Monday, August 23, 2010

Cool Tools for the Cook! :D

Happy Monday, everyone! It's the last week of August, crazy as it sounds. Haha, I know, I always say that. ;)

Anyways, I'm pretty sure we all love to eat. Food is life. Haha. And cooking our own food can really be fun - that is if we're not too tired or busy. While the basic tools we need can really be narrowed down to pots, pans, knives, chopping board, etc., it is amazing how many cooking tools are now available to us! These colorful and fun tools can make a laborious and tiring day in the kitchen very fun and exciting. :D

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I think I want them all! What about you?

Out of all of these, I only have one: a garlic gizmo (part of the 18 gifts my sister and brother-in-law gave me for my 18th birthday). My garlic mincer is a pretty cool gadget - you put the garlic clove in, and then you roll it around (it has wheels!) until your garlic is finely minced. :D

Looking at all these inspired me to look up cooking/baking tools and kitchen gadgets that I would love to own.

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Silicone Solutions 10-piece Bake and Serve Set ($49.99)

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French White Corningware 16-piece Set ($62.49)

*from http://www.target.com/*

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Cuisinart Elite 14-cup Food Processor ($298.95)

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Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer ($299.95)


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Shun Classic 8-piece Knife Set ($599.95) --- Yikes!

*from http://www.crateandbarrel.com/*

I kept my "kitchen wishlist" to five items because if I didn't, I think everything in the Crate&Barrel catalog would be on this post, haha! :D

I also dream of having a cozy and home-y kitchen to house my tools and gadgets. And I really want an island! :)

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*from Google*

Do you like/love to cook? What does your dream kitchen look like?

53 comments:

  1. I love to cook & I love design! I think every detail is important! I love my kitchen at the moment. I have the warm colors of a cafe but the modern touches of stainless steel and sleek lines. The kitchen is a gathering place for everyone so detail is #1 :)

    Great Post x

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  2. Fun post! I love kitchen gadgets! Those kitchens are gorgeous!

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  3. Renay Shanel-- your kitchen sounds beautiful!

    Staley Mc-- aahh, they are! :)

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  4. Honestly i hate cooking and i cant cook.. >.< lol but i lovee to have pretty cute cooking utensils in the kitchen. Shows i made an effort haha.

    Yeh i agree, wen im older i want a nice, home-y looking kitchen =]

    xx

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  5. I love to cook, but still learning. I love that herb infuser. A couple months ago, I shared some photos on my blog as well on dream kitchens. What I would give to have a kitchen like these! I would cook and eat all day!

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  6. wow great post, may have to look at that for my BF but I can't cook to save my life :P still I could buy him something x

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  7. ooh I love the mini herb grinder! I love kitchen gadgets!!

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  8. I love red in the kitchen! Right now the only red thing I have is a butter dish :-(

    Great post!

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  9. These would inspire even reluctant cooks (like me)

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  10. xWHLo-- haha, i actually like baking way more than cooking, but i definitely want to learn how to cook more.

    Dina's Days-- ooh, yeah, i think i saw that post. :)

    Vintage and Cake-- haha, yeah, i'm sure he'll love any of these cooking tools!

    Taj-- same here!

    Emy-- i do want a red mixer, but couldn't find a picture online, haha. ;)

    MarchMusings-- haha, agreed!

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  11. Thanks for posting this, it gives me motivation to want to learn how to cook! ; )

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  12. Marie Z.-- you're welcome! :D

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  13. You're SO sweet! Thanks for checking out my blog :)
    You should totally check out the W Hotel in Hollywood. You would love it. So trendy and fun! :)
    XO
    Lara
    http://ineedanewoutfit.blogspot.com/

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  14. They look so happy! I want a bright kitchen with lots of light and space. I'm a beginner cook so far.

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  15. I read this in my instyle magazine and I loved everything! Some of the stuff is sooo cool! I want. =D

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  16. Ooh! I love kitchen gadgets and those last 2 pictured kitchens are gorgeous! Those bunny ears salt & pepper grinders are adorable.
    I got most of my wish-listed kitchen items from our wedding: The SHUN Knives - I LOVE these! You really don't notice what a difference it makes until you try to use a different knife after awhile on the Shun's. I also love my nice pots and pans, electric wine bottle opener, and wine cooler. We're still saving our stand mixer, large food processor, china set, silverware, and panini grill for when we move to a bigger home. For now I can only gaze longingly at the boxes (but I don't want to take them out of the packaging yet).
    Next on my kitchen wishlist (besides a grand old kitchen) is a Staub grey dutch oven, Shun steak knives, and contrast charger plates.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  17. Sweetie, I LOVE cooking posts... recipes, cooking equipment, gorgeous kitchens. More please, more!!

    Happy Monday Dear! xo

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  18. Oh, how fun! I think we have most of these items, Mr. Deer is quite the chef! XX!

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  19. love all that!! I just remodeled my kitchen..I should sooo show u pics..I think u would love it!! Maybe I should do a post about it..hmmm...I bought the silicone bakeware and the corningware too! I luv it all

    http://icosmeticrn.blogspot.com

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  20. these look amazing! I wish I could cook lol :)

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a fun post!! I love all things kitchen! :) I have registered for a lot of these things on my wedding registry! :)

    http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

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  22. I love to cook and love looking at all these fun gadgets! Those colorful knives look fun.

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  23. great kitchen picks!!! I love pretty kitchens! And thanks for the sweet comment on my post! No, unfortunetly my bump isn't showing at all. its kind of annoying because everyone feels entitled to give me diet advice. they just dont realize how much I eat. WTV I suppose thats how it is. everyone wants to get involved in the miracle of life..LOL...and no its not taylor momson from gossip girl..Doesn't she have like butt'length hair? She doesn't really have boobies either..LOL. well anyway. thanx again and great post about kitchen gear! I would die to remodel mmy kitchen but we r renting so gotta wait until we find a house.

    xx
    anya

    http://theveiledbump.blogspot.com/

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  24. I can "live" in those kitchens! I used to enjoy new kitchen gadgets but lately just don't have time nor inspriration to cook new food. My mother in law just LOVES cooking, I am going to get one of the cool kitchen gadgets for her at Christmas.

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  25. Lara-- you're welcome! and i think i really am gonna love it. :)

    lovedfromthestart-- same here, i want lots of light and space!

    Leenda-- yup, i want them too! haha.

    Vivian-- it's really great that you got a lot of kitchen items from your wedding!

    Jen-- i will post more of these for you!

    shari-- as i told you on my email, i wish i would end up with a husband who can cook too! haha. ;)

    icosmeticRN-- yes, pictures and/or a post, please! :)

    Breee-- i'm sure you can learn!

    Lindsay-- i have a feeling you'll get a lot of cool stuff from your wedding registry!

    style'n-- they really do!

    SassyAgapi-- i think it's cool!

    Anya-- haha, i totally thought it was taylor momsen. i'll email you too! :)

    Nelah-- i'm sure she'll love these!

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  26. Thank you so much, and yes I had a great first day actually! Hope you're having a good day too=)

    www.agnesstyle.blogspot.com

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  27. Who wouldn't want a zester or an herb infuser!!! This is my kind of post =)


    Sorry I've been absent. I think I'm feeling more like myself again =)

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  28. AGNES STYLE-- i'm glad you had a great first day!

    Lisa-- heyy, i'm so happy that you're back and feeling better! :D

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  29. There are so many fabulous kitchen tools out... I wish I had a bigger kitchen!

    xo

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  30. Those are some great gadgets... I love the herb infuser!

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  31. The fat skimming ladle is so great! Total luxury, as is the kitchen aid mixer! I technically have room, but for now I use the hand mixer version which is really powerful and great! I love all white kitchens, sometimes I think I will do it all black like Kelly Wearstler if I had the chance. It's pretty dramatic when I cook. I do it well, it's just always a production, so maybe the black is fitting. Awesome tools, I'm a gadget girl!

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  32. I don't cook but I'd love to make my kitchen look like one of these someday :-)

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  33. I've always been a bit obsessed with baking myself! One day I'd love to buy a fabulous mixer!! :P

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  34. I would cook a gormet meal every night if my kitchen looked like this! I have a salad spinner and I LOVE it!

    xo M

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  35. Fashion Meets Food-- me too! :)

    Scientific Housewife-- that herb infuser looks really great!

    Style Attic-- i would love to watch you cook! and all-white kitchen sounds fantastic!

    Candid Phobic-- with a kitchen like those, i think we're all gonna want to cook, haha!

    Erika-- same here, i would love to buy a really legit mixer!

    Marcie-- me too, i will!

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  36. Hello darlin!! I have to say, right back at you! Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine, and I too am your most recent follower :) Looking forward to getting to know you!

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  37. Al-- hi! thank you, and i look forward to getting to know you as well!

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  38. Great picks, Mimi! I love to cook and trying to be a better baker haha I would love the Kitchen Aid stand mixer:) That's such a sweet gift from your sis and bro-in-law! The gadget sounds so convenient to use! Thanks again for dropping by my blogger:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  39. The Owl's Closet-- thanks! and you're welcome! :D

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading yours!

    Meg

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  41. Meg-- you're welcome and thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  42. i'm not much of a cook or baker, but we own the silicone solutions and they are great.

    http://ohtobeamuse.com

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  43. Oh my goodness I must have that corn stripper!

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  44. Cheryl-- i really want to get those!

    Ashleigh-- it's sooo cool, huh? :)

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  45. Hi Mimi!! I love this post because in my kitchen i have a lot of gadgets with a lot os colours because my kitchen is old and with this things is more funny and cool! Sorry for my english because isn't very well :P but thank you for visit my blog.

    Kissessss

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  46. Miss Rouge-- hi! aww, don't worry about it! thanks for dropping by!

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  47. these are really cute. i'm not really into cooking but i enjoy helping my sister bake from time to time:D

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  48. Carrie-- i think you're gonna like baking. :)

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  49. Cute! I definitely want an island... and we are getting one! yippeeeeee we're moving house soon.

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  50. Cafe Bellini-- oooh, how exciting! yay! i hope you get to share photos with us. :)

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  51. I love to cook, but I’m a beginner, and I kinda suck!
    My mother in law is so nice, she teaching me how to cook. She’s very patient with me, even when I screw up lol.

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  52. Dizzy-- aww, that's great! i'm sure you'll learn in no time!

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