Culinary Meme

Courtesy of Nicholas Whyte, here’s a list of kitchen gadgets.

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 apple corers, 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, (it was a free gift, honest!), 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.

Mike, this is for you. Andy, I suspect that you eat out too much…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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3 Responses to Culinary Meme

  1. coffeemike says:

    Nice! I’ll play along.

    Okay, I’m not going to hope that the comments parse HTML, so I’ll do it the old fashioned way.
    HAVE AND USE (BOLD):
    pastry brushes
    cheese boards
    cheese knives
    griddle pan
    meat thermometers
    tea strainers (used as a spice ball)
    coffee grinders (duh)
    pressure cookers
    slow cookers
    cookie presses
    food processors
    pestle-and-mortars

    HAVE AND DON’T USE (ITALIC):
    pasta machines (currently rocking a low-carb diet, having waved goodbye to pasta, and I never could quite use it without a third hand)
    milk frothers (Christmas present)
    ice cream makers
    electric whisks (attachment for my stick blender; love the blender, hate the whisk)

    HAD AND GOT RID OF (STRIKETHROUGH):
    apple corers
    breadmakers
    blenders (technicality; the pitcher was destroyed by a cat, so I only have the motor base)
    sandwich makers (my wife owned one from before we met)
    cake stands (casualty of the move; useful as a serving dish for parties)
    garlic crushers (use the side of a knife now)
    pizza stones (had one, loved it, need a new one if I start with bread again)
    piping bags (need one, but chose a horribly designed one)
    banana stands
    conical strainers (aluminum, had a bad reaction with a sauce)
    rice cooker (manual; basically like a double boiler, loved it)
    gravy strainers (spout was placed a bit too high)
    fondue sets
    healthy grills (see sandwich makers)

    NEVER OWNED (PLAIN TEXT):
    juicers
    deep fat fryers
    egg boilers
    melon ballers
    electric woks
    miniature salad spinners
    jam funnels
    filleting knives
    egg poachers
    martini glasses
    bamboo steamers
    fluted pastry wheels
    tagine dishes
    steam cookers
    spaetzle makers
    double boilers
    sukiyaki stoves
    home smokers
    tempura sets
    tortilla presses
    cherry stoners
    sugar thermometers
    bacon presses
    bacon slicers
    mouli mills (known here as a food mill; want one)
    cake testers
    sets of kebab skewers

  2. coffeemike says:

    (I’m really hoping my last comment, where I went through the whole meme, went through and wasn’t lost in a botched login…)

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