I wrote about my favorite large equipment for a traditional kitchen yesterday, today I am going to list all of the smaller items that help my kitchen run smooth.
I use Cutco knives. I love them. I have a very large set, and I pretty much use all of them. If I had to choose, I would get a medium sized serrated edge knife (like their medium trimmer), a paring knife, and either a chef knife or a santoku knife (or both). I have to admit I love their cheese knife and bread knife, I would have a pretty hard time letting those go as well.
Multiple Cutting Boards
Canning Jars and Lids
All sizes. No amount would be to many. I feel them up as fast as I buy them. You can write on them with a sharpie and then wipe it off when you change what is in the jar.
Victorio Apple, Peeler, Corer, Suction Base
These are amazing. So fast and easy to clean. My kids love ours. You can use it for potatoes, but I prefer not to.
Candy and Deep Fry Stainless Steel Thermometer
I really like the one I linked to. It is large and works really well for warming milk for yogurt. It works well for cheese making too.
Digital Cooking Thermometer/Timer
What a great invention! Perfect bread, perfect fish. Where has this been all of my life.
Cast Iron Tortilla Press
Red Stoneware Tortilla Warmer
Hand Crank Pasta Machine
Pasta Drying Rack
Aprons, Oven mits, hand towels, and wash cloths
Cooking with my children is messy. Enough said.
Wooden spoons and spatulas
I can’t seem to have enough of these
Measuring cups and spoons
Both for liquids and dry ingredients. Again I can’t seem to have enough of these either.
Stainless Steel spatulas and Utensils
Pyrex mixing bowls with lids and bakeware
I seriously never have enough!
Stainless Steel mixing bowls
I like these a lot, but mine do not have lids. When I need a lid, I use the pyrex.
I use mine almost everyday.
1810 Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
I bought mine from Costco and couldn’t be happier with it.
I have several and I use them all.
I love mine from Cutco.
Stainless Steel Strainer
Cuisinart Mesh Strainers, Set of 3
I have several sizes in stainless steel.
I use this for cultures that do not like metal.
I can’t buy enough of this stuff.
Muffin and pie pans
flat ones and the ones with a ridge