I like mixing up a quick batch of my favorite salad dressing from scratch, but there seems to be a lack of good options to emulsify the ingredients. Worse, when I've looked for an emulsifier in the past, I've gotten looks like I just stepped out of the past.
I was excited to find the Chef'n Emulstir, Emulsifier and Salad Dressing Maker. For something with such a long name, it's a relatively simple gadget: it's a clear glass bottle where you can pour your ingredients, along with a lid. Attached to the lid is a mixer that can beat ingredients into an emulsion. There's also a trigger on the lid--just squeeze the trigger to move the mixer--along with a pour spout so that you don't have to find another container to actually pour your dressing.
The Chef'n Emulstir, Emulsifier and Salad Dressing Maker is safe for the dishwasher, although the top rack is recommended. It has a 10-ounce capacity, so that you can whip up enough dressing for a whole table full of diners if you need to. You can even store the leftovers in the dressing maker. The Chef'n Emulstir, Emulsifier and Salad Dressing Maker is priced at around $13.