• Grilling & kabobs (why fix what isn't broke)
• Testing cakes and baked goods for doneness
• Flipping items in a small toaster oven without pulling the racks out
• Stirring large pitchers by turning it upside down
• Grabbing burnt food bits from the bottom of the oven
• Grabbing food bits that fall close to the open flame on a stove top
• Unsticking items from our countertop fryer basket
• Clearing solids from wire mesh strainers without pushing everything else out
• Fishing things out of the toaster without electrocuting myself
• Whisk a single egg without sloshing it out of a small bowl
There's many more, but when push comes to shove I'll use a skewer for almost anything I would normally do with other silveware or kitchen tools. Why? I mean I have whisks and tongs and such but a skewer takes up such little space in the sink or dishwasher that it's extra easy to clean and keep the clutter down. If you only use yours for grilling you might try putting them to work doing more!
There are many different options available for skewers in the retail world and although some are thick and some are thin, some are slick and some are twisted, I prefer the straight versions with little loops for handles. Do you have a favorite? Let us know below!
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)