This kitchen hack came from my son. A simple solution to not having enough cookware lids.
I had to work this weekend so Iasked my husband to go to the 25th anniversary celebration at Cook Wares. Over the years Ihad taken classes at Cooks Ware and had bought my share of items from them. They were selling their anniversary cookbook and vendors were selling some of their favorite gadgets. So I sent my husband to buy the cookbook and a gadget.
Happily, my husband found an OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Spiralizer with StrongHold Suctionthat actually works. This is my third attempt at owning a spiralizer. First, I tried a hand held version, but it was awkward and hard to hold. Next I tried an electric version which was bettter but still did not work well. In order for it to work well the vegetable needs to be just the right size. Though even still the vegetable often fell to the side and would not spiralize properly.
I love kitchen gadgets and I admit I buy gadgets that are more fun than necessary. How many times have I gone through my kitchen drawers to find those coveted gadgets sitting there and never used. When I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in my thumb last year I decided that there was nothing wrong with looking for tools which would make my life easier. I found a couple of tools I would like to share with you.
The Swing a Way Comfort Jar opener has notches along one side which you can adjust to the size of the jar or item you want to open. You squeeze it and then turn the lid to open. It works very well and I have to say is very easy on the thumb. It does not feel like I am opening a tight item. the black rubber part which is suppose to act as a grip so your thumb is not holding onto the metal piece does move up an down. Though it does not affect the action of the opener. At just under $10.00 it is well worth the price.