Good Product: OXO's Good Grips Zester

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We love this zester. A friend gave it to us and we were somewhat dubious at first about this one-use tool - we had a grater that seemed more practical. And yet we reach for this over and over again.

It is actually quicker and easier to zest a lemon or orange with this, rather than pulling out the whole box grater. You have more control over where the zest falls than with a Microplane, and the curved top makes sweet curls and flakes of zest. The secondary tool makes longer, thicker strips of zest or peel.

Plus the short, chubby handle fits very comfortably in the hand. We're in the midst of moving and oddly this was one of the first things we dug up from our mess of kitchen boxes. OXO Good Grips Lemon Zester, $7.99 at Amazon.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.