Feb 28 2014

Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets-

green tulips Every cook needs a well-stocked pantry and the essentials for cooking and baking. In addition to the basics, I never let our kitchen be without my favorite kitchen gadgets.They may not be found on everyone’s cooking essentials list but they are always on mine.

Before I share my favorite kitchen gadgets I will share 20 basic essentials ( I could list more) in our kitchen too ( not including the bare bones basics like cutlery dishes, pot holders, etc) .

stainless steel cookware

non stick fry pan

food processor

bake-ware set in a variety of sizes

3 sizes of covered microwave dishes

3 sizes mixing bowls

large slot toaster


reusable covered food saver containers

3 food safe cutting boards ( one for meats one for veg and one for other)

cooking timer

electric hand mixer


olive oil cruet

extra large measuring cup ( glass 3 cup measure)

variety of measuring cups and spoons



box grater

knife sharpener

Now on to my favorite kitchen gadgets! ♥


favorite kitchen gadgets

top to bottom left to right

long handled wood spoon – perfect for deep pasta pots, lemonade jugs and more

rubber jar opener – do you remember when I made one?  You can find that and more on my new uses for old things page sometimes lids on jars are just to well sealed, great for our food and health safety but hard work for our hands. This simple rubber circle makes all the difference in gripping the jar lid tightly

tea infuser-loose leaf tea is a wonderful treat

mini grater -perfect for little jobs and zesting

bottle and wine opener-no further explanation needed, giggle

hard boil egg timer- I love this! Egg-Perfect Heat Sensitive Color Changing Egg Timer- You drop it in the pot with the eggs and it changes color to help you determine soft, medium and hard boiled eggs.

mini sifter- great for dusting powdered sugar in small areas , a nice photo prop too I am sure you recognize it from some of my photos :-)

pot handle covers- i love my stainless steel pots and pans nut they do not have covered handles these slid on the handles to protect your hands

rubber spatula-I use this for a multitude of things, from scraping inside jars to frosting cakes

basting brush-I prefer this rubber one to the bristle brush because it can go in the dishwasher and it does not leave bristles behind when you use it

small whisk- perfect for small tasks whisking a bit of water and cornstarch for example

ice cream scoop- not just for ice cream but great for cookies,muffins, cupcakes etc.

pizza cutter-not just for pizza but great for cutting brownies, pan cookies like my zucchini cookies

kitchen shears-cut through everything, bones, crab legs, crack shells, nuts too

wood cutting board-perfect for veggies and a photo prop too ( see my other photo prop ideas HERE)

There you have it my sweet bloggy friends, my favorite kitchen gadgets. :-)


spring tulipsWhat are your favorite kitchen gadgets?


you can get the egg timer in my gadgets list from Williams and Sonoma.

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  1. Janine Huldie

    I have a few myself, but I would say my timer is probably the most practical and helpful of them all. Happy Weekend now, Katie :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh my friend I agree about the timer. I have to reply on the timers or I get busy doing something and forget, giggle. ♥

  2. Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

    Sounds like great gadgets doll, I hope you have a great weekend xx

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you, I could have listed so many more, but kept it to these few, LOL xo

  3. Sue Williams

    I personally cannot live without my micro grater. I use it for everything from hard cheese to garlic to lemon zest. Have a wonderful weekend. Sue

    1. Katherines Corner

      I love the versatility of the small grater too. No need to buy all of the others when one can do so many things. Hugs!

  4. myrecentfavoritebooks

    You have a great list! I have several from your list, including the rubber jar opener, those work great!
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Katherines Corner

      yes! we are two peas in a pod my friend xo

  5. Annabel Smith

    I agree my timer is very helpful. It stops me forgetting all kinds of things and I do my 15 minute power hour etc!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Annabel you are so right, I would be lost without my timer too. Hmm I would love to know more about the 15 minute power hour. Hugs

  6. mrs. hines class

    Those are some good ones. I need some more cutting boards. I only have one that I use for veggies.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you. I have always had three dishwasher safe cutting boards. I have others too but the ones for the poultry and meat are easy to bleach and sanitize in the dishwasher. Hugs!

  7. Ribgabby

    I love your doggie Izzy! He is soooo cute!!

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