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Favorite Tools

If you’ve cooked or baked for any time at all, you develop a list of tools that you can’t live without.  Let’s start with a review of the big ones that I like.  Your list of favorites will depend on your cooking style.

*See also Smaller Kitchen Tools.

 

MIXER

My favorite mixer is the KitchenAid. This workhorse of the kitchen is capable of kneading bread or beating egg whites for the lightest souffle.  The mixers are available in several sizes and colors with varied attachments.

 

FOOD PROCESSOR

 

Another workhorse, the food processor can also knead bread but it is indispensable for slicing, dicing and chopping.

 

ALL CLAD  

Several years ago my husband gave me a beautiful silk scarf for Valentine’s Day.  He needed a box to wrap the scarf in and ended up purchasing an All Clad saute pan (in a box).  Since I love cooking almost as well as I like nice clothes, it was the perfect gift.  I never realized the difference that good cookware could make.  Since that time I have added many pieces to my cookware collection.

 

DOUBLE BOILER

I have the All Clad double boiler with a porcelain insert and love it.  I also have an old double boiler that was my mothers.  It is dented and pitted but shines like a million dollars because she always took care of her cookware.  I’ve kept it because it reminds me of all the times that I helped her make 7-minute frosting.    The double boiler is also indispensable for melting chocolate.

 

STICK BLENDERS

I love my handheld blender and use it much more frequently than a stand blender.  It’s really handy for making soups and also comes with a bowl for chopping onions, herbs, etc.

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