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Old 10-19-2006, 04:21 PM   #71
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My small coil whisk. Saw Nigella Lawson using one and had to have one. Love it!
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:27 PM   #72
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Gosh, three things come immediately to mind for me.

First, I don't know what I'd do without my 2-quart glass measuring cup/bowl. I use it all the time. So much so that I've bought a second one because it's not unusual for me to press both of them into service at the same time.

Secondly, since I've gotten my electronic kitchen scale, I've become a very efficient and accurate cook. I made chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies last weekend and only dirtied up a couple of measuring spoons when I mixed the batter.

Lastly, I love my microplane grater. I use it all the time, for all kinds of foods.

There are lots more gadgets, but these three are my top favorites.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #73
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My most frequently used small kitchen gadget is my Braun hand blender. Next is my Microplane. Love both. I've been looking for that small coil whisk too ...
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:30 AM   #74
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I'm a gadget person to. My top few:

1. Silpat liners for cookie sheets
2. Mini spatulas that I got at Williams Sonoma.
3. Garlic press.
4. Reamer
5. Microplane

To name a few . . . .
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:46 AM   #75
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I have an Olive de-stoner, now it`s not the most Frequently used small gadget, but it`s ceratinly worth its weight in gold when it comes to olives or even Cherries.
it`s hardly even possible to do them by hand and still have them look "Whole" without one.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by PytnPlace
I'm a gadget person to. My top few:

1. Silpat liners for cookie sheets
2. Mini spatulas that I got at Williams Sonoma.
3. Garlic press.
4. Reamer
5. Microplane

To name a few . . . .


I, also, own a Microplane grater! It comes with its own safety cover to help avoid nicks and cuts when not in use.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:08 AM   #77
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At the risk of sounding low-tech...

I like my old Foley flat 3-in-one grater. It's actually 4-in-one, since it has places for coarse, medium & fine grating, plus a slot for thin slicing of potatoes, carrots, etc. I use the coarse grating holes most often for cheese, and the slicing slot for homemade potato chips. The tiniest holes are my zester--probably not as efficient as a microplane, but hey....

Takes up almost no storage space and goes in the dishwasher--two of my favorite attributes!
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:00 PM   #78
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Lately, it's been my corkscrew.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:00 AM   #79
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I love all my gadgets best when they happen to be the ones I want to use at that moment. There aren't that many things I've bought and never used, though some of them might not have been used very often.

The odd things that I've never used are usually gifts from my mum, like a funny covered cup for storing half an onion in the fridge. It's supposed to stop the onion smell from contaminating everything else, but I never have half an onion. If I want a small amount of onion, I choose a smaller one. I guess she just wanted to give me a gift, so I've kept it even though I have no use for it whatsoever and despite the fact that it takes up a ridiculous amount of space in the drawer.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:45 AM   #80
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My handy potato peeler. When I was in the U.S. a long time ago and staying with some friends, I helped them to peel potatoes and they were amazed at my speed! So I consider myself a good potato peeler and am handicapped without the gadget.
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