Kitchen gadgets I can't live without currently:
From top left, clockwise
Stand-up knife sharpener. Simply stand on the counter and drag knife through. Takes the guess work out of free-hand sharpening.
Microplane grater/zester. Works wonders with ginger and parmesan.
Madoline slicer. A dream with onions.
Boy scout style can opener. Tried and true, never breaks, super-cheap. I got tired of paying big bucks for can openers that only lasted a year, these little guys never fail.
Wooden spatula. Great for stir-frying and just general stirring. Won't melt, like plastic, or get too hot, like metal.
Last but not least, my beloved woo-woo. Or as most people call them, an immersion blender. Awesome for soups, mine comes with a mini chopping attachment that I use to make salad dressings, pesto, and marinades.
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