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    Flexi Zesti makes adding a citrus punch easy

    Flexi Zesti from Microplane.
    Flexi Zesti from Microplane.

    For cooks who like the punch that citrus adds to food, there is Flexi Zesti ($9.95), a tool that removes the flavorful colored part of the rind but leaves behind the bitter white pith. From Microplane, known for its ultra-sharp zesters and graters, Flexi Zesti is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It has two pieces: a blade fitted into a removable silicone cover and a curvy bottom piece to collect the zest. As the zester glides over the fruit, the blades remove the outer rind, which falls into the collecting chamber underneath. Then, it’s just a matter of removing the cover and scraping out the zest. Available at Duck Soup, Mill Village Shopping Center, 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, 978-443-3825; Kitchen Outfitters, Acton Woods Plaza, 342 Great Road, Acton, 978-263-1955; KitchenWares by Blackstones, 215 Newbury St., Boston, 857-366-4237; and TAGS Hardware, Porter Square Shopping Center, 29 White St., Cambridge, 617-868-7711.

    JEAN KRESSY

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