The 5 Must-Have Gadgets Under $25 That This Food Magazine Editor Uses In His Own Kitchen

by Cristina Corvino 3:00 AM, February 22, 2018

Aired February 22, 2018

When it comes to the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets, there are so many to choose from -- so who better than a professional chef, like Chris Kimball, to separate the must-haves from the can-live-withouts?

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The "Milk Street" author has visited our show countless times, but for the very first time, we got a glimpse into his very own kitchen and the items he’s been reaching for lately.

Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer

You can thinly slice veggies for almost any dish -- like the Apple, Celery Root and Fennel Salad with Hazelnuts he made us -- with this must-have.

Chef's Press

These bad boys actually stack, making the cooking of this Ginger Beef -- and other meat, fish and veggies -- *super* efficient.

See the presses in action here!

The Grate Ginger Tool

Chris' absolute favorite part is the removable container that holds the sliced ginger so neatly.

MAKE THIS: Hoisin's Meatballs and Green Rice with Sesame

AccuSharp Knife & Tool Sharpener

Don't be fooled by the price (less than $10!), Chris says it really works!

Watch him demonstrate how to use it in the video above.

(You'll need to chop a lot of veggies to make this Braised Chicken Thighs with Winter Vegetables!)

Rachael Ray EVOO Dispensing Bottle

His favorite part of Rach's popular product? Since it’s opaque, it doesn’t let any light in, "which keeps the olive oil nice and fresh," says Chris.

TRY THIS: Orange and Olive Oil Upside-Down Skillet Cake