Victorio Apple Peeler

Spear an apple on the holder and crank away! In seconds you have a peeled, sliced and cored apple. I use this (okay, my husband uses this) every Thanksgiving for my famous apple crisp which requires 2.7 Kg (6 pounds) of apples to feed the hordes. I have a White Mountain brand, though this Victorio looks close.

Mayes 10207 Straight Edge Aluminum Ruler

An important tool I use all the time in my kitchen is an industrial-strength ruler, 2-inches wide by 24 inches long. I use it all the time to develop recipes that are exacting, and also to follow recipes that call for doughs to be a certain length or size. All of which ensure I have […]


Frywall is a heat-resistant silicone shield that can be placed in a frying pan to prevent splatters. Available in 10-inch or 12-inch sizes, each size will actually fit pans that are approximately that diameter. Packaged rolled-up in a small sleeve, the 12-inch size seemed disconcertingly large and floppy when I first unfurled it. I set […]

Oxo Good Grip Angled Measuring Cup

I have the 250 ml (1 cup) and 500 ml (2 cup) versions and love the ability to accurately measure liquids while viewing from above – no stooping necessary! Set includes 1-cup, 2-cup and 4-cup version.

Amco 2-in-1 garlic press and slicer

This generously-sized tool does a nice job of both mincing and slicing. Made of cast zinc, it is easy to clean, and includes a self-storing cleaning tool.