Coating trays take much of the mess out of dredging food |

Coating trays take much of the mess out of dredging food

J.M. Hirsch
Larry Crowe / The Associated Press / From Pampered Chef, this interlocking Coating Trays and Tools will help with the messy job of stove-side dredging.

The Pampered Chef now offers something to solve the messy dredging problem.

Here’s the issue — when preparing a food that is coated or battered during cooking (such as fried chicken), it often is dredged through several ingredients, flour, egg and breadcrumbs. This ensures a crisp coating that stays put during cooking.

These ingredients usually end up in shallow bowls lined up next to one another. Trouble is, bowls can’t be set flush against one another, which means the counter can get covered in debris as you move your food from one bowl to the other.

A new product from The Pampered Chef fixes this. The Coating Trays and Tool kit include three interlocking rectangular trays that snap together, allowing the easy movement of foods from one to the next without any mess.

The trays, which can be configured in various ways, are dishwasher and microwave safe (the latter is nice for use in chocolate-coated deserts, as the chocolate can be melted directly in the tray). They also come with tongs.

New Gear:

Coating Trays and Tools from The Pampered Chef, $19.50, available online at

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