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It’s easy to stare up in wonder at that massive wall of kitchen tools at your local kitchen supply store. The kitchen magic you could make if you had that avocado slicer or garlic peeler. But maybe you don’t actually need all those tools to make your culinary dreams come true. Sometimes, one tool used wisely can be just as awe-inspiring.coffee grinder to turn whole spices into powder in seconds, or turned your blender into the perfect dough hook? So many of the tools we have stored in our kitchens are marketed with one purpose in mind, but can be rigged to complete a multitude of tasks.
Ice cube trays, for instance, can do more than freeze water. These little wells can be used for portioning foods, molding desserts, and organizing items. Next time you rush to the store for that new tool, think to yourself, do I already own just what I need?
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Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.