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Old 01-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #61
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I couldn't write in this thread without mentioning my Mac knives. The day we got them (second day of culinary school) I sliced my finger open and the knife was so sharp I didn't even feel it - one of the other students pointed out I was bleeding! I mention that not because of my clumsiness but to attest to their sharpness.

My KA 600 Pro is up there too. It allows me to make the big batches I need for cakes and will take a very large batch of chocolate chip cookies from creaming the butter (not always fully softened) to "stirring" in the chocolate chips.

I have to add a third much more obscure one. It is a very small square flipper I got as a hostess gift many years ago for having a Pampered Chef party for my mother-in-law. It gets used for so many things. The handle cracked off a couple of years ago but DH used some glue and tape and it keeps soldiering on! I have seen (and even bought) similar products in other places but none compare to the PC one.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #62
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If I had to pick just one item in my kitchen that I could not do without, it would be my Japanese knives, and if I could keep just one, it would be the 240 Gyoto. Everything else I could work around if I had to. Lots of other items would come in second.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #63
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I know I posted a picture of these lifters not too long ago, but they belong on this thread too! I just used them the other day when I made pulled pork. SO much easier than using two forks of any kind! Also great for lifting chicken, turkey, ham, roast...I wish I would have invented these. I guess what I really like is that they are like an extension to my own hands! :)
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #64
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or, it was for a very dear daughter....

Exactly! That is why I treasure it so much. Plus, the awesome job it does with tomatoes with the jagged edge.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #65
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I know I posted a picture of these lifters not too long ago, but they belong on this thread too! I just used them the other day when I made pulled pork. SO much easier than using two forks of any kind! Also great for lifting chicken, turkey, ham, roast...I wish I would have invented these. I guess what I really like is that they are like an extension to my own hands! :)
I got these for my daughter a number of years ago. She constantly uses them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #66
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I got these for my daughter a number of years ago. She constantly uses them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:22 PM   #67
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Dishwasher. Believe me, a knife, a KA stand mixer, without a dishwasher, not happy.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #68
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What one tool in your kitchen do you treasure the most?

Mine is not a tool per say. I treasure my Fiesta ware Dishes the most. It took me years to collect what I have and about 1/2 of my place settings are no longer being produced. He is a picture of a few in the dish drainer.Attachment 12799
I don't know how I forgot about the small flat lid from my mothers first set of pots and pans. It is the only surviving piece of that set. I got it after she passed away. I cleaned it with a SOS pan and now it shines like it hadn't in many years.Attachment 12800
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #69
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What one tool in your kitchen do you treasure the most?

Mine is not a tool per say. I treasure my Fiesta ware Dishes the most. It took me years to collect what I have and about 1/2 of my place settings are no longer being produced. He is a picture of a few in the dish drainer.
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I live alone. A dishwasher would be a waste of engergy for me. More work to load and unload. It would take me weeks to get enough dirty dishes to fill it up. So I use paper plates and bowls.
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