Get Straight As in Slicing
A mandoline makes perfect slices a breeze. It’s also faster than a knife for julienne or baton cuts. Keep a mandoline’s guard in place to prevent injury.
Zyliss Mandoline, $56.99, kitchenniche.ca
‘Chop & Serve’ Cutting Board
Cutting boards come in all shapes, colours, and materials. This is a chance for the kitchen gadget-phile to splurge and pick out a fun piece. Don’t worry about being innovative: there’s no evidence that a board made of wood, hard rubber, acrylic, or plastic is better, or safer, than another. Experts recommend using separate cutting boards for animal foods and plant foods to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination from raw meat, poultry, or seafood to uncooked vegetables or fruit.
‘Chop & Serve’ Bamboo Board, $69.99, sears.ca
Chop It Up
This one is the big man on the cutting board. The eight to ten inch blade is ideal for quick and easy slicing, dicing, or chopping.
Cook’s Knife, $55.00, kitcherama.com