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Summer’s here. And it’s a perfect time to accessorise those salads

A sharpener that shaves vegetables, a lemon spray that turns lemon into a spritzer and a peeler that can remove pulp from fruit -- making a salad can be fun if you have the right equipment.

more lifestyle Updated: Apr 23, 2016 15:12 IST
Fatema Kathawala
The carrot sharpener creates shavings of vegetables such as carrots, zucchini or cucumber.  It is available at Shopclues.in (Rs 175 ) and Amazon.in (Rs 195).
The carrot sharpener creates shavings of vegetables such as carrots, zucchini or cucumber. It is available at Shopclues.in (Rs 175 ) and Amazon.in (Rs 195).(Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)

The sun is out, and so should your salad-making accessories be. “A few instruments are all that’s needed to turn the boring task of making a salad into something fun, and create something that looks good on a plate or bowl,” says Sneha Raisoni, 33, founder of Tappu Ki Dukaan (TKD), an online site that sells quirky kitchen accessories.

So look for the carrot sharpener – which can shave vegetables such as carrots, zucchini and cucumber into interesting spirals. Or opt for the pineapple corer, which turns the fruit into symmetrical rings, and leaves behind a punch bowl that you can eat or drink out of.

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The pineapple slicer peeler has a steel tube with sharp curvy edges that is used to remove pulp from fruits, in symmetrical rings. Available at (Shopclues.in)

There’s also the Pop Chef, which lets you make circles, hearts, flowers, butterflies and stars out of different fruits and vegetables. Rekha Nair, 27, a housewife from Kemps Corner, credits it with making it easier to feed fruit to her family. “This helps me make snack time fun since the shapes are catchy and small enough to fit into tiffin boxes. Now, eating fruit is no longer a task and they look forward to it,” she says.

The Pop Chef lets you cut up vegetables and fruit into different shapes. It is available at Tappu ki Dukaan and Cooliyo.com (Rs 399). (Tappu ki Dukaan)

And there is the Lemon Spray, a device that you can attach to a lemon that allows you to spray the juice, all without messing your hands. Bhagyashree Tikas, 26, a digital marketing executive, bought the product a month back. “It is extremely cute, quirky and handy. Since it works like a spray, the juice spreads evenly in your salad thus improving its tanginess,” she says.

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The Lemon Spray contains a screw, a sprayer head and filter that is attached to the top of a lemon allowing you to spray the juice it without creating a mess. It is available at Beyondordinary.com (Rs 125) and Amazon.in (Rs 104). (BeyondOrdinary.com)