What is your favorite cooking tool in your kitchen?

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  1. cupcakefan profile image59
    cupcakefanposted 13 years ago

    I love my mixer and coffee maker.

  2. About-The-Home profile image60
    About-The-Homeposted 13 years ago

    We had a power cut yesterday. The first thing I missed was the kettle !

  3. matherese profile image59
    mathereseposted 13 years ago

    My pots i use them to cook my food

  4. content profile image59
    contentposted 13 years ago

    my garlic press
    did I just say that?

    1. profile image0
      L a d y f a c eposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol I love my garlic press too

      I think above all else, is my super-awesome-amazing high sided, non-stick, very large skillet. I LOVE it.

  5. know one profile image61
    know oneposted 13 years ago

    My microplane and my balloon whisk. Cannot live without my espresso machine either!

  6. Jillian Barclay profile image72
    Jillian Barclayposted 13 years ago

    It is a toss-up! My food processor or my Oxo Santoku knife- I use the knife everyday, the food processor every couple of days

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago

    ...not quite a tool....my man?....love watching someone else cook.....

  8. srwnson profile image60
    srwnsonposted 13 years ago

    Since I have recently added an auxilary-power-unit to my truck I now have a kitchen in my sleeper. It's called a microwave. :-)

  9. saleheensblog profile image62
    saleheensblogposted 13 years ago

    I love anything sharp like knife.

  10. sofs profile image79
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    with you there Saleheen , I need a real sharp knife and good peelers .. I cook up plenty of veggies and like to chop them real fine.. lots of onions and garlic too, so need a few shark knives in the draw to get my cooking going!!

  11. Brupie profile image66
    Brupieposted 13 years ago

    My 10-inch Wusthof Cooks knife is my favorite.  I sharpen it every other day so it is never dull.  Because of its size I can get great leverage.  Because the knife is well balanced, I can chop garlic and not feel like I'm performing surgery with an axe

  12. FabLiz86 profile image64
    FabLiz86posted 13 years ago

    My George Foreman Grill!  It seems that everything tastes better when I cook with it.  (Only because I'm too lazy half the time to cook on my stove.)  I put a plain chicken breast in there once and it was browned, tasty and moist.

    1. evvy_09 profile image61
      evvy_09posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I miss my george foreman grill.  I'm short and for some reason decided the top of the fridge was a good place to keep it when not in use.  It smashed in at least 3 pieces
      Other than that my coffeemaker

  13. Mighty Mom profile image78
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    I love my strainer because I love pasta.
    I love my potato masher because I love potatoes.
    I love my gas stove because I can cook both of those even if the power goes out!
    Oh -- also my toaster.
    Starch, anyone? lol

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    ssaulposted 13 years ago

    of course my knives and pots

  15. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 13 years ago

    Love my Slow cooker.

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    Helpful Hannaposted 13 years ago

    My Kitchenaid mixer.  It does a little bit of everything, so I use it often.

  17. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    a variety of cooking utensils

  18. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 13 years ago

    My microwave oven.

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    DinnerMomposted 13 years ago

    Love my garlic press too!

  20. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    An ordinary fork and butter knife(no need for steak knife). They will be the same utensils I'll use to eat the food I make. wink

  21. HOSPITALITY GURU profile image70
    HOSPITALITY GURUposted 13 years ago

    Spatula - Chef said, every cook must have a spatula on them at all times. And really, there is nothing one cannot do with a spatula.

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    jerrylposted 13 years ago

    I have two items i like.
    The first is a meat slicer, and the 2nd is a dehydrater.
    They come in handy for slicing meat to a consistent thickness and then marinating it for making beef jerky in the dehydrator.

  23. Anna Evanswood profile image72
    Anna Evanswoodposted 13 years ago

    my magimix.... I am obsessed by it... it is a the best food processor:)

  24. Mama Sez profile image64
    Mama Sezposted 13 years ago

    I love my kitchen/chicken scissors

  25. mquee profile image65
    mqueeposted 13 years ago

    I love to cook soups and stews in my crockpot. It is simple and doesn't require a lot of watching.

  26. datahound profile image49
    datahoundposted 13 years ago

    My Shun classic paring knife, 3.5 inch blade handcrafted in Japan.

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    Leoroseposted 13 years ago

    For me, electric salt and pepper mills are the best because of it's durability.

  28. Gloshei profile image59
    Glosheiposted 13 years ago

    My slowcooker, this time of the year I would not be without it. The 2nd is my Halogen oven it is so useful and quick.

  29. eatlikenoone profile image60
    eatlikenooneposted 13 years ago

    Wow this is a tough question. Hard to pick just one. For today I am going to go with my electric skillet. I use it for all sorts of dishes. You can turn the temperature down and use it like a slow cooker and it's great to keep food warm or warm a dish up when you are at a potluck.

  30. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Other than my coffee maker and kettle (two life-or-death items in the kitchen)..

    I have three skillets (a tiny one with a cover, a little one, and a big one) that I lean heavily on (and I never fry anything - it's just that the skillets are handier, even for things like pasta; the big one makes a great place to wash produce too).  With those, a spatula and the nylon serving spoon I'm always using, a person can do anything.  (I have all kinds of other kitchen tools/stuff, but it always seems easier just to pull out these basics and use them instead.)

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    My husband... makes a cheap dishwasher!

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    just_curiousposted 13 years ago

    It's not a tool, but the pot filler we had put in our kitchen has been my favorite thing since it was installed. I couldn't imagine cooking without it now.

    1. philzgrill profile image63
      philzgrillposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      what is a pot filler?

  33. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    Funny, I have a saucepan that I must use to make my mac and cheese. I have other pans that are similar to it, but, for some reason this lone pan seems to work the best. I also have a special pan that I cook soup in. I'm weird that way.

  34. philzgrill profile image63
    philzgrillposted 13 years ago

    tongs, you can use them for pan frying fish and also can be used on bbq for wings, chicken and anything else that tongs can pick up.  I use a hook type of device for most of my ribs and steaks.  It's made of steel and has a circular hook that allows me to claw into the meat and turn easily.

  35. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    I like my crockpot/slowcooker too, but couldn't cook without my cast iron skillet.

  36. profile image49
    deans0430posted 13 years ago

    A very sharp knife and Le Creuset cookware.

    1. philzgrill profile image63
      philzgrillposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      what do you like about the cookware you mentioned?  I'm not familiar with that line?

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        deans0430posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Le Creuset is french made enamel cast iron dutch ovens. They are durable, easy to clean, and they have a great warranty,. I use them exclusively.  Le Creuset can be quite pricey, obviousley there are other brands of enamel cast iron cookware, but I have never tried them.

  37. Purple Perl profile image49
    Purple Perlposted 13 years ago


  38. profile image50
    ShortStoryposted 13 years ago

    my fingers

  39. Julie2 profile image61
    Julie2posted 13 years ago

    My Kitchenaide mixer I got for X-mas and my Coffee machine

  40. profile image0
    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    My big hand made wooden mallet. mashed garlic, pureed tomatoes, tenderized beef cutlets, onion juice, orange juice, lime juice, and all around fly killer.


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