PICKS

Don’t panic at the length of this list … this is the best case scenario. You can always improvise and don’t need everything on the list, but having most of this stuff will certainly make life a little easier. I’ve put an asterisk* on the ones I just can’t live without!

Small Appliances

  • Braun electric kettle*

  • Cuisinart food processor* (large and mini)

  • Cuisinart toaster oven
  • Keurig coffee maker
  • Kitchen Aid mixer or Hand Mixer*

  • Cusinart Smart Stick Immersion blender

Bits and Pieces

  • Baking dishes (ceramic)
  • Baking trays*: muffin tins, cookie sheets, etc.

  • Can opener*
  • Cocktail picks
  • Colander (small, med., large)*

  • Cooking fork
  • Cutting boards*
  • Electronic scale (imperial & metric measure)
  • Flexible silicone spatulas (small, med, large)*
  • Flour sifter
  • Frying pan (large & small)*
  • Garlic press*
  • Good knife set*

  • Grater
  • Grill pan
  • Hand juicer

  • Ice cream scoops (small, med & large)

  • Kitchen scissors (several pairs)*

  • Ladle
  • Large casserole/Dutch oven*
  • Measuring cups*

  • Measuring spoons*
  • Meat thermometer*
  • Mixing bowls (glass & plastic)*

  • Off set spatula
  • Olive oil decanter

  • Olive oil spray
  • Pastry brush*
  • Potato masher*

  • Pots (small, medium & large)*
  • Pyrex glass storage set
  • Pyrex measuring jugs (large and small)*

  • Ramekins (six)

  • Roasting pans*
  • Rolling pin*

  • Salt Cellar & Pepper Grinder

  • Scale*

  • Serving pieces: I like to collect all white mix pieces that are oven & dishwasher safe – (1) large platter, (2) small platters, (1) large bowl, (2) small bowls

  • Slotted spoon*
  • Spatula (flat solid and slotted)*
  • Steamer (small & large)*

  • Tongs, tongs & more tongs

  • Turkey baster

  • Vegetable peeler*
  • Whisk*

  • Wine opener*
  • Wire cooking rack (for baking and cooling – a must have for perfect bacon every time!)

  • Wire mesh strainer*

  • Wok
  • Wooden skewers
  • Wooden spoons*

  • Wooden toothpicks
  • Zester