I am planning on making this page a resource for everything. It will take time, but for now I wanted to share some of my favorite things I like to use around the kitchen.
Kitchen Aid Mixer
I consider this big boy part of our family, I love the look, I love how it works, it’s AMAZING. I love the big clear bowl because you can see if it need extra stirring at the bottom, it’s also reaaaalllyyyy sturdy. I’ve have it fall once and not crack, I’ve also accidentally hit it with other dishes (when I’m washing it) and nothing, looks brand new, not even a scratch. I picked this neutral silver color because I figured that if this thing was going to be with us for a long time, it might as match any kitchen. I love it, we got it as a wedding gift and let me tell you that if you’re planning to go all out for a wedding gift, birthday, etc, this is perfect!
Although I would still highly recommend the glass one, here’s another one that isn’t glass and is cheaper by around $70.
Kitchen Aid Pasta Attachments
One of the things that we later purchased on our own were these attachments for the KitchenAid. They are definetely worth it. Not only can you make pasta, you can also roll out dough without a rolling pin into an even, smooth size without the hassle. I honestly don’t even have a rolling pin. The only thing is that you wouldn’t be able to have a super wide diameter, but it’s enough to cut out cookies, or make sheets for something like fondant.<
KitchenAid Food Grinder
In LOVE WITH THIS THING. I used it to grind meat with onion, garlic, croutons. You can use it for anything. It can also grind nuts into a fine powder, or make a sauce. I used this for my Lemon Syrup Recipe and it made the process so much faster!
Storage Snapware Containers
I know they don’t look like much, but trust me, they are worth it. I love how tight the lid is, you can tip the container over and nothing would spill out. It keeps things fresh way longer than if I were to cover with plastic wrap. This is a total game changer. I’ve never tried the plastic ones from Snapware, but I cannot imagine them being the same as the glass ones. We got these because I knew they would last. It’s been more than a year, and all of them are still good as new. I like to put Mike’s work lunch in these, I put frozen herbs, yeast, salads, leafy greens (with a paper towel to catch the moisture), any leftovers, sauces. they’re also really easy to store because you can just put the little round ones into the bigger ones, and the smaller rectangles into the bigger rectangles and squares. Plastic storage containers eventually dull out and scratch easily, they aren’t as airtight and sturdy as glass, can’t be put in the microwave, etc. Also, great gift idea for anyone looking to store things.
I have this bread bin standing on a shelf in my cupboard. It keeps the bread fresh for longer. I also like to put a paper towel at the bottom just to duck up any moisture the bread may produce.
Ninja Pulse System
This is basically the same thing as a processor and I LOVE IT. I control it by pressing on the lid, and I use it for any blending purposes, so it’s my blender and my processor. I do have a blender, but often times don’t end up using it because it’s too big, this system is compact and gets the job done.
There’s also this food processor that has a scraper built in. It’s helpful if you find yourself needing to scrape off the sides of the container more often than you’d like. It also has great reviews, and seems to be a popular product.