I love kitchen gadgets. They are my favorite gift to get and I put my kitchen gadgets to use on a regular basis. I get messages from friends wanting to know what I think of my kitchen gadgets pretty regularly so I thought I’d blog about my favorites that I use regularly.
My daughters got me a Ninja Foodie 5-1 Grill for Christmas this year. I love it so much. The air fryer function is superior to my original Farberware Air Fryer. I love because it works as an air fryer and it roasts, bakes, dehydrates, and grills with cyclonic grilling technology. I finished some ribs I had cooked in my Instant Pot today using the grill function and it was so impressive!
Speaking of Instant Pot. I absolutely love mine. I jumped on the Instant Pot craze in 2017. I use it regularly. I found a local butcher who sells beef ribs and they turn out perfect in the Instant Pot with a quick finish on the grill. Normally I drag myself outside rain or shine, but now I can get fast and easy results indoors with my Ninja Foodie. I’ve use my Instant Pot to make eggs, yogurt, meat, pudding, and quark.
Here are a few recipes I posted on YouTube using my Instant Pot: Chili Cook Off Winning Recipe, How to Make Bison Bone Broth in Instant Pot or Slow Cooler, Bison Bourguignon Osso Buco, Mediterranean Bison Stew Recipe, How to Make Bison Mexican Adobo Short Ribs, and Beer & Bison Pot Roast. All of these recipes will work for beef as well, but if you are looking for some bison (and other meats) I highly recommend NorthStar Bison. With this link you can get $10 off your first order for $150 including any meat that NorthStar carries.
Another great kitchen gadget that my girls got me one year is a Sous Vide Cooker Immersion Circulator. If I want to make a high end restaurant meal I always turn to my Sous Vide Cooker. You simply cannot go wrong when you cook with this method. I have made amazing steaks, lobster, shrimp, scallops and the best ever poached eggs using it. Cooking with Sous Vide makes the most flavorful meals that are always perfectly cooked. After following times and temperatures that are exact for each kind of food just a quick can sear finishes off your meal perfectly.
I love smoked flavors. My daughters know me well and purchased a PolyScience Breville Gun Pro Smoke Infuser Smoker for me a few years ago. I love it. It just takes a few minutes to add smoky flavor to any dish I make. It is beyond easy to use.
A very long time ago I purchased a Vitamix. It has been worth every single penny and I’ve found that they honor their warranty when something goes wrong. Mine is a Vitamix from the Ascent Series. The 10 year warranty has made it totally worth going up a step from the Explorian Series which has a 5 year warranty. Vitamix completely replaced my base after 9 years. For small batches and quick things I use my Magic Bullet Blender.
I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer that is 22 years old and I use it all the time! Attachments make the Kitchen Aid Mixer an amazing tool. My favorites include the KitchenAid Spiralizer Plus Attachment and the Slicer/Shredder Attachment are my top two tools that I purchased separately.
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