8 Ingenious Cooking Gadgets

Woman's Day
At Home
June 14, 2012

By Grace Gavilanes


Go-Go Gadget

Looking to cut your cooking time in half? Or, better yet, transform boring recipe prep into something fun? From a handy strawberry huller to a sleek pineapple slicer, click through to see inventive gizmos that will make tackling kitchen tasks faster, easier and more enjoyable.
















No Fruit Left Behind

Demystify mango cutting with this sleek one-step tool. Simply press down on the side grips and watch as the steel blades isolate the mango's core with precision-carving as close to the seed as possible. OXO Mango Splitter, $12.95; SurLaTable.com
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Not the Pits

All you need is a strong grip to operate this chrome-plated cherry pitter. Bonus: It features a guard that helps eliminate splatter. Crate & Barrel Cherry-Olive Pitter, $7.95; CrateAndBarrel.com

















Double Duty

Taco night just got easier at your house with this multitasking utensil that can be used to remove an avocado's pit and create tortilla-ready slices. Chefs Avocado Slicer and Pitter, $14.95; ChefsCatalog.com
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The Short Hull

This petite huller has a push-button "claw" that you insert into each strawberry to pull out the leaves and stem, leaving plenty of juicy fruit intact. Chef'n Strawberry Huller, $7.95; Williams-Sonoma.com

















Ring-a-Ding

Create fresh pineapple rings in minutes with this convenient slicer that removes all the fruit-leaving the shell undamaged in case you want to use it as a luau-inspired container for food or drink. Williams-Sonoma Pineapple Easy Slicer, $19.95; Williams-Sonoma.com
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Come Out of Its Shell

Next time you need to clean shrimp, swap out your paring knife for this streamlined device. In one quick motion you'll split the shell and remove the vein. Shrimp Cleaner, $5.99; OXO.com

















Roll with It

Peel garlic cloves in a flash with this no-fuss gizmo that removes their papery skins with a simple roll of the tube. E-Z-Rol Garlic Peeler Tube, $8.79; ChefTools.com
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No Fruit Left Behind

Demystify mango cutting with this sleek one-step tool. Simply press down on the side grips and watch as the steel blades isolate the mango's core with precision-carving as close to the seed as possible. OXO Mango Splitter, $12.95; SurLaTable.com














Original article appeared on WomansDay.com.

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