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Old 06-21-2007, 11:11 AM   #31
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It's a tossup between my Messermeister peeler and the garbage disposal. lol
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:07 PM   #32
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I guess the most important/ best gadget in my kitchen would be that which is most used by the most people. In our kitchen that would be the kitchen shears. Somebody has them out of their place and gone all the time- or a least every time I wish to use them.

I also like my Roselle side cut
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #33
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Hmmmm...I guess my most treasured gadget is a lime squeezer that works sort of like a pair of pliers. I use it almost daily - we always have a pitcher of limeade in the frig and use limes often in cooking. I've never seen one like it in the states, but they are everywhere in Mexico.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:23 PM   #34
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:43 PM   #35
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Despite the true meaning of gadget, I would still have to say my french knife. It's because of this knife that I don't need a million other doo-dads and what-nots in my kitchen. :)

However, I'd have to say my portable propane stove comes in a very close second. I use it at least 3 or 4 times a week during the summer (and sometimes the winter). It doesn't make sense to have a full size BBQ for two people, and it's a heck of a lot cheaper to run.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:46 PM   #36
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Hmmmm...I guess my most treasured gadget is a lime squeezer that works sort of like a pair of pliers. I use it almost daily - we always have a pitcher of limeade in the frig and use limes often in cooking. I've never seen one like it in the states, but they are everywhere in Mexico.
I have one I bought for two or three dollars at the local Mexican grocery. It works great for small limes. I wish I had one a little larger for large limes and lemons.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:22 PM   #37
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A pair of very sharp surgical scissors that I bought over 30 years ago as a nursing student and now dissects poultry and trims fat and skin off other meats. That baby can help me skin and debone a whole chicken in about 20 minutes with no trouble. It was made in Germany. It goes whereever I go.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:54 PM   #38
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My knives and cutting board are used for everything I cook. Often, I'd rather wash a knife and board than all the gadgets in the food processor when chopping veggies. Plus I like to chop veggies and munch on them while cooking.
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:08 AM   #39
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It's got to be the knife. It performed most kitchen tasks before any popular kitchen gadgets were invented.

One of the restos in town has a chef who is super-hardcore about proper French style and technique, from what I hear. Apparently, vegetable peelers are not allowed in the kitchen, because they bruise the veggies. All fruits and veggies are peeled with your knife.
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:24 AM   #40
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I don't know what you call this contraption, but it is just a little wooden tool that you use to juice a lemon, or an orange after you cut it in half. it does a good job for what it was designed to do.
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