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Old 09-10-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: mass
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What is you latest acquisition for your kitchen that you are really excited about?

I don't think I am the only one, but when I am shopping in a kitchen store, something usually grabs my attention, I love it, gotta have it, whether its a pot/pan/gadget/electronic item, I bring it home, wash it, look at it for a bit, dream about what I am going to cook in it (sometimes this starts at the store actually.)

Today I was shopping at Kohl's in the clearance area, and I found two enamel coated cast iron pans from the food network brand. The first was an oval roaster (not really deep like for a turkey), shiny red, and cover that can also be used as a second pan, a shallower roasting pan, looks perfect for scalloped potatoes. I also got a rectangular pan. Be-u-ti-ful!

I am loving these pans because till now I really havent had a pan that I can use on top of the stove then transfer to the oven (well, other than a couple calphalon pots which I can't think of anything I would necessarily want to cook that way.)

I also got a mandoline recently from my brother for my birthday. I love it in theory, but the jury is still out on this one. It doesn't do hard things like sweet potato well, and carrots, while I love how it juliennes them, are so small it is an annoying task. It does cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, onions in a zip though. can't beat it for that.

Anyway, what have you bought for your kitchen lately that you are really psyched up to have or use?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Nothing that got me excited yet. Too busy paying off all the moving and home purchase expenses right now, lol. I got a nice little wire rack with a drawer and wooden top for my water cooler and some stainless steel utensils (technically for the grill) that I really like though.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I acquired a spouse who washes the dishes.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Just got a new DeLonghi coffee maker I adore.

Now to acquire a chef!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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Let's see what got glued to my hands last time.
2 Fondant imprint mats from Wilton
1 sugar paste gun
1 set of 8, cookie stamps
1 mini roller

And my husband got home today with a hand cranked food chopper he picked from a thrift store. Let's see if I can scrub it and make it look like new. I love old style tools.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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I also got a mandoline recently from my brother for my birthday.
Watch it. It has a bad reputation of getting your fingers.
Most of my friends had an injury with it.

I don't own one and I'll never will.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Just ordered a hand cranked chopper from neighborhood kids fund raising.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Got it about a year ago, but I love the microwave steamer from Pampered Chef. Great for making my husband & son's favorite veggie - broccoli!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Watch it. It has a bad reputation of getting your fingers.
Most of my friends had an injury with it.

I don't own one and I'll never will.
I bought a mandolin slicer from Pampered Chef at about 10 years ago. I used it once...again my inner-spaz came out. Haven't used it since, but I'm sure I've moved with it to my last 2 houses!
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Old 09-10-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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I just love my mandolin. Klutz that I am, I've had no major accidents with it. I use it mainly for sliced potatoes and apples for apple pie.

My most recent acquisition is my garlic press. Can you believe I've never had one till now? I could spend days in the kitchen stores. Love to browse, find new gadgets.
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