My 10 Favorite Kitchen Tools

Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite tools in the kitchen! Items that make my life easier every day. There are so many options in the gadget aisle nowadays that it can be hard to navigate which tools to purchase and which ones to skip! I hate clutter, so all of my gadgets have to earn their keep. Here are some of the things I can’t live without!

  1. OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop {Small, Medium & Large}

These scoops do so much more than dish out ice cream! I use these weekly for cookies and muffins. I love scooping melons for fruit skewers in the summer and the large size makes the perfect meal time meatball! Maintenance is easy–just throw them in the dishwasher! YES!

OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

2. OXO Good Grips Etched Zester & Grater

Love this tool! You can easily grate citrus right over your lemon or chicken dishes. Grate ginger or garlic for your sour recipe, or grate a hard block of Parmesan over your pasta. It also makes the perfect sized chocolate shavings over hot chocolate!!!! The soft, non slip handle is easy to use and it’s small enough to slide away in your gadget drawer.

OXO Hand Grater & Zester | Williams Sonoma

3. OXO Prep Y Peeler

It easily skins just about any kind of produce in minutes! It also does a great job making veggie ribbons for salads. The potato “eyer” quickly nabs imperfections, and its really easy to hold!

OXO Good Grips Prep Y-Peeler

4. OXO Good Grips 9″ Tongs

I use these to turn chicken sausage on the skillet or when I’m making asparagus or really anytime I need to rotate something hot in the pan. They are literally my right hand man when I’m standing over my stove top. The nylon grip prevents them from getting too hot to hold, and the 9″ size feels really comfortable for me.

5. Williams Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick Jelly Roll Pan

Y’all, I’ve had these baking sheets for nearly 12 years. We received them as a wedding gift and they have stood the test of time! They are hands down my favorite baking sheet for making cookies! They bake like perfection and wash like a dream. Sometimes these pans will warp slightly at high heat so I don’t recommend them for roasting or baking over 375 degrees.

Williams Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick Jelly Roll Pan

6. Silpat Silicone Baking Mat

Skip the parchment paper and the aluminum foil and get yourself a couple of these silicone baking mats. The mat provides an instant eco-friendly, non-stick surface that doesn’t need to be greased. I use it for baking, roasting veggies, baking meatballs, roasting chicken. Really you can use it for just about anything! Super durable and easy to clean!

Silpat Silicone Baking Mat

7. Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill

Y’all we LOVE fresh ground Coffee so this is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! I’ve had this grinder for nearly 10 YEARS and it still works like a dream! We’ve had the fancy coffee makers with the built in grinders, and somehow they malfunction. Sometimes basic is better! Whether you are grinding for French Press, Drip Coffee or a Pour Over, this grinder is gold!

8. Russell Hobbs Electric Salt & Pepper Mill Set

My Mom gifted us with these last Christmas, and we use them countless times a day!! Just one touch and you have an automatic grind of salt, pepper or your favorite herb at the ready! There is even a built in light feature to help ensure accurate grinding! I also love that they are copper since they match our kitchen!

9. William Sonoma Non Stick Prep Tool Utensil Set

These are ideal for your non-stick cooking wear. Durable, Heat Resistant and BPA Free! You will love the design–the handles feel great while you are cooking!

Williams Sonoma Prep Tools Nonstick Utensils, Set of 5

10. Eres Measuring Cups

Slide View: 1: Eres Measuring Cups, Set of 4

Because sometimes your kitchen gadgets need to be beautiful and functional!! Enter Anthropologie :). These measuring cups by Eres simply brighten my day when I’m baking! I also use these to portion small snacks for the kids! They are the perfect size for a cup of berries or our favorite grain free granola! I have the matching spoon rest & baking whisk that I LOVE just as dearly.

So there you have it folks! Anything I missed? What are your favorite kitchen gadgets?!

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