Hows your week going so far?? We still have a few weeks to go, but guess what? Fall is right around the corner, which means lots of baking, cozy family dinners, and loads of great fruit and veggies from the farmers’ markets. I cook and bake a ton, and I’m kind of a fanatic about quality tools that make my time in the kitchen efficient, safe, and fun. I get asked a lot about the kitchen tools that I use, and why. Here’s my round-up of indispensable tools that I use over and over again. NO appliances are mentioned, that’s another post 😉
Having a well equipped kitchen inspires me to make more creative dishes, and motivates me to bake and cook for my family OFTEN. The truth is, you really don’t need a million spatulas or 10 different sizes of mixing bowls. In fact, clutter is a good cook’s worst enemy. Choosing well-made quality tools, over quantity, makes all the difference!
3. INSULATED BAKING SHEETS
These are a secret weapon that you never knew you needed! The insulation in these baking sheets delivers even baking and browning of cookies and desserts. No burnt bottoms 🙂
I use this multitasking tool ALL THE TIME! I’ve had mine for almost 10 years, and it’s still super sharp, perfect for citrus fruit, hard cheeses, ginger, and garlic. Dishwasher safe.
6. A GOOD CHEF’S KNIFE, PARING KNIFE + KITCHEN SHEARS
Quality made, SHARP knives are the backbone of the kitchen. There are tons of options, but a safe place to start would either be with WUSTOF, HENKEL, or GLOBAL brand knives. Remember, a sharp knife = a safe knife.
Duh. 1000x better than the plastic or rubbers ones.
Keep cookin’ and remember to tag your photos with #lionsbread so I can see how you’re using your new kitchen tools!