Collected all on one page, this Shop My Kitchen list includes links to my 25 favorite kitchen items. All of the products in this list are tools that I personally love and usedaily in my own kitchen.
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If you do any baking at all, a stand mixer is a must! KitchenAid stand mixers come in a variety of colors and you can add lots of attachments (meat grinder, pasta maker, etc.). I use my tilt-head KitchenAid stand mixer to mix cookie dough, make cake batter, and even use it to quickly and easily shred baked chicken for chicken salad!
With all the nifty attachments, my Ninja doubles as a blender and a food processor—basically two kitchen appliances in one! It's heavy duty and blends up smoothies, pie dough, salad dressings, and homemade pesto in a breeze!
My Mom bought us a Presto non-stick electric griddle for Christmas over 20 years ago and it still works perfectly! My husband loves using the griddle to cook Saturday morning pancakes and bacon. We've even taken it with us for family weekends in a mountain cabin!
A working parent's best friend! I especially love cooking weeknight dinners in my Crock Pot on those days that our schedules after work are crazy. Add ingredients to the slow cooker, set it, and forget it and dinner is ready when we get home! LOVE that!
The BEST sheet pan I've ever owned! This pan is heavy duty, easy to clean, and comes with a rack insert that's great for baking chicken tenders! You can use the rack for cooling cookies, too. I love this pan for sheet pan dinners!
What can I say? This little cherry pitter is a real gem! Ever since I purchased my OXO cherry pitter, I've gone a little crazy making cherry desserts! Easily pit a whole quart of cherries in just minutes—it's dishwasher safe, too.
Heat resistant and durable, this sturdy silicone spatula is lightweight and comes in a variety of sizes. I have two, a small one that's great for mixing up quick dips and sauces and a larger one that I use in cooking ALL THE TIME.
I've become a big fan of air frying the last couple of years and really like the big basket in this Chefman family-size air fryer. I'm still experimenting with recipes, like my air fryer asparagus fries, but so far I'm loving it!
I actually won this roasting pan in a contest, and WOW it is just amazing! This deep, stainless steel, roaster can accommodate a full size turkey or prime rib and is just what I needed for hosting large parties and family holiday dinners.
Fun for the kids! Add pancake ingredients to this unique mixing bottle along with the wire whisk ball, then shake, shake shake! Squeeze the pancake batter directly from the bottle onto a hot griddle to cook up a stack of pancakes with ease!.
I use this little brush to brush oil on meats for grilling, to baste on barbecue sauces, and as a pastry brush when making pies and scones. It's the perfect size and dishwasher safe! These brushes also come with extra silicone brush heads.
Rinse it off and roll it up! That's what I love most about this pastry mat. It protects my kitchen counter when rolling out the dough for my Rustic Cherry Tart, when I make biscuits, cookies, or scones—a real time saver for me!
This instant-read digital thermometer takes the guesswork out of knowing when your meats are done! I especially like to use this tool to test my roasted pork tenderloin, no matter if I'm cooking it on the grill or in the oven.
Spring-loaded poultry shears make spatchcocking a chicken or deboning a turkey breast a simple task. Tapered blades for hard to reach places, these scissors cut through bones easily and without hand strain.
And last, this fun tiered serving tray isn't a kitchen tool, but it is one of my favorite serving and decorating pieces. It's the perfect way to display party snacks or cupcakes. But, often it sits on my kitchen island loaded with fresh fruit for easy snacking.
ABOUT SHEILA Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!