Silicone spatulas, pretty little spoons, cookie cutters, measuring cups, unique plates, bowls of all shapes and sizes and the list goes on and on. I am addicted to collecting KITCHEN TOOLS of all kind. I don’t spend a lot of money on these essential things. I just put them on my birthday wish list, Christmas wish list and flea markets have become a favorite hang out of mine. You can also find me in clearance isles at all the popular department stores. I do have a rule that I abide by faithfully and that is “All the kitchen tools in my kitchen have to be functional..not just pretty things that sit on the shelf.” So, join me on my journey of sharing some of MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS. Just so you’ll know….I’m not trying to sell these items or advertise for the companies that make these kitchen tools. I’m just sharing things I love and find useful in my kitchen.It was at a Pampered Chef party where I saw this “Wonder Cup” demonstrated. I knew at first sight, I had to have this essential tool for my kitchen. I mainly use this 2-cup wonder when measuring ingredients such as peanut butter (as shown in this picture), solid shortening and ketchup. I have found it does not work that well for liquids.
I have always loved bowls! Everyone that knows me well…knows it’s a weakness. Even my young grandchildren know I love getting bowls for gifts, so for Mother’s Day – guess what I got? These lovely bowls now find a place on my shelf, but they don’t stay there long.
I have several cutting boards available, but my favorite by far is my Martha Stewart Sheesham Wood Cutting Board. I picked this up on the clearance rack at Macy’s. The price was reduced drastically because of a small crack. I can live with it and I have! This cutting board remains on my counter at all times and used for a lot of my pictures. Did I mention it’s easy on knives?
Love my juicer! It’s old, it can’t be washed in the dishwasher and it takes some muscle to get the juice out of an orange, lemon or lime…but it’s the best, old kitchen tool I have in my kitchen! It’s just like the one my mom and grandma’s used!
I wore out the first set, so I bought another. These Chef’n SleekStor Collapsible Measuring Cups come in trendy colors and are great to use when you need to pour things in tight spaces, like a stand-up mixer. These measuring cups store easily by not taking up much space and are dishwasher safe.
Tango Tool – Spatula
stir – scrap – dance
I’ve seen these spicy and colorful spatulas many times, but have resisted the purchase of one until recently when my urge gave to nonresistance. Getting one in another color and shape is my goal.
Cooks Tools – Set of 14 of Melamine Bowls and Lids
These are one of my favorite “go-to” bowls when mixing and storing just about any food item. I love the vibrant colors and airtight lids.
Zyliss Avocado Tool
halve – pit – scoop – slice – mash
My husband has become the creator of the most awesome guacamole. I would never touch that green stuff, until he started making it homemade after we ate at a Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant. After watching the waiter/waitress prepare this fresh appetizer, at our table, several times, my husband had it down to a fine art.
Kikkerland Cutting Boards
Peel – zest – ream – garnish
Let me introduce you to one of my big time favorite kitchen tools…my Pampered Chef Chopper. I have almost worn this tool out! My husband keeps showing me new ones to buy when we go shopping and I always say…”I cannot part with my Pampered Chef one!” It not only works like a dream, but it is so easy to clean. Now, aren’t those the most important things?