There’s a class of kitchen gadgets that are so souped-up, overcomplicated, and employ an excess of tech, that they leave you wondering if you’re really cooking at all. Then there’s the old-fashioned, hand-crank-able tools that can get a whole group involved, if you like, and by the time you’re through, you can be certain you’ve really made the ice cream, apple pie, pasta, bread, butter, or mayonnaise yourself. Here, in our editors’ picks edition, are our personal favorite hand-operated kitchen tools.
For more of our favorite kitchen tools, see our posts:
- Editors’ Picks: 13 Essential Kitchen Gadgets, Holiday Edition
- The Basics: 12 Essential Tools and Cookware for a Low-Tech Thanksgiving
- The Ikea Essentials: Editors’ 10 Favorite Kitchen Tools
- 13 German-Made Essentials for the Kitchen