The Best Double-Duty Kitchen Gadgets

by in Community, Shows, March 13th, 2012

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At the beginning of Worst Cooks in America’s third season, Erica Weidner caught our eye by using scissors to cut up a bell pepper. We then asked you: What other gadgets have you used to cook up a dish in the kitchen? More than a hundred people responded with their go-to double-duty gadget techniques. They were so unique, we couldn’t choose just one. Here are our top two favorites:

1. Julie Lonkey uses a wide-blade drywall knife to get a smoother finish with buttercream on cakes.

2. Krista Lucken listed a few double-duty items, but using cupcake liners to keep pepper from escaping the pepper mill in the cabinet is pretty spectacular. Plus, when she measures fresh ground pepper, it gets ground right into the cupcake liner and then poured into a measuring spoon with no mess.

This was our favorite budget-friendly anonymous tip:

  • Remove both ends of a tuna can, wash and then use it to cut out biscuits, mini pie crusts and more.

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  5. That was an interesting idea what Krista Lucken was doing with cupcake liners. Everyone of us can use our small kitchen gadgets intelligently for double-duty work. Nice reading..thanks for sharing.

  6. M Hegwood says:

    Hello and congrats on your show and by the way… A fantastic show. I also love ". The sandwich king"" and "cooking for real". Keep cooking sunny, I love your dishes as well as the sandwich kings "sloppy Jose". Awesome!!!!
    I have a double duty with a slight twist… It is using adhesive hooks , applying them to the sides of Ur small trash containers, then , heres the double duty: using" supermarket plastic bags" for trash bags by attaching the handles of the plastic bags to the adhesive hooks( previously mounted) for trash bags… I have not purchased trash bags in over 10 years. BIG SAVINGS!

  7. jeri says:

    As an after thought, I use metal coffee cans (if you can still find them) for making bread, especially Boston brown.

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