The best kitchen gadgets for the country kitchen include a food dehydrator, a meat grinder, a grain mill, a stand mixer and a pressure canner.
Home-ground flours add to the flavor and nutrition of those tasty baked goods coming from your oven.
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Learning to can your garden bounty using a pressure canner will be worth the time.
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Drying fresh fruit, like these apricots, or fresh veggies can be part of your preserving efforts.
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If making hamburger isn’t high on the priority list, a hand-cranked meat grinder may do the trick. However, if you plan on doing a lot of grinding, motorize that manual model or move up to a commercial-grade grinder.
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A stand mixer is the perfect tool for mixing everything from cake batter to bread dough. Check out the possible attachments before buying.