A few years ago when I first got engaged, my cousin also became engaged. I remember one day I was with my aunt and cousin, and we were talking about kitchen gadgets and what we would be putting on our wedding registries. My aunt is quite the chef and really enjoys (and knows her way around) the kitchen. Naturally, my cousin (her daughter) is also well versed in cookware and all the latest kitchen tools. I, on the other hand, had very little business being in a kitchen let alone knowing anything about kitchen tools and gadgetry. I didn’t even know such things existed.
Fast forward several years (nine to be exact) and here I am — a busy bee in the kitchen and always looking for new ways to make my cooking life more efficient. There are some items I can’t, and never will, get on board with — hello, mandolin slicer! (Did you know the mandolin slicer is among one of the most dangerous pieces of cooking equipment on the market today?) But there are other tools that I simply cannot live without. Today I’m sharing my favorite kitchen tools — tools that should be found in every kitchen.
Kitchen Tools for Every Kitchen
This one’s a no-brainer, eh? Get yourself a good set of measuring cups, though, and you can conquer the world!
The potato brush is quite underestimated. My mom once gave me a mushroom set — it was a little brush for dusting off the dirt and a slicer. At the time, I didn’t have a potato brush so I started using the mushroom brush. But a mushroom brush isn’t anywhere near as sturdy as a potato brush. It’ll work in a pinch but do yourself a favor and get a bona fide potato brush. You’re welcome.
A High-quality Faucet
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Solid construction ice cream scooper
The solid construction ice cream scooper is a must-have. I’ve had my fair share of ice cream scoopers in the past so I can say this with some conviction — for as inexpensive as they are, stainless steel, solid construction is the way to go.
See the wooden spoon in the picture of my kitchen gadgets? It’s at least 40 years old. Sure it looks weathered — because it is! But can you imagine all the soups, stews, and sauces it’s cooked over the last 40+ years? A good wooden spoon will stick with you for a lifetime (and even longer).
There’s nothing wrong with hand-slicing melon. It’s tedious work but it’s not too hard and it tastes the same, so what’s the difference, right? I’ll tell you the difference — melon balls. It makes digging into a melon more fun for kids (and adults), plus melon balls make for pretty summertime fruit salads for picnics and BBQs.
If you don’t have a garlic press, you need one. Stat. Trust me. It’s life-changing. And get a good one with a large chamber for multiple cloves and with the little nubbies to push the extra garlic pieces out.
Confession: the spiralizer shown in the picture is brand new. I’ve never used one before! But after seeing post after post about how awesome spiralizing is I caved and got an inexpensive one. I’m worried my kids won’t like spiralized veggies (I’ve made zoodles before and they weren’t a huge hit) so I figured I’d start small and go from there. But I’m super excited to try it out!
Kitchen tools and gadgets are not to be underestimated, folks. Other items you may want to consider adding to your collection include a silicon spatula for soups, stews, and baking, along with an immersion blender which is just fabulous for all sorts of things — sauces, creamy soups, and even shakes and smoothies.
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