Favorite Kitchen Tool: A Student’s Perspective

November 22, 2021 | Justine Hoover

This month we have each taken a turn writing about our favorite kitchen tool. My favorite is my frying pan, I use it most days of the week to make eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes, stir fry, beans and rice, or quesadillas. However, I thought it would be fun to ask our student staff member, Maggie, about her favorite kitchen tool because a favorite kitchen tool might change depending on our life stage. I know when I was a student my favorite kitchen tool was my toaster. Here is what Maggie shared:

As a college student, I’m always looking for easy and quick ways to make food that fits my busy schedule. Anything that can make my life a little bit easier when it comes to snacks and meals is a definite plus for me! My favorite kitchen gadget that fulfills these wishes is my rapid egg cooker. This is a small appliance that can cook up to 6 eggs in only 15 minutes— and the best part is, you barely have to do anything. You simply place your eggs on the tray, add some water, cover it and click start. You can make hard boiled, soft boiled, or poached eggs all with the touch of a button, and they come out perfect every time.

My favorite way to use mine is to make hard boiled eggs and put them in the fridge to have throughout the week as snacks, sides, or salad toppings. Boiled eggs are a great source of protein and nutrients that I can conveniently eat between classes or as a quick addition to my meals. I purchased mine for under $10, and it gives me multiple days-worth of snacks/sides in a short amount of time. Plus, it’s a foolproof device that spares me the hassle of traditional hot water boiling methods. 

Let us know your favorite kitchen tool and if that has changed depending on your stage of life.

Written by Maggie, student staff member.

Justine Hoover

Justine Hoover is a Registered Dietitian and mom who loves to cook for her family.

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