(Ok, post election but still stressed, so more posts of random junk.) But if you want to round out your kitchen, Cooks Illustrated (subscription required) has some great recommendations:
- Mercer’s Culinary MercerGuard Cut Glove. So this is a thin glove that keeps you from cutting yourself accidentally. Great for mandolines in particular but also for cutting anything sharp.
- Swissmar Borner Original V-Slicer Plus. This is the nicest mandolin just make sure you’ve got the glove
- Matfer Bourgeat Exoglass Pelton Spatula. A non-stick version really matters for those pans.