Below are the top 95 items for your kitchen. Organized by category in alphabetical order!
Spoons, Ladles, etc
Fish spatula – A long, thin, and flexible spatula with a slotted head, perfect for flipping delicate fish fillets without breaking them.
Salad tongs – Long-handled utensils with spoon-like ends, used for tossing and serving salads without damaging delicate greens.
Slotted spoon – A spoon with holes or slots that allows liquid to drain away while retrieving solid food.
Spatula – A flat, flexible tool used for flipping, turning, and lifting foods such as pancakes and burgers.
Tongs – Scissor-like utensils used for gripping and lifting hot foods, grilling, and serving.
Whisk – A hand tool with loops of wire used for blending ingredients, beating eggs, and creating aeration.
Wooden spoon – A versatile tool made of wood, ideal for stirring, mixing, and scraping in cooking.
For Slicing & Peeling
Avocado slicer – A tool specifically designed to safely and easily cut, pit, and slice avocados for salads, sandwiches, or guacamole.
Bread knife – A long, serrated knife designed for slicing bread without crushing or tearing.
Cheese grater – A tool with different grating surfaces for shredding or grating cheese to desired textures.
Chef’s knife – A versatile and essential knife for chopping, slicing, and dicing ingredients with precision.
Citrus zester – A tool specifically designed to create long, thin strips of zest from citrus fruits for garnishing and flavoring dishes.
Corn stripper – A device used to easily and efficiently remove kernels from corn cobs, ideal for salads, salsas, or side dishes.
Cutting board – A durable surface used for safely cutting and preparing ingredients.
Cutting shears – Heavy-duty kitchen scissors used for trimming, cutting poultry, or snipping herbs.
Egg slicer – A handheld device used for slicing hard-boiled eggs into neat, uniform slices for salads and sandwiches.
Food chopper – A handheld or electric device used for quickly chopping or mincing ingredients such as vegetables, herbs, or nuts.
Grater – A tool with sharp-edged perforations used for grating cheese, vegetables, and other foods.
Herb scissors – Scissors with multiple blades used for finely chopping fresh herbs directly into dishes or garnishes.
Kitchen scissors – Heavy-duty scissors designed for cutting through various kitchen materials, such as meat, herbs, and packaging.
Kitchen shears – Scissors specifically designed for various kitchen tasks, such as cutting poultry or herbs.
Mandoline slicer – A kitchen tool with adjustable blades used to create precise and uniform slices of fruits and vegetables.
Vegetable peeler – Used to remove the skin or outer layer of fruits and vegetables quickly and efficiently.
Pots, Pans, & Containers
Baking sheet – A flat, rectangular pan used for baking cookies, sheet cakes, and roasting vegetables.
Bread pan – A rectangular pan with high sides and a non-stick coating, perfect for baking homemade bread loaves.
Bundt pan – A distinctive ring-shaped pan with a decorative pattern used for baking Bundt cakes, pound cakes, and other decorative desserts.
Colander – A bowl-shaped strainer used for draining liquids from cooked pasta, vegetables, and more.
Cake pan – A round or square pan used for baking cakes, with straight sides and removable bottoms for easy release.
Dutch oven – A heavy, lidded pot with thick walls and excellent heat retention, suitable for slow cooking, braising, and stews.
Egg poacher – A specialized pan or insert used for gently poaching eggs, creating perfectly cooked eggs with runny yolks.
Frying pan – A shallow, flat-bottomed pan with sloping sides, perfect for frying, sautéing, and searing food.
Mixing bowls – Nesting bowls of various sizes for mixing and combining ingredients during food preparation.
Muffin pan – A baking pan with multiple cup-shaped cavities used for baking muffins, cupcakes, and individual-sized treats.
Pie dish – A shallow, round dish with sloping sides used for baking pies, quiches, and savory tarts.
Ramekins – Small, individual-sized ceramic or glass dishes used for baking individual portions of desserts, custards, or soufflés.</p
Roasting pan – A deep, sturdy pan used for roasting meats, poultry, and vegetables in the oven.
Saucepan – A small to medium-sized, deep cooking pot with a handle and lid, ideal for heating liquids and making sauces.
Springform pan – A round pan with removable sides and a tight-fitting base, commonly used for making cheesecakes and layered desserts.
Steamer basket – A perforated basket used for steaming vegetables, seafood, and dumplings, preserving their nutrients and flavors.
Stockpot – A large, deep pot with a lid, designed for making stocks, soups, and boiling pasta or seafood.
Wok – A versatile, deep, round-bottomed pan used for stir-frying, deep-frying, and quick cooking at high temperatures.
Bottle opener – A tool designed to remove metal bottle caps from beverage bottles.
Can opener – A tool designed to safely open cans by removing the lid.
Corkscrew – A tool for removing corks from wine bottles, usually featuring a screw and lever mechanism.
Nutcracker – A tool used to crack open the shells of various nuts to access the edible kernel inside.
For Crushing & Grinding
Garlic press – A handheld device used to crush garlic cloves, releasing their flavor and aroma without the need for mincing.
Herb grinder – A device used for grinding dried herbs and spices into fine powders, enhancing their aroma and flavor.
Mortar and pestle – A pair of tools used for grinding and crushing spices, herbs, or making pastes and marinades.
Salt and pepper grinders – Mills or grinders that allow you to freshly grind salt and pepper for enhanced flavor.
Measuring & Monitoring
Candy thermometer – A thermometer used for measuring and monitoring the temperature of sugar syrups and caramel when making candies or confections.
Instant-read thermometer – A thermometer used to quickly measure the internal temperature of cooked food for doneness and safety.
Kitchen timer – A device used to accurately time cooking and baking processes, ensuring precise results.
Meat thermometer – A thermometer specifically designed to measure the internal temperature of meats, ensuring safe and precise cooking.
Measuring cups and spoons – Essential tools for accurately measuring dry and liquid ingredients in recipes.
Measuring scale – A device used to accurately weigh ingredients, especially for precision baking or portion control.
Oven thermometer – A thermometer used to monitor and ensure accurate oven temperatures for baking and roasting.
Basting brush – A brush with bristles used for coating food with sauces, marinades, or glazes during cooking.
Corn holders – Small pronged holders that securely grip and protect hands while eating hot corn on the cob.
Dumpling maker – A small tool that simplifies the process of making dumplings by providing a mold to shape and seal the dough.
Egg rings – Metal or silicone rings used to shape and contain eggs while frying, resulting in perfectly round eggs for breakfast sandwiches.
Egg separator – A device used to separate egg yolks from egg whites, ensuring clean separation for specific recipes.
Ice cream scoop – A scoop with a trigger release mechanism used to portion and serve ice cream, sorbet, or gelato.
Lemon juicer – A handheld tool designed to extract juice from citrus fruits, such as lemons, limes, and oranges.
Meat tenderizer – A tool with a textured surface or pointed prongs used to tenderize tough cuts of meat by breaking down muscle fibers.
Melon baller – A small utensil with a scoop-shaped end used for creating decorative, bite-sized melon or fruit balls.
Pasta maker – A manual or electric machine used to roll out and cut pasta dough into various shapes and sizes.
Pastry cutter – A handheld tool with sharp blades used for cutting butter or shortening into flour when making pastry dough.
Pizza cutter – A wheel-shaped utensil used to cut pizzas, flatbreads, and other dough-based dishes into portions.
Olive oil mister – A device that sprays a fine mist of olive oil, allowing for controlled and light application for cooking or dressing salads.
Rolling pin – A cylindrical tool used to flatten and shape dough for pastries, cookies, and more.
Salad spinner – A kitchen gadget used to wash and dry salad greens and herbs by spinning them in a basket.
Sushi mat – A flexible bamboo mat used for rolling and shaping sushi rolls, ensuring a tight and compact presentation.
Vegetable spiralizer – A tool used to create long, spiraled strands or ribbons from vegetables like zucchini or carrots, serving as a healthy alternative to pasta.
Pastry bag and tips – A reusable or disposable bag used for piping and decorating cakes, pastries, and desserts, with various tips for creating different designs.
Pastry board – A large, smooth surface typically made of wood or marble, used for rolling out dough and preparing pastries.
Pastry brush – A brush with bristles used for applying glazes, egg washes, or oils onto food surfaces.
Blender – A motorized appliance used for blending, pureeing, and liquefying ingredients into smooth mixtures.
Electric kettle – A countertop appliance used for quickly boiling water for tea, coffee, or other hot beverages.
Food processor – A powerful appliance with various blades and discs for chopping, grinding, and slicing ingredients.
Hand mixer – A handheld electric mixer for whisking, beating, and blending ingredients.
Immersion blender – A handheld blender with a long shaft that can be immersed directly into pots or bowls to blend ingredients into smooth purees or soups.
Kitchen torch – A handheld device that produces a controlled flame, used for caramelizing sugar, browning meringue, or torching desserts.
Mini food processor – A compact version of a food processor, ideal for chopping small quantities of ingredients or making dips and sauces.
Popcorn maker – An appliance or stovetop pot specifically designed for popping popcorn kernels, providing a quick and easy snack.
Pressure cooker – A sealed pot that cooks food quickly by trapping steam and increasing pressure, reducing cooking time and tenderizing tough cuts of meat.
Rice cooker – An electric appliance specifically designed for cooking rice, providing consistent results with minimal effort.
Slow cooker – An electric countertop appliance that cooks food slowly and evenly over a long period, ideal for making tender and flavorful dishes.
Stand mixer – A countertop mixer with a stand and a variety of attachments for mixing, kneading, and whipping ingredients, ideal for baking tasks.
Toaster – A kitchen appliance used to toast bread, bagels, or other bread products to desired levels of crispness.
Racks & Trays
Cooling rack – A grid-like rack used to place freshly baked goods on to cool, allowing air circulation to prevent sogginess.
Ice cube trays – Rectangular or cube-shaped trays used for freezing water or other liquids to make ice cubes for beverages.
Oven mitts – Heat-resistant gloves or mitts used for safely handling hot cookware and bakeware.
Parchment paper – A non-stick, heat-resistant paper used for lining baking sheets or pans to prevent sticking and facilitate easy cleanup.
Silicone baking mats – Non-stick mats made of silicone that can be placed on baking sheets as an alternative to parchment paper.
Roasting rack – A metal rack used to elevate meat or poultry above the pan during roasting, promoting even cooking and allowing drippings to collect below.