Lynn is having a Valentine's party
and she wants to
know our Favorite Kitchen Gadget.
What? I have to pick my favorite - IMPOSSIBLE!
But - I will tell you some of my favorites!
If you follow
Purple Chocolat Home
you have already
met a lot of my favorites!
My icon is my Purple Kitchenaid Mixer.
(She is much more svelte than I am!)
This special edition Kitchenaid sold at Williams Sonoma
a few years ago. I just had to have it (you all can guess why!)
(Hint - it starts with purple...)
I think a Kitchenaid Mixer is a work of art,
so it sits on my counter year round and of course
it is a conversation starter too as most people have
never seen a purple one. I haven't seen one since then
chocolate tempering machine
has to come right
up there at the top of my list even though I only use it
a couple of times a year. I just smile each time I use
it and can't believe I have such a wonderful device,
especially since the store that sold them went out
If you remember this post, I am not the only one
who loves this machine. Click here if you missed
this post on this little elf helping me dip chocolates.
And of course, my pizza oven is probably my very
favorite gadget. (Could this be called a gadget?)
I love having it for a fire for ambiance, I love cooking
pizzas and any other imaginable item in it, I love having
traveled to Italy to take a class for a week on how to
cook in it. (I will have to do a whole post on that someday).
I love the idea that if we didn't have power, I could use it
for emergency cooking. (We call that emergency preparedness
where I come from.) I also love that when they
unearthed Pompeii, they found bread baking in ovens
just like this one with loaves preserved inside the ovens!
If you missed our pizza oven post, click here. If you missed
the kitchen tour showing the wood burning pizza oven, click here.
Just one other little item that I wanted to mention,
my lemon and lime juicers.
(Oh, I better mention my Ego Digital Imaging Light that
lets me take an indoor photo like this at night and
even in the winter - find it on Amazon).
Anyway, back to the juicers. I know they aren't spectacular,
but I just love them. My first one I purchased
in Mexico, but it really was made for the smaller Mexican
limes. You can buy these fabulous gadgets at Target and
many grocery stores. One squeeze and you have tons of
juice and none of it on your hands.
I am one who loves kitchen stores, I can browse in
Sur La Table for hours. (Did you know they have
cooking classes?) I love Williams Sonoma (hey, they have
cooking classes too.) I love
kitchen catalogues and kitchen idea magazines. I love
cooking shows and cooking magazines. I love
cooking blogs too!!! I bet
you do too or you wouldn't be here reading this.
Oh, but what about...
my panini maker
my kitchen shears
my Belgian waffle maker
my tortilla press
my digital kitchen scale
my Le Creuset pans
my electric fondue pots
my pasta maker
my new cupcake corer
my BBQ grill
my grill pan
oh, oh, oh,
my propane smoker...
MY DIGITAL CAMERA & COMPUTER!!!
Go visit all of the other fun posts at
Happier Than A Pig In Mud's
(Lynn is such a "party animal"! - the above photo is
courtesy of her blog. You will meet all kinds of little
piggies on her blog and it is always fun and entertaining.)
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