These are the tools that are your workhorses, and the ones that most take the place of a sous-chef. These Cool Tools help you prepare your ingredients to be cooked. In finding Cool Tools for food prep, functionality, time saving and ease of use are the most important things we look for. Each and every one of these does its job particularly well and takes your food prep from drudgery to fun (well, almost!) When we finally carry knives, they will fit in this section.
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- Norpro Stainless Steel Herb and Kale Stripper and ChopperWhy It's Cool: Not only does this strip all different kinds of herbs and kale, it has a blade to chop them as well.OK - you know you love the special flavors that herbs can add to a variety of dishes. But the ‘dried’ stuff in bottles doesn’t deliver the punch you want, and the effort of...fusionbrands GoHookOlipac Stainless Steel Olive Oil Bottles by IPACWhy It's Cool: Strikingly beautiful olive oil bottles for kitchen or dining tableWe always look for kitchen tools that are high design, high functionality, but sometimes we see something that blows us away. When we were walking the show in Chicago last month,...Gefu Flexicut Vegetable Splitter (Cutter)Why It's Cool: Easily cuts round things (fruits or vegetables) into quarters or eigths, without risk to life or limbOne of the most difficult categories of things to cut a lot of are round things. Think about it: Brussels sprouts, carrots, small potatoes, cherry tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers,...Joseph Joseph Nest 9 PlusOXO V-Blade Mandoline SlicerOXO Food ScaleWhy It's Cool: Tare function zeros out the weight of your bowl, weight read-out can be pulled out for easy viewing, platform removes for easy cleaningPrecision in cooking may not be as important as it is in baking, but when no two potatoes or carrots or apples are the same size, weighing your ingredients can really help...KitchenIQ Edge Grip™ 2-Stage Knife SharpenerGefu Asparagus PeelerWhy It's Cool: Curved blade and contoured holder assure even, easy peeling (and peeled asparagus just tastes better!)Why peel asparagus? If you have white asparagus, it’s almost required, because the peel can be very tough. But what about our standard green asparagus? If it’s less than...Lékué Citrus PressWhy It's Cool: Both stores and squeezes citrus and prevents seeds from getting into your foodWe love finding good designs that help us save money. We have lemon trees, but lately there has been so much killer frost that we have had to buy lemons. I realize many...