Normally, we dedicate this space to telling you about our most beloved kitchen tools. While we don’t think it’s valuable to write long screeds about particular pots or pans we don’t like, we do think there are a few popular kitchen tools that need to be taken off their pedestal. We’ll simply make our cases against these kitchen tools, provide some alternatives, and let you make the final judgement yourself. MicroplanePerfect for zesting citrus and grating Parmesan, a microplane is a multipurpose tool that’s a cinch to use and clean. Pasta just...slithers right out of its poorly-designed clutches—but for some reason one of these comes with almost every utensil crock and kitchen tool set.