Stores like Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table are full of gadgets that purport to solve all manner of culinary problems. Often, these gadgets look stupid. Sometimes, they look promising. But are they actually worth buying? To help you answer this question, Slate presents a new video series in which we test kitchen gewgaws and rate them based on effectiveness, cost, and the clutter factor (i.e., how much space they take up in your kitchen).
First up: The Chef’n Kale and Herb Stripper, which allegedly removes “kale, collards, chard, and herb leaves from stems in seconds.” Does it beat the old-fashioned way of removing kale leaves from stems? Watch the video above to find out.