Saturday, February 21, 2009

Show and Tell Saturdays - Kitchen Gadgets

This is hosted by Kim over at Homesteaders Heart. I've joined in this week to show you my favorite kitchen gadgets.

As I was reading Kim's post I was thinking, "Hey, I've got that...and that...and that!" But instead of writing about my own Vita-Mix, KitchenAid mixer, and George Foreman grill, I picked some other gadgets. (Also, like Kim, I couldn't decide on just one). So I picked our water filter pitchers, crock-pot, and scissors. Scissors? Yes, they are good for more than just cutting paper and your little sister's hair.

First, our water filters. Our water is city water and it tastes...well...that's why we have water filters. Plus, it gets rid of all the yucky stuff that's in the water.

Next up, we have the wonderful, can't-do-without Crock-Pot. Seriously, folks, how many of us busy moms absolutely looove our Crock-Pot? There are even whole cookbooks devoted to Crock-Pot recipes. (Oh, and ignore any stains, puh-leeze).

And last, but definitely not least, are our handy-dandy scissors. I tell ya, these babies are my favorite small, hand-held, kitchen gadget. They can cut open packages and cut up food. I hate trying to cut up my littles food with the side of the fork. Do you know how long that takes? It is sooo much faster and easier to grab these and snip, snip - all done.

Ooh - ooh, and you know what? They are less than $1 at Wal-Mart! How cheap...uh cool is that?!

So, there you have it, folks. My favorite kitchen gadgets. Ok, I changed my mind, I'll leave you with one more picture. I just have to put my Kitchen-Aid on here. It's red! My kitchen has a Chili Peppers theme (can you believe that, Arlene? I still have my Chili Pepper theme that I started out with!) so if I can't get stuff in Chili Peppers, I try to get it in red. Oh, and my husband bought me this at Sam's Club, too. (see Kim's post).

Until next time...


The Ties that Bind Us said...

Yep! I've got similar items - after all, how would we funtion without them? My Kitchen Aid is Martha Stewart green (mint green). I luv it.
Brenda @

Sherry said...

The mixer is definitely one of my faves!! I bought dh a water filter pitcher for work and he loves it. :D

Melissa said...

I also listed my scissors! They are constantly being used in my kitchen! My Kitchen Aid is white, but i love it anyway!!! LOL!

Homesteader in Training said...

LOL! LOVE it! You have all the same things I do! And you know what? My Mom actually bought the red Kitchen Aid first (because I LOVE red) but then took it back for the black one because it matched my kitchen better. LOL. I love my crockpot and kitchen shears as well. I would feel right at home in your kitchen I think. Thanks for linking up today. It was nice seeing what you love in your kitchen!!!
Big Hugs!!!

He And Me + 3 said...

I love my kitchen shears too. couldn't live without them...I use them everyday.

Arlene said...

Wow, I am surprised that you still have the same theme in your kitchen -- congratulations to you! (I'm sure your honey is happy about that, too... no kitchen overhauls needed, lol) We have been married a little less than 4 years and I don't have much the same in my kitchen! Of course, I didn't have a whole lot when we were in Japan, so it's not really that I got rid of a lot of stuff but rather, that I actually got more stuff, lol!

I just have a white KA, but I, too, love mine! I was going to get a different color (or an actual color? lol) but Nathan and I agreed it would probably be better to do white, that way if I ever decide I want to change the color scheme in the kitchen, the mixer will always match. :o)