Sunday, November 28, 2010

VeganMoFo IV: Kitchen Gadgets


Here I am talking about my favorite and least favorite kitchen items.  Thanks to Kimberly for the suggestion!



What are your favorite kitchen things?  Is there anything that you never use or wasn't worth the money?

15 comments:

Mona said...

"the knives were pretty much the only thing I loved about the job"

I hope you wrote that on subsequent job apps when they asked what the best and worst parts of the job were.

Jackie Smith (the other one) said...

My Cutco knives are my absolute favorite things in my kitchen. I also recently bought a big cutting board with a "moat" that is awesome. No more tomato juice all over the counter!

Susan said...

I also used to work for Cutco - I agree with you about the cult! I also agree with you about how awesome those knives were. Too bad I only had a few when I left, one day when I can I would love to get the set! I really like the Cutco peeler as well.

My favourite thing is my pink Kitchenaide, though I don't really use it that much. It is just super pretty and when I do use it, it makes everything so much easier!

Andrea said...

My microplane zester is great. I love my blender and food processor. I love my immersion blender even though it's a cheap one purchased at St. Vinnie's resale. Love my Japanese chef knife and my small serrated knife.

celyn said...

I love Mo videos! I am a huge fan of my microplane grater as well. Off to have a look at cult knives now!

Mandee said...

This is a great topic for a vlog! We all buy things that we regret!

My favourite kitchen gadgets are my KitchenAid stand mixer and blender as well as my food processor.

I need a microplane zester and a good knife set.

Seglare said...

Nice video, again! :)

My favorite kitchen gadget in my Mom's kitchen is a food processor - for a lazy chopper like myself, it's invaluable. Unfortunately I can't fit a real food processor in my own, tiny city kitchen, so I have a mini version instead. It's ridiculously small, only has the basic blade and attaches to the immersion blender - but it makes me happy because it can, with some patience, produce almond butter. :)

Ty (aka Meccabell) said...

I have to agree with Celyn, I love the videos. I try to use everything in the kitchen, but my fav things by far are my baking stones, all of them, my newest sharp chef's knife, my citrus press juicer, my microwave rice cooker, and my magic bullet. Things I don't use anymore, my electric juicer, the all in one cooker thingymabob my step-mom gave me, I have no space for it; and other things that are not even memorable enough to mention.

phoenixdreaming said...

I had a terriffic set of chef's knives once, and it got stolen. :(
Nowadays my favourite kitchen item is my cheap non-stick wok skillet. I use it most of the time (there's one other favourite pot for making seitan and for stews, but I guess I could live with nothing but those two).

Lizzie Bordello said...

Love this one for the following reasons:
1. I too love my cheap ass Hamilton Beach food processor. I got it as a gift, like, six years ago, and even though it is a cheap model, and the husband dropped the bowl part so it now has a crack, it is still going strong (and not leaking - yet!).
2. I had that exact same garlic press. I liked the black and the chrome, and the nice heft, but that was about it.
3. I also have that same stupid frosting dealie - and I also hate it. But for some reason I keep
it...

XOXO!

Amey said...

ha ha, you are awesome! I love the inclusion on the least favorites! One of them reminded me that we have a big "vegetable steamer" plug-in contraption that someone gave us years ago. Seriously, I have never opened the box. Ha ha. I should give it away to the goodwill. Who needs a special contraption to steam vegetables???? That's just asinine. My favorites are my good knives (YES), my Vitamix, my food processor, my old glass orange juicer, and my favorite whisk. But there are lots of other good tools that i love too. It's hard to pick.

panda with cookie said...

i love my $1 yard sale bundt pan.

styggavargen said...

Just love your blog and I'm definatly gonna follow it from now on, even though mofo is over... Bur there is rumour that 2011 is Vegan YOFO! :D

Elisabeth said...

My grandma had the pasta cooker and you are right, it is much faster to cook the pasta on the stove. Plus I was not thrilled about the way the pasta came out.

I love my blender, my TofuXpress, my garlic press, my French press, my steamer and my hand potato and veggie peeler.

I wish I could afford to buy a fancy blender-mixer that makes ice cream, soups and everything in between.

machopineapple said...

I love my pressure cooker and zyliss garlic press. You don't even have to peel the garlic it just pushes it through the skin. It's awesome.
I used to work at Crate and Barrel and some of the gadgets were ridiculous (tea bag squeezer!). I bought an olive/cherry pitter there because someone had returned it used and it was super cheap. I've used it maybe 3 times in 5 years.
I have one really good wusthof chef's knife that I love, too. It's probably my most-used kitchen thing.