My favourite kitchen gadgets

February 8, 2008


I’m very loyal to my favourite things. I committed long ago to my brands of laundry detergent and toothpaste and never consider changing. My bias for the tried-and-true follows me, of course, into the kitchen, too. I have favourite pots and pans, and I even have a favourite knife and tongs that I pack when I travel so that I always have them at the ready and ingredient preferences that would puzzle most normal people.

Given these predilections for the familiar, it’s not every day that a new gadget or kitchen do-dad wins me over. However, that’s just what happened the first time I picked up this wooden handled whisk from Browne & Company. Although I can’t put it in the dishwasher, the feel of this tool in my hand is so wonderful that my laziness is secondary to my desire to whisk up a cyclone!

What’s your favourite kitchen gadget?