This Equipment Guide is a list of the minimum essentials that I believe every kitchen should be stocked with. A few pots and pans, the best hand tools, knives, and appliances that work for you and don't have you overworking is all you need!
The proper hand tools, pots and pans, and kitchen electrics make life easier. You want to hand-select the things that you WANT to have in your kitchen. The guide I have put together is a list of things that should be in every kitchen, build from there.
Once you have outfitted your kitchen with the basics, then add in the gadgets that you love. There are thousands of gadgets out there. Only bring those that make your life better into your kitchen.
There is nothing worse than a cluttered drawer full of gadgets and equipment that you don't use. Once a year take account, readjust and get rid of things you just don't use anymore. Pro Tip #1 - Stop buying fancy single use gadgets!
Your Equipment Guide
I have crated a PDF you can download and print. Use this to build your inventory or check off what you already have and build from there. Again this is just a base. Start here and build at your own pace.
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I hope this helps get you started or cleans your kitchen up a bit.
Until next time, Happy Cooking!
MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.
LOOKING FOR SOME OTHER GOODIES?
Take a look at a few of my more decedent recipes or reviews below.
JoJo’s Biscuits – Magnolia Table Recipe Review – Free Recipe