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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- KitchenIQ The Better ZesterWhy It's Cool: Smoother zesting, catches and measures zest, then scrapes it off backWhen something is called “The Better Zester”, your first reaction is that this must be giant sized braggadocio--at least that was my reaction … until I tried it. It is a...Kyocera The Perfect PeelerWhy It's Cool: Amazingly sharp blade, comfortable handle, head twists to provide flexible useWe all have vegetable peelers of various types and styles … from the ones we remember as a child, or from our time on KP in the military, or more recently … but every version...Trudeau Dripless Oil SpoutNorpro 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...