You won't go wrong with any of these timesaving tools as gifts for friends and family who love to cook.
JAR OPENER Great for gripping stubborn jar lids. Choose one that will adjust to various sizes.
KITCHEN SHEARS Useful to quickly snip fresh herbs and dried fruits, to cut up hot pizzas and bread doughs for rolls, and to open packages with ease.
VEGETABLE PEELER Perfect for peeling vegetables and citrus fruits, and for making chocolate curls or large coconut flakes.
SMALL TONGS Terrific for serving bite-size hors d'oeuvres or a fruit-and-cheese course.
EGG SLICER Slick for slicing eggs, mushrooms, strawberries, and kiwifruits.
GRATER A whiz at grating citrus peel, hard cheeses, chocolate, and even spices such as cinnamon. The Microplane Grater and Zester has ulstrasharp blades that yield an abundance of grated food in seconds.
PARING KNIFE Great for detail work, such as removing strawberry hulls or peeling tomatoes.
MINI SPATULA Handy for removing the first bar cookie from a baking pan.
FRUIT PITTER A must-have for removing pits from olives and cherries without a lot of mess.