Must-Own Gadgets

There are a few small appliances and gadgets that I just can’t live without on a daily basis. These are the things that keep my kitchen running and allow me to fit extra homesteading, cooking, and baking tasks into the limits of a modern life. Here are my top recommendations for the homesteading kitchen:

 KitchenAid Stand Mixer

This is THE gadget that makes it possible for me to put fresh bread on the table daily, minus grocery-store preservatives and chemicals and without the high price of the bakery. It also makes regular fast baking possible so that I can continue to send them off with good, wholesome snacks in their bellies. It’s even been put to use as a butter churn…among many other kitchen tasks!

Electric Tortilla Maker

This one may seem a bit out of place, but we really like wraps of all sorts, tacos, quesadillas and the like. I hesitated to invest in this gadget at first, but at the price of a package of 10 “fresh” store-bought tortillas, this has proven itself and paid for itself many times over. Like probably inside of two months. The only thing I would do differently when it comes time to replace my tortilla maker is bite the bullet and go for the 8 or 10 inch size (which would still be capable of making a smaller 6 inch, but a 6 inch can’t really make anything larger.

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