15 Kitchen Gadgets That Make Cooking With Seasonal Produce Easy
You’ve got a well-stocked fridge full of the season’s best produce, but how do you make the most of them? Look to these 15 kitchen essentials that make prepping and cooking your favorite fruits and veggies a cinch.
De-stemming kale and other hardy greens can be a huge pain — unless you have this tool.
If you’re not sold on the spiralizer craze yet, employ this julienne peeler. It won’t take up any precious counter space, and you can try out some veggie noodles for yourself.
Stop wasting your berries by slicing off the hulls with a knife. This tool removes the tops effectively, with minimal waste.
Don’t risk getting a case of “avocado hand” by hacking into your avocado with abandon. This special tool safely pits and slices your avocados every time.
Getting jalapeño on your cutting board, hands, and knives is no fun (especially if you accidentally touch your eye later!). This jalapeño corer safely removes the spicy membrane and seeds.
If you’ve tried slicing corn kernels from the cob, you know it can be a messy, slippery mess. Try using this tool to maximize the corn you get from each ear.
For shortcake, cereal, yogurt parfaits, and more, chances are you’ll slice lots of strawberries this summer. Save time with this genius tool.
Don’t suffer through another helping of bland canned pineapple again with this gadget that breaks down a whole fresh pineapple.
If you want to make fresh cherry pie, or serve olives at a party without having someone choke on a pit, this little tool will be indispensable.
If you like lemon in your water, but don’t like having to deal with the rinds and seeds, try this helpful kit. It includes a juicer and ice cube molds, so you can freeze citrus juice and use it to flavor your beverages and keep them cold.
Watermelon is one of the true pleasures of summer dining, but slicing it is a huge, sloppy pain. Instead of cutting your melon into the classic rind-on wedges, use this tool to produce mess-free pieces.
Stop spending $15 a jar on hipster pickles and learn how to make them yourself. This fermentation crock regulates everything so you can produce batch after batch with ease.
A silicone cup cradles the avocado, to stop the air from getting to it and turning it brown.
These scissors mince herbs quickly, so you’re more likely to actually bring home that fragrant basil from the farmers’ market.
Part kitchen tool, part stoneware art, this strainer both stores and rinses berries with style.