questionswhat's your favorite, or most useful, kitchen…

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My wife, it does everything I need it to in the kitchen.

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It's a toss-up between my Chef's Knife and my Wok.

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i bought myself a really nice pan set as a christmas gift. i love the professional grade hard annodized finish that i can wash any burnt stuff off of in the sink with no scrubbing. also my airbake ovenware is fabulous.

stuff i could live without: all the "helpful" little gadgets that just seem to appear. i cleaned out my kitchen and donated them to my sister when she left her spouse and needed stuff.

@lichme: your wife is an "it"? i think she might make you rethink that comment if she ever hears about it.

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@moosezilla: Believe me, I love my wife to death, and she calls me much worse.

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My ex-wife was a cross between Betty Crocker and Tina Turner. Too bad she was like Tina Turner in the kitchen and Betty Crocker in the bedroom.

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I really enjoy using my meat tenderizer.

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Well, if I eliminate the major appliances from consideration, my new electric pressure cooker would be high on my list. Amazing how fast and easy things are to cook in it! That's why I posted so many deals here every time I see one go back up for sale online (which is where I bought this one).

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Seriously, a few weeks ago I bought a magnetic tablespoon/teaspoon combo. The teaspoon is on one end, with the tablespoon on the other. It attaches magnetically to my refrigerator, spoon side down, so it's always accessible--important, because I'm doing Weight Watchers and need to use both spoons several times a day. I never have to go fishing through a drawer to dig it out or leave it out on the counter for roaches to potentially get to it.

It's so simple, but I love it. It's exactly what I needed.

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I have a filet knife that has been my primary kitchen tool for about 30 years. Other knives have come and gone, but this one is always my go-to knife. It's long enough to cut a watermelon, narrow enough that things don't cling to the blade, and thin enough to cut ripe fruits and vegetables without bruising. It takes an edge easily. I have also gotten a lot of use out of the big wooden cutting board I received as a gift 22 years ago. I got rid of my mass-produced dishware years ago and replaced it with individual mix and match art pieces of hand thrown pottery. There's one bowl with a flat bottom that I eat almost all my meals from which gets third place in my most useful category.

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My KitchenAid is definitely my most useful item. I've used it for making almost everything I bake or cook, especially since I bought a handy slicer, and my mom got me pasta maker attachments.

Before KitchenAid, I used my tupperware sheet cake holder. This is still probably #2. Because the lid actually attaches instead of just popping just, I keep all sorts of baked goods in it to keep my bad dogs from getting into whatever I made.

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Another vote the Kitchen Aid mixer. I do a lot more baking since I got mine.

I also have a pair of slip jaw pliers that I keep in one of my kitchen drawers. They were actually my grandmother's "kitchen pliers". Great for opening bottles that get stuck, cracking nuts, handling pots and pans that are hot (when I can't find the pot holders) and a variety of other things.

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Last summer, I bought a Cuisinart Ice Cream maker that I just love, love, love. Now instead of spending a fortune on Haagen Dazs, I spend a fortune on cream and milk.

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My woot! Skillet. I use it almost every day.

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My ulu and cutting bowl! Good for slicing and dicing anything, but especially great for mincing garlic and onions, no talent required :)

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My butcher block style cutting board. I have a really nice set of knives that would simply be worthless now without the quality cutting board.

Next, I'd have to go with the marble table I use as a counter extender. It's a table given to us after my mother-in-law passed away. It fits perfectly, keeps our kitchen open, and adds additional work space for baking/cooking.

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My favorite item is definitely the garbage disposal. Anyone else fantasize that it is the Sarlacc pit from Starwars and send down sacrificial offerings?

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I cook a lot of chicken and bell peppers. I also use it for sliders, and steaks. I love that I can throw it in the oven! I typically sear The meat then put it in the oven for a while.

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A bottle opener that is mounted to the side of the cabinet above the trash can.

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The fridge. It's where I keep my beer.

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My cutting board & funnel to making 'meathead' shakes :)

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I love using my slow cooker! everything comes out delicious

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Chopsticks. My wife can seriously do things with chopsticks that I can't do with any other kitchen utensil.

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@jmak711: Oh, forgot my crock pot. That's one thing every kitchen needs, for sure!

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@curli76: I have to agree with you. I have a similar measuring spoon. Is a plastic thing that came with some appliance, but it has a teaspoon on one side and the tablespoon in the other, with marks for half tsp / tbsp. I have about 3 sets of measuring spoons, but this is the one I use everyday.

If I have to mention mayor appliances I will say my bread machine (I love the smell of fresh bread in the morning) and my automatic coffee machine (I NEED the smell of fresh coffee in the morning).

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Cutting Board, I hate to chop up the Table and Counter. But I also Like having Siccors handy. I can Never Open anything!!!!!

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As an authentic asian I am, the #1 kitchen utensil would have be the rice scooper and rice cooker.

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Kitchen scale - best thing ever and a more accurate way to measure ingredients.

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Kitchen Aid mixer would be #1. A tie for second place would be my immersion blender and my crock pot.

I'd also include my cookie scoop, air bake cookie sheets, and silicone muffin pans/bundt pans.

Love my new woot! skillet, and looking forward to making cornbread in it (though I wish the cornbread would have an ! imprinted on it). So far it's been awesome.

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I love my garlic press (my new, good quality one - I busted the handle right off my first one). When you use garlic as much as I do, it's really nice not to have to mince it all with a knife.

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@luvche21: I am kind of curious to see what your wife can do with chopsticks that is so amazing.

My favorite is probably my silicone spatula. Never knew I needed one until I got it, and now I use it almost every time I cook.