Behind The Butter

Fancy a Microplane?

Hello!

I’m a little late posting today because I was playing the good girlfriend card and caring for Almanzo while he battled movie theater hot dog induced food poisoning. I don’t really want to get into it.

Instead, let’s have a giveaway, shall we?

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It just so happens I have an extra Microplane (it’s never been used–I promise!) and sexy whispers of cheese are meant to be shared. If you’d like a chance to win this wondrous kitchen gadget, just leave a comment on this post telling me what YOUR favorite kitchen tool is and I’ll pick a random winner this evening and mail it right out to you tomorrow.
….I’ll be right back!

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  • Rachel
    August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    My food processor. I am lazy and terrible at chopping. This thing makes my life worth living.

  • Casey
    August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Great giveaway!! My fave kitchen gadget is definitely my electric wine bottle opener. Let’s be honest, I use it more than anything else. πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my big red non-stick pan – It’s my go-to for almost everything. I think I need to updgrade/add a cast iron this year though – I need to be able to stick that baby in the oven! I also went Veg a few weeks ago and I really want a rice cooker/steamer. It’s on my Christmas list (I plan ahead!). Would love to have a microplane! Thanks!

  • Lina@GreenLivingNY
    August 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    My magic bullet blender! πŸ™‚

  • Megan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I live for my iron skillet. Frittata Fridays!

  • Renee
    August 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    have to say my favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my garlic press:) my friend gave it to me b/c she had an extra and now I find every excuse to use it because it is so cute and fun!

  • lisa
    August 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    hmmm I would say my new zester I just got for my bday. Its my new toy πŸ™‚

  • Lina@GreenLivingNY
    August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    and yes, my garlic press too!! πŸ™‚

  • Hilary
    August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    My favourite kitchen tool is my Peugeot pepper mill. Even the easiest meals seem fancy with fresh ground pepper on top!

  • Bayley
    August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Mexican lime squeezer, hands down.

  • Jenny D.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    My food processor is amazing to me! I can’t get enough of it! From making veggie burgers to chopping tons of veggies all at once for a soup, I could (and often do) use it every day πŸ™‚

  • Nicole
    August 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. She is plum color and so I named her Sugar Plum Fairy. I even made her a tutu and wings . . . I know a bit silly!

  • Jennifer
    August 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Currently, my crock pot! I’ve made all sorts of delicious meals in minutes which is great since I work >80 hours a week! Red beans and rice with turkey keilbasa is in right now πŸ™‚

  • Sara
    August 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Definitely my calphalon pans… so nice!

  • Allison
    August 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    My favorite tool is my nice, sharp knife!

  • Kristan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I love my red spatula. I can get every bit of food out of a bowl. Yummy! Also I love that it is red and doesn’t stain and melt!!!

  • Jen H
    August 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I’ll go with my food processor- huge time saver!

  • Kasee
    August 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is a good vegetable knife, needs to be solid and sharp!

  • Pam
    August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool that gets used practically everyday, twice a day would have to be my hand-me-down, 30 year old blender. She’s an antique but she is built solid and my life would not be complete without her! πŸ™‚

  • Stacey
    August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    My Vegetable Palm Peeler, it rocks! So simple, but so fab!

  • bonnie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I must say that my favourite (or at least one of my favourite) kitchen gadgets is my “Corn Stripper”…I literally have NO counterspace in my tiny NY apt, so this tool make dekernal-ing corn much simpler, faster and cleaner!

  • Debbie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    It’s a toss up between my blender and my mini food processor….I love them both equally:) What a great giveaway!!!!

  • Jackie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    It’s my Pampered Chef version of the slap chop! I can slap all my troubles away, and mince up itty bitty garlic cloves in a snap!

  • karen
    August 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    My pampered chef rubber spatula!! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Cari @ Miles for Markets
    August 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I don’t have a ton of kitchen stuff yet, so right now I’d say my magic bullet is my favorite! It makes delicious smoothies and that’s just about all I need in these hot summer months πŸ™‚

  • mallory
    August 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    probably my vita mix! i use it now in place of a food processor and it does an amazing job on everything from homemade nut butters to smoothies to chopped carrots! sooo versatile.

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my large Asian knife. It makes the prep time so much faster and more enjoyable.

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I definitely love my food processor. It makes some great hummus, white bean dip, pesto, and banana soft-serve! Mmmm.

  • Jessica Hanna
    August 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    My Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer! I am obsessed with it!

  • Becky Runner
    August 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Does a good sharp knife count? I like to keep it simple, but I also very much love my rice cooker because it has pretty much eliminated burnt, watery, undercooked rice from my diet (yes, I have managed to burn AND undercook rice at.the.same.time)!

  • Megan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I like my mandolin!

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    my coffee maker. without it, I wouldn’t function enough to use the rest of them!

  • Kate T
    August 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    it sounds weird, but my favorite tool is the pair of stainless steel tongs we have. I just like picking up everything I’m cooking with them! I kinda feel like I have a lobster claw… And recently, the pair of rubber tongs to use on the non-stick pan:)

  • Samantha
    August 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I love my kitchen aid stand mixer! I was actually in a beauty pageant and during the question portion I was asked the question “If you could save one thing from your burning house what would it be?”, and I answered my mixer. Now THAT’S love.

  • Jaclyn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    My kitcheaid mixer- it makes some fabulous chocolate chip cookies

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I think my favorite kitchen tool would have to be my wine opener πŸ™‚

  • Ruth Anne
    August 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    My fave kitchen gadget is my KitchenAid Mixer. Love that thing.

    I’d use the microplane for cheese… and chocolate. πŸ˜€

  • Britt
    August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I have three food processors and I use them all very frequently. Obsessed much?

  • Neha
    August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Definitely my garlic press. I can have yummy garlic without getting my hands all smelly.

  • Liz
    August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    My fave kitchen item is definitely my food processor! I have a new addiction with banana soft serve!

  • Wendy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I am currently obsessed with my kitchenaid mixer! I just got braces (yeah, I’m a grown-up!) and all I can manage to eat are smoothies, so this thing is saving my life. I’d love to have a microplane – great giveaway…thanks!

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I would battle anyone who would want to take my crock pot away from me, he’s my best friend!

    Working full time and going to university part time, it has saved my life more than once

  • Ruth Anne
    August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Dude, I didn’t realize I’d be so unoriginal with my kitchenaid, so I’m changing my blase answer.

    My new and improved answer is my Pampered Chef utility knife. That baby can fly!

  • Megan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Changes often, but right now it’s my lemon/lime squeezer! Especially for homemade margaritas πŸ™‚

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    My favorite tool is a mini spatula! It’s great for lifting small cookies off of a baking sheet or flipping mini-pancakes!

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    My favorite gadget is this thing I got from Pampered Chef that you use to cook ground meat. It’s like a bladed tool that helps break up the meat as it cooks so there’s no clumps. So awesome!

  • Teisha
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    love my pizza stone!

  • Rasa
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Oh, I was just thinking I need to get one of those after your last post! My favorite kitchen gadget is my mandoline — even though it’s a cheapie, and i cut myself nearly every time i use it, it makes cole slaw and cucumber salad and scalloped potatoes and all sorts of other things super-easy.

  • Monica
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Does my Keurig coffee machine count as a gadget? lol I seriously can’t get through one day without my coffee and this machine is my saving grace. A cup of coffee in less than 60 seconds! Wow, I sound like one of those commericals!

  • Gina G
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    it isn’t really a tool, but i love my oven! πŸ™‚

  • luca
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    my measuring cups, i love to measure evertyhing exactly, i’m pretty obssessive:)

  • rachel
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    My electric kettle, form making french press coffee & sweet tea to cooking ramen in my dorm room days it has made my kitchen life so much easier!

  • Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle
    August 4, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I actually have two, I could never choose between them. First is my spiralizer. I LOVE it. I spiralize everything. It’s so easy and makes a very attractive salad. I also love my grill pan. Get lovely grill marks inside! Yum! Now I’m craving a spiralized zucchini salad and grilled chicken πŸ™‚

  • Chaley
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My Oster blender. It makes THE BEST green smoothies!

  • Jenny
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is probably my oven mitt! I never owned one and would always find unique ways to grab things out of the oven. After burning myself several times, my mom finally sent me one for my birthday!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Definitely the ice cream maker. How can that get old?

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is definitely a blender. I use it almost everyday to make my green monsters!

  • Donna
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Cork screw. Mmmmm….wine goes well with cheese πŸ™‚

  • Becca
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My Kitchenaid Mixer….I got it when I graduated college and moved into my first place! I knew I was getting it because a few days before graduation and I was pining over the kitchenaid commercial and my mom started being weird and playing dumb and couldn’t look at me, I knew something was up!

  • AshleyH
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My Hot Shot from Sunbeam. I love it. It boils water in 30 secs for tea or anything else. I have no patience so waiting for water to boil is not happening. I drink tea at least twice a day so it’s perfect for me.

  • valerie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my Vitamix. I use it at least once a day and don’t know what I would do without it!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    it would be so great to have a microplane! i have to say that i love my food processor…and my cast iron skillet is the real winner πŸ™‚

  • Kate
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I have really been wanting one of these! I thought my regular grater would zest and do all that fancy stuff but it really doesn’t.

    My favorite kitchen tool is probably my handheld blender. It’s no kitchenaide stand mixer, but it makes the best cookies! It’s a hand me down from my aunt and I love it!

  • Kati
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My blender in the summer for smoothies & green monsters…and my crockpot in the winter for stews & chili πŸ™‚

  • Becky
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My KitchenAid stand mixer. Best Christmas gift EVER. πŸ™‚

  • Kat
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    le creuset pan. it is the best for sauces and soups!

  • Des
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My fave kitchen appliance has to be my coffee maker. Without it, nothing in my life would happen, including cooking, cleaning and work. I can’t go away on vacation or stay with anyone, without either packing up my french press or inquiring about how the coffee situation will be managed (“Do you have a coffee maker?”). I’m getting ready to try backpacking, and my first question, circled in red, was: “Coffee?”

  • Susan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    my blender!! i have a blendtec and I love it! πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My electric griddle. Takes so much less time to make pancakes for everyone.

  • Kelsey H
    August 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    my favorite would have to be my new toaster oven…it does everything!!! and is so cute while doing it.:)

  • Miranda
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    My bar set! Have to shake those martinis some how!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    My Martha Stewart knife. That thing will cut ANYTHING with ease!!

  • Kelsey H
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    my favorite would have to be my new toaster oven! it does everything!!! and is so cute while doing it:)

  • Kellie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Does a microwave count? πŸ™‚ I really like my little 4cup food processor. I make the best black bean dip in it and it is great for banana soft-serve.

  • M
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    My measuring cups from Anthro… They’re really cute and useful!

  • Natalie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my blender! Without it, I would smoothie-less!

  • jenny in new york
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Favorite kitchen gadget other than the basics?….. probably a kitchen aid (at my parent’s house) or…. my blender for smoothies!

  • kendall
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I couldn’t live without my silpat for baking!

  • Anna J.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My favorite kitchen item is my peeler, its very comfortable to use and just makes me want to peel everything! That sounds a bit strange doesn’t it! :-p

  • Merydith
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My pampered chef can opener!!! I love how it leaves no sharp edges and you can turn the gadget around and use the other end to pull the top right off. GREATNESS!

  • Shenan @ Iambs and Ales
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget would have to be my Dutch oven- it can go on the stove AND in the oven, can heat oil for sauce or risotto without burning it or you because of an extremely hot bottom (like metal saucepans do), and can be used in the great outdoors over a campfire! It can make soups, stews, casseroles, desserts, even breads and pizzas!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    The kitchen aid mixer for sure! I really want a food processor as well, I think it would quickly take over as a favorite!

  • Julia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Let’s just say my food processor and I are a match made in heaven. Never mind that the poor guy was a wedding present to my parents circa 1982…

  • Joanna
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I just got a blender and it’s definitely my new favorite tool (if you could call it that). But I think every new tool is my favorite for a while. πŸ™‚

  • Britney
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I love my kitchen shears! I left them in the packaging for over a year but once I took them out I remembered why I love them. It makes it so much easier to chop certain vegetables and herbs, they’re handy when opening difficult food packages, and they’re super easy to clean!

  • Katie Heddleston
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I love having kitchen scissors … I think that is my favorite kitchen gadget!

  • JESSICA
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    My magic bullet blender/juicer. I love that I can make my daughter fresh orange juice! I don’t like the clean up though lol.

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    My knife! It’s easy to use but also acts as a great stress reliever when I chop veggies and other goodies!

  • Jennifer @ Cook, eat, play, repeat.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    My salad spinner. Not only is making salads way faster…but I’ve also used it as a strainer and a cheese maker! Now that’s what I call versatile! πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    It’s a tie between my food processor or stand mixer. If I had to choose, I’d go with the stand mixer for most used!

  • julia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Totally boring, but I love wooden spoons.

    • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free
      August 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      I do too. There is something rustic about them. I have one favorite one that is so darn cute, you can’t help but feel good when you’re stirring a pot of some lovely homemade concotion with it.

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    A really amazing knife does WONDERS. I had these cheapo knives for years and I was always straining to chop vegetables. Once I upgraded, life got a ton easier.

  • Brittney
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    hmm…I have no idea what my favorite thing is but it’s a rubber heat-proof pan grabber. It fits your thumb and first two fingers to grab something out of the oven. Me and heat don’t match. I also am in love with my Kitchenaide, got it for Christmas and still wondering how I baked so much by hand.

  • julie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    my little green knife from Williams-Sonama…it’s amazing!

    • kristin
      August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

      I have a little green knife from WS too that is so amazing and i love it too!

  • Chelsea
    August 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    My blender! My diet and overall health greatly improved after I bought a blender capable of mixing thick, delicious smoothies.

  • Jess
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My food processor!! I got it for my bday in May and I’m obsessed.

  • Evonne
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool which I do not own is a kitchenaid stand mixer (my mom has one and I love using it when I’m ‘home’. ) I also like my new avocado slicer, which my fiance (perhaps rightly) thinks is ridiculous.

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Now that I’ve discovered Banana Soft-Serve my new favorite tool would have to be my food processor!!! (I just wish it was bigger!)

  • Mollie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I love my cutting board!

  • Elizabeth
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I would definitely have to say my kitchen timer. My stove doesn’t have a timer…prehistoric, I know! When you are someone who LOVES to bake, you know timing is EVERYTHING! πŸ™‚

  • Annie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I covet my mother’s kitchenaid stand mixer. That thing is a work of art. When I finish college and don’t have to move every year any more, a stand mixer is the first thing I want.
    Second would have to be the good ol’ food processor though for sheer versatility.

  • Sadye
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Mine is my dutch oven! I use it for everything.

  • Elizabeth
    August 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My Chef’n strawberry huller! It’s adorable and works so well!

  • Tina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer! I don’t use it nearly enough, but when my kitchen’s done-it will live on the counter! (I think.)

  • Joanna @ FeedingThePrices
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love my baby food blender! =)

  • Mary @ ferventfoodie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my immersion blender!

  • Lily
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Salad Spinner! No one likes soggy lettuce.

  • Dara
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I would have to say either a beautifully sharp knife or a spatula! You can never go wrong with the simplicity and usefulness of either.

  • Whitney
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. It is currently stuck in our storage unit, and I miss it ever so much!! My microplane is hidden in there too so I would love to win one so I can get back to zesting!

  • Jen A.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    A microplane actually is my favorite kitchen tool, but sadly, I have yet to get one… πŸ™

  • Shelly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Oh I would LOVE to win a microplane- I’ve been making due with a potato peeler to make lemon zest and let’s just say that a couple months ago, I “zested” my finger!
    So my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment is definitely NOT my potato peeler!
    I really love my immersion blender, actually.

  • Kelley
    August 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I hope he feels better!!!

    I love my food processor!

  • Tina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is the crockpot. I love using it for easy soups, chilis, etc and for getting a leaner piece of meat more tender.

  • Liz
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    My favorite utensil is my garlic press! Or maybe my french press? I use both pretty much everyday. Love me some garlic and coffee, but don’t worry, not garlic coffee. That would be gross.

  • Stacey K.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    my blender! hands down!

  • Lindsay
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Crockpot!!! So helpful when working full-time, going to school full-time, having a 2 year old, and a spouse who manages retail and is going to school as well. I don’t think we’d be able to eat without it! πŸ™‚

  • Ilene
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Blender!

  • Kara
    August 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    MY kitchen aid ice cream maker. Homemade ice cream in 30 minutes?! yes please!!

  • Jessica
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    My favorite these days is a strawberry huller!

  • Holly B
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    oooh! great question! hmmm….i think i’ll have to go with my margharita maker!

  • Jes
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    My favie is a mandoline! =) I am actually getting ready to buy one right now (moved into first hom recently), and I am working on building up my kitchen gadgets and such…

  • Olivia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    My favorite is my blender. I can make anything from homemade hummus to summer smoothies!

  • Audrey
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I love my food processor!

  • Ashley V
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Food Processor by far! πŸ™‚

  • Ann
    August 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    It’s a close call between my veggie peeler (for taking the apple skin off my four children’s apples) and my pizza wheel (for cutting up sandwiches and french toast for those lovelies!)

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, this is a difficult question, I have quite a few!! If I had to pick it would be my garlic press…don’t think I could live without it!!!!

  • christina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    i absolutely love my little strawberry huller from williams sonoma. it works on tomatoes too!

  • maria
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    does a corkscrew count? im not sure what i would do without it!

  • Suzanne
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    My VitaMix! Still discovering different smoothies, sorbet, and margaritas!

  • Sara
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Keurig k-cup coffeemaker = best thing ever.

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    nothing crazy but i love my blender….

    i want that gadget!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I’m all about the food processor! I’m so lazy about chopping vegetables and the food processor is easy, quick and efficient!

  • claire!!
    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    awesome giveaway!! my favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my all-clad saute pan. i use it for EVERYTHING!

  • Maria
    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I can’t do without my hand blender! It crushes ice, blends soup, makes dressing, all with quick cleanup πŸ™‚

  • wendy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Simple olivewood spoon. I feel very old-skool Italian when I use it!

  • Mary & Christina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    hard to say…I guess my blender!

  • Jennifer
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I couldn’t live without my Misto!

  • Alison
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I don’t have my favorite gadget in my apartment, but everytime I’m home, I use my mom’s kitchen aid mixer!! love it – can’t wait to have my own some day!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Does my french press count? If so, that’s definitely it!

  • Natalie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Definitely my food processor!! Has saved me many of times!

  • Janette
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I think it would have to be my crock pot, I love to be able to do the million things I do a day and know we have a healthy dinner on the table. My non kitchen would be my bissell carpet cleaner, cats, kids and husbands it cleans it all.

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    My electric kettle! I’ve used it every day since we got it 3 years ago! Gotta have hot tea to start the day.

  • Angela @ A healthy fit
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    My fav kitchen tool is my cuisinart stand mixer. I love that thing!

  • Kelly L.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    My Kitchen Aid mixer. Love that thing!!

  • Mallory
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    My breakfast sandwich machine. Yep, totally own one. It toasts my bread, fries my egg, and warms my (soy sausage) meat patty all at the touch of a button. Kind of the greatest thing ever.

  • tammy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Magic Bullet … or green egg poachers.. so easy!

  • Ashley
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Oooooh nice giveaway!! my favorite is the slap chop, especially for onions. The less I have to stand over their eye watering juiciness the better! =D

  • Blair
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Favorite gadget is a boyfriend willing to do icky things…hello turkey giblet removal!! Also may be used a wine opener/pourer!

  • Katherine
    August 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Hmmm the grill pan or my food processor.

  • Victoria
    August 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    My 12″ stainless steel All-Clad saute pan. I’ve probably used it at least once a day for the past 4 years.

  • Krista
    August 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I love my garlic press! But I need a microplane in my life!

  • Patricia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    My future microplane hehe… Current appliance? Blender. Love it.

  • Michelle B
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I have to say my kitchenaid mixer. My dear friends all got together and surprised me on my birthday. I bake cookies and cupcakes for them often to show my appreciation =)

  • Miranda
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Without my amazing kitchenaid mixer I think I’d cry.
    And eat out more.

  • Kelly Gregory
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    My garlic press–I LOVE garlic, but I hate chopping it!

  • Amy J
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Definitely not exciting, but I LOVE kitchen shears! I have, I think, 5 pair? I use them for everything.

  • clem
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I have this really simple but tres cool apple de-corer that my mums had forEVER, i used to love playing with it as a kid, slicing up apples into segments, sometimes i didnt even eat the apple – i just liked the pretty shapes! basically its a circle shape with lots of little cutters so when you push it down on the apple, it splays out into a perfectly cut circle… genius!!!

  • Elizabeth
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I love my spatula/scraper thingy that gets everything off the sides of the bowl. I don’t end up with batter on my nose anymore! πŸ™‚

  • Monica
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Oh, how the man must be so grateful.
    My favorite kitchen too right now has to be my Magic Bullet wanna-be blender. It’s perfect for ice cold smoothies of all sorts on these disgustingly hot and humid days.

  • Megan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    A hand-juicer because it reminds me of Scarlett O’Haras, which my dad makes every Christmas because it was my grandpa’s favorite drink.

  • Jessica
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I’m in love with my vita-mix. I couldn’t imagine my life without her!

  • sarah keegan
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Definitely my food scale! I love it for accurate measurements! It has a permanent home on my kitchen counter.

  • Aryn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Great giveaway! My immersion blender is by far my favourite kitchen tool, so versatile and compact!

  • Cathy
    August 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    my measuring cups! I’d be no where without them.

  • Lana
    August 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Oh so hard to choose. As of today, I would say its the food processor because it can make anything from almond butter to glorious chopped vegetables!! Tomorrow I might say my steamer, lol πŸ™‚

  • Michelle C.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    My knife sharpener…brings back memories of my Papa sharpening his knives at the kitchen table. πŸ™‚

  • molly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    mini blow torch = creme brulee whenever i want it. my life go so much better after i got one for christmas.

  • Adre
    August 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Favorite kitchen “gadget” is my big, bright turquoise blue colander. Certainly not the most tech savvy thing in my kitchen, but it is my absolute favorite color and pulling it down to drain fresh pasta or rinse a big bunch of leafy greens just makes my heart happy!

  • Caitlin @ Pursuit of Happiness
    August 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    My friend brought me home this metal potato grinder thing from France (…I’m sure there’s a real name for it). I loooove steaming cauliflower and then using that to easily turn it into mashed cauliflower!

    • Adre
      August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

      Potato Ricer! Those are awesome!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    My tea kettle! I also use it to boil water for my French press. It’s wondrous. πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hands down- my blender. I practically live on smoothies.

  • Corey - The Runner's Cookie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    My Rice Cooker! Makes grains come out perfect with no effort!

  • Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Just one kitchen favorite?! Yikes. My Kitchenaid. No, the lemon squeezer doodad. Maybe the avocado smasher since it’s constantly used in conjunction with the lemon squeezer doodad to make guacamole. Well, those three are at the top of the list, anyhow!

  • Catherine @ jumbleberry orchard
    August 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I love my pestle and mortar! My boyfriend bought it for me as a ‘well done on finishing your essay, can I have my girlfriend back now please?’ gift, and I was over the moon! (we didn’t know about Julia Child’s pestle and mortar, which her husband bought for her, and we couldn’t stop laughing when we saw the film!)

    Anyway, it’s handy for my curry obsession (beats squishing herbs with a tin!) AND it looks pretty on my kitchen shelf – perfect!

  • Stephanie G
    August 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    My Kitchenaid mixer – hands down my favorite tool in my kitchen.

  • Carolyn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Blender!

  • Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    It’s gotta be a tie between my mini food processor and Magic Bullet. My kitchen’s too small (and my salary too small) to afford many fancy gadgets, but both appliances were gifted to me and I love them both equally like a mother loves her two children.

    πŸ™‚

    Alison

  • Leslie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    The sandwich maker. It’s a very underappreciated tool.

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Two words. Crock. Pot.

  • Kathryn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    My avocado slicer/scooper. I bought it on a whim and now I am so glad I did!

  • Keri
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Definitely my food processor! Even after years of cooking, my knife skills are atrocious, and the food processor takes care of all of that for me πŸ™‚

  • Allie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    my blendec blender! i blend everything!!!

  • Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    At the moment.. my food processor! It makes hummus and banana soft serve. What more can you ask for?? πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    this is pretty lame but i love my pan for cupcakes/muffins- baking is my favorite kind of cooking, and blueberry muffins toasted a bit with butter are my weakness- so why not

  • Caitlin
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    The metal wagon wheel! Also known as the tool that cores & slices apples with one simple push. For some reason I think apples just taste better when they are cut up, probably because its easier to dip them in peanut butter this way!

  • Tricia
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My Oster Blender! What a guy πŸ™‚

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Love, love, love my mechanical icing bag. I’m just waiting to make your Italian Buttercream and use it. Now that will be a fine day!

  • Shelby
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My food processor. Without it, homemade Larabars would be impossible and I would be too poor to afford the keyboard I am typing on right now (:

  • Melinda
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My magic bullet blender! Pesto, salsa, smoothies, you name it and my little buddy will whip it up for me with ease.

  • Lindsay
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My favourite cooking tool is my food processor!

  • Melissa
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    My ravioli cutter! I’m a sucker for made-from-scratch butternut squash raviolis πŸ™‚

  • Erin
    August 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love my crock pot. So nice in the fall/winter to walk into my apartment and have dinner all ready.

  • Shareece
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    My amazing cheese grater my mom got me when I moved out. It’s so fun to use! You put a block of cheese in it and grate it like those old pencil sharpeners you had to turn with your hand to sharpen in elementary school. =)

  • Krystle Walker
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    My all time favorite are my Pampered Chef spatulas. I can leave them in the pan, and they don’t melt.

  • StephanieTBS
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Sounds boring but I LOVE my blender-its an inexpensive BedBathAndBeyond purchase but it makes the best smoothies ever.

  • Bliss
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hi! While I love love love my immersion blender, I think might just love my garlic press even more – I use it almost daily and it has saved my little fingers from reeking on many occasions! I love your blog!

  • Cari M
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    My favorite kitchen item is my Cuisinart! Great giveaway! I’ve been needing this little fun gadget for a while!!!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I couldn’t live without my crockpot. SO handy with my crazy schedule!

  • carolyn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love me kitchenaid!

  • Kim
    August 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    The food processor: for making peanut butter, banana soft serve, pesto, etc.! It does it all!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    August 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Blender for sure! Whatever would I do without smoothies? πŸ˜‰

    I’m getting a Vita soon, too. The possibilities will be endless soon enough!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Gotta be the Cuisinart! How else could I make and enjoy creamy vegetable soups to get me through the winter and quick and easy pie crust for heavenly summer fruit pies?

  • kim
    August 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Oh goodness I have many!
    I love my mini whisk and my silicon red metal handled spoon this week! πŸ™‚

  • kristin
    August 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    My FAVE kitchen gadget right now is my Thin Vegetable Shredder. it makes eating veggies fun pretty to add to salads and sandwiches.

  • kim
    August 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Mini spatula!

  • Carrie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    My Pampered Chef apple slicer – I know it’s kinda an un-necessary tool since a good, ‘ole knife works fine, but I love eating my apple in nice, neat slices!

  • Ilana
    August 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Two words: Food Processor. Veganomicon suggests getting married just so you can register for one of these as a gift, I am inclined to agree.

  • Tori
    August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love my pink Kitchenaid stand mixer. I don’t know what I ever did without it!! It makes the best baked goods!

  • Kristin
    August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure this doesn’t count as a gaget, more of an appliance. I got a food processor for Christmas and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I use it almost every day! Crazy!

  • Jenna
    August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    My nice big chef’s knife. Boring, I know.

    But my prettiest is my red le creuset dutch oven <3<3<3

  • Stephanie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Definitely my sharpest knife. Good knives are treasures!!

  • Lisa
    August 4, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Oh dear! I’ve realised that since moving to New York, my most used kitchen appliance has been a can-opener…not good at all πŸ™

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. My mom got it for me for Christmas last year & for a while I was afraid to use it ’cause I didn’t know how. But after I got over the fear I found out it’s amazing! πŸ™‚

  • Marie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love my FΓΌri chef’s knife that my big brother gave me. I use it for everything!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 4, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    When I saw this on facebook, that microplane looked like a pregnancy test. I was like, UH OH!!!

  • saramariesue
    August 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is a good trusty knife. Chopping vegetables is my zen.

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I want this!!! My favorite kitchen gadget is my milk frother! I make myself a latte every morning, which somehow feels so much fancier than plain old coffee. I also really love my garlic press πŸ™‚

  • Jill
    August 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    My own two hands!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Helloooo Houdini! Clearly the best cork screw ever πŸ™‚ Makes my Pinor Noir experience that much more enjoyable plus cooking with wine always relaxes me.

  • Scargosun
    August 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Wish it was more gadget-y but my 12in chef’s knife I brought back from Paris. It makes quick work of melons, large squash and burglars.

  • Lauren
    August 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    My mini chopper from Pampered Chef!

  • Kathleen
    August 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Oddly, I love my apple corer. I love apples, so I use it all the time!

  • Kristin
    August 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I’m gonna go with my pink spatula. So simple but I couldn’t live without it!

  • jenna
    August 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    my coffe maker! love.

  • Angie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I am in love with my mandolin slicer. It is a reliable time-saver. The hubs is jealous.

  • Christina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    My food processor… because I don’t want to find out what life would be like without Banana Softserve.

  • Erinn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I really love my Shun Classic chef’s knife I got for my birthday. It’s my pride and joy and makes me feel like Morimoto!

  • Jenn
    August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Tongs! Perfect for grabbing veggies or meat off of the grill!

  • Trista
    August 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    My crockpot! My sister gave it to me for Christmas because she knew I wanted to start cooking (instead of frozen meals!) I use it ALL the time, and haven’t had to resort to packaged frozen meals anymore!

  • MMiller
    August 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my Vitamix! Not quite a gadget, but it is still my favorite! I have had it for less than a year and I really love it! We show it off every time we have company!

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Any of my spatulas. They can just be used to do so many things!

  • liane
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Can I say I love all my kitchen gadgets equally?
    No?!
    Well, if I must choose, I would say my blender. I love it more than life itself, and if it should ever die, it will be given a proper burial.

  • Kathleen
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Hands down…my favorite kitchen gadget is my butcher block wood cutting board!! Pretty much every meal starts with pulling out the cutting board!!

  • Julie
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I love my new immersion blender!

  • Laura
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Easy – food processor. Chops, grinds, and makes dough and banana soft serve. What more could I want from an appliance?

  • Diana
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I loooove tongs! Haha! They are my favorite because you use them for so many things! Definitely worth buying a great pair of tongs over a pair that’s going to melt in hot oil or break easily.

  • jane
    August 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    i love my milk frother to make lattes!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    August 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Cuisinart food processor, all the way!

  • Nike
    August 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Not sure it counts as a gadget, but I’ve started a love affair with my slowcooker over the last six months. I love the magic that happens while I’m at work and have discovered a great cook book that goes beyond the traditional pot roasts. We use the slowcooker for everything!

  • Lisa C.
    August 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    My grandmother’s vegetable peeler that I use for perfect shavings of cheese.
    I would love a microplane! I have held it in my cheapskate hands so many times at my fav. kitchen store and put it back!

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    My favorite item is my new chef’s knife. It makes chopping veggies so much easier than the cheap steak knives I was using!

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Favorite kitchen tool? As weird as it sounds, probably my bamboo cutting board. I can’t get it clean fast enough before I need to use it again. I took pictures of my lunch with it today. I carried it upstairs and ate my lunch of off it while sitting at the computer uploading blog photos. We’ve used it as a pizza peel and a dough board. And it’s so dishwasher friendly. I’m in love.

    But there’s enough love to go around! I wanna share my love with that microplane!!!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    My kitchenaid mixer. I love it to death!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    August 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love my Misto! I fill it with EVOO and use it to spray the muffin tin, when roasting veggies, or a saucepan. It is awesome!

  • Dana
    August 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I would have to say my favorite kitchen tool would be my chef night – it seems like I’m always chopping veggies!

  • Hannah
    August 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is a wooden spoon. So simple, but so, so many uses.

  • denise
    August 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I’m pretty kitchen gadget-obsessed…or so says my boyfriend. He doesn’t have to know I’m entering this giveaway πŸ˜‰

    Favorite kitchen gadget: garlic press! So my hands don’t smell… πŸ™‚

  • Krystina
    August 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    If appliances are included, then I don’t think I could manage without a food processor. If not, then I’m really digging the iron skillet lately.

  • tess
    August 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    My “new to me” cuisanart food proccessor I got off craig’s list two week ago. I love it!

  • Lauren
    August 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    It’s not quite a gadget, but my baking stone let’s me make awesome bread and pizzas from scratch! Soooo wonderful!

  • Kimberly
    August 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    My kitchen aid mixer I bought on craigslist when I moved out of my parents house. I knew I would miss my mom’s terribly so I made sure to have one. People thought it was such a waste but I use it all the time!

  • Claire
    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    My crockpot…thats not really a tool….but it makes the best roasted chicken and keeps the oven off in the summer!

    Real tools–hm, I love the knife set I was gifted with when I moved into my new house.

  • Amanda @ Vegacious
    August 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    FAVORITE?!?! That is so hard! Okay, I suppose I’ll just choose one. My beloved food processor. Although, once I get my vitamix my answer will probably change. πŸ˜‰

  • JamieS
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I will have to go with our OXO salad chopper. Love how it turns random salad into items into a cohesive meal.

  • RachaelR
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Panini Press…hands down. Makes a simple turkey sandwich seem gourmet!

  • Cammy@ClassroomConfessions
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My favorite one is my “knork”. So handy!

  • Adrienne
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    The Magic Bullet!! Hands down my favorite for quick pestos, soups, smoothies, sorbet, and protein pancake concoctions!! Love that thing and use it every day!

  • Janice
    August 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love my cast iron casserole pot! and all my cast iron pans for that matter… =)

  • Lacey
    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I love my food processor because I use it for everything from making raw cookies to choppin veggies or making buttermilk buscuits.

    I dont know if this is open to those in the UK but I have been looking for a microplane FOREVER!!!!!!!!! Seriously FOREVER! so I would love to win this!!

  • Janice
    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I absolutely love my cast iron casserole pot! and all my cast iron pans for that matter… =)

  • Vinogoddess
    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    my wine opener

  • Hannah Hawley
    August 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my kitchen aid mixer… Makes everything much easier, from baking bread to making cookies!

  • Emily
    August 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    my magic bullet for sure! it’s small and it makes my smoothies quick. love it!

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks
    August 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    8″ Henckels chef knife, no question. Best $100 I ever spent!

  • Lindsay Y.
    August 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    My Vitamix! I saved up for months to get it, and it was worth every penny.

  • Martha W
    August 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    It’s got to be my long tongs. I’m short & have 3 grandkids and we can reach endless things from the pantry with those. The 6 year old boy hooks them under the lip of the Rubbermaid container that holds ice cream cones and is so proud he can do it himself. His sister gets her own Nutella out with them also.

  • Hilary
    August 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    My favorite is probably my Kitchenaid stand mixer! I don’t use it daily, but when I DO need it I am very thankful.

  • Kerry
    August 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    My foreman grill makes my veggies, my chicken and me and my fella overly happy. πŸ™‚

  • Melissa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    My French Press!! Mmmmmmmm

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to win this microplane . . . I was just telling my boyfriend two nights ago that I needed one!

    My favorite kitchen tool is my eco-friendly cutting board that I picked up at Whole Foods. It doesn’t dull my knives too quickly, and is very easy to keep clean. I keep it out in my kitchen because I use it for almost every meal!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hmm my single-serving coffee funnel dripper. It’s just a piece of plastic but it makes me delicious 72% decaf coffee every morning.

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    My Kitchenaid mixer!

  • Maria
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite is my Furi knives!

  • Carly
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I love my apple corer/slicer. One swift push and you’re good to go!

  • Angie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    My garlic press!

  • Liza
    August 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    My wine opener! Haha… does that count?!

  • Angie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Oooh I want that! I love cheese.

    My favorite kitchen tool is a nifty jar opener. I have weak hands. πŸ˜‰

  • Kristy C
    August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Can’t live without my blender. What else can make Green Monsters AND margaritas?!

  • Eira
    August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Nothing fancy, my garlic press πŸ™‚

  • Erin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my cast iron skillet!

  • Katherine
    August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Hmmm… while I love my cherry red KitchenAid to pieces, I absolutely could not live without a nifty little tool that was found in one of those cute random little kitchen shops, and it kind of looks like a big plastic bottle-opener, except that it releases the airtight seal on jars so that I can open them without any trouble at all. Truly a lifesaver with no man in the house!

  • Kacy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    My blender, it produced my breakfast every single morning πŸ™‚

  • elaine
    August 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    ooo this is hard! if i had to narrow it down it would have to be my garlic mincer! i especially like using it when i’ve had a bollock-y day and need to get some aggression out!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    August 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I couldn’t live without my knife set. It used to be my grandad’s and he was head chef on round the world cruise ships πŸ™‚

  • erin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    definitely my george foreman grill! it saves my life every week haha πŸ™‚

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    August 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Definitely my Cuisinart! Love that thing, even if it is a pain to clean!

  • Gloria
    August 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Sweet giveaway! I could totally use one of those. My food processor is my baby.. I don’t know how I’d survive without it!

  • Julia
    August 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    wine opener…for obvious reasons πŸ˜‰

  • Christie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    My hand-held mandoline slicer…you haven’t sliced a cucumber until you’ve done it with a mandoline! I could slice and dice in the kitchen all day long and this guy just makes it that much better.

  • Nicole K
    August 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    My Hands!!!
    Simply put…my hands do all different kinds of work and they do a great job! =D

  • Ashley S
    August 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I love my bugs bunny spoon from when I was tiny. I use it all the time!

  • Allison
    August 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Easy- my food processor. It saves so much time!

  • Megan (Running Foodie)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my citrus juicer! I just love that thing!

  • Katie K.
    August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is definitely my mini food processor. I use it every week to make hummus, or chop veggies, or even homemade dressing. Second favorite tool would be a wine key!

  • Elisa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    The fabulous BLENDER my parents got me recently because it makes me delicious, delicious smoothies every morning!

  • Angharad
    August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I am seriously lacking in gadgets…I would love some whispy cheese.
    I guess my favourite is my blender, since I think that’s the only one I own! Smoothies are awesome.

  • jess
    August 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    my knife sharpener- trying to cut with a dull knife makes me seriously crabby.

  • Greta
    August 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool so far is my coffee bean grinder… just can’t get the same beautiful, aromatic grounds for my french-press every morning without it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Amanda (modernation)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I love or food processor. I make filling for manacotti, quick and healthy dips and have even made green monsters in it. I need to try banana soft serve, though.

  • Melanie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The Vita-MIX!!!! Hands down! Any blender that you can make both soups and ice cream in is pretty freaking awesome, IMO. And, anything that I paid that much money for should be in my family pictures, actually. It cost more than my adoption fee and first year’s vet bills for Shellikins.

    πŸ™‚

  • Sheri
    August 4, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Calphalon steamer – cookies veggies in 2 minutos!

  • kj
    August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    my blender….makes the best smoothies!

  • Genevieve
    August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    My trusty garage sale cast iron skillet, I use it for EVERYTHING, roasting chicken, deep frying tortillas, making dutch babies, fritatas…. etc etc etc… and then oil it up and its good as new, you’d never know its probably 30 years old. AMAZING!

  • Erin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I couldn’t live without my vintage Dutch oven. It was a hand-me-down from my grandmother and I love the bright red color! πŸ˜€

  • Julie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I kind of love my ninja chopper (magic bullet like). I thought it was a total waste of space novelty thing but I use it alllll the time and it makes awesome smoothies.

  • Claudia
    August 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Is it weird that I have special affection for a certain wooden spoon? I use it in my oats every morning, and its just so… comfortable.

  • Shari
    August 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget would be my blender!

  • Lisa D
    August 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    It is a toss-up between my free-standing wheeling counter-top and my food processor… In my tiny Brooklyn kitchen though, I think the extra counter-top wins!

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    A Ladel is my favorite kitchen tool/gadget. It is perfect for soups, sauces, jams…and endless other uses.

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Black and Decker Mini Chopper…hands down. Fresh pestos and 1-ingredient ice cream. Best. Tool. Ever.

  • Edith
    August 4, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    my knife. Yes, I have one. One day I will either convince someone to give me others, or actually purchase one. Until then, I’ll borrow my roommates.

  • Kristin (ChasRunner)
    August 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    My food processor! I use it all the time. πŸ™‚

  • Emily B
    August 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    The rabbit wine opener. Amazing. haha. But I love love love my new food processor, too. Just don’t use it as much as the wine opener. πŸ˜‰

  • Ellen
    August 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t know if this counts as a gadget, but we use it more than most of the small appliances in my kitchen: Those rubber circle grippers that you use to open jars and things? We use it for much more than that: getting the food processor detached from the base so we can wash it, opening bottles, opening jars, even as a heat pad in a pinch.

  • Laura
    August 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I’m hardly a cook but my favorite kitchen utensil is this one frying pan I use to basically cook everything in!! I don’t know what I’d do without it!

  • Andrea @ Sweet N Green
    August 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    My blender! I couldn’t live without it!

  • Christina
    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    My blender!

  • Colette
    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I seriously almost just bought a microplane at BBB today based on your last post! My fav kitchen appliance… crock pot. Set it and forget it! πŸ™‚

  • Heather @ The Single Dish
    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    My food processor, I have no idea how I cooked with out! I love it, well except cleaning it.

  • Jin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    A 3-feet long dough roller. My mom makes handmade noodles out of it. Sometimes she threatens me with it when I rebel! πŸ˜›

  • Emily
    August 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    A sturdy, old fashioned wine opener. A girl’s got needs.

  • Meg
    August 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    We just came back from Italy for our honeymoon and purchased a panini press. Couldn’t live with out great pressed sandwiches.

  • Steph
    August 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    A lot of people have already said this, but I love my blender too! I have been using it more and more recently and it can create so many delicious things!

  • Kate
    August 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    My whisk! I love to bake without a mixer. i whisk away all of my frustrations on a bad day…

  • Brittney
    August 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    A sharp knife and a sturdy cutting board. After spending my college days using makeshift utensils (i.e. dull knifes on paper plates) in a tiny apartment kitchen there is nothing I love more than chopping veggies with the right tools.

  • katyrenee
    August 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I totally thought that was for scratching off your dried heel/foot bits. So glad it isn’t but not sure I could ever use it without thinking that!!

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    My paring knife, couldn’t live without it!

  • Chris
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my 20×30 marble slab. With it, I make the best sourdough and French bread every week. There’s just something very relaxing (and therapeutic) about kneading bread. Plus it saves us tons of money – we eat 3- 4 loaves a week!!

  • AnniePfae
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Hands down it’s got to be the KitchenAid Mixer.

  • Brenda G
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is the new fancy schmancy can openers (No sharp edges). Greatest invention ever! Specially since I’m tramautized by the old school can openers, and even more old school, my mom used to make me open cans with a knife (we didnt own a can opener, I guess) so ummm yeah, I pretty much love this thing.

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool has to be my knife from pampered chef, it’s the only knife I used to cut anything from fruits & veggies, to frozen meat. I am also in love with my baking stone from pampered chef. No, I do not sell that product, just happen to like it.

  • Sarah Louise
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    My Amco Enameled Aluminum Lemon Squeezer is by far one of my favorite kitchen tools. It’s so simple, but I love it! I allows me to get the most out of my citrus fruits when I am trying to add a little flavor to my meals.

  • Jessie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my Pampered Chef Mix n Measure Bowl with its own lid. I am always wishing that I had two because it is so often occupied in the fridge. I was just telling my husband that I NEED a microplane and he said “Micro-what?”.

  • Lindsey
    August 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my spiralizer! Turned my whole life around haha

  • Bridget
    August 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Vita-mix! It makes everything — smoothies, soups, dips, nut butters. It changed my life πŸ™‚

  • Got2TrotLibrarian
    August 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    My (clean) hands!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Love me my slotted serving spoons. I use them for everything!

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    My thin little whisk. It blends perfect salad dressings, drinks, whips fabulous eggs, and is perfect for making cooked sauces so I can get every last ingredient mixed in from the crevices of the saucepot. I use it to blend nearly everything blendable, and get frantic when my husband doesn’t put in the right spot so I have to search for such a handy diverse tool.

  • Crystal
    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    hmmm…I’d have to say my favorite kitchen tool is my new whisk that’s shaped like a squid-the tentacles are the whisk part! it was a gift from a friend who visited paris πŸ™‚

  • Katelynn
    August 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    My favorite kitchen tools would have to be my knives. They just cut so well and quick!

  • Kelly Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I think I would die without my food processor.

  • mary ann
    August 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Damn… that question is like asking me tochoose my favorite brother! Truth is, i’m a kitchen gadget hoarder and love all culinary tools. I mean, my knives holy cow they’re like children to me. But when it comes down to it, i think its my corkscrew/wine opener that truly makes my culinary adventures all the more fun! Now I certainly love to cook with wine, but i love even more to cook with a glass of wine in my hand πŸ˜‰ And if you could believe it, i just happened to leave my fave microplane at a potluck church dinner for a fresh pasta dish and ceasar salad that I made!!!

  • Debi
    August 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Coffee maker for sure!

  • Cara
    August 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    My Vitamix!!!

  • Stephanie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Two words. Food. Processor.

  • Sandy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I love my microplane! Hope I get this giveaway Jenna! πŸ˜€

  • Alex
    August 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Can opener! For obvious reasons haha, how else would we be able to open metal cans? πŸ™‚

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Currently my favorite is my melon baller! They’re fun!

  • eliza
    August 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    My corkskrew! Wine is great to cook with and even greater to drink!

  • Teresa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    My big kitchen gadget treat is the Peugeot electric wine opener. It is so fun to zip through corks!

  • Mandy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    My immersion blender. Perfect for blending a soup in a pot, or for making smoothies.

  • andi
    August 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    my blender, for sure! I don’t have a fancy Vita-Mix but at least I can make delicious smoothies. πŸ™‚ what a fun giveaway!

  • Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is the magic bullet. It makes awesome green monsters and smoothies!

  • Alicia
    August 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    My Favorite kitchen tool without a doubt is my OXO vegetable peeler. I didn’t have one for the longest time and used to peel veggies with a paring knife….The boyfriend bought me the veggie peeler as part of a birthday present and it gets through a pound of carrots lickety split!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Theresa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I dream of whispy cheese! Favorite gadget – my new knives. It’s amazing how much easier chopping is with a quality knife.

  • andrea @ Food Not Fuss
    August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Ooh, fun! My favourite gadget is currently my julienne peeler. I can eat slaws all summer long!

  • christin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    My blender!!

  • alexa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I couldn’t live without great knives!

  • Rachel
    August 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is probably my blender! I use it every day to make delicious protein shakes πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    August 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Love the immersion blender!

  • Jamie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    My Chef Tony Magic Chopper … makes hummus like no other!

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    i’ve always wanted a microplane!
    lame but true…my peeler is my favorite kitchen tool, it kinda makes everything a little fancier.

  • Rae
    August 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    My favorite is my rice/veggie steamer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE steamed broccoli and with the steamer I can put it in there, turn it on and it makes noise when its done. EASY! And the broccoli always comes out just right!

  • Allison
    August 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    my Vitamix πŸ™‚

    But a microplane would be cool too!

  • susanj72
    August 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    My little KitchenAid chef knife bought at Lowe’s. The blade is only 4 1/2 inches long and I love it! I feel like I have good control with it more than an 8 inch chef knife.

  • *Andrea*
    August 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    i love my coffee maker πŸ™‚ gotta have that cup every morning

  • Sara
    August 4, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    My favorite gadget is a fresh garlic press. It’s so easy to use and easy to clean!

  • Dana
    August 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    My Cuisinart griddler.

  • Adria
    August 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    love me a good paring knife

  • Sonia @ Master of Her Romaine
    August 4, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Definitely a good set of knives! I don’t usually rely on too many kitchen tools, but I love my knives!

  • Kendra
    August 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    My sharp knife. Dull knives drive me up the wall.

  • Lauren
    August 4, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Chef’n Garlic Zoom. That thing is like magic!

  • Courtney
    August 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    My coffee grinder and coffee pot. SUCH a necessity!

  • Laura @ Foodies Not Fatties
    August 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    My food processor, without a doubt. I don’t have any nice knives so I used to pass on a lot of fun recipes because I had to dice something. Now I just toss whatever in, give it a pulse and I’m done!!

  • Tiffany
    August 4, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    One word: Vitamix! I use it for everything–smoothies, soups, spreads, sorbets, and other things not starting with ‘s,’ I promise.

  • Caitlin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    My George Foreman grill πŸ™‚ My real outdoor grill is really old, and it scares me to use it by myself….haha. So, being the single girl that I am, and loving grilled food……George it is!

    • Caitlin
      August 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      Oh, and my cookie scooper…obviously πŸ™‚

  • Ann
    August 4, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    My hands! They rip, measure, mix–so versital and always…um…handy?

  • Elizabeth
    August 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    my food processor definitely! it’s so handy – mostly when it comes to onions.

  • Erin
    August 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my chopping board! I use that thing ALL the time. Love some fresh fruits and veggies!

  • life.art.midnightsnacks.
    August 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    mine is my mini whisk!!! i think it’s the cutest thing in the world and perfect for whisking 1 egg, sauces, or salad dressings! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    August 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    My KitchenAid Mixer! Love it!

  • lz
    August 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    My favorite kidgen gadget is the whisk! So simple, yet so versatile… love the way it beats eggs up so fluffy and delightful.

  • Morgan
    August 4, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    my garlic press! im a garlic fiene!!

  • Lisa
    August 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    My little melon ball scooper! Nothing else can do the same job πŸ™‚

  • jamie
    August 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    this is hard…i’d have to say either my garlic press, or my lemon juicer thing.

  • Karen
    August 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    My well sharpened knives! Things go so smoothly when you use the right size and sharpness.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    August 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    My mini food processor! I think I use it every. single. day. I love using it for dressings, raw desserts and puddings, as well as for hummus and pestos! Perfect size!!

  • postcollegecook
    August 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Spatula! I have about 4 silicone spatulas and use one pretty much every time I cook and bake.

  • Jean
    August 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    I love my whisk for the creamiest oats imaginable! I also love my food processor for banana soft serve!!! πŸ™‚

  • Jacque
    August 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Jenna! I love my old school vegetable peeler. It was passed down to me from my grandma; using it always reminds me of making dinner with her when I was a little girl.

  • Anne
    August 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    the whisk! i can’t live without it πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    i love my whirly pop…yep a popcorn making device:) hehe

  • Lauren Muscarella
    August 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    my favorite kitchen tool is my apple corer/apple slicer. gives me perfect, uniform slices for dipping in peanut butter every time!

  • Rachel
    August 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    My blender! I use it constantly… I have a feeling I will be breaking down in the near future and purchasing a vitamix…

  • Lynn
    August 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    My grill pan! I asked for one for my birthday, and my mom didn’t think I would really use it, yet I use it daily. I’d love to win this Microplane and turn right around and give it to my mom because her zester/cheese grater is pathetic!

  • Meghan
    August 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    My food processor! LOVE LOVE LOVE making my own pesto and would never attempt to make it w/o the FP πŸ™‚

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Cuisinart Griddler! Best. Kitchen. Appliance. Ever. I don’t know what I did BC (before Cuisinart). Favorite hand-tool? Garlic press, for sure.

  • Anna
    August 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Definitely my coffee maker πŸ™‚

  • Danielle
    August 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    i love my apple slicer/corer/peeler. it makes creating applesauce, crisp or pie a snap! cannot. wait. for. fall. πŸ˜€

  • Corie
    August 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I heart my Vita mix! I use it almost everyday πŸ™‚ Thank-you for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

  • Jill
    August 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Love my little old-school 80’s blender that churns out the smoothest smoothies!

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    My great grandmother’s cast iron skillet!

  • Carolyn (mealsandmiles.wordpress.com)
    August 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Ah i would live to win this! My all time fave gadget is my mum’s veggie spiralizer. It’s about 30 years old, bright orange, and still works like a charm!

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    my mini food processor!

  • Whitney
    August 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    My avocado slicer – never knew it could be so easy to slice an avocado until I got it!

  • sonia
    August 4, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    My kitchen love is my mini food processor. I love that thing.

  • Meg
    August 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    George Forman Grill!

  • Lindsey
    August 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    This might be the lamest thing ever, but I love my round apple cutter. It cuts out the core and rarely leaves any seeds. It is so fast and I use it ALL.THE.TIME!

  • Emma Ruth
    August 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    my favorite kitchen gadget is my coffee frother (is that a word?) it’s mix my milk and coffee perfectly:)

  • Rhoni
    August 4, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Definitely my zester. I love lemon zest, lime zest, even ginger zest…it would probably zest most anything your heart desired. Yum.

  • Lisa
    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Best thing that I don’t use enough – slow cooker. Using it today and it makes life so much easier! Really need a microplane though, so this would be great!

  • Mindy
    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    My keurig coffee maker is my favorite thing in the kitchen! πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I’m so torn – either my KitchenAid stand mixer or my brand new pineapple wedger. Go figure, the end of summer and I finally get a pinapple wedger….anyway, they both stand out for their unique but equally amazing abilities! I coveted my grandma’s stand mixer for years, and now that I have my own, I use it to mix her very special recipe zucchini bread in it.

  • Lindsay
    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    my tofu press — makes things so much easier!

  • Jessica
    August 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I may be biased right now. But I just recently bought a fancy-schmancy Cuisinart Food Processor. Exclusively from Williams-Sonoma. Meaning I sold them the rights to my first child so I could have it. It’s pretty flippin’ sweet.

  • Danika
    August 4, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool by far is an apple slicer! Who ever thought of this— genious.

  • Jordan
    August 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    My food processor! I use it to make almond butter, sunflower seed butter, coconut butter.. yum!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Mine is my blender, which doubles as a food processor. I use it at least twice every day!

  • Stephanie C
    August 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    My favorite tool right now is my Wusthof Chef’s knife. Love it!

  • Jennifer
    August 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Pizza cutter. I use it for lots of things. Pizza (duh) , loaves of crusty bread and things for the kids – sandwiches, pancakes…
    I don’t have a microplane… fingers crossed.

  • Theresa
    August 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    i love using my mandolin to make sweet potato chips! πŸ™‚

  • Kathryn
    August 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    my favorite is definitely my blender…especially since im on a smoothie kick right now!

  • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free
    August 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is our food processor because it gets used the most. It helps us make our lovely cocount pie crusts, avocado pie filling and much much more. It’s our side kick in culinary adventures!

  • Marie
    August 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is definitely my Magic Bullet. It’s love.

  • Jennifer
    August 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    My favorite tool is my whisk! I love me a white sauce!

  • Katie P
    August 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Food proceessor for sure! Your pasta recipe from last night looked delicious!!

  • Mary
    August 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I adore my Kitchenaid mixer. Absolutely adore it.

  • Jennifer S
    August 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I cannot live without my Kitchenaid Mixer…

  • jen @ canoe of life
    August 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I have to say it would be my Vita-mix. The funny thing is we got it as a get from my fiance’s grandmother- and my first reaction was ‘I have a blender that I don’t use, why do I need another?’ Little did I know that a Vita-mix is not really blender…

    I’m so happy to have it! And I’ve got alll my friends and family wanting one now too!

  • courtney
    August 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Wait, I have to pick ONE favorite kitchen gadget??? I suppose I will have to go with the food processor, as it allows me to make splendid fresh pesto. That microplane would be it’s new best friend in making the perfect pasta dish…! Way to be the good girlfriend, by the way πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    August 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    My beautiful sharp knife. Sweet potato fries wouldn’t be the same without it. <3

  • Jen
    August 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    IMMERSION BLENDER FO SHO

  • Ashley
    August 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    My fav is an ancient ice cream scooper that I use to scoop and fill cupcake or muffin tins.

  • Amy @ Amy Starts To Run
    August 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    It may just be a tie between my Ninja blender and my battery powered cork screw. πŸ™‚

  • woman&warrior
    August 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Awesome! i want this much talked about microplane! my fav kitchen gadget is my garlic press!

  • Rachel A
    August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I love my Cuisinart food processer/blender. I use it everyday and have had it for at least 7 years.

  • Cate
    August 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Though not as sexy as the microplane, what I probably use more than anything else in the kitchen is my favorite knife. It’s sometimes perfect even for non-kitchen tasks, though if I were a real purist, I would never use it outside of the kitchen.

  • Jen
    August 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    hmmm…. my baby spoons! does that even count? πŸ™‚

  • Hayley
    August 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    My all time favourite tool in the kitchen has to be my mortar and pestal. I hate having pre-ground pepper, sometimes I like to have the satisfaction that I am truly doing the work to grind items. Its also great to mash up basil, evoo and garlic!!

  • Mary Beth
    August 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my nylon spatula – I use it for everything (and every morning for oatmeal), it doesn’t scratch my pans and is super easy to clean!

  • A
    August 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    The slow cooker is the best! It helps me make delicious meals early in the morning, then after work and school, come home to a hot, home-made meal! Heck yes!

  • Rachel
    August 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my magic bullet…probably because it’s the only really high-tech thing I own (sadly).

  • Alicia
    August 4, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    My salad spinner. I use it to clean my greens and it has another lid so I can store them in there too. I love it and keeps my greens fresh for days.

  • candice
    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I was so just looking at microplanes this morning on amazon, I need this! I would have to say that at the moment, my favorite kitchen tool is my blender, its the only way I am surviving the insame heat & humidity, lots of lots of cool smoothies & margaritas!

  • monika
    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I love my zester…cannot live without lemon zest!

  • andrenna
    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    i love my vintage baby blue kitchenaid! i use it every chance i get!

  • Dana
    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I would have to say my wine opener! It counts as a cooking utensil when I make things that call for wine…and then I pour a glass for the chef! Cheers! πŸ™‚

  • kari
    August 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    we love our rice cooker!

  • laura
    August 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I love my blender-w/o it I wouldn’t have green monsters!

  • OK Chick
    August 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Food processor. I love it!

  • Julie B.
    August 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is honestly, the wooden spoon. I love my old wooden spoon that has the black burn mark on it. I will hunt it down in the kitchen if it’s not in the right place.

  • LadyLara
    August 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    My Vitamix! (squeals)

  • Jenny
    August 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE my mango corer !!! i love mangos but i stopped eating them because of the mission it was to cut them…UNTIL the bf bought me this awesome gift. its just like an apple corer but with an oval center and little bigger.
    THANKS ! love your blog btw !

  • Raya @ Raya Runs
    August 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I love my Magic Bullet!!! I use it literally everyday to make smoothies, esp green monsters!!!

  • Phyllis
    August 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    My bread maker. I can make anything I want to feed my carb-obsessed-self. Including pizza dough!

  • Meghan P
    August 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    that would definitely be my mandolin. i will never slice veggies again πŸ™‚

  • Mellissa
    August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I just got a Cuisinart Food Processor, and I would marry it if I could. It gives me such joy. Although I feel like I’m cheating on my Kitchen Aid stand mixer….

  • Lynna
    August 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I like my little apple corer…the serrated part that goes through the apple is a little too flimsy on the one I have now, but it is a handy little tool!

  • Nicole
    August 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    My food processor! Just got it 3 weeks ago, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  • Christine
    August 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I just bought a chopping gadget and I love it for chopping things like onions (which make me sob and go blind and nearly cut my own fingers off with a knife)!

  • Tracy
    August 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I love love my pink mixing bowl set!! Makes me happy every time I use them!

  • Anna
    August 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    My Rabbit wine opener! Opens wine in a snap, with no twisting or tugging!!

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    August 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I love my blender!

  • Erin
    August 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Definitely has to be my digital scale – perfect for measuring exact amounts of anything.

  • Danielle
    August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my apple corer!

  • Jenn
    August 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Does a toaster oven count? It’s my most used kitchen item:)

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    August 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor! Without it, I would have a lot less hummus and frozen banana soft-serve in my life.

  • Sandy
    August 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    my kitchen scale gets the most use so it is most useful. The unique new tool that I love in my kitchen is the pineapple corer/slicer which makes perfect rings of pineapple all cored.

  • rebecca
    August 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    a cutting board my dad made my grandparents that i inherited from them after they passed away. every time i use it i am reminded of all 3 of them.

  • Valentina
    August 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Spice grinder.

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    My fav kitchen thingie would have to be my amazing lime green kitchen aid mixer. It was my first major purchase for the kitchen and allows me to bake perfect cookies, how could you not love it?

  • Logan
    August 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    My little Black & Decker chopper. I’ve always told my husband (of 7 1/2 years) that one of the reasons I just had to marry him was because of his chopper. I love that thing!

  • Katharine
    August 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Not so sure if you would call it a gadget, but I LOVE my dutch oven…use it all of the time!

  • ari
    August 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    definitely my knife! obvz can’t do anything without it.
    or, i don’t know if this is a tool but whatever, a good skillet. love sauteed veggies!

  • miche98
    August 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    my kitchen scale comes first. then the nut cracker πŸ˜‰

  • Tasha
    August 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I have an ikea shredder that is the lid of a tupperware box. So you can cap it and store it once you’re done. Quite handy, but still can shed knuckles

  • Ananda Rollason
    August 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It would have to be my rice cooker. I loOVE it!!

    I don’t have a micro planer yet, though, so I’m sure I could put one to good use πŸ™‚

  • VeggieGirl @ Farmer's Market Love
    August 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Definitely my food processor – couldn’t live without banana softserve. Could use a microplane to add ribbons of chocolate to the softserve πŸ˜‰

  • Caroline
    August 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Well, I’d like to say my husband since he’s the family cook, but that’s a bit cheesy. Instead I’ll say my toaster oven! I love toast in the morning, but I’m currently obsessed with toasting to add to my couscous or quinoa salads, most often almonds. It adds so much flavor, so easily!

  • Tessa
    August 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    My favorite is my red, garlic smusher thingy. I don’t really know what it’s called, obviously, but it makes ‘minced garlic’ in seconds (to think, I used to slave away with a knife) and is so fun to use! I guess maybe a garlic press or something?

  • Rita S.
    August 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    My Iron Skillets….all 5 of them.

  • Michael
    August 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    My knives, just love to cut things up.

  • Irene
    August 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Pizza stone. Works wonders.

  • Grace
    August 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    My food processor – I love banana soft serve ice cream πŸ™‚

  • Stacy
    August 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    My red swiss Y peeler…oh the ease of using it πŸ™‚

  • Courtney
    August 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love my blender. Many wonderful smoothies have been made with it!

  • Ellen
    August 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i love (almost) all my gadgets! in the summer though, i can’t do without my salad spinner.

  • Olivia
    August 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I love my big beautiful butcher bloak cutting board. Is that a tool? Anyway, I love to cut up fresh veggies and herbs and organize them into lovely, fragrant piles of plant parts when I am cooking. πŸ™‚
    But I think a microplane could be my new favorite kitchen tool!!

  • laura
    August 4, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    my food processor — basil, hummus, banana soft serve…the list could go on! Or my mom’s kitchen aid and pasta machine — i love some good, homemade whole wheat pasta + raviolis πŸ˜€

  • Corinne
    August 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    It’s a thing I use to make my Green Monsters. It’s a hand blender!!! It’s great, so small and convenient. But what I really want is a sandwich presser, do you guys know of any that’s good and not expensive???

  • junghwa
    August 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    my favorite is the food processor!!!

  • DespuesIDo
    August 4, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I could never live without my blender because smoothies are my go to breakfast and snack in the hot summer time!

  • Shannon
    August 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Is it lame that my favorite kitchen tool is my lime juicer? I juice a lot of limes for guacamole so I use it alot, and it gets way more juice out than my measly hands can!

  • Jordan
    August 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    My Vita-Mix. It is magical.

  • Andrea
    August 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I’d have say my blender. I’ve been putting it to good use this summer.

  • Laura
    August 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I love my cast iron skillet!! I use it for pretty much everything!

  • Cindy (Eating on the Runway)
    August 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I think a good sharp knife is the best kitchen item. You can improvise everything else in a kitchen but a sharp knife makes all the difference.

  • sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    my vitamix – could NOT live without it πŸ™‚

  • Sahar
    August 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I love my electric kettle – it makes my life so easy to be able to make coffee/tea/oatmeal quickly!

  • Ashley
    August 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Blender….hands down….could not live without it.

  • Erica
    August 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I love using my food processor. I feel so professional!

  • Cara
    August 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    My Global knife. Hard on the fingers but worth it!

  • Amy C.
    August 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I love my blendtec blender. Mmmm smoothies

  • Erin Smith
    August 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Spatula, spatula, spatula! You can do almost anything with a nice spatula. It’s always my go to for stirring, flipping, scrambling, tossing, anything.

  • Kristen
    August 4, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    This is going to sound kind of silly, but my favorite kitchen tool is a mini cutting board. I love it because it can be VERY hard to wash a real size cutting board and not get yourself soaking wet. The cutting board is perfect for cutting a single chicken breat or even a sweet potato. I got it for only $1.99 at Ross and I use it at least twice a day. It’s small enough to fit in the silverware drawer.

  • Lisa P.
    August 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I love my food processor! Great giveaway. πŸ˜‰

  • Pam
    August 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Definitely a tie between my mandolin and stand mixer! Both make cooking and baking so much faster!

  • josie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    i adore my cuisinart immersion blender!! the only thing that could make me happier is a brand-new microplane πŸ™‚

  • Abbey
    August 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    My fave is definately my $50 Sur La Table whisk. I freaking love that baby. I use it nearly every day to make an omelette! Have to justify the ridiculous price.

    Never had a microplane. Would love it, I’m sure!

  • Nicole
    August 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    my fave kitchen gadget… for sure my coffee maker. How could I live without it??!

  • Joanie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    My favorite kitchen item right now is my mom’s food processor. I don’t have my own, so I had to borrow hers to make copious amounts of pesto for the upcoming w….w…winter. It is hard to say that word in summer. But I would LOVE this cheese grater…looks fun!

  • natalie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    my garlic press! i put garlic in just about every savory dish!

  • Amanda
    August 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    my good ole’ air popping popcorn machine!

  • Laura
    August 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Spatula! How else do you scrap that last bit of brownie batter from the bowl?

  • Cathy
    August 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    the ice cream scoop!

  • Allison
    August 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I have a couple of small Cutco knives my parents gave me a couple of years ago. At the time they seemed like a ridiculous present, but once I took them to my apartment, my roommates and I were amazed at how horrible and dull the knives were that we had been using. These newer knives are great for anything!!

  • kirsten
    August 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    my fav kitchen gadget is my tofu press, it’s amazing!

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie )
    August 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Hands down, my kitchen aid stand mixer! I’m a baker at heart and it just makes baking that much easier and enjoyable. πŸ™‚

  • Amber K
    August 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Since I use my magic bullet daily, I’d have to say that is my favorite right now!

  • maja
    August 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    my rubber spatula! it gets the bowl so clean (which, in the case of cookie batter, could be an unfortunate thing).

  • Renee
    August 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Probably my cuisinart.

  • Kristen
    August 4, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I love my mini food processor to make sauces and pesto. I think I make home made pesto at least twice a week. Love it!

  • Dee
    August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I love my salad spinner! It’s so fun to use and I make a big salad just about everyday to go with dinner.

  • Meagan
    August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    my one swipe avocado slicer!

  • Gail
    August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I guess my favorite kitchen tool would be the hand blender. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Camille
    August 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love love love my coffee maker. Is there anything better than waking up to coffee on a pre-set timer? I think not.

  • Caity
    August 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My fabulous Analon knife set that my parents gave me for a Christmas a few years ago. It’s a small set, a paring knife, 7″ chef’s knife, 10″, a bread knife, and a 7″ santuko, but what else do you need? I don’t know how I ever got by with cheap dull knives before I had these! I so wish that I had a KitchenAid mixer though πŸ™

  • Tracey
    August 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my garlic press! Less smelly hands. πŸ™‚

  • Beth
    August 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my silicone scraper spatula. I have half a dozen of the things and I use them every day for making omlettes and oatmeal, mixing batters, flipping food on the stove, etc etc. I couldn’t live without them!

  • Becky
    August 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Definitely my skillet… because I can fry, saute or warm up pretty much all of my favorite foods using the same pan!

  • Coley
    August 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    My food processor!

  • Stacy
    August 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It’s a toss up between my slow cooker and my Magic Bullet. Both are indispensable to me.

  • Caitie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Blender!!! I love smoothies:)

  • Sara
    August 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    My fave tool is an appliance… a small one… my blender! Smoothies, it subs a food processor (for a novice like me), yum yum yum πŸ™‚

  • Leslie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    My mini Cuisineart food processor!

  • helen
    August 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    would loooove a microplane to grate all the yummy romano cheese i eat! my fave tool is a pasta fork. makes my life so much easier!

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Magic bullet! It is so easy to use and awesome for smoothies!!!

  • ariana
    August 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    life just hasn’t been the same since i got a set of knives THAT CUT THINGS. i marvel at these beauties, how they just do what they’re supposed to (and don’t squash the bread/tomato/peach in the process…who knew?!). a close second is my tea strainer for loose tea. because warm tea when it’s cold is one of the most wonderful things there is.

  • Samantha
    August 4, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    My Vitamix, hands down. I’m in love with it and use it every day!!

  • jenny
    August 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    My kitchenaid mixer!!!!!

  • Melissa
    August 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    So honestly I don’t have a favorite kitchen tool because I’ve never really cooked before. Microwaving a Lean Cuisine is about as far as my cooking skills go, but your blog has inspired me to learn. I bookmarked your Linguine with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce recipe, and I think a microplane would be the perfect thing to help me get started!

  • Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog)
    August 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite kitchen utensil is the handheld can opener. Old school. Love it!

  • Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog)
    August 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    My favorite kitchen utensil is the handheld can opener. Old school. Love it!

  • jessica
    August 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I just watched Jacques Pepin using his!

  • Katelyn
    August 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I love my apple slicer. Best invention ever!

  • Sharon JOhnson
    August 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Favorite tool is my salad spinner; I can clean so many types of fruits and veggies while keeping them contained!

  • mel
    August 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    my strainer is a life saver!!

  • Grace
    August 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I love the food processor–perfect for quick dicing and making hummus at home!!

  • Whitney
    August 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Holla! My favorite gadget will surely be this microplane. My sister and I just moved into a new place, and let’s just say I get creative in the kitchen when it comes to kitchen gadgets (everything is either cut with a butter knife or the most intense butcher knife you’ve ever seen in your life). The butcher knife gets more done, thus by default it is my favorite item in the kitchen!

  • Blaire
    August 4, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    My blender is the best ! Love making smoothies and green monsters!

  • Steph
    August 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Oh my Lord.. I NEED a microplane! I have the crappiest zester which doesn’t even really zest and I could really use one for my love of cheese.. instead of cutting strips off of blocks. My husband and I just went vegetarian about 5 months ago and we eat a lot of pasta.. hence the need for a microplane.
    *prays*

    • Steph
      August 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

      Oh.. and my fave utensil so far (I have a bare bones kitchen) is my hand citrus juicer, though I am getting good at juicing with one hand!
      My brother also just got me a food processor for Christmas and I love making pesto, quinoa chickpea falafels and salsa!

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots
    August 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Oh! Yes, I do fancy a microplane!
    My favorite kitchen has got to be the wooden spoon that came with my cast iron dutch oven. It is so silly because I didn’t even buy the spoon specifically, but it is just the right size and is such a great stirrer!

  • Michele
    August 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    My blender!!!! It’s nothing too fancy, but it works like a charm. A very very close second is the coffee pot.

  • JW
    August 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I may be too late. My blender.

  • Michelle
    August 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I don’t have one yet, but I’m confident that one day, when I own a kitchen aid stand up mixer, it will be my favorite. I’ve already named my future mixer Sal.

  • Laura
    August 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    My favourite kitchen appliance is my blender. Have quite the obsession with smoothies when I’m in school

  • middkid07
    August 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I would have to say it’s my slipat. Cookies are SO much better.

  • Jenna
    August 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my Global Chef’s knife. I used to hate chopping, but it makes me enjoy prep :).

  • Jennie
    August 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    My favorite lately is my panini maker. I guess it’s more of an appliance than a gadget, but I just love it!

  • chrissy
    August 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    i wonder if this includes the bar, because i’d say corkscrew.
    if not, i’m gonna have to go with my coffemaker because well, i’m obessed with homemade starbucks caramel iced coffee.

  • Sara
    August 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Love my sharp knives! But I also like my garlic press, measuring cups, magic bullet, spiralizer…the list goes on.

  • Lee
    August 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    My favourite kitchen tool is my old-fashioned wooden reamer (http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=13589020). It helps me get every last drop of juice from citrus fruits.

  • Laura T.
    August 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    love my crockpot!

  • M.
    August 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    My Wusthof knives! Great giveaway!!

  • Carolyn
    August 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Because I have such a limited college kitchen, I’d say my favorite tool is my toaster! Toasted breads and bagels change a whole meal πŸ™‚

  • Tay
    August 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    As basic as it is, I love my air-popped popcorn machine!!

  • Brynne
    August 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Toaster oven! Is that weird? I love toast …

  • Sweet Mama Jane
    August 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    i love sexy cheese whispers.

  • laura
    August 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    my coffee maker is used day in and day out so id have to go with that one

  • laura
    August 4, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    my coffee maker is used day in and day out so id have to go with that one

  • Eva
    August 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    cliche, yes, but my kitchenaid mixer

  • Dione
    August 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Panini grill. I love melty cheesy sandwiches!

  • Jenn
    August 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my big, fat Cutco veggie chopping knife! I use it practically everyday:)

  • Emily J
    August 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    My favorite gadget is my 1.5T cookie scoop. Makes perfectly portioned cookies in seconds!

  • susan
    August 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Coffee Maker!!!!

  • Emily
    August 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love a lot of kitchen gadgets, but this week almost every meal has involved one appliance: my food processor! I love it.

  • Mel
    August 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I like my grill pan. So easy and convenient.

  • Jeanne
    August 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    My favorite tool is my vegetable peeler! I know, very old school, but it gets me down the good stuff! πŸ™‚

  • Dana
    August 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I love my potato masher, because it was handed down from my grandma to my mom and will eventually be handed down to me. Plus, who doesn’t love some homecooked mashed potatoes?

  • Denise
    August 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I finally just got an apple core cutter! So fast and easy to throw apples in my lunch or my daughters!

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    August 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    The knife set my mom gave me. Its fancy and slices like no other. I no longer have to suffer from squished bread and tomatoes. They slice like buttah!

  • katie
    August 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    my favorite tool is the chicken pounder, or i guess more commonly referred to as the meat tenderizer. i like chicken pounder better!

  • Leanne
    August 4, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    My favorite kitchen utensil is my avocado masher. πŸ™‚ I’m on the hunt to create the best guacamole recipe and I love love love guac and plus it helps on days when you need to get a little aggression out in a positive way. πŸ™‚

  • AshinMT
    August 4, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Im not sure what its called… an apple press? The thing that cores and slices an apple. It makes my apple addiction SO easy. Also, i have been wanting a microplane! Pick me!

  • Jen G.
    August 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Lately it has been my Vita-mixer.

  • Erica
    August 4, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my coffee grinder. First for the obvious (LOVE fresh ground beans!) but also for the uses I’ve found for it over the years like grinding flaxseed or dark chocolate. It’s the most under appreciated $10 gadget.

  • Danielle
    August 4, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Definitely my blender! Couldn’t have my smoothies without it πŸ™‚

  • Linda
    August 4, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Wow, loved reading about everyone’s fav gadgets. Mine is a close tie between my garlic press and my blender. I’ll have to go with my blender. Love my smoothies.

  • Danica
    August 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I love my food processor! It’s so handy for smoothies, chopping, blending, you name it!

  • Maribeth
    August 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    My blender! I love my healthy smoothies!

  • ann
    August 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I would have to say…my food processor!

    Thanks.
    Ann

  • Kim
    August 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I loves me my immersion blender for making soups, nifty gazpacho, smoothies, etc.

  • Macrae
    August 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    My glass frother! Oh, and of course a cork skrew πŸ˜‰

  • Andrea
    August 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    a peeler is my favorite tool, because I like having all of my fingers…using a knife to peel is scary!

  • Tara @ FoodforFuel
    August 4, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My three spoonulas (pink, red, and yellow) OR my pink kitchenaid mixer!

  • Andrea
    August 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    My garlic press or my blender – its a toss up!

  • Molly
    August 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Give me a sharpt chefs knife and I’m a happy cooker.

  • Dee
    August 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I love my grapefruit spoons! Growing up in FL we would pick grapefruit out of our back yard for breakfast every morning. These spoons make eating wedges so much easier!

  • Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    My vegetable peeler, really good knives and my cutting board. The perfect kitchen gadgets!

  • Erica
    August 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I would love a microplane! I don’t appreciate cheese enough. I do love using my hot water boiler for a quick cup of tea!

  • Kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    My favorite kitchen gadget is either my apple corer or my Kitchenaid mixer…her name is Ruby and she helps me make bread.

  • Catherine
    August 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I LOVE our tiny whisk. I know, it’s silly, but it’s so cute and efficient πŸ™‚

  • Kathleen
    August 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Magic Bullet. I know it sounds silly but I adore blending things to oblivion lol.

  • andrea
    August 4, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I would have to say my favorite gadget is my mandolin. I love it to slice veggies for the grill.

  • kelly
    August 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I love my santoku knife:)

  • Sarah
    August 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is the Magic Bullet? Is that lame? Oh well! I use it practically every day. It’s way easier to clean than my big, Kitchenaid blender and perfect for single-serve smoothies! πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    August 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    My favorite accessory is easily my chef’s knife, I use it multiple times daily.

  • Lindsey
    August 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I can’t choose. It’s either my blender or my rice cooker (that I use for oatmeal). They’re used nearly every day!

  • courtney
    August 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    i just got a tofu press and i can’t imagine the thousands of trees i’m saving! i’ve been making tofu constantly since the day it arrived πŸ™‚

  • EILEEN
    August 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    my french press!

  • Charlene D.
    August 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    If I owned a vitamix, it would probably be that! But since I don’t have one (YET!), I’d have to say my cuisinart food processor. I love its versatility!

  • ashley
    August 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    So many favorites…my garlic press? My egg pan? My blender? My really sharp chopping knife? Yes. They are all my favorites πŸ™‚ Kitchen appliances/tools, like children, can not be loved more than another… well, not aloud anyhow!

  • Charlotte
    August 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    My most favorite tool is a strawberry stem remover. I got it at Williams Sonoma at the beginning of the summer and LOVE it. I can stem a pound of strawberries so quickly and don’t waste any of the top part.

  • Erica
    August 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    My favorite would have to be the food processor– can be used for so many different things!

  • Kaelie
    August 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Wooden spoon. Mom never had an electric mixer because she liked to do things the old fashioned way. I still like to stir my cookie dough by hand.

  • Trisha
    August 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    My fruit and veggie scrubber!!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    August 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    I absolutely LOVE my kitchen scissors. I use them for opening packages, cutting fresh herbs, pasta and chicken and even use them to break up stuck-together ice cubes πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    August 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    I love my lemon zester! πŸ™‚

  • Lele
    August 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I am obbbbbbbsessed with my immersion blender. But have always always always wanted a microplane!

  • Cecilia
    August 4, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    My favorite kitchen implement is my scale (metric, of course). The scale banishes inexact volumetric measurements from my kitchen, and the tare function makes measuring out ingredients for baking a snap!

  • valen
    August 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is my food processor. I use it for everything! From chopping veggies for soups to making ice cream, chopped salads, pates, hummus and more.

  • Danielle
    August 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I love my mandoline slicer!

  • Megan
    August 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I love my silicon spatula. I bought it at the dollar store years ago and that thing rocks!!! It never sticks to anything and it lets me flip eggs without even a hint of a broken yolk and pancakes like a pro.

  • Heather
    August 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Hmmm. I love my rice cooker. And my George Foreman.

  • Jill
    August 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    The salad spinner! Love it!!!

  • Lindsay
    August 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    My absolute favorite kitchen tool is probably my moms special baking trays. For some reason when my mom bakes the cookies on those trays, they do not flatten out and get all crispy, they stay soft and fluffy and I dont think I could ever make cookies without them again!! πŸ™‚

  • Nina
    August 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I don’t own a microplane so that might be my favorite kitchen gadget and I never knew it but my current favorite is my chef knife.

  • Cyndi
    August 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Favorite kitchen tool? Definitely my hand blender. It’s perfect for making soups and smoothing out just about anything.

  • Marie
    August 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    i LOOVE my mini chopper. it’s small, convenient! everyone used to make fun of me, but when i took it to our annual summer beach house, no one wanted to chop the garlic, so of COURSE they reached for my chopper!

  • Kristen
    August 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    My tiny food processor, its easy clean up and it makes just the right amount for me and the man!

  • Bettina
    August 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Sadly, I don’t have many fancy kitchen tools – but my blender, maker of all things smoothie, holds a special place in my heart!

  • Megan
    August 5, 2010 at 12:21 am

    It’s a simple thing, but so effective! I L-O-V-E my avocado saver. You know how they get brown, even when you leave the seed in the middle? Well this little device has a ‘seed divot’ in the middle and you place the avocado half face down and it really does save the avocado from browning. Brilliant!

  • Jess (Nurse Jess the Blog)
    August 5, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I hope it’s not too late!! I’ve always wanted a microplane of my own since I lived with my old roommate who LOVES cooking and makes AMAZING things happen in the kitchen!

    My favorite kitchen item is my ceramic knife. It makes slicing things so slick and easy!

  • Misty
    August 5, 2010 at 4:52 am

    My favorite kitchen tool has to be the veggie mandolin….I can chop up veggies in all different shapes and sizes so easily!! (I hope this is not too late :))

  • lindsey
    August 5, 2010 at 5:11 am

    i lovee my food processor! πŸ™‚

  • havovi
    August 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

    My blender! Love love love it – so much so that I take it on holidays with me πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    August 5, 2010 at 5:28 am

    My favorite kitchen tool is by far my awesomely sharp chef’s knife. I use it 1678746311 times a day and I don’t know what I’d do without it.

  • Shannon
    August 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

    My favorite kitchen tool would have to be my cast iron skillet. So versatile and so LHOP.

  • Laura
    August 5, 2010 at 5:53 am

    My hand mixer, i always have used super cheap ones. but my boyfriend got me a really nice one for christmas and i still can’t believe hw much better it works than the cheap ones.

  • Kristy
    August 5, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Hands down, our garlic press! It has changed my life!

  • Laura
    August 5, 2010 at 6:14 am

    My favorite kitchen tool is my salad spinner. I love fresh, crunchy, delicious greens and this makes ’em dry and ready to go within seconds.

  • Kristen
    August 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I love your blog! πŸ™‚

    I am having a love affair with my food processor. I use that little baby at least once, if not two to three times a day. I need to get a bigger one, as I just have a baby.

    It is love <3

  • Caroline
    August 5, 2010 at 6:20 am

    My immersion blender!

  • Erin
    August 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I have 2 favorite kitchen gadgets:
    – Immersion Blender: makes making homemade soup so easy!
    – Pampered Chef Chopper: I hate chopping onion, garlic, peppers – so the chopper is such an easy way to do it. Plus you get to take out your aggressions as you pound on the chopper. Ha!

  • Amy
    August 5, 2010 at 6:26 am

    I love my good chef’s knife-a Christmas gift from my hubby!-except when I had a little accident chopping onions!

  • Leslie
    August 5, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I love gadgets, so it’s hard to pick just one. I think my favorite is a Pampered Chef juicer – you put half a lime or lemon in it, and squeeze and it gets more juice out than any other tool I’ve ever seen. It literally turns it inside out!! Love it!

  • Leslie
    August 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Henckle’s Santouku knife. Love it!

  • Diana
    August 5, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I love my blender. (Green Monster addict here)

  • Amanda
    August 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

    My favorite kitchen tool is a pie plate. Because there is nothing better than homemade apple pie.

  • Andrea
    August 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Definitely my magic bullet. If I had a Vita Mix it would probably be that…but until then I’m going with my magic bullet.

  • Brandi
    August 5, 2010 at 7:53 am

    My titan vegetable peeler! It’s super sharp and gets the job done! I use it to peel apples and pears and to make veggie ribbons! I also use it to get the rind off of citrus fruits to make tea!

  • Paige
    August 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Ah I’ve been wanting a microplane like crazy! I know it’s simple, but I love my decorative measuring spoons from Anthropology. The ends are like gold-dipped coral branches and they’re lovely.

  • marisa @ vinyasa mama
    August 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

    i just love my tongs! weird, i know, but they are so simple and usefull when i’m frying and cooking away!

  • jenna
    August 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I love my cheese knives and cheese board but I also heart my blender A lot. I do enjoying zesting and would love a good microplane!

  • Sami
    August 5, 2010 at 9:34 am

    i love my blender! great giveaway πŸ™‚

  • lcgrant03
    August 5, 2010 at 9:35 am

    My favorite kitchen tool is my plain ole toaster. I have a piece of toast every morning before I workout. Wouldn’t be able to start my day without it! Best $15 ever spent.

  • Crystal
    August 5, 2010 at 10:07 am

    As lame as it might sound, my vegetable peeler is my favorite and most used kitchen utensil. I’d love a microplane!

  • Liz
    August 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

    My favorite kitchen gadget is pretty boring….a spatula. Think about it. I use it for eggs, mixing veggies around, flipping tofu in the oven. Without it I’d be lost.

  • Ann Marie
    August 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I love my new ceramic knife!

  • Leslie
    August 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

    My favorite kitchen tool is an old classic–the blender! The Magic Bullet is also a close second because of the amazing guac it makes.

  • Jennifer
    August 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    My favorite kitchen tool is the pink food processor that my boyfriend bought me for my birthday. I think I love the color more than anything.

  • Megan
    August 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Quesadilla maker – enough said.

  • melissa (fitnessnyc)
    August 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    thanks I would love one

  • Rebeca
    August 6, 2010 at 9:58 am

    My absolute favorite kitchen tool is my grill pan. When I was moving into my first apartment my aunt sent me an extra pan she had with all of those little raised lines for grilling. I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and eating at home, eating cleanly, does WONDERS for my energy and I don’t know how I would have survived without it. Almost every morning I take out a frozen chicken breast,fillet of some fish, or turkey burger patty out to defrost and marinate while I’m in class and when I am done I come home and grill up my protein and veggies. I fell in love with grilled onions and grilled zucchini with Fiesta Brand’s season all. This is how I avoided a freshman, sophomore, junior, and now senior 15! Thank’s Aunty!

  • Melissa
    August 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

    favorite kitchen tool: laptop! Since I learning and growing and finding the wonderful and exciting world of food sooooo intimidating. I always have my wireless there with me in the kitchen, inviting food bloggers (especially you!), youtubers, and google in with me and my attempts at what I call “cooking”.