Kitchen tools to simplify your life (not just junk up the drawers)

Chef's Knife-
Cooking dinner with a dull knife is like trying to create ringlets with an unplugged curling iron. Sure, if you don't have anything better to do, give it a whirl. But why make things ... more 
Chef's Knife-
Cooking dinner with a dull knife is like trying to create ringlets with an unplugged curling iron. Sure, if you don't have anything better to do, give it a whirl. But why make things harder on yourself? Cook's Illustrated gives the bargain Victorinox 8-inch chef's knife top marks, and it's kind of amazing how much quicker the nightly onion and carrot chopping can go when you're working with a sharp blade. (Might as well snag a goof-proof knife sharpener unless you're a whiz with a whetstone). Buy at amazon.com less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:18 PM EDT

You're probably thinking the last thing you need is another kitchen gadget, and I hear you. But those animal-shaped pancake molds cluttering up the drawer can't hold a candle to these tools in terms of durability, usability, and indispensability. Put these in your kitchen and you'll breeze through making dinner as easily as Pink sings upside down in a sling.



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