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Look, as much as I love fresh veggies and crudite, for me, salads usually act as a delivery mechanism for a really delicious dressing. There’s nothing like pouring on a well-made vinaigrette over some crunchy lettuce — however, emulsifying those dressings is one of the hardest things to get right in the kitchen. A split salad dressing with big globs of oil and rivers of vinegar that never really mix together can totally ruin the experience of eating all of the greens, herbs, and veggies you just took too time to prepare.
When it comes to emulsifying your salad dressings, you can usually go one of two ways: either break out a whisk and a bowl (creating more dirty dishes), or grab a bottle of the store-bought stuff. And, sure, you could spend a few minutes vigorously shaking a container, but not everyone is able to do that — or, frankly, wants to break a sweat right before sitting down to eat lunch. That’s why the Chef’n Emulstir Salad Dressing Mixer is so ingenious, and why I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
What is the Chef’n Emulstir Salad Dressing Mixer?
This affordable device lets you whip (and whisk!) up your own salad dressing with an easy-to-use trigger mechanism that takes the elbow grease out of emulsifying vinaigrettes and makes creamy toppings for your greens. It comes with a glass cruet, which also makes it ideal for displaying on the table and storing in the refrigerator. Simply add your ingredients, close the lid, and squeeze the trigger to create fresh dressings, vinaigrettes, and flavored dipping oils in seconds. When you’re ready to serve, just lift up the cap for drip-free pouring, then push it back down when you’re done. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a total breeze.