Essential Gadgets

A kitchen funnel--for filling jars and bottles.
A pair of kitchen shears--great for cutting herbs or poultry.
A meat pounder--produces very thin slices of meat or poultry.
A melon baller--for making ball shaped melon pieces, ice cream, cookies, truffles and candy.
An apple corer--makes coring apples a dream.
A fruit juicer--for fresh lemon and orange juice.
A pastry brush--for glazing pastry and meats.
A garlic press--for crushing garlic and shallots.
A kitchen scale--great for measuring when counting calories.
Cookie cutters--for making cookies and fun-shaped sandwiches.
Pastry bag and decorating tips--for decorating cakes and cookies; it is also great for making lovely appetizers or potato swirls.
Pastry scraper--for removing dough from your work surface.
Pastry blender--for cutting shortening into flour.
Candy thermometer--essential for making candy or sugar syrups.
Pepper mill--for freshly ground pepper or other spices.
A Japanese or meat cleaver--for chopping meat or vegetables quickly.

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