"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Great kitchen gadgets and small appliances

We have had a thread on usless kitchen gadgets.How about usefull and and great kitchen gadgets and small appliances.
My first one would be My Ninga Chopper Blender

Josie

__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,341
i love my immersion blender. have hanging on hook under neath a cupboard.
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I'll second the Ninja, the first version anyway, the blue one. I wish food processors had that double stacked blade. It just makes a lot of sense and works.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Mezzaluna, salad spinner and wide mouth Mason jar vacuum sealer.
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,638
I love my chop wizard. I hate dicing and it does a wonderful job. I also swear by my Braun handmixer. It comes with an attachment that does a wonderful job of mincing, chopping and grinding, and a stick blender attachment that does a wonderful job.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 05:37 PM   #6
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by babetoo View Post
i love my immersion blender. have hanging on hook under neath a cupboard.
I agree with you Babe I don't think my kitchen would run with my Imersion blender.

Josie
__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
I'll second the Ninja, the first version anyway, the blue one. I wish food processors had that double stacked blade. It just makes a lot of sense and works.
I have the blue one also it is great. The Ninga blender has three blades and will knead bread or pizza dough two cups of flour. Will turn Ice into powder in seconds,

Josie
__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 05:51 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,673
I have an older propane range with no top broiler in the oven. I use a toaster oven form melting things. I use it a lot. It is a bugger to keep clean, though.
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 06:58 PM   #9
Half Baked
 
4meandthem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 2,018
I have a small food processor that fits on top of my blender.I use it way more than my cuisanart.

A turkey lifter that is a u shaped hook with a handle

circle molds

pyrex gravy seperator

Squeeze dishers!
__________________
Just be yourself! Everyone else is taken.

My Flickr stuff!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/e_maxwell_photography/
4meandthem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 07:42 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4meandthem View Post
I have a small food processor that fits on top of my blender.I use it way more than my cuisanart.

A turkey lifter that is a u shaped hook with a handle

circle molds

pyrex gravy seperator

Squeeze dishers!
Huh?
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 09:24 PM   #11
Sous Chef
 
MostlyWater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 997
Sandwich grill with removable plates, got cheap on Amazon.

Electric can opener, and I sometimes give one as a wedding gift too.

Pepper grinder.
__________________
IF ONLY 1/3 OF YOUR CLOTHES ARE A MISTAKE, YOU’RE AHEAD OF THE GAME.
NORA EPHRON
MostlyWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhizara View Post
Huh?
Ice cream scoopers in various sizes. I love mine!!
__________________
There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost
msmofet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2011, 10:02 PM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12,233
I have LOTS of grinders with different things in them including a herb and spice blend.

__________________
There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost
msmofet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 01:01 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by msmofet View Post
Ice cream scoopers in various sizes. I love mine!!
Oh. Thanks, MsMofet. I'd never heard them called squeeze dishers before.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 01:06 AM   #15
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Love the grinder idea. I use my ice cream scoppers for lots of things.

Josie
__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 02:10 AM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12,233
Food saver
Scale small and large
Cast iron grill/griddle
__________________
There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost
msmofet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 02:17 AM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
msmofet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 12,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josie1945 View Post
Love the grinder idea. I use my ice cream scoppers for lots of things.

Josie
I have 4 of the large everything mills (ceramic blades) - the 1 pictured with herbs and spices I blend, 1 with white and pink sea salt crystals, 1 with 4 peppcorn blend, 1 with red pepper flakes. I also have small plastic ones that are a fine grind - 1 with dry oregano, 1 with dry roasted garlic salt, 1 with everyday seasoning blend from Trader Joe's (their grinder is very course).

I have 3 size dishers
__________________
There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There's a battle ahead, many battles are lost
msmofet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 02:17 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Ms mofet, love my vacum sealer, Looking for a scale.

Josie
__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 03:18 AM   #19
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,191
I loved my mums 50 yrs old steam fruit juice extractor. I only used it on hard friut like apples and pears, it fell to bits last year and I cant find a new one.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 09:01 AM   #20
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,341
Food Saver
Acme Safety Grater
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kitchen, appliances

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.