As you can probably guess, I spend more time in my kitchen than your average person. Not only do I prefer to be in there in my free-time, it’s also my office during the week. I have used my fair share of kitchen gadgets, appliances, and tools and narrowed down my kitchen must-haves that I use fairly consistently.
After being on the hunt for a good non-stick, but also non-toxic pan, I used the Green Pan at a friend’s of mine and instantly fell in love. I am a sucker for having eggs seamlessly glide on the pan and this does just that. With proper care (using medium heat, avoiding cooking sprays, and not dousing with cold water instantly off the burner), these pans will last quite awhile.
Wooden utensils are the the MOVE for cooking. They do not scratch or damage your cookware, nor do they leave toxic plastic chemicals in your food from cooking with it. I have used wood utensils for as long as I can remember and I have never found a reason to move away from them. Aside from being practical and durable, they are definitely also the cutest option if you have your utensils sitting out in a container on your kitchen counter.
I was definitely late to the air fryer game and I’m unsure why. Probably because my stubborn side was getting a hold of me. “I have an oven. Why would I need that appliance?” BUT let me tell you, since I bought it over a year ago, there’s probably been a total of a week in which I haven’t used it. It works for everything – roasting vegetables, chicken, salmon, potatoes, and reheats the best leftovers you’ll ever have. The one that I have is a big guy, but if you have the storage space for it, it’s great. The dual drawers make cooking dinner a breeze as you can set the drawers to different settings, but have them finish at the same time – game changer.
This is a newer addition to my kitchen and I use it all of the time. It’s go great for grounding beef, turkey, chicken, whatever. You sort of press down and give it a little twist and it grounds meat much more efficiently.
I use this thing legitimately daily. I also travel with it which my boyfriend *loves* haha. It works perfectly as a cheap option for a milk frother and takes up minimal space in your kitchen. I use this to froth milks for the my coffees, to froth my matcha for lattes, and I’ve used it to make homemade salad vinaigrettes (she’s a multi-purpose girl!)
One of my top kitchen must-haves, a tried and true. The “does it all” pan and is by far and away the most durable pan you will ever own. Not only that, they last a lifetime. They are considered to be “high maintenance” because of having to keep it oiled up, not using soaps to clean, and needing to heated on low to fully dry so it doesn’t rust – BUT it’s all worth it. This pan cooks a better steak than any grill you’ll ever own. We also love to make deep dish pizzas in our cast iron and it works like a charm.
I love this little thing so much. Part of my morning routine is making a coffee or a matcha latte. I am a BIG cinnamon girl and I bought this to sprinkle cinnamon on top of my lattes, yogurt bowls, smoothies, etc. It for some reason feels much more fun than using the actual bottle that cinnamon comes in. It is really affordable and a simple way to level up your coffee or matcha ritual.