I’ve been doing a lot of cooking in the kitchen recently and wanted to share a few of my favorite gadgets. These are mainly items that I like to use weekly. There are a few items that are more of an investment and a bit on the pricier side, but most are from Amazon and really well priced. Take a look at all my favorites below:
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1. Popcorn Popper // 2. Coffee Maker // 3. Mini Garlic Chopper // 4. Vitamix Blender
5. Our Place Pan // 6. emon Squeezer // 7. Stainless Steel Knife Block Set
8. GreenPan Frying Pan Set // 9. Air Fryer // 10. Sink Strainer // 11. Staub Dutch Oven
1. POPCORN POPPER MACHINE
If you love popcorn then you need one of these! We got one as a gift from my sister-in-law and absolutely love it! It’s perfect for movie night or an afternoon snack. We probably use this weekly and love adding this truffle sea salt to our popcorn. So easy and fun!
2. COFFEE MAKER
We needed a new coffee maker and went with this one. So far I love it! It’s super easy to use, super easy to clean, and makes amazing coffee quickly. If you are in the market for a basic everyday coffee maker, then I highly suggest this one!
3. MINI GARLIC CHOPPER
I actually saw this one on a TikTok. It’s perfect for chopping not only garlic, but also ginger, small quantities of vegetables and fruit. It’s also easy to clean and a great addition to my weekly dinner prep. I personally love the fact that it’s so tiny and fast. It’s electric and you just charge it so it’s wireless. Also it’s only $15 so what do you have to lose? Another great find!
4. VITAMIX BLENDER
My daughter and I have been on a smoothie kick so I knew I needed to invest in a high-quality blender. Everyone recommended a Vitamix so I went for it. I realize it’s bit on the pricer side, but well worth it. I’m obsessed with this blender! It’s amazing and works beautifully. Love love LOVE!
5. OUR PLACE PAN
I’m sure you have already heard of this pan before because every blogger out there has been raving about it. I had to see for myself so I bought one during one of their big sales. I must say that I’m impressed. It is smaller than I thought it would be, but deeper so that makes up for it. It’s also super easy to clean and I love the fun color options (I got the purple one).
You can easily make eggs, stir fries, honestly the possibles are endless. It’s also super easy to clean and I am a huge fan of the non-toxic non-stick coating. As I said above, there are so many other fun colors to choose from.
6. LEMON SQUEEZER
This little gadget always gives me so much joy. I am always adding citrus to recipes so this gets used often. It’s also great for alcoholic drinks and flavored water. You really can’t beat the price at $10 and it’s also super easy to clean in the dish washer. The best!
7. STAINLESS STEEL KNIFE BLOCK SET
Everyone should have a nice knife set, especially if you love to cook! We have this one and I love it. There are lots of different sizes to choose from and it looks so nice displayed on my kitchen counter. It also matches our silverware set as well.
8. GREENPAN CERAMIC NON-STICK FRYING PAN SET
Another non-toxic non-stick pan brand I love is GreenPan. I’ve had this ceramic frying pan set for years. You get an 8″ and 10″ in the set and they are currently on sale! They get used daily around here and are perfect for making eggs as well as my daughter’s quesadillas. I love having varying sizes and clean up is always a breeze. These are dishwasher safe, but I recommend hand washing these so that the non-stick coating will last longer.
9. GO WISE 7-QUART AIR FRYER
Air friers are currently the latest and greatest these days. I got this electric 7-quart one from Go Wise a few months ago. You can make so many things in it and it makes things crispier and healthier since it’s “frying” it with air instead of oil. I recently shared this post on 20 air fryer recipes, and some of my favorites to make include salmon and chicken tenders. Also basically anything frozen now tastes crispy and better if you make it in the Air Fryer. Such a great addition to our kitchen.
10. OVER THE SINK STRAINER
This over the sink strainer is life changing for me. It’s crazy how something so simple can make someone so happy. I love how easy it is to fold out and strain. It makes washing vegetables and fruits a breeze. We also love using it for pasta too!
11. STAUB 5.5 QT CAST IRON DUTCH OVEN
I got this as a gift from my mother-in-law and it’s simply the best! I use it at least once a week for soups, stews, tomato sauces, chili, and even this salmon recipe that I’m obsessed with. I had a larger Le Creuset dutch oven before that was old and scratched. I am now a true fan of Staub. It’s such a high quality product and will last a lifetime if you take good care of it. Also the 5.5 qt size is perfect and I don’t believe you would need anything bigger unless you have a really large family. It can be a bit on the pricier side, but always goes on sale (like here). I got it in a white to match my white kitchen, but it comes in a million different colors. Love it!