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Old 04-03-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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What's your favorite small kitchen gadget?

I love gadgets, my favorites are

1. Large cake lifter.
2. Baking strips (what a difference they make)
3. Microplane shredder
4. Offset spreader. (don't know if thats the correct name but it's long narrow and offset and is great for frosting.

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Old 04-03-2005, 11:14 AM   #2
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Im not much of a gadget guy but I can tell you what I use the most out of my random assortment of utensils:

Large wiremesh strainer thingy: It's got a nice handle so it can strain small batches of pasta, fish things out of a pot, sift cornstarch and strain sauces. One of my most abused utensils by far.

Giant bamboo chopsticks: they are great for plucking things out of hot oil without smashing them or scooping up oil. Also I can use them to fry rice without smashing any of it. Also I have a tendency to pick things up with my fingers to flip them or taste them but using the chopsticks it dosent look that bad if people catch me.

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My favorite small cooking gadget?

Gosh, I don't know....
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Garlic press. If I didn't have one of those I'd probably go insane.
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
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My favorite small cooking gadget?

Gosh, I don't know....
From Chocolate's other posts I picture her like the James Bond of cooking.
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From Chocolate's other posts I picture her like the James Bond of cooking.
I like that Lugaru.....the James Bond of cooking!

I guess you mean I have the ultimate weapons....
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:55 AM   #7
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---I love my feemster slicer!
---Also my little immersion blender
---Tupperwear corkscrew (it's almost the only thing I have from them, but it's by far the greatest corkscrew known to man, IMO)
---and my tint brushes. {{"huh? "you ask}} Since I was in the hair industry, I had all the hairdresser gadgets, and one day, while highlighting someone's hair, it occured to me that my tint brush was firmer than my basting brush at home. It was also super easy to clean! (these babies are used to handling 40 vol. peroxide and higher without breaking down) So, the next time I was at the beauty supply store I bought some good Matrix tint brushes. I use them for everything, and they go in the dishwasher just fine.
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Old 04-03-2005, 01:47 PM   #8
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My favorite small gadget "was" my 12" stainless steel tweezers. It went to gadget heaven after 20 years of loyal kitchen service...I have been unable to replace it in Costa Rica so I am now using long chopsticks....
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Old 04-03-2005, 02:36 PM   #9
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My wooden tongs, potato masher, and a silicone gripper that I used to open jars with. I love the wooden tongs. I use them for turning meats, stir-frying, etc. They are always in the kitchen dish drainer and usually never make it back into the utensil drawer.
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Old 04-03-2005, 03:55 PM   #10
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My tongs, microplane, flat whisk, and fish turner. I love gadgets and tools.
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