10 Tools That Make It Easy to Eat Your Fruits and Veggies
If you're trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, these genius gadgets should be in your kitchen drawer. From an avocado pitter to a pineapple corer, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds on Amazon.
A slice of juicy watermelon is a telltale sign that summer is here. But this wobbly oversized fruit is notorious for being hard to slice. Thanks to Interesthing Home, there’s a fix for that: the watermelon slicer. With curved stainless steel blades and an extra-strong scraper, this tool helps lift fruit from the rind in picture-perfect slices. What’s more, the gadget doubles as tongs for any task around the kitchen—much like these other kitchen tools with secret uses.
Kale, Chard and Herb Stripper
De-leafing your greens doesn’t have to be a chore. With this handheld tool ($8), you can just place the stem into the hole, then pull it through to effortlessly remove the leaves from the stalk. Now you have no excuse not to make one of these good-for-you recipes starring kale.
3-in-1 Avocado Slicer Tool
This triple-duty tool ($7) is the answer to your avocado toast dreams. Not only does it peel the creamy green fruit but it also pits it and slices it. And if you need proof that avocados are good for more than just brunch and guacamole, here are 50 delicious dishes made with the trendy fruit.
You love asparagus… but you don’t love when you get stuck with woody stalks that are tough to chew. This peeler ($7) is the perfect solution to easily remove the outer skin without wasting any of the vegetable itself. Once you’ve got your veggies ready to go, follow these tips for making the most delicious asparagus ever.
StemGem Strawberry Huller
One of the simple pleasures of summer is digging into a dessert made with fresh, juicy strawberries. Avoid the hassle of trying to cut the core out of each berry with a knife (no thank you!) by using this huller ($8) instead, which has a claw that easily removes the center and stem of your fruit.
Whoever invented these goggles ($20) deserves an award. They’ve solved any chef’s number one pet peeve: crying while cutting onions. This effective eyewear works by blocking the fumes that irritate your eyes so you can slice, dice, chop and mince without any tears.
Peel, core, slice… this convenient contraption ($12), with its reinforced blade and non-slip grip handle, does it all. AKA you can have perfect rings of pineapple in seconds. And not only is pineapple a tasty treat but it also has a bunch of health and beauty benefits.
Whether you have a little one who refuses to eat corn on the cob or you’re making one of these fresh corn recipes, this tiny tool ($19) is a dinnertime game-changer. And the best part is that as you strip the kernels off the cob, they fall directly into the cylinder so you don’t make a mess.
Mango Slicer, Splitter and Corer
To be honest, we’d eat a lot more mango if it was easier to cut. Now it is, thanks to this three-in-one slicer, splitter and corer ($14). Simply position it over the fruit, press down and voila! If you don’t have one of these nifty tools, follow this step-by-step guide to peeling and cutting a mango.
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