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Essential Kitchen Tools – 25+ Tools for a Well-Appointed Kitchen

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Every kitchen needs to have the basics – some pots and pans, serving dishes, etc. Essential kitchen tools make running a home, planning meals and feeding your family so much easier!

But if you’re just starting out or if you need some suggestions for your Christmas or birthday wish list, you may not be 100% sure what you’d find useful. Here are the top 25+ tools I use and love in my kitchen! (If I couldn’t find the exact same one, I linked to something VERY similar.)

Essential Kitchen Tools

Stainless steel pots and pans

Non-stick skillet

Large cooking utensils

Measuring cups

Measuring Spoons


Vegetable peeler

Potato masher


Kitchen shears



Garlic Press

Rice Cooker


Slow cooker/crockpot

Glass baking dishes

Casserole dishes with lids

Baking sheets


Cordless kettle



Stand mixer

Food processor


Submersion blender

Large cutting board

Milk frother

Meat thermometer



Can you think of any essential kitchen tools I missed? What other must-have kitchen gadgets do you use often?

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