Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

Look around your kitchen. Some of those gadgets can pull double duty.

Let’s face it. There is never enough room in your kitchen for all the gadgets you could use. To make most of that prime pantry real estate, we found five kitchen gadgets that can pull twice their weight. Get creative with your cooking gear and read on.

Muffin Pans

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

These tin muffin pans can be used multiple ways. Photo: Shophotpots.com

Baking pans and muffin tins take up plenty of room in the kitchen. Double their use by turning them over and using the reverse shape to mold edible bowls and cups.

Bonus Use: Muffin pans are ideal for freezing portion size amounts of stock, veggies, and soups.

Chopsticks

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

Even when you're not eating sticky rice, chopsticks are a great tool. Photo: Etravelblog.com

On nights you’re not having sushi, chop sticks are ideal for scrambling eggs and deep frying food.

Bonus Use: Try pitting cherries and olives by pushing a chopstick through the center, popping the pit out.

Pizza Cutter

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

Slice up pizza, quesadillas and more with a pizza cutter. Photo: Mykindofcooking.blogspot.com

You only really need one or two cutting tools in your kitchen. Despite their name, pizza cutters are multifunctional. Use them to slice herbs and portion out brownies and homemade fudge.

Bonus Use: The sharp blade is perfect for cutting handmade pasta.

Pastry Blender

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

Count on pastry blenders to mix up more than pie crust. Photo: Thisweekfordinner.com

The pastry blender is one of the most underutilized gadgets in your kitchen drawer. Use it to mash avocados for guacamole, hard boiled eggs for egg salad and berries for jam.

Bonus Use: Pull out the pastry blender next time you need to tenderize meat. It’ll get the job done.

Ice Cream Scoop

Double Up — 5 Kitchen Gadgets That Can Do Twice the Duty

This tool will scoop up more than icy treats. Photo: Createanddecorate.wordpress.com

Pare down your kitchen. An ice cream scoop does more than serve ice cream. Bakers rely on this tool for perfectly portioned cupcakes or muffins. Coat it with a little vegetable oil for easy maneuvering.

Bonus Use: Think outside the box and use your scoop to make meatballs, falafel and melon balls.

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