I saw this cute little gadget at the Chicago Housewares Show and forgot all about it until I saw it at ... of all places ... a Goodwill store.
Have I mentioned that Goodwill is a good place to buy single plates and other things for blog photos? Yeah, it's almost as good as garage sales for that sort of thing.
So, I was wandering and spotted the herb stripper. At first, I was surprised it was there and that someone hadn't snapped it up already. But then I realized that most folks might not know what it is. Or how it works.
It's really simple. You pull the stem of a fresh herb through one of the holes in the stripper, and the leaves fall off into the bowl. And the bowl isn't just for catching. It also measures the leaves as you strip, so you know when you've gathered enough.
I have a feeling I'll be using this a lot more in the summer than winter, but it's going to be handy to have, for sure.
If you're looking for this gadget, it's called a Zipstrip, by the way.
Who's it for: People who use a lot of fresh herbs.
Pros: Works like it's supposed to.
Cons: Obviously, it only has one job.
Wishes: Can't think of anything at the moment.
Source: I bought this.