After college, I inhered my mom’s million-year-old Farberware and a toaster oven the same age as me. Since then, I’ve accumulated enough kitchenware that my kid’s bedroom closet acts as a storage space. Some of the items I’ve bought, clearly, are not the most necessary. Below, though, are the ones I can’t live without.
Bunn Coffee MakerBuy it
I realize this isn’t technically cooking related, but I need to share my love of this coffee pot with you. I tried drip maker after drip maker and they were all horrible. This is the only coffee maker that makes coffee taste gread. Like, actually really great, not just I’ll-settle-for-home-brewed-coffee-since-I-don’t-want-to-buy-some-at-the-coffee-shop great.
KitchenAid Ice Cream MakerBuy it
Freeze this bowl, hook it up to your KA mixer, and enjoy the best kind of ice cream – homemade ice cream that is!
Citrus JuicerBuy it
My life changed when I was able to stop juicing large amounts of citrus in one of those over-the-cup plastic things. A must have for the Greek lemon-lovers and the Greeks who eat a lot of lime juice in Mexican foods, of which I am both.
Mini-Prep 4 Cup Food ProcessorBuy it
Okay, so yes, technically the 9 cup processor I use has a mini prep bowl. That bowl works just fine but I tend to only use it when I’ve already gotten the food processor out for something else. This little guy, though, makes his way out of the cabinet a whole lot. It’s much more common for me to be making a sauce or marinade that fits here, at least for our regular purposes/the size of my family.
Immersion BlenderBuy it
I use this almost exclusively for soups and don’t know how I survived without it. What can I say? I make a lot of soup.
9 Cup Food ProcessorBuy it
Maker of salsas and pesto, master of pie crust, granola bar-producer. And lots more. I use this food processor a lot and can honestly say it’s been very, very rare for me to ever think I need a bigger one. 9 cups seems to be perfect for me.
KitchenAid Stand MixerBuy it
Even as a person who doesn’t bake often, I love my KA. And I love it even more during the holidays when I am doing a boatload of baking.