The PSP Shopping List: Top Kitchen Gadgets

Shopping for the chef in your life? Here are some tools that PSP members love to make slicing, dicing, peeling, and boiling a breeze.

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Pull String Chopper 

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“This allows you to chop everything super quick. Onions and garlic for spaghetti? Super quick. Peppers and cilantro for guacamole? Super quick. It’s also incredibly easy --- and my kids love to pull the string.”


Pot Drainer with Handle

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“It's flat so it doesn’t take up a bunch of room like regular strainers! Can’t go back to a regular colander now.”


Garlic Peeler & Slicer

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“I love love love my garlic peeler. It came with a slicer too, which has been super helpful for quick, easy, thin slices of garlic. 

The peeler is so easy to use and cleans no problem.”


Garlic Crusher 

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“A current favorite is this durable and sleek garlic crusher.”


Onion Cutting Goggles

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“My favorite kitchen gadget is my onion cutting goggles. Sure, my kids and the husband make fun of me for wearing them but no more tears as I chop!! Yay!”


Herb Scissors

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“I was also gifted herb scissors and they are great too. Easy way to cut herbs, but super sharp (yes I made the mistake of trying to wipe off the herbs once on the sharp side and ooops! cut my finger!)”


Lemon Squeezer

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“I don't know how I juiced citrus before that squeezer.”



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“No more cheese getting stuck in a box grater.”

“I've had a longstanding love affair with my microplane as there's very little I wouldn't add zest or parmesan to.”


Immersion Blender

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Wooden Mortar & Pestle

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Tortilla Press

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“We've been getting a lot of mileage out of our tortilla press since the beginning of the pandemic- super easy to make quick corn tortillas! I think I bought it ten years ago and tried it once unsuccessfully, but during the great flour crisis, maseca was the only game in town. The key is to line the press with a plastic bag and use maseca (I follow the instructions on the bag- just maseca and water).”


No Boil Over Lid

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“I love this no-boil-over lid from Pampered Chef. No more oatmeal or rice spills! The liquid just seeps back into the pot.”


Strawberry Huller

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“I love my OXO strawberry huller (who knew such a small thing would make such a big difference).”


Egg Slicer

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“It’s so random but I also bought an egg slicer from IKEA on a whim and use it all the time.”


Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer

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“The kitchen gadget that makes me happiest right now is my apple peeler/corer/slicer. Every time we went apple picking, I would swear that this is the year that I pop for one. But then I wouldn't, because I didn't want a one-use gadget, which this certainly is. 

After 15 years of apple picking, and three months of pandemic time, I decided to get one, from the kitchenware shop on Atlantic. And it makes me happy. I can't say I use it all that often, but I love it. It helps that I have a little room for goofy gadgets.”


Mini Cutting Board

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“Not a gadget per se, but a mini cutting board has made my life so much easier.”


Metal Mesh Gloves

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“No more skinned fingers while grating/mandoline-ing, and also, how cool is it to have a metal mesh glove?!”