What are your favorite kitchen tools and gadgets? (Weekly Topic Inspiration)

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  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 10 years ago

    What are your favorite kitchen tools and gadgets? (Weekly Topic Inspiration)

    When you’re working away in the kitchen, are there any particular tools or gadgets that you find yourself reaching for time and time again? What are they? Share your secret culinary weapons as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge.
    For group support and search-friendly titles, stop by the official Weekly Topic Inspiration thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/101010


  2. Austinstar profile image86
    Austinstarposted 10 years ago

    A kitchen gadget that is indispensable is a quesadilla maker. You can use a quesadilla maker for all kinds of recipes. Make quesadillas, pancakes, crepes, burgers and even breakfast recipes. Cutting calories? Use butter tasting non stick sprays to add lots of flavor with just a few calories. read more

  3. LauraGSpeaks profile image90
    LauraGSpeaksposted 10 years ago

    Fresh herbs add great flavor to a meal.  Using an Italian chopping knife, called a mezzaluna, saves time by cutting any herb with ease. read more

  4. OldRoses profile image95
    OldRosesposted 10 years ago

    All of them!  Seriously, my wooden spoons.  I swear I can't cook without them.  They don't scratch my non-stick pans.  Food doesn't stick to them.  They don't conduct heat.  They are perfect!

  5. aviannovice profile image85
    aviannoviceposted 10 years ago

    I like my 6-sided grater.  I can grate the potatoes for potato pancakes on one side, get some finely grated onion in there, and then do a little nutmeg on another side.  Can't beat it!

  6. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years ago


    I have a few tools that I can't live without, either, especially those that help me make my Croatian cookies, CVITA (I have a Hub out on them).  This will be a fun Hub to write!  big_smile

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Here is my first Hub on the topic:  I chose the pressure cooker:
      http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … ooker?done

  7. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years ago

    Those who bake and love to eat Dalmatian style Croatian cookies (like CVITI and HRUSTULE) know that it's hard to succeed without these useful cooking utensils.  The zig zag pastry wheel is ideal for leaving a finished edge to cookies and pastries.  A knife leaves a blunt edge which is less attractive.  The pastry brush (or any paintbrush) read more

  8. cperuzzi profile image90
    cperuzziposted 10 years ago

    Call me crazy but I prefer to always go simple in my cooking.

    Here's what you need for food preparation about 80% of the time:

    - A multipurpose utility knife
    - A fork
    - A pair of tongs
    - A large pot
    - A wide saucepan or wok
    - A cutting board
    - Measuring spoons
    - Measuring cup

    Nice to haves:

    - A blender/food processor
    - A timer
    - A thermometer
    - A mixer

    Most of the time you can get away with a pan, a knife, and a fork with a few bowls to put your chopped up food in to be used for prep.  And that's it.  When you think about it having extra stuff in the kitchen can cause chaos.  People who have a problem with this usually are the first people on the phone with the shopping network.

  9. kristakubie profile image59
    kristakubieposted 10 years ago

    Definitely my OXO Spatula, my cordless electric kettle and my blender.

    Oh... and my sister's Kitchenaid mixer.

    all that made salsa, smoothies, flat bread and tea yesterday alone.

  10. SimeyC profile image91
    SimeyCposted 10 years ago

    The Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker is an easy to use and easy to clean tool. It provides great family fun. read more

  11. JakeFrost profile image59
    JakeFrostposted 10 years ago

    I love the slow-cooker, it always makes amazing stews and hardly even needs supervision. It's as simple as cutting up a carrot, sticking it in a pot with gravy and then leaving it for four hours, (except I don't think that would be the best I've made)

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Right on, Jake.  Pre-soaked beans with a hunk of dried meat, celery tops and some tomato paste makes a great meal - cheap and easy.  I do this a lot in the winter time.  Warms up the house too, LOL big_smile

  12. alliemacb profile image89
    alliemacbposted 10 years ago

    I love kitchen gadgets but my favorite at the moment is an apple peeler, corer and slicer.

    http://alliemacb.hubpages.com/hub/Great … -and-Corer

  13. leahlefler profile image94
    leahleflerposted 10 years ago
  14. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
    EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years ago

    Who doesn't have a Food Processor doesn't know what they are missing.  They are practical and convenient.  The blades chop consistent pieces, without getting your hands near a knife.  The lid keeps the pieces from flying around, and the whole process takes a minute or two.  Modern food processors have built in safety features to highly reduce the possibility of having an accident.  They are capable of chopping meat, vegetables, liquefying tomatoes), chopping nuts and creaming butter and sugar. read more

  15. AlanRimmer profile image66
    AlanRimmerposted 10 years ago

    The One Touch Automatic Jar Opener is one of the best arthritis kitchen gadgets on the market. This remarkable tool takes the strain out of opening even the most stubborn jars. Whether you have physical difficulties or just want an easy way to open jars, this is the best kitchen gadget for you. read more

  16. cardelean profile image91
    cardeleanposted 10 years ago

    Do you have a mandolin slicer?  Do you know what one is?  Here is a guide to using a mandolin slicer and a couple of recipes to go along with it! read more

  17. daisydayz profile image84
    daisydayzposted 10 years ago

    The best kitchen gadget? The kitchen gadget that everyone should own?My Slow Cooker is the best kitchen gadget I ever bought. What is a slow cooker and how does it work? And some slow cooker recipes. read more

  18. MarleneB profile image93
    MarleneBposted 10 years ago


    Hey, I forgot to come here first and click on the "make a Hub about it" button. I wrote a hub titled "The Best Kitchen Utensil Set" where I received help from a friend who is also a chef who was happy to give me some pointers on which kitchen utensils would make up the best set of utensils to have in a well-functioning kitchen. Here is the link: http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/322c96

  19. daisydayz profile image84
    daisydayzposted 10 years ago

    My slow cooker is my ultimate cooking gadget and I cant imagine life without it!
    http://daisydayz.hubpages.com/hub/The-k … low-Cooker

  20. Sharyn's Slant profile image91
    Sharyn's Slantposted 10 years ago

    While searching for a new small kitchen appliance to replace an old blender, I came across the Ninja Express Chop.  Here you will find a product review and easy, fun recipes too. read more

  21. Ruchira profile image75
    Ruchiraposted 10 years ago

    A Pressure Cooker is a quick gadget that involves healthy living and eventual weight loss since it cooks the food using mere steam. Read more of this hub to get an insight on how to use it. read more

  22. denisemai profile image68
    denisemaiposted 10 years ago

    A review of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer by a home cook who has used one for over 12 years to make just about everything. read more

  23. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 10 years ago

    A product review on the Cuisinart Mini Food Processor. A very helpful kitchen gadget that I use frequently. Included are tips and a recipe for guacamole. read more

  24. Tricia Hein profile image62
    Tricia Heinposted 10 years ago

    I really want a panini press. If I were going to splurge on a kitchen gadget, that would be the one.

  25. denisemai profile image68
    denisemaiposted 10 years ago

    I thought about it and asked myself what the one item in my kitchen was that made me into a better home cook. It was no contest. The KitchenAid stand mixer is the most handy gadget in my house!

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image80
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yep!  I'm with you D!  I did a hub on the Food Processor (generic) but same idea!

  26. Melovy profile image94
    Melovyposted 10 years ago

    The Dualit Hand Blender doubles as a food mixer, making it invaluable in a small kitchen. This review covers its benefits and drawbacks. read more

  27. Melovy profile image94
    Melovyposted 10 years ago

    With concern about plastics containing BPA, many people are looking for alternatives for children's lunchboxes. This article reviews Kids Konserve containers. read more

  28. Rosyel Sawali profile image66
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 10 years ago

    Here is my beginner's list of essential kitchen tools. My kitchen survival skill is my basis for this list. ^_^ read more

  29. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 10 years ago

    The best four gadgets for salad lovers are the lettuce crisper, salad spinner, specialty lettuce knife, and mix and pour salad dressing maker. How do these work? And what can they add to your enjoyment of homemade salads and salad dressings? read more

  30. carter06 profile image70
    carter06posted 10 years ago

    Cherries are a delicious, sweet and seductive on the palate fruit but are often refused and not eaten by many because of their large stone.
    A simple, inexpensive Cherry Stoner can be the solution to problem. read more

  31. securityproducts3 profile image39
    securityproducts3posted 10 years ago

    I'm in college, so as you can image my meals consist of Ramen, Macaroni and cheese, and many peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches. My parents recently got me a Juicer for my kitchen (to help me get some nutrients haha) and I absolutely love it. One of my favorite drinks  consists of 3 apples, 4 carrots, and 4 sticks of celery. Simply Delicious.

  32. Sharyn's Slant profile image91
    Sharyn's Slantposted 10 years ago

    Counter top toaster ovens heat, toast, bake and broil ~ just like traditional ovens.  Learn about the many benefits to owning this awesome small appliance. read more

  33. rainnie526 profile image59
    rainnie526posted 10 years ago


    I like this. It helps make dumplings.  Most of the time when I make dumplings by hand, they look ugly.

    1. carter06 profile image70
      carter06posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow I've never seen one of these, I would love to get one where do you get them?

    2. rainnie526 profile image59
      rainnie526posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I bought one on Taobao, one of the biggest online shopping websites in China. And I also find Amazon has such a tool on sale. Maybe you can get one on Amazon. Search "dumpling maker" and you will see it.

  34. taazakhabar profile image60
    taazakhabarposted 10 years ago

    Here are the top 10 utility tools and gadgets
    1. Knife
    2. Spoon
    3. Serving Spoon
    4. Gas lighter
    5. Tong
    6. Lolling pin
    7. food processor
    8. Frying Pan
    9. Refrigerator
    10 Microwave

  35. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 10 years ago

    Create beautiful fruit and vegetable trays, fruit baskets, and more with three easy-to-use tools. Transform vegetables into artistic masterpieces that will impress family and guests. read more


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