kitchen tools

You don’t need a million things in your kitchen. But these are what I cannot live without. For your convenience, and so I don’t have to respond to as many emails, I have made it easy for you to buy my favorite kitchen tools without having to get off your tuchus.

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Sur La Table Straight Edge Ramekin

Practical and beautiful. You will come up with any excuse to use these.

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All Clad Double Grill Pan

This grill is a must for anyone who wants to make great food, fast!

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Mason Jar Beverage Dispenser

An essential item for outdoor and indoor entertaining

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Bamboo Disposable Plates

An elegant and eco-friendly way to entertain.

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Fine Plastic Wine Glasses

Elegant cups that don’t break. Perfect for BBQ’s or sitting around a fire pit.

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The Country Cooking of Italy by Colman Andrews

This book is clearly written by someone who has done some serious homework.

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Fire Pit

Perfect for casual outdoor entertaining. I have and love this one!

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Le Creuset “Salt Jar”

Many beautiful colors. This will be my next purchase for a salt jar.

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Zorijushi 3 cup rice cooker

Top of the line. Great for singles/couples. I have it and love it. Make quinoa and yummy grains.

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Zorijushi 10 cup Rice Cooker

Top of the line. Ideal for larger quantities. What I will upgrade to at some point.

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Spice Drawer Organizer

M and a S kitchen has one and students go crazy thinking it is custom made.

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Cuisinart 8 cup Rice Cooker

Healthy cooking needs a rice maker. Great one to start with. Make quinoa, for company!

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Cuisinart 4 cup Rice cooker

Healthy cooking needs a rice maker. Great one for singles/couples. Make quinoa in it!

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Inexpensive Ceramic Knife

Don’t want to spend a fortune on good knives? Start here. I have a few of on hand and love them.

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Z.J.A. Henckles 9.5” Chef’s Knife

A big knife to neatly cut through briskets, melons, and anything else with length

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Wustof Serrated Knife

Perfect for cutting through tomatos.

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Wustof Hollow-edge Santoko Knife

I find this knife to be indispensable.

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Kyocera Ceramic Knife 7”

You will fall in love.

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Norpro Rainbow Flexible Cutting Boards

Use one, throw it in dishwasher, grab another. Takes up little space.

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Casabella Flexible Cutting Boards

I have two sets. I use one, throw it in dishwasher and grab another! Space efficient.

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Wood Carving Board

Essential for cooked meats and roasts. Doubles as a cheese board if you turn it over!

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Kitchen Aid Mixer

Not everyone needs this. A luxury. I use my mother’s to make challah once a year.

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Cuisinart Immersion Blender & Whisk

Puree soups right in the pot. No mess. And use whisk for whipped cream with no cramped hands.

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Vitamix the Quiet One

The one I might buy now if I were in the market for a Vitamix. Expensive but peaceful.

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Vitamix in Brushed Stainless

What I would have bought if available then. I like the stainless steel option.

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Vitamix 5200

What I have but in white.

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Vitamix 5200

The one I have and love. You will get every dollar you spend out of it and more!

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Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

Don’t get smaller ones. A must have for anyone who plans to cook more than once.

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Le Creuset Oval Casserole

Easy to clean! From oven to table….it’s really nice to serve in white.

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Le Creuset Covered Casserole

So easy to clean! Make cobbler, brownies, eggplant parm and cover the leftovers.

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Ramekins, Set of 4

Think my mini Mac-N-Cheeses and Individual Flour-less Chocolate Cakes (you need 8)

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Colander- Pasta Strainer

A colander with a lot of holes so your pasta will drain FAST and not overcook in your sink

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Calphalon Non-Stick Wok with Lid

Love mine. Needs little oil for stir-fries and I can easily get lots of veggies in there.

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Z. J.A. Henckels Thermolon 10 Piece Set

If I were in the market for a cookware set, hands down this is what I would buy.

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Z. J.A. Henckels 12-in. Thermolon Pan

Healthy non-stick. You will L.O.V.E. this pan. It is harder to burn food in it and it cleans well.

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Cuisinart Non-Stick Grill Pan

Necessary. I’d buy the double burner one, not available here now. Go to William Sonoma.

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Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven

I would marry this! My most prized soups and meats are made in it. Size matters. Go large.

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Le Creuset 5 Braiser

Sauces, braising chicken pieces, risotto, etc. Food tastes better in Le Creuset.

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Olive Wood Spoons

Why not have beautiful wooden spoons?

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Thermometer

Don’t be scared of making roast chicken and leg of lamb, you just need this to help you!

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