What's your favorite kitchen gadget?

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by NRA_guy, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Location:
    Mississippi, CSA
    What's your favorite "can't do without" kitchen gadget?

    I bought one of these several years ago for $2.99 and use it every time I slice cheese. It is cheap and wonderfully easy to use and to clean up.

    I subsequently bought them as stocking stuffers for everybody and they love them too. But they are hard to find. (I have no stock in the company, etc.)

    Thick n' Thin Cheese Slicer

    By the way, our kitchen drawers are full of electric gadgets (choppers, dicers, slicers) that are just too much trouble to use and clean up. And, yes, I've had the pretty marble base, wire cheese cutters. They are OK, but a pain to clean and one of the kids broke the little stainless wire.
     
  2. Str8shootr

    Str8shootr

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    I have an antique meat pounder I am quite proud of. I bought it in an estate sale last year. It has a heavy ceramic head, and a lathe turned decorative wooden handle. Great for making Chicken Marsala.
     

  3. MrsKitty

    MrsKitty

    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2003
    Location:
    >^..^<
    I am a whisk junkie ;f

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. General Sherman

    General Sherman

    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Location:
    Dunwoody, near Atlanta, Georgia USA
    Glad you asked.

    1. My Zyliss Susi Swiss garlic press

    2. Wooden handheld citrus juicer by The Frugal Gourmet.

    3. RADA cutlery stainless veggie peeler, and RADA whisk, both with solid aluminum handles. Inexpensive but well made.

    4. Triangle wood stand three stone knife sharpener.

    The last two items were acquired at gun shows.

    5. Another useful item is my large (2& 1/2 foot by 3 foot) chopping board. Must acquire another. And plastic chopping boards for poultry and raw meats which can be placed in the dishwasher for sanitation.
     
  5. Barth Boffo

    Barth Boffo

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    All Clad brand cookware.
     
  6. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Messages:
    1,708
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Location:
    Mississippi, CSA
    My wife is, too. I always used a spoon, but she uses a wisk for everything . . . I always suspected it was because I wash up (she cooks.)

    I hate washing wisks and collanders!!!

    Thanks all for the comments.

    PS: Sherman in Atlanta??? We thought he left 100 years ago. Surely he didn't leave any little Sherms, did he?

    ;)
     
  7. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

    Messages:
    4,497
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2000
    Location:
    Grumpyville
    ****I gave this a chance. And you all blew it! Come on guys! I am not that hard to please****
     
  8. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

    Messages:
    1,862
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Location:
    Pretty Fly for a White Guy
  9. JMag

    JMag

    Messages:
    9,364
    Likes Received:
    4,574
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Location:
    USA:Love it or leave!
    The 'ole spatula...for the "Aunt Jemima" treatment...;f
     
  10. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

    Messages:
    2,748
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 1999
    Location:
    Tampa, Florida
    Stripes!

    ;c
     
  11. JMag

    JMag

    Messages:
    9,364
    Likes Received:
    4,574
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Location:
    USA:Love it or leave!
    Yep, a classic if you ask me!
     
  12. PDogSniper

    PDogSniper

    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Location:
    Southwest Michigan
    I've had this slice/dicer for over 15 yrs and it still works perfectly... Slices and dices potatos, onions, apples and so on perfectly. I love it...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

    Messages:
    6,801
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Location:
    NW MS
    I'm pretty whisk happy myself. I have two--a large and a small. The small one is Pampered Chef and fits inside most glasses so you don't have to mess up extra glassware to whisk something.

    I also have two spatula's that are heat resistant up to 600 degrees. They also don't stain.

    I have a measuring cup for things like peanut butter and sour cream. You put the stuff in it and then "push" it out through the top cleanly. It is also by Pampered Chef.

    Pampered Chef stuff is the greatest. Expensive, but the greatest and well worth the extra money if you cook alot.
     
  14. nickg

    nickg

    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2002
    ****Easy guys****
     
  15. Str8shootr

    Str8shootr

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    ****Ya'll know better****
     
  16. PMY

    PMY

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Location:
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    Meza luna!
     
  17. Memphis

    Memphis

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    My favorite kitchen gadget is a good sharp knife although everything mentioned above can come in handy. I have seen all those cheese slicer things and don't see why anyone who has a good sharp knife and a big wooden cutting board would need anything else. Talk about cluttering up the gadget drawer! Sharpen your knives, throw that thing away and make more room for whisks.
     
  18. Cross-X

    Cross-X CLM

    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    My favorite kitchen gadget is a Victorinox paring knife -- about $2.00 at the local sporting goods store. Over the years I have given away a couple hundred as gifts to family and friends.

    A hell of a sharp, thin-bladed knife, and a can't beat that price!
     
  19. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Messages:
    6,195
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2002
    Location:
    Above ground
  20. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Messages:
    6,195
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2002
    Location:
    Above ground
    Here's the combo I can't do without.

    clic pix

    [​IMG][​IMG]