Kitchen Gadgets

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  1. Beth Gallagher

    Beth Gallagher Veteran Member
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    I had one years ago that came with a Pfaltzgraff pie plate that I bought. I have no idea what happened to the bird though I still have the pie dish. My grandma had them and used them in fruit pies.
     
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    I don't know if these have been mentioned yet in their various iterations (sandwich press, waffle iron):

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    I bought one with a variety of plates, used it once to make a sandwich (maybe twice), had it take up space for years, gave it to Goodwill, then years later fell prey to failing memory and a sale, bought another one, used it once to make a sandwich (maybe twice), had it take up space for years, and gave it to Goodwill. Then I stopped.

    I have a cast iron skillet and the lid to a stainless steel pot that sits over most anything to hold in the heat. That setup makes a great grilled sandwich and fried burgers. Most other cooking gadgets (like my Showtime Rotisserie) got used quite a bit and then passed on due to space issues and because I moved beyond that phase of my cooking. These presses never got past the first date.
     
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    I knew a single female who used hers extensively. We, however, have enough stuff already. I don't know where we would put one even if we wanted one.
     
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    The thing I hate most about the air fryer is that it's hard to clean and is constantly in need of it.
     
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    Do you have the type with the "drawer" container? I have a system. As soon as I dump the cooked food out, I fill the basket thing with hot water and dish soap and let it soak while we eat. Cleans up fast and easy, then I just swipe the inside cavity of the fryer with a damp dishcloth.
     
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    No. There is a shallow, removable pan to collect the liquids. That is easy enough to clean, but guck is splattered all over the sides, the top, and the door of the thing, and soon hardens. One problem is that my wife does the cooking, and I do the dishes, so I don't usually even know when she has used the air fryer until I notice what a mess it is.
     
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