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My 3 Most Useful Kitchen Appliances
Let’s talk usefulness, shall we? None of us has extra time to prepare meals and desserts. I rely on several appliances to keep us all fed in the manner to which we’ve become accustomed. So I thought it might be helpful to share my top 3 most useful kitchen appliances.
I also want to know what you consider your most useful appliances. Leave a comment. Or send me an email at [email protected]
So, I dragged my heels on this. I used a handheld mixer for years. But, Mr. 48 gave me a stand mixer for Christmas last year. He decided a stand mixer would result in me baking more cookies and he was right. I’ve been making One Cookies and Chewy Toffee Cookies. And I plan to start the holiday baking season in September with Gingersnaps Amped.
This little machine, my model is several years old now, lasts forever. I think I bought mine when Mr. 13 was five? I use the food processor to make pie crusts, pesto, salsa and sometimes salad dressing. Most importantly, I couldn’t make my most favorite dessert, Whole Lemon Bars, without it.
This was another gift, not from the hubs but from a friend. I had gotten a heart-shaped waffle iron as a wedding present and somehow misplaced it moving cross-country or cross-town. I was shopping for one and surfing the local swap and sell sites on Facebook for a waffle iron when my friend mentioned she had one packed away in storage that I could have. She is single and her only child has grown up and moved away so she doesn’t make a lot of breakfast.
My waffle iron is larger than the one shown. Mine makes four square Belgian waffles. I also have a spare set of plates that I could put in if I wanted to use the iron to make hot sandwiches. But I do that in the toaster oven or in my cast iron skillet so I’ve tucked the spare plates away.
Since getting this waffle iron earlier this year, we’ve saved a lot of money on prepared breakfast foods. Once in while Mr. 13 asks for a donut but most days, he eats eggs or two waffles. It’s been so long since I’d had my hands on a waffle iron, I’d forgotten how incredibly delicious homemade waffles are–especially the thick Belgian style. They are really filling too.
Tell me what kitchen appliances are most useful for you in your life. Leave a comment.