I was driving back from Monterey on July 4th when I got a call from Mr. M. “Don’t panic, but I’ve cut my finger and I’m going to the emergency room.” Oh boy. No context, just the additional fact that our neighbor was driving him and his mom would pick him up. So what did he do?
My mind was racing and scared, because I knew he had some tablesaw projects he was working on while I was gone. When he called back a bit later, he eased my fears by sharing that it was my Mother’s Day present that did him in.
Five stitches later… he’s scared to ever touch that thing again.
I know how he feels, even though my injury was much less severe. You see, in June, I “grated” my knuckle instead of a lime. Seriously. I’ve never yelped so loudly in the kitchen and that would took a heck of a long time to heal as well. Needless to say, I haven’t touched the grater since…
So when I got a ZESTN’EST in the mail to sample and try out, I was actually really excited! I wasn’t sure when/if I’d get the courage up to zest again (seriously… I almost through the zester out the other day), but with this little gadget I’ll never worry again.
Basically, the shape of the zester fits your hand, the blades are safe and designed to cut citrus (not just anything… like your hand), and it stores all of the zest neatly in the container instead of having to maneuver your zester over a bowl/cutting board/etc. And you can even store the zest in the container (it comes with a little plastic lid as well). It’s made by the folks who invented that ingenious BeaterBlade, so you know they’ve got some design mojo in their back pocket!
Anyhow, it’s a pretty darn ingenious product, and I think it’d be a great housewarming gift for anyone who loves to bake/cook. (It’s only $14.95 on Amazon!) My hands are very very happy to have it.
Now if anyone knows of a super safe mandoline, we just might be in the market to buy one of those…