My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! 

With cyber Monday tomorrow and the holidays upon us, I’m sharing my ultimate list of kitchen favorites all in one place!

These are kitchen tools I use the most often – the best of the best that last. There are everyday essentials, a few kitchen splurges as well as some more economy options that will make your culinary life easier.

I hope you find some wonderful gifts for everyone on your list – including YOURSELF 😉

Gadgets you’ll use everyday

ThermoPro TP-17 Dual Probe Digital Cooking Meat Thermometer

If you buy anything, it should be this! Perfectly cooked chicken, pork, fish, beef every time!


Instant Read Thermometer

Quick and handy when you don’t need the duel probes.

Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

How gorgeous are these? Such great gifts too.

Glass Measuring Cup 4-Piece Set

I use all of mine constantly!

Garlic Press

I use this every single day. Saves so much time!

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper

You’ll never cry with onions again – and they take seconds to chop.

Wusthof Knife Set

The best I’ve tried!

Kitchen Scale

I also uses this every day. No more guessing!

Fish Turner AKA Super Thin All Purpose Spatula

I use this for everything.

Le Creuset Spatula Spoon

You’ll be obsessed!

Water Resistant Teak Spatulas

My most used spatulas that are super durable – great gifts!

Wood Chopping Block

A splurge, but the only one you’ll need. Beautiful, durable and large.

Soup Ladle

Beautiful and the perfect size.

Scrub Daddy Sponge

Cleans all the nooks and crannies.


Storage Containers

Your pantry will never look more organized.

specialty handy Gadgets

Mandoline Slicer

Perfectly uniform, thin slices in seconds.

Salad Chopper Blade and Bowl

Obsessed with Salads? This makes it so easy!

Kitchen Torch

We love this for toasting marshmallow or making creme brûlée.

Pots and Pans

Le Creuset Nonstick Skillet

This is my all-purpose, most used pan. Expensive, but it actually lasts.

Indoor Grill Pan with Lid

Make all of your outdoor grill recipes inside all year-round.

Staub Cast Iron Skillet

A must for every kitchen. Enameled bottom and interior matte texture for exceptional browning.

Economy Cast Iron Skillet

A less expensive option that still works great.

12-Quart Pasta/Steamer Set

I use this every time I make pasta – SO convenient!

3.5 Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven

I use this for all my one pot meals, baked chicken, risotto recipes, etc. The perfect size when you need a heavy bottomed pot but don’t need something as large as a stock pot.

3.6 Quart Economy Dutch Oven

The more economical option.

7 Quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven

One of my most used pots, I make all my soups in this.

7 quart dutch oven

7.5 Quart Economy Dutch Oven (All Sizes Available)

Cuisinart Cast Iron Chicken Fryer

Will change your frying life!

Nonstick Roasting Pan

Great size and so easy to clean.


KitchenAid 5 Qt. Artisan Series – Black Matte

A must for every kitchen. Mine is going strong after 15 years!

Ooni 16 Koda Gas Pizza Oven

If you like to make pizza, this will change your culinary life. It makes woodfired pizza spectacularly!

pizza oven

7-Quart Digital Slow Cooker with Temperature Probe

The temperature probe is a game changer.

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, etc.

This one does it all!

Rice Cooker

Perfectly cooked rice every time.

Blendtec Blender Professional Grade

Love! I’ve had mine forever and it’s still going strong.

Cuisinart 14 Cup Food Processor

A must for any kitchen.

Hand Mixer

Super handy when you don’t need a stand mixer. It can mix almost anything, except for bread dough. 

Air Fryer

This is one has a larger basket then most and more economical. If you want the largest option, take a look at this more pricey option.

Electric Skillet

Fantastic for making pancakes, quesadillas, etc. all at once.

Waffle Maker

The perfect size with 5 browning settings.

Smeg Juicer

This is incredible for juicing citrus and so easy to use.

Panini Press

Makes gourmet sandwiches at home.

Professional Deep Fryer

Makes frying so easy without the mess.

GE Nugget Ice Maker

Any ice lover will love this, such a great gift – cocktails, sodas, seltzer, ice water, etc.


Silicone Baking Mats

Easy to use, easy to clean.

Half Sheet Gold Baking Pan

My favorite baking pans.

Staub Ceramic Baking Dish Set, 3pc (9×13, 10.5 x 7.5 7.5x 6)

I use these all the time. Glass porcelain-enamel finish, highly scratch resistant and retains heat exceptionally well.

Le Creuset Classic Pie Pan

My favorite classic pie pan.

12 Cup Bundt Cake Pan

Super high quality with 12 cup capacity.

Springform Pan

A must for cheesecakes!

Cake Carrier

I use this every time a make a cake. Great for storing and transporting.

Marble Cake Plate with Glass Cover

Makes for such a beautiful presentation.

Rolling Pin

So gorgeous! Great for pies, pizza, etc. and doesn’t absorb any moisture, fats or odors from food.

Pizza Stone

The only way to achieve truly crispy crust.

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