Good in the Kitchen

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
April 30, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT April 30, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, April 30, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

Your family and friends can’t get enough of your home cooking. They even call you Chef!

Besides tasty recipes that feed a hungry, appreciative crowd, what are some of the essential tools of a great home cook? Here’s a partial list:

Pots ’n Pans

● Sauté Pan with a Lid

● Dutch Oven

● Sheet Pans – ones that are made for commercial kitchens are the best in full, half and quarter size

● 9 x 13-inch Baking Pan

● Oven-to-Table Baking Dishes

● Carbon Steel Wok

● Cast Iron Frying Pan

● Non-Stick Frying Pan


Consider carbon steel knives, which hold their edge the longest yet are easy to sharpen with a stone or a sharpener.

● Chef’s Knife

● Paring Knife

● Bread Knife

Prep Tools

● Mixing Bowl

● Colander

Cutting Board – a personalized cutting board is a wonderful gift!

● Measuring Cups & Spoons

● Liquid Measuring Cups

● Mortar & Pestle

● Spice Grinder


● Tongs

● Wood Spoons

● Whisk

● Spatula

● Can Opener – a manual one for sure plus an electric model

● Meat Thermometer

● Citrus Zester

● Knife Stone and Sharpener

Kitchen Linens

● Towels

● Potholders

Wish List Items

● Immersion Blender

● Vitamix

● Kitchen Aid Mixer

● Mandoline

● Salt Cellar

● Baking Stone or Steel

● Chef Coat or Apron

● Cookbook Stand

● All Clad or French Pots and Pans

Last But Not Least …

A personalized kitchen plaque to put on your wall! This one is from our Easy Design series and is easily customizable. Add a name (nickname or title, like “Chef”!) and choose from four different sayings:

Good Food, Good Times, Good Friends

Sweet Memories Made Fresh Daily

The Secret Ingredient Is Her Love

The Secret Ingredient Is His Love

Easy Designed Kitchen Signs are also available.

Bon Appetit!