We’re just so in love– the kind of L.O.V.E. that you can’t imagine cooking for one single second without those favorite, go-to kitchen items! We adore each of our kitchen tools so much, that we gathered them together into our Top 12 Kitchen Gadgets, so that you can love them as well (oh, and let’s be honest, it makes cooking easier, too)!
Check out our Top 12 Kitchen Gadgets and read below all about why we LOVE them like we do!
#1. Daterra Cucina Vesuvio Ceramic Coated Nonstick Frying Pan and Daterra Cucina Vesuvio Ceramic Coated Nonstick Sauce Pan— we love every one of the Daterra pans! They are light weight, handle heat and oven safe up to 450 degrees, and just toss them in dishwasher for lickity-split clean up every time. LOVE!!
#2. OGGI Bottle Opener and OGGI Bottle Stopper are a great pair of tools for your vino! Easily open your wine and then whatever you do not happen to enjoy at the first sitting, will keep fresh for next time with the bottle stopper.
#4. OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop— Cookie Scoops make all your cookies and cupcakes lovely with just the right amount of dough or batter to bake up uniform in shape and size.
A few of our favorite Cookie Recipes:
A few of our favorite Cupcake Recipes:
- Tiffany Blue Cupcakes
- Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Chocolate Filled Cupcakes with Rose Water Frosting
#5. Wilton Donut Baking Pans— Baked Donut Pan will be your new favorite way to bake any kind of batter! They are just adorable!! Plus they’re always a hit with crowds. You can use your favorite muffin or cake batter to bake them up in a new way! The creations are endless, really.
Here are a few for you to enjoy:
- Baked Blueberry Lemon Donuts
- Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
- Baked Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Glaze
- Strawberries and Cream Baked Donuts
- Baked Carrot Cake Donuts with Orange Cream Cheese Glaze
#6. Bosch Universal Plus Stand Mixer is the mixing machine of champions! We’ve had one for over 20 years and it still works like a charm. We love it because it holds a lot of ingredients and it doesn’t spill out when you’re mixing or adding ingredients. It’s fabulous for making yeast doughs, cookie dough, and cake batter. And we love that it’s soooo simple to take a part to clean!
- Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bread
- Homemade Rye Bread
- Gram’s Banana Bread
- Honey Raisin Zucchini Bread
- Cinnamon Rolls with Eggnog Frosting
#7. Le Creuset 5Piece Utensil Set are the BEST variety of shapes and sizes. You’ll grab them first every. single. time. They know how to do their job perfectly! They even handle high heat without melting or becoming misshapen. We are all *heart eyes* for them!
#8. Microplane Box Grater and Microplane Zester Grater are top shelf and a must-have for every kitchen. There’s nothing worse than a flimsy grater or zester/microblade– I can’t even name how many of knuckles I have hurt because of flimsy ones. Ugh. Trust us… you want the best when it comes to this stuff and to add these to your kitchen stat!
Homemade Salad Dressings:
Baked Graham Cracker Crust:
#10. Mercer Culinary Offset Spatula, 6 Inch and Mercer Culinary Offset Spatula, 4.25 Inch— Off set spatulas… what’s all the fuss? Believe me, you’ll never frost a sheet cake or brownies again without them! They also work like a charm when you are spreading batter into the edges of a sheet cake pan. If your in a pinch, off set spatulas can even work like a knife.. sort of! These are one of my favorite tools from Culinary School and I highly recommend them for every kitchen!
- White Texas Sheet Cake
- Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Rocky Road Brownies
- Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Dark Chocolate Brownies
#11. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven is just plain heaven for everything from the stove top to the oven! We love ours so much we use it for so many different recipes like soups, artisan bread, and roasts.
#12. Mercer Culinary Forged Knife Block Set are a moderately priced set of knives (they are ones I got in Culinary School) and I love them. They sharpen up perfectly again and again. They’ll make all the difference in your cooking prep work. Did you know that dull knives are the number one cause of injury in the kitchen? Keep your knives in good shape between sharpenings, by honing them when you use them. Love your knives and they’ll last you for years and years!
Just a few more of our fave kitchen gadgets… it’s so hard to pick just 12!
- Le Creuset Silicone Prep Bowls (Measuring Cups) are perfect for hard to measure things like peanut butter, honey, crisco, and more! They are easy to get every bit of the ingredient out with the use of a spatula and their flexible shape.
- Cooking Apron with Pockets & Double-Layered Bib
- Cuisinart Neoprene Mini Oven Mitts and Cuisinart Silicone Oven Mitts/Gloves
- Schott Zwiesel Red & White Wine Glasses
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
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