Having the right tool for the job makes any task easier. This is just as true when you are cooking. Think of your kitchen utensils the same way you think about your other tools such as hammers, pliers, and screwdrivers. You wouldn't want to bang a nail into a wall with a screwdriver. You also wouldn't want to cut a carrot with a cheese grater. The utensils in your kitchen can dictate the foods you can prepare and the recipes you can cook.

In this section of tips, you'll find the information and ideas you need to make your cooking experience easier. The articles include reviews of some kitchen utensils and tips on choosing and caring for your utensils and cutlery.

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The following articles are available for the 'Utensils' topic. Click the article''s title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

   Caring for Cutlery and Utensils
What's the best way to clean your silverware? What can you use if you don't have a fork handy? Get the info on caring for your cutlery and finding substitutes for utensils here.

   Choosing Cutlery
Cutlery is more than just a simple kitchen utensil. Cutlery is a tool that needs to be carefully considered for any home kitchen, often a vital necessity for the professional chef, and an investment. As such, choosing cutlery is something that needs to be done with care. Otherwise, you may just find yourself out of a couple hundred dollars, and have nothing but junk to show for it.

   Grating Citrus
Adding a little zest of citrus fruit can make or break a recipe or drink. However, if you are not confident in your cooking skills or simply new to cooking in general, this little task can be a little overwhelming. Take a little time and learn some of the intricacies of grating citrus.