I have a weakness for kitchen gadgets. But I have a pretty small kitchen and gadgets take up room. I don’t have a lot of room. So, I have become more and more careful what I buy. I try to only buy things I know that I will really use.
I have wanted one of these for a long time.
It is called a spider. They are used a lot in Asian cooking and professional chefs use them a lot. But they take up room and I was not sure how much I would use it.
I recently bought one. I finally found a good price on one. I thought it was worth buying to see if I would use it. Well, I love it. I use it more than I realized I would. It not only works great when frying things, which I don’t do very often, but it works great when cooking pasta. I love it for pasta. Especially small pastas like macaroni, egg noodles, shells, and the spiral shaped variety . It works good for stirring it, it works good for take a piece or two out to test the doneness, and it works great for straining it out of the water. You just scoop it up and place it in the bowl you are using.
You can find these at most stores that sell housewares. Stores like Bed, Bath, and Beyond or even a Target will have these, and of course cooking stores sell them.
Do you have one? Or wish you had one?