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Culinary meme

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers, martini 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, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors, bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.

Not as much of a foodie as I thought I was!

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steepholm
Sep. 24th, 2012 07:24 am (UTC)
Of those I possess only a garlic crusher, but I regularly use my apple corer and was sorry not to see it make the list!
bohemiancoast
Sep. 24th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
You can add! I have an apple corer too so I'm going to add it to my list...
mcbadger
Sep. 24th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
I think there should be a peeler, too. A decent peeler is a very useful thing (and if you want it to be Cool and Gadgety, you can buy a ceramic one http://www.lakeland.co.uk/16297/Lakeland-Ceramic-Peeler).
bellinghman
Sep. 24th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
I have a ceramic one similar to that (white rather than black).

I actually use a traditional cheapo fixed blade type, which I find is much quicker except when peelings go through the second slot - I want a right-handed single slot peeler thankyoueversomuch.

On the other hand, the ceramic kitchen knife is my most frequently used blade.

Edited at 2012-09-24 10:21 pm (UTC)
mcbadger
Sep. 24th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. I am so pleased that I bought a ceramic kitchen knife now the prices are getting more reasonable, it's a real pleasure to use. I still use my steel kitchen knife for some things, like crushing then finely chopping garlic (not actually a great fan of garlic crushers personally, I find I waste too much and they are a nuisance to clean).
The peeler I have at the moment is shaped like the one I linked to but has a steel blade; works well but is getting old and rusty, which is the only reason I'm looking at a high-tech replacement.
manjushra
Sep. 24th, 2012 07:46 am (UTC)
pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives (EVERY KNIFE IS A CHEESE KNIFE), electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers, martini 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, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors, bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers
bellinghman
Sep. 24th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
I used my tagine dish last night. OK, OK, so I did have to work out where the hell it had been stored first.
redfiona99
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Are sandwich makers what I'd call toastie makers?
nwhyte
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
I reckon so. Difficult to see how you would need a gadget to make a cold sandwich!
bellinghman
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
Never underestimate the ingenuity of the pointless gadget makers.
bellinghman
Sep. 24th, 2012 09:32 am (UTC)
I think this has very little to do with being a foodie, and an awful lot to do with 'ooh, shiny!'.

For instance, an electric wok? Why on earth would I want one of those when I have a proper one, seasoned from years of use over a gas ring?

(We have a Philippe Starck juicer. It spends most of its time on the windowsill pretending to be a Vorlon spaceship.)
emmzzi
Sep. 24th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
and where are the cheese making implements??
nwhyte
Sep. 24th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Blessed indeed are the cheesemakers. (And indeed all manufacturers of daily produce.)
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