6 Kitchen Tools Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen by 30
You already have some decent pots and a chef's knife. Now, meet the next-level items that might just become your new favorites.
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Like many pros, Jeremy Ford
, winner of Top Chef
season 13, enthusiastically recommends a mandoline slicer—and says inexpensive, handheld plastic models are just fine. These tools, which allow you to slice fruits and vegetables to a uniform thickness (or thinness), will transform the way you handle vegetables. That shaved Brussels-sprouts dish
that seems to be on practically every new restaurant menu lately? Easy: Just run the sprouts over the blade (using the handy finger guard) and drizzle lightly with olive oil and lemon juice, or even Caesar dressing. Think you don't like radishes? Once they're paper-thin and sprinkled with sea salt, you may change your mind. Ford also likes to use a mandoline with beets and other root vegetables.