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.)





Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Iron



CucinaPro Pizzelle Baker




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







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





Farberware 16-qt Stockpot


Cast Iron


Lodge 5″ Cast Iron Skillet 

Lodge Pre-Seasoned 10″ Cast Iron Skillet






Lodge Cast-Iron Griddle 










Lodge Cast Iron Cornbread Mold



Baking Pans

Fox Run Tart Pan (and Tart Tamper)




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




Granite Ware Water Bath Canner





 Ball Regular-Mouth Pint Jars



Small Tools and Utensils

Conical Strainers, 3″ and 5″










Mirro Foley Mill






KitchenAid Mandoline







Zyliss Bottle Stoppers


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