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6/1/11

Household gadgets and giveaway....


 I may not be a big cook or spend a lot of time on dinners, but I love my kitchen gadgets. There are a few things I have accumulated over the years that I cannot live without. What is your favorite gadget? Here are a few of mine. Be sure and read at the end how to enter for my Kitchen Gadget Giveaway!

 My newest addiction is The Micro Egg™ which I purchased for $7 at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. It is an easy way to microwave a boiled egg in just a couple of minutes. I'm not a patient person and if I put an egg on to boil, I get so sidetracked that I get an egg that is ready for Easter coloring. You adjust the microwave time for soft, medium or hard boiled eggs.



My next favorite gadget is one that also involves eggs. Even though Hubby does the cooking, I do make the deviled eggs for any occasion. I hate mashing them with a fork and I don't like to drag out the food processor just to chop up the yellows. About 3 years ago, I got the Mix-N-Masher from Pampered Chef. It was just around $10 and it was the best investment I ever made. It can mash eggs, potatoes, all kinds of goodies. It can be used to blend ice cream for milk shakes and a ton of other things. I can't live with out it.


 My next item is one I have used for 30 years. It's my Butter Cutter. This thing is awesome for making pats of butter. I make several cooked cake icings and fudges that call for "1 stick of butter, cut up" to help it melt faster on the stove.  Of course, I know it is easy to stand over the pan with a knife and slice off pieces of your stick of butter. But with this, you open the paper off the butter, place this on top of the butter and push down. Just pick up you butter wrapper by the ends and turn it upside down over your pan and you have your butter all nice and sliced. It also comes in handy for a fancy dinner if you want to have your butter in pats on a butter dish. This is my second one as I lost my first one. I bought this at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, but you can also find them at Food Service Warehouse. The $3.00 investment I ever made.


 Another thing that I adore is my Prep Bowls from Pampered Chef. I use these for so much. We chop up onions and tomatoes for taco night. I use them for pudding, jello, peaches, etc. They hold one cup. I love to make pudding in them and that way, the kids can just reach in and grab a bowl of pudding when they want it. I'm trying to eat more fruit. I like storing a bowl of apples, peaches, or mandarin oranges in my little bowls. That way, when I want my fruit, it is already prepared. They run about $20 for a set of 6 but are so worth it.


Since I bake about a cake a week, I also like my little cake tester from Pampered Chef. This was a special they did one year for Breast Cancer Awareness. I love the pink ribbon and the little whisk on the end. It's nothing spectacular but I love it. It was the best $1.00 I ever spent.


Kitchen Gadget Giveaway

I will be giving away a set of Prep Bowls and a Micro Egg™ to one lucky winner. To enter is very simple, please click to follow my blog (if you are not already a follower) and leave me a comment on what your favorite kitchen gadget is. You can also email me at mamawsplace@gmail.com to be entered once you sign up as a follower. The drawing will be on June 15th. Winner will be announced on June 16th.

28 comments:

Beth said...

My favorite kitchen gadget is a wire whisk. I don't believe that I could make a pan of gravy without lumps if I didn't use it.

You have lots of handy gadgets.

Norma Watson said...

I have a single serving food processor that I really like for fixing a meal for one.

MissyMcM said...

My best favorite is my grill pan from Pampered Chef. I use it about 3 times week. I also like the scoops from Pampered Chef. The large one makes cupcakes turn out the same size and the small one makes the perfect size sausage balls or meatballs for spaghetti!
Love this post!
Mis

Lucky Wife/Bookaholic said...

I actually wrote an article about my favorite utensil a while back here: http://luckywifeandmomto2girls.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-favorite-kitchen-utensil.html
It is a super thin, metal, flexible spatula, perfect for eggs and cookies...

bcbeaveratheart said...

I am a new blog follower and my fav part of the giveaway is the prep bowls. Awesome giveaway!
bcbeaveratheart@gmail.com

Paula said...

Hey!
1) I follow you on GFC - Paula - paulazeltina@gmail.com
2) I like your little cake tester from Pampered Chef. It's really amazing, I love these campaigns for Breast Cancer Awareness - it's so important to help and know.

Angelica said...

I follow, and my favorite gadget is my food processor it makes my life so much easier!


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Katarzyna said...

GFC follower (Katarzyna)

I agree - I can't imagine my kichen without the food processor!

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Tabitha said...

I follow you gfc.
My fav gadget would be the whisk!
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Lauren said...

The whisk, definately! :)

I am a GFC follower, thanks for thwe entry!

vwestermeyer said...

I'm a new follower. My favorite kitchen gadget is a skinny scraper ... i use it daily

lisa said...

Follow via GFC LisaMarie & like my Wok!

Gchord88 said...

I follow on GFC (G)
And my favorite kitchen gadget is my kitchen aid mixer, can't make a cake or cookie without it
Gchord88 at aol dot com

Amy Lloyd said...

My favorite gadget is my iced tea maker..I know it's a big gadget but I couldn't live without it!

rachael_nicole06 said...

I'm a follower and my favorite gadget is my potato peeler! So much faster and no more cutting myself!
rachael_nicole06@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

My favorite gadget is my whisk. I have metal ones in large, medium, and small sizes. The other day I bought the rubber ones from Gadgets and More at the mall. I absolutely love them. Can't cook without them. Something else I love is my wooden spoons. I have a longenberger basket full of wooden spoons on my counter. Use them every day. When I go to the beach I even take some with me so when I cook in the condo. When I go to Mom's to help her cook for family get togethers, my wooden spoons go also! Mom doesn't have any. (How does that woman cook without them!!) Her birthday is coming up. (Guess what she is going to get?)

autumnd16 said...

My favorite kitchen gadget for me is my Pampered Chef Rice cooker! I love it and I use it all the time! I am a new follower and fellow blogger! I have to say I have my eye on those prep bowls! :)

Anonymous said...

I am a public GFc follower of your blog.
My favorite kitchen item is the blender. I can make smoothies, soups and so much more!
uk7ss@yahoo.com

Sandra / WPLivingNaturally said...

I just became a follower: WPLivingNaturally. You have a great website. Perhaps we can get together and do a "joint-giveaway."

My favorate kitchen item is this round rubber flat disk that helps me to open all those jars of stuff that are screwed on too tightly.

COF2011 said...

I'm a new follower, just love your blog!! My fave kitchen gadget is my pampered chef easy chopper..not sure of correct word for it but I love how it chops everything up so fine.

Robin said...

follow your blog on GFC
Robin Scott
My fav kitchen gadget is the pampered chef chopper
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Kristin said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect.

My favorite kitchen gadget is my cutting board! The sides fold up to form a chute so that everything slide nicely into the pan, not onto the stove!

kristin.michelle106@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I'm not sure exactly what it's called, but I love my Pampered Chef server. I use it for everything!

Jacqueline said...

im a new follower and i love my peeler thats in the shape of a toucan! its really fun :) jmmccarr@gmail.com

Vittoria said...

i'm a follower and i love a good microplane!

DolphinV27@aol.com

Giveaway Rae said...

I'm a new follower via GFC. My favorite kitchen gadget are my prep bowls. I use them for everything it seems. Thanks for the chance to win more! :o)

giveaway.raes(at)gmail(dot)com

kolpin said...

i love a good salad spinner
gfc follower kolpin
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I just lost my instructions for my own Micro Egg cooker. Could you post the instructions here of the types of egg you can make with the suggested time for cooking it??
Thank you!!