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.

Like this? Want more?
preview
Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web