I woke up and sat at my word processor/computer/typewriter and thought to myself, “what the hell did I eat last night for dinner?! It’s getting bad that your brain does not remember the simple pleasures in life.” Low and behold, it dawned on me. PANCAKES! Yes, dear friends, I made pancakes for dinner. This was even at my dear wife’s suggestion, and she usually HATES pancakes, but she even complimented me on them and said dinner was very good!! I am sometimes amazed at the world around me. So onto today’s blog about small appliances.
For the sake of easiness, I will be pulling pictures off Amazon and will try to include the links. You are not obligated to buy any of these appliances at AMAZON. As a matter of fact, is it not more enjoyable to “shop for sales or deals” on all these items.
Let’s start simple with a blender, a universal piece of equipment I have been using since I was a kid making milkshakes. The last thing I used it for was the Green Goddess Salad Dressing Recipe.
This is not my exact blender because mine is OLD, but this one should do the trick.
I also own a NuriBullet. This is nice when I don’t want to break out that bulky blender for a small job. It costs just as much as the blender above, but hell if you’re stuck for Christmas gift or birthday ideas…BOOM!
Food processor. Hardly. Ever. Use. it.
You know what I do love? My Phillips Air Fryer
This is the exact one I own and I have used the shit out of this for years and it still cooks perfect frozen French Fries. Cost $179.00
Things that Toast…A TOASTER. This is a matter of personal preference. I own a two slice toaster because my kitchen is not huge. I also hide mine away in an appliance garage, which is nothing more than a “Bou-jie” name for a cabinet with a roll up door. If I were to leave it out on the counter, then it would have to be all-retro and cool looking.
Hand held Mixer. This is used in the mashed potatoes recipe that will be published sometime in the coming months. I just have not made them recently that I recall.
This one looks good for me because it stores well.
Lastly, for today at least, is the stand mixer. For my money, nothing beats Kitchen-Aid when it comes to design and accessories. Yes, they are expensive, but it will last a lifetime. I know a wonderful woman who purchased one for her elementary school aged daughter as a gift. Now she will have that memory every time she uses it all through her adult life. Best gift EVER!
I own this small Artisan Series 5-Qt mixer that my wife got for ME as a Christmas gift one year. It was on one of those SUPER door buster sales at Kohls way back in the day. I love it and use it year round, especially when making chocolate chip cookies like the ones for those ice cream sandwiches just a few weeks ago!
That’s all today. Like the Gadgets List, I will be adding to this. Remember I have wire racks filled with cooking paraphernalia and a lot of it plugs in, so on that note, have a good weekend.
The Drunken Chef (Russ)