Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Top Three

These are three kitchen gadgets I use nearly everyday.  If they get misplaced I am lost without them.
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I use this exact whisk from Pampered Chef to make gravy, roux, tapioca pudding, glazes, and frostings.  It mixes up hot chocolate pretty well too. The handle rests on the edge of the pan so it doesn't fall in.

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Around here we use a lot of garlic.  This press is strong and durable outlasting any of the others I have used.  Also from Pampered Chef.
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I like to make pie crusts from scratch.  My heavy duty pastry blender works well.  I had one with wires for cutting, but they bent.  My Mom noticed so she got me one with blades that I absolutely love!

What are your top three kitchen gadgets that you can't do without?

18 comments:

  1. Fun idea! I also use me whisk every day (I don't like the whisks with the long, vertical wires nearly as much!) Another with daily use is my cutting boards. Also love the round onion chopper (pound down on the handle, and onions - or carrots, celery, apple, etc - are chopped by blades that rotate with each chop.)

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    1. Joni, I forgot I use my cutting boards for everything too! Can't prepare food without them!

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  2. Christine I have the first 2 from PC and love them. I have had them for about 14 years when my daughter sold it. I LOVE the clay baking sheets too. I have quite a few baking dishes from PC. I really love my spider thing for fishing out pasta and other things....it's not PC, but I gave had it forever. The others things I love are my bamboo spoons. I have 6! And I use them all the time, they go in the dishwasher and I've had them for tears.....also PC. What would we do without our favourite gadgets?? I'm a bit of a gadget collector if the truth be known :-) :-) Is Julia home tomorrow or did she make it today?? You all must be thrilled. Photos please!!! Enjoy!!!

    Marilyn from Canada

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    1. Funny, I prefer my wooden spoons too. My collection must be up to half a dozen as well!
      Julia is on a plane as we speak. She'll land in Dallas before noon!

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  3. 1. I'm really glad to have a Pampered Chef can opener--no danger of sharp can edges. (Though we do prefer the older style to what they make now.)
    2. An instant read thermometer eases my mind when cooking meats.
    3. Was going to say heavy duty pastry blender like yours, which reminded me of the pastry cloth and rolling pin cover that make pie crust making SO much easier!

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    1. I liked the PC can opener too, except my kids broke it. We must go through 2 or 3 a year!

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  4. I have the same wisk but bought in 3 sizes from Ikéa (france) ;)
    I have the same kind of garlic press
    but I have never seen or used one of these pastry blends...

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    1. Nicole, I don't know what I'd do with three whisks all in different sizes. I am giddy just thinking about it. :) Have yet to step foot in IKEA. I bet I'd go crazy!

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  5. Oh, good question!
    I use my 12" non-stick fry pan for everything! I don't actually fry a lot, but I sauté, scramble eggs, make gravy and roux etc. I even use it as a sauce pan to cook veggies. My 2nd favorite tool is a wooden spoon that I use in the skillet. Altho I have several, one is my go-to spoon...it has a good hand feel. My third fave is a stainless steel knife I use for everything possible. It's 9½ total inches with a 5 inch blade. It's wonderful and I'd be really lost without it.

    I have the same pastry cutter. I like it too!

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    1. Another wooden spoon lover. They are just so practical. I too have a favorite knife, or two.

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    2. talking of knives... I heve my fav too... But people who come to our house complain : your knives don't cut !
      Well I am so scared of cutting fingers... I prefer good old safe knives who ask for a bit more efforts ! ;)

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  6. It may sound silly but I can't live without wooden spoons. We have an old coffee mug full of them next to the stove. I love how durable they are and that they're easy to clean.

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  7. I love my old wooden rolling pin, passed from my father's mother to my own mother. Rolling out cookies and pie crusts with it, knowing it was used to make things for my father and his eleven siblings so long ago, and remembering my late mother, making pies for my five brothers and my sister..I was thankful to inherit it.... I also love my Pyrex glass measuring cups, for microwaving butter for popcorn, even for serving gravy, ha. My pastry blender is awfully handy too, but it's just the wire one, now I want one with blades!

    Della

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  8. Yo uso la tabla, las cucharas de madera y un cuchillo que tengo para pelar todo

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  9. I use that same whisk every day to make salad dressing.

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  10. I use my Vitamix once, or more often twice, a day to make smoothies.

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  11. Great idea for a post!!!

    Let's see...my top 3 would be:

    The Chef'n citrus juicer (I have the big one)....we use a LOT of citrus around here for sauces, cocktails, and well...juice. haha!

    The Paderno spiral slicer--we make all sorts of things from veggie pastas to apples for dehydrating (and pies!), to curly fries and sweet potato hash browns....just everything you can think of!

    ...and my microplanes. I have a short one with a rubber handle from Pampered Chef, and an original woodworking tool (never used for woodworking lol) that is longer. I use them for garlic, citrus zest, whole spices, pretty much anything that needs to be grated finely.

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  12. I use my oven mitts Julia made me each and every single day!! ❤

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