These kitchen tools and small appliances have been life savers, allowing for faster and easier cooking. I really do use and recommend each and every one of them!
I love these pots and pans. They are PFOA-free and are made from 100% recycled aluminum. I find they cook very evenly, are truly nonstick and wash up easily. There are several different lines (I like the CTX because they work on my induction cooktop), so check them all out and see which one best fits your needs.
There is nothing like cooking in Le Creuset. My mom had several covered casserole dishes, as I do. I am also partial to the brasier. I prefer the cast iron line – it retains and evenly distributes heat extremely well. The enamel glaze makes clean up a snap.
Every kitchen should have a double boiler, and I love how this All Clad d5 Stainless Steel with Porcelain insert model functions. It heats evenly and slowly, allowing you to gently apply heat when making recipes that need to heat “slow and low,” like melting chocolate or making custards.
I’m often asked for recommendations on the best cookie sheets. I always use half-sheet pans. Made of aluminum, they heat evenly and don’t rust. With reinforced steel sides, they don’t warp either. I recommend purchasing together with a companion wire rack (see below).
I recommend purchasing these racks for your half sheet pans. Alone, they are the perfect cooling rack. In the pan, they are excellent for crisping bacon and other foods in the oven.
These are a complete time saver. Cut to fit perfectly in your pans, they are unbleached, food safe and good to use up to 450 degrees. And, they don’t roll on the edges!
love the feel, weight and shape of these knives. The blades are forged from one piece of high carbon steel and the handles are designed for comfort. Super sharp, they make chopping easy. I use the Classic Ikon series in my home kitchen.
As a left-handed person, often traditional peelers don’t work that well for me. This one is perfect! The Y-shape makes it usable with either hand, and the ceramic blade is super sharp. It’s also easy to clean, and doesn’t rust.
I recently had to replace my food processor with this one, and it is fabulous. Chops, slices, shreds and mixes evenly – and the dicing blade works extremely well. And it comes with two different size bowls, so no need for a separate mini-processor. It even comes with a second, flat top cover to use when you don’t need the feed tube!
A must-have, this 10-speed KitchenAid Stand Mixer can handle up to 4 ½ quarts at a single time and features 3 handy accessories – a flat beater, wire whip and a dough hook.
This simple, hand-held blender provides smooth, even blending and is lightweight enough for one-handed operation.
Designed to extract the best flavor from food. Excellent for using with hard cheeses, onions, citrus fruits, ginger and much more.
The answer to tear-free chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing! Designed with comfortable foam seal, these googles protect your eyes from all irritating kitchen vapors.
Why pay extra for spiralized vegetables when you can easily and quickly make your own? I’ve tried a few different brands, and like the way this Paderno model works the best. Several different size blades to pick from, and they all easily store inside the unit.
Ranging from 3/4 to 3 5/8 inches, these stainless steel cutters are ideal for cutting dough for pastries, cookies and more. They are the same brand (Ateco) my mom used for years.
After trying several different models, this is my favorite flour sifter. The mesh is fine enough to do a good job, plus it’s both easy to use and to clean.
My mom always had a cover on her rolling pin, so naturally I always do, too. They prevent dough from sticking to the roller – including for cookies, pie crusts, even pie dough. Made of 100% cotton, they are washable and reusable.
This little device is a “must have” for pushing puff pastry squares, bread slices, small balls of dough, etc. into mini muffin cups.
These little mini beakers are perfect for measuring liquids – from 1 teaspoon to 4 tablespoons. The wider top makes for easy filling and spout aids in pouring.
The first ever heat resistant silicone food trussing tool, designed to replace kitchen string and toothpicks during the food prepping process.