I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers,
juicers,blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers,margarita glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders*, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers,steam cookers, pressure cookers,slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, and fondue sets* languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.
I've also had various food processors and currently am satisfied with a Cuisinart blender/food processor (one motor, two attachments). Long gone and much lamented are the rice cooker, hand-cranked ice cream maker, and standalone wooden-barrelled ice cream maker (these days I use an attachment on my KitchenAid). I got rid of a lot of stuff while leaving my husband.
I also have and use a silicone rolling pin, silicone rolling mat, silicone baking mat, many wire whisks, teapot, bread knives, chef's knives, fondue pot (great for desserts at dinner parties), etc.
Haven't used the meat hammer in a long time.
Swiped from cofax and heresluck.
What gadgets do you have and swear by? What gadgets are useless?
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