We have a lot of favorite products that help us in the kitchen. These range from high-tech tools and appliances to run of the mill staples. We personally use these products ourselves and would recommend them to any home cook or food lover.
Our favorite tools are those that serve multiple purposes, have great features and are easy to use. Our family benefits greatly from these items, and we know yours will too.
Here we have outlined our top Amazon items and included notes on each one. Click the photo to view product details and order for yourself. Please feel to reach out with any specific questions or comments, we are happy to provide more information.
Best of: Kitchen Tools Every Home Cook Needs
1. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart
Summary: Get this, now. A semi-new toy for us, and we are already obsessed. It makes all our favorite foods in a 1/3 of the time and cleanup is a breeze. This is truly multi-functional, where you can brown and cook a roast all in one pot. Anything that can make sticky rice, yogurt, steam vegetables, saute and more, is a great value for the money.
Favorite uses: Homemade bone broth, soups, steamed squash, roasts and whole chickens.
Hints: With how popular this item has become it is often featured on big sale days. Watch for a promotion and snag it for as much as 30% off.
2. Breville Convection Oven
Summary: You will never need or want a regular toaster again. This baby does it all, toasts, bakes, roasts, broils and more. Seriously simple functionality and the “smart” convection feature knows how to yield perfect results every time.
Favorite uses: Small batches of roasted vegetables, cookies or brownies, toast, broiling or baking meat and seafood.
3. Cuisinart Pro 11-Cup Food Processor
Summary: Another heavy-hitting do-it-all tool, this processor has some serious power. A strong motor means you can puree and chop food with ease. The slicing and shredding blades are great for quick preparation as well.
Favorite uses: Roughly chopping Mirepoix, blending sauces, pureeing vegetables, shredding vegetables, preparing dough.
4. Bamix Immersion Blender
Summary: For anyone else who loves soup and smooth sauces, this tool is a must. You can quickly and easily blend cooked vegetables into a beautiful creamy mixture. The ease of blending in your pot, to avoid dirtying another dish, is the biggest highlight. Not to mention cleaning this tool takes less than a minute.
Favorite uses: Blending soup and sauces right in the pan. Everything from butternut squash and tomato soup to cream sauce is right at your fingertips.
5. All-Clad Stainless Steel 3-Quart Saute Pan
Summary: Everyone needs one high-end pan in their repertoire. One that can handle any number of dishes, conducts heat evenly and will last a lifetime. This pan is large enough to saute meat for a family, and did I mention it is dishwasher safe?
Favorite uses: Braising meat, cooking sauce, sauteing vegetables.
6. Lodge Cast Iron 12″ Skillet
Summary: What can’t this pan do? Because it comes pre-seasoned you can begin using it for any number of dishes right away. Perfect for one-pot meals and stove to oven preparations. These pans have been in families for generations because they are that good. And they only get better with age.
Favorite uses: This skillet can be used for anything, but most often we cook eggs, sear meat, roast vegetables, and bake treats.
This is just a small sampling of our favorites, but are the tools we use nearly every day. Look out for more favorites in upcoming posts.
What are your favorite kitchen tools? What do you use on a daily basis?
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