15 Left-Handed Kitchen Tools That Will Make a Lefty's Life Way, Way Easier
Lefties, let's face it: we're outnumbered, and when it comes to kitchen tools, we're usually stuck using knives, spoons, and spatulas designed with the right-handed chef in mind. But believe it or not, there's more lefty-friendly tools out there than you realize. From measuring cups to swivel peelers, lefties are finally starting to get the kitchen products they deserve — some of which you probably didn't even know could make your life so much easier! Read on to shop all of the helpful gadgets that will make preparing a meal left-handed a far less daunting task from now on.
A Portable, Efficient Sharpener
This multipurpose Knife Sharpener ($15) from BOJ will have your cooking knives sharpened in no time, and — thanks to its nonslip ergonomic handle — both right- and left-handed users will be able to grip and sharpen their blades from either side with ease.
A Colorful Can Opener
This Left Handed Manual Can Opener ($22) from Lefty's The Left Hand Store is made to fit on the left side of the can, allowing you to grab the can with your right hand and turn with your stronger hand. Better yet, the opener rotates counter-clockwise, making it way easier for left-handers to operate.
Now Lefties Can Actually Read the Measurement
The Left-Handed 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup ($20) from Lefty's The Left Hand Store has its measurements printed so that they can be read when the cup is held in your left hand — no more awkward right-handed measuring!
This No-Slip, Strong-Hold Bread Knife
This eight-inch Victorinox Bread Knife ($30) is super well-made with stainless steel, durable industrial strength, and incredibly ergonomic handle. Lefties will be hard-pressed to find a knife that will give them a smoother or more precise slice.
For Easy Peeling
Perfect for peeling fruits and vegetables, the 7.5-inch Rosle Stainless Steel Left-Handed Swivel Peeler ($25) is designed specifically for left-handers who tend to peel toward their bodies.
This Essential Set
This Left-Handed 4-Piece Bamboo Utensil Set ($22) from Lefty's The Left Hand Store is actually a great bargain, considering it comes with a slotted spatula, pot-sitter (or "lazy spoon"), wok tool, and stir spoon, all specifically designed for left-handed stirring, turning, and flipping.
An Sturdy, Easy-Grip Knife
If you need a left-handed knife with some serious slicing power, the Fuji Cutlery Narihira Deba Left-Handed Knife ($50) might just be perfect for you. It features an easy-grip natural wood handle and a stainless-steel blade that severs to the left.
A Scoop For Easy Portioning
Most scoopers are made with only right-handed users in mind, but the Zeroll 2012 Universal EZ Disher Food Portion Control Scoop ($20, originally $24) is ergonomically designed for use with both hands (as well as to help your hands avoid fatigue, no matter how many scoops you need to portion out).
This Supercute Oven Mitt
This adorable Purple With Dots Oven Mitt For the Left Hand ($10) from Lefty's The Left Hand Store is not only colorful, its heat-resistant silver fabric will give you an extra (left) hand in the kitchen when handling handles and pans that are too hot to touch.
A Multipurpose Corkscrew
You don't need to be a waiter to love this Left-Handed Folding Waiter 4-in-1 Corkscrew ($20) from Lefty's The Left Hand Store, which contains a knife, corkscrew, bottle gripper, and bottle opener. What makes it perfect for lefties? The screw rotates counter-clockwise, which is much easier for lefties to use than the traditional right-handed corkscrew.