10 Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen Gadgets

Some gadgets make you say, “why didn’t I think of that?!” I’m a bit of a gadget freak; herb choppers, citrus squeezers, zesters, spinners, fryers, juicers, you name it I own it.  I’ve had to cut myself off from buying kitchen tools and gadgets for awhile, my cabinets and drawers are getting a little out of hand. Since I own the basics, I’ve moved on to collecting what I call ridiculous but necessary kitchen gadgets. I’ve narrowed down my Top 10 favorite gadgets. These make great hostess or holiday gifts.

1. Corkcicle Air: Chills your favorite bottle of wine in 15 minutes or keeps your wine cold for up to an hour. 2. OXO Egg Slicer:Slices hard boiled eggs for salads and sandwiches. 3. Himalayan Salt Block: This unique block enhances the flavor of anything you put on it. You can cook meat, seafood, veggies and serve cheese and fruit on it. For recipe ideas, check out this salt block cookbook by Mark Bitterman. 4. Citrus Press: Perfect for squeezing every drop of citrus from your fruit. Get the biggest size (the orange one) so that you only have to buy one. 5. Microplane Zester/Grater:This can be used for zesting citrus and cheese. 6. Herb & Spice Infuser: Don't forget the herbs! Keeps your herbs together while adding flavor to your stews and soups. 7. OXO Cocktail Citrus Peeler: This gadget makes the perfect citrus curl to garnish your drinks or desserts.8. Yolk Out: Separates the egg yolk from the whites in one easy squeeze.9. Pizza Stone:Take your homemade pizzas up a notch with a pizza stone. This makes your crust crispy like your favorite pizzeria. 10. Houdini Wine Opener: Cuts your foil and opens your wine in less than 30 seconds.