Essential tools for the home kitchen

A Listmania! list by Katherine J. Lew (Colorado)
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Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
1.  Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater by Microplane
The list author says:
  "I use this zester/grater all the time!  It's the perfect tool for getting zest from citrus fruit, grating parmesan, hard cheeses, nutmeg or fresh ginger.  Indispensable!"
$12.50   Used & New from: $9.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,169 customer reviews)

Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch
2.  Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch by Lodge
The list author says:
  "My 12-inch cast iron skillet is always in use.  Once a cast iron skillet is well seasoned, it is almost as good as a non-stick skillet:  browns things perfectly, easy to clean, and can go from the stove top to the oven safely."
$33.31   Used & New from: $19.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,220 customer reviews)

Kitchenaid Silicone Spatula Set RED KM429ER
3.  Kitchenaid Silicone Spatula Set RED KM429ER by KitchenAid
The list author says:
  "These rubber spatula's are durable, easy to clean, very flexible, and heat resistant to 500 degrees so they can even be used to stir hot liquids.  The most versatile tool in my kitchen."
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Totally Bamboo Hana Cutting Board
4.  Totally Bamboo Hana Cutting Board by Totally Bamboo
The list author says:
  "Bamboo cutting boards are made from sustainable wood and therefore better for the environment but they are also attractive, easy to maintain, and very durable."
$11.14   Used & New from: $4.60
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Joyce Chen 20-1140, Pro-Chef 14-Inch Round Bottom Wok with Wood Handles
5.  Joyce Chen 20-1140, Pro-Chef 14-Inch Round Bottom Wok with Wood Handles by Joyce Chen
The list author says:
  "I use this wok all the time.  It can be used to deep fry wontons, simmer soup or broth, steam veggies or cook up a large stir fry.  When well seasoned it's almost as good as a cast-iron skillet."
$23.49   Used & New from: $23.27
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
6.  OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler by OXO
The list author says:
  "The most comfortable peeler I've ever held and also has a very sharp, wide blade to get the job done fast."
$8.99   Used & New from: $7.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (530 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips  Salad Spinner
7.  OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner by OXO
The list author says:
  "I not only use this to rinse and crisp salads, but also store the cleaned salad in the spinner with a little water on the bottom.  It keeps salad fresh for a long time.  This spinner works very smoothly and easily even after years of use."
$29.95   Used & New from: $23.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,820 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Garlic Press
8.  OXO Good Grips Garlic Press by OXO
The list author says:
  "I cook with fresh garlic almost daily so I need one that works quickly and efficiently.  I've found presses with rubber handles are the easiest to use and surprisingly durable too."
$5.23
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

Joyce Chen 33-2029, Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set
9.  Joyce Chen 33-2029, Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set by Joyce Chen
The list author says:
  "You can't beat bamboo spoons for beauty, durability and comfort of use.  I have several and I sometimes end up using them all."
$17.70   Used & New from: $17.65
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips 9-Inch Locking Tongs with Nylon Heads
10.  OXO Good Grips 9-Inch Locking Tongs with Nylon Heads by OXO
The list author says:
  "I only have one pair of these tongs but am seriously considering buy another pair. I use them to serve pasta, turn meat while cooking, remove blanched vegetables from hot water, and much more.  The locking mechanism on these is easy to use so that they store flat but easily stay open during use."
$11.99   Used & New from: $10.81
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)

Back to Basics PC17591 Microwave Popcorn Popper
11.  Back to Basics PC17591 Microwave Popcorn Popper by Back to Basics
The list author says:
  "This bowl  has been a lifesaver for me!  I love freshly popped popcorn, but didn't have room to store a cumbersome popcorn popper.  This bowl takes up little space in the cabinet and turns out perfectly popped corn from the microwave without having to resort to pre-flavored, over-salted bagged popcorn."
Out of stock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Anchor Hocking Glass Bowl Set - 10 pcs
12.  Anchor Hocking Glass Bowl Set - 10 pcs by Anchor Hocking
The list author says:
  "I have a set of mixing bowls similar to these and find the various sizes to be so handy.  I also like that they nest together to save on cabinet space."
$26.90   Used & New from: $15.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements
13.  Pyrex Prepware 1-Cup Measuring Cup, Clear with Red Measurements by Pyrex
The list author says:
  "I love these new measuring cups that allow you to accurately measure liquids without having to bend over.  This one also has a handy plastic lid if you need to store batter or other goodies in it."
$8.68   Used & New from: $4.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,470 customer reviews)

Norpro 3 Piece Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk Set
14.  Norpro 3 Piece Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk Set by Norpro
The list author says:
  "I think it is necessary to have at least 3 different sizes of whisks in a well-stocked kitchen.  Sometimes you just need to whip up one egg, but at other times you may want a longer handle to whisk a custard or other hot liquid on the stove."
$12.10   Used & New from: $6.28
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

Scandicrafts Ceramic Measuring Spoons, Set of 4
15.  Scandicrafts Ceramic Measuring Spoons, Set of 4 by SCI Scandicrafts, Inc.
The list author says:
  "A good set of measuring spoons is definitely a kitchen necessity and these ones are attractive as well as useful!"
$10.90   Used & New from: $10.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer
16.  OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer by OXO
The list author says:
  "Most of us have a large strainer in our kitchen, for draining pasta or rinsing fruit, but I've found it's also useful to have this 3-inch one for smaller tasks.  Also, the tight mesh sometimes really comes in handy."
$8.95   Used & New from: $8.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

Zyliss 3.5-Inch Paring Knife, Green
17.  Zyliss 3.5-Inch Paring Knife, Green by Zyliss
The list author says:
  "I have a set of very nice Henkel knives that I use for most things, but I found this inexpensive paring knife was very sharp and a convenient size for lots of small slicing jobs.  Also, the included blade cover makes storage easy."
$8.56   Used & New from: $1.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Silicone Collapsible Colander with Two Handles, Red
18.  OXO Good Grips Silicone Collapsible Colander with Two Handles, Red by OXO
The list author says:
  "I guarantee you will use a large colander almost every time you cook a meal.  I use mine to rinse fruit and vegetables as well as draining potatoes or pasta.  This colander collapses for easy storage so it won't take away precious cabinet space."
Out of stock
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife
19.  OXO Good Grips Bent Icing Knife by OXO
The list author says:
  "An offset spatula is a must for icing cakes or cupcakes."
$9.95   Used & New from: $8.24
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet
20.  Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet by Nordic Ware
The list author says:
  "I use these large, rimmed baking sheets almost every day for baking cookies, roasting vegetables, broiling, etc.  They are super durable and the generous size means you can bake more cookies at the same time."
$17.42   Used & New from: $10.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (967 customer reviews)

Pyrex Grip-Rite 9 1/2 Inch Pie Plate, Clear
21.  Pyrex Grip-Rite 9 1/2 Inch Pie Plate, Clear by Pyrex
The list author says:
  "You can't beat classic pyrex when looking for a basic pie plate. I especially love these ones with the hands that make them easy to move to and from the oven."
$12.23
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Anchor Hocking 10-Piece TrueSeal Storage Set
22.  Anchor Hocking 10-Piece TrueSeal Storage Set by Anchor Hocking
The list author says:
  "With all the concerns about bpa and other chemicals leaching into foods, I prefer to use glass containers for storing and heating food.  These are very durable and have nice tight fitting lids."
$20.67   Used & New from: $20.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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Katherine J. Lew (Colorado)
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Qualifications: Avid home cook and food blogger at cookitfresh.com
Last updated: 1/30/11
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