I might have alluded to it before here on It’s Just Life—I am a number one class A klutz. If there is something that I can hurt myself on I will do it. Even if it is something that I can not hurt myself on I will find a way to injure, impale or sever some body part .
Oh you doubt me? Let me tell you–this is one lady who can cut herself opening gum. You know those little foil covered packs that slide out of the package. One time as I was punching the little rectangle of gum out of the package I managed to CUT MYSELF on the foil packaging. To the point that I needed a bandaid. I kid you not.
The other day Chris and I stopped at the Medford Outlet Center and they have one of those fabulous Kitchen Collection stores there. I browsed and browsed some more. Who doesn’t need a corn de-silker or a garlic holder? While I was looking at all of the gadgets I found the perfect thing for me.
Oh I was excited. My own little devil and he was red–my favorite color. Why was I so excited? Because he is perfect!!!! I am the Queen of Oven Burns–yes it is yet another title that I proudly wear. If it is hot I am attracted it like a moth to a flame. (It might explain my attraction to Mr. Diamond, too.)
Here it is in action!!! Please notice that I already have the silicone wraps for the edge of the racks but this little buddy is now my new best friend. (Sorry, Ann. You are still my best human friend.)
I found him on Amazon if you can’t get to a Kitchen Collection store—one click here will take you there. He now resides on the cabinet knob next to the oven. He is my new favorite kitchen gadget.
What about you? Do you have a kitchen gadget that you love ? Please share with me in the comments!!! Don’t forget—every comment made in May will net an additional 50 cents for Leslie Oxford’s fundraising goals for The World Race.
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I love a good whisk and I have several. I also love my mini teflon (I think) spatula. Thank you Beth Ann and I look forward to commenting daily! And thanks again for doing this for Miss Leslie.
You are so welcome! My readership is going to be off the charts! 🙂
What? No more need for the elbow length oven gloves?
Still might need those!!!!!
I like that little guy! My favorite gadgets are my pop top tab opener and my zyliss manual can opener.
Good ones! This guy is so doggone cute!
I’ve never seen that before! It makes sense though. Those oven wracks really get my arms sometimes. My favorite tools are probably my salad spinner and microplanes. We got a hand held immersion blender for our wedding and I love using it for soups.
I love microplanes! I don’t have a salad spinner because I always thought it would take up too much room or something but I can see that it would be a great addition to my kitchen……maybe encourage me to eat more salads???
It makes it so easy to make salads. There’s really no other way to get all the water off the lettuce if you want to buy whole heads. I hate soggy salads.
Me, too!!! Any recommendations????
No favorite kitchen gadgets here, just your basics.
I can cut myself on paper, a package, etc., too, or just nick the top of my finger on something and it will bleed. Thin skin?
Oh, how I laughed at your comment about Mr. Diamond.
Glad I could make you laugh this morning. I love this little guy! And being the continuing klutz that I am—pretty sure I broke my pinky toe (again) this morning getting into the shower at Aaron’s……
I need an oven pull! I have many favorite kitchen gadgets, but my favorites are probably my wooden spoon and my mini-whisk.
It is a pretty fabulous little guy. Love wooden spoons and whisks, too!
Ha, I love gadgets.. Glad you found a new friend. Did I ever tell you about the time that we picked up a new vegetable peeler? Well, my wife always used a paring knife for potatoes, carrots, etc., and then somehow one of those new-fangled peelers entered our kitchen (I think it snuck into the drawer sometime ‘between the dark and the daylight’) and I prompted my wife to try it. When next I saw her, she was telling me how the new device was an ineffective piece of trash and it was totally worthless,(my words, her’s were much more colorful) so I, in an attempt to prove her wrong, removed the plastic protective cover off of the blades, that she had not discovered, and I went about peeling potatoes like they were going out of style, and of course, laughing hysterically. And so, when I got out of the hospital..
This comment is so long it should be worth 75 cents, what do you think?
I think it might be worth a whole dollar, Jake!!!! It definitely gave me a chuckle. Kind of like the post I wrote about trying to shaw my legs with the cover on the razor……
I know “shawing” your legs must be tough with or without the cover. lol Where is spell check when you need it?
Oh good grief—-I was doing that reply on my phone. SHAVE, doggone it!!!! 🙂
I knew that.. But I couldn’t just let it go.
I am glad you didn’t . I hate not seeing it when I make typos and mistakes like that. Ugh. Thank you. Happy Sunday to you, Right Reverend!
Amen sister Beth Ann. I know how you feel about typos, and isn’t that why we have spell check? We write, we read, we re-read, we edit, we read, we re-read, we edit, we re-read the re-read and still we don’t see the ‘error’ that of course, every one of our readers will immediately pick up on. Must be a gremlin hiding somewhere.
A big gremlin, me thinks!!!
Or in your case, I think it may be Buddy.. He waits until you’re not looking.
Buddy gets blamed for a lot around here!
I wonder if Holly is setting him up? A femme fatale as it were.
Haha!! Could be.
I feel a song coming on….
Oh, what a cute little devil — and how practical! I empathize with you, Beth Ann. I’ve posted several times about my clumsiness — mine usually involves falls of some sort, but I dare not say that too loud, or burns, cuts, etc. will come a-running!! Happy weekend!
Nice to know that I am not alone in this!!! I am sure that we are not alone but raelly—-isn’t this guy cute???
That’s great gadget! I can’t think of a favourite one, but I sure wish they had one that did all the cooking 😉
Well that would be called a dream gadget, wouldn’t it?????
I guess so! lol
Isn’t he cute??? He is really a great addition to my kitchen!
He’s the only Devil I would allow in my home! LOL
My favourite is the oven mitts from Pampered Chef because I have small hands and they almost cover me to my elbow. which I need.
He is adorable—let me tell you! I love him!!!!
I had a whole kitchen full of fabulous little gadgets – now they are packed up, waiting for us to return from Australia in two years. Too expensive to ship everything for a short amount of time.
Instead of buying a ton of new gadgets here, we’ve gone back to the basics and I have hardly anything outside of knives, whisks, and wooden spoons. Learning how to do everything in the kitchen (from ravioli to breads to pesto and more!) by hand!
When we went to Australia I had a few kitchen things packed that I couldn’t live without including my Pampered Chef chopper and whisk. 🙂 Funny what you learn to live without when you need to —-like ranch dressing. 🙂
Hey, paper cuts really are the worst. They hurt!
They are horrible for how small they are! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh I love your little devil and I sure could have used him today. I’ve tried oven mitts but they never seem to fit my small hands correctly, so I grab my trusty pot holder. My favorite kitchen tool is a whisk; I have several in all shapes and sizes.
Whisks seem to be very high on the list of favorite tools!!! This little guy is going to be around for a very long time!
What a great gadget. Did I ever tell you that I managed a chain of kitchen stores in Western Canada a few years back? We sold items like that and they were so popular. I still enjoy browsing kitchen shops to see what’s new. Glad you found your new best (non human) friend!
What a fun job that would have been!!! I love kitchen gadgets and am always drawn into any store with gadgets!!!
This little gadget is such a great idea!
It has saved me a couple of times already!
Probably that little rubber thingy that helps you open jars….boring, right?
Heck no—those are wonderful! Love them!
I am definitely with you on being a complete klutz. Dear Lord, the number of doorways I have run into or air that I have tripped over is incalculable. I’m glad you found something that may help 🙂
Hey–I just broke my toe (or at least it feels broken) Friday when I stepped into the shower at Aaron’s townhouse…sigh. Good thing there is such a thing as tape as I am now rocking the taped together toes look.
Stepping back, resisting, no, no. . .red is such a nice color, won’t take up space, useful. NO NO. A nice gift…..
My Waffle iron. I use it for everything.
He hangs on my cupboard door now—fits right over the knob. Right next to the oven. You need one, Katybeth!
I have the exact same thing except mine are made of wood – one is a rabbit & one is a fish. I used to love them for pulling out the grills in the oven (back when I still cooked). They are so handy! Mine sit in the plastic tub next to the stove where I store my cooking utensils (like my slotted spoons, etc.)
Awesome! I had never seen them before and I love them! I like the rabbit and fish idea!
There’s always something I need from a kitchen store. I got the gloves that go half way up my arm to avoid burns. Love the comment about Mr. Diamond! LOL You may cut yourself with the knife, but you know which side of the bread your butter is on! 😉
My go to favorite accessory if all time is the garlic press. I put garlic in almost everything I cook whether it calls for it or not.
Garlic is awesome and I have a pretty nice garlic press myself. Can’t do without it!
Great kitchen tool. Super
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