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#1 Jaybee

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:32 PM

a couple of kitchen tools I am lacking. I want good quality, but not super expensive top-of-the-line. What are your favorites?


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#2 KungFuPanda

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:40 AM

I use a stainless steel microplaner for zesting. It works really well and wasn't expensive. I have a couple pepper grinders and they all work. I'm a little fussy about kitchen tools, but these two aren't hard to come by at a low price.
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#3 Carol in Cal.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:02 AM

I like this zester:  https://us.microplan...ine-grater.html


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#4 Alessandra

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 06:09 AM

I've had a Peugeot pepper mill for decades, still working as new. I think this was Julia Child suggested in Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

http://thesweethome....st-pepper-mill/

I have the microplane that looks like a file. I like the shape because I can grate the lemon on it OR hold the lemon and move the grater back and forth -- my preferred way, because I can see when I am getting too close to white part of rind. Iirc, I spent about $15 on it. I didn't get it from WS, but it looks like this.

https://www.williams...c=PRODUCTSEARCH

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#5 elroisees

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 07:44 AM

I have this pepper mill, and I like it.  It's very easy to use, and it has a little cap underneath so it isn't always sprinkling the counter with pepper bits.  It's not super sexy for the table, but I use it in the kitchen; we don't usually serve pepper at the table.  https://smile.amazon...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 


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#6 hellen

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:45 AM

Another vote for the microplane rasp grater.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:58 AM

Came in to add my Microplane Rasp Grater. :thumbs up:


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#8 Katy

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

A few years ago I got disgusted with highly rated kitchen gadgets that break quickly.  Now I just order something with great reviews from Williams Sonoma.  Haven't been disappointed in them yet.


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