The kitchen is my happy place. There’s something about taking ingredients, items that are often useless on their own, and creating something that nourishes people, that brings them together. Sometimes I love the quiet comfort of a familiar recipe, of careful measurements. Other times, I love the unknown of experimenting, of wondering what the end result will be.
I have some pretty treasured gadgets in my kitchen, including my KitchenAid mixer. I use it several times a week. Most of my most frequently used tools, though, are inexpensive and versatile. Today I’m going to share a few of my favorites.
This exact cheese slicer is the one J. and I have owned for nearly seven years. As two cheese-loving parents of two cheese-loving kids, we use it a lot. It’s sturdy and slices at the perfect thickness for a grilled cheese- we call that cheese toast around here- with the added perk that it can double as a spatula to flip and cut your sandwich.
Bonus: in a pinch, it makes a a workable bottle opener.
I use at least one of these bamboo spoons every day. They come as a set of six and cost just over $1 each. I’ve had my set for more than two years and they’re still holding up well, even though I wash them in the dishwasher. I use them for anything you’d use a regular wooden spoon for, and I use the squared off ones as spatulas.
Bonus: you can try this cool DIY.