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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Great Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

  1. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    What utensils, tools, and implements have played a pivotal role in your culinary career? Share them with us in this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge!

    To write particularly successful Hubs on this subject, I have two big recommendations:

    1. Make your Hub a product review (insert the Review Capsule, select single person review, and enter the product’s name). This will enable you to give a gadget you write about a star review, which will be visible in search engine results.

    2. Include original photos of the tool / gadget (ideally, in action!). If you can’t include original images, make sure that you’re at least sourcing high quality images that you have the right to use. See our Learning Center guide on proper image use for pointers on that front.

    Not quite sure what to write about? Here are some search-friendly titles I’ve found through the Google AdWords Keyword tool (which see a competitive number of monthly searches):
    An Essential Kitchen Utensils List
    The Best Kitchen Utensil Holder
    A List of Kitchen Utensils Every Cook Should Have
    The Best Kitchen Utensil Set
    Cool Silicone Kitchen Utensils
    The World’s Best Kitchen Gadget
    Victorinox Kitchen Knives: A Balanced Review
    The Best Japanese Kitchen Knives
    Kitchen Knives: Reviews from an Expert
    The Best Chef Knife
    The Best Global Knife Set
    The Best Kitchen Knife Set
    Henckels Knife Set: A Review
    How to Select a Knife Block Set
    Stellar Kitchen Knife Sets
    To create search-friendly titles of your own, follow the steps outlined in this Learning Center guide.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have announced your topic to my vast base of twitter followers. big_smile

      1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
        EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        hee hee!!

        1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
          EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Here are my two contributions - I love to cook - first one is on the amazing pressure cooker, the second is on cookie making cooking utensils.  I think I screwed up somehow, should have put Product Review first.

          http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … ure-Cooker

          - and -

          http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … n-Utensils

          1. Simone Smith profile image90
            Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I've never used a pressure cooker before, so that one was quite interesting! Loved the cookie tools Hub, too- it's nice that you've honed in on just a couple, simple tools that will last a long time.

            1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
              EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              It's old fashioned but new fangled all in one because it saves energy and time, which is convenient.  Also, because it's water based, you are eating less calories - no oil, frying, breading etc.  So, something to think about.  Definitely read the directions, it's a pressurized cooker, and it works like a charm.

          2. MarleneB profile image93
            MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Both of your hubs are amazing - filled with lots of great information. I am anxious to try your recipes, too. Thank you.

            1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
              EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Marlene, very kind of you to say so.  Great topic, Simone!

          3. Denise Handlon profile image89
            Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Just read these two...fun info!  I LOL when I read about the Dalmation women-you rock!

            1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
              EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              hee hee!  The rock video tells it all!

          4. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
            EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I did do another Hub - this time on the Food processor.  It practically wrote itself.  It's called, "World's Best Kitchen Gadget, The Food Processor"

            http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Processor

    2. Austinstar profile image78
      Austinstarposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Finally got my kitchen gadget hub done with a video! I did hate the fact that it took two hours to upload the video though.
      http://austinstar.hubpages.com/video/Th … hen-Gadget

      1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
        EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Bravo on the Video!!

      2. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, this is awesome! And I didn't even know quesadilla makers existed! Ugh- I'm so hungry after watching the video, though.

        1. Denise Handlon profile image89
          Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          lol   Simone, you are sooooo funny!   You need to 'get out' more,  lol
          See all the great things we learn on HP?   smile

      3. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Very nice. I had heard of double sided griddles, but this is the first time ever seeing a quesadilla maker. After reading your hub, now I want one.

      4. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Great job on the video and hub.  smile

    3. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was amazed at how many shapes, sizes, colors and materials the common spatula came in. For this hub I consulted with my friend who is also a chef. She gave me some excellent advice about the six utensils no chef could live without and every kitchen should have. The title of the hub is "The Best Kitchen Utensil Set" http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/322c96

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Loved the hub and the info on the 'important' gadgets.  smile

        1. MarleneB profile image93
          MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for your positive feedback, Denise. It means a lot.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    "The World's Best Kitchen Gadget."  I'm willing to take a shot at that one as a Product Review.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm.  Do barbecue utensils count?  "Culinary, after all..."

      1. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Of course they do!

      2. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I second that:  ABSOLUTELY!   good heavens, what would we do without the BBQ utensils, lol

    2. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Arlene for inspiring me to take a look at this week's topic.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Okay, I am already having problems.  I set up the Hub, but I do not know how to get the Review Capsule.  Where is it?  I titled this Hub, "The World's Best Kitchen Gadget."  Is that part of the problem?  I don't see Review Capsule on my list.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Okay, I think I got it.  I chose SINGLE PERSON review and will go from there.  If there's anything else I need to do, please let me know.

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! Glad you found it under Special Layout Options. And single person review is best if you're giving a review. Multiple person review is for when you want readers to provide their own ratings. big_smile

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Simone.  I thought I was losing it.  Or did I already lose it?  Who knows?  LOL.

        1. Simone Smith profile image90
          Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hahaa, we've all lost it to some extent!

      2. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is good to know...I know I read this before but somehow it was confusing (most things are for me these days, haha) 
        Single: you are reviewing a product
        Multiple: others are reviewing your product, right?   ???   smile

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          Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Right, Denise!  I thought I needed my eyes checked and my head examined because I was looking for an individual thing that designated a product review.  I've done a couple of product reviews, but I did not take advantage of the "single" in the the past.

  5. dfelker profile image81
    dfelkerposted 4 years ago

    I wrote about my electric griddle, I really do love it and would be seriously bummed out if it ever broke or was discontinued.
    http://dfelker.hubpages.com/hub/Best-in … ic-Griddle

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! I love electric griddles, and love how you depicted images of both the griddle in use and packed away. Tools with a limited storage footprint are GREAT!

    2. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a great review of the electric griddle. I just added it to my "wish list".

    3. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile  Me too...along with the quesadilla maker that Austinstar wrote about lol

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    It was a pleasure doing this Hub.  I bought a lemon squeezer for the first time in my life.  Now, my hubby and me fight over it.  I use the squeezer for my lemons, and he uses it for his limes.  This treasured gadget will never make it to my kitchen junk drawer!

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/The … hen-Gadget
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6937439_f248.jpg

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've never used one before! I love your thorough assessment.

    2. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Your review was a joy to read - made me want to run out and go buy one.

    3. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cool!   And I was considering writing about my juicer...way to go.

    4. AlanRimmer profile image74
      AlanRimmerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Arlene, look what I bought yesterday. Saw it and knew I just had to have it after reading your hub. Thanks it works a treat. :-)

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6949165_f248.jpg

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        Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, Alan!  Your new lemon squeezer looks like it is designed much better than mine, and will last forever.  Thank you!  Now I can apply down the street and join the used car sales team!  LOL!!!

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I want one already. smile

  7. daisydayz profile image88
    daisydayzposted 4 years ago

    Hello all, I'm still kinda new here and have only just really discovered the forums. I love the idea of a kitchen utensil hub and already have 2 things I can think to write about, Im such a home bird with my Kitchen gadgets so this is right up my street. thanks for getting the creative juices flowing again as I have been stalling a bit this month.

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I hope you'll write about BOTH of them! Welcome to the Forums, daisydayz. It's great to have you here. big_smile

      1. daisydayz profile image88
        daisydayzposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well my slow cooker hub is up, its not a review just a general slow cooker hub, although I may do a proper review one day too, but now youve got me thinking that I could review quite a few of my kitchen items as we have started upgrading our kitchen items a lot over the last year! So have bought quite a lot of nice new stuff. So I may be able to get a few more written maybe, thanks for getting my thinking cap working again!

  8. Mmargie1966 profile image90
    Mmargie1966posted 4 years ago

    What a great topic, Simone!  Thanks!  I will be participating in this WIT for sure!

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hurrah! I'm glad to hear that!

  9. AlanRimmer profile image74
    AlanRimmerposted 4 years ago

    Enjoyed doing the last WTI so much I thought I'd have another go. A couple of firsts for me in this one. First video and first product review. I've chosen the One Touch Automatic Jar Opener as the subject matter because I really do think its great. So here it is :-)


    http://alanrimmer.hubpages.com/hub/Best … Jar-Opener

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is such a unique kitchen tool. I enjoyed watching it in action.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my gosh, this was sooo awesome.  I loved it.  Thanks Alan.

    3. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      These are some FANTASTIC firsts! AlanRimmer, I totally love the video, and am glad you included the Review Capsule tool. I'm tellin' y'all, it really does make a difference when it comes to making your Hub more attractive in search results.

      Totally loved this Video. I didn't know such devices even existed!

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I need one of these!  I left you a novel why I should buy the One Touch Automatic Jar Opener, Alan, but I don't know what happened to it.  Yet, another Senior Moment!  I do have trouble with opening jars, and need my hubby's assistance.  Unfortunately, I have to wait until he comes home from work.  What an awesome Hub!  Oh, I remember!  I left you my comments on your Hub!

  10. carol7777 profile image86
    carol7777posted 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing as we are all looking for new and interesting titles

  11. daisydayz profile image88
    daisydayzposted 4 years ago

    Hello again all. I have written a hub about my best kitchen gadget!
    http://daisydayz.hubpages.com/hub/The-k … low-Cooker
    I hope you all like it, my slow cooker is possibly my best friend in the kitchen, although I have a few other hubs on this topic in my head too! Hopefully I will have time to write them over the next few days.

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's awesome! You should totally add a Ratings Capsule to give your slow cooker a star rating. big_smile

      1. daisydayz profile image88
        daisydayzposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Oh good idea, will do it later. Thanks! Im glad you liked it!

    2. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a wonderful hub - almost like a tribute to slow cookers. Go slow cookers! When I worked outside the home, the slow cooker was my favorite cooking buddy.

      1. daisydayz profile image88
        daisydayzposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thay are amazing arent they! Glad you liked my hub!

  12. Rui Carreira profile image88
    Rui Carreiraposted 4 years ago

    I'll try to tackle this subject next. It will be a fun challenge to write outside of my comfort zone.. let's see how it goes!

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Fantastic!

  13. Ruchira profile image65
    Ruchiraposted 4 years ago
    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub. I like how you explained the different components of a pressure cooker.

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! This is particularly useful. I love more informative Hubs!!!

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    summerberrieposted 4 years ago
    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is an excellent idea - an unordinary solution to storing kitchen utensils.

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        summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks MarleneB!

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A lovely idea indeed! Thanks for the Hub!

  15. carter06 profile image88
    carter06posted 4 years ago

    Hi Guys, can someone tell me how many days we have left to post, I only saw the weekly Topic yesterday?
    Thanks
    carter06

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I believe Simone introduces a new topic on Tuesday morning?  If you are working on a WTI, complete it, but don't meet the deadline, you can publish it anytime you feel like it.  The WTI is meant to get you going because you can either use the titles provided for you.  Or you may provide your own.  The idea is to write, meet a deadline, and learn a little about SEO.  And you will have the support from other Hub authors.  Also, you have the chance to introduce the title of your article to all of us so that we can check it out!

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I post a new topic every Monday morning, though you're free to contribute to another WTI after the week has passed big_smile

      For more info on WTI, check out this Learning Center entry: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Week … nspiration

  16. Kevin Peter profile image74
    Kevin Peterposted 4 years ago

    Back to Hubmob Weekly Topics !!!!

    Just published a hub on must have Kitchen Utensils

    http://kevin-peter.hubpages.com/hub/Mos … n-Utensils

    Waiting for your reviews and comments

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very informative and the video is an excellent accompaniment to the hub.

      1. Kevin Peter profile image74
        Kevin Peterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        thanks you for quick review of my hub.

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Glad you're back! It's a fab Hub.

  17. carter06 profile image88
    carter06posted 4 years ago

    Thanks Arlene, appreciate your help!
    Cheers

  18. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Those are definitely essentials for big family meals- great overview!

  19. RealHousewife profile image87
    RealHousewifeposted 4 years ago

    http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/N … uct-Review

    Ta Da! I finally finished my gadget hub!  Thanks for the great idea - this was fun!

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a good gadget Hub! Thanks for joining in on the WTI challenge! big_smile

  20. Sharyn's Slant profile image95
    Sharyn's Slantposted 4 years ago

    Yay, I did a WTI.  (sorry, I'm happy about it smile

    This was a great topic this week Simone!

    Ninja Express Chop Review and Recipes
    http://sharynsslant.hubpages.com/hub/Ni … nd-Recipes

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good one! The baby food photo totally cracked me up >_<

  21. Rosyel Sawali profile image17
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 4 years ago

    Here's what I came up with... My Beginner's List of Essential Kitchen Tools

    http://rosyelsawali.hubpages.com/hub/A- … chen-Tools

    I have lots to learn in posting slide photos. ^_^

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A very helpful collection of tips!

      With posting photos, my tips are: keep up with the great attribution and legal use, and find large, pretty photos to use (though better yet, take your own photos and upload them to HubPages to use whenever you like).

      When it comes to photos, the more, the merrier!

  22. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 4 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice! Now I've actually got to use mine O_O

  23. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Hey everyone! The new thread is up! This week's theme is alternative and natural medicine. If you've had any experience with it, share your findings! big_smile

    1. daisydayz profile image88
      daisydayzposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I already have an alternative medication hub up for Hayfever symptoms, But I may research something new in that case, thanks for another great idea!

  24. Gordon Hamilton profile image95
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 4 years ago

    I hope I'm not too late with this Hub. More a theme than a specific review but I hope it still qualifies.

    Essential Kitchen Tools and Gadgets for the Technophobic Home Cook

  25. Melovy profile image96
    Melovyposted 4 years ago

    I'm a bit late with mine too! (Nothing to do with us both being Scottish.)
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/BPA-Free … ds-Lunches

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol   I don't think so...nice thought though, lol     I have one that I will post when this thread goes to the HH forum.  Photos are done, but I haven't had the chance to sit and write, due to my work schedule.  At least you got yours in.   smile

  26. carter06 profile image88
    carter06posted 4 years ago

    Hi all,

    Think I may have missed the deadline but here is my contribution,

    Clever Kitchen Gadget - The Cherry Stoner

    Cheers

    carter06

  27. Sharyn's Slant profile image95
    Sharyn's Slantposted 4 years ago

    Weeks later, I thought I'd do another one for this WTI:
    http://sharynsslant.hubpages.com/hub/Ad … ster-Ovens

 
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