Love fades, seasons change, but some Pyrex bowls last forever. We dipped into our mothers’ kitchens to see which gadgets were still kicking after all these years. Below, some great gift ideas for the moms in your life.
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Bun Bun (my mother, so named because of her maiden name Buncic) has always been a fan of (and uses to this day, nearly every day) her electric frying pan. If she were only allowed to use one kitchen item for the rest of her life, I think this one would be it. —Steph Sisco, Staff Home Editor
It’s definitely our heart-shaped waffle iron. Growing up, my friends would come over specifically for these waffles, and my dad still makes them for us when we come home for the holidays. This isn’t the exact model we had growing up but it’ll get you close. —Grace Elkus, Associate Food Editor
My mom and grandma both said that their stainless steel box grater is the one sturdy constant in their kitchen. It’s most often used to shred Colby-Jack for pimento cheese spread or cheddar for my great-grandmother’s famous squash casserole recipe. —Brandi Broxson, Associate Editor
Both of my grandmas baked almost everyday and what I remember most is that they each had a favorite large Pyrex mixing bowl. Grandma Georgia’s was yellow and Grandma Von’s was blue. They never used anything else. —Wendy Granger, Photo Editor