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Old 03-21-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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What is your favorite kitchen gizmo?

Not an appliance, not a kitchen necessity. But what one item have you bought because you just had to have it, others might consider it frivolous, and yet you use it enough to justify the space it takes up in your kitchen.

Years ago, neighbors up the street would hold a New Year's Eve party each year. I'd usually head over early to help Kacey set up. One year she had me slice cheese for crackers. When I told her there was no guarantee that they'd be evenly sliced, she produced a marble cheese slicer. I was gob-smacked. Had to have one. Hunted it down in a little kitchen shop in Kittery, MA years ago. Himself likes to call it our cheese guillotine.



Tomorrow I might think of a different "favorite", but for today this is my pick. What kitchen gizmo is on your favorites list?
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:43 PM   #2
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Probably that battery operated can opener - opens the lid without sharp edges. I just set it on top of a can, wiggle it in place, hit the button, and go about something else I'm doing. The sound changes when it's done, and I turn it off, and remove the lid. It's a little thing that goes back in the drawer when done.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #3
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I think mine would be this. I use it often for olives, mushrooms, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, HB eggs. This is high quality metal with very sharp blades that really do the job right. No, that's not my hand with the hair all over it.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:07 PM   #4
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I didn't exactly buy it, but I asked for it for Christmas. A sous vide circulator.`I've had a great time cooking different things and finding what I like and don't like. The best chicken breasts I've ever cooked. A perfectly cooked NY strip that was out of this world.
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I think mine would be this. I use it often for olives, mushrooms, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, HB eggs. This is high quality metal with very sharp blades that really do the job right. No, that's not my hand with the hair all over it.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:39 PM   #6
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At the moment it is an electric tea kettle. But we all have colds LOL.

My favorite changes with the need.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:31 PM   #7
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Not an appliance, not a kitchen necessity. But what one item have you bought because you just had to have it, others might consider it frivolous, and yet you use it enough to justify the space it takes up in your kitchen.

Years ago, neighbors up the street would hold a New Year's Eve party each year. I'd usually head over early to help Kacey set up. One year she had me slice cheese for crackers. When I told her there was no guarantee that they'd be evenly sliced, she produced a marble cheese slicer. I was gob-smacked. Had to have one. Hunted it down in a little kitchen shop in Kittery, MA years ago. Himself likes to call it our cheese guillotine.



Tomorrow I might think of a different "favorite", but for today this is my pick. What kitchen gizmo is on your favorites list?
I have used a cheese guillotine in Denmark. My mum had one. It worked perfectly. I have bought two here in Montreal and both of them were useless. One from a store and one from a garage sale. One of them, the wire wouldn't stay tight through enough to cut even one slice of cheese and I think the other one was too wobbly.

I'm glad yours works well. I wasn't just remembering wrong.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:51 PM   #8
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:40 PM   #9
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I like this little meat mallet. itís nothing special but works great. I like the handle type verses the others straight up and down ones.

I had seen one a long many years ago on a cooking show and it took me 4 years or so to find one pre-internet days.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:58 PM   #10
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I like this little meat mallet. itís nothing special but works great. I like the handle type verses the others straight up and down ones.

I had seen one a long many years ago on a cooking show and it took me 4 years or so to find one pre-internet days.

I have one exactly like yours and LOVE it. Works so well and I use it often.
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