Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Kitchen Must-Haves

Top Ten {Tuesday}


I love being in my kitchen.  I guess if you've been following me for a while, you already know this.  Over the years I've accumulated quite a few kitchen gadgets.  But there are a few I use nearly every single day.  

So I'm going to share them with you:

Global G-2 8-Inch 20cm Cook's Knife1.  Global Knife.  My husband bought this for me a few years ago for our anniversary.  I love it!  It's super sharp and cuts through potatoes like a hot knife through butter.

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 7-1/4-Quart Round French Oven, Cobalt Blue2.  Le Creuset Pot.  This was another anniversary gift.  It's useful for soups, collards, mashed potatoes, chili...  I bought a smaller Martha Stewart version from Macy's a few years ago. 




Lodge Logic L5SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron 8-Inch Skillet3.  Cast Iron Skillet. Every Southern kitchen must have a cast iron skillet.  Perfect for frying taters or baking the perfect cornbread.





Progressive International PCB-1812 17.5" X 11.25" Cutting Board4.  Cutting board.  I used to have a wooden chopping block, but it fell apart.  Now I stick with the plastic ones so I can bleach them and disinfect them in the dishwasher.

KitchenAid KFP750CR 700-Watt 12-Cup Food Processor, Chrome 



5.  Food Processor.  A few years ago I purchased a Food Network brand processor.  It was my first one and I can't believe it took me so long to purchase one!  I love it and use it for chopping vegetables, grating cheese, making biscuits and scones...so many uses.  If you don't have one, make sure you check the cup size.  A larger capacity allows you more options for using it.  I think mine is 11 cup capacity. 

Magic Bullet MBR-1701 17-Piece Express Mixing Set 

6.  Magic Bullet.  My Momma gave us one of these and it is perfect for blending smoothies, cocktails, purees, salsa.  I could go on, it's definitely one of my favorites!

Oxo Good Grips Swivel Peeler 



7.  Vegetable Peeler  I have two of these.  They are huge time savers when it comes to peeling apples, potatoes and carrots.  I like the swivel head.  I think I got them at Walmart for $1. 





Progressive International Deluxe Grater 

8.  Box Grater Grating cheese, carrots, zucchini, apples, potatoes...so useful!



MIU Trendy Stainless-Steel 5-Piece Measuring Spoon Set 




9.  Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups
Pyrex Grip Rite 3-Quart Rectangular Baking Dish with Lid 







10.  Pyrex Casserole Dishes.  Pyrex is wonderful!  Did you know you can freeze a casserole in the dish and place them straight into the oven without them cracking or breaking?  Love these things!  The large measuring cups are great for mixing up muffin batter and even baking cakes.  



These are my favorite things in the kitchen.  What about you?   
Do you have a favorite kitchen must-have?

Enjoy!

4 comments:

April said...

I have most of the same stuff you listed, but I still need a food processor. Hubby's buying me one soon and I can't wait.

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

I've had a food processor forever, it was actually one of the first appliances we ever bought. LOVE it and it's still going strong after 8 years.

I so wish Pyrex would sell their casserole dishes with lids in Germany. We have some Pyrex stuff available but SO expensive and definitely not the best of their products like the covered stuff.

Susie said...

I could not live without my Kitchen Aid mixer:-)

Sarah said...

Every time you post a Top Ten I save it and have intentions of going back and making my own....this has yet to happen (loved the Top Ten boocks). Measuring cups and spoons for sure, Kitchen Aid mixer, I'm a big pan of Pyrex baking and storage dishes and been trying to get rid of all my plastic. I need a good knife.

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