Kale stems stems are hard, fibrous, and tough to chew, so de-ribbing the leaves is the best way to go before you make a hearty kale salad or a quick sauté. If you’re tired of using a knife for the prep process, you’ll love this helpful kale and herb razor from Uncommon Goods ($15) that slides every last bit off the stem in a matter of seconds.
Made by industrial designer and ceramist Marta Cornwell, this cool tool has a slot for sheering kale leaves, plus three different-size holes for stripping herbs right off the stem. Pretty nifty, huh? Don’t forget you can totally cook the nutritious stems instead of throwing them away — they’re just not great raw. Shop the unique tool, and see more photos of it in action ahead. It could be the perfect stocking stuffer for a friend who loves making homemade kale chips.