what piece of kitchen equipment could you not live without ?

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  1. natasha1974

    natasha1974 Silver Member

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    I bought a food processor last month and i dont know how i ever managed without one. I can now make vege scotch eggs , homemade coleslaw, crab cakes, falafels and so much more :D
     
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    My wok!

    I LOVE it as Im a major fan of stirfrys anyway! x
     
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    Essentials
    Good set of knives and a chopping board
    Scales and measuring spoons
    Microwave rice cooker
    Food flask

    Good to have
    Slow cooker
    George Foreman grill
    Stick blender
     
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    ooooooooooooo a microwave rice cooker where would i find one off them :D
     
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    My steamer - am on my 2nd one now and couldnt be without it.

    I think I could do with a food processer though. Any recommendations for one thats decent but not too pricey?
     
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    My cooker.. i dont no how they cooked dinners in the olden days
    ;)
     
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    ginlin Better to Drink your Syns

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    Definately agree with my cooker which has a multifunction oven and induction hob, which I love.

    But after that:
    Good knives
    Mortar & pestle
     
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    Essential: Hob. Pans. Knives and chopping board. Deep baking tray and fish slice. Tin foil. Bowl. Grater. Lemon squeezer.

    Desirable: mini whizzer, pestle & mortar, steaming pans.
     
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    The hot plate on my ovens hob. Love it to cook sw burgers, corn on the cob, toasties etc, love it.
     
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    ebay :) they do a fab one for around £7 with a red lid. Only issue is its only enough rice for 2-4 people and I need a larger one. I have a larger one that I've had for over 10 years same make but they no longer seem to make that size.


    So my list

    Microwave rice cooker
    George Foreman

    (my caffetiere (sp) for my sanity :8855: )
     
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    Another one: measuring spoons!
     
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    i got the food processor from tescos £30 and it does the job will try and hunt down the rice cooker on ebay then thankyou x
    and i won some measuring spoons at our clubs raffle very useful :D
     
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    my Dishwasher!!!! its a dream come true!
     
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    Kettle, when all else fails have a brew!
    Knives and colour coded chopping boards.

    My huge stock pots
     
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    My ken wood food processor ,Mr treated me last Oct,I'd only grated cheese in it until I started SW,now I use it daily,I'm going to try scotch eggs next week x
     
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    Best thing I've had for 20 odd years for cooking rice is a Tupperware multi server ( I thunk it's called that) there's always lots on eBay. It's a square cream box with coloured lid,with a like square colander inside. You boil your rice on the hob in a pan for 8 mins ish,just so it's not hard, then Ypu tip the pan of rice and boiling water into the multi server,and pop lid on quick. It drains the water down through colander, and steams the rice to fluff. Everyone who's ever had my rice comments. It does lots of other things too not just rice. X
     
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    I got mine from Lakeland
     
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    What do these rice cookers actually do then? Sorry if that sounds dumb but my rice takes 8 min in a pan anyway, does it whizz it about or do something super yum to it?
     
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    I couldn't name just the one gadget, but life would be pretty rubbish without Lakeland:D

    Coffee maker or Actifry is my other answer
     
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    It steams the rice - it turns out perfect every time and is easier to clean than if doing it in a pot

    You can also use it to steam other foods like veggies in the microwave

    And I use the bowl for rice pudding, pasta and sauce, risotto and other dishes I cook in the microwave
     
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