Make the task of cooking and preparing meals EASIER and more FUN with these six kitchen tools– you’ll wish you had bought them sooner!
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You may think I’m strange, but I never travel on trips without bringing along my chef’s knife. After a bad experience of having to chop a dozen green peppers and onions with no more than a dull steak knife, I’ve learned my lesson. A good knife is now on my don’t-leave-home-without-it list.
I’m okay with being thought a little weird (wouldn’t be the first time!), because I know the value of using good tools in your kitchen. Honestly, it can be what makes or breaks your enjoyment of the task of cooking!
If you are regularly using dull knives, peelers that take forever, baking sheets that bow up at high temperatures, etc, you’re probably going to be frustrated whenever you enter the kitchen.
I understand because I’ve been there. Which is why I get really excited to share with you quality kitchen tools that won’t break the bank that you can start using right away to make cooking easier and more fun.
If you want to see some of my other kitchen tools and equipment that I use on a regular basis and highly recommend (including my favorite chef knife I’ve been traveling with for a decade), check out my Shop My Kitchen page. You’ll find all my favorites linked there.
Six Kitchen Tools You’ll Wish You Had Bought Sooner!
The title of this post isn’t meant to be clickbait. I GENUINELY wished I had bought many of these items sooner!
I went back and forth for years on whether or not I actually needed an immersion blender or a silicon baking mat. Once I finally decided to get them, I wished I had bought them sooner!
The peeler is a different story. When my best friend came over to help me prep vegetables for my cookbook testing, I handed her my peeler to use. She hated it. A couple of days later she gifted me a peeler like hers and I saw for myself the difference. A good friend doesn’t let you use a lousy peeler.
So this is me being a good friend to y’all, sharing six kitchen tools (all less than $25!) that will make a huge difference in your kitchen too!
I use this every week to blend soups, sauces, fruit, potatoes, etc right in my Instant Pot. It works so well and isn’t pricy like other immersion blenders can be. If you’ve been on the fence (like I was), it’s time to jump in and get one!
2. GOOD Peeler
Like I said, I didn’t know what I was missing. Y’all, get this peeler. It’s the best.
Apparently, spatulas with wooden handles (two-piece spatulas) can be one of the germiest places in your kitchen. Gross, right?! That’s why I love my one-piece silicon spatulas. They work really well and are so EASY to clean! I have several because I use them multiple times a day.
If you do any working with dough, you need a bench scraper. Pizza dough, pie dough, pasta dough, biscuit dough, bread dough… you get the picture. A bench scraper is incredibly useful for kneading, cutting, shaping, and the cleaning up. Get a stainless steel one and you won’t have to replace it for cracking.
I.wish.I.had.bought.this.sooner. In fact, I want to invest in a second one I love it and use it so much. You can use silicon baking mats for roasting at high temperature, baking bread, making cookies, toasting granola, and more. Food releases easily and they are a breeze to clean.
I can’t emphasize the importance of good knives enough. Thankfully, Victorinox makes great knives that are affordable too. We have been using Victorinox knives for the last ten years, thanks to a review we read from America’s Test Kitchen. Paring knives are so handy to have on hand for small jobs, and to pack along on picnics.
What is a kitchen tool you own now that you wish you had bought sooner? Share it in the comments!
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