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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining

    Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    On Mar 21, 1:29*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > We all have some.....don't we? * I know I do. * *Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...ets-for-the-ki...
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: * a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    Our molcajete works great for pounding roots and seeds for curry, and
    it is a lot easier to clean up than a food processor or even a
    blender.

    The thing that never comes out of the cupboards is our cookie gun. We
    even use the ice cream maker at least once a year.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    I never use my breadmaker, rarely use the countertop mixer, even more rarely
    use the hand mixer. Don't use the food processor very much. Bought a new
    Magic Bullet last summer and never opened the box. Slap Chop never gets
    used any more.

    Got a whole drawer of little gadgets. About the only things I ever use that
    are in there are the pizza cutter and the peeler. Not even sure what all
    else is in there.



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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Mar 21, 1:29 pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never
    >> use.
    >>
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...ets-for-the-ki...
    >>
    >> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >
    > Our molcajete works great for pounding roots and seeds for curry, and
    > it is a lot easier to clean up than a food processor or even a
    > blender.
    >
    > The thing that never comes out of the cupboards is our cookie gun. We
    > even use the ice cream maker at least once a year.


    I never use my cookie press any more. Used to only use it around Christmas
    time. Got rid of my ice cream maker. Also got rid of the beverage chiller.
    Never used it. The ice cream maker was a joke. The part you had to put in
    the freezer took up sooo much room! And the amount of ice cream it made was
    only enough for my husband and daughter.



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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    On Mar 21, 4:29*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > We all have some.....don't we? * I know I do. * *Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...ets-for-the-ki...
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: * a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    I use a food processor all the time. Why spend several minutes
    grating a block of cheese, let alone the wear and tear it does on your
    knuckles, when you can do it in seconds in a food processor? I also
    have a pressure canner/cooker that I use for canning green beans and
    tomatoes. The one common kitchen appliance that I rarely use is a
    mixer. I prefer to mix by hand ( with a spoon of course) so I know
    everything is thoroughly incorporated. It seems like whenever I've
    used an electric mixer I've had to go back and stir in the stuff that
    the beater missed at the bottom of the bowl.

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    This was so funny but so true) Ask me how I know ... I just loved
    this article)


    --
    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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    S Viemeister Guest

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    On 3/21/2012 7:17 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >>
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >>
    >>
    >> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >
    > This was so funny but so true) Ask me how I know ... I just loved
    > this article)
    >

    What have you bought that you never use?
    I use my food processor and stand mixer often enough that they live on
    the kitchen counter.
    I almost never use my food mill, but I do use my ricer. I have a
    double-bladed mezzaluna which never gets used, but the single-bladed one
    is used quite often. My electric wok is hiding somewhere on a shelf in
    the basement.


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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    On Mar 21, 4:29*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > We all have some.....don't we? * I know I do. * *Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...ets-for-the-ki...
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: * a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    I got rid of anything never used. I used my ABM 2-3 times a week.

    I do have a very small mortar and pestle I always forget about.
    That's about it.

    Never owned a pressure cooker and don't want one. My food proc. is a
    tiny one and it's adequate. Use it prob. 5-6 times a week.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:29:20 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:

    > We all have some.....don't we?


    Kitchenaid roto-slicer attachment. just saw in the "seldom used"
    cupboard a couple minutes ago. Never used. I use my hand-crank
    Moulinex instead.

    -sw

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    gregz Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >>
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >>
    >> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >
    > I never use my breadmaker, rarely use the countertop mixer, even more rarely
    > use the hand mixer. Don't use the food processor very much. Bought a new
    > Magic Bullet last summer and never opened the box. Slap Chop never gets
    > used any more.
    >
    > Got a whole drawer of little gadgets. About the only things I ever use that
    > are in there are the pizza cutter and the peeler. Not even sure what all
    > else is in there.


    I always have trouble finding the pizza cutter and peeler, moving all the
    junk around. One thing I have and don't use, corning ware handles. I love
    the old owning ware, often using something every day, but I don't use those
    handles, and never put them on a stove.

    Greg

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:30:12 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > The ice cream maker was a joke. The part you had to put in
    > the freezer took up sooo much room! And the amount of ice cream it made was
    > only enough for my husband and daughter.


    Doesn't your husband have a dedicated half gallon ice cream bowl that
    he fills to the brim when he eats ice cream?

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen gadgets you bought and never use?

    On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:57:58 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia wrote:

    > I do have a very small mortar and pestle I always forget about.
    > That's about it.


    I use my little mortar and pestle for grinding up salt, cumin, mustard
    seed, pepper, or fresh garlic or Thai bird chiles for paste a couple
    times a week. I didn't use it until 5-6 years after I bought it, but
    it's so much quicker and easier than dragging out the coffee grinder
    or garlic press, and easier to clean than both of those.

    -sw

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    z z Guest

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    I buy all my new appliances at the junk store here-usually young people
    get them as gifts and then sell them on consignment-like new-then I
    don't feel guilty about using something a few times and then putting it
    away.

    My hand mixer came with a stainless steel large wire egg whisk you could
    attach-that thing is great.

    My pizza cutters are those plastic halfcircle sharp edged "rocking"
    cutters-works great.

    The "ChopStir" is great-I use it to break up a package of raw hamburger
    after I put it in the pan, but its also fantastic to chop up salad
    fixings in a bowl-for example I buy broccoli slaw but the strands are
    too long so I use my ChopStir to cut them. I also use it on whole pecans
    in a bowl. Or on a plate for that matter. ChopStir is a new product,
    great invention.


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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 01:04:09 +0000 (UTC), gregz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >>> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >>>
    >>> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >>> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >>
    >> I never use my breadmaker, rarely use the countertop mixer, even more rarely
    >> use the hand mixer. Don't use the food processor very much. Bought a new
    >> Magic Bullet last summer and never opened the box. Slap Chop never gets
    >> used any more.
    >>
    >> Got a whole drawer of little gadgets. About the only things I ever use that
    >> are in there are the pizza cutter and the peeler. Not even sure what all
    >> else is in there.

    >
    >I always have trouble finding the pizza cutter and peeler.


    I use my pizza cutter at least once a week, but I've never pared a
    pizza.

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    Polly Esther Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:29:20 -0700 (PDT), ImStillMags wrote:
    >
    >> We all have some.....don't we?

    >
    > Kitchenaid roto-slicer attachment. just saw in the "seldom used"
    > cupboard a couple minutes ago. Never used. I use my hand-crank
    > Moulinex instead.
    >
    > -sw

    The back shelf of my pantry has a fine set of garnishing tools. The don't
    take up much space and one day I might just go presentation crazy and give
    them a go. Something I'm surprised to enjoy is my new Oneida cookie scoop
    tool. Great for doing cookies and also disposes of meatballs uniformly and
    quickly. Thank you for that one. I learned it here. Polly


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    Krypsis Guest

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    On 22/03/2012 7:29 AM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    > article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >
    > Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    > regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.


    I bought 2 George Foreman Grillers, one large, one small. Have only ever
    used the small one. The large one has never been unpackaged. In fact,
    I'm not sure I could lay my hands on it now. The large one is just too
    big for just the two of us. When the kids/grandkids/great grandkids are
    over for dinner, they always want Asian food so out comes the wok
    instead. The wok, I might add, is used on a daily basis.

    --

    Krypsis

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:er7qgflte7pd$.[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:30:12 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> The ice cream maker was a joke. The part you had to put in
    >> the freezer took up sooo much room! And the amount of ice cream it made
    >> was
    >> only enough for my husband and daughter.

    >
    > Doesn't your husband have a dedicated half gallon ice cream bowl that
    > he fills to the brim when he eats ice cream?


    I refuse to buy large packages of ice cream. I generally only buy the
    single serve ones but sometimes in mass quantity. Once in a while I will
    buy a pint. But never any larger container. That just leads to overeating.
    Not by me. I don't eat ice cream. And yes, it is possible to overeat on
    the single serves.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Mar 21, 4:29 pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never
    >> use.
    >>
    >> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...ets-for-the-ki...
    >>
    >> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >
    > I use a food processor all the time. Why spend several minutes
    > grating a block of cheese, let alone the wear and tear it does on your
    > knuckles, when you can do it in seconds in a food processor? I also
    > have a pressure canner/cooker that I use for canning green beans and
    > tomatoes. The one common kitchen appliance that I rarely use is a
    > mixer. I prefer to mix by hand ( with a spoon of course) so I know
    > everything is thoroughly incorporated. It seems like whenever I've
    > used an electric mixer I've had to go back and stir in the stuff that
    > the beater missed at the bottom of the bowl.


    I just buy pre-shedded chese.



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    RussianFoodDire Guest

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    I had bought a cookie press and used it only once. I never used it later
    and got rid of it.




    --
    RussianFoodDire

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    Ophelia Guest

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    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 3/21/2012 7:17 PM, Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> We all have some.....don't we? I know I do. Here's a good little
    >>> article from the Times about those kitchen tools we buy and never use.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/di...tml?ref=dining
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Two people talk about NOT using things many people use here on a
    >>> regular basis: a pressure cooker, and a Cuisinart.

    >>
    >> This was so funny but so true) Ask me how I know ... I just loved
    >> this article)
    >>

    > What have you bought that you never use?
    > I use my food processor and stand mixer often enough that they live on the
    > kitchen counter.
    > I almost never use my food mill, but I do use my ricer. I have a
    > double-bladed mezzaluna which never gets used, but the single-bladed one
    > is used quite often. My electric wok is hiding somewhere on a shelf in the
    > basement.


    In the 'bad old days' I would fall for any gadget As you know, I had a
    grand clear out and am tempted no more)

    I don't think I ever once used my ricer ...
    --
    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


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