How Many Cooking Gadgets is Too Many?

July 7, 2010Katie

Lately I’ve been accumulating a lot of kitchen gadgets.  I have a horrible addiction to them.

And my cupboards are filling up.

So, I ask you, how many cooking gadgets will you get before you decide enough is enough?

I have 2 different grill basket/pans, a fish grill basket and one to hold 4 hamburgers at a time.  Do I need this?

A Meatball Grill Basket?

Or to take it a step further, this?

Okay, you moms, how about this?

A Waffle on a Stick Maker?  It even tempted me, and heck, my kids are almost grown.  However, it comes with a steep price tag …as in $894!


Is there any reason I need one of these to mash guacamole when I’ve already got a potato masher that will work equally as good?

And oh the dilemna…do I truly need a slicer for each and every item in my kitchen?

Or will a plain ol’ sharp knife do?

Tempting as some of these are, unless someone builds me more cupboards soon, I’ve run out of room.

But doggone it, I really, really want these!

I mean, just THINK of the possibilities!

I need help.

Please send it…

Do you have a cooking gadget addiction? What’s your favorite gadget?  Do you have a ridiculous one? Tell me about it…

If you can admit it…


  • Cendie M.

    July 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Katie, mine is my chopper from pampered chef! Not only do I use it for onions but it is great on potatoes for hash browns! My egg slicer works over time also! It is great for olives and mushrooms!
  • Beth Zimmerman

    July 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I do have a similar addiction and a Pampered Chef addiction to boot! I need someone teach me how to use the PC Mandolin that I purchased a couple of years ago and have never taken out of the box!
    1. dishinanddishes

      July 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

      Oh Beth - those are fabulous - if you come to OKC, bring it and I'll show you!
  • Hank Pilson

    July 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    There's a single much more fine purpose not to compete on value. Individuals generally worth points that are pricey. It is a curious factor of human psychology that if we think some thing is important, then it’s. Conversely, need to you set a low price tag on some issue, men and women perceive it as becoming junk.

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