What are your favourite low budget kitchen gadgets or tools? I have a few favourites, not least a simple julienne cutter which looks like a potato peeler with serrated edges and cost only a few pounds. So simple and so effective!
I have those in the silicone tips - a long pair and a short pair. I use them all the time.My most used small kitchen tools are my tongs. I have about ten of them, in a few different sizes. I have found that OXO (Good Grips) make the best tongs. They are very rigid, so I can use them on just about anything, up and including a decent size roast.
You can get them with silicone tips, for non-stick pans, but I prefer steel tips -- I'm just careful with them around my non-stick.
I agree a salad spinner is essential - soggy, wet salad is just not right. We have a one in the house and a mini one in the motorhome.I think I'd have to nominate my salad spinner. I try to do one main course salad and a couple of side salads each week, and I wouldn't do that without my spinner. One thing I can't abide is a watery salad.
More than I know, I use the pointy bit to cut angles of 45 deg in tomatoes for decoration.the serrated curves cuts ribbons out of carrots etc, then slice carrots up and you get cogged carrots if you know what I mean. Grandkids love shaped veges.far right is a hole for cutting into melons etc. it came with a list of about 6 things to do with it. I havnt found anymore,lol.Can you describe what this tool does?
Persian limes have no seeds. Are you referring to the limes used in Mexico, which are similar to our Key Limes? We have a small electric juicer that I use primarily for sour oranges.