8 Essentials for a Healthy Kitchen
Make what's good for you with these smart new kitchen tools.
Do you tend to tear up while cutting onions? RSVP International Onion Goggles ($20; bigkitchen.com) have a foam seal to help prevent those irritating sulfur vapors from bothering your eyes.
($16 for set of three; casabella.com) scour your pots and pans without wrecking them. And they're so cheerful they almost make dish-duty fun.
You don't need to pull out your clunky juicer to enjoy fresh-squeezed OJ: Just place your citrus of choice atop the Citrange Juicer ($20; momastore.org) and twist into your glass. It's low-tech, but gets the job done—the funnel filters out the seeds.
Blend and go
Mix up a single serving of your favorite smoothie in the Oster My Blend Blender (starting at $28; amazon.com). Simply blend in the bottle, pop on the sports lid, and you're off.
Cut the fat
Expertly sear and brown chicken and meat inthe Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron 10-Inch Round Fry Pan ($40; cuisinart.com). Since it's enameled cast iron, you won't need much oil or butter. Plus, it's dishwasher safe.
Why cast iron?
This type of cookware is superdurable. It's also stick-resistant without containing the potentially harmful chemicalsin traditional nonstick cookware, notes Jackie Newgent, RD,author of Big Green Cookbook.
The two-in-one Kuhn Rikon Strawberry Knife Colori ($12; surlatable.com) easily scoops outthe stems of strawberries, then slices them up for healthy snacking.
Chop herbs—and calories
Seasoning with fresh herbs adds big flavor to a dish without jacking up the calories. Make it easy on yourself: The compact Microplane Herb Mill ($20; williams-sonoma.com) minces those herbs with a flick of your wrist.
Whip it good
Don't you hate it when you can't get all the batter out of the bowl? Enter the Tovolo Better Batter Tool ($13; chefscatalog.com), designed to whip up properly fluffed batter and scrape the bowl clean.