Kitchen gadgets are all the rage these days. Take a look in any modern kitchen and you will find at least a few time-saving or labor-saving devices in there.
Of course our grandparents did their cooking chores the long way, but there is no need for us to do that when we have access to these handy Gadgets to help us out while we prepare food. Many of the gadgets can be used to do more than one task, and lot are dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.
Why the Spiralizer is a Must-Have
One of the most popular Kitchen gadgets has to be the spiralizer, a device which produces vegetable ‘noodles’, spiral cuts and shoestrings. You can make long ribbons of radishes, carrot or cucumber to add to a salad, or spirals of apple for apple slaw. Try using spiral-cut lengths of zucchini instead of spaghetti to serve with your bolognese dish, or make crunchy homemade coleslaw in just a few minutes. Use a spiralizer to cut potato chips, shoestring potatoes, onion rings, or fries in next to no time.
Spiralizers come in different forms, so you can find something to match your budget. The most basic ones are shaped like a large pencil sharpener, and you simply wind your zucchini, carrot or other vegetable into it, choosing from a thick or thin width. Others are larger and might have a handle you wind instead of manually feeding the vegetable through. Some come with a variety of blades to choose from, while others just make long lengths or ‘spirals’ out of the fruit and vegetables.
The Versatility of the Mini-Processor
A mini-processor is like a regular food processor but on a much smaller scale, and they cost a fraction of the price. Many keen home cooks have a mini-processor as well as a larger device, just because this little gadget is so handy for making a small amount of anything.
You can use it to chop nuts or herbs, whiz together a salad dressing in seconds, make homemade guacamole, salsa or marinara sauce, create small quantities of whipped desserts, chop vegetables, and so much more. Some models cost less than 20 dollars, and this kitchen gadget is small enough to keep on the kitchen counter the whole time. You will find yourself using it nearly every day. A good example is the Black & Decker 1-1/2-Cup One-Touch Electric Chopper available on Amazon.