John Kanell, the creator of the phenom that is Preppy Kitchen, lists his favorite, most-useful kitchen tools.
If you’re not already familiar with John Kanell, he is the passionate and creative culinary mind behind the Preppy Kitchen website. John believes in helping people become “prep”-ared in the kitchen; a skill that once mastered is sure to make for a super-confident and successful home cook. Be sure to order his fabulous new cookbook, Preppy Kitchen.–Anna Scott
And don’t forget to listen to John chatting with David and Amy on episode 54 of Talking With My Mouth Full.
OXO Good Grips Food Scale
Weighing your ingredients is easier than using measuring cups with less cream up, and far more precise. A true kitchen win-win.
OXO Good Grips Food Scale, $33 on Amazon.com
Tovolo Pro-Grade Silicone Pastry Mat
Pastry mats prevent anything from sticking to the counter and make transferring and rolling things a breeze.
Tovolo Pro-Grade Silicone Pastry Mat, $25 on Amazon.com
Lavatools Javelin Pro Professional Digital Instant Meat Thermometer
This thermometer is fantastic for temping. It reads temp instantly and clearly, which I love for everything from meats, to caramels, and oil.
Lavatools Javelin Pro Professional Digital Instant Meat Thermometer, $55 on Amazon.com
Staub 5 1/2-Qt. Round Dutch Oven
This is great for making sourdough, soups, and everything in between. The dark iron finish inside is easy to maintain, especially for high temp cooking.
Staub 5 1/2-Qt. Round Dutch Oven, $223 on Amazon.com
Silpat Premium Non-Stick Baking Mat
These mats are great for cookies; reusable, nothing sticks and the cookies take on just a bit less color on the bottom.
Silpat Premium Non-Stick Baking Mat, $21 on Amazon.com
Ateco Reusable Piping Bag
Simply put, these NEVER break.
Ateco Reusable Piping Bag, $6 on Amazon.com
Celebrational Sale 11-Piece Round Stainless Steel Cookie Cutter Set
I love these for cookies (both cutting out and rounding after baking), biscuits, and donuts.
Celebrational Sale 11-Piece Round Stainless Steel Cookie Cutter Set, $15 on Amazon.com
Danish Dough Whisk
So much better than a balloon whisk for mixing doughs.
Danish Dough Whisk, $9 on Amazon.com