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Old 01-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #11
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My cast iron pan, and my salad spinner

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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There would be a fight over the induction cooktop and the DeBuyer pans.


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Old 01-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #13
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I don't think I treasure any tool in my kitchen. I use the screwdriver in the bottom drawer the most though.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #14
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Without a doubt...my (3) 2-quart Anchor-Hocking batter bowls. I use them ALL the time. Sometimes I have 2 occupied at the same time.

Why 3? Because I don't have 4. I broke one several years ago and I nearly mourned.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:03 AM   #15
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I'd have to say my microwave. I don't know how we survived before.

But... since everyone seems to be talking about other types of tools, I'd say my kitchen shears. For opening packages or cutting up meats, it's really a time saver.

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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I have a very old butcher's knife that is all but destroyed. The blade is jagged and gnarled, and it is the BEST knife for cutting tomatoes ever.

My great-grandfather was a butcher and was visiting my grandmother when she was a new bride. My grandfather had bought a pig that had been culled from the farmer down the road. My great-grandfather did not have his tools but butchered the pig using a knife that came with the set my grandparents bought. When he came to the kitchen with the knife, he apologized for ruining the knife. My grandmother kept it for tomatoes and I felt really blessed to get it when she passed.

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Old 01-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #17
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Probably my kitchen shears (2) and my tongs (3, 2 cheapies and one long Martha Stewart type). Oh, and my ceramic knives.

Oops, that's 3 things...but used daily.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:57 PM   #18
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The garbage disposal. In my temporary quarters I don't have one. It is severely limiting my cooking because any interesting cook job sometimes takes me 1-2 days to finish clean up.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #19
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My white handled dimascus chefs knife from Russels. I use that thing all day every day. I even use it to scrape a carrot instead of peel it, and I can peeel a cucumber just fine with it it too. Nothing else gets used as much.

I would rather use it for food prep than a processor for most things. I can do whatever and wash it faster than breaking out the Quisanart and washing it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #20
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My knives, and the two 4 tbsp measuring cups that are labeled on the angle inside the cup. Who would think a 4 tbsp measuring cup would be so handy, but it is!!

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