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Kitchen gadgets

Consumer Reports magazine: February 2012

A new "must have" kitchen gadget seems to emerge each week, especially on TV infomercials. We asked our Facebook fans which basic gadgets they actually use, then tested several variations—some 40 products in all. Personal considerations such as hand size and cooking habits precluded our experts from naming any single-best gadget. But they've pointed out the types of can opener, peeler, grater, zester, and garlic press whose wide appeal and smart design should guarantee years of use.

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