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One of my favorite things: a collapsible trivet - Zer Netmouse
October 16th, 2014
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One of my favorite things: a collapsible trivet
Sometimes I like to bring attention to objects I like or find really useful. These are two of my favorite things that I inherited from my grandmother:




They are quite lightweight and take up very little space in the drawer, yet they are very sturdy and the rubber feet and metal top makes them a good trivet - stands high heat well, and insulates it from the counter or table. They can also support a fair amount of weight. And you can shake the trivet out from compressed to expanded with one hand.

I haven't seen the like in any stores, but if I do they may become a standard wedding gift from me...

What are your favorite kitchen tools?

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From:beamjockey
Date:October 16th, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
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The tool I use most often in my kitchen is my Ipad, which plays me podcasts and seminars I listen to while preparing food or cleaning up.
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From:netmouse
Date:October 17th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
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heh. I use my GSIII to look up recipes fairly often, but it's a bit small for that - I have to keep scrolling between ingredients and procedures. A tablet would be better.

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From:lisajulie
Date:October 17th, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)
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Probably my favorite kitchen _technology_ is cast iron pans - both plain and enameled.

My favorite kitchen _tool_ is my rice cooker. Over 30 years old,
as plain as they come, and it just works.
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From:netmouse
Date:October 17th, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
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We do love our cast iron pans. And I was having trouble keeping the big ones seasoned, but lately I've started using a mix of butter and olive oil, and that seems to work better than straight vegetable oil. Something about animal fat, I'd guess.
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From:the_leewit
Date:October 21st, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
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It looks like this could be replicated? But there are some pretty ones available if you search online for "folding trivet," which I'm sure you know. I must admit, this looks pretty neat, and I'm glad to hear an endorsement--- this is the sort of thing that could go either way, gadget-wise.

I do like the FlyLady Rubba Sweepa--- the name is so twee, but the broom is really good--- works hard, on both flooring and carpet, and if you flip it, it has a squeegee that you didn't know you needed. I also dearly miss the suggestively-named "Whipmaster," a hand-cranked, enclosed mixing tool that really took my shameful instant pudding addiction up a notch.
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