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Old 01-28-2011, 09:27 PM   #11
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OH! Forgot one more....(I never think about the things I don't use).

I'm probably alone on this one, but, I H-A-T-E my food processor. My mother has a Cuisinart that she's had since sometime shortly after I was born and it works like a champ. I cook with all fresh veggies....no frozen or canned for me. I spend a lot of time chopping and prepping veggies as a result. So I thought I'd benefit from having a food processor and we bought one of those "combo" machines with a blender, a grinder and a food processor.

I hate using it. I can't figure out all the blades. When I do get it assembled correctly it doesn't work the way it's supposed to work, and it takes me 3 times longer to clean up. Since we moved it stays in a box under my kitchen sink. Useless useless useless....
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
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A mezzaluna didn't do much for me.
I thought I would let my daughter use it but no.

Big huge grill tools were a gift never used.

Fish grill basket never used.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:46 PM   #13
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A mezzaluna didn't do much for me.
I didn't know what that was and had to google it. I have one of those too that I never use. Didn't know what it was supposed to be used for so it sits in my drawer.

I also have a blender/food processor that doesn't get used. I'm going to get rid of it. The combo appliances like that seem to not do either job well. I have a stick blender that does the blending and a mini food chopper attachment to my mixer that does most of my other stuff. I got one of those chop wizards and LOVE IT!
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:51 PM   #14
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I'm a gadget queen and I'm not talking about all the useless junk in my drawers...LOL!
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:02 AM   #15
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I'm a gadget queen and I'm not talking about all the useless junk in my drawers...LOL!
Me too.

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:04 AM   #16
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I have an apple peeler/corer/slicer that sits unused in my cabinet. I either do it with a paring knife or use an apple wedger depending on what I'm doing with the apples.
I have an apple corer too. It's too much trouble to set up to do just enough apples for a pie but for a load of apples to can or make applesauce I love it. Now I keep it with my canning supplies. I also use it for pears when we can get them.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:10 AM   #17
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I'm a gadget queen and I'm not talking about all the useless junk in my drawers...LOL!
I'm with you. Some shop for shoes for a lift: I shop for gadgets. Life is just easier with my thumb peeler. It's a little orange gizmo that scores the orange skins and then has a tab to help you start the peeling process. A good rinse and ready to use again! I have no idea why it never caught on.

As for worthless gadgets...maybe the pickle picker. No...it's kind of snazzy too.

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:18 AM   #18
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I'm with you. Some shop for shoes for a lift: I shop for gadgets. Life is just easier with my thumb peeler. It's a little orange gizmo that scores the orange skins and then has a tab to help you start the peeling process. A good rinse and ready to use again! I have no idea why it never caught on.

As for worthless gadgets...maybe the pickle picker. No...it's kind of snazzy too.

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I'm in love with my Chili Red milkshake machine...it's a beauty...although it's been a while.

I have 4 drawers of utensils and gadgets. And I love my Good Grips food chopper.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:32 AM   #19
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I'm in love with my Chili Red milkshake machine...it's a beauty...although it's been a while.

I have 4 drawers of utensils and gadgets. And I love my Good Grips food chopper.
Anything that can create a milkshake is not a bad gadget.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:31 AM   #20
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the one touch can opener that was sold widely about five years ago. useless, took more time to open a can than the hand one. been long gone in the garbage. i have learned to toss if they don't work.
Mine went into the trash too!

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