Misto oil mister; In my forever quest to be green this is a newer tool that I can't live without. I found it on sale at a local store and hoped that it would work. Lo and behold, it does and I will never buy another spray can of Pam- like substance again. Who knows what's in those aerosol cans anyway? (chemicals I can't pronounce, of course) Previously I had a love/hate relationship with aerosol oil cans before my Misto (Mr. Wonderful) and did at least buy the olive oil one as you just need one in the cupboard for making cupcakes or muffins with cups, cake pans, or waffle iron, but no more. This little baby is a keeper!
Apple Slicer; I love this simple tool. My family groans every time I talk about it though. I once took it camping with us which they still find hilarious! I mean, really, it makes them downright giggle at the mere mention of this fantastic tool. We never bought any apples on that Michigan vacation so they acted as if I'd dragged the kitchen sink with me instead of this portable tool. Crazy funny. I still love it. And when we load up the car this summer for a trip to Yellowstone guess what will be in my food box...(yes, the apple slicer, hopefully we'll buy apples but if not it is a cheap way to make them groan and then they'll have to tell the story...) I can't wait.
What tools can you not live without in your kitchen?
My toaster and my crockpot are huge on the list also and I've never even considered taking them camping! Oh and my Lodge cast iron skillets.
Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking meme. Click her link to find many other food-related posts. Happy weekend. As I'm finished writing this it has started to snow outside. I'm on Spring Break.