8 Double-Duty Kitchen Tools
1. Vegetable peeler
Run a peeler along the corners of a block of cheese or chocolate to create think hearty ribbons that you can use to garnish on salads or desserts.
Turn sugar cubes into granulated sugar by placing one cube at a time into a garlic press and squeezing it shut. One cube equals 1 teaspoon of sugar.
Use small ballers to core apples and pears and scoop cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Use larger ones to scoop ice-cream into a bowl.
The sharp wheel on a pizza cutter makes cutting through all kinds of other foods a breeze. Use the cutter to separate waffle segments and to neatly slice a grilled cheese sandwich.
Sturdy metal tongs measuring about 15 inches long are like having an extra set of heatproof hands. Use them to turn meat on a ridged grill pan, to toss salads, mix pasta with sauce and rotate cake and pie tins in the oven.