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driver-12What It Is: Pumpkin season has arrived. Time to tap into your inner creative  gene and  carve your Halloween Jack ‘O”Lantern. The Messermeister Pumpkin Carving Kit will make easy work of sculpting  and decorating a friendly or scary pumpkin masterpiece.

Why We Like It: The three-tool carving kit contains super sharp flexible carving knife, a V-tool and a serrated pumpkin scoop all with soft grip handles. The serrated scoop can be used to clean out seeds and stringy pulp (also works for other winter squash). The V-Tool works well for cutting out zigzag designs for teeth, nose, and eyes or around the lid. The flexible 5-inch carving knife blade cuts out other patterns and trims well. The kit is not  just for pumpkins: each of the three tools can be used on other fruits and vegetables. The serrated scoop also works well on hard ice cream. All tools are kept secure in a knife roll.

Details: The 3-piece stainless steel Messermeister Pumpkin Carving Set is housed in a nylon 5-inch zippered storage case. The tools are dishwasher safe. Retails for $20 to $26 online (depends where purchased) . Available at culinaryandmore.com, stonewallkitchens.com, and amazon.com

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