Gadgets Galore

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Lifestyles Magazine, October 2008

Williams-Sonoma products

The de Buyer Red Mandoline, of stainless steel and polymer composite, slices ingredients easily and precisely.  Williams-Sonoma, $99.95.

The stainless steel Chop Nutter with hand crank makes a mundane task quick and even fun. Williams-Sonoma, $16.00.

OXO’s ergonomic Corn Stripper strips kernels from the cob and gathers them in a ½ cup container.  Williams-Sonoma, $12.00.

Versatile and well-designed, the Multi-Chopper has three pushers and four sets of blades that make slicing vegetables and coring apples all but effortless.  Williams-Sonoma, $49.95.

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Made of green silicone, the Poachpod take the mess and hassle out of poaching eggs.  Bed, Bath and Beyond, $9.99 for a set of two.

The Aerolatte Steam Free Milk Frother give lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and milkshakes a nice frothy head. Bed, Bath and Beyond, $19.99.

The Chef ’n Garlic Zoom features stainless steel blades for chopping or mincing garlic in seconds.  Bed, Bath and Beyond, $9.99.


Perfect for eco-conscious folks who don’t have the time or space to maintain an outdoor compost pile, the NatureMill PRO Automatic Composter in green and black features a pedal-operated pop-up lid.  Target, $399.99.  Available only online at

The Mario Batali Panini Grill of cast iron with a porcelain enamel finish features uniform heat distribution and is oven safe up to 500° F.  Target, $89.99. Available only online at

The 3-quart Rival Stainless Steel Fondue Maker features a premium nonstick cooking surface for easy clean up and cool-touch handles.  Target, $29.99.

Pop wine corks with the touch of a button using the Oster Inspire Cordless/ Rechargeable Wine Bottle Opener. Target, $19.99,