What can you not live without in YOUR kitchen? (OK, we could probably live without a lot of conveniences, and I don't mean anything BIG, like your oven or fridge!) But what are your favorite kitchen tools or gadgets?
Of my appliences, I most love my Kitchen Aid mixer...but could use a hand mixer if I had to. (or even a whisk, I guess.) I don't know how I did without one of these! We have spent many happy hours together! It sometimes gets used three times in a day!
What do I love, and use a lot? My 1980s Cuisinart food processor. Yes, this comes out of the pantry at least once a week. This baby has been though many years with me, grated a gazillion pounds of cheese, and made lots of dough! I hope this doesn't hurt feelings of the blender, ice cream maker, or panini grill! I do not own a crock pot!
Let's get down to smaller items that make cooking more fun and convenient. Of course we must have knives! Brad has his, and I have mine. He takes care of sharpening, but I often let the butcher at Bristol Farms sharpen mine for free.
My three favorite "convenience items" are:
1.My egg separator (so quick, with no mess). Of course I can separate eggs using just their shell, but why?
2. My handy dandy battery powered sifter (just push the button, and what sounds like a phone on vibrate will zap those dry baking ingredients through in 2 seconds!) I'd like to think a woman thought of this!
3. My microplane grater/zester is something else I don't know how I lived without for years. It gets quite a workout with citrus.
Just for fun? My spatulas match the season or my mood:
and how fun is it to whisk with these?
What is YOUR favorite kitchen tool or gadget?