7 Compact Kitchen Gadgets
Chef’n ZipStrip Herb Zipper
Quickly remove the leaves from rosemary, thyme, and sage with one pull through this palm-sized device. The attached bowl measures the herbs in tablespoons, cups, and milliliters.
To buy: $8, surlatable.com.
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OXO Dusting Wand
This slim tool is a neat way to evenly dust pans with flour, cakes with powdered sugar, or your favorite coffee with cinnamon.
To buy: $10, oxo.com.
Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jar
Pack your kid’s lunch (or yours!) in this insulated spill-proof container to keep it warm or cold for at least six hours.
To buy: $45, amazon.com.
Microplane Cube Grater
This sturdy box has three different razor-sharp blades. A protective cover keeps hands out of harm’s way, and doubles as a measuring cup for your carrot, cheese, or chocolate shreds.
To buy: $20, williams-sonoma.com.
Taylor Egg Timer
Perfectly boiled eggs are only a few minutes away with the help of this timepiece. Simply plop it into the pot of eggs and watch the color red move from soft to medium to hard.
To buy: $4, target.com.
Siliconezone Pie Crust Shields
Baking enthusiasts: skip the foil tent. These five flexible pieces fit neatly onto pie crusts up to 10-inches wide to guard against burning.
To buy: $8.40, amazon.com.