tooling around

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Registered: 08-06-2009
tooling around
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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 8:43am
I'm at the airport in NC waiting to fly home. My mother gave me a couple new kitchen tools, I put in my carryON. Guess what set the security officers a buzz? A prepara tabletop mister!
Do you use an oil mister? This one is glass with a filter so you can infuse oils with herbs.
They took apart my herb-savor pot because I had put an olive stuffer inside. Have you ever stuffed your own olives? Do you like stuffed olives?
Do you use herb savers in your frig?
What is your newest kitchen tool?
Do you share your finds with your college students?
What kitchen tool is on your wish list?
What tool would you miss the most/do you use the most?

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Sun, 04-03-2011 - 8:55am
Honestly I don't think I'd know what to do with an oil mister! LOL I like stuffed olives but never made any; have had some at parties. I don't buy fresh herbs often enough to need a saver.

Newest kitchen tool - this year no tools, just new cabinet faces and countertops that both we and ds18 love. He loves to cook; can't wait til he has an on campus apartment next year so he can vs. dorm food!

I don't really have a wish list - if I did, dh would get it for me right away. I could use a new element for my Kitchenaid mixer; this is the 2nd time the paint has come off the main mixing blade. Grr. I'm tempted to just pull the one from my mom's old one, which doesn't have paint, but that's the one I'm going to give to ds eventually (it's avocado, but hey, it's free to him!).

I think I'd have to go with my Wustof and Cutco knives as far as missing..or the mixer. Those are my staples.

Sue
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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sun, 04-03-2011 - 9:35am

I cook because my family likes to eat, not because I like cooking, so the only tools I have in the kitchen are the absolute necessitites.

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 11:36am

We use WAAAAY too much olive oil for a mister to do much good!

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:47pm

Hi Sam, Do you have olive spoons?

I used my fingers too re: olive stuffing.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:03pm

Hi Rose,

Sewing shinies always draw me in! I have some chatelaines from my great grandmother and granny.

I recently couldn't pass up a perfect pleater!

I'm addicted to superfine silk dress makers pins from Japan

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:15pm

Hi Sue,

What kind of countertops did you choose?

We put in formica when we first moved in, then after I set the kitchen on fire, we replaced the side with the range with tile. I bought enough tile to do a countertop over my island's current flower box but it remains on the to do list.

Wow another Cutco owner.

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:59pm
I've had my Kitchenaid since grad school (about '81); I have aan attachment from my mom but I've never used it With only 2 of us, 3 when ds is home, I don't get that extravagant!

We have Silestone counters/backsplashes in Mont Blanc (white color with red/blue/grey/beige flecks). Love it. When you see the pale yellow on this page surrounding a post, that's about the color of our old ones - blech! Was definitely dated. Now it's just pretty classic. Nothing fancy but very functional.

Yep, have never had to sharpen my Cutco...bought it in '87.

Sue
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Registered: 08-06-2009
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 10:14pm

No one would call my kitchen skills extravagant! :smileysurprised:

I don't have much space with an alley kitchen so the kitchen aid sitting on a counter has to pay for the space allowed! :smileywink: Besides the kitchen aid I am the food processor, the ice maker, and the dishwasher:smileysurprised:

Your counter color choice sounds richly fun, I like red! My kitchen island is made with red brick.

How many appliances does everyone end up with on their kitchen counters?

I am still in search of the perfect toaster. Does anyone have recommendations?

I keep the ktichenaid on the counter and our coffee machine... It is a cuisinart. The crock pot and toaster oven come in and out of the pantry.... No room here for more than the spice rack and paper towel holder.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:54am
Counter houses: large knife block, Kitchenaid, can opener, toaster, flour/sugar/tea jars to the right of the stove, and to the right of the sink is a cookie tin and our shakers for pizza/pasta. I have an under counter radio/CD player and a wall mounted convection microwave. Any other appliances are tucked away (like waffle iron, quesadilla maker, blender, hand mixer); I would consider tucking the can opener away too as I very seldom use it.

Sue
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Registered: 08-06-2009
Tue, 04-05-2011 - 8:31pm

Most of your counter items, I keep in a drawer (knives, can opener), cabinet (toaster,) or ontop of my cabinets( canisters, cookie monster)! Good thing I'm tall.

Pizza shakers sound fun.... Parmesan and peppers?

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