several sizes and compression strengths. Stop in today to talk with us about the benefits. We can help you get the right size and style for your lifestyle!

July 05, 2018


Anniversary Sale - That's a Wrap

Wow, you all really know how to celebrate! Thank you so much for coming out to party with us during our double anniversary sale last weekend. We got to celebrate both 22 years of business as well as Dave and Mary's 50th wedding anniversary. It was such a blast! We were so busy that I didn't get to take as many pictures as I would have liked, but I did want to share the few I did take. Thanks again for supporting us and shopping local!

Pre-sale Lineup at Culinary Apple It was so fun seeing these smiling faces excited to be the first ones into our Anniversary Sale. You all added the the excitement of the day, for sure! 

Heidi with Lekue Bacon CookerPaul with the OXO Pour Over Coffee demoMarita with Epicurean and Victorinox demo

We were so lucky to have these manufacturer's representatives come out and share their knowledge at our Anniversary Sale. Heidi, Paul and Marita added so much to the day!

We had such a great response to our demonstrations. Let us know what your favorites were in the comments below! 

February 08, 2018


The Year of Giveaways!

2018 is going to be just as fun, with just as many chances to win! We've got some different things planned, but will continue to hold events and giveaways as one way to say thank you for shopping with us throughout the year.

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July 20, 2017


Knife Sharpening in Lake Chelan

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 their knives are wearing out too quickly.

Knife Sharpening in Lake ChelanManual Wusthof Knife SharpenerKnife Friendly Epicurean Cutting Board

It can be tough to find a reliable company that can sharpen knives professionally in the Chelan Valley. This is why we have invested in a commercial Tru Hone Knife Sharpening System. We now have the ability to hone sharpen all straight edge knives and cleavers along with most serrated knives. With the Tru Hone system, we can bring these knives back to factory standards. Come talk to us if you have a knife with a chip or have a broken tip, too. These can often be repaired as well.

Whether you live near Lake Chelan, or are coming to visit with your own knives, we invite you to come talk with us about Professional Knife Sharpening, and how we can help restore and maintain the knives you already own. We can also show you the benefits of investing in good quality cutlery, and knife friendly cutting boards that will help extend the life of your blade, too.

June 10, 2017


Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

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 look and feel of the knife, you will love the special price!

Does your dad baby his vehicle? Or, does he avoid washing it because it takes too long? Either way, we've got a great gift idea for you. The Car Cleaning Kit from E-Cloth will have his car shining like new with only water.

If your dad has a sweet tooth, what better way to treat him than with homemade fudge? Choose fudge with nuts, candy, caramel, plain or a variety! Whatever you decide, dad is sure to love it!