Tagged With kitchen tool school

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I don't know that there's a kitchen task less glamorous than peeling potatoes. Peeling potatoes is dull, monotonous work, and the humble y-peeler (as opposed to a fancier swivel peeler) may seem like dull tool by association. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, as this so-simple vegetable peeler can do so much more than peel potatoes.

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There are really two types of kitchen appliances: There are the true heroes of the kitchen -- the ones that make your cooking easier, faster and better -- and then there are the toys. I love my toys, but I could get by without them. I need my heroes though, and my the food processor is a multifunctional super hero. Here you'll find all you need to know to buy, use and clean yours.

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I love my stand mixer, but recently I've been seeing another appliance, and we really have something special. Though it could never completely replace my beloved red KitchenAid, I find myself reaching for my immersion blender (also known as a "stick blender" or "hand blender") to handle tasks I used to drag my stand mixer or food processor out for.

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Cooking is much more fun when you have all the right gear to turn your food dreams into food reality. If you have a contentious relationship with your kitchen, the problem may well be dull knives or the wrong tools, forcing you to slave over boring, repetitive tasks to make the simplest dishes. We teamed up with a group of chefs to come up with a list of gear for your kitchen that will transform the way you cook -- and eat -- without breaking the bank.