Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Kitchen Cupboard Meme
alton
kelliem
As seen at [personal profile] silme : Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don't use, strike through the ones you had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers (just the manual kind), blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers (though I usually chop garlic by hand), martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers, sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers (I only recently got the ice-cream maker and haven't had a chance to use it yet), fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors,bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.

I do a lot of cooking and baking, but I seem to have absorbed Alton Brown's philosophy that "UNITASKERS=BAD!" so I don't have a lot of specialized kitchen items. Plus my kitchen is woefully lacking in storage space so even if I wanted a bunch of specialized kitchen items I wouldn't have anywhere to put them. If I ever won the lottery (unlikely, as that would mean I had to actually buy lottery tickets) I would have a house built with a kitchen designed to MY specifications, which would include a pantry of TARDIS-like proportions! 

You can also view this post on http://kelliem.dreamwidth.org/235904.html
Tags: ,

  • 1
Yes, multi-taskers = good. For example, we don't have a coffee grinder, although luis_mw likes to start with beans. We have a little grinder that came with the food processor that works in the same manner and also grinds/chops up nuts, spices etc. :)

::nod:: I use my old blade-style coffee grinder for spices now- I stopped using it for coffee because after making curry masala in it a few times I couldn't get it completely clean and I'm not all that fond of curry-flavored coffee, but fortunately my brother gave me a new burr grinder for coffee. :D

I started doing this and then realized that I didn't know what most of those were...

I guess I might have more of a chance with a French list, but not much more ;-/

yeah, I don't cook. So?
I have a micro-wave...

Heh. Yeah, I do think this list is definitely geared toward American audiences.

I seem to have absorbed Alton Brown's philosophy that "UNITASKERS=BAD!" so I don't have a lot of specialized kitchen items. Plus my kitchen is woefully lacking in storage space so even if I wanted a bunch of specialized kitchen items I wouldn't have anywhere to put them. If I ever won the lottery (unlikely, as that would mean I had to actually buy lottery tickets) I would have a house built with a kitchen designed to MY specifications, which would include a pantry of TARDIS-like proportions!

A gal after my own heart - YES, I'd give my left tit for an infinite space pantry. And more counter space - LOTS more counter space. And cabinets.

Yeah, I have one of those 80's open to the family room planned small kitchens in my too small (but almost paid off!) house, and have had to be ultra creative WRT storage and appliances. Plus, I've gotten rid of a LOT of unitasker stuff over the last couple of years. A LOT. I'm lean, mean, and paired down to the bone in this kitchen now. So I can relate. ;D

Love the Alton icon.

Oh, and to answer an old post of yours I caught a while ago and never went back to comment to, count me in as a Copper fan. :)

Edited at 2012-09-27 11:53 am (UTC)

  • 1
?

Log in

No account? Create an account