One of my favorite Disney version fairy tale movies is The Little Mermaid. (mostly because of some of the songs.) Can totally relate to Ariel when she sings about her collection. Thankfully, most of my gadgets actually have uses. Gadgets that are used so often, cannot understand why I didn’t have them before!!!
Mine are all kitcheny sort things. Do think there is a curling iron around somewhere and one of those eyelash curler doohicky things. However, personal grooming for me doesn’t involve primping or makeup. At least not very often!
The first super cool thing is my Pampered Chef can opener. It was a spendy thing and most of my PC items are not used often or at all. (OK< the food chopper Pampered Chef thing is used now and then..) The best thing about the opener is that the edge of the can isn’t sharp. LOVE that. Did look into getting this second item from PC, but found it was millions of dollars cheaper at Walmart. Can’t even remember what it is called, but it is mostly for draining cans of tunafish. Or other cans of this size. Used to hate trying to use the lid to drain the can. The last of these three is used at least once a week. Think it was seen on a recipe blog somewhere. The idea fascinated me and it was added to my Christmas wish list. It is such a cool gadget! Much more efficient than smashing up the burger with a fork or slotted turner (which is what a spatula is called now, at least in the US). It is called a meat chopper.
Below are other favorites. The first one has a strange name. Usually, it is called a mini serving spatula. (recall the slotted turner above?) and does have slots in it. (mine does not) They are used for brownies and other foods you need to get out of a pan–cake, brownies, and the like. The next picture has various silver pieces, which are important. They are for serving. The original pieces were purchased because the pattern was on most of my silverware and wanted to keep them similar and thought it would be fun to have them. (forgot the pie server, that was still in the drawer!) Then, after realising how dang useful the serving spoon was, went out and bought two more. One sans holes and other with. They don’t match, but are (as stated) very handy. Used to always use dinner TB or some gargantuan spoon that can be used for serving, but is really inefficient for all foods. (Kitchen TB on the end near the serving fork) The last item is something we’ve used for years. A friend from Tillamook gave it to us and we thought it was kind of odd. But, it is AMAZING. After using it once, we have tossed out any scoop sort of ice cream utensils and just use this one. Granted, it isn’t as nice on a cone, but it will work.
So, there you have it. Lots of super awesome kitchen gizmos that are as curious as the ones Ariel found, but mine have known purpose.