To say that we love food is an understatement, however, sometimes there are certain chores when prepping ingredients that can make us feel so disheartened. Preparing herbs, aka removing all the individual leaves from the stem, are amongst the most annoying tasks.
If only there was a tool for that… Wait a minute, there is! You must have seen it by now? One of those weird-looking gadgets that look like it will only take up space in the drawer. However, trust us, it does work and it is worth it.
A herb stripping tool is such a useful item to have in your home, especially if you prepare a lot of roasts and sauces. It takes the effort out of meal prep and saves you a ton of time.
So, what are the best herb stripping tools? The best type of herb stripping tool to get is one that will work on different types of herbs, is easy to use, durable, and affordable.
In this article, we will discuss the different aspects to consider when choosing a herb stripping tool as well as review our top 3 choices.
How To Choose The Best Herb Stripping Tools
Like any other kitchen utensil, the tool needs to match the job.
When choosing a great herb stripping tool, you need to ask yourself a few questions first:
- Will this do what you need it to?
- Is it easy and convenient to use?
- How durable will this product be?
When choosing a herb stripping tool, it is important to choose one that can truly “do-it-all.” You do not want 5 tools for 5 different herbs and still have to strip some by hand.
Herb stripping tools come in many shapes and sizes, but we would recommend getting one that has multiple “settings” so you can strip multiple types of herbs.
If the tool can also perform another function, without taking away from the main purpose, it is a bonus.
Another very important aspect of any tool is the usability. You do not want a tool that performs such a simple function, but requires research to use – it takes the fun out of it!
The tool you choose should be self-explanatory.
Quality is important with everything we buy these days. Sometimes, these gadgets tend to lack in that department.
That is why it is important to buy a product that will last you a long time and won’t break or rust after a few uses.
It is also important to choose a product that doesn’t require constant upkeep or maintenance.
The 3 Best Herb Stripping Tools
Below we have reviewed and ranked the top 3 herb stripping tools.
|Rank||Recommended Product||Best Feature|
|1.||Luxiv Stainless Steel Herb Stripping Tool||Multi-purpose design|
|2.||AmDONGKING Herb Stripper||Doubles as a garlic press|
|3.||Chef’n Zipstrip Herb Stripper||Includes a leaf catcher|
1. Luxiv Stainless Steel Herb Stripping Tool
This is by far our favorite herb stripping tool, ever!
Let’s start with the design. This tool has a very sleek and modern look to it.
It is made from 430 stainless steel that has been FDA and FLGB approved – basically, it means that it is safe to use on foods.
This is a very durable material that will not break, bend, corrode or rust. The tool overall is very compact and very easy to clean.
It has a very sharp blade on one side that can be used to cut leaves and thick stems. This blade is protected by a removable plastic cover that also serves as a comfortable gripping handle.
The product itself has 9 holes ranging in size from 3mm (0.1 inch) up to 15mm (0.6 inches). This means that you have a ton of different size options and one of them is bound to work.
Who knew that one tool can have it all? It can perform multiple functions, is easy to use and clean, has a simplistic and modern design, is made from outstanding materials, and on top of it all, extremely affordable!
2. AmDONGKING Herb Stripper
As you may know by now, we love a good dual-functioning tool, and who doesn’t? This is a garlic press and herb snipping tool all in one.
It is also made from high-quality stainless steel that is both stylish and durable. This product is very easy to clean and store.
Focusing more specifically on the herb stripping aspect of this tool, it has 6 different sized holes for stripping herbs and the garlic press part can also be used for them.
Price-wise, it is on the more expensive side, but trust us, it is very unlikely that you will ever need to replace this one.
3. Chef’n Zipstrip Herb Stripper
This is the final product on our list, and if we must say so ourselves, it is a pretty darn good one.
Why no one has ever thought to put a leaf catcher on a leaf stripping tool is mind-boggling.
Chef’n was very innovative and made this herb stripper with a bowl.
This way it can catch all the leaves that have been separated. Better yet, it has measurements on the cup so you know exactly how much leaves you have.
Although this tool only has 4 hole sizes, and it isn’t as sleek looking as the other products, we still think it is one of the best herb stripping tools out there at a very affordable price.
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