I do a lot of cooking between trying to make my family’s diet healthy and the small fact that we have nine people in our family. Here we are at the kitchen table. We usually add a chair at the end next to John for our oldest daughter, but we wanted the table to look nice in the picture!
I’ve always loved kitchen gadgets, even back in the day where the only work I did in the kitchen was scooping out Breyer’s ice cream with a fancy ice cream scoop or using my kitchen shears to open a package of Oreos. Now you don’t even need to slice open the packages because they have those pull-tabs on them. Nothing like making it even easier to eat junk. . .
Anyway, I digress.
I thought it would be fun for us to share some of our favorite kitchen tools. I’ve got bunches that I use, but I picked four that I use at least once a week, if not more.
First, my set of good knives and my Kitchen Aid mixer. Believe it or not, the mixer you see in the background is my “small,” every day mixer because I have a Bosch that I use for heavy duty jobs.
Next, is my trusty digital meat thermometer. It has a probe that you put it the meat and the display unit sits on the counter. I like to be very precise when cooking chicken and make certain it is completely done. That’s probably because I spent four days in the hospital years ago after getting Ecoli.
Third is my fabulous silicone rolling mat that I use for breads, pizza crusts, biscuits, rolls, granola bars, and anything else I can think of. I always wanted one and when I saw this one at the William Sonoma outlet I snatched it up and never looked back. Nothing sticks to it and you don’t have to add any flour. Win. (And in case you were wondering, those are just four of the six pizza crusts I make every Friday night.)
Last but not least are my veggie scrubbing gloves. I’ve tried the brushes, paper towels, little plastic sponge things, and a variety of other tools people recommended, but these are the best. I can really scrub potatoes, carrots, peppers, brussel sprouts, and any other fruit or vegetable and feel like I’m getting into the crevices. Love.
So, care to share?
What are some of your favorite kitchen tools? What can’t you do without? Diane