The most unusual tool in my kitchen…
My kitchen is small, very small. I have a total of 5 drawers, two of those are big deep ones. If I have anything on my counters, I has got to be used a lot, have a great purpose, preferably many purposes. I have my electrical kettle, French press, Instant Pot, and canister for kitchen spatulas and a knife block. Next to the Georgia Bulldog crock that holds my kitchen spatulas and flippers is a space where I keep my small cutting boards. But between those, there sits a cordless drill.
Now, I’m not the best at putting things away. I’m getting better at “being nice to Future Beth” and putting things up and not give that chore to Future Beth. So, it appears that I left one of my tools from the shops just laying around the kitchen.
Nope, it’s my Kitchen Drill. *fanfare trumpet sounds* br-br-BRRRRR!!
What, no one else had a kitchen drill? Interesting. Let me show you the awesomeness of the Kitchen Drill and soon, every household will have one.
In my cabinet, I have a regular 2 beater mixer, with a cord. I have an immersion blender with the immersion part and the part to make it into a whisk.
The problem with these 2 tools is, the mixer is heavy. The cord is a pain. It, I think, only has the beaters to use. The immersion blender is useful in very specific uses such as when I make gravy, and I can’t think of any other time I use it. I used to use it for elderberry syrup but when I did, it was very bitter and I know seeds contain arsenic so, that probably isn’t good. And the immersion blender just isn’t comfortable to use. It’s so long, you have to hold your hand higher than it’s natural and is a weird position just to use the whisk feature.
I honestly can’t remember when I had this idea. It seems like something my dad would do but I can’t think of the specific time.
I got this small drill for Christmas one year. It wasn’t incredibly powerful, was light and easy to use. Somehow it made it into my kitchen and you know what, that little whisk from the immersion blender fit right into it! Hmmm, it’s light, it has an extra battery I keep charged, it is comfortable on my wrist. It’s small so no weird positions. I have another whisk so there are always 2 in rotation. It’s small enough to sit on my counter between things, it’s out of the way, it sits upright and the non-existent cord doesn’t get in the way.
So what exactly do I use it for? It is a beast with making homemade whipped cream! (And since it’s cheap at Aldi for $1.55 a pint, I always have it) Eggs, whipping up eggs is super easy. Any and all batter. I tried using it for mashed potatoes using a beater but you really need that second beater to use it effectively.
If you are interested in getting your very own Kitchen Drill, some thoughts. Make sure you get one with a “keyless chuck”. This means it had the end that will hold different size bits, the whisk, and not just ends with a hex. You DO NOT need the impact hammer feature! That would be crazy! If you feel like you are mixing something and need this feature, you probably messed up your recipe, just sayin’. I got one that stands up on it’s own so I can set it down if needed. I keep mine on the counter so having it come in a cool case wasn’t necessary. I like the kind with a removable battery so I don’t have the charging cord go everything. FYI, 2 batteries are nice but you will pay extra for them.
I personally have this Hitachi Cordless Drill. It is small, the lifetime warranty is great peace of mind. One feature this one has that I like is, it goes faster the harder you push the button. I didn’t want one that goes full crazy when you barely push it, it varies so you don’t make a huge mess. It is a little more expensive, but I use it everyday! You get what you pay for and this guy has been worth every penny!
So, there’s my tool for the month. I really hope Kitchen Drill becomes a thing! Let’s do it!