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Old 02-26-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Favourite simple cooking utensils

For all the expensive kitchen appliances that we have bought I'm always most please when I use a simple cheap utensil for a job that would be much harder if I didn't have it. I especially like utensils that make the washing up quicker.

Does anyone else feel this?

My favourite, simple utensils are:

Zester
Half-moon strainer
Silicone pastry brush
Knife sharpener

What are yours?

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Old 02-26-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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I have a flat bamboo spoon that I use with my non-stick cookware. Think I paid $1.99 for it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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I agree. I have had these for decades and they never seem to wear out, although now the 'hinges' are getting a little 'rusty'.

They are easy to clean and I carry them with me everywhere I go. They're quite versatile.
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Old 02-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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My locking tongs are my favorite utensil. I use them for everything.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:03 PM   #5
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I have a cheap pair of tongs, and my favorite Pampered Chef large spatula that I love.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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My favorite has to be the silicone spatula it really helps me make nice soft scrambled eggs. Oh and a good wooden spoon. I favor them because they won't melt or scratch the bottom of a pan.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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Flat bamboo spatula I got with a wok kit ( the wok is long gone, but the spatula is great)

A broken wooden spoon ( split in 1/2) The new broken shape is perfect for my pots and pans

Cheap pair of tongs. I tried to upgrade with more expensive ones, but the cheap ones seem to work better for me.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:10 PM   #8
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For all the expensive kitchen appliances that we have bought I'm always most please when I use a simple cheap utensil for a job that would be much harder if I didn't have it. I especially like utensils that make the washing up quicker.

Does anyone else feel this?

My favourite, simple utensils are:

Zester
Half-moon strainer
Silicone pastry brush
Knife sharpener

What are yours?
I'm always using my half-moon strainer. I had one for years that I picked up at Walmart. It started to rust, so I threw it away. I had the hardest time getting a replacement.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #9
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my $5 microwave rice steamer
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:06 PM   #10
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Silicone spatula, wooden spoon and angled spatula.
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