What Chefs Know Best: Kitchen Tips - Super Tools

Staff Writer
Food and Wine polls top chefs and sous chefs about their favorite kitchen tools.
Antonis Achilleos


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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