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Kitchen Gadgets!

  1. Sep 11, 2010 #1

    lisab

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    There are some kitchen gadgets I love :!!)!

    My #1: garlic press. Can't live without it, I use it so much it's hardly ever in the drawer where it lives.

    http://www.momsgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/garlic_pics.thumbnail.jpg [Broken]

    But some are *useless*. Who needs a kiwi scoop?

    [URL]http://chewonthatblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/kiwiscoop3.jpg[/URL]

    Or pizza scissors/spatula?

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    What kitchen gadgets do you love?
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2010 #2

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    Quite obviously, my blender. I makes me smoothies, both Irish smoothies like Margaritas and nonethanol ones.

    vitamix-blender.jpg

    Then steamer! Healthiest way to cook food for me. You can make just about anything in it

    http://www.quickspice.com/scstore/images/steamer-metal_lg.jpg
     
  4. Sep 11, 2010 #3

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    [URL]http://images.surlatable.com/surlatable/images/en_US//local/products/detail/PC330927.jpg[/URL]

    [PLAIN][URL]http://www.the-gift-of-wine.com/Images/lever_corkscrew.jpg[/URL]

    [URL]http://www.townandcountryhardware.co.uk/uploads/images_products_large/791.jpg[/URL]

    [PLAIN][URL]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-CeseZn4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/URL]

    [URL]http://cdn5.mydeco.com/product_images/full/9fede894cf15148eb1a5ef13e9ff95cee0e84b6c.jpg[/URL]
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2010 #4

    Math Is Hard

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    I have a rice spoon that I really like.

    soba_rice%20spoon.jpg

    It's useful for scooping frozen yogurt, soups, all kinds of things.
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 #5

    lisab

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    Ah, I forgot about the mortar and pestle, I use mine frequently.

    Oh and my mandolin. No not the musical instrument - more like a horizontal guillotine for veggies:

    pr-Cooking_Tools-Asian_Traditions_Professional_Mandolin_Slicer-resized200.jpg

    It's soooo scary, though...watch your fingers!
     
  7. Sep 11, 2010 #6

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    That might double as an avocado scoop.

    Fresh guacamole is great!
     
  8. Sep 11, 2010 #7

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    I've got a really nice, thick, heavy blockboard chopping board too, would recommend one of those! Also the little hand whizzer, packed in today though.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2010 #8
    I would love a Kiwi scoop, they are a pain the rear!
     
  10. Sep 11, 2010 #9
    Ulu. best souvenir type gift i ever received. great for chopping up rosemary and basil.

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  11. Sep 11, 2010 #10

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    Oh - they're just mooshy. :biggrin:
     
  12. Sep 11, 2010 #11

    lisab

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    The first time I ate a kiwi, I didn't know you aren't supposed to eat the skin. I figured well, you eat peach skin, it must be similar.

    Kiwi skin is tough and sort of bitter, but apparently it's not very poisonous :biggrin:.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2010 #12

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    This thing....

    [PLAIN]http://www.emerilstore.com/images/41EW113_th.jpg [Broken]

    Is it a spoon? A fork? A toothed spoon :confused:? Whatever, it's perfect for cooking pasta.
     
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  14. Sep 11, 2010 #13

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    And boiled egg retriever and back scratcher. :biggrin:
     
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  15. Sep 11, 2010 #14
    That pizza-scissor is pretty awesome. But I really like my hand blender...

    hamilton-beach-59770-turbotwister-hand-blender.jpg

    ...which doesn't really sound like such a good idea (if you think about it); but it is still really cool when you need to mix batter.
     
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    Up until now my experience is that it is the best tool to tame spaghetti

    The Y-peeler is used almost on a daily basis for apples and potatoes.

    [PLAIN]http://enabledbydesign.org/reviews/assets_c/2009/03/Y-PEELER1-thumb-autox198-196.jpg [Broken]
     
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  18. Sep 12, 2010 #17
    But the apple corer requires quite some skill aiming.

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  19. Sep 12, 2010 #18
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    I like my pitter good for cherries and olives.
     
  20. Sep 12, 2010 #19
    Acquiring one of these has sent me on a year-long pureed-soup-making binge that has yet to cease. I invent flavour combinations and puree them into soup and now I absolutely cannot return to boxed or canned soups. I don't think I've ever used any one gadget as much as that one.

    Oh and this thing that I inherited from my grandmother.

    marblecheeseslicer0001.jpg

    I've never been able to see the logic in such single-function-specific do dads, but this cheese slicer gets used all the time. It's handy and works perfectly. I adore the thing.
     
  21. Sep 12, 2010 #20
    This so reminds of "Chef of the Future"...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5a6y3okeo

    "Can it core a apple?"

    "Ohhhhh, it can core a apple!"


    I've never seen anything quite like that--but that is definitely a practical device. :approve:


    Can you slice bread with that also?
     
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