In the Kitchen with Lina: The 5 Top Cooking Tools I Use Every Day
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Curious to know my top kitchen cooking tools that I use most often?
I’m lucky enough to have been cooking and sharing recipes here for over four years now, and I often get asked which kitchen items I use the most and feel are worth the investment.
I love spending time in the kitchen!
I’m not actually professionally trained in the kitchen, but I DO enjoy cooking for my family and also taking yummy food pics! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite must-have items that get lots of use in my kitchen. You may even recognize some as they often appear in my photography when I share recipe ideas.
P.S. It’s was actually tough picking just 5 items to feature, but I honestly asked myself, “What would I be sad to live without?” LOL
(Photo of Keto Bagels featured HERE)
This was a brilliant Christmas gift given to me a few years ago, and I absolutely adore this silicone baking mat! It’s perfect for any type of dough, but it’s especially helpful for stickier types of dough and replaces the need for parchment paper. You can place it on a metal sheet pan, and food NEVER sticks to it while baking. I use my Silpat so often for baking cookies, Fat Head pizza, and even these Keto bagels!
Having a set of good quality sharp knives is a must for any home chef! When I got married about 12 years ago, we used a bunch of gift cards to go in on a nice set of J.A. Henckels knives. I have literally used them every day since, and they’re still going strong! We did have a handle start to separate on one knife 3 years ago, but all I had to do was send it to J.A, Henckels and they sent me back a replacement.
Go HERE to read about this brand’s awesome lifetime warranty!
(Photo of Broccoli Cheddar Soup Featured HERE)
I was honestly a little skeptical to try Copper Chef Cookware as some reviews are mixed online, but it turns out that I LOVE this cookware! It’s non-stick, and without the awful coating that quickly flakes off of most non-stick pans. I like that it’s lightweight, can be thrown in the dishwasher, and cleans up easily. I have a few pieces, like this 9.5 inch set, but find myself grabbing the 11 inch skillet the most. It still looks brand new after 6 months of constant use!
(Photo of Blueberry Cheesecake Dessert Featured HERE)
I use my large 8-cup batter bowl so much, and it’s by far my favorite all-purpose mixing bowl! I like that it’s glass so I can easily microwave recipes when needed, and it’s super convenient to pour using a handle. I know it’s funny to have a favorite item that’s so simple, but I misplaced it for a few weeks after we remodeled the kitchen, and I felt lost without it! HA!
(Photo of Air Fryer Chicken Wings featured HERE)
5.) Air Fryer
The air fryer is my absolute favorite kitchen appliance right now because it’s so convenient! I love how quickly and easily it gives food a crispy and delicious texture, and it’s fun to cook with! I use it so often to make fast & simple chicken wings, vegetable side dishes, donuts, bacon, and so much more. I actually talk in detail about the reasons why I love air fryer cooking HERE!
Do you have a favorite kitchen tool you use every day? Share with us in the comments!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.