My Favorite Kitchen Tools
As we pack up and prepare for an eventual move there are certain items that will not be packed until the very last moment. These are my very favorite kitchen tools. They are the items that I can’t do without and make life in the kitchen so much easier. These are my top favorite kitchen tools!
Silicon Muffin Liners
I have both large and mini silicon muffin liners. I love them as they can be washed and reused. The muffins also come out so easily, no sticking. Plus I just love the bright colors!
I love my mini prep. It is powerful for such a small size, has 2 speeds for chopping or grinding and works perfectly for those small jobs when you don’t want to get the larger Cuisinart out.
Electric Tea Kettle
My husband loves a cup of tea mid morning. Often he would come out and turn the kettle on and go back into his office. Too many times the teakettle on the stove would come to a boil and boil away without my husband hearing it. The electric teakettle was the perfect solution. It heats the water quickly and then goes off. No danger of a hot tea kettle on the stove boiling away until the water’s gone!
This box grater was given to me when we were first married and it’s still going strong. Four sides with four different options; you can slice and then three sides just for grating depending on whether you are trying to zest something, coarsely grate or finely grate. This is one of those standard pieces of kitchen equipment!
Yes I realize I could use the box grater to zest lemons and limes but this stainless steel grater is perfect for zesting citrus. It’s easy to zest the lemon or lime, measure it out and then clean up quickly.
I have three of these measured scoops, one for muffins, one for cookies and one for mini muffins. They look like the old fashioned ice cream scoop. They are so handy for cooking when you want a uniform size.
These two ladles originally came from Weight Watchers. They measure out ½ cup or 1 cup. When you are trying to gauge your portions these are just perfect.
This little hand cranked nut grinder makes an easy job of chopping nuts. There are two sizes fine and coarse personally I don’t see a difference in the two sizes of chopped nuts. There are even measuring lines so you can measure the nuts as you chop them.
This egg poacher came from my mother. You don’t actually poach the eggs in the water; rather you poach them in little metal cups over water. The eggs come out perfect each time. I’m not sure you can even purchase one of these anymore but I have seen them on eBay!
Years ago when my husband gave me this Kitchen Aid for Christmas I was so thrilled. It is a real workhorse and I use it for everything from making bread to mixing up cookie dough! I don’t do as much baking now as I used to but this will definitely be kept on hand until we pack up and move.
Occasionally I enjoy a glass of wine on the weekend. The problem is what to do with the wine we don’t drink? Friends told us about this Vacu Vin Wine Saver with 2 vacuum stoppers. You just insert the wine stopped into the bottle and pump until you hear the “click” which signals an airtight seal. The wine stays fresh until the next time you want to enjoy a glass.
These are my top kitchen tools. They make life so much easier in the kitchen. What are your kitchen tools that you can’t live without?