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Cooking dinner for my family every night is a huge job. I’m always looking for ways to make this task easier. I recently bought some new kitchen gadgets and it had me evaluate which tools are indispensable for me. There are some kitchen utensils that I have been without for a long time and that I could never do without again! Now that I know how life changing they are, of course I have to share my list with you.
1. Food processor. I always thought they weren’t necessary until my sister gave me one for Christmas. Now I can grate the cheese in two seconds flat. Is fantastic. I have the Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap 10 Cup Food Processor. All the pieces are dishwasher safe (the most important feature), it works great and has a large feeding area, so I don’t have to cut bulky food much.
2. Electric plate. We love breakfast for dinner. Do you know how long it takes to make pancakes if you can only cook them one at a time? Is not nobody got time for that! Now we make 8 pancakes at once, 8 fried eggs at once, 8 pieces of French toast at once, etc. It’s a huge time saver! I have this Presto straightener and it works great!
3. Food filter.Now, this is it Not a tool that I use every day. In fact, I practically only use it once a year. But when I Douse it, i’m so grateful to have it that i want to shout from the rooftops! Makes canning homemade applesauce so much easier! Instead of peeling, coring and slicing each apple, you just have to cut it in quarters. Pass the baked apples through this machine and remove the seeds, core and skin for you! For real! It is amazing! I have the Victorio Strainer and it is worth every penny. This year my mother-in-law used it to make homemade tomato soup. He didn’t have to peel or remove the seeds. Much faster!
4. Silicone brush. I stopped buying cooking sprays like Pam several years ago and have never looked back. Instead, I hold the vegetable or olive oil in a spray bottle, spray it on my pans, then use my silicone brush to make sure everything is evenly coated. I also use it to spread the sauce on the meat and add melted butter to the tops of my breads. It’s a small thing, but it sure comes in handy!
5. Knife sharpener. I have cheap knives. But guess what? They work great now that I have a knife sharpener. Whenever I notice that my cheap knives look dull, I rub them through the knife sharpener a couple of times and what?, like New. I bought mine from Harbor Freight, but here’s a good one from Amazon.