7 Game-Changing Kitchen Gadgets to Try This Summer
It just isn’t a summer weekend without a relaxing stroll to the farmers’ market. But after you haul back your eco-friendly sack stuffed with strawberries, corn on the cob and watermelon, the real work (aka the meal prep) begins. Here, seven game-changing gadgets under $20 that take the pressure off what can be a totally tedious task.
Strawberry Huller ($8)
Friends don’t let friends waste strawberries. This nifty gadget gets inserted at the stem to remove leaves in one swift motion—and maximize the amount of fruit left behind.
Corn Zipper ($13)
Extra-sharp stainless-steel teeth make it a cinch to speedily (and efficiently) strip kernels of corn off the cob. Bonus: This tool is dishwasher-safe.
Watermelon Slicer ($15)
Manually coring a watermelon can get…a little messy. (So. Much. Juice. On. The. Countertop.) With this gadget, you can cut—and serve—even slices and leave the liquid in the rind.
Heavy Duty Avocado Tool ($8)
It’s the ultimate avo toast solution: This all-in-one device will split, pit and slice your avocado with minimal risk—aka pit removals gone wrong.
Grape and Small Tomato Slicing Guide ($10)
All you want is perfectly halved cherry tomatoes in your summer salad. This tool—which can slice up to a cup at a time—will get the job done lickety-split.
Cherry and Olive Pitter ($13)
Our favorite part about this tool is the splatter guard. (Ever tried to get cherry juice out of a white dress? We rest our case.)