These are my top, must-have, favorite kitchen tools & gadgets that I use weekly. Many of them I use daily. This is a practical list of items that really get used (a lot) in my kitchen.
I use my small strainer EVERYDAY when I strain my kefir. I also use it to strain kombucha. If you have ferments brewing in your kitchen, a good strainer comes in super handy. Here’s an excellent small strainer and here’s a larger one.
2. Mason Jars
My love for mason jars is deep and true. Big ones, little ones, blue ones, flip top ones, I love them all! In this picture below, I have a small jar of kombucha, a big jar of kombucha that is fermenting, some homemade butter, and kefir. I have a couple dozen mason jars, but somehow just keep running out! But not to worry, my collection keeps growing. The jar I use most is this pint jar.
3. Coffee Grinder
Don’t be fooled by the name, coffee grinder do so much more than grind coffee. I use mine to grind dried herbs and to grind flax seeds (shown in the picture below). I add ground flax seeds to my morning smoothies. I use this coffee grinder.
4. Citrus Juicer
I drink a lemon, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper detox drink every morning. So my citrus juicer gets used everyday. Look for a stainless steel (not plastic) citrus juicer like this one.
5. Immersion Blender
I love, love, love this handy tool! I use my immersion blender more often than I ever thought I would when I got it. It came in super handy when I was making baby food for my son. It’s great for soups (like this butternut squash soup) and for pureeing…..well, anything! I’ve been using it a lot lately to “hide” vegetables from my toddler and pureeing roasted vegetables in a marinara sauce (like in this eggplant marinara). I have this immersion blender.
Oh, the holy grail of blenders! I use my Vitamix every single day for my morning smoothie. I also use it to make hummus, homemade butter, salsa, frozen cocktails, and much, much, much more. This is my most expensive small appliance in my kitchen. But it’s worth every penny! I have this one.
What are your favorite kitchen tools and gadgets?