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Old 06-20-2007, 01:08 PM   #21
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Well, now that "gadget" has been clarified to all of us I will change mine from knife, which is not a gadget, to......................well, I'd say that most of my favorite kitchen gadgets would be found in most kitchens - so I guess I can't really put my finger on one.

I do like my mandolin though - nice thin cucumber slices for cukes and vinegar and nice thin potato slices for Dauphinois.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:09 PM   #22
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Never said they did.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:22 PM   #23
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The pannini press and the food processor.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:23 PM   #24
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...btw, did you Know the Screwdriver was invented BEFORE the screw? :)

quite true!

This needs further explanation. I can imagine some twit grinding and whacking away in a workshop to create this tool. When asked what it was for, he replied, "I really don't know. I suspect sometime in the future, someone somewhere will invent something that will require this device."

...or are you talking about the type of screwdriver that uses orange juice?


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Old 06-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #25
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"Rybczynski discovered that the screwdriver is a relatively new addition to the toolbox, an invention of the Late Middle Ages in Europe and the only major mechanical device not independently invented by the Chinese. Leonardo da Vinci was there at the start, designing a number of screw-cutting machines with interchangeable gears. Nevertheless, it took generations for the screw (and with it, the screwdriver and lathe) to come into general use, and it was not until modern times that improvements such as slotted screws came into being. Rybczynski spends some time discussing the underrated Canadian invention, the Robertson screwdriver."

as you can see, the ideas coincided, but it took a while before the screw itself was invented :)
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:44 PM   #26
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Me again. I guess my favorite kitchen gadget is my small food processor, I keep it out on the counter all the time. Very handy.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #27
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I don't consider regualr pots/pans/knives as "gadgets".
I thought the same thing when I first saw the title of the post, but the original poster said: "What's the single most useful piece of kitchen equipment (besides a heat source)? I nominate a non-stick frying pan. I could use it every time I cook something."

So my "most useful piece of kitchen equipment" would be my knife.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:57 AM   #28
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I'd have to say, my chef knife. Its my most used tool. My saute pan and stock pot get e run for their money as does my hand whisk. Man I hate playing favorites, I love all my kitchen gadgets and tools equally.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:10 AM   #29
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What's the single most useful piece of kitchen equipment (besides a heat source)? . . .
A water faucet.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:14 AM   #30
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Good one!!! LOL!!!
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