All good chef’s, whether they be professional or just home chef’s, need good “toys” to play with. These kitchen toys help us create our beautiful and delicious masterpieces from our kitchens. I have tried many different gadgets and gizmos, but the ones I like best are the ones that are simple and practical. I am a huge fan of all the Pampered Chef products and have many that I have had and used for years and years. They are great quality, easy to use, not very expensive and last forever. I had not been to a Pampered Chef party in quite some time until yesterday when my friend Kathy had one. Her daughter Sarah has been a Pampered Chef representative for quite a few years and put on a great presentation. As usual, the products were fun, practical and very innovative. We all bought a bunch of new items to add to our current collections. I had to be careful and not go to wild though. I have run out of room for the things I already have, so buying new things has to be at a minimum. It was tough not to come home with everything though.
This cool, fun piece is a granola maker. I did not purchase this one (yet), but it is still very cool. The granola came out wonderful; much better than store bought.
Some of the other items that were used for the presentation were a brownie pan that Sarah used to make little individual quiches out of; a mini chopper that one of the guests was demonstrating how to use; a slicer; an iced party tray holder and the water diffuser that can have fruit (or coffee) in the middle and then pour the water around it. (I did purchase the diffuser. I like the idea of the fruited water). All of these recipes, ideas and products can be found on Sarah’s facebook page Sarah Triebold and on the Pampered Chef website.
The mini quiches that were made in the brownie pan. They were so delicious.
My own personal items from Pampered Chef that have been used on a daily basis for many years. I absolutely love using my stoneware for baking. As you can see, they are all very seasoned and well used. I actually have six baking sheets, put I only put out two. I also have two pizza stones that I forgot to put out. I think stoneware is the best for baking because everything cooks nice and evenly and they come out of the pan really easily too. Cleaning them is a breeze as well.
This is actually a strawberry corer, although I use it for tomatoes and many other things all the time as well. This is probably my favorite kitchen gadget out of all the things I have and use.
More of my fun stuff from Pampered Chef. I have a fun water pitcher, that looking at it now, I guess is similar to the diffuser, just bigger; a trifle cake dish; and a great can opener. The can opener actually cuts from the top of the can rather than the sides, and leaves a much cleaner, smoother edge, which means you are less likely to cut yourself from the edges of the can. Believe me, I have done that and had to go to the hospital for stitches. Cuts from cans are nasty, deep and jagged cuts, so I highly recommend using the Pampered Chef can opener instead.
If you are not currently an owner of Pampered Chef products, I definitely recommend trying them out. I think you will love them as much as I do. Just have fun in the kitchen. That’s what it’s all about.