The Kitchen Implements meme

Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicise the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of, underline ones you haven’t got but want.

“I wonder how many

  • pasta machines,
  • breadmakers,
  • juicers,
  • blenders,
  • deep fat fryers,
  • egg boilers,
  • melon ballers,
  • sandwich makers, 
  • pastry brushes, 
  • cheese boards, 
  • cheese knives,
  • crepe makers,
  • electric woks,
  • miniature salad spinners,
  • griddle pans, 
  • jam funnels,
  • pie funnels,
  • meat thermometers,
  • filleting knives,
  • egg poachers,
  • cake stands,
  • garlic crushers,
  • 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 (bains marie),
  • sukiyaki stoves,
  • ice cream makers, 
  • fondue sets,
  • healthy-grills,
  • home smokers,
  • tempura sets,
  • tortilla presses,
  • electric whisks,
  • cherry stoners,
  • sugar thermometers,
  • food processors,
  • stand mixers,
  • mincers,
  • bacon presses,
  • bacon slicers,
  • mouli mills,
  • cake testers, 
  • pestles-and-mortars,
  • gratin dishes, 
  • apple corers,
  • mango stoners and
  • sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation’s cupboards.”

Kebab skewers and cake testers are interchangeable, and in an emergency they do for meat thermometers as well. I have a griddle pan but there’s also a griddle built into the oven top. The electric wok was bought specifically for doing hotpot soups, and works very well. I have a couple of moulis, but they’re the three-legged variety not the mills. I have no idea what an egg-boiler is, and why would you need a crepe maker? it’s called a frying pan …


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