19 Best Cooking Utensils for Every Home Cook
When it comes to choosing the best cooking utensils to include in your kitchen, there’s no limit to the variety of fun tools and gadgets available.
No matter what your culinary tasks might be, there’s undoubtedly a tool for every job. And the best cooking utensils aren’t just helpful around the kitchen, they can also be attractive additions to your countertop.
If you’re looking to make life easier by adding new items to your kitchen utensil collection, consider this: Which pieces might need replacing? Which culinary chores would you love to make easier with a fancy new gizmo? Our top picks for the best cooking utensils are a must for your shopping list.
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Best Cooking Utensils
1. Henckels Cheese Grater
A grater is one of the best cooking utensils for quickly shredding so many ingredients: cheese, vegetables, herbs, citrus zest and more. The compact Henckels Cheese Grater features super-sharp teeth, non-slip silicone tips and a handy loop for storing out in style.
2. Ateco Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter
Slice raw and cooked crusts (even deep dish) cleanly with the sturdy Ateco Stainless Steel Pizza Cutter. It also works great on fondant and marzipan when decorating elegant gourmet cakes.
3. Henckels Swivel Peeler
With a swiveling contoured blade and sharpened scoop tip perfect for digging out strawberry tops and potato eyes, the Henckels Swivel Peeler conforms to the toughest fruits and vegetables to remove skins with ease.
4. Mrs. Anderson's Cookie Scoop
Bake evenly-sized cookies every time with Mrs. Anderson's Cookie Scoop. You get a generous dollop of dough that releases easily with a click of the handle. Use it for topping cupcakes with a heaping serving of buttercream, too.
5. Fante's Cousin Umberto's Garlic Press
The best cooking utensils are the ones that help you multitask! The sturdy Fante's Cousin Umberto's Garlic Press eliminates peeling, chopping and mincing by turning a full clove into fragrant, flavorful mash in a single step.
6. Ballarini Silicone Pastry Brush
Food-safe and heat resistant, the Ballarini Silicone Pastry Brush is perfect for pastry chefs and beef glazers alike. The soft bristles spread melted butter, egg wash and tangy marinades, and the ergonomic handle ensures a confident grip.
- Price: $7.99
7. Harold Import Co. Potato Ricer
One of the best cooking utensils for preparing healthy vegetable options, the Harold Import Co. Potato Ricer effortlessly transforms boiled potatoes, apples, cauliflower and more into mash. Separate blades make medium and fine textures possible.
8. Fante's Grandma Rina's Ravioli Square Stamp
You’ll have a ball pressing decorative fluted edges into your ravioli with Fante's Grandma Rina's Ravioli Square Stamp. The solid wood handle and aluminum press provide sturdy stamping for delicious pasta puffs loaded with your favorite fillings. Try it as a cookie cutter, too — the best cooking utensils are also the most versatile!
- Price: $5
9. OXO Good Grips Citrus Squeezer
Create all the fresh-squeezed juice you can drink with the OXO Good Grips Citrus Squeezer. The bowl accommodates large-sized fruit while filtering pulp and seeds to keep your juice clear.
10. Chef'n Mortar and Pestle
Crushed herbs equals bigger flavor! The handsome Chef’n Mortar and Pestle is crafted of natural marble, providing an ultra-smooth crushing surface. The slip-proof silicone base acts to both dampen sound as well as prevent the bowl from sliding.
11. Wüsthof Kitchen Shears
When a kitchen knife just won’t cut it, these Wüsthof Kitchen Shears are the best cooking utensils around. Snip herbs, clip roast ties, separate clusters of grapes — the possibilities are endless!
12. Joseph Joseph Twist 2-in-1 Whisk
The best kitchen utensils are sometimes the most entertaining, too! The silicone-coated wires of the Joseph Joseph Twist 2-in-1 Whisk twist to lie flat for easy storage. When expanded, they whip, fold and beat without scratching your non-stick cookware.
13. OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator
The OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator is one of the best cooking utensils you can find for removing excess fat from soups, pan drippings, stews and gravy. Made of BPA-free plastic, this easy-pour strainer effortlessly separates the fat that rises to the surface, leaving only the cooking liquid behind.
Best Cooking Utensil Sets
14. Anolon Advanced Bakeware 10-Piece SureGrip Utensil Set
You’ll have a complete line-up of the best cooking utensils around with the Anolon Advanced Bakeware 10-Piece SureGrip Utensil Set. Durable construction means long life over years of use; soft silicone handles mean comfort the whole way through.
15. Helen's Asian Kitchen Natural Bamboo 3-Pc Stir Fry Set
Made for the minimalist chef with an eye on sustainability, the Helen's Asian Kitchen Natural Bamboo 3-Pc Stir Fry Set will help you with all of your stir fry tasks. They’re sturdy enough for cooking and lovely enough for serving.
16. Mrs. Anderson's Silicone Mini Tool Set of 4
Add a burst of joyful hues to your countertop canister with the brightly colored Mrs. Anderson's Silicone Mini Tool Set of 4. Featuring a spatula, a scraper, a spoon and a pastry brush, these are the best cooking utensils for covering your culinary needs with flying colors.
17. Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons, Set of 6
Just like the set your mom and grandma used! Ranging from 1/8 teaspoon to a full two tablespoons, the vintage vibe of Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons, Set of 6 will have you feeling like a proper chef in no time.
18. Mason Cash Set of 3 Measuring Cups
The whimsical Mason Cash Set of 3 Measuring Cups come in one, 1/2 and 1/4 cup measures that stack to create a work of woodland art suitable for any countertop. A loveable twist on the usual design!
19. Anolon Advanced Bakeware 3-Piece Pasta Tool Set
Scoop, drain and serve pasta of all shapes and sizes with the Anolon Advanced Bakeware 3-Piece Pasta Tool Set. The food-safe nylon cradles will keep your cookware safe from scratches, and the pretty handles make them wonderful for serving.
The best cooking utensils are the ones you reach for again and again to make your life easier; whether you choose them based on feel, function or appearance, you always know which are the most valuable players.
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