Five Favorites: In the Kitchen
I love me some good kitchen utensils. I spend a lot of time preparing food, and there are a few things that make my life easier while I’m feeding my family.
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I love a good pair of tongs. Mine are rubbery on the bottom, so they won’t scratch my non-stick pans, they close so I don’t have problems with them getting caught in drawers, and they’re great for so many uses.
2. Immersion blender.
I use this all the time, whether I’m making baby food, pureeing soups, or making smoothies. I hate cleaning our regular blender, and this is small, easy to clean, and doesn’t take up much counter space – all wins in my book. Mine is a basic one (similar to this) but you can also get them with other attachments, too.
3. Knife set with shears.
Someone gave us a knife set when we got married, and I can’t really imagine life without them. I rarely put the shears away since they get used so often, and I use some of the other knives every day.
4. This pan.
One of my favorites, ever. I know that nonstick pans aren’t everyone’s favorite, there’s health concerns, but I care not. I love the tall sides, especially for frying greasy items like sausage, so I don’t end up with grease spatters everywhere afterward. It’s also large enough for making sauces (unless I’m doing a huge batch, which is almost never) and is generally my go-to.
5. Meat thermometer.
Specifically, one that has a timer you can set. I love that I can use mine on the stove or in the oven, can set the timer/temp read to go off when the meat reaches the temperature I want it, and I don’t have to stand there babysitting it.
Still on my wish list is a KitchenAid stand mixer, and maybe a toaster oven to replace the one that my mom accidentally set on fire – but I’m pretty particular about what I want, and I don’t know if they still make the one I would ideally choose. What are some of your faves?