5 Favorite Fruit and Vegetable Tools

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  • July 22, 2015

Since I am fortunate to be surrounded by so many useful, fun and sometimes delicious products as a part of my day, I thought I would begin sharing my 5 favorite finds on a regular basis. Today we are talking fruit and vegetable tools for the kitchen. Summer is the perfect time to put these various items to good use. So, let’s get started! 

Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer

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This machine is totally worth the money spent on it in my opinion. If you are looking for ways to creatively incorporate more vegetables into your or your children’s diet, this will do the trick. This machine offers a 3 or 4 blade option (I recommend the 4 blade) that allows you to spiralize (slice) vegetables into different thicknesses to be used in stir fries, salads, sandwiches,  as pasta (just peel the zucchini and your kids won’t know it’s a vegetable!) and many other uses that are up to your imagination. This can also be used on potatoes making thinly sliced or curly fries that you can choose to bake or fry, to slice fruits, beets and onions as just a few examples. (Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blade) $45

Lemon Juicer  

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Everyone has a hand held juicer of some sort. But does it really work and do you have to use every one of your muscles to get the juice out of the fruit? This lemon juicer does a great job on not only lemons but also limes and even small oranges to get every last drop of freshness from the fruit. This juicer has an extra gear mechanism increasing juicing power and minimizing hand strain. And that is the trick! (Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer, Lemon) $25

Silicone Brush Set 

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If you like to bake or bbq, this will be your new favorite tool. In fact, there are three brushes at different lengths in this set. Easy to clean silicone (the brush pops off for dishwasher) and no bristles end up in your food. The long brush is perfect for using on the BBQ so you don’t burn your arm putting sauce on the chicken. And they are made of heat resistant silicone. (Set of 3 Silicone Basting Brushes) $6 

Red Berry Colander 

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You no doubt have full size colanders in your cabinet. But do you have one that is just the perfect size for a pint of blueberries? Melamine construction makes it lightweight and easy to clean. (Tovolo Mini Melamine Berry Colander – Blue) $7 


OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner

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No more buying bagged lettuce after using this salad spinner. Fresh lettuce from the farmer’s market will stay crisp using this easy to use tool. Washing lettuce is no big deal but drying it so that it retains its crunch can take a while. Not with this useful kitchen tool. It’s a simple, one handed operation that has a patented pump mechanism and brake button. Try using it for herbs and even drying berries. Multi tasking at its best!  (OXO Good Grips Green Salad Spinner) $25


What are your favorite fruit and vegetable kitchen tools? Thanks for stopping by!


  • I have silicon brushes, but not a spiralizer. This is the first time I’ve actually stopped to consider buying one.

  • Elizabeth O. says:

    These are really awesome, it’s perfect for people who love preparing salads! I love the spiralizer, it makes cooking a lot more fun for me and the kids. All of these are must-haves!

  • I’ve got my fiery eyes set on that Spiralizer. As days go by, I find myself wanting more of veggies and that piece of art will extremely be useful for my fast kitchen antics.

  • Nikki Jenner says:

    I love the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer, this is an awesome gift idea for moms who love to cook! I want it myself, a silent helper in the kitchen that helps me in slicing and curling my veggies!

  • Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all great fruit and vegetable tools for any kitchen. I would really love to have the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro. This is something I have wanted for a while and will have to look into getting it. Thanks for sharing the tools.

  • Lisa Rios says:

    I always love trying out new items in my kitchen. The Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer is something which I would say a very much handy tool for my kitchen & I love that cute looking Salad Spinner as well.

  • Rosey says:

    I do think the spiralizer would be fun. I bet it would help the kids eat their veggies!

  • Jeanette says:

    Signed me up for all and any kitchen gadgets! The funny thing is is I’m not really big into cooking but my favorite thing to get is kitchen gadgets.

  • Mitch says:

    WHat a great selection of gifts! Personally, I want the spiralizer! I would make zucchini spaghetti!

  • I have a spiralizer that I really like to use. I mainly make zoodles and put it in stir frys.

  • Sarah says:

    What a great collection of tools to have in the kitchen for fruits & veggies!

  • I would love to try the spiralizer. It would be a great way to prepare zucchini noodles for healthy meals! I’ll be looking for one on my next trip to the store!

  • Liz Mays says:

    I know I’d be making a lot of meals with that spiralizer. The lemon juicer would be handy for a lot of recipes too.

  • We have a spiralizer and the kids love to be creative with it. I have to say I love a fried spiralized curly fry. Love OXO products.

  • Pam says:

    If you like salad, having a good salad spinner is a must. I have wanted one of those veggie spiral slicers for a while now.

  • Jeanine says:

    i really need to get a spiralizer. I think its the one thing I’m lacking in my kitchen. It would be great to be able to use it with veggies and see what the kids think of it!

    • Inspiring Kitchen says:

      The sneaky thing to do is make zoodles and not tell the kids that it is really zucchini. Just peel the green off and they won’t know once buried in marinara sauce! Healthy meals made easy!

  • Bella says:

    I can’t imagine my life without a spiralizer – IT IS SO COOL! I need to get a new salad spinner though, mine broke a few weeks ago.

  • Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    What a really great set. I could really use these in my kitchen. They look really helpful.

  • Rebecca Swenor says:

    The red berry colander is something I would love to have too. I love it is perfect size for 1 pint of berries. Thanks for sharing these awesome tools.

  • Robin Ruehrwein says:

    I have been wanting to own a spiralizer for a while now to try out some different veggie dishes! This one looks like it is exactly what I need.

  • Jeni says:

    Ooh! Some of those are pure awesomeness. The silicone brush sets that’s for sure and then the spinner that looks great too.

  • rika says:

    I have the Padermo spiralizer . I love it so much but don’t really use it everyday

  • I love the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer. These are all great tools for any kitchen.

  • Anosa says:

    I just got a spiralizer and I am loving it, it’s my most used utensil in my kitchen.

  • Adrienne says:

    That spiralizer looks so cool! I almost bought one and then decided not to. This has made me change my mind.

    • Inspiring Kitchen says:

      If it helps, I just saw them on sale at Williams Sonoma for 20% off….

      I love mine and use it often especially this time of year with all the fresh veggies. Thanks for your message.

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