Gadgets to Help you Make the Most of Your Veggies
Knives down and slicers on. These innovative products are designed to save time, labor and valuable digits when prepping vegetables in a busy kitchen. A few of the must-haves include:
THE BIG SPIN.
VP2 “Greens Machine,” a deluxe 20-gallon vegetable dryer from Electrolux. While its original circular tub of vibrant green is now history, the new VP2 adds color with a dizzying array of features. Chief among them is the drying power that takes all the moisture out of 16 heads of lettuce or other green leaves and cuts vegetables in fewer than five minutes.
Bermixer PRO 750W from Electrolux. Easy to grip, use and clean, this hand-held mixer quickly proves its value in the kitchen. Mix, liquidize, whip or emulsify vegetables with a flick of the switch.
TWICE THE SLICE.
Redco Fruit Slicer and Redco cucumber slicer from Vollrath. With 28 non-corroding blades and a one-stroke operation, the fruit slicer eliminates 75 percent of the time and cost of cutting fruit by hand. A full five-inch cutting area is optimal for large fruits and provides a consistent cut for attractively presenting a variety of fruits, including pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Great for salads and sushi bars, the cucumber slicer is three times faster than cutting by hand, with a one-stroke system that slices lengthwise and cores at the same time.