I have never considered myself a kitchen gadget "collector". Although that could be because my kitchen drawers are so stuffed to capacity already I shy away from adding more. Yesterday however, I decided to go shopping at Bed, Bath and Beyond and realized it to be my personal danger zone. I was in a weakened state to begin with being overly tired from singing in three long church services this weekend plus teaching Sunday school, but I should have realized I was in dangerous territory when it took me two minutes to walk two feet into Bed, Bath and Beyond because I was ogling all of the kitchen eye candy on display.
I mentioned in a previous post that we have started a winter egg subscription from a local farmer. Because of this, I have been making an egg for breakfast more often in the morning. However, the smallest egg pan I had was a smallish pan that eggs stick to terribly unless I use copious amounts of oil. So when I came upon this little egg pan called "small fry" by Joie de vivre MSC (no joke, it has the word Joie written right across the handle) I had to have it. After all, it had my name on it!
The pan scores a 10 on the cuteness factor early in the morning with the egg face on the handle. After using it once, I was relatively happy with its performance also. The company did recommend using a little oil in it to prevent sticking, but it was so much less oil than I was having to use in my other egg pan. Also, the small size did restrict the amount of heat I put it over, (the flame has to be smaller than the circumference of the pan) but this still resulted in a perfectly cooked egg. At $7.99, it was a little pricier than some kitchen gadgets, but I think this is a pan I'll be pulling out any time I want to cook just one egg. Now the question will be, where to put it?
I'd love to hear about your favorite and must have kitchen gadgets too!