moHA! Ginger Grater
The moHA! ginger grater has blades that are arranged in all directions for steady grating, as opposed to a one-directional rasp grater. But like with a wand-style rasp grater, moHA!'s cutting surface is made of sharp and durable precision-cut stainless steel. When you rotate the device, an integrated cleaning arm sweeps in a circular motion to scrape shavings off the blade, so all of the grated food ends up in your recipe, not stuck in crevices. A small compartment catches food shavings, for less mess and easier measuring; plus, the concave sides are comfortable to hold and allow you to keep a firm grip on the grater during use. The moHA! Ginger Grater has pieces that detach easily for cleaning, but the device stays together during use. When you're done using it, simply disassemble and toss it in the dishwasher.
Milk Street Kitchin-to™ Knife
A unique cross between a Japanese vegetable knife and a Chinese cleaver, the Kitchin-to™ will replace your chef’s knife.The knife's overall design borrows elements from our two favorite knives: the Japanese vegetable knife (nakiri) and the Chinese cleaver (cai dao). The 7-inch-long blade is nearly as tall as a cleaver—almost 2.5 inches at the butt—and 1.5 millimeters thick, much thinner than most Western-style knives and sharpened to an acute 15-17 degrees per side. The Kitchin-to™ can mince, chop, slice and push-cut, and it's broad enough to use as a bench scraper for transferring chopped foods from the cutting board. And similar to a Japanese santoku, the gently arced blade design can be used for both Western- and Japanese-style cutting methods. Its blunt tip keeps fingers safe, and the butt of the bolsterless blade is curved inward to make it easy to grip for fine control. A filework pattern machined into the blade near the handle acts as a grippy, tactile point for the thumb and index finger to grasp securely.
The knife’s ergonomic handle is made from micarta, a nearly indestructible composite created from layers of linen tightly compacted in phenolic resin. The material feels smooth and secure in the hand and becomes subtly grippier when wet. The handle is flattened on top to securely fill the palm, then tapers downward toward the butt of the knife to accommodate a secure grip.
Christopher Kimball for Henckels International 3-Piece Knife Set
I sat down with Zwilling J.A. Henckels to produce three everyday knives that meet the needs of every home cook. Manufactured in Albacete, Spain—where Henckels has been making knives since the 18th century—these knives feature comfortable, midsize polymer handles and tough high-carbon stainless steel that will hold an edge and resist rust. They are constructed from German stainless steel with a forged one-piece design and triple-rivets in the handle. The set includes a 7-Inch Chef's Knife inspired by the lightweight Japanese santoku knife; 5-Inch Utility Knife with a microserrated edge; and 4-Inch Paring Knife with a Japanese-style, acutely pointed kiritsuke tip. — Christopher Kimball
4-inch paring knife Weight: 4.8 ounces Dimensions: -Blade: 4 inches -Handle: 4 inches 5.5-inch serrated prep knife Weight: 6.4 ounces Dimensions: -Blade: 5.5 inches -Handle: 4 inches 7-inch cook’s knife Weight: 11.2 ounces Dimensions: -Blade: 7 inches -Handle: 4.5 inches Material: Forged German stainless steel
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Ratchet Grinder
Most pepper mills (this model also grinds spices) take forever to grind just one tablespoon. This new design—which we developed with Kuhn Rikon—is easy to use and produces all the spice you can use quickly and easily. Its innovative back-and-forth ratchet action is easier than a twist-style mill, especially for those with hand issues. The precision ceramic grinder is effective and durable, and the front-loading hopper is far easier than top-loading grinders, where half the spices inevitably spill during filling. Perhaps our favorite feature is the removable bottom container, which makes it easy to measure and transport spices to a stovetop pot or mixing bowl.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Wok Spatula
Also known as a “wok shovel,” this broad, short spatula perfectly fits the radius of our wok and is an essential tool for the quick movements of stir frying and sautéing. It’ll also work well with most any stainless or cast-iron skillet, much less looks tidy enough for tableside serving.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Spice Jar Set of 4
We strongly encourage grinding whole spices fresh for your recipes. Sure, it’s an extra step, but the flavor boost is transformative. That’s why we designed a Ratchet Grinder with Kuhn Rikon and these accompanying stacking spice jars, which snap onto the bottom of the spice mill for less mess and easy storage. These 3-tablespoon containers are just the right size for holding a small amount of spice without letting it go stale. We also love the containers for transporting small amounts of spices and seasonings in our lunch or picnic containers. A desk lunch will never be boring again.
Christopher Kimball for Kuhn Rikon Traverse Power Whisk
Our Traverse Power Whisk has a revolutionary flat, coiled design, which works faster than a balloon whisk to whip up egg whites or heavy cream. It has more concentrated tines, which are in constant contact with liquid to incorporate more air. Also, it will reach all the way to the edges of your saucepans and containers, unlike that awkward balloon whisk. Use it back and forth, not in a circular fashion, and see how much time and energy you will save on whisking. The traverse whisk is also versatile enough to emulsify pan sauces or blend batters—it’s the only whisk you’ll need. Try it in our Tangy Maple Whipped Cream.
Pingto Bamboo Chopstick Sets
Chopsticks come in all shapes, sizes and materials, These vibrantly colored, durably fashioned chopsticks from Japan are just the right length and width for most anything. We use them beyond the dinner table for stirring drinks, stirring batters and frying delicate items. Take note: The chopsticks come in a six-piece set.
Christopher Kimball for Henckels International 7-Inch Chef's Knife
Our chef's knife blade is 7 inches, not 8. It weighs a bit over 6 ounces, not 10. It has a deeper blade, a huge advantage that makes it easier to rest the flat side of the blade against the knuckles while slicing, which substantially improves comfort and safety. The heel of the blade is scalloped, which means there is room to bring up your fingers for a good grip on the blade for close-up work. It also feels like a knife that you can handle, which won't get away from you like a 20-inch chainsaw or a 12-cylinder sports car. It has enough power to do the job, but it's not overwhelming. The knife also features comfortable, midsize polymer handles and tough high-carbon stainless steel that will hold an edge and resist rust. (To preserve the blade’s edge, we strongly recommend hand washing and drying.) It is constructed from German stainless steel with a forged one-piece design and triple-rivets in the handle. — Christopher Kimball
Opinel Brunch Knife
Opinel's Brunch Knife might be the new favorite knife you never knew you needed: a breakfast knife that actually cuts. The blade is partially serrated to slice crusty toast and chewy sausages—it's not overly sharp, just keen enough to get the job done without a struggle. The 4.5-inch broad blade and rounded tip are very effective at scraping the bottom of jars and spreading butter and jam on toast. Choose between a natural beechwood or blood orange handle, both of which have sleek, classic designs that will match any table setting. To keep your knife in good condition, we recommend hand-washing and drying promptly.
Dimensions: Total: 8.25 inches, Blade: 4.5 inches Material: Blade: 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel, Handle: Hornbeam (orange handle) or beech wood (natural) Place of Origin: Designed in France; manufactured in Portugal
Hand-wash recommended; dishwasher-safe. Place knife in cutlery basket blade side down and wipe before storage.
Milk Street Chef's Slotted Turner by Lamson
Also known as a fish spatula, Lamson's slotted offset spatula is an indispensable and endlessly useful kitchen tool for sautéing, stir frying, grilling and more. The long, flexible paddle is lightweight and easy to manipulate, yet it's sturdy enough to lift half-pound burgers and whole grilled cheese sandwiches. On the other hand, the sharp, angled edge and ultrathin design will easily slide underneath delicate foods like eggs, pancakes or its namesake fish fillets. The hardened and tempered high-carbon stainless steel—the same stuff Lamson makes its knives from—gives it a terrific springiness. We worked with Lamson to produce this exclusive version of the Slotted Turner, with a durable polymer handle in our favorite Milk Street high-visibility orange. The pop of color makes it easy to find in the messiest utensil drawer or beneath all the dishes in an overstuffed sink.
GIR Silicone Spatulas
GIR's silicone spatulas are beautiful, durable and heat-resistant up to a whopping 550 degrees Fahrenheit, so they won't warp or melt when you're cooking. They have a unibody design, with a layer of pharmaceutical-grade, BPA-free silicone wrapped around a heat-resistant polymer core, so they will never break. We like that the nonporous material is easy to clean and antimicrobial—it also won't pick up any odors or flavors, unlike wood. The thin blade is sturdy yet flexible, perfect for scraping food from the edges of your containers. GIR offers these spatulas in both an Ultimate and Skinny size, so you can use them with your largest mixing bowls or narrowest jam jars.
Dreamfarm Garject Garlic Press
We found the most effective garlic press on the market. From Australian company Dreamfarm, the Garject is designed for unpeeled garlic cloves so you don't need to get your hands dirty. A spring-loaded button ejects peels out of the device and straight into the trash, while a built-in scraper automatically pushes minced garlic into your dish once you open the press. We love the Garject's streamlined design, and the handles are slightly longer than other models for added leverage and easier pressing. It feels sturdy and balanced in the hand, not flimsy like some garlic presses, and the hopper fits multiple smaller cloves so it's more efficient. With the self-cleaning scraper and peel-eject button, the Garject needs very little additional cleaning—we find a quick rinse to be sufficient. But as an added bonus, it's also completely dishwasher-safe.
Christopher Kimball for Henckels International 4-Inch Paring Knife
Our paring knife features a Japanese-style, acutely pointed kiritsuke tip, which is designed for easy piercing and fine detail work. I even use this knife for trimming fat from a roast or even cutting up a chicken. the knife also features comfortable, midsize polymer handles and tough high-carbon stainless steel that will hold an edge and resist rust. To preserve the blade’s edge, we strongly recommend hand washing and drying. It is constructed from German stainless steel with a forged one-piece design and triple-rivets in the handle. — Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball for Henckels International 5.5-Inch Utility Knife
We designed a 5.5-inch serrated knife that is truly an all-purpose knife. It has a unique micro-serrated edge that is only available on this knife and will stay sharp for ages without maintenance. (Mid-size knives are part of every chef's toolbox.) Good for more than just tomatoes, this knife can be used in place of a larger chef's knife and is guaranteed to cut through anything and everything. — Christopher Kimball
GIR Silicone Flips Spatulas
GIR's Flip spatulas have broad, angled blades designed for lifting and—you guessed it—flipping foods. Their sturdy construction can handle your heaviest steaks, while the edge is finely tapered and flexible enough to slide under delicate foods like fish or eggs. The spatulas are made with pharmaceutical-grade, BPA-free silicone that is heat-resistant up to a whopping 550 degrees Fahrenheit, so they won't melt or warp over time. We also love their unibody design: A seamless layer of silicone covers a fiberglass core, making it easier to clean. The materials also have low heat retention, so you don't have to worry about burning yourself every time you leave your spatula resting on the edge of a pan. It's gentle on your nonstick pans yet durable enough that you can even use it over an outdoor grill on medium-high heat (about 400 degrees). Choose between the Mini size for your morning eggs, the Ultimate for whole chicken thighs, or even the Lefty version.
Lefty Dimensions: Length: 12.6 inches, Width: 3 inches
Mini Dimensions: Length: 10.9 inches, Width: 2.6 inches
Ultimate Dimensions: Length: 12.6 inches, Width: 3 inches
Material: Silicone, polymer core
Use: Heatproof up to 464 degrees Fahrenheit; heat-resistant up to 550 degrees.
Opinel N°117 Spreading Knife
This knife from French company Opinel has a broad blade that is ideal for all of your butter, jams and nut or seed butter, and its shorter length also allows for more control when slicing solid terrines or hearty tapenades. We like to think of it as a multifunctional cousin of the company's Brunch Knife, with the compact shape designed exclusively for spreading. Made with high-grade Swedish stainless steel, it's durable and dishwasher-safe, while the varnish wood handle is smooth, comfortable to hold and will continue to look beautiful over time.
Total Length: 6 inches Blade Length: 2 inches Blade Material: 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel Handle Material: Beech wood (natural) or hornbeam (orange) Place of Origin: Designed in France; manufactured in Portugal
Care: Hand-wash recommended; dishwasher-safe. Place knife in cutlery basket blade side down and wipe before storage.
Cuisipro Measuring Spoons
Every element of these stainless steel measuring spoons was thoughtfully designed to conveniently reach the bottoms of your most narrow spice containers, from the oval bowl to the long, slender handle. Their durable stainless steel feels sturdy and balanced in the hand, and the contours of the handle are comfortable to grip. We especially like that the spoons feature a gentle curve at the end that keeps them upright on countertops—no more spilled salt—and helps the spoons neatly nest into each other for compact storage.