What is your favorite kitchen utensil?

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  1. reviews by jan profile image60
    reviews by janposted 10 years ago

    What is your favorite kitchen utensil that you just couldn't do without when preparing a meal?

    Mine is my set of knives.  I have an eclectic mix of knives, but they are all super sharp and of varying sizes and each knife is used for a different cutting job. That may be a bit anal, but it drives me crazy when some one uses the wrong knife for slicing, cutting or chopping.  My second would be a good cutting board, then my pressure cooker (I just love it and use it all the time), and then my large fry pan.

    1. profile image0
      Abhinayaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      These are things I can't do without while preparing meals.

  2. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 10 years ago

    a fork

    1. Misha profile image71
      Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you big_smile

  3. boycottchapter27 profile image50
    boycottchapter27posted 10 years ago

    Spatula....
    In the words of Bill Murray (Stripes)

    "ever have the Aunt Jamima Treatment" wink

  4. elisabeth reid profile image69
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    My wooden spoons.  No question.

  5. Kisu Shite Mo I? profile image61
    Kisu Shite Mo I?posted 10 years ago

    Mine is deffinatly gotta be my Tongs! Perfect for fliping a rolled up tortilla stuffed with cream cheese & Black berries! Mmmmm.

  6. Blogger Mom profile image70
    Blogger Momposted 10 years ago

    Well, I had an idea until I read the other replies - and then I thought, I love my knives and my wooden spoons too!  How to choose?  I think my favorite is my bell jar for shaking up salad dressings.  But I use my wooden spoons almost every time I cook, so I'll go for those. wink

  7. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Cast Iron Skillet.

    I can cook just about anything in my skillet.

    Next would be

    Chef's knife
    Whisk
    Garlic press

  8. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    My mother's cast iron skillet - I hadnt realised how good it was until I had it locked up in storage and I am using the rental properties cheap light modern non-stick version! And she bought it for a $1 at a church fair because no one wanted it about 30 years ago!

    Now can anyone who answered knife explain to me how to keep a knife sharp - I find even the so-called self-sharpening ones aren't after a few months - though are better than regular ones.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Take it to your local butcher and ask him to sharpen it for you. Then, once it's sharp, keep it sharp by using a sharpening steel. I get mine sharpened once a year. But, if it's poor steel in the first place - you will never keep it sharp.

      Shun knives are awesome. I have a chef's knife and use it for just about everything.



      http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=26036

  9. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 10 years ago

    My woks.  They are the only pans that I do not burn !

  10. sgphilgoh profile image74
    sgphilgohposted 7 years ago

    It has to be my cast iron wok. I bought it 20 years ago,when I got married. All this while, it is being used almost daily. It can be used for frying, steaming and stewing. It never got rusty. The trick is to use it often and try not to wash it thoroughly with soapy water. This can dissolve the protective oil coating and in time, get rusty from disuse. In fact, most of the time,I don't even use any soapy water when washing it. I just scape off whatever is sticking to the wok with a steel spatula, scrub with a coconut brush and rinse off.

  11. lilibees profile image61
    lilibeesposted 7 years ago

    My Jalapeno seed scooper! And My wooden spoons.

    1. The Baking Guru profile image61
      The Baking Guruposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My cast-iron dutch oven is by far my favorite kitchen utensil.  I use it to cook pretty much anything!

  12. barryrutherford profile image78
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    My Mother would say a rolling pin smile

  13. TammyHammett profile image60
    TammyHammettposted 7 years ago

    Have to say it would be my spatulas. Use them practically every time I cook. I have about 6 of them in varying sizes.

 
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