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Cook's tour: A gadget (or three) for every kitchen task

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OXO International's innovative one-handed salad spinner. (Courtesy of United States Patent and Trademark Office.)

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Chef'n inventor David Holcomb's shrimp deveiner. (Courtesy of United States Patent and Trademark Office.)

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Novice and professional cooks alike are snapping up strange and specialized kitchen contraptions, but do they really need lettuce knives, shrimp deveiners and avocado slicers?


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