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.
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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
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
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!
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!
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!
Here is my first Hub on the topic: I chose the pressure cooker:
http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … ooker?done
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
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.
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.
The Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker is an easy to use and easy to clean tool. It provides great family fun. read more
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My slow cooker is my ultimate cooking gadget and I cant imagine life without it!
http://daisydayz.hubpages.com/hub/The-k … low-Cooker
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
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
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
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
I really want a panini press. If I were going to splurge on a kitchen gadget, that would be the one.
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!
Yep! I'm with you D! I did a hub on the Food Processor (generic) but same idea!
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
With concern about plastics containing BPA, many people are looking for alternatives for children's lunchboxes. This article reviews Kids Konserve containers. read more
Here is my beginner's list of essential kitchen tools. My kitchen survival skill is my basis for this list. ^_^ read more
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
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
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.
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
I like this. It helps make dumplings. Most of the time when I make dumplings by hand, they look ugly.
Wow I've never seen one of these, I would love to get one where do you get them?
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.
Here are the top 10 utility tools and gadgets
3. Serving Spoon
4. Gas lighter
6. Lolling pin
7. food processor
8. Frying Pan
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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