These are a few items that we enjoy using in our own kitchens, and that we recommend to anyone getting started as a home cook.
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Vitamix 5200 Series Blender
"To take care of all your blending needs, literally."
Cuisinart Elemental Food Processor
"To do veggies, sauces, dips, nut butters & pie crusts."
KitchenAid Artisan Series
"To bake all the things & even lazily knead bread."
Cuisinart Electric Kettle
"To boil water to exact degrees."
Cuisinart Waffle Iron
"To make the most perfectly shaped waffles, every day."
All-Clad Stainless Steel Frying Pan (12")
"Dishwasher safe & large enough to flip omelettes comfortably."
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
"Non-toxic, lasts forever & sticks less easily than other pans."
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
"Enamel coating makes it safe for tomato-based soups & sauces."
Emile Henry Rectangular Baker
"A classy, quality dish for years of casseroles & lasagnes."
Emile Henry Pie Dish
"Cooks pies evenly & looks nice on the table too."
Chicago Metallic Baking Pans
"Pro bakers swear by them for even baking & roasting."
Chicago Metallic Muffin Pan
"Muffins, mini cheesecakes, mini quiches, tarts, and more!"
Chicago Metallic Loaf Pan
"Last's forever. Recommended by the pros."
Silpat Baking Mat
"Reusable & ensures even baking/roasting. Indispensable!"
Baker's Secret Cooling Rack
"Sturdy & light rack for cooling muffins, cookies & treats."
Ozeri Glass Digital Scale
"For precise measurements, especially in baking"
Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife
"A good chef's knife will change your life. Cuts like butter."
Stainless Steel Nesting Bowls
"We have 1-3 of these out during the preparation of any meal."
Bamboo Cutting Board
"Sturdy, long lasting & easy to take care of."
Baratza Coffee Grinder
"An affordable, quality option. Customizable grind."
"For pour over lovers. Will last forever."
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
"A classic that is worth owning just for the food history itself."
The Moosewood Cookbook
"A classic for anyone interested in vegetarian cooking."
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
"The best way to get into Middle Eastern cooking."
"Inspiring & beautiful Southern cooking."
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef
"A Canadian classic for foie gras enthusiasts."
"An inspiring must-have for every baker."