Summer kitchen gadgets
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Six Summer Kitchen Gadgets You’ll Love

Kitchen gizmos for the fruits and veggies of summer.

By Live Naturally Staff

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All-in-One Salad

Salad ChopperCreate a delicious, beautifully chopped summer salad from start to finish with the Kuhn Rikon Salad Maker. Rinse and drain your greens and veggies in the basket; then quickly and safely chop and slice them with a large knife through openings in the basket. You can use the lid as a cutting board, too. Tip everything into the clear bowl, add dressing, toss, and you’ve got a lovely salad to serve. Have leftovers? Store in the bowl, and cover with the lid. $25,

DIY Dressing

Salad Dressing MixerPrefer to make your own salad dressing? Mix and store your homemade blends in the Chef’n Emulstir Salad Dressing Mixer. Fill the vessel with ingredients—measurement lines in cups, ounces and milliliters make it easy—and press the cork to seal. Then turn and unlock the puller handle, and pump up and down to emulsify. With a drip-free spout, your dressing is ready to serve right from the vessel. Choose from glass ($19.99) or plastic ($14.99), both dishwasher-safe.

Easy Juicing

Easy Clean Slow JuicerHurom’s H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer helps you turn the bounty of summer’s fruits and veggies—nuts, too!—into fresh juices and smoothies. Easy to assemble, use and then disassemble for cleaning, this juicer comes with several strainers for everything from nonpulpy juice to a thick smoothie. There’s even a strainer to make slushies using frozen fruits. The juicer’s slow speed and squeezing technology ensure every last bit of goodness is squeezed from ingredients. Comes with a quick recipe guide to get you started. $499,

Fast Fermenting

Fermentation KitFermenting can seem intimidating, but it’s easier than you think. The My Mason Makes Fermentation Kit streamlines the process. The kit comes with four fermenting and storage lids, filters, and an oxygen extractor—you provide the mason jars—to turn fruits or vegetables into tangy, probiotic-laden creations. An easy-to-follow guide takes you through the steps and includes an array of starter recipes, from sauerkraut and pickles to dilly beans and kimchi. $35.99,

Dessert Done Right

Yogurt MachineOn hot summer days, the Yonanas machine will churn out fresh sorbet in a flash. Simply feed frozen fruit through a tube and voilà—a cool treat with no added sugars or dairy. It’s fun to do with kids, because you can get creative with the fruits you choose, as well as optional add-ins, such as extracts, peanut butter and cocoa powder. An extensive recipe book is included to spur ideas. When you’re done, toss everything in the dishwasher. Basic version ($49.99), Yonanas Elite—twice as powerful ($119.99).

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