Our editors have spoken! Here are the kitchen tools and gadgets they just can't live without.
February 02, 2015
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If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you probably have a few favorite gadgets that get more than their fair share of use at mealtimes. We all have our favorite tools of the trade, and these are our editors' first-choice picks.
"A good cook is nothing without a good knife. My Shun chef’s knife can handle any cutting task with ease and precision. Its unique Japanese craftsmanship is not only functional, but beautiful as well. I can’t imagine cooking without it!" -Amanda Ryan, Editorial Intern
"When I wake up bleary-eyed and desperate for coffee in the morning, my $3 milk frother helps transform my totally average cup into something I would usually pay way more than three bucks for." -Erin McFarland, Assistant Editor
"I have always heated non-stick, but this one has amazing properties for extra heat and surface endurance – it’s SO easy to cook sticky things with, like frittatas and stir fry, that I end up reaching for it first anytime I need a large skillet." -Leigh Corra, Executive Video Producer
"Oh how I love my wok. I love Asian-inspired dishes. I could probably eat them every night of the week, but my husband might get tired of that. Using a wok is fast and fun and is such a great way to get a healthy dinner on the table during my busy weeknights." -Rebecca Longshore, CookingLight.com Assistant Editor
"I love this blender for making smoothies, soups, hummus, sauces, peanut butter, etc. It's got so many uses, and is really easy to clean. I personally use it the most for smoothies in the morning." -Jessica Colyer, Production Assistant
"I used to use this simple tool just to make rustic mashed potatoes but now I use it to make homemade baby food. It makes quick work of smashing bananas, pears, apples, strawberries or any other soft fruit to use in chunky purées. So much easier and cleaner than pulling out the food processor!" -Jessica Snead, Production Assistant