I love kitchen gadgets that make my life easier! I don’t have a real roomy kitchen, so I have to be selective. A lot of my favorites are hand tools that just WORK! I will be updating this page regularly, so check back every so often to see what my latest and greatest tools are.
Vidalia Chop Wizard
This very sturdy chopper is wonderful for making quick work of turning tomato, potato, and onion slices into a medium or fine diced product. Really fast for potato soup making, tomatoes and onions for salads, sauces or soups. Comes with a comb to easily clean up after use.
Pampered Chef Garlic Press
Getting a good garlic press is critical to a plant-based kitchen. You want one that squeezes the garlic easily, that doesn’t require you to peel the clove, and comes with a tool to clean the little holes. This one checks all the boxes! Based on some reviews, I don’t recommend putting it in the dishwasher. I’ve never put it in a dishwasher and never had any problems, but apparently dishwashers tend to take of some of the finish.
Magnetic Knife Holder
Found in every professional kitchen, but less commonly in home kitchens, a magnetic knife holder is the very best way to store your knives so they are not bouncing around getting dull in a drawer, and will prevent accidental cuts when you reach for a knife. You might want one for larger knives and metal tools and another for paring and garnish knives. You really don’t need a lot of knives if you have a good selection of high quality knives and a sharpener to keep them in optimal form.