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Old 02-27-2010, 12:05 AM   #11
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I love my little ceramic garlic mincer -- lets me do the job thoroughly and in a flash.

I also love my little wire whisk: I can beat even very small quantities of liquid.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:56 AM   #12
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It'd have to be my many wooden spoons (used for just about anything) and my locking tongs.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:31 AM   #13
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My set of wooden spoons & spatulasm my 9" chef's knife and my grandmother's Acme Safty Grater.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:05 AM   #14
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12" Sabatier chef's knife for apportioning boneless frozen meat
Large heavy wooden spoon with 3/4" dia. handle for mixing / kneading semi stiff bread doughs
Large stiff silicon spoonula for punching down refrigerated dough
Mezzaluna chopping knife and wooden bowls
1 quart mortar & pestle for fine grinding
Assorted perforated cap jars for applying grated cheese, cornmeal, dry rubs and seeds.
Assorted brushes for applying glazes, treating wood utensils and cleaning up.
Manual coffee bean grinder.
Silicon coated whisk.
Bottle pouring caps / spouts for better controlled pouring of oils.
Wood pizza peels.
Parchment baking paper.
Silicon baking mats
Measuring spoons and cups
10 lb scale
Long shafted (12") dial fryer thermometer
Welder's type gauntlet gloves.
Enameled colander
Lux timer
6 quart bowl
Blunt pointed carving fork
Salad spinner
Fine soup strainer
Stainless foley food mill
Spaghetti serving spoon
Silicon pastry roller
Large & thick baking stone
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:44 AM   #15
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I found two wooden spatulas made of olive wood, first ones I ever had that don't split and splinter. My 2 cup measuring cup, so important I bought it a brother.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:48 AM   #16
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Locking tongs, silicone spatula and my wooden spoon with a square, scraper tip.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:19 AM   #17
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I had to laugh reading about all the folks who love their locking tongs. I just spent the week in a hospital and I can't tell you how many times I longed for my tongs!! When you have limited movement, it seems that EVERYTHING is always just 2 or 3 inches out of reach.
The lesson here is - don't go anywhere without your tongs!
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:30 AM   #18
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I've recently begun embracing all things silicone (don't tell my fiance). Spatulas, pot holders, little pods for egg poaching, dessert molds, baking pans....love em all.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:21 PM   #19
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Another post made me think of something. One of the most indispensable, yet unsung cooking tools is the ever present dish towel. Commercial cooking with laundry services spoiled me. So, I go through dish towels like others go through paper towels.

It's a pot holder.
It gets up spills.
It dries wet ingredients.
It gets the moisture out of cooked spinach or raw potatoes.
It sits nicely on your apron string until needed.
It can be wrapped around a mixing bowl to keep condensation down, or to keep it from rocking during particularly violent whisking.
You can play tug with your kitchen Labrador with one.

Just an overall great tool.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #20
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It's a pot holder.
It gets up spills.
It dries wet ingredients.
It gets the moisture out of cooked spinach or raw potatoes.
It sits nicely on your apron string until needed.
It can be wrapped around a mixing bowl to keep condensation down, or to keep it from rocking during particularly violent whisking.
You can play tug with your kitchen Labrador with one.

Just an overall great tool.
Don't forget using it as a defensive weapon when people come in trying to raid your cooking before you are ready to serve it. *POP*
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