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AJ and I are heading out this afternoon to get the faucet for the bathroom sink and a few accessories for the bathroom at Home Goods. I’m beyond excited to have the bathroom be finished but for now we have a working toilet in there and I’m so grateful. We lived with one bathroom in our last house for 5 1/2 years so it’s not a big deal, or a huge change, to have one working bathroom but it’s funny how you can completely take for granted the extra luxury of an extra toilet, am I right?
During fall and winter I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and as I was spending a good deal of time in there the other day cooking I thought I’d share with you some of my most used kitchen accessories… I’m including anything that I’ve had for at least six months, but the majority of pieces are at least five years old. I wanted to only include things that I knew were fabulous and that would stand the test of time. Pictured below is the gorgeous Chantal tea kettle that I found at Home Goods last year (for half the price of the one I linked!). I adore it and love the simple and classic design.
The number one most used, and sturdy, item in my kitchen is my classic Kitchen Aid Mixer. I’ve had it for about a decade and it’s incredible and works amazingly. I make cookies once a week and it’s held up with all the rough treatment the kids give it while cooking with me.
Last year my in-laws gave me the Cuisinart Food Processor. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time this has saved me, especially when I make a frittata and need to thinly slice sweet potato and mushrooms. This machine is strong and large (but not too big, it’s very easy to maneuver).
Before I met AJ I bought a Cuisinart Toaster Oven so it’s probably about eight or nine years old now. It works just as good as the day I bought it… even if it doesn’t look as clean and new as the one in the photo. 🙂 This one is one of their most basis models but it’s fantastic!
About the same time I bought the toaster oven I purchased this set of mixing bowls from Williams-Sonoma. They come in fun colors and have a little spout for pouring which is excellent for making pancakes!
Are you sensing a theme here? Another Cuisinart item! 🙂 A few years ago my mom gave AJ and I this Belgian waffle maker. It makes waffles to the crispy-ness of your choice.
Another one of my favorite kitchen items are Williams-Sonoma’s spatulas. I’ve had my current one for two years and it’s just as good as the day I got it.
My favorite, and one of our oldest, frying pans is actually a mini griddle from Calphalon. It cleans up beautifully. It’s absolutely worth every penny… it’s perfect for eggs, pancakes or French toast.
Along those same lines, our full size griddle. This one is fantastic for making a bunch of pancakes or French toast at once. As with the mini griddle above it cleans beautifully. We’ve had this one for about three years… the current model out now has an even better coating on it than ours has.
Lastly, I make soup all the time and I’ve found it’s nearly essential, or at the very least, a thousand times easier, to have a hand held immersion blender. I’ve had this one for years and it’s great!
I think these items would be wedding registry essentials or even items to add to your wish lists for your home if you don’t have some of them. They certainly have made our lives easier and more enjoyable! Our coffee maker is close to on it’s way out so I’ve got my eye on this one from Cuisinart because, as you can see above, I’ve found their products to last beautifully!
What are you kitchen essentials?
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