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May 3, 2007 09:40 AM

I can never have too many.....?

I'm trying to think of a small kitechen present for a co-worker, who I heard loves to cook. Not knowing what she already has nor what kinds of cooking/baking she is into. So I started to think about my own kitchen. What gadget I'd love to have more of? Being a baker, I can never have enough measureing spoon/cups. What about you and your kitechen?

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  1. knives, baking sheets, tongs, spatulas, mixing bowls.

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    1. re: swsidejim

      Yeah, I could definitely use more tongs -- I use mine constantly, so I'm always having to fish them out of the dishwasher and wash them. And can you have too many spatulas? I think not!

      I really need more small bowls -- I have a set of the bright-colored plastic nesting 1/4 cup to 2 cup measuring/prep bowls ( ); I'd love another set and they're cool enough to make a nice gift. But what I really need is another set of both the 4-ounce and 8-ounce pyrex custard cups -- the ones with the fluted edges that are have remained unchanged for at least 40 years. An indispensible classic!

      1. knives and heat resistent spatulas. Always run out and am constantly rinsing.

        Jfood's favorite tool in the kitchen is one of my pans. A 10" non-stick Calphalon pan with sides. When purchased years ago they called it a sauteuse, now they call it a saute pan. Have two of them, one with two u-handles and the other with one u-handle and one long handle. Jfood loves the second one more than any pan.

        1. I just asked a similar question earlier this week so check out all the great posts under the following subject:

          You have $15...What kitchen gadget do you buy?

          People have really great ideas for exactly the question you are asking!

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          1. re: ktcolt

            yes that's a good thread!

            i would also second cookbooks or cookbookstore gift cert!

            1. re: ktcolt

              That is definitely a good thread to check out...the idea I got from that is the silicone universal pot lids from Sur La Table. Haven't had a chance to check them out yet, but seems like that could make a great gift for someone who may have lots of everything since it could be considered a bit of a noveltly item.

              I also second those who have suggested tongs...those are by far my most indespensible item in the kitchen, and it's great to have a variety of lengths.

              1. re: italyinmind

       word ont the lids: AMAZING :) Enjoy 'em.

            2. I love cookbooks just for some new ideas!! I call myself a cookbook aholic! Or give a magazine subscription to Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Food and Wine etc. It is a gift that keeps on giving. Depending on your budget another fun gift is a wine club membership there are a ton out there at many different price ranges and maybe a food/wine pairing cookbook to go with it.