Inexpensive Kitchen Gadgets That I Love

Food/Cooking - Cooking
By: Wordsmith    
13-Jan-2013

Introduction:I love gadgets. I guess that makes me a gadgeteer. In my workshop I have many gadgets that I designed and built myself to help me save time while performing certain shop jobs. In the kitchen, I have many time saving gadgets too, although all of them were bought already made. All of the tasks that those gadgets do could be done without them but not as quickly or as efficiently, at least not by me. Here are just five of those gadgets that I use regularly and have paid for themselves in time saved and food not wasted many time over.

  • 01

    The Wilton Egg Separator

    Anyone who knows their way around a kitchen is familiar with the name Wilton. If you love to bake, you have probably spent a great deal of time in the Wilton aisle at your favorite big box stores. Wilton is known for two things, their premium quality, top of the line products and for their high price tags. If you have ever shopped their specialty cake pans, you know exactly what I am talking about. Normally I wait to catch the special when I am looking to add to my Wilton collection but my nifty little Wilton Egg Separator was an exception. The Wilton Egg Separator sells for just $6.95 at regular pricing.
    I had watched cooks on TV separate the egg whites from yolks using many different methods, including cracking the egg in the palm of one hand and letting the egg white slip between slightly spread fingers while retaining the intact yolk in the palm. None of those methods worked successfully, repeatedly for me. Then I discovered this gadget quite by accident while shopping for a football shaped Wilton cake pan. At first I thought it was a measuring cup because of it markings, than I noticed the plastic insert that partially closed off the top opening. The egg separator looks like a measuring cup without a handle and will separate and hold up to 11 eggs at one time. You simply crack the egg and deposit it in the top separator where the yolk remains while the egg whites seep down into the cup. I bought two of them just in case I dropped and broke one of them, but the second one is still in its shrink wrap packaging. These little wonders are practically indestructible. The only downside to this gadget is that it is not dishwasher safe. You will have to wash and dry it by hand.

  • 02

    Zak! Designs E-Z Rol Garlic Peeler

    I love to cook with garlic but I always dreaded having to peel the pesky little cloves before I could chop them or mince them or whatever I was going to do to them. Then, one day I ran across an ad for the Zak! Designs E-Z Rol Garlic Peeler. There are many different garlic peelers on the market today bit the Zak! Designs E-Z Rol Garlic Peeler is the original and still the best on the market. The model 069 is made of red silicon and looks something like a piece of Ziti pasta with it hollow, ribbed tube design. It is a inexpensive ($8.95) gadget that really works wonder. Simply lay the garlic that you want to strip of their husk on a flat surface and roll the peeler over them and they are stripped clean in a matter of seconds.

  • 03

    Trudeau Gravy Separator With Integrated Strainer

    Do not let the name of this wonderful gadget that sells for $8.95 mislead you, it is far more than just a gravy separator. It is the go to tool for separating grease and fat from any prepared food. How many times do you need to drain off the grease and fat from meat you have browned before you can use it in a dish you are preparing? Almost every time, right? I use to use a fine meshed metal calendar for this task. Then I discovered this plastic/polycarbonate wonder that works wonders. It will hold up to 4 cups of grease and fat and its oval mouth is large enough to catch any meat that might slip out of the pan. Although heat resistant, I do recommend letting the grease cool slightly before using the separator.

  • 04

    Taylor Wireless Thermometer With Remote Pager Plus Timer

    The Taylor Wireless Thermometer with Remote Pager Plus Timer is an absolute must have gadget if you multitask like I do. I would have ruined many expensive pieces of meat if it had not been for this wonderful gadget. Many time I forget about having something in one of the ovens because I get so busy on the computer writing. Then this genie starts buzzing and vibrating in my pocket to remind that I do indeed have something in the oven and it is time to check on it. The first time the Taylor Wireless Thermometer pages you, it will be 10 minutes before the meat has reached the preset temperature. The second time it pages you is when the meat has reached the selected temperature. At $21.95 this is the most expensive gadget on my list but when you consider how much a prime cut of meat costs today, $21.95 is still inexpensive. I have two of them because I have a two wall mounted ovens in my kitchen and I often use both at the same time. These wireless thermometers do not have a remote temperature readout, but that is a short coming that I can live with.

  • 05

    Bear Paws Meat Handlers

    A set of Bear Paws Meat Handlers will cost you $11.86 but they are well worth the price if you do large roasts, hams, or birds. Bear Paws Meat Handlers look more like bear size combs than they do Bear Paws with holes in the handle portion large enough for man size hands. With these meat handlers you can transport a steamy hot, 25 pound turkey safely without fear of burning yourself or fear of dropping the bird.




Final Thoughts

Well there you have it, five inexpensive kitchen gadgets that I love. Five gadgets that I am sure you will love too if you give them a test in your kitchen. Actually I could stretch this list out to another 15 or 20, but this is List My 5, so I will stop with just five.
Until next time! Happy cooking!




Comments

  • dashboardc33 1/14/2013 Flag This Comment

    Awesome list! I love cooking, but don't like baking. One of my favorites is an old time meat thermometer. It only costs a few bucks and works great.

  • BonnieDossKnight 1/13/2013 Flag This Comment

    Wow! Such gadgets I've never heard of. You must be an executive chef!

  • goodselfme 1/13/2013 Flag This Comment

    You have sold me on some gadgets. I especially will be looking into buying #2 Zak. I too don't like peeling garlic and I use a lot of it. Thank you for the great description and making the list fun to read too.

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