Tropical Island – What Kitchen Utensil Would You Take…

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 7, 2010

I had so much fun reading what foods you all would take with you on a tropical island, I thought I’d turn this into a mini-series…

If you were going to be shipped off to an undisclosed location that looks like the above picture and could only bring 1 kitchen utensil, what would you take with you?!?

Me. I would take my garlic press.  I use. it. all. the. time.

What about you?!?  What kitchen utensil could you not live without???

(And again. Don’t overthink this!)

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Rhonda Hall July 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

My blender for tropical margaritas…and stare at that beautiful scenery.

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Barbara B. July 8, 2010 at 9:01 am

@Rhonda Hall,

I like your kitchen item very much and would like to join you for a margarita!

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Lisa Funston July 8, 2010 at 10:13 am

I would take my large stainless steel pan with lid. I use this pan almost every day. You can fry in it, deep fry, simmer….everything! It is the best pan EVER!

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Cheryl B. July 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I agree with a lot of the other posters….. a good sharp knife.

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ATL Cook July 8, 2010 at 1:12 am

I would take my professional knife. With it–I could do a lot of cutting and mincing. Can take the place of many other items that I use a lot.

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Lanna July 8, 2010 at 3:06 am

My immediate thought was my giant, heavy All American 921 pressure canner. Sigh. I need a life. A better, more realistic thought would be my nice Kitchen Aid chef’s knife. Without which, nothing much happens in my kitchen.

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Alison July 8, 2010 at 7:40 am

I couldn’t live without my pampered chef bamboo spoon but I am not sure what good it is going to do me on a dessert island so it might be better to bring something more practical :)

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Barbara B. July 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

My heavy duty knife,I’m always chopping something up,like garlic,onions and a lot of other Vegetables and meat. I could use it on the coconuts ,pineapples and others!

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Amy Kay July 8, 2010 at 9:02 am

I would take one of my Pampered Chef bamboo cooking spoons. I use it for everything, cooking, serving, etc…and I could use it to dig a hole to cook, for a fire or let it gather rain water in if I needed to. It is a multi use tool in my kitchen.

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Beth July 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

I would want my chef’s knife. I love that thing~~cuts through almost everthing with ease.

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Heidi July 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

My deboning knife. I use it all the time, for everything!

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Ashley July 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

A BIG, sharp, multipurpose knife! :-)

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Christy July 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I would have to say a good sturdy fork. Can be used for cutting, mixing, prying, and of course eating.

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Sarah Remmert July 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I love my tongs! I use them to stir up pasta, flip chicken while it’s sauteing, grab stuff out of a pot, etc. I love them. Probably won’t be much help on a deserted island though!

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Bucksome Boomer July 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

The coffee maker is the first ktichen tool I need. Can’t imagine mornings without it.

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Gail July 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I would have to take a coffee pot also. It would have to be the kind you use over an open fire. A percolater.

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Gail July 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

@Gail, I meant percolator!!

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Kait Palmer July 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm

A chef’s nice. To whack open coconuts with.

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Heather July 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

I would have to say my bread pan. I am a carboholic and am always making homeade breads w/ diff. things from veggies, fruits, grains, etc… I am a vegetarian and bread is my meat. ;) Lol

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Joy July 16, 2010 at 10:15 am

I think my blender to make smoothies and also to “blend” up the nasty protein things into the fruit! lol

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Kayla July 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Definitely my KitchenAid mixer. I use it every. single. day :)

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