Cook's Illustrated Equipment Reviews

For kitchen gadget enthusiasts as well as anyone who likes to cook, Cook's Illustrated equipment reviews are a great resource for finding out about new tools on the market. The following are just a few of their (and our!) favorites. ~
Paderno Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer

Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long noodles and ribbons for “pastas,” salads, and side dishes. Paderno's spiralizer is simple, intuitive, inexpensive, and stable. It easily spiralizes apples, beets, potatoes, and zucchini with relatively little waste. Better yet, the Paderno Tri-Blade is able to turn almost all of the produce into even, consistent noodles and ribbons, even butternut squash! First Place Winner!




Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

The Oxo 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer has a double-headed configuration with a knife on one end and a slicer on the other. The serrated plastic knife easily slices the skin while the plastic blades create clean, uniform slices. The circular pitter makes for safe and easy work of removing avocado pits.



Oxo Good Grips Citrus Squeezer

Constructed of die-cast aluminum, this sturdy citrus squeezer fully extracts the juice from lemon and lime halves and is effortless to clean. The soft, nonslip handles absorb pressure and provide a firm grip. 



Ateco Offset Spatula

For frosting a cake, there’s no better tool than an offset spatula. The long, narrow blade is ideal for scooping and spreading frosting, and it bends like a stairstep where it meets the handle for better leverage. Ateco's offset icing spatulas have an appropriately sized blade that’s thin and nimble. The handle is comfortable and attached to the blade at an ideal angle. Highly Recommended!




The Original JarPop JarKey
JarKey is an award winning jar opener that fits all traditional preserving jars. The JarKey is placed against the lid of the jar, and with a slight lift, the vacuum is released, and the lid can now easily be unscrewed by hand. The unique thing about the JarKey is the special three-point principle that ensures the vacuum to be released by a gentle lift without damaging the lid. 



Zyliss The Right Scoop

Perfectly balanced with a superior scoop shape, the award-winning Zyliss Right Scoop Ice Cream Scoop handles even the hardest of ice creams with minimal effort. With an ergonomic handle and built-in thumb rest, this scoop makes serving up ice cream a treat!


Stay tuned for more of our favorite gadgets! And remember, you can buy them in any of our three stores as well! Click HERE for store hours and locations!~








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