During a major overhaul of my kitchen utility drawers recently, I found a number of cook's tools made from silicone, most of which were buried in the back of the unit under piles of other utensils. Continuing the themed style of my last couple of In My Kitchen posts, I thought I'd showcase a few of those silicone items here.
Regular readers of Good Things will be familiar with my friend Celia's In My Kitchen round up that she hosts on her blog. Fig Jam and Lime Cordial. Cooks and food bloggers from around the world take their readers by the hand and lead them into the kitchen for a fun show and tell segment. It's always interesting to see what's cooking across the other side of the world, and even in my own neighbourhood.
So, in my kitchen I the funky silicone basting brush from Chef'n, pictured above. I was fortunate enough to win an entire set of utensils in this range. Green is one of my favourite colours, I love it, don't you?
Also in my kitchen are these moulds for poaching eggs (below). I bought them as a gift for Peter when we were still dating. Also in shades of green, you will note. Have you ever used these?
A recent purchase from Zazz is this heatproof oven glove, one of a pair. There are silicon strips along both sides of the glove, as you can see. I've been using them for a few weeks now and so far so good.
Another relatively recent purchase is this spatula, pictured below. One of my favourite plastic spatulas split just recently, so I bought a new one, as you do. Can you ever have too many good spatulas? I think not.
This balloon whisk is an absolute favourite in my kitchen. Not only do I love the bright colour, but it accomplishes each task assigned to it with precision.
Another couple of 'eggy' tools, these silicon egg rings work well, or so my Peter tells me!
Peter came home from the shopping centre one day ages ago with two packets of these star-shaped moulds. He thought they would come in handy. I think I used them once for a sweet dish. The white spots don't seem to want to come off them!
And last but certainly not least is this basting brush which is one of my most used tools. It's dishwasher safe too!
Do you like using silicone utensils, dear readers? What about the egg poachers? Have you tried those? What are your favourite cook's tools and what's happening in your kitchen at the moment?
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