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8 Must-Have Tools for Summer Produce

Summertime is here, which means there’s an abundance of fresh, juicy produce everywhere you turn (tomatoes! watermelon! corn!). The only downside: figuring out how to eat all of this deliciousness before it goes bad. We’ve rounded up some great tools to help you make the most of your summer produce.

 

greensaver

GreenSaver

Stock up at the farmer’s market without worrying about your produce going bad before you can eat it all (the struggle is real). The GreenSaver’s unique basket design [link to Deathstar post!] and carbon filter help keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer. It comes in three sizes to accommodate different shapes and sizes of produce, from blueberries to carrots (and everything in between).

 

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Strawberry Huller

Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your strawberries were were ready to eat, sans stem? Whether you’re making a fruit salad, smoothie, or just snacking on strawberries by the handful, this huller removes the hull and leaves easily.

 

corn holders

Corn Holders

Our corn holders have soft, non-slip handles and a “butter dam” to keep butter on the cob and off your hands. (You’ll save yourself a few napkins.)

 

corn peeler

Corn Peeler

So maybe eating corn directly from the cob isn’t for you (here’s lookin’ at you, Michael Bublé), but that’s no reason to miss out on the summer fun. This corn peeler has a curved blade to perfectly cut kernels from the cob (and bonus: it’s dishwasher safe).

 

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Melon Baller

Have a ball making fruit salads. Grab a honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon or any other melon you find at the market.

 

spiralizer

Spiralizer

Can’t think of what to make for a quick, healthy summer meal? Use your noodle (er, zoodle!). Spiralizing is a fun way to eat veggies and fruits. This spiralizer comes with three interchangeable blades so you can quickly and easily transform produce into fettuccine-like strands, spaghetti-like noodles, or ribbon cut “pasta.”

 

pineapple slicer

Pineapple Slicer

Go from saying, “ugh, how do I cut this pineapple?” to hearing, “how did you so perfectly cut that pineapple?” This slicer makes perfect rings from fresh pineapples while leaving the skin intact. We like using the skin as a cup for tropical beverages (bring the beach to you).

 

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Immersion Blender

Whether you’re whipping up a smoothie, gazpacho, or a batch of hummus, let your immersion blender make the work a bit smoother. It has a nylon head so it won’t scratch any of your nonstick pots if you decide to blend right in the pot.