Kitchen gadgets: everyone has them taking up room in their drawers, cupboards and pantries. If you’re like me, you have five pieces of kitchen junk for every one gadget that you use regularly. I have a whole drawer in my kitchen dedicated to the gadgets that see the light of day once or twice a year, some that may never even leave the drawer. Some have come to me as gifts, while others I may have purchased thinking it was the miracle solution to some kitchen conundrum that I had. When we moved two years ago, many got purged and donated, but just as many odd gadgets have come to take the place of their predecessors.
To think I had not two, but THREE of those egg boiling timers (you know, the ones that look like eggs and change color). Do you think I’ve ever used them? Maybe once, only to discover that they’re pretty hard to read at the bottom of a boiling pot full of eggs! I have three completely different solutions to peeling garlic, although I only really use the knife-smashing method. I have bowl scrapers, bench knives, pasta measuring tools, an avocado scooper/slicer, TWO boiled egg slicers (one was clearly not enough) and on and on. While I should just purge them, who knows when I’ll need an extra egg slicer? What this makes me realize, though, is how many gadgets I use frequently and absolutely love- like my zester/grater and my immersion blender. What gadget do you break out frequently and love?
In honor of another gadget that I love, even if I only use it on choice occasions, I’m giving away a classic rolling pin. Just a plain and simple, wooden rolling pin. To make it an even sweeter prize, I’m throwing in a set of flour-sack towels and a classic whisk, too. You can truly never have enough towels in a kitchen, especially soft light towels. I use these towels for everything from pressing tofu to covering bread dough while it rises.
How to enter:
Simply leave me a comment here on the blog (comments on the Facebook post will be counted as well) and tell me your favorite kitchen gadget. It doesn’t have to be fancy or long, just a plain and simple “I love my ___.” I’ll select a winner at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 07/18/11.