Vegetable peelers shave cheese
Adam Voorhes for Reader's Digest
For thin, long slices of cheese, shave the block with a vegetable peeler. Serve on a Caesar salad or pasta. Also use a vegetable peeler to slice hard, cold butter; the thin strips melt quickly on warm toast.
Grapefruit spoons remove pulp
Use this jagged spoon to scoop melons and winter squash: Its rough edges neatly remove slippery pulp and seeds. If you’re baking, use it to remove eggshells from egg whites; the pointed edges cut through slimy eggs far easier than a regular spoon.
Ice cream scoops measure cookie dough
Portion dough with an ice cream scoop for large, uniform cookies and clean hands. For smaller cookies, use a melon scooper.