What Chefs Know Best: Kitchen Tips - Super Tools

Food and Wine polls top chefs and sous chefs about their favorite kitchen tools.


Stand Mixer
Megan Walhood of Viking Soul Food in Portland, Oregon, uses her multi-tasking KitchenAid mixer for making pasta and grinding meat (from $10 for attachments; kitchenaid.com).

Super Stove
The "Plancha" custom griddle reaches 800 degrees; Jimmy Bannos, Jr. of Chicago's The Purple Pig cooks "anything and everything" on it (pricing varies; woodstone.net).

Sausage Maker
At Miami's Sugar Cane Raw Bar Grill, Timon Balloo uses a stuffer similar to this JB Prince one to make dense, tightly packed sausages ($314; jbprince.com).

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