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7/22/13 2:45 A

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My latest must have kitchen Gadget will be a Salad Spinner. I just got it this weekend along with, Mason Jar, food-saver hand held vacuum. I was so excited and posted picture on my blog today. (*^^*) Salad spinner will definetly make life easier. My wish list for gadget will be NutriBulet off cause. ^_^

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7/22/13 2:39 A

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WOOFGANG, Zojirushi rice cooker is a very good brand and rice cooker. I used to have it when was in Japan. It is high end but money worth spend. Good luck of finding best rice cooker for you.

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7/21/13 11:50 P

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REBEKKAD, a rice cooker is one of the gadgets I don't have, but have been looking into the Zojirushi brand recommended by Veronica Grace (lowfatveganchef) - wondering if you would mind telling us the brand/model you have? I'm trying to compare a few different types and thinking maybe I can get one that does beans, porridge/oats, and beans....

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7/21/13 10:29 P

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I love my rice cooker for cooking beans...it's a higher-end one that has a porridge setting, which is what I use to cook them. Makes it very easy to cook when I'm running out the door! Also have been loving the new Blendtec blender--I chose it because it has a much lower profile than the Vitamix (doesn't take up so much space--fits neatly under the counter)--has a great warranty (bought at Costco)--and so far we are very very happy with it. I bought a mandoline, but find that it's not worth the hassle most of the time to use it.

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7/21/13 7:54 P

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Thanks DS9KIE - I may try one of those gloves out on the mandolin (not mandarin LOL - typing too fast and hands got ahead of my brain I guess!)

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7/21/13 3:40 P

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WOOFGANG , that is why I never got one of those mandolin but I saw a while ago a glove or mitten that you wear and use the mandolin and your hand is not near the blade the glove is...I think it might have been at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

I have the Progressive Vegetable Chopper and it is great to use and you don't get hurt when chopping.

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7/21/13 12:43 P

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Oh definitely - I forget how reliant I am on these gadgets. I don't peel too often as I try to buy organic and use the skin (after thorough washing) but if I can't find organic, have to peel and I love the peeler. Steamer is great, and YES, the pressure cooker!

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7/21/13 12:38 P

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Only thing I could add besides my VitaMix is my electric pressure cooker. Makes soup so much faster than a slow cooker which helps with those leafy greens. emoticon

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Gee - looking at those lists I suddenly realized just how many 'gadgets' I have...

I'm quite thankful for a simple speed peeler - I use it for peeling apples, pears, carrots and such, very handy.

Other useful tools I have are the Nutribullet, food processor, coffee grinder, juicer, garlic press, citrus juicer, hand blender, juicer, a digital kitchen scale, toaster. I use all of them frequently.

What I missed on the lists is a steam basket for steaming vegetables. I have one, it's very useful. Vegetables taste better.

Since I read Piano Lady's account about freezing leafy greens I have a salad spinner on my wish list! I also am thinking about getting an electric kettle. BUT - where to put them! I only have a small kitchen!



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7/21/13 10:16 A

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I have been building up for years so I have a few that I don't want to do without.

Blendtec and VitaMix (I have both, love them both and use one or the other daily.)

Salad spinner, use daily (although now that I've watched some salad in a jar videos, hoping to move that daily to every 4 or 5 days!)

Food Processor - don't use daily, but love this and would not want to be without it.

Electric Citrus juicer - inexpensive and does take up space, but oh so handy.

Coffee grinder - use for flax seeds, and the like. Luckily my coffee maker has a built in grinder.

Electric tea kettle - daily for tea, but has plenty of other uses also.

Juicer - use this weekly in the fall through winter when making up juices for soups (carrot or beet, celery, and for wheat grass etc.)

Immersion blender for soups and sauces, but soups mainly.

Dehydrator - uses in spurts. Dog treats, chips,breads, spreads - love it.

Mandarin - love/hate relationship. I love the ease with which it slices different sizes etc. but I'm scared to death of it after getting a nasty cut a few years ago. I now have 3 as after the cut I bought one with a guard but it was cheap and didn't work properly so was really useless. Tried another, and still wasn't satisfied with the guard. Maybe I don't know how to use the guard properly. But still use it, just only use about half to 3/4 of the vegetable and the rest goes back in the fridge for some other use. Don't ever want to get close to that blade again!



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7/21/13 10:09 A

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Oh, there are so many good ones! My NutriBullet is one, and I don't know what I would do without my big steamer basket that I use to steam vegetables. And I should give mention to a simple berry colander - makes washing berries so easy.

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7/21/13 9:59 A

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Love my NutriBullet, and will never go again without one!

Also, my salad spinner... really helps.

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7/21/13 9:53 A

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I love my vitamix blender!!! I was second guessing how good it was until recently when I made a smoothie in someone else's blender and it was so inferior texture-wise...

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7/21/13 9:14 A

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Since we are cooking at home more, we must have lots kitchen gadgets don't we, and boy there sure are plently of them in the stores, SO which ones?

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