Cuisine Treasures

Kitchen novice? With these handy-dandy implements, you'll be ready for the Food Network in no time.

baker's dozen

Making cupcakes is a breeze with these tools. FROM TOP LEFT: Bowl, angled measuring cup (right), timer (bottom) and wooden spoon (right), all by OXO Good Grips. Flour sifter and measuring cups by Progressive. Yellow brush by Swissmar. Balloon whisk by Kuhn Rikon. Mini bowls by Le Creuset. Blue spatula and spoon rest, both by SiliconeZone. Orange whisk by Trudeau. Liners by Kaiser. Muffin pan by KitchenAid for Lifetime Brands. Baking sheet by Analon.

grate & peel

Make short work of prepping veggies and cooking ingredients. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Mixing bowls by Trudeau. Coarse hand grater for cheese and vegetables; green box grater with three blades (fine, medium and coarse) and one-cup grater, all by KitchenAid for Lifetime Brands. Cutting mat by SiliconeZone. Blue-handled salt-rock hand grater by Microplane. Red serrated peeler for soft-skinned fruits like tomatoes, by Zyliss. Ceramic peeler by Kuhn Rikon.