My Favourite Kitchen Gadgets

Everyone’s got them.  
Their favourites…
…the beloved kitchen gadgets you just can’t get by without.

What are your favourite kitchen gadgets?  
Are you an appliance junkie?  
Or do you keep it simple?
Me, I love to keep it simple.
Give me simple tools and I can make it work in the kitchen…

Here are my go-to gadgets that help me out in my favourite place in my home!

First and foremost, my KitchenAid Mixer!
We received this as a wedding gift over 12 years ago, 
and it’s never let me down!
We’re best friends… 😉
Well, ok, maybe this is my best friend.  My coffee maker.
Not sure if it technically counts as a kitchen gadget per se, but I couldn’t get anything done without it!
This is another one of my favourites…my breadmaker.
I can’t even tell you how many loaves this has made.  
12 years use and still ticking…
I’m a little afraid now that both my KitchenAid and my breadmaker are going to bite the dust because I’ve marvelled at how long they’ve worked for me…
On to the next thing…
Have you ever used these little gadgets?
I picked up these bag clips from Ikea on a whim one day, and I use them all the time!  Perfect for bags of chips, chocolate chips, everything.  They’re cheap and so useful!

Oh and these pan scrapers from Pampered Chef are the best!
I’ve even used them to scrape off paint.
Such a simple & practical little tool!  
They get into the corners of cake pans and lasagna dishes when you are cleaning them.  So great.

I have 2 of these glass batter bowls from Pampered Chef, and I love them!
I love their large volumes (4 cups and 8 cups), which make them great for storing soups, batters, chilis…

Now this doesn’t look like much, 
but this griddle is at the heart of all of our Saturday morning breakfasts!  Perfect for pancakes!
Another fave!

And lastly, my Pampered Chef cooling rack!  
It gets a workout almost everyday with some sort of baking!
It practically lives on my counter.
I’m realizing I have a thing for Pampered Chef…and honestly I’ve only ever been to 2 parties!
So thanks for taking a look at my kitchen faves!  
I’d love to know what yours are!  Do share!
Sharing my faves with Centsational Girl today!

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    April 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Rather freakily I think I agree on all counts – except the coffee maker as I’m a tea girl myself so my kettle would win there!

    My KitchenAid is my kitchen baby <3 I wouldn't be without her, I even named her (Annie).

    And the cooling rack, YES YES YES, my cheap supermarket ones used to collapse making my poor cakes go flying. I love my Pampered Chef one.

    And the Pampered Chef zester – it’s magic!

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    April 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    My pizza stone..use it a few times a week.
    Those Ikea those!
    George Foreman grill..cooks so awesomely fast!

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    Romy van K.
    April 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    I love your favourites!

    xx Romy

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    Erin B
    April 17, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I’m pretty much with you on all of your favs minus the coffee maker. The George Foreman is a must in my house. I hate turning on the oven when it’s hot out so it’s a perfect substitute.

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    April 17, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    What brand is the bread maker? I’m shopping for one…..

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    April 17, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    We have a lot of the same things!! I love those Pampered Chef scrapers and have found other odd ball jobs for them besides in the kitchen! I also love that Pampered Chef glass bowl, it is my go to bowl, lol. I am definitely a “less is more” kind of girl so I have very few kitchen gadgets. I don’t have a griddle because I found it took up too much room and was too big to clean, I prefer to use a big stove top pan instead. Other than that our lists would be almost spot on 🙂

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    Centsational Girl
    April 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Oh my pan scrapers? Must have!!! THanks for linking up your favorites today, who can live without a Kitchen Aid mixer, i ask you? 🙂

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    April 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Found you through the CG link up, and I’m in love with your blog design! It’s so pretty. Like a breath of fresh air. Oh, and the gadgets are nice too. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    April 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    @Suzie Too funny! My hubby is a tea guy, and he’s trying to convert me…not sure…I’m a coffee gal!

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    April 17, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    @Romy van K. Thanks!

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    April 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    @Erin B Funny a couple of people have mentioned the George Foreman as a fave…we BBQ a lot…rain, sunshine or snow!

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    A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
    April 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    @Kimberley I don’t like the bulk of it either, and have a few choice words for it every time I pull it out of our overflowing cupboards, but it’s so great for pancakes, I forgive it! 😉

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    April 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I love love those Pampered Chef scrapers too. I use them all the time. They are a must-have kitchen gadget.

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    April 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    I need those scrapers! I think about how much I need them everytime I bake and yet still put off buying them

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    April 18, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    I keep talking about getting a bread maker – one day I’m sure. Love the scrapers,too. I use mine everyday I think. And those clips from Ikea are the BEST!!

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    Amber - Binkertation
    April 18, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    loving your faves… so sad I have neither a breadmaker nor a kitchen aid mixer – I want both!!! Now, those little scrapers and clips are also on my “must have” list.

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    Beverley Dobson
    May 25, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    I love my little Blender, is a knock off from bullet. I make a smoothie in it every morning. I take it travelling with me as it is so small. you can blend small batches of stuff, like a small dip or make a drink with ice creme or a Maragurita in it. I love it and the items that have been mentioned. I am just waiting for my own Robot that will do all the cleaning up…………………….

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