When it comes to kitchen gadgets, tools, and dishes, it doesn’t take much to make my foodie/cook/food-blogger heart skip a couple of beats. A new spatula, tongs, beautiful coffee mug, or even new wooden spoon (I guess you’ll believe me next time I say it doesn’t take much) leave me positively giddy.
I recently ordered something off Amazon – kind of a late Christmas gift to me, from me: The Pioneer Woman’s All Purpose Turner. My inner foodie and cook wanted to jerk it out of it’s package and put it to use immediately. My inner food-blogger told them both to cool their jets – then she said the words they both have come to hate, “There are pic-tures to taaaake!”
After the obligatory pic-tures were taken, I took it for a test drive with one of my favorite things to cook/eat/photograph – eggs over easy.
Side story: When I was growing up, my mom cooked all of the suppers but my dad cooked all of the breakfasts. It possibly had something to do with the fact that my mom was a night owl who detested mornings. Anyway, he knew how I loved my eggs and we always referred to them as “runny eggs.” (since I was old enough to speak, I wanted them to spill out golden yumminess all over my sausage, bacon, or whatever else was on the plate). I guess I assumed that “runny” was their God-given name, not just a dad-given name, so once we were at a restaurant (I wasn’t very old, in my defense) the server asked how I wanted my eggs. You guessed it, I answered, “Runny” – to which my dad QUICKLY intervened, “Over Easy.” I was really glad he spoke up because the server looked even more loss for words than my husband.
Okay, so I wasn’t that young.
The Pioneer Woman’s All Purpose Turner is beautifully flat so it slid right under the egg without having to be convinced. It has been a dream come true with burgers, veggie burgers, fish, sauteed onions, fried mushrooms, and many runny eggs.
This well-made and great-looking turner is what I’ve always wanted from a spatula/turner and then some. One thing I love (harkening back to the pic-tures perhaps) is that the Pioneer Woman’s All Purpose Turner allows your food to be more beautiful. Why? Simple – because you don’t have to wage war on it in the skillet anymore.
This one qualifies as a MUST HAVE, guys. In fact, it’s even a MUST HAVE if you already have one. I love it so much, I want to add to its family. It’s going to be a large brood.