Problem-Solving Kitchen Gadgets
Molded out of a single piece of silicone (i.e. the head won’t come off mid-stir) with the right balance of sturdy yet flexible, this heat-resistant utensil (up to 464 degrees Fahrenheit!) will see you through stews, cakes batters, and much more. Choose from one of 11 vibrant colors.
To buy: $16, productofgir.com.
Featured June 2013
Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler Polka Dot
A fun design update for the trusted Y-peeler. Use it to easily strip peels off zucchinis, apples, and even tough butternut squash.
To buy: $5, kuhnrikon.com.
Progressive Collapsible Hand Strainer
The silicone basket in this space-saving strainer is delicate enough for berries but sturdy enough for potatoes.
To buy: $13.50, amazon.com.
Chef’n Freshforce Ladle
Get into every corner of your saucepan with this clever triangular-shaped ladle. Plus, the extra deep scoop means fewer trips from pot to bowl.
To buy: $10, amazon.com.
Tovolo Colossal Cube Mold
Try out the popular supersized ice trend at home. These 2 ¼-inch cubes melt slowly so they won’t dilute your homemade Manhattan or favorite whiskey.
To buy: $15 for a set of two molds, amazon.com.
NexTrend Garlic Twist
Avoid a garlicky cutting board with this handy tool. Just place a clove inside, twist, and out comes a recipe-ready mince.
To buy: $23, amazon.com.