I have a few weaknesses and one of them is the old kitchen gadget. When the girls were babies and I had to get up during the night to feed them, I would often sit in front of the telly and watch whatevr was available – and usually it was informercials from companies like Demtel (they of the famous, “free set of steak knives with every purchase made in the next 24 hours” line). Often they would be demonstrating items for your kitchen such as magic steamers, defrosters, cookers and the like.
I’m pleased to say that during this time I restrained myself, however I have retained a love of kitchen doodads – my most recent purchases have been an ice cream maker , potato ricer, a hand mixer (even though I own a big Kenwood) and this nifty looking veggie twister which I tried out on the little Lucys tonight – inspired by Dani, who blogs at Fitness, Food and Style. I made zucchini ‘spaghetti’ which was very well received. My biggest challenge is remembering to use all this great gear.
Of course I have had some duds as well such as the ‘Sushezi’ sushi maker that I received as a gift last year. Mr Lucy was quite bemused when I was getting cranky about my lack of success with it. Therefore, I had to throw it at him. I believe he’s taken to the shed, where he makes the odd sushi roll if he gets the chance. What can I say, but ‘roll with a bamboo sheet’ the whole way!
Have you got a kitchen appliance that you simply cannot do without? That helps you prepare meals in a healthy way?
My most used kitchen appliance would have to be my digital food scales, followed closely by my kettle!