After much soul-searching, I have decided on my favorite kitchen tool of all time. It was a hard decision. There are so many invaluable tools. A garlic mincer – I use it for almost every dish. There is no substitute for fresh garlic. A sturdy balloon whisk – This is great for all applications: sauces, eggs, dressings. A sharp knife that never lets you down – no doubt this is a close second. A sharp, thin bladed knife that will allow you to chop, dice and slice is a multitasking must.
But – the winner is… the food processor. I leave mine out at all times. It doesn’t take up a whole lot of space, but it makes a big difference. Everything becomes easier with a processor around. It chops, purees, blends, and shreds. You can use it to pull together a pie crust or to blend a dressing. I love my dual-purpose KitchenAid machine which has an interchangeable bowl to become a blender in no time flat. If you have the chance to invest in one kitchen utensil/appliance, I would make it a food processor!