St. Patrick's Baking

Friday, June 26, 2009

Which Gadget for Which Task?

With all the kitchen gadgets out there, I sometimes wonder, am I using this right? There seems to be a million different tools for the same job. For example:

Stand Mixer : This is my favorite tool in the kitchen! I make all my batters and frosting in this thing. I couldn't be a competitive baker without it. It's got all kinds of great attachments too. The one I want the most is the pasta maker but not for roll out fondant:-) Hee, hee, hee.

Hand-mixer: This is not one that I get out very much. The only time I use it is when my Stand Mixer is already being used or if I don't want to lug the big thing out.

Food Processor : I use this one even less. I know that you can make chutneys and sauces and things like that but I find that the only thing I do is make bread crumbs or chop a bunch of nuts up. Oh, and I make my pesto in there too! I can't believe I haven't posted this recipe yet! I will on Monday so come back for that!!

Blender : For me, this baby is only for drinks (i.e. smoothies, Margaritas, etc.). I know you can make salad dressing and stuff like that in them to but I generally just whip those up by hand.

So, what about you? What do you use your kitchen appliances for?


The Blonde Duck said...

I need a hand mixer and a big processor. Ours is little!

Amy said...

I guess I am boring. I do just use the hand mixer, blender, I have a bullet though.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I use the handmixer quite a bit. That is... when I cook.

I don't have a food processor. I want one though.

Kat said...

I don't have a hand mixer. And the stand mixer stays in the cabinet a lot because I don't do much baking.

I only use our blender for drinks, too.

And the food processor? We have the mac daddy one...but I just don't use it. I hate clutter on my counters, so it's packed away. If I got over that and left it out, it would probably get used more. I do have one of those mini processors...and that I use more often.

Alicia said...

Um...let's see...I use the hand mixer when making cakes or cupcakes, and that's pretty much it! sad!

Muthering Heights said...

I use my stand mixer for just about everything...even mixing meatloaf, because I hate to touch meat! LOL!

Melissa B. said... sure have a lot of gizmos! I don't think my kitchen is big enough to hold all this, but, then again, I'm not a professional. BTW, please don't forget to visit my Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. Your sense of humor will fit right in!

Chef Phil and Malinda said...

Our back yard brick oven. Could not live without it. On winter and fall holidays its so nice to have the oven going outside not over heating the house. During the summer it brings family and friends togeter for everything from Pizza parties to Pig roasts!!

mommytoalot said...

I guess I'm behind in times, because I don't know what a stand mixer is...

Unless its what we call the beater..??
We hardly ever use our blender..
My son uses our Magic bullet daily to make his protien shakes.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Well, since I'm a baker at heart, my stand mixer wins hands down.

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