These are the cooking tools that I can’t cook without. They are the tools that I miss when I cook in other kitchens, and the items that I reach for most often in my own kitchen. In fact, I pulled most of these tools straight out of my dishwasher for this photo shoot. That’s how often I use them!
I believe in buying quality kitchen tools that will last forever. The good news is that they don’t have to cost a fortune—most of the items on my list are in the ten to twenty dollar range. While a quality blender, food processor or chef’s knife will set you back more, they can truly be an investment in your time and health.
The right tools will make cooking quicker, easier, safer, and more fun. For your reference, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 cooking tools. I hope you’ll find them so useful that you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them! You’ll also find care and safety tips sprinkled throughout.
I’ve also created a brand new “shop” page, where you can shop my full kitchen. If you ever find yourself wondering, “I wonder which food processor Kate recommends?” you’ll find the answer there! Plus, you’ll find my favorite non-toxic cleaning products, natural beauty products and more.
You can always find my shop at the top of cookieandkate.com—just click on the “shop” link. I hope it’s a great resource if you’re trying to cook more at home. It would also be a helpful starting point for anyone who’s building a kitchen from scratch—perfect for recent college grads, those building out their wedding registry, and so on.
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