Cool kitchen gadget's & gizmo's makes you a Chef !

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  1. handtrix

    handtrix Member

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    What are your favorite utensils and or machines that help you be a Star in the kitchen? Things that help you prepare a meal for yourself or family.


    This mini whip works fantastic !

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    An elegant cup of coffee !



    ...but 1st, ya' gotta' have one of these to start off with:

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    & You can build up quite a thirst in da' kitchen ! :beer
     
  2. grill

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    stainless steel mandolin is my handiest.
     
  3. John Coloccia

    John Coloccia Cold Supporting Member

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    Great knifes and great cookware. Not a lot of either, but everything is high quality and it makes cooking about 10 times easier than trying to do anything with Farberware and crap knives. It takes me over 10 minutes to boil a small Farberware saucepan of water. In that same time, I can boil a large AllClad pot of water.
     
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    jimi handtrix strikes again! :)
     
  5. grill

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    sweet machine.

    i still have my grandma's.
     
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    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Vintage Farberware is almost all I use and it works great. :dunno

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  8. TheoDog

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    I have plenty of gadgets. The most use comes from my Mandoline slicer.
    I have a nice kitchenaide food processor and stand mixer.
    I cook in stainless steel pans.

    Pasta machine attachment for stand mixer is superior to the traditional hand crank.

    The one prices of equipment I lack is a gas range. Last home we lived in, we remodeled the kitchen and made a big investment in a great gas range with continuos grates.

    One qualifier, I spent several years working in restaurant kitchens.
     
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    My mother has old Farberware that works well too...not the best, but acceptable. Old Farberware bears no resemblance to new Farberware.
     
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    All you really need is a good, sharp chef's knife and a few good pots and pans, but some stuff makes life a LOT easier in the kitchen.

    1. Food processor
    2. Immersion blender
    3. Stand Mixer
    4. Parchment paper
    5. Digital thermometer
    6. Knife sharpener
    7. Citrus juicer
    8. Mandoline slicer
    9. Non-stick griddle
    10. Rotary cheese grater
    11. Garlic press
     
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    First? My hands...and my 5 senses.

    Second? A great knife and thick solid wood cutting board (I dont want to hear it). I also need a gas stove and solid pans.

    Everything else I can make do with. Many tools just make life easier. A whisk, mixing bowls, the basics. I studied under two Master chefs in Europe and was in kitchens as Executive Sous or Executive Chef thereafter.

    Great Chefs preach simplicity and fresh ingredients, unless you are cooking Haute French...then I bring in my big red Craftsman tool chest which has every little tool you could imagine.

    For great soups and sauces I must have homemade stocks and a medium and fine chinoise. I love my fine chinoise, more than the stainless french mandolin.
     
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    In my fantasy life where I have unlimited time and money, doing that would be at the top of my list.
     
  16. ACfixer

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    A good set of knives, a good set of pans, and Google will get you a good ways down the road. For me it's Wustoff and Calphalon, but it's the old Indian v. arrow thing again and as long as your arrow is straight it's all about the Indian.
     
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    I think this knife holder would be fun-

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    If this doesn't make you world-class chef, nothing will.

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    1) A decent set of knives.
    2) A decent set of cookware.
     

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