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447 Contemporary Kitchen Tools
The right kitchen tools will increase the efficiency of your kitchen as well as your cooking or baking skills. Invest in the right pieces by considering your needs, the basics as well as any additional items that might work well for you. More
I love this! Thanks to the pilfering habits of my kids (and an unexplained love of measuring utensils), my measuring cup "set" consists of only the one-third cup and one-eighth cup measuring cups. I'm forever using Google to find measurement conversions, so this cupboard conversion chart would be...
Keep your workspace tidy and organized with this scrap bin that easily attaches to the side of the counter.
This is an actual item on my wish list. (Another hint, Mom.) I bake a lot of cupcakes. I've tried measuring cups, pancake pens, spoons, spatulas, everything for drip free and consistent pouring, and no luck yet. I'm holding out hope that this dispenser is the answer.
This product is for the kitchen gadget enthusiast. There are a million and one tools to cut your corn on the cob; I have some myself, and now I think I need this one too.
I'm not sure how cold these will make your drink, but they're probably more fun this way. I plan to make mine with some fruity flavors and float them in some fizzy soda water.
Ice pops on sticks are my favorites, but they're also an invitation for drips and sticky hands. These silicone tubes are great for little kids who can't keep up with the melt.
Jadeite Mixing Bowl Set
I have to admit it's easy to get distracted and leave tea brewing for too long — yuck! Pick up one of these cutie pie timers and your cup will be perfectly brewed every time.
These would make a fun alternative to a cake at a Lego-themed birthday party. I know more than a few kids obsessed with Legos.
The only thing better than a cheeseburger is a cheese-stuffed burger. Do it right with this great hamburger press!
When I don't feel like lugging out my KitchenAid mixer for the smaller jobs, it's my hand mixer to the rescue! For cake batter, mashed potatoes or other small jobs, it's perfect.
Baste and flavor your meats and vegetables without losing bristles with these handy cooking brushes.
I don't know about you, but it seems there are fewer and fewer magnetic fridges these days, which leaves one with no place to post messages and grocery lists. This darling hanging chalkboard would fulfill that need beautifully.
These have to be the coolest pancake molds ever; they're holiday themed and you can use two tones of batter. They would be great for Christmas breakfast.
Some people come up with very creative applications for ice cube molds. And even if you can't, these still make for a pretty fancy drink.
I can't think of anything cuter than ice pops, but cupcakes are a pretty close second. A few sprinkles and a dollop of frosting, and these would make a summer afternoon the best ever.
These are so clever with the "Keep Calm" motto, but they're even more useful if you're making a stack of ice pops for an upcoming birthday party.
These are so simple but sweet. I love to make old-school twin pops and would love some sticks like these. They're great inspiration for other kinds of decorated sticks too.
Treat yourself to a good set of metal measuring cups and spoons. These ones by All-Clad are dishwasher safe and can be used as mini pans on the stove — who knew? Plus, they have markings on the inside to show off-size measures. I love them.
If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer, then you're so close to making ice cream. You just need one of these!
I love the soft green of this set of hand-thrown nesting cups. Use them traditionally or to keep ingredients on hand while cooking.
If you love collecting sea salts, a mill is an absolute must. I like that this one is made out of olive wood. It reminds me of the Mediterranean where so many amazing salts are from.
Olive Wood Salt Mill
Silpats make it easy to keep cookies from sticking to the baking sheet. There are cheaper options out there too. Either way, they're totally worth it.
It's quite simple: Spices absolutely make or break a meal. If you feel the same, this large spice grinder holds a large supply of rock salt, pepper or any other spice you use often.
Your table will be all the cooler with this set of slick spice grinders. They're shaped just right for ease of grinding, and are sure to elicit compliments from dinner guests.
I kind of love how this is made out of metal, can be used as a drinking cup and makes an individual pop convenient to make. The gasket keeps the stick in place, too.
West Elm's French lobster and crab kit comes with all of the tools necessary for summer seafood dining.
Lobster + Crab Kit
I’m loving this smartly designed item that makes creating melty macaroni and cheese even easier. Less cleanup is always welcome.
Display your party cheese in style by properly labeling each block with the animal from which it was made.