I AM A GADGET GEEK and I'm stoked about my latest round of little kitchen helpers. These tools help make life in the kitchen a little easier and more interesting.
|Sharper Image 4-In-1 Salad Spinner|
Beautiful, sturdy, multifunctional - The Sharper Image 4-In-1 Salad Spinner Mandolin Slicer is an amazing tool. Does a great job of removing the water from salad greens and the ample bowl with rubber top to store and serve your salad in is very handy. Love the green (happens to be my favorite color). A couple of negatives: the blades for the slicer and shredder could be a little sharper (but they still do an adequate job) and the food handle is a little awkward and wobbly--hard to steady the food item being sliced. Overall, I like this tool a lot because it is sturdy, the spinner part is great and it does make the work a little easier. I'm giving it 4 hearts. ♥♥♥♥
|Williams-Sonoma Peach Pitter|
Peach season is in full effect so peaches are plentiful and busting with flavor. Why not take advantage of the bounty and incorporate fresh peaches into your summer recipes? The Williams-Sonoma Peach Pitter is really fun and easy to use and it comes with a cover for safe storage. Just position the circle on the cutter over the tip of the peach (or nectarine) and bear down in one swift motion. It cuts the peach into 12 perfect slices that are separated from the pit. I've already gotten a lot of use out of this tool (made Peach Tomato Pasta, Peach Balsamic Dip & Salad Dressing and more). I used a small brush to clean all of the crevices and the blades. One reviewer said she also used it for apples. I LOVE this awesome gadget. It deserves 5 hearts! ♥♥♥♥♥
|Kuhn Rikon Kitchen Shears|
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new Kuhn Kitchen Shears w/Herb Stripper! Scissors are extremely sharp--can be used to cut just about anything, the herb stripper is very cool and I love the protective storage cover. It's got a nice weight and feel to it. Easy to clean. This tool also gets 5 hearts. ♥♥♥♥♥