2. Immersion Blender
"It's great for emulsifying anything, like vinaigrettes, sauces and purees."
Birch & Barley, Washington, D.C.
"After overbuying at the farmers' market, I use a dehydrator to make amazing snacks: dried apples, pears, plums, mangoes, even turkey jerky for the dogs."
Border Grill, Los Angeles
5. Salad Spinner
"Buy whole-leaf lettuce: It's cheaper, yields more and tends to be better and fresher. Take a little extra time to wash it, and make drying it easy on yourself."
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
6. Bamboo Steamer
"It's an elegant tool for cooking fish and vegetables to perfection."
Dahlia Lounge, Seattle
"I use my Kuhn Rikon peeler for anything and everything I peel or shave at home. I couldn't easily live without it."
North Pond, Chicago
9. Champagne Stopper
"Sometimes you just can't finish the bottle, and this will keep it fresh for the next day."
A Voce, New York City