I always love the posts where bloggers review some of their favorite products. Be it, kitchen essentials, foods, beauty products, whatever, I find these very informative and helpful. I did a post a while back with a few favorites, and since thought about all the things in my kitchen that I really miss while I’m away.
Here are a few that top the list.
First off, my Wusthof knives. Every cook needs a few good knives. From chopping to slicing and dicing, you know when it’s a bad knife. I highly recommend getting them sharpened regularly too, as that makes all the difference in the performance of your knives.
First introduced to me several years ago when I was having a mojito at a little bar in San Francisco, the lime squeezer (and subsequently the lemon one,) have been fixtures in my kitchen ever since. I use fresh lemon and limes in so many recipes (not just mojitoes,) this has been one of the best $15 dollar purchases that I thought I didn’t need.
Ah, my beloved Cuisinart. I have had this bad boy for at least 10 years, and it has whirled many a pesto, hummus, pizza dough, and nut butters. I must use it at least 4 times per week. I’ve had absolutely no problems with it whatsoever.
Microplane grater; great for just a bit of shaved cheese to top a dish, a dash of lemon rind, etc. I never use the old fashioned “grater” anymore.
The Zyliss peeler/julienn-er; unfortunately I don’t have a spiralizer, but this little gadget comes close.
Remember the raw dinner I made a while back? Those zucchini and carrot ‘noodles’ came from running the zyliss along the raw veggie. As cheap and easy as a woman walking along in the ghetto area of downtown, what could be better?
How something so simple could make life so much easier. Gone are the clumps when I shake up some protein powder or Amazing Grass into milk. I used to have such a problem with clumps, that it would turn me off to finishing the drink. I love how the Blender Bottle has the little “wisker ball.” It makes all the difference!
This salad dressing bottle from Crate and Barrel has been a fun new addition. Instead of shaking my homemade dressings forever, you give the little green handle a squeeze, and it stirs it up for you. I wonder if it would work for cosmos?
And finally, my Zyliss salad spinner. What can I say? It has been with me since way back before I knew how to cook. I find it much more effective at rinsing greens than the Oxo brand. I believe the difference is that this one spins in both directions, which really gets the leaves dry.
Here is kale from my garden after getting rinsed and spun. Perfect for some kale chips or kale salad.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget/appliance?
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