This Kitchen Tool Does It All, And You Probably Have One

April 6, 2016 | By | Comments (3)

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Folks, this is the miracle kitchen tool you’ve been waiting for. It slices, it dices, it cores. It smashes garlic to smithereens and deftly scrapes vanilla seeds from the pod. You can butcher a crown roast or skin a single salmon fillet. It takes seconds to clean and moments to hone and sharpen. And a great one will last you a lifetime.

What is this miracle kitchen tool you ask? Yep, it’s your standard kitchen knife.

In a world of tomato hullers, avocado pitters, and vanilla bean splitters, a great knife is truly all you need. All those gadgets save a minute or two at most, clutter your drawers, and are so oddly shaped or multi-pieced that cleaning them is a puzzle. Brush up on your knife skills and the “problems” those fussy contraptions seem to “solve” become rather silly.

Watch any cooking show and you’ll notice that chefs rarely use anything other than a knife—maybe a spatula or a whisk. You don’t need to be lightening fast with a blade as they are, just aware of how to position your hands and the best motion for the job. A little practice and patience, and you’ll never need most kitchen tools again.

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  1. kindofpurple

    Agreed! However, the Oxo 3-in-1 avocado tool is a must have for me!!

    April 10, 2016 at 9:25 pm
  2. Peyton

    I wish I had shown this to my wife about 200 gadgets ago.

    April 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    • Kimberly Holland

      I think we’re all a little guilty of loving our gadgets! 🙂

      April 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

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