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Zyliss Garlic Slicer

Zyliss Garlic Slicer

Oh, garlic how good you can be. Added to anything and your distinctive aroma entices. You can be smashed, chopped, baked or broiled. And let’s not forget sliced. ‘But sliced garlic can be difficult to handle,’ some might say. True, slickery little cloves try to run away. But not when enshrined in the Zyliss Garlic Slicer.

The garlic gadget consists of a food holder designed to contain any wayward cloves. Just peel a clove off the bulb, pop it in the contraption and slice away. Then fry, bake and sauté for all to delight. And no worries, the base stores any excess. Better yet, the device is less than ten bucks. Sliced garlic, you belong in everything.

May 29, 2013   No Comments

Grate and slice with a mandoline

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Kitchen gadgets are easy to accumulate: they are fun, encourage you to cook and make excellent gifts. One measure as to the usefulness of any kitchen gadget is how many degrees separate it from being a unitasker. Any device meant to do one thing is just going to end up cluttering up the junk drawer. If a gizmo can do two things, great. Three things, even better. But four? Hey. I’m on board.

Okay, this Zyliss 4-In-1 Multi Slicer/Grater might be pushing it, as almost any grater will at least offer the choice between fine and course, but not as many can handle slicing too. If you got a mandoline hanging out in your kitchen, there’s a good chance it doesn’t do any grating (although many do). Likewise for your grater, the slicer portion can be woefully inadequate. With the added bonus of a finger guard, this grater-meets-mandoline makes for a fine addition into the collection of kitchen gadgets designed to do more than one thing.

June 29, 2009   No Comments