Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Well Equipped Kitchen

It's no secret that I have an obsession with maintaining a well equipped kitchen. While some people enjoy shopping for clothes, shoes, purses, or a new fragrance, I am completely happy wandering through the housewares department, loading my arms with great gadgets and tools to make my everyday cooking easier. Here are a few of my favorites that I believe are the beginning of a well equipped kitchen.

Top Row (L-R) Silicone baking mats, rolling pins (in all shapes, sizes and construction), microplane for zesting
Bottom Row (L-R) Colanders in various sizes, stainless steel measuring cups, stainless steel measuring spoons

Top Row (L-R) Heavy mixing bowls in various sizes, prep dishes, non-skid cutting boards
Bottom row (L-R) Hand held citrus press, silicone basting brush, citrus reamer
Top row (L-R) Large wooden cutting board, cookie scoop, digital instant read thermometer
Bottom row (L-R) Kitchen shears, meat thermometer, digital timer

Top row (L-R) Cooling racks (several!), silicone spatulas, Asian strainer
Bottom row (L-R) Tongs (locking) in various sizes, vegetable steamer, wire whisks in various sizes

Let's not forgot the all purpose wooden spoons (a lot of them). Wooden spoons are just a given in any kitchen!
What's your favorite kitchen tool?


Anonymous said...

I think I have every single one of these tools! I would have to say that my favorite kitchen tool would be my Chef's knife I got in culinary school.

Princess Freckles said...

I love my air wave cookie sheet! My fiance and I are registering for our wedding gifts soon and I simply can't wait! I love kitchen utensils!

mike said...

It's scary at just how many of these items I own.....


John R. said...

Kenn, you know how much I love my "Cook's Tools", and always looking for more!! Thank you for this entry!

wide open spaces said...

i love my vita-mixer! and my silpats & ovegloves!