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A Kitchen and Its Tools, Gadgets & Cookbooks

Updated on October 18, 2014
My Kitchen: My Favorite Kitchen Tools & Equipment
My Kitchen: My Favorite Kitchen Tools & Equipment | Source

Come In & Visit My Kitchen And Discover My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Equipment...

Almost twenty years of preparing mostly healthy and nutritious meals and an occasional treat make me, I think, fairly knowledgeable in my field.  "What field," you ask?  "Why the world of the kitchen and its tools," I reply!

In the last two years, I have been busily creating a record online of some of my best-ever recipes. However, this page is not about those recipes but rather about the myriad kitchen items which a home cook uses in the process of preparing meals for a family. Items like, but not limited to, kitchen tools, utensils, appliances, gadgets, linens and cookbooks.

This page shares some of the favorite items from MY kitchen as well as a few other products that come highly recommended from other sources.  I definitely hope it helps you find what you are looking for!

And, oh yes, I should tell you that I'm sharing some illustrations from a vintage cookbook that I have in my collection. I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do looking at them.

Image from the author's recently facelifted kitchen.

The Most Important Kitchen Tools

The Best Kitchen Tools

Oxo Kitchen Tools
Oxo Kitchen Tools | Source

The Best Kitchen Tools

How To Choose The Best Tools For Kitchen Use

There's nowhere to start but with this page about some of the best kitchen tools out there. It was designed to help set up a first kitchen but it is also a very practical page for people like me who have some pieces in their kitchens that are starting to grow tired and need to be replaced. It includes twenty of the best kitchen tools around including some great OXO kitchen tools like this one wonderful bucket of tools. To visit my page, How To Choose The Best Tools For Kitchen Use, just follow this link:

A Salad Spinner

The Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner

Definitely one of the best salad spinners.

I'll have to admit that I haven't tried every single salad spinner that ever was made. However, I've had more than my share of cheap ones and none of them even come close to The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner. Plus, I've consulted a legion of experts on Amazon. Check out the Amazon Customer Reviews. I find the customer reviews extremely useful when learning about a new product, I figure the people who pay for the product with their own money are pretty well positioned to judge it. I realize this is not an exact science but it sure is a great start and it definitely makes this salad spinner look particularly good.

To read my complete review of the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner, follow this link:

A Kitchen Timer

A Kitchen Timer

If You Are Like Me, You are Going To Want A Great Kitchen Timer...or Three

Busy people everywhere are relying on timers to keep them on time and on track and I am no exception. I'm embarrassed to admit how many I have...and that they are never where they are supposed to be. But no matter, that only demonstrates how invaluable they are to a busy person and my page Distracted? Buy A Timer NOW is full of great timers and reviews as well as ideas of what to think about when you are choosing a timer.

To visit my page, Distracted? Buy A Timer NOW, follow this link:

A Mixer, Blender or Food Processor

KitchenAid's Martha Stewart Blue Collection
KitchenAid's Martha Stewart Blue Collection | Source

KitchenAid's Martha Stewart Blue Collection

A top-quality line of small kitchen appliances.

Here's a series of small appliances that I don't think can be beat. They are a joint effort between KitchenAid and Martha Stewart and I don't think you could ask for a better combination. I do not personally own any of them but, based on the reviews I have read and on KitchenAid's amazing reputation, I know I would love to have them. Adding any one of them to your kitchen is, to quote one very famous lady, "A Good Thing."

To see Amazon's complete collection in the Martha Stewart blue line available at Amazon, clicking here. Learn more about the following products by following these links:

An Apron

An Apron is a Not-Quite-As-Essential Kitchen Tool That Some Cooks Need More Than Others

An Apron - People are returning to the kitchens and once there, donning a fantastic kitchen apron.

Aprons | Source

People are returning to the kitchen for a number of reasons not the least of which are the downturn in the economy and the proliferation and popularity of cooking television shows and and, once they arrive in the kitchen, many are donning a fantastic kitchen apron. When you check out the amazing assortment of aprons you'll understand why people are choosing to wear them again.

Click here to view Amazon's assortment of blue kitchen aprons

A Pie Bird

Pie Birds Are A Pie Baker's Tool

Retired Snowman and Snowlady Pie Birds by Sandhurst
Retired Snowman and Snowlady Pie Birds by Sandhurst | Source

A practical kitchen tool that is cute and fun to use, too!

Pie birds made me wish that I was a far better and more frequent pie baker than I actually am. They come in a wide assortment of styles and colors and I love them. Almost every single one of them. If you are yet to be aquainted with a pie bird or to add one to your tool chest if you are a baker, I highly recommend a visit to this page which is packed with a huge flock of pie birds. It wouldn't be fair, however, if I didn't warn you that you might fall in love with them and wind up with an assortment watching you from your windowsill.

A Cookbook

An essential tool!

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

My Kitchen and It's Tools - I hope you enjoyed our visit. Be sure to leave me a note and let me know that you dropped by!

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    • fathomblueEG profile image

      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      Great collection. I'm always adding to mine.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Wow, looking at your selection I started to think about buying bigger place to live...

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice selection of kitchen tools.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Darling lens with some great kitchen tools! I love the Piebirds!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Great kitchen tools -- and actually this is a super gift-idea lens, too! I love the pie birds and always enjoy your beautiful aprons!

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      Thanks for the peek into your kitchen. Love your recommendations of good kitchen tools. Having the right tool for the job is very important.