7 cool tools to spice up supper
Skip the bottled lemon juice from now on.
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The Lekue Citrus Sprayer Set ($15, amazon.com) lets you easily spritz fresh fruit juice on meals (or in cocktails) for a little extra flavor. One small and one large sprayer mean you can use it with everything from limes to grapefruits.
Steaming is certainly a healthier alternative for dinner prep, but you often lose a lot of flavor in the process. Not so with the Imusa Asian Bamboo Steamer ($14.99, imusausa.com). With this cooking tool, you can amp up the taste by adding herbs to the steaming water. Bonus: The multiple bamboo-woven layers let you steam several things at the same time and still keep your meal's nutrients.
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Two for one
You'll always have the right kitchen tool on hand with Vacu Vin's 2-in-1 sets. We like the handy Kitchen + Nutmeg Grater ($12, vacuvin.com), the smaller grater is nested in the handle of the larger kitchen tool, to spice up dinner or dessert. Other clever combinations include the Pasta Spoon + Timer, the Cake Server + Divider, and the Citrus Grater + Zester, all priced under $15.
Chop it up
Everyone loves the flavor of fresh herbs, and Cuisipro's Cordless Herb Chopper ($38, amazon.com) makes it easy to add plenty to your dishes. The device's small size means it's convenient to store and to hold in your hand. Better still, with just a touch of a button, you can control how finely your greens are chopped.
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Create your own delectable dressings with the Salad Zinger ($24.99, zinganything.com). By adding fruit, spices, herbs, garlic, or other flavorings to olive oil and vinegar, you can make unique versions to your favorite vinaigrettes.
From finger sandwiches to fancy layered desserts, it's easy to pack a lot of flavor into a small package with Architec's Five Minute Stackable Appetizer Maker ($19.99, amazon.com). Just layer what you'd like inside the device and then slide the knife through the slots in the side for bite-size treats that make a splash at your next party or just at your next family dinner.
Add avocado to your meal in a snap with Oxo's Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer ($9.99, amazon.com). This handy tool helps you cut through the fruit's skin, remove a stubborn pit, and slice up the avocado, so you'll have guacamole in minutes.