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Old 08-14-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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What is your favorite cooking "gadget?"

I was going to say cooking appliance but i want to rule out such staples as the oven and the stove. Make sure you tell us what the favorite food you can cook with it is.

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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I have a few favorites like my natural color 10" maple wood pepper mill, allclad 2 qt saucepan as appliances go I would say my kitchenaid stand mixer tilt head. My favorite things to make is pizza dough, cookies.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hand utensil is my dough scraper - great for lifting chopped or diced anything.

My most used appliance is my refrigerator/freezer - it really is a tool and not just a storage place.

My favorite appliance is my coffee grinder - I really like freshly ground coffee!
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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I have a half-moon strainer that fits over any pot or pan, great for draining pasta or meat. Ordered it from Relish Magazine, which comes monthly in the newspaper.

My spice grinder.

Spatter guards for the frying pan.

All my slow cookers, for just about anything.

My lemon/lime squeezers.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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My microplane zester and KitchenAid mixer.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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My microplane zester and KitchenAid mixer.
Forgot about the zesters!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #7
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My onion dicer. It works well on peppers, cucumber, garlic, any soft but crisp vegetable. It's great for making salsa because everything comes out small diced (about 1/8" x 1/8").

The hand blender is also pretty useful and so are the small cheese graters.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:13 AM   #8
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There is nothing greater than a food processor. Mostly because I'm lazy but also because I absolutely love hummus. Seriously, I could eat the stuff by the spoonful if it didn't get so many funny looks on the subway.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
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My electric steamer and my hand blender.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:13 AM   #10
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My foodsaver vacpacker.
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