It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for kitchenware.  Who doesn’t love a little help in the kitchen from a clever sous chef who knows exactly how to make your cuisine “Perfecto!”?  2013 is the perfect time to start from scratch with a new kitchen crew.

Color, color, color seems to be what is bursting from all the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets.  All the fun colors will inspire your culinary art and fuel your cooking.

Here are five exciting new (or re-imagined) products that’ll have you dancing around in your kitchen:

A Speedy Potato Peeler

Invented in 1864 by David Harvey Goodell, this device was the first mechanical aid for peeling apples and potatoes.  Use this gadget to make delicious apple pies even Johnny Appleseed would envy.  Be mesmerized by its ability to spiral cut, peel and core at the turn of the handle.  For centuries mothers world-wide have been proud to use this device and today Amazon.com sells the newer, sleeker 2013 version of this product.

$21.00 www.amazon.com

New and Improved Cheese Grater

Grating cheese is one of those kitchen tasks that every chef is happy to delegate; it’s one of the more cumbersome kitchen tasks.  It’s messy, you might nick your fingers and that last small bit of cheese is just too tempting to pass up (leading to a few unnecessary calories).  Alas, this lovely cheese grater eliminates many of these obnoxious moments. It easily dispenses shredding cheese from its basket-like cocoon, making clean-up a snap!

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$21.00 www.momastore.com

3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Ever launch an avocado pit across the kitchen? Never again!  Ever leave too much green goodness in the peel and have to scrape it out? Fear no more!  Ever yearn for perfectly symmetrical pieces of this yummy deliciousness? Ah, friend, your dreams can come true!  This little device pits, slices, and peels avocados to perfection. Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner and I believe this little tool will be MVP.

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$9.95 www.william-sonoma.com

Zyliss 5-Way Opener

One of the most frustrating things about being a woman is not being able to open the dang jar! Are you with me? Gone are the days of banging the rim on the counter-top, running it under hot water and searching for a towel to give you that extra grip. This little Gumby has 5 functions in one device: pops open bottle caps, lifts soda can pop tops, unseals machine-tightened caps, removes pull-tabs, and breaks the seal of jar lids.

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$7.00 DKB HOUSEHOLD: 888-794-7623 www.zylissusa.com

 

Kuhn Rikon Paring Knives

Somewhere over the rainbow your perfect paring knife is waiting.  Paring knifes make prep work a snap, and these fun colors might just cause you to make up reasons to use them.  With features like carbon steel blades, non-stick coatings and a protective sheath.  Who says you can’t have fun in the kitchen?
Paring-Knives$10.00 Kuhn Rikon paring knives

Emily Stirlen (email) is Marketing Director of Trinity Renovation, Inc.  Learn more about Emily at Google+ or on Facebook.