A collection of my favorite products that I recommend for cooking, entertaining, and everyday life.
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Zwilling Knife Set
My favorite knife set. So well-made, the right mix of knives, and worth the investment.
Grilling Tools Set
A great 14-piece stainless steel grilling tools set, including a carrying case. Great for any griller!
Mesh Grilling Basket
Perfect for grilling meats, seafood, veggies, and more. Plus it has a removable handle!
Stainless Steel Utensils
A classic set of utensils that are sure to last for years and years to come.
2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
A classic glass measuring cup.
4-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
A classic glass measuring cup.
8-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Set
Dishwasher safe, well-designed, and they’ll last you forever.
Skinny Measuring Spoons
I’m obsessed with these skinny stainless steel measuring spoons from SurLaTable that will actually fit in your spice jars!
I’m obsessed with this thing! It’s a fantastic way to make vegetable noodles without a spiralizer.
A classic and affordable horizontal peeler.
A sharp and affordable swivel peeler.
Grater / Zester
I use my Microplane zester almost daily on everything from citrus, to garlic, to nutmeg and more. So useful!
This pretty stainless steel pizza wheel is perfect for slicing up your favorite pizza, or any other dough or food that needs slicing.
Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop
This is the best ice cream scoop! I’ve owned it for years, and it makes the perfect scoop every time.
I use these constantly, and love the rubber handles (which keep the tongs from getting too hot).
Four blades, adjustable-height, dishwasher-proof, and slices like a pro.
White Marble Cheese Slicer
I own and love this small cheese slicer. It’s great for setting out at parties, or just slicing up some cheese for a snack.
I’m always surprised at how often I need a food scale, and this is a great one. It’s small, affordable, and has a great pull-out feature for weighing large items.
Strainer / Sifter
This 8-inch strainer/sifter is made with fine mesh stainless steel, and perfect for sifting flour, dusting sugar and cocoa, rinsing produce, straining liquids and more.
10-Piece Glass Bowl Set
I use these all the time for both cooking and serving, and love that it’s dishwasher-friendly.
Love the white + wood combination in this affordable spatula.
Love the white + wood combination in this affordable silicone whisk.
Silicone Pastry Brush
Love the white + wood combination in this affordable pastry brush.
Digital Food Scale
I’ve been using this $19 scale for about 5 years, and absolutely love it. Whether it’s measuring out the weight of my coffee beans, or the right amount of pasta (from my giant Costco-sized portions), or the perfect amount of flour for a recipe, I’m regularly thankful that I have this little scale nearby.
This cake leveler probably wins my award for the Seems-Totally-Unnecessary-But-Is-Actually-A-Lifesaver item on this list. You can try to do the same with a serrated knife, but I’m tellin’ ya, this leveler is easier and is accurate for me every time.
Jumbo Silicone Ice Cube Tray
If you like making cocktails — or really, any drink that you don’t want diluted with quickly-melting ice — then these jumbo ice trays are essential. The make big ol’ blocks of ice that serve the double purpose of looking lovely in your drink, and also cooling it down without immediately watering it down. And the silicone
This juicer is so strong and will squeeze out every last drop of lime juice like a pro. It’s worth every penny.
This is definitely one of my all-time favorite kitchen tools. It’s perfect for all of your citrus zesting needs, and I also use mine regularly to grate everything from nutmeg to Parmesan to garlic to ginger to chocolate and beyond. A “must” for every new cook, and Microplane is the best!
Cherry and Olive Pitter
If you happen to like fresh cherries (or olives), this pitter really is worth every penny. It pits like a pro — super efficiently and pretty darn accurately — and makes cherry season all the more delicious.
Digital Instant Read Thermometer
This instant-read thermometer is super quick and easy to use, nice and small, and it’s more affordable than many others out on the market.
I use this regularly to shredded carrots for salads, turn zucchini into zoodles, and shred potatoes for hash browns. It’s definitely a cheaper alternative to spiralizer (although I love mine too), and this brand is nice and sharp.
I use this to spray pans before cooking, mist veggies and proteins before roasting, and sometimes even fill it with a (non-chunky) salad dressing to evenly-mist my salad. Definitely a helpful and environmentally friendly (aerosol-free!) tool to keep on hand.
It may seem insignificant, but having a comfortable handle when you’re grating a bunch of cheese or veggies really does make a big difference. And having a nice little container to catch the food? Also helpful! Both are dishwasher-safe, too.
This pepper grinder may not be the prettiest, but I use it every single day and am always impressed by its performance. I love that it produces a super-coarse and super-fine grind. If you love pepper as much as I do, I totally recommend it!
Silicone Regular Spatula
I’ve owned many a rubber/silicone spatula over the years, but this line of spatulas from OXO is by far my favorite, and I own at least one in every size. Mostly, I just love them because the top won’t fall off of the handle!
Ice Cream Scoop
This is an item I think is worth a slight splurge. This brand of ice cream scoop works like a charm, even on really hard ice cream. And the design of it feels comfortable in your hand along the way. Bonus? It’s also dishwasher safe.
Stainless and Nylon Tongs
Every cook needs a good pair (or two) of tongs, and these ones are (by far) my favorite. The nylon grip prevents them from getting too hot to handle, and the clamp lets you lock them for more compact storage.
Bamboo Skewers & Knot Picks
Perfect for serving small bites, cheese, fruit, meats, or other various cocktails.
Frozen Ice Pop Maker
I love this popsicle mold — it’s affordable and easy to use, and I love that it allows you to make 10 pops at once!
If you also use a lot of lemons, I definitely recommend this lemon juicer (which juices both lemons and limes).