Favorite Kitchen Utensil

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    What item are you drawn to when it comes to cooking. I know it will change depending on what you are cooking but what almost gives you comfort when your cooking?

    For me it was my grandma's cast iron skillet. The first thing I asked for when she past away. Years of loving use and seasoned to perfection. :smile: Sadly it got broken in one of my moves so I had to start over. The one I currently have has been in use for about 10 years.
     
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    My mums old electric Sunbeam frying pan. Have made some bloody good stuff with it, plus every time I use it I remember my mum using it. Good memories.
     
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    The one piece I use most is my red 7.5 qt. Le Creuset Dutch oven. I use it most to make large batches of chili or soup and then freeze most for later.

    It's my weekend "recreational" cooking go-to.
     
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    It's really hard to pick just one but I would have to say my KitchenAid stand mixer. With special mention given to ginger grater and japanese grind bowl.
     
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    Cleaver and wok tied for first place.
     
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    My Global knives.

    Better than a draw full of gadgets and I just adore the way they hold an edge.
     
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    Wok, n chopsticks, fr cooking with
     
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    My mom's slow cooker - she got it as a wedding present in 1961 and it still works great. She's been gone since 1977, but everytime I use that 'crock pot' I get to remember her.
     
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    My cast-iron Dutch oven.
     
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    big wok and pestle and mortar.
     
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    Big Global fan here...!
     
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    Well they are not mine but my mother promised me that she would buy me my own once I move out.

    my aunt bought her Mauviel Cookware for her wedding back in 1981.
     
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    How do you break a cast-iron skillet? :confused:

    I don't cook.
     
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    Cast Iron SKillet in case of a zombie apocalypse :cool:
     
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    I seriously <3 my hand beaten flat bottomed wok, bamboo steaming trays, and my rice steamer. I'd <3 my Kitchenaid Standing mixer if I had one, lol.

    I have a certain fondness for a wooden spoon too, because a past Ma'am used it to punish my ass and at a later point I used it to beat someone else (bdsm beating, mind). But of course I never used that one for cooking..
     
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    My rolling pin because my Sir bought it for me and it's the sexiest rolling pin ever.

    It's functional too :tongue:
     
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    My rolling pin is tops in my kitchen also. Mine is well seasond and can be measured against a roll of paper towels.
     

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    Cast iron is brittle, and can be broken by dropping it, or heating and cooling to rapidly. I've broken a couple by heating them red-hot on my jet burner. :frown1: It's the price you pay for the best blackened redfish anywhere.

    Jet burner should be reserved for steel pots. :redface:
     
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    Ooh! Rolling pin! My kids got me a gurt big Vic Firth rolling pin for Christmas! It makes my biscuits so much better!
     
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