I generally try to stay away from rants. I think the main reason is that if I were to get into writing them, that's quite possibly all I'd do.
But I need to get something off of my chest. Something really big and serious.
I hate kitchen tools. Mostly the ones that serve just one, very specific purpose.
Rice cookers. Sandwich makers. Electric latte whisks. Chicken pullers. Melon ballers. Deep fryers. Apple cutters. Electric can openers. (Okay, the last example is pretty 80s, but it still illustrates my point.)
I can replace each of those things with a tool I already have. Here goes:
Pot. Frying pan. Regular whisk (and a quick hand). 2 forks. Spoon (and some appropriate wrist action). Pot filled with hot oil. Paring knife. Regular can opener. (Are you noticing the versatility of a simple pot?!)
I have a very tiny kitchen. Sometimes it annoys me. But it forces me to be minimalistic (which I like), and reminds me to be content with what I have, because in some areas of the world, an entire family would live in a space the size if my little kitchen. So, that being said, I have no room (or time) for specialty kitchen items.
Over time, I have been given many kitchen gadgets. I have donated almost all of them to the thrift store. Someone, I'm sure, is thoroughly enjoying my rice cooker. I, however, am enjoying my pot and lid. Besides, a pot doesn't have a cord. (Have I ever told you about the time I burned my slow cooker cord in half? I think I'll post about that tomorrow. In fact, I may include
I like things that are multi-functional. If it serves one purpose, it's gone.
Now, the things that are exempt from this rant are as follows:
- Waffle makers (because nothing else can make those little squares).
- Orange peelers (because my husband has tender fingertips and loves this apparatus - plus, it's super small)
- Coffee maker (because we love our coffee around here, and I like the thermal pot)
What overly-specific kitchen gadget do you hate (or love)?