I made deconstructed vegetable lasagna last night and had fun because I finally got myself a mandoline slicer after wanting one for almost two decades. This late appreciation brought me to make a post about my favorite kitchen tools lately.
Prior to obtaining this little clever gadget, I was not eating apples regularly because of the tedious preparation. Personally, biting through a whole apple is too stressful on my teeth so I prefer to eat sliced apples. Ever since I got the slicer, apples became a staple in my kitchen.
Benriner Mandoline Slicer
I remember seeing this on television back when I was still a kid and thought it was the most amazing thing ever. I told my mom to get one even though I was not allowed in the kitchen. She never got one because she thought the blades were too dangerous. I finally got one this week and am very much enjoying it. There are other mandoline slicers out there that have figured out how to solve the problem of multiple blade switching, but I decided to go with the old school Benriner for the novelty of it. The blades are a problem and I'm bound to have a nasty accident in the future, but in the mean time I'll try to be careful!
Self-rotating Egg Beater
I haven't really used it that much but thought that I should include it in my first list because I just received it this week. My dad randomly visited my home and gave me this and just left. Confused as to why he would give me such a random thing at a random time, I decided to give it a try anyway. You press it down to the bottom of the container for it to rotate on its own. It's pretty nifty, though not entirely necessary. It doubles as a more efficient whisk for smaller contents.
Rig-Tig Dressing Shaker
I got this at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen earlier this year. I always make my own salad dressing every single time so I figured that this would save me some prep time. I think the design is a little flawed because of the air suction and the excessive dripping, but it put some sense into me to bottle up pre-made dressing.