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I’m a big proponent of having the right kitchen tools. If you have quality tools and the right kitchen tools it just makes your job so much more enjoyable and you aren’t left getting frustrated.

The links I’m sharing are coming from amazon. So a little disclaimer first.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

I will also say that, don’t go and buy just because I or someone else shows a good deal. IF you’re in need of an item, you’ve been watching and waiting and have the funds, then by all means shop. But do not go into debt for a sale. Don’t buy because it makes you feel good. And really ponder if NOW is the right time. Dont buy just because there’s a sale.

Lets get right into it.

get yourself a good apron aprons are cute but they’re also functional! Beat up your aprons not your clothes. Aprons will catch spills, double as baskets for collecting eggs or produce from the garden. See cute and functional.

sourdough essentials:

making sourdough a good Dutch oven is a must! I use mine all the time. My favorite brands are le crueset, lodge and staub. You shouldn’t have to break the bank to obtain a good cast iron oven.

bannetons are helpful for shaping this is a wonderful all inclusive kit to help you get going

while I don’t have these silicon slings, I love the idea behind them. I use parchment but this would be incredible to decrease waste (even with parchment being reusable, at high temps like baking sourdough it does become brittle)

cooking:

Pots and pans are essential! I prefer stainless steel, cast iron, or enameled cast iron (like the lodge, le crueset, & staub brands listed above). All clad makes an insanely good product. They hold up to temperature, cook evenly, and yes(!) you can cook scrambled eggs in stainless steel…

knives: if you enjoy or thrive on food prep, love to cook, dicing julienne, or even home butchering a good set of knives is a must! I have used my fair share of knives and by far my favorite brand is Henckels

small appliances:

Blender: I love my vitamix! I use it on the weekly if not daily between smoothies, puréing fruits and vegetables for soups, sauces, jams or syrups.
Instant Pot: one of my most used appliances. I will cook rice, pasta, broths, and so much more. They are so handy for summer time to be able to set & forget.
Traeger: ok maybe not entirely a small appliance but an appliance nonetheless. I can make our entire dinner on our grill since it also doubles as an oven which means summer time meals aren’t overheating the house. One of our favorite meals is to smoke a frozen elk or venison roast at 180 for 2-2.5 hours then increase the temp to 350 to finish to temp. It’s absolutely so simple!

preservation & food prep:

I like having an off the grid option for some items. My hand vacuum sealer is one option. With just a little elbow grease and muscle strength, you too can seal jars with dehydrated items or make ahead meals

we do have some premade prep items like bananas and strawberries but now that we have our freeze dryer we do a lot ourselves. More on freeze drying soon.

My canning supplies consist of superb lids and a water bath canner. I’ll be attempting pressure canning soon.

I do have a soft spot for vintage looking jars like these:

ingredients/brands I always keep in stock:

Redmond salt

central milling

last things I want to touch on. Did you know that you can shop small on Amazon? When you shop, you can look for a shop small icon beneath the listing. My first priority is to shop a companies store (like Redmond or central milling) but then I also look at the seller and look for the small business icon.

Screenshot of an Amazon listing showcasing the small business icon


what are you shopping for and finding during this sale?

Disclosure: Some of the links are affiliate links. This means that, at ZERO cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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