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What is your favorite under-$10(ish) kitchen tool/helper/doodad?

I love asking this group about their favorite kitchen/home helpers. Please chime in and share your trusty affordable sidekicks here: Is it a pie docker? Dish cloths? The line is open, thanks in advance! :)

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asked 18 days ago

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PHIL

PHIL is a trusted home cook.

added 18 days ago

I got one of these microplane grating cubes. I haven't tried it out yet but there is always something that needs to be grated.

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creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added 18 days ago

I love my flat whisk. It gets into the corners of a pot when making custard, it serves as a kind of sub for a slotted spoon to lift things (hard-boiled eggs for example) out of hot liquid, it fits my small hands. I reach for it much more often than for my balloon whisk.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added 18 days ago

LOVE my flat whisk. Don't know what I'd do without it!

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Hana Asbrink

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added 5 days ago

Hear, hear! Love my flat whisk so much, thanks for chiming in!

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Niknud

Rachael is a trusted home cook.

added 18 days ago

Hands down the little silicon pot sleeves that I slide over the blazing hot handles of my oven-safe sauté pans. My husband, after the 57th time hearing me shout strings of unprintable curses after making a frittata (or anything else) and forgetting the handle was approximately the temperature of the surface of the sun, ordered me some. Now neither my hands, nor my children's ears, are scorched.

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BerryBaby

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added 18 days ago

Hands down my very old vegetable peeler. Not only for vegetables, curls of chocolate, peeling fruit: apple peels (add whole cloves, water and simmer for a warm, cozy seasonal scent) and add orange peels for an extra burst, zucchini ribbons, shreds of cheese, endless uses! BB

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ktr
added 18 days ago

My handheld milk frother. It works great for mixing cream into coffee and for making hot cocoa. Between my husband and me, it gets used several times every day.

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BerryBaby

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added about 11 hours ago

I have a battery operated frother that I picked up at World Market years ago for $10.00. They are great. BB

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added 18 days ago

any one of my sharp kiwi knives. or my piece of rubber thingy that helps me open tightly closed lids on jars.

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boulangere

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added 18 days ago

A combination peeler/julienne cutter. It looks like a 2-headed peeler with a peeling blade on one side and a julienne blade on the other. Indispensable! I think I paid around $10 for it.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

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added 18 days ago

Is this for a fluff article to insert your own merchandise? Or are you really just curious, lol. You could pick a few of these handy dandy kitchen helpers and write an in-depth article about the inventor, state of manufacturing, interesting facts, etc. Include recipes with ginormous photos strewn within the article that use said products for click bait.

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BerryBaby

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added about 11 hours ago

Many of these questions are turned into future articles. Great place to gather information and ideas.

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added 15 days ago

Bench scraper, whisk, or rubber spatula.

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added 5 days ago

mini offset spatula

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added about 12 hours ago

I like hand knit cotton dishcloths. Great texture for wiping down counters and such.

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