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|The Pizza Stone, to make your own crispy pizzas...|
Posted: 7/23/2012 4:23:49 PM
|new favorite kitchen item.....|
the "Green" frying pan!!
Works just like advertised.......used no spray or oil......fried eggs and they slid right out of the pan!!
Everything I have cooked in it has turned out beautifully and absolutely no sticking.....love it!
Posted: 7/23/2012 6:54:50 PM
|Boat motor as Emeril calls the immersion blender. Save all kinds of time.|
Saw the Green Pan at the hardware store yesterday. Guess I'll go back and check the price.
Posted: 7/23/2012 8:31:26 PM
|Worth the price......but mine was under $20 at Walgreens.|
Posted: 7/24/2012 8:46:01 AM
|Just tried out an electric food slicer I bought a month ago. Costco sells chunks of oven roasted turkey breast for $4/lb vs $7/lb for deli-sliced turkey breast. Planning on using it for cheese as well since sliced cheese is almost twice the price of cheese blocks . Figure it'll take a couple years for me to break even but what a cool toy. |
Posted: 7/27/2012 9:23:44 PM
|chefs knife. feel like yoda from the last trilogy when he is fighting count dooku (spelling?). :)|
Posted: 7/27/2012 9:34:11 PM
|right. gadget. well that would be the mini kitchenaid food processor. power, durability and the newest version another cup. :)|
Posted: 7/28/2012 12:33:27 AM
|almost forgot about one "gadget" i have...a vacuum sealer...i bought a cheaper one first to get a feelfor the use of it...i was so impressed that i went and bought a heavy duty model a few weeks later...it was about 140 bucks or so but well worth it...if you buy one...choose one that uses a fairly heavy plastic as the thinner plastic has a tendency to puncture more easily|
Posted: 7/30/2012 1:43:05 PM
|a good knife....... response is too short|
Posted: 7/30/2012 4:16:19 PM
|Orange juicer. Nothing like a fresh squeezed OJ to start the day.|
Blender. ice cubes , can of frozen dakari mix, add canfull of liquor... voila
Posted: 7/30/2012 10:19:22 PM
a good knife....... response is too short
after cutting corn of hundreds of ears of corn this weekend......I gotta agree with you!!
tried 2 different "gadgets" made to cut off corn....
and my favorite knife worked better!!
learned a trick too.....
stick the cob into the opening of a bundt pan.....slice the corn off and it falls into the pan!
Posted: 8/8/2012 7:29:58 PM
|So many neat ideas--thank you, all!|
I'd like to add two of my favorites--great for all kinds of cooking:
(1) Cast-iron grill pan. Mine is an Emeril, with ridges on the bottom; I use it for fish, lamb chops, chicken breast (sliced or pounded 1/2 inch thick) and portabella mushroom caps (future experiments will include asparagus and marinated eggplant)--great flavor year-round, and stupidly simple to clean!
(2) Stovetop smoker (Camerons--from Amazon.com), paired with the book "Smokin'" by Christopher Tyler. Nothing transforms your cooking so dramatically or so quickly--in 10 - 30 minutes, you have hot-smoked fish, or thick-cut pork chops, or duck breast, sausage, veggies, mussels--a huge variety of foods ready to eat, or ready for finishing in the oven. You choose the type and amount of wood chips for the flavor you want, and cleanup is very simple.
Posted: 8/8/2012 8:55:20 PM
|Let's not overlook the microwave. I remember when they started coming out in the early 80's.|
Personally I'm not a fan of microwaved popcorn or frozen snacks. But I do enjoy the convenience of being able to heat up a cup of coffee, thaw some frozen bread to make my toast in the morning, or heat up a plate of food when I come home from working late.
Posted: 8/8/2012 10:33:52 PM
electric food slicer
Those are great for making your own steak sandwiches with virtually any cut of beef, usually they use Rib Eye but I found brisket sliced thin (with the bulk of the fat removed) made a great tasting tender steak sandwich, also used London Broil, and a Chuck Steak. The secret is to freeze the meat before slicing. In this regard you can also slice pork for delicious pork sandwiches or hoagies. I saute onion and garlic in butter and olive oil and you can use broccoli greens or frozen spinach then melt mozzarella over the grilled pork like you would a cheese steak. In Philly I hear this type of pork sandwich has surpassed the Philly Cheese Steak in popularity.
Other things you can use the slicer for: Making a lamb or beef meatloaf then partly freezing it, then slice to use in Gyros which they now sell the bread for in most stores. A little cucumber garlic yogurt sauce, onions tomatoes with the sliced loaf and you have many meals out of one small meatloaf. I just make more then I can use and freeze it for a later time, to save the set up and clean up time of using the slicer.
Other uses: slicing thin peeled potatoes and peeled turnip root to fry together or separate to make homemade chips (part soggy part crunchy), with a little blanco Mexican melting cheese poured over them or to dip them in, those things are addictive.
Posted: 8/9/2012 5:08:25 AM
|Ms Micki, msg. 29: I also bought a green pan from Walgreens!! Works like a charm!|
Blalah: Doubt you'd regret getting one!
Posted: 8/9/2012 9:00:42 AM
|It's kind aof a tossup between my Cuisinart and my Kitchenaid.|
I can make my own bread, pasta, sausage, hash browns, and a lot of other things with less effort.
Bread isn't tricky, OP, it takes trial and error because you have to adjust to weather, etc.
Posted: 8/9/2012 9:33:33 PM
|I got my order out with a vacationing foodie friend for one of those zesting rasps. Still have never tried one.|
Posted: 8/11/2012 4:05:20 PM
|Definitely my potato masher, lump-free every time with no work! |