Every cook has his or her basic and special tools and utensils. You can see what we use in our videos and recipes, and we’re happy to share our recommendations with you.  We also provide some links to the utensils so that you can find them quickly and easily.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.


Tools and Essentials Starter List

This is a list of the minimum essentials. Kitchen tools are great gifts to hint for, so you build your collection from here.

  • A small non stick omelet pan (teflon, cast iron, carbon steel)
  • a 10” or 12” skillet with lid
  • a pot to boil water in
  • a sauce pot
  • a pie plate
  • a cookie sheet/ baking sheet
  • set of mixing bowls
  • aluminum foil
  • plastic wrap
  • quart size and gallon size freezer bags
  • set of assorted plastic storage containers
  • cutting board ( as large as possible)
  • wooden spoon
  • turning spatula
  • mixing spatula
  • 2 good knives –   chef’s knife, paring knife
  • colander
  • bench scraper ( aka pastry or dough scraper)
  • slotted spoon or spider
  • tongs
  • wire whisk
  • set of measuring cups
  • set of measuring spoons
  • 2 cup pyrex liquid measuring cup