Here's one we didn't know we needed until we got one (as a gift), and which we take for granted on a regular basis: a lemon zester. There are many like it, but this one is ours (and made of shiny stainless steel).
Our shiny, heavily used, stainless steel zester.
So, what makes a lemon zester such an invaluable utensil? Why not just use a grater instead?
- The zester is small and handy
- It's easy to wash
- It produces long, graceful, golden arcs of lemon (and other colors of other citrus fruits)
- It keeps the white, bitter stuff under the zest away
Graceful golden arcs of lemon zest.