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sharin'Sharon 03-12-2016 12:48 AM

Originally Posted by purplefiend (Post 7491553)
I love cooking with my pressure cookers, they're useful tools. They're nothing to be afraid of as long as you follow the directions and use it properly.

A year ago for Christmas, we gave our grown four children's families a Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and they LOVE them. A month ago, we finally purchased one for ourselves. It is super...nothing to be scared of. We bought their cookers because of their busy lifestyles and short times to prepare meals which led them to picking up fast food all too often. With a brief steam build up time and 30 minutes they can have a complete tasty meat, potato & vegetable meal for a much less cost than eating out.

jmoore 03-12-2016 04:16 AM

I do a lot of cooking and own a kitchenware store... needless to say I have access to a lot of gadgets but I prefer to pay good money for a quality product (spatulas, mixers or otherwise) that are going to last me...

coopah 03-12-2016 04:24 AM

Originally Posted by NoraB (Post 7490128)
I have been gifted many cookbooks. Hmmmmmm....maybe there's a message in there somehow! Anyway, those take up so much room in my pantry and I don't think I've used half of them. I'm thinking of moving them somewhere else so I can put food in the pantry. Where do you all store your cookbooks?

Too funny! We used to buy my MIL cookbooks, but they never helped her much! She wanted to cook fancy and we wanted to eat plain. To answer, I store my cookbooks in a small kitchen cupboard. We got rid of most cookbooks during our last move. If I want a recipe now, I check out the Internet. Times sure have changed!

Jean in Ohio13452 03-12-2016 05:05 AM

My son got us a hot Chocolate maker that is supposed to make it frothy ? ? ? I think we have used it 2 times in the last 8 years... its gotta go, and so is the Quesadilla maker, it doesn't allow much room for the thickness of every thing we want to put in... so its going too, I use my Black Iron Skillet more. One I do use is the Smoothie maker because we don't have a Good Blender.. and my favorite is the mini chopper I use only for nuts...

My time 03-12-2016 08:10 PM

I agree with the shreader attachment for our kitchen aid. I never use it. Use everything else we own. I will never buy another, but I bought a spritzer bottle, that you put your own oil in. Well it clogged up after a couple months. So I bought another more expensive model, and the same thing happened. I volunteer at our local thrift store. The most usless items we get on a regular basis are, electric vegetable streamers, the slap chop, sandwich presses, single expresso makers, and egg cookers. We can't even sell them, nobody wants them. We used to give our retired parents delicious food hampers. We filled it with items we knew they liked. Jam, pickles, mustards, canned fish, crackers, cheeses etc. The loved it.

Luv Quilts and Cats 03-13-2016 07:36 AM

I never used the nice Cuisinart food processor I bought. I found it easier and faster to just cut things with a knife. And no machine to clean up. I also bought a 6 quart Nescoe cooker years ago, have not used it once. Still have it though. One thing I bought and did not like was an electric stir fry pan. Never worked right. I do have a Keurig coffee maker though, and would not give it up for the world. It has made me somewhat of a coffee snob. LOL! I bought the little cup thing that you can put your own coffee in. The coffee comes out thick and tastes like mud. So I only use the K cups now. When on the road I bring my coffee with me or get it at a coffee place.

MargeD 03-13-2016 03:49 PM

I've been guilty of the same thing, although my DH is the one who used to buy all the various gadgets that came on the market; thankfully, because of very little room and very little money, that has stopped.

Bren 03-14-2016 06:06 AM

I LOVE cookbooks and really have a problem getting rid of any of them. I have the complete set of Southern Living annual cookbooks going back to 1979 and use them a lot. I also buy regional cookbooks when we travel, and I simply can't resist church and guild cookbooks. I counted one time and had close to 200 before I managed to donate a few to our church rummage sale! I really enjoy cooking, but don't buy or use a lot of gadgets.

romanojg 03-14-2016 07:08 AM

What drives me crazier is now that my daughter is living with me again, I can't find anything. I've always like everything in its own cabinet/drawer. The plastic ware gets its lids put on before going into cabinet, I hate looking for them. She was raised like this, and at her home, she keeps things organized but not at mine. Our heads are getting ready to butt, really hard.

Cari-in-Oly 03-23-2016 02:27 PM

I used to have or want every gadget out there, but as I've grown older I've downsized considerably. The two kitchen gadgets I could not live without are my Salad Shooter and my Veg O Matic. I also have a George Foreman grill but did you know a waffle iron works just as well? Hehe a chicken breast looks odd when you take it out but tastes just as good!


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