Thursday, December 11, 2014

My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

I have posted a bunch of gift ideas and DIY info here lately.  I even posted about Seed Starting for the garden because here in South Florida we're growing!
My mom and I used several kitchen gadgets to make her famous Karat Cake!

So far I've shared

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite Kitchen Gadgets and a few that might be on my wishlist for 2015. 
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My absolute favorite item in my kitchen is the BREAD MAKER!
This one makes 1, 1 1/2 and 2 pounds loaves AND comes with recipes & measuring cups!

Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Fully Automatic Compact Bread Maker, 2-Pound

  • Removable bread pan and kneading paddle  
  • 12 pre-programmed menu options; 3 crust colors; 3 loaf sizes - 1, 1-1/2, and 2 pounds 
  • 13-hour delay start timer; 15-minute pause; bake-only option  
  • LCD display; removable lid with viewing window
  • Includes measuring cup, measuring spoon and instruction/recipe book

At the top of my wishlist is a Food Processor!

Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Food Processor with Compact Storage

  • Chop onions, mix sauces, grate cheese, shred cabbage, prepare pesto or slice salad ingredients in seconds
  • Powerful 500-Watts
  • Large feed tube fits a whole block of cheese
  • Reversible slice and shred discs and chopping blade are included
  • Lid flips over for compact storage to save cabinet space

Another favorite kitchen appliance is my Blender!  I use it almost daily!

Oster 6878-042 Core 16-Speed Blender with Glass Jar, Black

  • Oster brushed chrome blender
  • Powerful motor
  • 16 different speeds
  • Food processor attachment
  • Counter-worthy design

Another gadget on my "wishlist" is a new Convection Oven!  
Mine died a while ago and since it's so warm here in Florida, I try to avoid using the oven during the summer if possible.

Black & Decker CTO6335S Stainless Steel Countertop Convection Oven

  • Extra-large digital display
  • Preset one-touch functions
  • Fits a 12-inch pizza or large casserole
  • 120-Minute Timer
  • Removable crumb tray

My "go-to" gadget is an Immersion Blender! I love it!  Using an Immersion Blender saves me the trouble of using the blender for making small batch stuff and I can place the blender end in the freezer when I make whipped cream.

Cuisinart CSB-79 Smart Stick 2-Speed 200-watt Immersion Hand Blender with Attachments

  • Brushed stainless steel housing with embossed Cuisinart logo
  • Includes blending, whisk, and chopper/grinder attachment
  • Also includes 16-ounce mixing/measuring beaker
  • Powerful 200-watt motor
  • Push-button control for continuous or pulse action; comfort grip handle

I've been dreaming about Dehydrators!  At the moment I don't have the space or the harvest for one.  However, in the near future we will be expanding our garden and this will definitely be a hot item in my kitchen!

There are small and large dehydrators available.  I'll share a few!

Nesco FD-80A Square-Shaped Dehydrator Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

  • Easy-to-use dehydrator for drying fruit, vegetables, herbs, and jerky
  • Air-circulation system ensures fast, even drying; no need to rotate trays
  • Adjustable thermostat; printed guidelines on motor housing
  • Bale handle; dishwasher-safe parts; instruction manual
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Bale handle dishwasher safe parts instruction manual

Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Dehydrator

  • 5 stackable, interlocking trays
  • Fruit roll-up sheet included
  • Adjustable temperature: off, fan only, lo, medium, and hi
  • Great for beef jerky, dried fruits and herbs
  • New fan system promoting better air flow

Excalibur 2400 4-Tray Economy Dehydrator, Black

  • 4-tray dehydrator, 4 square feet of drying space
  • Economy model performs like larger models, but has no frills
  • Starter - great way to try dehydrating
  • Includes adjustable thermostat
  • Easy to clean polyscreen tray inserts

Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator, Black

  • 9-Tray dehydrator, 15 square feet of drying space
  • Built in on/off switch, 110 Volts
  • Great for large families and gardens
  • Includes adjustable thermostat
  • Easy to clean Polyscreen tray inserts

I find that having the right tools in the kitchen makes cooking from scratch much easier.  Most of these appliances cut down on prep time or hands-on time in the kitchen.  Did you find anything you like?

1 comment:

Barb said...

Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!