Kitchen buying recommendations


Non-rust stainless steel muffin pan
Cheap muffin pans rust from being run through the dishwasher. But, stainless steel muffins pans look new forever. (Warning: these are not cheap, but they work as advertised.)
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Bamboo magnetic knife holder
I was ordered by my wife to "do something ASAP" about my kitchen knife collection. Why? Because she would always cut herself on my stored knives. This magnetic knife holder (which is cleverly made of bamboo) keeps all my knives out of harms way. Even better, it look great in the kitchen.
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Bluetooth digital meat thermometer
This oven-proof/grill proof digital thermometer is AMAZING. It is accurate, compact and offers a clever wireless readout that uses our mobile phone (via a free app). As soon the internal temperature of my food hits temperature, my phone alerts me.
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Nubee industrial infrared thermometer
I use this infrared thermometer for an instant read on temperature of my hot pans. For example, for the perfect scrambled eggs, I wait 'til the pan reaches 350 degress F and then pour my mixture in.
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Oster BLSTMG-B 8 Speed Glass Jar Blender, 6-Cup, Black
It is almost impossible to find a good kitchen blender with a glass jar. This one has it. And this blender works as as well as advertised.
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Stainless steel battery-powered salt and pepper grinders
This is a bit of an audacious kitchen table gadget for me. I crush salt and peppercorns in a touch of a button.
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Oggi 7211 jumbo stainless steel utensil holder
I know, I know... why buy a jumbo stainless steel container to hold utensils... but once you get this, you will wonder how you lived without it.
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Cooks Standard NC-00233 13" stainless steel stir-fry pan with dome lid
This is the best stainless steel wok I have ever tested. It is way better than those cheap carbon woks. And it fits perfectly with a lid and steamer insert (see below).
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Cooks Standard NC-00247 steamer with insert for Chef's Pan, (13")
Add this steamer tray the 13" Cooks Standard wok above and you have the most amazing steamer container ever invented.
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M├ętier Verti stainless steel turner spatula/wok shovel
I use this heavy duty wok spatula a lot. It is built to last... even when washed in my dishwasher.
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Victorinox 8-inch classic chef's knife
More than a decade ago, America's Test Kitchen rated this kitchen knife as the best value for the money. And I can confirm this... in fact, this knife is as good as those expensive German knives (at a fraction of the price).
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KitchenAid spice grinder
This spice grinder works as advertised - blitzing whole berry spices into a fine grind.
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Etekcity digital kitchen scale with removable bowl
People who "eye up" a measurment are missing out on consistency. This is why I always measure my ingredients precisely with this low-cost digital scale.
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OXO Good Grips fish turner
OXO almost always makes great kitchen tools... and this fish turner is no exception.
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Instant Pot Ultra 6-quart programmable pressure cooker
People swear by this electric pressure cooker. I do not use it often, but when I do - it works as advertised. And the price is hard to beat.
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Chef Remi's multi-purpose kitchen scissors
These are the best kithen shears ever. Just order it ASAP... you will thank me later.
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Mason jars

Ball collapsible funnel
This funnel rocks. I pop it open, position it into my Mason jars (and regular or wide mouth) and I have a perfectly fitting silicon funnel.
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Trellis + Co. stamped stainless steel wide mouth mason jar replacement rings
Cheap mason jar rings rust after a few washing. But these stainless steel rings will last a lifetime.
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