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4/5/14 5:37 P

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I use a lot my rice cooker and the Xpress Redi Set Go. Also, the Vidalia choper saves me a lot of prep time.

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We have a blender, crockpot, food processor, rice cooker & steamer, scale & measuring cups, dehydrator, juicer, immersion blender, electric wok, electric frying pan, george forman grill, but no toaster oven. I want a kitchen aid mixer, but that will have to wait awhile.
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3/12/14 7:38 A

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I GOT PLENTY TOOLS USE SOMETIME

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I love my hand chopper from Pampered Chef and the George Foreman grill.

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I DON`T COOK THAT MUCH AND WHEN I DO I FORGET ABOUT ALL MY TOOLS TO MAKE IT EASY BUT I WILL BE USEING THEM NOW

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Wine re-bottler. The vacuum sealed kind. Serious, I went out and bought one yesterday, thinking of my diet plan. Now I can have smaller glasses of wine without the guilt.

The tools I've used most often since cooking healthier? Big sharp chef knives and cutting boards. At least 2 of each every meal. Color coded for raw meat. And my digital kitchen scale.

My tool for saving time? Ziplock bags. When I do have spare time, I chop up a bunch of stuff and throw some in the fridge and some in the freeze.



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I absolutely love my mandolin. It makes slicing vegetables so quick and easy. I am very careful to make sure the guard is in place as it is very sharp.


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MY TOOLS I USE IS GEORGE FORMAN AND SOMETIME CROCKPOT

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11/14/13 7:37 P

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My list of most used tools includes the following:
1-vitamix (everyday use for morning smoothies)
2-george foreman grill
3-crockpot
These items get plenty of use and earn their counter space.
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Despite having a food processor, the one gadget in my kitchen that gets used virtually every meal is my whizzy choppy thing aka mini food chopper. I put nearly every veg in there for chopping in seconds as it's much easier to set up, use and clean than anything else.



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My time-saving tools are the microwave, individual smoothie maker, and crock pots. I have found that when cooking for one, some of the tools I once used frequently (when my kids were at home) are just a pain now. For example, I usually use a box grater or knife/cutting board instead of the food processor. I have thought about getting a rice cooker.


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I was looking at the time saving tools and I have a crockpot, food processor, scale, Blender and a toaster oven
I'm thinking about getting the rice cooker
Is it worth it?

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5/5/13 6:00 P

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The tools that I have that I use the most in my kitchen are crock pots, food processor, an electric can opener, and a food scale.

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The microwave. I cook most things in it, then will brown things up, if needed (like chicken, and "roasted" veggies) in the skillet. If it's just for me, I don't need to brown it up (except for the "roasted" veggies).
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4/24/13 2:41 P

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The kitchen tools I use most often are my Salter digital scale, my Vitamix blender, and my crockpots ( have a really old one and a newer one). Also have a Infrawave oven, and an old Regal food processor, which still works great! Wouldn't be without a food processor to reduce veggie chopping time! I can't imagine how women cooked in the 1800's when they didn't even have a gas or electric stove!!

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My fav. Tools & time savers are my crockpots (3 diff. Sizes) and out nuwave oven. Its very neat and time-saver for making toast or heating up left-overs versus waiting for oven to pre-heat.

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=863

have 3 slow cookers, a dehydrador , a food saver (no more freezer burn!), dehydrator, food processor and a blender.

do not have a foods scale but i have multiple sets of measuring cups. the other items in the article i do not have and do not plant to get if i had a large kitchen i would debate on a toaster oven. i rarely eat rice. but i try bulger or quinoa. even eat more legumes to get complex carbs. i am ok with rice but i don't get excited about it.
also i don't juice thigs, i prefer to make smoothies- more fiber and more filling.


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12/11/12 6:44 P

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Do you specialize in any particular niche or style. I love creating new pastry products, breads, desserts (especially mexican and european style chocolates). Since Joining sparkpeople I am looking at ways to make unhealthy treats healthier.

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I use all mine, they save me time, especially the computer.

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I'm a chef and food blogger. I cook from scratch, do a massive once-a-month big freezer cook, etc. i can't imagine needing all those tools. Not saying it's wrong or bad. Just not necessary.

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12/10/12 7:38 A

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When you cook from scratch you need them to make bread and other types of dough, blend things together while you perform other task. My kitchen is sort of like a mini restaurant. I like to create new recipes and these are the tools needed. And you are right I have a system and designed the kitchen with that system in mind.

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Waaaaayyy too many gadgets for me, but sounds like you have a system that works for you. emoticon

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I have a:
1. Food scale
2. Food Processor
3. Six level food dehydrator
4. Crockpots: 4 to cook several meals for the week in advance, they are portioned then frozen
5. Blenders: 2 for different purposes, one has a single eight prong blade at the bottom, the other has a second blade half-way up the support shaft for making ice drinks.
6. Coffee Maker: 2, one is 12 cup and the other is single serving.
7. Adjustable Toaster
8. Toaster Oven
9. Voice activated computer for updating shopping list and to display recipes


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