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Old 06-19-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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What do you consider the single most useful kitchen gadget?

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.

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Old 06-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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Funny - the only time I use non-stick is when I'm cooking eggs :-) I nominate a good chef's knife.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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I think we had a thread similar to this back during the wintertime but I don't recall the name of it.

At any rate, I think G'Garlic has the right idea. I don't know how many times a day I use my good sharp chef's knife. Over the years, I've already worn one out from sharpening. By the time I replaced it, it was thin, thin, thin.

Yep, count me in with my knife.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:01 PM   #4
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Yep - it would have to be my favorite knife.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:14 PM   #5
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I say a can opener.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:16 PM   #6
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I love my "big" red plastic spoon. It's got BETTY CROCKER written in white letters on the handle. I got it at Goodwill for 50 cents. I must use it just about everyday, for stirring something.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:18 PM   #7
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my wok
i use it to stirfry
to saute
to steam
to dry roast
to deepfry
to smoke
to boil
to braise
to bbq
to panfry
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #8
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My fork. It gets the food to my mouth.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M.
My fork. It gets the food to my mouth.
lol
i use chopstix
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:40 PM   #10
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DH bought me a 12" Calphalon dutch oven, that I think could do anything from frying eggs, to making soup to cooking pasta. It's non-stick, but has a newer, different type of finish than my older pieces.
Like JoAnn, I too have a favorite spoon. Years ago, someone left a big, institutional type, stainless steel spoon at one of my parties. It has a flat edge on the front instead of a pointed one, which makes it great for stirring and dipping. No one ever claimed it, and if they tried to now, they would out of luck!
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