Category Archives: Tools & Gadgets

What is the best garlic press

The humble garlic press has one thing in life to do and that’s to crush garlic but there is a divide on whether to use one or not.

There are some cooks that argue the press produces garlic extract with a a huge difference in flavour, while others view the press as suspect and completely avoid it.

In its favour the garlic press is a very handy device that gives you a uniformed minced garlic that’s much smaller than we could achieve by hand. Continue reading What is the best garlic press

Which is the best knife sharpener to buy

After a while your knives will go blunt and cutting and slicing gets harder and harder.

To get your knives back to tip top condition you need to sharpen them and this is were a knife sharpener comes into its own.

They are simple to use and range from a simply manual knife sharpener were you run the knife up and down or back and forth using human power to get a sharp edge or you can buy one that uses the power of electricity that has grinding wheels to take all the effort to get a sharp edge. Continue reading Which is the best knife sharpener to buy

What are the best salad spinners

A salad spinner is a great gadget for removing excess water from your washed salad greens.

They are very easy to use and simple in design. Salad spinners are usually made from plastic with an outer bowl and an inner removable colander or strainer basket that you place your salad to be dried.

A lid fits onto the outside bowl and contains a spinning mechanism that once activated by turning or pushing down on a handle causes the inside strainer to rotate at speed.

The excess water is spun off and captured in the outer bowl leaving your salad completely dry.

The reason you might want to use a salad spinner is to keep the greens from going limp and enabling salad dressing or oil to stick to the dry leaves. Continue reading What are the best salad spinners

Which is the best mandoline food slicer

Do you need to cut fruits or vegetables thinly and evenly but cant get the desired results with an ordinary kitchen knife.

A mandoline is the perfect gadget giving you the ability to slice a variety of thickness’s, dice, julienne and even cube.

Easy to use and a fast clean-up, comfortable hand guard that grips food securely and a convenient height adjustments are all important features in a mandoline slicer. Continue reading Which is the best mandoline food slicer

Which is the best electric carving knife

Take the hard work out of carving your roast with an electric carving knife.

Why struggle with with an ordinary knife when an electric knife helps you get cuts that are cleaner, more even and consistent at a touch of a button.

Useful for cutting breads, roasts, ham, turkey, and meats.

Using one can also minimize the time and energy needed to carve even the toughest meat. Continue reading Which is the best electric carving knife

What is the best potato peeler

Nobody likes peeling potato’s so any gadget that helps you do the job for you is a godsend.

From the simple hand held peeler’s that you peel a single potato at a time to the electric peeler’s that do multiple potato’s in one go there’s bound to be one suitable for you.

The traditional way of using a sharp knife is not only dangerous but unless your very good at peeling you end up cutting off more skin than you need to leaving  a lot more waste and a much smaller potato than if you used one of these clever gadgets. Continue reading What is the best potato peeler