Kitchen Essentials

This year I hope to do a series on my favorite kitchen tools or what I consider my kitchen essentials. I thought this would be a fun way to give you a look into my kitchen. It will give you an idea of what I love and use most.

In reality I know most of these are not essentials. Let’s face it, you can eat and cook with just a pan, a spoon, and a knife. Many people have survived with less then those three items.

We don’t need all the gadgets and fancy items that most of us have in our kitchens. However, they make our lives much easier.

So, in this series, essentials will be relative. What I consider an essential some of you may not consider one. The point of this series is to simple share my favorite kitchen tools. The tools that make my life in the kitchen much easier. The tools that help my love of cooking fit into my busy life. The tools that save me time and give me better results.

I hope by doing this you will find some ideas and items that you did not know about. Or you might find a new use for an item you already own. I also hope you will share if you agree or disagree with me about it being an essential kitchen item. When I share why I like it, I hope you will comment why you agree or disagree.

I look forward to sharing this series with you. Look for my first essential kitchen tool next week. But for now what is your favorite kitchen tool?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I’m really looking forward to these posts! So far, as a result of your blog, I’ve purchased a panini grill & starting using evaporated milk. :)

  2. Sounds fun!!!

  3. My favorite kitchen tool is the measuring cup that you can see the measurements from above. It’s genius! By the way, I came across your blog from the Savvy Blogging site. I’m going to be there too! Looking forward to meeting you!

  4. Great idea! I love kitchen tools!

  5. My favorite kitchen tool is my KitchenAid mixer. I really don’t think I could live without it! :)

  6. my slipmats that i use on my cookie sheets….they are the great invention for baking in my book

  7. Oooh, I love my pizza cutter. It’s perfect for cutting my toddler’s food into bite-sized pieces. Love your blog!

  8. Sounds fun! Hardly a day goes by that I don’t use my food processor…so, I guess that is my essential. It chops, grates, mashes, does pastry. I love it!

  9. I love my chop and stir from Pampered Chef – (there are generic available) – Not only do I use it for ground beef, turkey, sausage and such when I’m browning, but for cutting up spaghetti for my toddler grandkids. It’s great.

  10. This is my first time commenting on your blog and I want to say thank you for all of your hard work in writing these blogs. I’ve learnt a lot from you and I can’t wait to read more. For me, my favorite kitchen essential has to be my grater, not only for cheese but for fruit and nuts too. It would be a lot of hard work without it.

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