Friday, March 30, 2012

Top 6 Tools No Home Cook Should Be Without

$15.00 or Less

MICROPLANE - $15. Good for nutmeg, garlic, parmesan cheese, chocolate, citrus zest.
TONGS -  $12. When browning chicken if it doesn't lift easily when using tongs it isn't ready to turn.
FLAT WHISK - $13. Great for getting all the little bits off the bottom of your pan when making gravies  and sauces.
THERMOMETER - $11.  A basic thermometer the has a nut on the shaft to be recallibrated.
SPATULA - $8. Can be used to temperatures up to 500 degrees.
POTATO MASHER15. shred your cooked meat by pounding with masher instead of pulling apart with forks

SOME FUN TOOLS TO TRY
UTENSIL POT CLIP - $ 6.  It will keep your spatula handle from getting hot.

VEGGIE GLOVE SCRUBBERS - $10. Your hands won't freeze when cleaning potatoes.

MESH TEA BALL - $6. Use it for herbs and spices when making soups, stocks and canning.

WHAT TOOL CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?



4 comments:

  1. oooh i need the microplane and the veggie scrubbers.
    my favorite tool ever is my cookie dough scoop.

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    1. That is certainly my favorite baking tool too. I will be doing another post on top baking tools in near future. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I use my garlic press a lot, and for baking I like having a good pastry cutter. I have always used my small grater for zesting the lemons off my backyard tree, but after reading this today, I'm realizing how ridiculous it is that I've never spent $15 on a good microplane. Looks like I need a trip to Williams-Sonoma this weekend! PS- I think I might try those gloves also!

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  3. I love a good kitchen gadget. You had some great ideas! I love my icecream scoop...it's one those scoops that heats up when you hold the handle so scooping icecream is never hard!!!

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