My number one kitchen essential! Mine lives on my stovetop and I use it every day. This is my go-to for one-skillet meals, searing meats, and deeply caramelizing veggies.
This runs a very close second to my cast iron skillet. Dutch ovens are the ultimate kitchen workhorse – being able to roast, braise, broil, and bake all in one is just so convenient.
I’ve had this slow cooker for almost 15 years(!) and it has been worth every penny! The nonstick cast insert lifts right out for serving at the table and it’s a dream to clean.
Stand mixers are a kitchen luxury, but I absolutely love mine. Of course it’s perfect for baking, but I also use mine for mashed potatoes, shredding meat, and making fresh whipped cream.
Sous vide will give you absolutely perfect steaks, ribs, and seafood every single time! I’m completely hooked on this magical machine – check out my sous vide recipes.
I’m a weirdo who usually finds chopping and prep work cathartic, but sometimes you just need a machine to get stuff done fast. I love the huge capacity of this processor and the basic controls.
How did I ever live without this beauty?! Being able to make a perfect cup of espresso or latte in just a few seconds on the stovetop is pure heaven.
These aluminum sheets from Nordic Ware perform better than my pricier commercial baking sheets, and the half size makes them easier to clean too.
Silicone mats make cleaning up so easy. No more parchment paper, no more scrubbing! (Just make sure to never use a knife on them.)
Mandoline slicers create perfectly even, thin slices of veggies in seconds. This one has a razor-sharp blade and a sturdy handguard to keep your fingers safe.
Zesting lemons and limes is a good enough reason to own one of these, but I also use mine for shaving chocolate curls and finely grating ginger.
I’m firmly against single-function kitchen tools… except this little thing is so dang convenient for quickly mincing garlic. Plus kids love to use it!