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FI and are getting closer to buying our house. It comes with the stove, microwave (built-in) and refrig.
We own a griddle, wok, and stand mixer. Haha that’s about it.
What else do we need?
Links to ones you love would be much appreciated.
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OOH! Instead of the mini-food processsor, I recommend that you get this: http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KHB300OB-Hand-Blender-Black/dp/B00008GSAC
It is an immersion blender that has a mini-food processor attachment. Works great!
@sls79: AWESOME, concise list.
Post # 5
A CROCK POT!!!!
Seriously. I love mine. It was the best present I ever got. I think mine is a 4-quart. It’s not gigantic and not too small; it generally feeds FI and I with at least a couple days worth of leftovers.
Post # 6
One more that I forgot – a good coffee maker (assuming you are a coffee drinker).
I know a lot of people who can’t live without their Keurig’s. I don’t have one, but kind of wish I would have registered for one. I don’t want to get one now, because I did get a nice Cuisinart maker, and I don’t want too many gadgets.
Post # 7
Totally agreed on SLS79’s list, and I love my immersion blender, too! I bought myself a set of silicone measuring cups for Christmas (I was getting Mom some and did the one for you, one for me trick) and think they’re great.
Post # 8
What do you guys do with a food processor?
What is an immerson blender?
Oh we do have a Keurig and def want a crock pot.
Post # 9
A garlic press. I lovvvvve mine! I cook with garlic a lot, and it helps avoid the smell that lingers on your hands for days.
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Silpat mats if you bake much – much simpler than cleaning cookie sheets! We use ours for everything from cookies to pizza and taquitos, haha.
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Also, I know they have mixed reviews, and if you’re getting an immersion blender you won’t need one, but I LOVE my Magic Bullet blender. I think we use it daily.
Post # 14
I absolutely cannot wait to get my giant food processor! I am so excited. I’ve had to stop myself from just busying it so many times! I’m going to use it for making sauces, soups, dicing veggies, etc.
My FI does not like a lot of veggies, so I hide them in his food by processing them very fine. Right now I have to do several rounds in my mini food processor, which is quite a pain 🙂
And when we have a baby I can make baby food. YAY 🙂
Post # 15
I use the immersion blender a lot for soups and stews–it’s awesome when you’re making, say, chowder, and you want that creamy texture but you don’t feel like using actual cream and instead want to use skim milk. Process a few of the potatoes in their liquid, then stir back in (or just insert immersion blender, whirl for a few seconds but not too long, and remove).
We also use the whip end of the immersion blender to whip egg whites for waffles. Soups and waffle egg whipping are like…95% of my immersion blender use!
Has anyone added a Dutch oven to the list? I would call that a kitchen essential, too. I use mine probably weekly.
Rubber spatulas and spoonulas?
And amen to high quality knives and multiple cutting boards and measuring cups/spoons!
Post # 16
crock pot for sure. I own one large one and one that has 2 pots for parties. I love that dang thing!
Good knives are a must, it makes prep so much more enjoyable.
I would invest in an awesome calphalon all purpose pan with a lid.