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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't cook much pizza in the summer, but lately I've been craving it. It's one of the few things this bachelor likes to put effort into cooking, right from making my own dough. Check out this pizza gadget though:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...30130612702498

I never buy stuff like that, but if I had some money to burn I think I would be tempted to try it. Maybe I could find a consumer review on it. So, what's the best kitchen gadget that you actually use? I have a handheld electric mixer and I use it a lot. What was the worst novelty appliance you had? What was the most disappointing?
post #2 of 24
I only order or buy pizza
post #3 of 24
Does it work like advertised? Pizza sounds good about now. How is the cleanup?
post #4 of 24
Naturally, I cannot survive without a coffee maker. Other than that, the best-working kitchen gadget is our Popeil's Showtime rotisserie. Bill bought that thing, before he met me and never used it. We cook turkey breasts, chicken and Cornish game hens in it and they turnout perfectly. The meat is done and the skin is nice and crispy.

My most recent "mistake" was Black & Decker's Gizmo cordless can opener. It barely lasted two months before it croaked.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
It's so funny how people buy those things and then never use them. It's cool that you put it to use though. I've often wondered if that rotisserie was any good. I know some good ways to prepare the most tender baby back ribs, so by the things you've tried it sounds like that rotisserie is perfect for slow basting them. It's not always handy basting them on the BBQ.

Too bad about the cordless can opener. I always thought Black & Decker made quality stuff. An old friend of mine had parents who used to buy a lot of stuff they saw on TV. They never used the excercise equipment, (like the Abdominizer ) but they had this weird windy convection cooker thing that blew hot air inside the enclosed part where you put the food. I saw that get used once. This thread could get interesting. Does anyone else have stories?
post #6 of 24
Hey.. That's Cool! I like pizza not home made brought , For 2 years my family owned Rodgers Pizza down here and it did really well , ( rodger was the guy we brought it off..lol), it had the yummiest pizza and it was all 'homemade' no other pizza tastest the same .. oh i miss roggies.......
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
That must have been so cool to have a pizza restaurant in the family. -full access to a REAL pizza oven.
post #8 of 24
LOL Yeah it was really cool, we owned a flat above it as well as our house so if we got tired we could just crash up stairs or I would have mates over and we would make ourselves a pizza AND fish and chips and then go upstairs and play the PS

The Life!
post #9 of 24
I love my food processor. I resisted for many years, preferring to do everything by hand, but once I got one, I have used it for everything.

My newest favourite appliance is my George Foreman grill. It cooks meat perfectly! And being a single person, the small grill is just big enough for me, a burger, a pork chop, a steak, a couple of lamb chops. And in the summer, its fabulour, because it throws off really minimal heat.
post #10 of 24
I recently bought a Pasta Pot, with holes in the locking lid, for draining. It works very well. The package included a small pot and a pasta tool.

My dad is happy with the Handy Stitch, that I gave him for Christmas. As soon as my Singer electric scissors arrive, I'll render an opinion. They were a good deal - two pairs for $19.95. I've been using Singer sewing machines, for years and trust the brand. My dad will get the spare pair.
post #11 of 24
My most used is probably my george forman grill. A couple months ago I got the GF rotesserie. We love to cook a pork loin on it. So tender and juicy.

I got a froth au lait for X-mas this is a froth au lait and I've never used it

that pizza cooker looks interesting!
post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by katl8e
Naturally, I cannot survive without a coffee maker. Other than that, the best-working kitchen gadget is our Popeil's Showtime rotisserie. Bill bought that thing, before he met me and never used it. We cook turkey breasts, chicken and Cornish game hens in it and they turnout perfectly. The meat is done and the skin is nice and crispy.

My most recent "mistake" was Black & Decker's Gizmo cordless can opener. It barely lasted two months before it croaked.
I always wondered how that roisserie was! Maybe I'll have to get me one!
post #13 of 24
That looks cool!!! I love Oxo kitchen tools, they seem to be ergonimically designed for people who had hand injuries or arthritis. I don't recall gadgets, we did buy a product off QVC that was awful, it was like a salad spinner but it was made to tenderise meat with your spices, didn't do a freaking thing, anyway, that was the last. We have Linen N' Things that sells products you see on t.v, we bought one for cutting fries, etc, it actually worked!
post #14 of 24
Bill has Popeil's food dehydrator, too. He makes really good beef jerky. Left to myself, I'd just buy the stuff at the store.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ahhh... the George Foreman Grill. That actually does look convenient and fast. I could see myself using it. I'd like a french fry cutter too. -fast, and would cut the fries the same size. You can roast them like that in the oven with a lot less fat as well. Of course, the way they make deep fryers now makes me want to buy one. It would be perfect for wings, which I also love. It's much harder to get crispy wings in the oven. Roasted fries don't get very crispy either, but I'm kind of weird. When using red potatoes, I like my fries a bit soggy, except for MacDonalds fries.

Now that I think of it, I have one of those counter-top electric BBQ type grills. I used to use it every day, but not so much anymore. I got my money's worth out of it though. I guess some of these things really do get used. I bought a slow cooker for a friend's wedding and it turned out to be their favourite gift. I wish I had one. I love making beef stew in the winter. -cool things to put on the Christmas list. (My family always complains at Christmas because I have nothing on my list.)
post #16 of 24
The best was my juicer, I completely wore it out--the worst were the iced tea machines.

I've liked my bread maker and ice cream machines too.
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
It sounds like you made the most of the juicer. I saw an ice tea maker when I was browsing yesterday, but never looked twice at it. How can I forget bread makers. I bought one for my mom one year. Ice cream makers are really cool too. One of my sisters has a good one. Too bad she lives so far away. Now these things are really coming to mind. My uncle also has a food dehydrator and he makes the best beef jerky. It's so popular that he regularly makes big batches and takes orders from relatives. He charges money, but it basically covers the cost and pays a bit for him to keep. His orders are always sold out. He used to make jerky in the oven, but the dehydrator makes it easier and much less time consuming.
post #18 of 24
Everyone in my family owns a George Foreman grill and we all love it. It's not good for me and my hubby though because it isn't big enough. I want to get the great big one, but it's over $100.

Crockpots are wonderful! My Mom makes a killer chalupa (type of green chile), I can make wonderful spaghetti sauce, and you can make so many things in it!

I need to buy another juicer though. I really loved that machine.

Oh, I also have a rug steam cleaner. It's not a kitchen gadget but we love it!

Oh, and hubby got me a new microwave with true one touch cooking.
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I saw the big grill the last time I was at Canadian Tire (hardware and houseware store). It looks like it could handle a crowd. I love spaghetti sauce... mmmmm. Having a steam cleaner has got to be so handy. I remember renting one once when I lived with carpeted flooring. It's scary how dirty carpets get, even when they look clean. I guess a cool non-kitchen gadget I have is my Soloflex. I love it. It's easy to use and I don't need a spotter. I still use free weights as well, but I can do a lot without needing to go to a gym.
post #20 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by katl8e
Bill has Popeil's food dehydrator, too. He makes really good beef jerky. Left to myself, I'd just buy the stuff at the store.
Maybe I'm living 3rd world, but what's Beef Jerky?
post #21 of 24
Oh, Sam. You are missing something really great if you eat meat.

Beef jerky was used by the pioneers because meat couldn't keep crossing the prairies. It's a type of dried beef with a lot of seasoning and salt and it's cut fairly thick (dries to about 1/4 cm in thickness). It's tough, but delicious for meat eaters.
post #22 of 24
I inherited a George Forman grill and have never used it, gotta try it out I guess.

The pasta pot and the chopper are my two current favorite gadgets. I recently got a crock pot and have used it quite a bit
post #23 of 24
I've got one of those hand chopper that you put over the food and punch the top several times and it chops up the food. I use it a ton!
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
Yeah, those choppers are cool. They make pretty short work of an onion without making you cry.
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