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I get asked a lot for recommendations of my favorite cooking equipment, so here they are!
(The links included will direct you to Amazon, but they are not affiliate links and the only way I will benefit from your purchase is in knowing I've done a good deed of helping a fellow cook be well-equipped. :) Enjoy! )
- USA Pan Extra Large Sheet Pan - This sheet pan has plenty of room for all your favorite sheet pan dinners! I have several different USA Pan products and love them all. They are very sturdy and have a great nonstick surface.
- Green Life Nonstick Frying Pans - This is by far my favorite pan for making our morning eggs every day. A few spritzes of cooking spray and my eggs never stick! The ceramic-coated pans are very durable, and even if the coating does get damaged, it's not harmful like some other nonstick coatings. I don't have this saute pan, but it looks like a great option for one-pot meals.
- Lodge Cast Iron Skillet - Nothing quite matches the great sear you can get from using cast iron pans. The 12-inch skillet is my go-to for all pan-seared meats. I also like to use it for dishes with tomato-based sauces to increase the iron content of our meal. I don't have a lid for mine, but I think it would be worth it to spring for this one with a lid, making it perfect for one-pot pasta or rice meals.
- OXO Vegetable Peeler - This baby is legit. It will peel winter squash, hearty root vegetables, or even your fingernails right off your fingers if you're not careful. (Please be careful)
- Shinken Knife Set - I've recommended these knives to so many people, I'm thinking about contacting the company to be their new spokeswoman. This knife is such good quality for the price! You will be slicing and dicing like a professional chef with this in your hand. I recommend a large bamboo cutting board to help keep your knife sharp and in good shape (plus, bamboo is more sanitary than plastic cutting boards).
- Microplane - Perfect for zesting citrus or grating fresh ginger or garlic, a microplane is a very handy little tool. I also like to use it to grate a little fresh Parmesan over a meal or to chocolate over desserts (it makes the cutest little curls!)
- Rice cooker - Sure, you can cook your rice in a saucepan, but I love the simplicity of pushing one button, walking away and coming back to perfect rice every time. If you have a pressure cooker/Instant Pot, you can make great rice in there, too!