Meme on cooking utensils
Via starlady38, a very kitchen-y meme:
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 have had but got rid of.
I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic presses, margarita 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, food processors, ice cream makers, takoyaki makers, and fondue sets languish dustily at the back of the nation’s cupboards.
I use my garlic press all the time, mainly because I love to put garlic in everything. Also, if the vampire apocalypse ever comes to pass, I’ll be well prepared. I also had to google most of these, because I didn’t know they existed (cookie presses? sandwich makers? Wow), and wasn’t altogether sure of some things: for instance, our pressure cooker doubles as a steam cooker thanks to a handy basket, and we have a raclette set but no fondue set (I’m assuming a lot of these are typically
American British equipment)
It goes without saying that our rice cooker sees heavy use :p
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Alter S. Reiss
This is one of the few times that I saw the genesis of a meme; it came from http://oursin.dreamwidth.org/1738370.html . So, while some of the stuff might be typically American, typically British seems more likely.
Ah, OK. Will amend, thanks!
Heh. Just noticed this one.
pasta machine – had one in UK, didn’t work well, got rid.
breadmakers – used one in UK for about 3 years before Robin stopped eating bread
juicers – never had one
blenders – use regularly
deep fat fryers – had one in UK, used very rarely (needed better ventilation than our kitchen had!)
egg boilers – not familiar with this. We boil eggs in something called a “saucepan”, not sure it’ll catch on
melon ballers – not sure if we have one, don’t think so
sandwich makers – um, again, whu? does this mean a sandwich toaster (which we don;t have)? because I make sandwiches most days. By hand. There’s a machine?!?
pastry brushes – use basting brushes for grill marinades. Not pastry brushes (don’t do pastry)
cheese knives – have, use sometimes
electric woks – nope. Use a stovetop wok
miniature salad spinners – have a salad spinner, used regularly. Would not describe it as miniature.
griddle pans – use frequently
jam funnels – never heard of one
meat thermometers – have two, use regularly though both have been flaky recently
filleting knives – not sure if we have specific filleting knives. don’t fillet things, so suspect not.
egg poachers – no
cake stands – no
garlic presses – yes, used to use all the time, now tend to use big jars of pre-minced garlic as we get through so much of the stuff!
margarita glasses – have them, never use them
tea strainers – used occasinoally but mostly use bagged tea
bamboo steamers – nope
pizza stones – had one in UK, used frequently, again in days before Robin stopped eating flour-based products
coffee grinders – used daily
milk frothers – no
piping bags – no
banana stands – no
fluted pastry wheels – no
tagine dishes – yes, used occasionally
conical strainers – yes, used regularly
rice cookers – no, use saucepans
steam cookers – no
pressure cookers – used to have one in UK, used occasionally
slow cookers – yes, used regularly
spaetzle makers – no
cookie presses – no
gravy strainers – no
double boilers (bains marie) – no
sukiyaki stoves – no
food processors – not as such (lots of grinders and mixers, though)
ice cream makers – had one in UK, used occasionally
takoyaki makers – no idea what one of those is I’m afraid
fondue sets – think we have one, certainly used to, but don’t use it
We cook at least 95% of main meals from scratch, but there are big sections misssing from our repertoire because of the no sugar/no flour thing (basically anything dessert-related or bread-related or jam-related has no purpose in our kitchen)
Wow, you seem to have tried quite a few of those. I’m in awe.
(a sandwich maker is a sort of heated press that you use to make croque monsieurs, for instance. We have one at home, but I had to google it to understand what they meant
I think they meant the miniature kind of salad spinner, otherwise I’d have marked it since we own a rather large one-not sure what you do with a miniature one since salads pointedly come in, well, large sizes…).