Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The Gadget Corner - Lettuce Knife

I have been thinking about posting a monthly "gadget corner" on the blog. There are a lot of nifty kitchen gadgets on the market these days. Some of them work, some don't. Some are worth the big bucks and some are not.

How 'bout we Sistas share what our favorite gadgets are for whoever out there reads this blog?

I'll start with something very simple and inexpensive. It's a lettuce knife. I learned about this when I was working as a waitress at Baker's Square Restaurant during high school. We would use a chef's knife to chop up a head of iceberg lettuce from which we used as the base of our salads.  However, towards the end of the night the cut edges of the lettuce would begin to brown and we'd have to throw it away and cut up a new one. If I had known about this gadget back then, I would've saved the restaurant a lot of money! (Or at least $2 a day.)

The metal from the knife is what turns the lettuce brown. It's just not appetizing. But use a plastic knife, and the lettuce looks fresh and green for many days! These are inexpensive and don't take up much room in your drawer.

There you have it - my gadget of the month!

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