Creator: Amos Miller
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Add your photos of your favorite or unusual tools, gear or gizmos. Just upload your photos & a description to the right. We're always looking for new pictures and your story to go with them.
amos I added a photo of my rice cooker for some reason its sideways plus it would let me add a story at all where it said click to add description it wouldn't let me click it is there another button I'm on mobile really need to get me a computer bad *annie*
Bad Annie! Baaaad Annie! Seriously (and good to hear from you again, 'Miss Crocker'), it probably is time for you to make that investment in a real computer. The phone is not really a sufficient substitute for an grown up box. Sadly, I don't think there are currently any options on C-E-S to resolve your dilemna. But here's what we can do: send me the 'copy', the story you want to be under a picture of a rice cooker, and I'll take a photo of a small, family-sized rice cooker and I'll upload the photo and add your story beneath it. If you want to do that, just write the story in this thread and I'll do a 'cut & paste'. Hope this will work for you! best regards, Amos
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Kitchen Tools, Gear & Gizmos
A China Cap - not as fine a strainer as a chinoise or chinois. A wooden pestle is used to strain soups and juices, etc.
The Ricer - used to make mashed potatoes, for example, with more texture than whipping - and lump free. It works by extruding the vegetable when the flat plate on the upper handle is pressed down. Great for making gnocchi and hash browns.
My most used tools in the kitchen. All-Clad 3 quart sauce pan, Wusthof 8" Santoku Knife,$3.00 pair of tongs, good ole wooden spoon, All-Clad large slotted turner, cutting board, all sitting on my dough table :-)
Juicer-comes in 3 sizes. This one is medium and works for lemons, limes and oranges. easy to reach and super easy to clean. Can't live without it
In 30 Years I am on my second 600 watt Kitchenaide mixer, nothing wrong with the first one, my son uses it. I use this everyday.. from cookies to mashing potatoes my favorite and best friend in the kitchen!
Replaced some bristle kitchen basting brushes - butter cleans easily and it is extremely flexible. Still use bristles for some things, though.
The needle is cut on a bias to let you inject all types of flavorings under the skin of poultry & fowl
I finally, after many years, bought a rice cooker/veg steamer. What a time saver! I can't believe I went so many years without one.
Mexican 'Olla' - this one is lead-free glazed and used for slow cooking some of our bean dishes. (see recipe)
This is an old, well used Corn Grater used by my PA German grandmother, my mom, and me. It scrapes the corn kernels and liquid from the cob. I use it mostly to make little pancakes, that we call corn fritters (see recipe).
The microplane - the modern all-purpose tool for grating, zesting & garnishing. Made in the USA - love it!
When, as they say, I "get my Martha on", I go to her heavy-gauge stainless steel UNBENDABLE measuring cups
This Hamilton-Beach ice cream scoop is a classic tool, still regularly used and without peer. I have had many scoops - none beat this one
The most dependable, best-made manual can opener available - by OXO, about $20. Never skips or slips or failed to open any size can. It locks shut for storage. The black bar at the top has a strong magnet and releases a lid when depressed.
Dumpling press. I bought it at a dollar store for 50 cents. It worked so well, and saved so much time and effort, that I went back and bought 5 more so that the whole family could help with the fun!
This is our baby - a 4 qt. Fagor Elite. These do double duty on the stovetop with their glass covers. Unbeatable!
I use it like I would a vegetable peeler, except it has teeth that cut the slice into julienne strips.
A digital kitchen scale that measures in both US/Metric. One that can be zeroed out with a container on top before added ingredients is ideal. Great tool for baking when using weight formulas.
An instant read digital thermometer. Great for keeping stocks at a constant temperature for long periods of time. Nice for measuring internal temperature when baking as well.
Silpat mats. A must for baking. Nothing sticks to these things. Easier than parchment or spraying for almost anything going into the oven.
For 'special guests' we bring out the Hellem Vaculator coffee maker. Classic, discontinued French perfection with Illy coffee.
Best poultry roaster ever invented: we use them for chicken, a larger version for turkey, and smaller version for cornish or game hens. Ceramic, hand crafted, roasts perfectly from both inside & out
If you do not have AT LEAST 1 motar & pestle - you are not equipt. I like brass, lava stone and marble, depending on what I need to break down..
I've cooked everything from soup to nuts harnessing the energy of the sun. Here the Sun Oven sits closed up on my garden cart.....
Feel free to add a photo or two and an explanation or idea for the things that work best for you , whether you're a pro or a novice - we all need the tools to do the job right!
If you have a favorite recipe on C-E-S that employed your favorite tool, by all means post that recipe here when you upload the photo of that tool! !