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Old 12-16-2009, 08:58 AM   #11
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More than just one thing, but I find these indispensible:

Long handled tongs
Ordinary scissors (not kitchen carcass scissors)
A pair of long handled slotted jaw pliers (for caps that are small and caps that are stuck)
Pump dispenser of kitchen detergent (handy for on the spot pot or dish cleaning, and for washing hands without cross contaminating anything.)
Dough scrapper (comes in handy for anything cubed or diced, in addition to making bread.)
Wooden mallet (For meat tenderizing, flattening, or breaking up ice cubes.)
8" cake icing spreader (Great for reaching the bottom of jars, such as Mayo, Peanut Butter, Anything.)
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:46 AM   #12
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Cast Iron cookware........


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Old 12-16-2009, 10:20 AM   #13
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My husband says that the best gifts are those that one can do without. So he got me a luxury-brand handbag for Christmas! Not that I'm complaining!

Anyway, in the kitchen, I can't live without:

- my Braun food processor (600 watt hand blender and various attachments)
- IKEA stainless steel pots with heavy bottoms
- Le Creuset or Staub dutch ovens
- Henkel or Global Chef's knife, Bread knife, Paring Knife, Boning knife, Cleaver
- Cast iron skillet
- VitaMix blender
- MISTA oil atomizer
- Oster Foodsaver
- WMF pressure cooker
- heavy-duty granite mortar and pestle
- Silicon spatulas
- OXO centrifugal salad dryer
- Spice grinder
- Microplane
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #14
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A good thermometer or two. I have an instant read and a remote wireless one. The remote makes smoking a dream, being able to watch the box temperature and the food temperature from inside the hose is wonderful.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:17 PM   #15
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My personal suggestion would be to think about what cooking your wife does and then see what appliances/gadgets would make those chores easier.

You might find some more ideas here: Favorite Kitchen Tools or Gadgets
And, you might get some ideas here, too: Useless kitchen tools
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:31 PM   #16
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If you are smart it will be a pair of diamond earrings!!
Take from a woman who knows.....

otoh... a pair of tongs that are long enough to keep her hands away from spatters; silicon "pot holders;" a digital probe meat thermometer; a set of the new OXO liquid measuring cups...
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