I have some very favorite kitchen things that I feel like don't get mentioned enough. These are things I use every single day in my own kitchen and I don't think I could live without them! They make my life easier and more simple. So without further ado, they are:
Ice Cube Trays: I always have something freezing in my ice cube trays in the freezer! I go through them like crazy (cheaper ones tend to crack) so I buy them at rummage sales or auctions when I get a chance. High quality trays would be worth it for me so they are on my wish list. I like to my Cream Cubes, Freeze Milk, Freeze Chicken Broth, and more! I've even made mini desserts in them.
Magic Bullet: This little powerhouse is amazing. I picked up my first one at a rummage sale and have purchased another one since. (Motor finally wore out because we used it so often!) This is perfect for making little single size smoothies or grinding up small amounts of whatever (I use it to grind my turbinado sugar when I need it finer or powdered.) It's also great to take on road trips or camping.
L'Equip Dehydrator: Ok I've mentioned this one a couple times but it's definitely on my list of can't-live-withouts. I literally use mine every single day. I use it mostly to make dried fruits and snacks, Homemade Fruit Roll Ups, and Dried Chicken Broth (recipe coming soon!).
Plastic Jar Lids: If you eat through your canning pantry in the winter like we do, these lids are a must! They are awesome for storing open canned goods in the fridge, topping off jars with spices in them, and storing things short term in jars as I make some new concoction. We also have a set of Cuppow lids and I actually use these on my jars with homemade salad dressing, Dorthy Lynch, or Ranch Dressing!
Rada Cheese Knife: While I love the entire brand of Rada Knives, the cheese knife is my favorite. Yes, we use it for cheese but it also works extremely well for tomatoes (I like it to slice up my cherry and grape tomatoes for Sun Dried Tomatoes!), lettuce, and more.
What are your favorite random kitchen items? Do you have any of the ones I mentioned above?
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