- Food and Cooking
The Best Kitchen Tools For Fruit Preparation!!!
Summertime Kitchen Tools For Under $20 Each
Fresh fruit is delicious and healthy and it's something my family eats a lot of.. Some types take some extra preparation to be able to eat easily. My son likes apples sliced up and I can't give him cherries until the pits are out. Having the right tools makes preparing his favorites fruits so much easier. Several kitchen stores have began selling new kitchen gadgets that are very useful in preparing different fruits. I have assembled a list of the best chef quality kitchen tools that I have found for under $20 each.
Fresh fruits are everywhere this time of year from your local grocery store to the farmers markets there are an abundance of options. With these kitchen items you will be enjoying fresh fruit all year long.
Sweet Juicy Watermelon Slices
Who doesn't love a delicious slice of watermelon? I sure do! Roadside stands and pickup trucks laden down with huge green watermelons seem to be everywhere this time of year. and my family is sure buying their fair share of them right now..Watermelons are nutritious and low in calories and they are such a good snack on a hot summer day. The only downside to eating watermelon is trying to cut slices with a regular kitchen knife. This ,watermelon knife is the perfect size to cut a watermelon into delicious slices..
Red sheath, with its decorative seed-shaped accents, coordinates with the whimsical design of the knife
Try Some Watermelon Salad In This Cute Watermelon Basket
A two sided melon baller makes it easier to make pretty fruit baskets
Dual sided melon baller head
comfortable soft grip handle
National Watermelon Day is August 3
Sweet Delicious Cherries
One of my first memories of eating these delicious little fruits was when I was a little girl. My mom had bought a bag of cherries and I popped one into my mouth and almost broke a tooth on the pit inside. I thought it was a grape I guess! I loved to eat cherries but always hated having to eat around the pit. Now cherries are one of my favorite fruits to make desserts with.I love baking and making jams with all types of cherries including Bing cherries and dried cherries Cherry pie is delicious and so is cherry sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream.They are nutritious and there are many health benefits to eating them. I have a cherry pitter now and this kitchen tool is essential for preparing cherries quickly and easily.
Easy To Use Cherry Pitter
Removable splatter shield prevents stains
Sturdy, die-cast zinc construction removes pits with ease; soft, comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure while tool is squeezed
Extra large to accommodate Bing and Rainier cherries; has a recessed cup to securely hold smaller varieties when pitting
I use fresh pineapple almost every morning in my juicer. I also like to give my son fruit in the morning as part of his breakfast.Preparing a fresh pineapple can be intimidating so most people just buy it in a can or in the produce department of their local supermarket. Like all fruit pineapple has great nutritional value and is low in calories. With the right tools and some simple instructions on preparation everyone can enjoy fresh pineapple. For instructions on how to cut a pineapple I have included a great article with step by step instructions. The second article contains some easy recipes for pineapple upside down cake.
Pineapple Slicer & Corer
How Do You Eat Your Pineapple?
I drink orange juice everyday.Even though I own a large juicer a small juicer just for citrus fruit makes cleanup time much easier. We eat quite a few oranges too.My husband takes them to work for lunch and one of my son favorite snacks is orange slices.I am lucky enough to live 20 minutes from a place called World Showcase of Citrus where I pick my own oranges whenever they are in season. One of the biggest hassles for me is trying to peel an orange. These peelers make the job so much easier and anyone can use them.
A simple and practical way to peel oranges, ring size hole makes it easy to grab
Blade cuts without damaging the orange and easily remove the peelings with the edge
30-watt electric citrus juicer with 34-ounce capacity
Valencia oranges are in season from late March through June.
Fresh Picked Strawberries
Sweet juicy bright red strawberries what could be better? Every year I go strawberry picking with my kids. I will never forget the first time my son tasted a strawberry. After his first hesitant bite he promptly wolfed the whole strawberry down! I have a ton of recipes for strawberries. Everything from strawberry shortcakes to strawberry pie. Our family enjoys strawberries so much that I also freeze them and make jams too. The absolute best way to eat strawberries is with whip cream. Yummy! Using a strawberry huller and a slicer makes preparing all these strawberries faster and easier.
Easy to use; insert StemGem into strawberry, twist and remove stem; strawberry remains intact
Try One Of These Strawberry Recipes - courtesy of Mr. Food
There are many different varieties of apples but two of my favorites are the green Granny Smith and Red Delicious. I like to pack these for lunches and picnics as they are sturdy and don't spoil quickly. My son has become old enough to eat apples but it was such a hassle to cut them into slices. An apple corer slicer makes cutting up apples for snacks or recipes a breeze.
Apple Corer and Peelers
Ideal for salads, pies, canning, drying, delicious treats, and everyday kitchen use
Durably made of enamel-coated cast-iron with stainless-steel blades and a chrome shaft
Cores and evenly slices fruit with one maneuver
Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. There are apples that have an aftertaste of pears, citrus, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, strawberries, grapes and even pineapple!
I love Mango and I put in my juicer all the time with other fruits. This is the hardest fruit I have ever worked with. The skin on the fruit is hard to peel and the fruit is difficult to split. This mango splitter has made preparing and eating this fruit much easier.
It's true some of the best peaches I ever had are from Georgia. But, I am more familiar with peaches grown in a different area. My dad lives in a town named Gaffney in South Carolina. If you have ever driven through the area on your way to Charlotte North Carolina you would remember it from the water tower in the shape of a giant peach. I am a true southerner and have quite a few peach recipes in my collection. One of my favorite desserts to make is peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream melting over the top. Talk about a slice of heaven. Yummy.... Using this peach pitter makes preparing anything with peaches much easier.
Peach Pitter and Slicer
Makes 12 perfectly shaped slices
The Top Reasons Why I Eat Fruit
Fruit is tasty and full of nutrition. It is a great alternative to sugary sweet snacks that my child tends to want. Most fruits take little preparation. Grapes taste great if you freeze them for a few hours before eating. Blueberries are full of antioxidants and I add a few to smoothies cereal and yogurt for a delicious boost of flavor. I can't think of a healthier way for my family to get there vitamins than straight from nature.
Visit Affordable Adventures by Sheri for all of your vacation planning needs. Whether you like to book your own vacations or like to use a professional travel planner we can fulfill all your travel needs.