Chef’n, a division of Lifetime Brands, is rolling out new and reimagined kitchen tools for prepping fresh ingredients here at the International Home + Housewares Show.
“The centerpiece of our launches this year is around fruit and herb prep. Crafting cocktails has helped drive some of our interest in our fruit products, as well as an overall interest in fresh prep. We are very excited about the new Peachster, which we feel is revolutionary. We had an interest in creating a stone fruit removal tool for some time and in this launch the designer turned to commercial prepping methods for canning for inspiration,” said Brighid Brady, vp/business development, brand manager of Chef’n, Lifetime Brands.
The new Chef’n Peachster brings to market a new take on pitting and prepping peaches, she said. The tool is essentially a handheld tool based on a commercial-use claw device that split and spits the peaches. It can be used for prepping free-stone fruit for pies, cobblers, crumbles and salads.
Chef’n also turned to prepping lemons and is introducing the LemonDrop. This, said the company, is designed to help consumers juice and store lemons with one tool. It separates the seeds and pulp from juice, and can also be used on large limes.
Chef’n’s new HerbZoom is designed to mince fresh herbs quickly and has a compact design that fits in the palm of a hand. It rolls to mince fresh herbs without bruising them. Then, a consumer can turn the dial on the side to expose sharpened blades for mincing, and retract blades for safe storage.
Another popular ingredient getting a new tool from Chef’n is garlic. The new Garlic Cone is described as a cannolli-shaped tool that keeps cloves and their peels contained inside of it as a consumer preps the ingredient.
Egg prep will be a large story for Chef’n later in the year, tapping into the increased consumer consumption of eggs based on popular high protein/low carb diets. Some of the new egg prep tools that will be previewed include a new egg poacher set, egg separator, egg slicer and egg topper, inspired by a wine bottle foil cutter and designed for eating soft boiled eggs.