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My jar collection verges on hysterical. I scrub empty peanut butter jars clear of any tarry trace and soak them in overnight vinegar baths; the bottom shelf of my pantry is aggressively cramped with mismatched tops and containers. I prize my ragamuffin collection—it is romantic and vaguely utilitarian. But every once in a while, an upgrade is in order.
When the Shop asked me to give our Kitchen Tool & Storage Jar Set a whirl, I figured it was time to momentarily set aside my clunky assemblage. The set is three-fold—it comes with two squat jars and one tall one. Each jar has its own unique top: One is a spiralizer, another a juicer, and the third a grater. The catch is that the tops fit right onto the jar so as you grate, juice or spiralize, the contents fall directly into the jar. And for easy transport, each jar also comes with its own tightly sealed top. My jar Shangri-la come to life!
I realize I sound like some obsessive collector, but in reality, jars (particularly these ones) can really come in handy. I used the juicer to collect lemon juice for a dressing that I brought with me to work. With a splash of olive oil and a drizzle of maple syrup, I worried I would arrive to find the dressing dripping down the sides of my backpack. Alas, I’m happy to report they are spillproof. The grater I used for cheese, obviously. I collected shaved Parmesan and set it out on my table, a no-mess solution for a weeknight table cheese. At night I just slip on the top and store it in the fridge. Admittedly, the spiralizer threw me for a loop at first. I’m no zoodle aficionado. But I threw myself into my newest asset wholeheartedly. Soon enough, I had a jar teeming with spiralized vegetables. I experimented with beets, zucchini, and squash.
I can’t quite fault my trusty, messy jar collection (they’ve served me well for so long after all), but updates never hurt. And so I welcome into my kitchen—and my cooking routine—this trio of jars that have made my meal preparations all the more easy.