The library has added four new items to the our Kitchen Tool Lending Library: an ice cream maker, an Instant Pot, an air fryer and KitchenAid attachments for pasta making.
The Nostalgia Collection Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Maker is available just in time for summer! Churn your own batch of ice cream or sorbet using common ingredients such as eggs, sugar, milk, cream, cornstarch and cocoa. A book with recipes is also included.
The InstantPot is a versatile multi-cooker that can do the job of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more. Our InstantPot kit comes with a steam rack, measuring coup, rice paddle, soup spoon, recipe booklet, cooking time table guide and more. Dinner will be a breeze!
If you own a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, you’re going to love our three-piece KitchenAid pasta roller and cutters attachment set. Affix them to your machine for homemade lasagna, fettuccine, spaghetti and capellini. The pasta-bilities are endless!
With our Cosori Air Fryer, get the taste of deep-fried food without all the calories. Using nothing more than hot air and a tiny amount of oil, this gadget can make crispy french fries, chicken, beef, vegetables, frozen foods, and even Pittsburgh’s favorite food: pierogies.
To borrow these items, stop by the library to browse the collection, which will be displayed by the mystery section. Select your items as you would a book or movie, and bring your selections to the front desk. You will need a current, valid library card to check out kitchen tools. First-time borrowers will be asked to sign a form. Subsequent borrowing will require a simple updating of this form.
Kitchen tools are non-renewable and circulate for one week with a $1.00 fine per day for overdue items. Because this is a special collection, items must be borrowed and returned at the Green Tree Public Library. They will not be available for hold and cannot be placed in the book drop.
Borrowers will be required to return the tools in the same working condition as they were when issued, subject to normal wear and tear. In addition, staff will make a reasonable effort to sanitize the tools in between users.