What are your top 5 favorite kitchen gadgets; the ones that make prepping and cooking a pleasure instead of a chore? I want to know which ones you couldn’t live without or even if you just got a new one and wonder how you ever managed without it. It could be a favorite knife or spoon, an electrical item, a can opener, etc. If you use it to prep or cook food, it’s considered a kitchen gadget.
Want to know what mine are? Well too bad, I’m going to tell you anyway. 😉 These are in no particular order.
CAST IRON PANS ~ I have two; a small one that I bought several years ago and a larger one that belonged to my paternal grandmother. To me, they are better than any nonstick pan and we use them practically every day.
FOOD PROCESSOR ~ This was given to us by Chef P’s cousin about 5 years ago. We don’t have a blender so this is used for everything from smoothies to chopping massive amounts of onions.
PYREX GLASS MEASURING JUGS ~ I actually have two of these. My mother asked why I had two and you’d be surprised as to how many times I’m using both at one time. Sometimes I wish I had a third!
ICE CREAM SCOOP/MELON BALLER ~ These come in handy for making even sized cookies, meatballs, cheeseballs and putting even amounts of dough/batter into muffin cups.
ENAMELED CAST IRON POT ~ Many a stew and curry have been made in this pot and it shows!
So what are your favorite utensils or gadgets?