Mandoline Style Slicers and Shredders
The horizontal surface of a mandoline slicer allow for quick and easy cuts of varying thicknesses (depending upon the adjustability of the blade). Foods can typically be thin sliced, thick sliced, cubed, shredded, crinkle cut, or julienned. Speed and uniform thicknesses are major advantages for using a mandoline style slicer.
As the name implies, spiral slicers are designed to provide spiral slices of various fruits and vegetables. They are ideal to make thin spiral slices for chips or salads. Use them to turn ideal to make thin spiral slices for chips or salads. Some can even be used to create perfect curly fries or thicker noodles. The crank handle makes all of this quick and easy to do even for the novice chef. Create fun garnishes for salads, soups, sautés, pasta dishes, and desserts! They certainly encourage crativity.
Specialized Cutting and Slicing Tools
There are tools that are designed for just about any task in the kitchen. That is certainly true for cutting and slicing tools. There are tools designed to remove kernels of corn from their cobs. There are potato cutters that that make extremely fast work of transforming potatoes into French fries. Create apple wedges. Create uniform banana, egg or strawberry slices. There are tools available for those very specific tasks.
Food choppers are to be found in different styles and sizes but their purpose is the same - to provide finely or coarsely chopped fruits and vegetables. To get finely chopped results, you just need to pulse or process longer, with generally very little effort being required. Use them to onions, celery, garlic, carrots for general cooking needs, to prepare tomatoes and other vegetables for sauces or salsas, or to chop nuts for desserts or garnishes.Many kitchen chefs find these to be very handy tools.
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Handheld Peelers, Corers and Graters
Such simple tools, but such an important place in the kitchen. Imagine trying to peel a potato with only a paring knife. It certainly can be done, and done proficiently, but how much simpler and easier would job be by using a potato or vegetable peeler instead. They cost little but make life so much easier. Also select from hand tools designed to hull strawberries, core pineapples, grate cheeses or more.