Most people who have a hobby or a talent that they excel at, have tools to promote that hobby or talent.
Painters have paint brushes, seamstresses have sergers, photographers have dslr cameras (of which I’m coveting right now). Mechanics and most husbands (one of which will not be named:) have huge RED tool chests loaded with tools. Fisherman have some pretty nice rods and reels (many of which are in my husband’s garage). Cyclists have bicycles(usually not just one, wink, wink). Oh wait this post isn’t about my husband and his hobbies. That’s right let’s get back to the kitchen and the necessary and not so necessary gadgets for all those fantastic dishes we make.
This by far is not a complete list, I’m sure as time goes on some new pretty tool will come to my attention and I won’t be able to live without it. Here is a list of necessary kitchen tools you could put on your wish list for Mother’s day, birthday, Christmas, or just because.
Rice Cooker– For any kitchen it’s helpful, but for a gluten free kitchen I believe it’s essential. I prefer the ones with a stainless steel inner pot. For rice and quinoa, and even steaming vegetables.
Vitamix– Or other high power blender, I use mine daily and sometimes a few times a day.
Kitchen Aid mixer– Or other free-standing mixer.
Rasp style grater– Can come in handy when you don’t want to get garlic all over your cutting board.
Garlic press– The Kuhn Rikon is amazing.
Crock pot– The instant pot doubles as a rice cooker, crock pot, etc.
Measuring cups– You can’t have too many of these, is the way I think. My children, however think I need a measuring cup intervention.
Salad spinner– A must for the plant-based lifestyle.
Whisk- Or two or three.
Shears– Come in quite handy in kitchen and garden.
Spatulas– Rubber or silicone, another item you can’t have too many of.
Peelers– From metal to ceramic and in pretty colors too!
Zester– Microplane is my favorite.
Knives– Santoku, chef’s, utility, paring.
Wire mesh colander– Fine mesh works great for rinsing quinoa and draining beans etc.
Citrus juicer/reamer– I prefer a glass one.
I’m sure there is something I forgot to include in this list, a cook can never have too many tools, right? Just tell the hubby he’s benefiting from all these useful gadgets when he sit’s down to dinner. Now when he loads the dishwasher you can be loving life.
What’s your favorite or must have kitchen tool?