I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I love to cook, bake and experiment with foods. This has led me to buy many kitchen gadgets – some I need and use a lot and some just sit there. These are my kitchen faves that I have already gotten my money’s worth out of because of how often I use them. Click on the links below to explore and see if they may be a good fit for your kitchen.
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Instant Pot, Omni 9-In-1 Toaster Oven
We use it just about every day! For toast, air frying, dehydrating – you name it. It is truly a workhorse. I love that I can air fry the best salmon ever but also toast my sourdough bread to make avocado toast. I believe our models discontinued but there are so many others out there on the market. Buying an “all-in-one” concept can save you space and money in the long run. We were able to sell our old air fryer and toaster to consolidate for this all-in-one oven.
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
I fell in love with this kettle and contemplated buying it for months because it has a hefty price tag. I found a small discount on Black Friday of last year and decided to go for it. I have been in love with it since I bought it. Not only is it beautiful but it heats water in seconds. You can also set it to a precise temperature which is perfect if you make different hot teas that require different water temperatures. I bought it to exclusively make tea but you can use it for pour-over coffee as well. I literally use it every day for my morning tea and at night for my evening tea.
I know that this pan is very popular but I have absolutely been loving it. My sister bought it for me as a birthday gift and I have been using it since then. I even went so far and got rid of two frying pans just for this one pan and I haven’t looked back. It works perfectly for my household of two – honestly not sure how it would work for a bigger household but for small families it’s perfect. I love that the pan has a great nonstick surface and allows different cooking methods. You can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve, and store all from this one pan. I use this pan almost daily to cook breakfast, lunch dinner – you name it. I love making cheesy eggs in it.
These Beautiful Cutting Boards
I stumbled across these cutting boards from Material Kitchen on Instagram and looked at them for months. I knew that we needed to swap out our plastic cutting boards but wanted to make a good purchase. I bought a few from Target and Home Goods but ultimately took them back because they didn’t seem as durable as I wanted them to be. I finally pulled the plug on upgrading with Material Kitchen and I’m so glad that I did. These cutting boards are not only gorgeous but they are very well made. They have a slight heaviness to them and hold up very well with consistent cutting and chopping. They are also made out of recycled goods which is so cool to me. I purchased four boards – 2 large and 2 small in different colors to use for prepping meat, fruit, veggies, etc. Bonus – they make me very happy to cut things up in the kitchen!
Ninja – Professional Plus Kitchen System
This thing! Amazing. My mom bought Me this for Christmas one year. The base of it allows you to connect different attachments to serve as a multipurpose tool. It comes with a food processor attachment, smoothie cups and a large frozen drink blender. I tossed my previous smoothie maker and food processor to go all in on this one. This is another workhorse – I’ve had it for about 5 years now and it’s still going strong. My specific model has been discontinued but a few updated versions are linked.
Those are my top-used kitchen tools! These are items that I truly love and would buy and buy again. When I’m choosing pieces to invest in for our home, I always assess the quality of the product, the aesthetics, and how I will practically use the product within my home. I love selecting products that have multiple uses so that I can maximize the product as much as I can while eliminating the need to have a bunch of kitchen appliances hanging around. I’m not a minimalist persay but I stonly dislike having uneccesary things around the house. /// So what are your kitchen must-haves?