I love kitchen gadgets. From the smallest of things to small and large appliances, I am the Queen of Kitchen Gadgetry!
My hubby laughs when I start looking at some new item because he says he can’t imagine any gadget I don’t already have. That’s partially correct, because I have cabinets, drawers, and utensil crocks filled to the max. But then I see something…. or hear about something…. and I just have to try it.
I had owned a Kitchen Aid stand mixer for years. I loved it! I used it all the time. One year, as I was starting my Christmas cookie Bake-A-Thon, I was beating a large amount of butter and sugar. I think the mixer decided it just couldn’t take another Christmas and it committed suicide by jumping off my counter. I was crushed. So was my Kitchen Aid. My hand mixer just made the work so hard when I was used to my beloved Kitchen Aid. For my next birthday my kids got together and bought me a new, bigger Kitchen Aid. They do love my baking! I thoroughly read the booklet that came with it, and to my surprise I could mix meatball and meatloaf ingredients in there, and I really learned about using the dough hook. I was, and am, in Heaven! I keep it in the very corner of the counter so it can’t jump!
I have other wonderful things by Kitchen Aid. My blender, food processor, and mini chopper are also wonderful, durable, and put up with all of my use and abuse. I love them! My most recent purchase was the coffee bean grinder. It also does an amazing job. I’ve never had one that worked so well.
Now, hand tools. Those are a mixed bag of things, many without a brand. Of course I have a lot of Rubbermaid, a very durable, dependable brand. Unless you stick your Rubbermaid spatula too far into your Kitchen Aid blender while it’s running…. but I digress.
A garlic press is a great tool. So is a hand lemon juicer, and zester. I have a plastic avocado tool that cuts it, removes the pit, scoops it out, and slices it. I have a tool for cutting and lifting watermelon slices. I recently got a tool to peel, core, and slice pineapple.
I cannot leave out Pampered Chef. They have an apple peeler, corer, slicer with a hand crank that I can’t live without, especially at the holidays. I have several of their utensils and baking dishes that are pretty, durable, and do a great job.
I buy my knives and vegetable peelers at the local Amish Store, a wonderful place full of delicious food and amazingly sharp, functional knives.
So, anyone who loves to cook, needs great gadgets and a lot of them! This is just a quick look into my kitchen and it’s gadgets. Tell me about what you have, and why you love it… or don’t. Always good to share your thoughts!
Have a very Happy Day!