Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
These mighty multi-taskers have secret skills.
Did you know your vegetable peeler had hidden talents? Have you been using that pasta spider just for draining pasta? Don't waste their potential any longer! With the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, it's no wonder chefs get creative. More often than not, that means making more of the equipment we already have on hand — you won't see a lot of avocado peelers or bagel slicers in a professional kitchen. We can also be incredibly loyal to our favorite tools. Everyone I cook with knows how much I love my microplane!
That super sharp little grater is just one of four utensils that do a lot more than meets the eye, from portioning perfect cookies to making buttered toast a breeze. Here are a few of my favorite ingenious uses for everyday tools I guarantee you already have in the kitchen.