Kitchen Essentials

These are the most-loved tools in my kitchen.

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Countertop Appliances

kitchenAidKitchen Aid Stand Mixer (I think the Professional series is worth it for the metal gears, especially when using attachments like the grain mill or making large batches of bread.)

Attachments I own and love:

Food Grinder (perfect for pureeing soups, tomatoes, etc.)

Grain Mill (This thing is a workhorse. I use it for everything from turning whole wheat into flour, to breaking up grains for day-old chicks.)

Shredder/Slicer (Also a workhorse. It will pay for itself the first time you grate a 5 lb. block of cheese.)

Ice Cream Maker (I use this attachment so much that I eventually picked up a second one.)

Pouring Shield (ensures that the flour gets in the bowl, and not on your countertop.)

 

convectionOvenCuisinart Exact Heat Convection/Toaster Oven (I often use this for smaller baked goods rather than firing up the gas oven.)

waringPro

 

 

 

Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Iron

PizzelleBaker

 

CucinaPro Pizzelle Baker

 

 Blender

 

Oster 6-cup Glass Jar Blender (the glass jar is key;  you don’t want to puree hot liquids in plastic.)

 

 

FoodProcessor

 

 

 

Hamilton Beach Food Processor

 

Handheld Appliances:

Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer
handMixer  immersionBlender

Bamix Professional Immersion Blender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pots & Pans

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic 10-pc Stainless Cookware Set CuisinartPans

stockpot

 

 

 

Farberware 16-qt Stockpot

 

Cast Iron

10inchSkillet

Lodge 5″ Cast Iron Skillet 

Lodge Pre-Seasoned 10″ Cast Iron Skillet
griddle

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge Cast-Iron Griddle 

 

 

 

 

 

cornbreadPan

 

 

 

Lodge Cast Iron Cornbread Mold

 

 

Baking Pans

Fox Run Tart Pan (and Tart Tamper)

tartPan

 

madeleinePan

Wilton 12-cup Mini Muffin Tin

Nordicware Springform Pan

9″ cake pans

6″ cake pans (these are especially useful because they have almost exactly 1/2 the volume of a 9″ cake pan, so you can halve any recipe for a smaller layer cake)

 

Chicago Metallic Madeleine Pan

 

Canning Supplies

Back-to-Basics 5-piece Canning Set

CanningSet

 

canner

Granite Ware Water Bath Canner

 

 

 

 

 Ball Regular-Mouth Pint Jars

pintJars

 

Small Tools and Utensils

Conical Strainers, 3″ and 5″

conicalStrainer 

 

 

foleyMill

 

 

 

 

 

Mirro Foley Mill

mandoline

 

 

 

 

KitchenAid Mandoline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zyliss Bottle Stoppers

bottleStoppers

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