Friday, December 28, 2007

Kitchen Gadgets I Could Live Without But ...

... why suffer needlessly when

this little gadget does such a fine job? It's a garlic slicer/shredder (think mini mandoline) and it's made in Italy by ACEA. I found it in a small kitchen shop in Inverness probably 10 years ago; it set me back all of $7.

This little workhorse not only slices garlic paper-thin (I like garlic in my soups cut this way), you can flip it over and use the grater side (those 3 bars with teeth in the photo) to pulverize your garlic in mere moments. It works nicely for ginger root also.

Besides being able to find this on e-bay occasionally, it can be purchased here and here for just a few dollars more than I paid. That is if you wish to own one. I'm not suggesting you do. But trust me, if you use this just once you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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  1. Looks an interesting little gadget Christine, I use a Microplane grater with the little box attachment but haven't seen the slicer version.

  2. LOL! That's right. Why suffer needlessly?

    Paz ;-)

  3. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very interesting . . . yes why suffer needlessly. The paper thin garlic sounds like it would be worth it. I'm always trying to do that with a knife, I can't.

    A very happy New Year Christine.

  5. I got a chef's mandoline for Christmas but I have to watch a video to learn how to use it. Maybe this one would have been a better idea!

    Happy New Year, Christine!


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