Here are 18 essential kitchen tools and appliances we use in our kitchen. We love these tools and regularly recommend them to our family and friends.
We often look for tools with the best overall value – high-quality tools with the most affordable prices. Let us know if you have any questions! 🙂
This is such a great gadget to have. It helps us separate the fat/oil from sauces and gravy quickly.
We use this food thermometer to make sure our meat are cooked properly such as this pressure cooker pork chop recipe. We also use it to monitor the temperature for poor-man sous vide, as we find the measurement to be quite accurate.
We love our FoodSaver!! The FoodSaver V2244 is one of the entry models in the FoodSaver lineup. It has saved us a lot of money over the years as we can purchase meat in bulk (Yay for discount meat!) without worrying about the meat quality in the freezer.
Dim sum just tastes better with the bamboo steamer 🙂 We use this two tiers bamboo steamer to steam our dim sum on the stove top. The two of them will also fit tightly into the 6-quart Instant Pot.
We have been using this multi-function digital kitchen food scale for over a year. This accurate scale is great for all types of ingredients (Measuring in g, oz., mL and cups). Yes! This is the scale we use in all our recipes 🙂
Finally! A stainless steel salad spinner with LIFETIME replacement guarantee. This is more expensive than a plastic salad spinner, but it is more durable and will last you a lifetime!
A sharp chef knife is your best friend in the kitchen. A dull knife is flat out dangerous. We’ve been using this knife for a long time as it’s one of the best knives at this price range. A well balanced blade with razor sharp edge.
For lighter job such as slicing garlic/shallot, peeling fruits…etc we recommend this Switzerland crafted paring knife by Victorinox. At this price point, it is hard to beat.
An indestructible pan that you’ll want to pass down to your child. With proper seasoning, you’ll be able to fry eggs, pan cakes, steaks….etc with it. Cast-iron skillets are perfect for searing meat at high temperature as they retain heat very very well.
This set is the best selling measuring spoons on amazon! Made with high quality stainless steel and accurate measurements.
This wooden spoon set is sooo affordable. These spoons are made with bamboo wood and they won’t scratch your pans. A very nice set for starters, but please don’t expect the best quality at this price.
If you are looking for a very high quality set of wooden spoons that will last you a long time, get these instead.
This affordable set is made with thick and durable material. These are freezer safe, oven safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and wallet safe. 😉
A very sturdy set of measuring cups made with high quality stainless steel. They even have small pour spouts that make pouring liquids easier.
A relatively new addition to our kitchen. It has become one of the most frequently used appliances in our kitchen.
Read more about why we bought an instant pot here. This Instant Pot has bluetooth feature and it can set to a certain temperature to do poor-man sous vide.
This is our first Instant Pot. I would say it is quite durable as it is still going strong 🙂 We purchased the Instant Pot Smart after being impressed by this one.
We’ve been using this high quality Multi-Ply 18/10 stainless steel wok on our induction cooktop for about 2 years.
It heats up evenly and quickly. This is definitely a keeper! Perfect for stir-frying. If you love steaming food, get this steamer insert designed for the wok as well.
This is our go-to set in the kitchen. These have never let us down! We’ve been using them for 4 years and they’re still as good as new. We always try to get Tri Ply for all our cookware as they heat up more evenly and quickly.
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