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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 13:47:38 (permalink)
microplane zester/grater (rasp style)
stainless steel reamer (doubles as a weapon)
immersion blender
 
I wish they'd invent some kind of wind up or electric stirrer (for home use) that would hold a cooking spoon for making candy or roux so you don't have to stand and stir for so long a time waiting for temps to reach brittle, or hard crack, or in the case of roux, a dark brown.
 
 
 
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 14:10:29 (permalink)
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I wish they'd invent some kind of wind up or electric stirrer (for home use) that would hold a cooking spoon for making candy or roux so you don't have to stand and stir for so long a time waiting for temps to reach brittle, or hard crack, or in the case of roux, a dark brown.


http://www.hammacher.com/Product/81243
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 14:21:10 (permalink)
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 14:27:51 (permalink)
Ah. Then just search for self-stirring pot. There are a couple dozen different varieties available from various sources. That was just the first one I landed on.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 14:29:34 (permalink)

current Tele brands is a Robo-Stirrer.   But the best is a BRIDE.   Much more useful and side benefits.
 
When my Grandpa was asked 'why do Brides wear white?'   ... He said "Son, All kitchen appliances come in white!"
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 14:49:05 (permalink)
D'oh! I'm sure a seismic reaction is on the way!
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 15:49:39 (permalink)
Bbq gadgets included? I just got one of these and it works as advertised.

http://www.amazon.com/A-m...moker-12/dp/B00CS6YFIC
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/09 22:57:57 (permalink)
Sundancer7

I use a cheap Walmart mandolin at least once a week.  I have cut off the end of a few fingers over time.  " />

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


After I almost added a bit of extra protein in the form of blood and a finger tip to Scalloped potatoes, I Invested in some of those cutting gloves you can get on amazon. Big difference!
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/10 11:50:20 (permalink)
OK, as of last week we've been married for 33 years. During that time we've gone thru all sorts of kitchen gadgets, most of which are gathering dust in the basement. But somehow we got all this way without having a) an electric knife, and b) a funnel, yes a funnel.
 
In the last 6 months or so we've completed our kitchen gadget collection, a) buying a set of 3 funnels for a dollar at the Dollar Store, and b) buying an electric knife for last Thanksgiving. The funnels are very useful, how'd we get this far without 'em. The electric knife? Gathering dust in the basement.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/10 22:36:51 (permalink)
KFC slaw with the Saladmaster #2 cone in about 2 minutes. Gotta wait 2 hours to eat it...but no trip to the ER needed while chillin'.

The Saladmaster is not only quick & fun...it's also a safe kitchen gadget...



Operators are standing by...cause they're all done slicing & shredding.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/05/10 22:48:34
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/10 23:15:44 (permalink)
Haha--yes--I'm a fan of tools that can make prep easier/faster, too.  I've not seen that pogo whisk, but it looks interesting.
 
Mar - I'm going to look for one of those jar openers.  Glad you posted it!
 
I'm with BelleReve on the microplane and immersion blender.  Great tools.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/11 15:23:19 (permalink)
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Cuisinart's product is a refinement on the 'Forman Grill' : more power,


When you say "more power"...how many WATTS..?
 
Wattage (current) draw is a concern for me...I know many folks don't even look on the gadgets to read this.
 
 
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/11 15:34:55 (permalink)
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I recently got a gadget to form hamburger into hot dog shapes, so you can then serve using a hot dog bun...
$12+ S & H...novel but wouldn't buy another...I could do a better job by hand...  
(maybe I can sell it at a yard sale)

My question is, what's wrong with serving hamburgers on hamburger buns?

It was the novelty of it, and I did try it...a stick of hamburger on a hot dog bun is easier than sausage or hot links on a hamburger bun...
fishtaco
 Also 99.9% of stuff like this is, as Alton Brown says, "A unitasker" This is how folks end up with a  drawer  full of stuff to "sell at a yard sale".

I guess Alton would know...he has a whole prop room full of stuff
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/11 20:02:30 (permalink)
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After I almost added a bit of extra protein in the form of blood and a finger tip to Scalloped potatoes, I Invested in some of those cutting gloves you can get on amazon. Big difference!

Won't use my mandoline without one (Microplane Adjustable Slider Food Slice).
 
Bart
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/12 00:51:03 (permalink)
CCinNJ, that's beautiful coleslaw.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/17 12:02:52 (permalink)
Thanks everyone for those stirrer tips.  I was half-joking when I mentioned it, not realizing they actually have them.
 
ken8038 - my electric carving knife is on the top shelf in my kitchen cabinet, which I've used maybe three times in five years, for turkey and a ham.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/17 12:50:16 (permalink)
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MetroplexJim
Cuisinart's product is a refinement on the 'Forman Grill' : more power,


When you say "more power"...how many WATTS..?

Wattage (current) draw is a concern for me...I know many folks don't even look on the gadgets to read this.



It draws the same, but has a "SEAR" setting that I start steaks on for the first minute.  Then I turn and back off to "MEDIUM". 
 
Total time for a medium 1" thick ribeye is 5 minutes.
(Don't forget to rub it first with CharCrust, then let it rest on the plate for a few minutes.)
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/17 21:29:02 (permalink)
Appliances should have a label that says, in WATTS, how much power it consumes...
 
A sandwich grill that uses 1500 watts is a big difference compared to 500 watts...
 
I live in the very deep boonies, and IF a breaker trips it's a bit of a hike up to the wellhouse to reset a tripped breaker, and it's a 400' run of 12 AWG wire down to my place, so that's why I asked HOW MUCH POWER (WATTS) it draws, not if it has a SEAR setting...
 
How many watts a device draws isn't much of a concern for city folks, but it IS out here in the boonies...
 
So, I again ask MetroplexJim...how many watts does the label say..?
 
Thanks...
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/17 21:31:08 (permalink)
I used my taco gadget for the second time last night...a wire rack that can hold 6 tacos while you build them.
 
I like it...requires no batteries, no instruction manual, no internet connection, no brains...
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/17 21:33:12 (permalink)
MellowRoast
re: white appliances 
D'oh! I'm sure a seismic reaction is on the way!

 
And then came the avocado & goldenrod colored appliances, making us wish we had white appliances again..?

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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/18 09:28:16 (permalink)
My wife was a mixture of goldenrod and avocado.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/18 10:14:01 (permalink)
BackRhodes

So, I again ask MetroplexJim...how many watts does the label say..?

Thanks...


1500W; you're welcome ...
 
(I have never had it trip a breaker).
 

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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/18 13:25:23 (permalink)
Back Rhodes, I understand!
 
I gave away a home version of a commercial crepe maker due to breaker tripping.  Maddening!
 
Seems that my upstairs computer room is on the same breaker as the kitchen.  Can you imagine the screams I heard when the computer went off?  Also happened every time the refrigerator cycled when I was using the microwave.  (A new refrigerator solved that one)
 
Some day I'll add a new breaker for the computer room.  When they built these places they had no idea we'd be using all of these electric devices....at the same time or at all.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/18 13:49:05 (permalink)

This is my only "gadget" and so far it hasn't tripped any breakers!  Bought it at the factory in France and paid about $25.  But that was a long time ago!
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/18 23:41:26 (permalink)
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This is my only "gadget" and so far it hasn't tripped any breakers!  Bought it at the factory in France and paid about $25.  But that was a long time ago!

 
 
And........the VERY NEXT thing you should do is go to amazon and get some of those Kevlar slicing gloves!  Having given up a tip of one finger to scalloped potatoes........I use my similar "gadget' only with at least one of those gloves on.  Your fingers are too talented to waste for a 'gadget'
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/19 11:46:03 (permalink)
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I've been using this thing for about 30 years and have never had an accident.  Last time I used it was Easter for scalloped potatoes and didn't even get a "bar code" on my palm.  (Done that before.)  Next time I use it will probably be this week.....for pommes darphin to do with a duck breast.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/19 11:52:45 (permalink)
We're having duck and pommes darphin? Oh Happy Day!
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/19 22:23:09 (permalink)
Lawd Love a duck!.......and Dauphin Potatoes to boot............sighs!!!!!!!!!!
 
I'll lend you my gloves if you'll lend me a platefull
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/20 12:45:21 (permalink)
No, no! Pommes Darphin. Totally different. Better, actually.
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Re:Kitchen gadgets 2014/05/20 19:53:38 (permalink)
Googles away to find out what he is missing
 
 
And Bak...........Holy Spuds, Batman! (and woman!).those look wonderous!  I double my ante of gloves with my oven cooker ones!
 
 
Actually, very similar to my potato Rosti I julienne on my mandolin (with insert and glove on)...but I soak to get rid of the starch which makes them gluey then add a tsp or 2 of cornstarch back to hold them together.  Weird.but seems to make for a better texture
 
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