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Kitchen Tools

Our favorite kitchen tools are those that are durable and of high quality. We don't go for kitchen "gadgets." Instead, we purchase ones that will serve us well for years to come.

We have been using all of the tools and equipment listed on this page for years, and we highly recommend all of them.


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Zyliss 7-in. Jumbo Aluminum Garlic Press Recommended by the folks at Cook's Illustrated, this is by far the best garlic press we've used. It is easy to clean (comes with an attached cleaning tool), and has a large garlic hopper. We love garlic, so we use this several times a week (sometimes daily!).


Bonjour Salt Vault This is the best way to store your salt and have it ready for cooking. This container looks great on the counter, too! It is made from the neem tree, and is a tropical evergreen related to mahogany. Native to Southeast Asia, it is stronger and more durable than teak.


9-in. Unicorn Magnum Plus Pepper Mill, Black The Magnum Plus holds over a cup of peppercorns that are easily added through the large hole on the side of the mill, and works very fast & efficiently, (Cook's Illustrated includes it in their "Best" category). The grinding mechanism has nickel-plated heads that will maintain their cutting edges and won’t rust. The Magnum Plus has a lifetime guarantee.


Microplane Zester/Grater w/Protective Cover Great for zesting hard cheeses and citrus fruit. This tool works like a dream!
Cuisinart 7-c. Basic Food Processor  Cuisinart 7-c. Basic Food Processor Sized to be the perfect food prep companion, this Cuisinart Food Processor will mix up a little pesto for two and then puree soup for a party of seven. The powerful motor performs the tasks of a much bigger food processor, making short work of coarse chopping, smooth blending and all the multiple food prep tasks in between. Includes: a 7-cup Lexan Work bowl with handle, work bowl cover, with large feed tube and pusher, stainless steel chopping blade, medium shredding disc, standard slicing disc, spatula, and instruction and recipe book. An extra-large feed tube holds whole fruits and vegetables and the machine is powerful enough to knead bread dough with ease. It is easy to use and easy to clean and comes with additional accessories: stainless steel slicing and shredding discs, chopping/mixing blade, a dough blade, small and large pushers, a detachable disc stem, compact flat cover, spatula, an instructional how-to video and an instruction/recipe book. Backed by a full 5-year motor warranty and a limited 3-year warranty on entire unit.
Henckels 9-pc. Gourmet Steak Knife Block Set  Henckels 9-pc. Gourmet Steak Knife Block Set From the J. A. Henckels Gourmet Series, this Steak Knife set with block is a great gift for the meat lover on your list. Use them when you serve roasts, steak or meats that require a little more sharpness than a butter knife. The stain-resistant knives feature the company's FRIODUR ice-hardened, high-carbon stainless steel blade, crafted to hold its precise edge for a long time. The easy-to-hold handle is securely connected with 3 rivets, and is break-proof and colorfast.Over 260 years ago, the J. A. Henckels company was founded in Germany with a commitment to manufacturing only top-of-the-line cutlery. Today, the company is known the world over for its dedication to superior craftsmanship and quality.


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