Meal preparation can be a major time-eater but there are certain kitchen tools and gadgets that make cook easier and, in some cases, more fun! Here are fifteen nifty little tools, truly a cut above the rest! After reading this, you will wish it’s Christmas. In other words, check out what’s cool in tools…
1. Citrus juicer
Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer, Lemon – $21.95 Amazon
Get the juice out of lemons, limes and smaller oranges in no-time! Use it for making margaritas, lemonade or adding that extra citrus zing to your desserts and entrees.
2. Tomato & Grape Slicer
OXO Tomato & Grape Slice & Measure Tool – $11.95 Williams Sonoma
A 2-in-1 timesaving slicer, perfect for prepping and measuring small, soft fruits—from cherry tomatoes and grapes to pitted cherries and olives. You’ll prepare gorgeous salads in a blink.
3. Avocado Slicer
Progressive International Avocado Slicer – $21.54 Amazon
Create evenly sized, smooth avocado slices and make guacamole in half the time with this odd-looking, but amazing tool.
4. Strawberry slicer
Chef’n Strawberry Slicer – $49.00 Amazon
No knife needed, simply press to slice strawberries in seconds with this hand-held slicer. It’s the perfect tool to use when making strawberry pies or delicate dessert toppings.
5. Multifunctional Kitchen Tool
8-in-1 Colorful Multifunctional Kitchen Tool Bottle – $16.99 Amazon
Which tool combines a funnel, a squeezer, a seasoning grinder, an egg pulverizator, a cheese grinder, a bottle opener, and a measuring cup, all in one place?
6. Cherrystone Remover
Cherrymat Cherrystone Remover – $29.95 Amazon
Everybody loves cherry—but who has time to remove the pits from one pound of fruit when you just want to devour them in a fruit salad, or a clafoutis? With this cherrystone remover, canning and baking with cherries has never been faster or easier!
7. Egg Slicer
Progressive International Egg Slicer – $10.17 Amazon
Easily slice, dice, quarter and halve eggs, mushrooms and strawberries with this compact, easy to store kitchen helper.
8. Corn Kerneler
Corn Kerneler Kitchen Tool – $4.10 Amazon
Enjoy fresh corn without the mess of eating from the cob. The corn kerneler cuts all the kernels off with ease and cleans up easily.
9. Fruit and Vegetable Chopper
Fruit and Vegetable Chopper – $15.95 Amazon
Enjoy chopped fruits, vegetables, or a nice portion of salad without the mess. Your cut ingredients will fall cleanly into the container below.
10. Vegetable spiralizer
Paderno Spiralizer – $39.95 Williams Sonoma
Make party food more fun with different ways to use “spiralized” zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, onion, and other vegetable noodles!
11. Garlic Press
Garlic Press, Stainless Steel – $19.95 Amazon
Say goodbye to smelly hands and hassle of mincing garlic! Combining the strength and durability of zinc, this large capacity tool easily presses many garlic cloves at once.
12. Burger ring set
Kitchen Art 2-Piece Adjust-A-Burger – $9.72 Amazon
Now you can make a batch of full size and mini burgers with even thickness.
13. Jalapeno corer
Norpro Jalapeno Corer – $7.85 Amazon
If you are seeding a lot of peppers, this handy tools makes it quick and easy!
14. Orange Peeler
Chef’n Zeel Peel Orange Peeler – $6.96 Amazon
A very clever little object with a sharp tooth to score the fruit, and pointed sides to lift the skin off, and then a thick handle to pull the skin right off. Simple and efficient, without having to mess with a knife!
15. Pineapple Corer
Stainless Steel Fruit Pineapple Corer/Slicer/Peeler – $4.09 Amazon
If you love pineapple but never want to waste your time cutting it, this is the product for you! All you have to do is slice off the top of the pineapple, line up the tool with the core and twist it down.