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Good prep in the kitchen starts with good tools, and these tools are just the thing to get you started—whatever project you’re embarking on. Designed in Germany with precision and ergonomics in mind, this set of 4 essential tools are all made from stainless steel, and all make everyday prep tasks easier. The can opener removes metal lids smoothly and without any rough edges, and with nearly no cranking effort. The pizza cutter has a large, firmly anchored wheel that’ll give you a clean slice without ruining your toppings, whether you prefer thick crust pizza or thin. The ice cream scoop, called the “perfect dipper” by Cooks Illustrated, has a smooth, fine rim that’ll give you picture perfect scoops every time. And the garlic press makes mincing garlic a totally effortless task, even if you leave the skins on.