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Old 03-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #61
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #62
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My least favorite gadgets are ones that I have received from Pampered Chef. I attended a party that my best friend was throwing to help her earn a set of knives (she was successful!) and I bought a few things that looked good like a pastry cutter with a long handle, it looks kind of like a potato masher. The metal is too weak to handle cold fat to cut into flour, it just spreads. I bought a rotary cheese shredder and it broke in a month. I didn't bother to return either one, too much bother.

I do still use the goofy looking egg separator when I don't feel like doing it the old fashioned way, there are no edges that can puncture the yolk, it looks like a spiral basket on a handle.

My mom buys me some pampered chef gadget every christmas because a friend sells it, and I appreciate the thought and I use the stuff, but always think that for the price, you could get better stuff in Target.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #63
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Paella pan; I just don't have a way to use it effectively!
Everything else I've purchased after McGuyvering a way to do it previously enough times to know I need something specialized, so I don't have many kitchen gadgets that don't get used effectively.

I see a lot of people listing garlic presses. I love mine, and leaving the skin on the garlic makes cleanup a SNAP. Seriously. Don't peel the garlic before putting it in the press and you won't be left with that thin membrane nonsense clogging it up after ever clove.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:01 PM   #64
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There are people who don't peel the cloves before putting them through a garlic press???
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #65
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+1 Why bother? Less work.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #66
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There are people who don't peel the cloves before putting them through a garlic press???
When I had a garlic press, I put the garlic cloves in without peeling them.

I wouldn't do it now. I have noticed how often there are brown bits on the garlic. I cut those off.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #67
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I'm beginning to understand why some people don't like garlic presses because they're difficult to clean.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #68
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #69
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I'm beginning to understand why some people don't like garlic presses because they're difficult to clean.
From my experience a garlic press shouldn't be difficult to clean. The leftover pulp can get real sticky real fast but soaking it in hot water for a few minutes will take care of that problem.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #70
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Truffle shaver. It just doesn't get used often enough:
buy italian truffles. you'll have to use it more.

they also have more of a nose...
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