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Favorite small kitchen tools


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8 hours ago, Maison Rustique said:

I have faithfully used one of these flat rubber jar openers for decades. Not just jars but anything I can't get a good grip on.

 

This particular one is probably at least 20 years old?

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I have the exact same gripper, purchased a couple of months ago, it has good thickness to it.

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I use these for everything. Have sets in multiple colours from Thermoworks.

 

Edited to add specifications. These are small devices.

  • Dishwasher Safe!
  • Designed and built for commercial kitchens
  • Rated to 600°F
  • Mini-Spatula: Stir, fold, scrape or flip foods
  • Mini-Spoonula: Stir, Spread & Serve
  • Won't fade or discolor
  • 8" length
  • Designed in Utah by ThermoWorks

 

BPA-Free Stain Resistant Silicone

Rated to 600°F
Mini Spatula Head: 2 1/4 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide
Mini Spoonula Head: 2 1/4 in. long x 1 3/4 in. wide

 

Edited to add: Thermoworks has 20% off sale right now.

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, TdeV said:

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I use these for everything. Have sets in multiple colours from Thermoworks.

 

Edited to add: Thermoworks has 20% off sale right now.

 

 

 

Big silicone spatula fan too. For years I had Rubbermaid spatulas, going back to my wedding shower in 1998. Once I discovered silicone, I've never gone back.

 

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Yesterday I received delivery of ten Di Oro silicone spatulas.  Too soon to state Di Oro are my favorites but they seem well made.  Besides, they are red.

 

I was fond of my irreplaceable iSi silicone spatula until I juiced it.  As much as I wanted to love GIR spatulas, their products don't quite do it for me.  I passed on the Thermoworks spatulas, but their current sale did me in for close to $400 of other stuff.

 

 

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20 hours ago, TdeV said:

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I use these for everything. Have sets in multiple colours from Thermoworks.

 

Edited to add specifications. These are small devices.

  • Dishwasher Safe!
  • Designed and built for commercial kitchens
  • Rated to 600°F
  • Mini-Spatula: Stir, fold, scrape or flip foods
  • Mini-Spoonula: Stir, Spread & Serve
  • Won't fade or discolor
  • 8" length
  • Designed in Utah by ThermoWorks

 

BPA-Free Stain Resistant Silicone

Rated to 600°F
Mini Spatula Head: 2 1/4 in. long x 1 1/2 in. wide
Mini Spoonula Head: 2 1/4 in. long x 1 3/4 in. wide

 

Edited to add: Thermoworks has 20% off sale right now.

 

 

 

I have these too and love them - I don't use the spoonula often, but I love the spatula.  It came with a thermopop I bought.  I can attest to the stain resistance, even when using with things with turmeric, maybe the worst stainer there is, and not washing for a couple hours, it comes out fine.

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On 8/8/2023 at 11:42 AM, lindag said:

This is one that surprised me.

And this is what convinced me:

"This brush aced every category with ease: No stain could withstand its stiff bristles, it rinsed clean with minimal effort thanks to its well-spaced bristle clusters, its silicone-coated handle was comfortable to grip, and its handle curved optimally to give it good leverage for scrubbing. It also had a strip of ultrastiff bristles on the back of its head meant for the toughest messes that beat out every scraper in the lineup. Though its handle was a touch long for some testers, this brush easily outperformed its competition."  Teste results from America'sTestKitchen.com

 

It lived up to every claim and I use it every day.

O'Cedar kitchen brush

 

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Have you tried the Redecker German brand? Natural bristles set into wooden handles.  I use their "bottle brush, and will never willingly use anything else.

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29 minutes ago, Laurentius said:

Have you tried the Redecker German brand? Natural bristles set into wooden handles.  I use their "bottle brush, and will never willingly use anything else.

wooden?   Just no.,

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@Laurentius 

 

I had hot heard of this company.

 

thank you for the introduction .

 

Im now not going to get any sleep until I al least find out more on the 

 

https://www.redecker.de/en/theme-worlds/seasonal-products-autumn/mushroom-knife-758095

 

mushroom knife 

 

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any idea can this be ordered USA ?  does it cost an arm and a leg 

 

or just the leg ?

 

I have the impression that a birthday is comming up 

 

I could not navigate to a purchase page  , in english  for USA delivery .

 

Ill now keep my eye out for mushrooms on sale .  brown buttons .  best I can do

 

after procuring just the right tool .

 

so thank you .   

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well I lasted for just over an hour .

 

the mushroom brush is on its way 

 

along w those funnels mentioned a few posts ago .

 

didn't know there were so many brushes these days.

 

after all , I have a keyboard , but its be a better keyboard if it had its own

 

keyboard brush :

 

Redecker Goat Hair/Natural Pig Bristle Laptop Brush with Oiled Beechwood Handle, 3-Inches (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)

 

wow

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I don't see the need for a mushroom brush unless you're foraging and want to knock some of the dirt off at the source. And if that's what I was doing, I'd get the Opinel folding mushroom knife.

 

Otherwise, just wash your mushrooms like a person and then send them through a salad spinner (another favorite small kitchen tool).

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Probably my most used small tool in the kitchen is a small pair of office scissors. Useful for all manner of tasks from opening packets to cutting up herbs. Dirt cheap from stationery supply stores, so it doesn't hurt when they accidentally get lost in the trash or disappear into thin air, as has happened more than once.

 

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58 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

disappear into thin air, as has happened more than once.

I seem to have the same problem so I buy mine in multiples.

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I think the fairies swoop in at night and steal them because it wasn't 6 months ago that I had five of them. I have to have scissors in Costa Rica. Everything here comes in a plastic bag. Sugar, salt, sour cream, milk, you name it, it comes in a plastic bag. If I didn't have my little scissors I would have to knaw my way through a ton of plastic just to fix one meal. But, they are environmentally conscious here, no more plastic grocery bags.

After that, these would be my most important small kitchen tools.

Spatulas. Yes, one of them is broken but it was my favorite one and it still works, sort of.

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My microplanes.

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Thermometers and scale.

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After that would be my multi-timer app on my telephone. No photo because it's kind of hard to take a picture of my phone with my phone.

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