Monday, 15 April 2013

What's Your Favorite Kitchen Gadget?

Last Christmas, I was fortunate to receive a very nice gift from my thoughtful sister. It was a wonderful surprise! She knows me very well, she gave me an immersion blender! Perfect for a person who spends a lot of time in the kitchen. 

When we came back from our long vacation, it took me over two weeks before I started using this nifty gadget. It struck me that I can use it for a lot of things:
  • Smoothies
  • Soup
  • Sauces
  • Mixing batters

A friend and I talked about making smoothies and my concern was, how can I make a smoothie without damaging my blender? I was worried crushing ice would easily break it. Then she said to just freeze the fruits. Brilliant idea! Then my craziness started. I bought several boxes of strawberries, blueberries and oranges. It was the beginning of having more beautiful breakfasts. Imagine having warm pancakes with a cold strawberry smoothie. Just wonderful!

I also used my immersion blender to make pesto sauce. I couldn't find cheap pine nuts so I opted to use walnuts instead. I loved it, I can easily adjust the sauce according to my liking! 

With this thingamajig, I feel I could conquer the world (armed with a cool and yummy smoothie)!  Now tell me, what's your current favorite kitchen tool?


  1. I love your gadget. My favorite kitchen gadget is microwave, hehe! I can reheat and cook food in minutes. #junkfood

  2. The recent weather condition has made me drool over smoothies lately and for that reason, I love that we have a blender at home. Good for you because this immersion blender is such a powerful weapon for us foodie :D

  3. I bet you want KitcheAid more ! Neu ?! Are you reading this ? lol

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  5. quite a handy gadget. looking forward to your recipes using this gadget.

  6. This gadget is a life saver.I have one too and I have been making mango smoothies with it.