Culinary Equipment Checklist… What Essential Tools Does Dianne Suggest That You Have In Your Kitchen?

Just The Right Culinary Tools Make All The Difference
Imagine if you had to spend hours upon hours researching what to get to best equip your kitchen. Now, imagine if you had someone to make a no-brainer out of the all too distressing and tedious task of choosing the culinary gadgets and utensils that are not only affordable but that will really work great for you. Your prayer has been answered! Dianne (owner/author of this website) is here with those awesome handy helpers that will transform what you do in the kitchen from domestic drudgery to a total pleasure!

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BAKING SHEETS
COOLING RACKS
SILICONE MATS
YOU GET THEM ALL IN ONE SET!
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In this phenomenal, generously sized and modestly priced set you’ll receive two baking sheets (16 x 12 x 1 inch), two cooling racks (15 x 11 x 0.6 inch) and two silicone mats (15 x 11 inch) that altogether weigh in at an appreciable 4.8 pounds. Because they’re formed from pure 18/0 stainless steel that’s rust proof and mirror finished for a lovely shine (no other materials and no chemical coatings used), you’ll surely hold the confidence that these strong and solidly built sheets and racks will last you a good long time and stay looking beautiful. Fashioned with fiberglass mesh along with the highest quality food-grade and BPA-free silicone, the mats are not only completely non-toxic but they’re also fully recyclable. They are naturally non-stick, they’re a breeze to clean, they don’t retain odors from food, and they’re heat resistant all the way up to a whopping 480 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re not totally wowed yet, know that the sheets and racks are dishwasher safe and you are able to use each one separately for various culinary tasks.

DIGITAL KITCHEN SCALE
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Accent your kitchen decor with any one of these classy colors of brilliant red, regal black, sophisticated silver, striking silver on black, the earthiness of lime green or the coolness of teal blue. With meticulous graduations of 0.05 ounces (one gram), this sensational multifunction scale weighs up to 11.24 pounds (5100 grams). The tare and unit buttons feature an audible and tactile click confirmation, and this means that you never have to push twice while preparing meals. The tare button specifically calculates the net weight of ingredients by mechanically subtracting the weight of dishes or food storage containers. The automatic unit button rapidly converts between five units of measurements (grams, pounds, pounds/ounces, ounces, milliliters). This indispensable appliance shows results on a sharp, vivid and clear LCD widescreen… (e.g., effortlessly convert 539 grams to 1.188 pounds to 1 pound/3 ounces to 19.01 ounces to 539 milliliters). Built with the latest generation in sensor technology to ensure an exact and immediate response.

FLOUR SACK TOWELS
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Save big bucks on disposable paper towels that are detrimental to our environment. Instead, replace them with these reusable, washable, lint-free, flour sack towels (each towel is 14 x 25 inches). This ample set of 15 towels are lightweight, pure white and 100% natural cotton. Because of their unique herringbone weave, they soak up liquid like a sponge and they dry quickly which helps to greatly reduce mildew and bacteria build-up. And, flour sack towels are ideal for covering rising dough.

INSTANT READ POCKET THERMOMETER
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This NSF approved pocket thermometer presents an instant read on internal food temperatures. NSF commercial food equipment sanitation standards provide rigorous criteria for safety, design and construction as well as establish market credibility. Made for durability, the thermometer’s construction is of stainless steel (light, tough and shock resistant). A shatterproof plastic lens is what protects the dial face, and a dual purpose plastic sleeve is not only an antimicrobial storage holder but it also serves as a wrench to fine-tune the calibration of the device. This outstanding thermometer is really accurate, and it measures temperatures all the way from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. It features bold black graphics on a dramatically contrasting snow white background that makes reading the temperature super easy peasy. It’s important to note that Dianne only uses this thermometer for measuring the temperature of water. However, when preparing sourdough bread… a precise water temp is crucial!

LARGE CUTTING BOARD
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Oooohhhh, this is a cutting board of a different kind! Chef approved with a superior hardness… impressive size of 18 x 12 x 0.8 inches and hefty weight of 3.54 pounds… built-in side grooves… dense grain, finest organic, 100% solid, premium quality bamboo won’t warp, chip, splinter or crack… board stands up to razor sharp blades without damage and the board actually preserves the sharp edges of knives… sanitary, naturally anti-bacterial.

MEASURING CUPS & SPOONS
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This is a 20-piece stackable set that’s made of durable 18/0 stainless steel that’s rust resistant (NO toxic elements whatsoever), and it’s excellent for both dry and liquid ingredients. There are 8 measuring cups… 1/16 cup (15 ml), 1/8 cup (30 ml), 1/4 cup (59 ml), 1/3 cup (79 ml), 1/2 cup (118 ml), 2/3 cup (158 ml), 3/4 cup (177 ml) and 1 cup (237 ml), and there are 10 measuring spoons… 1/16 tsp (0.33 ml), 1/8 tsp (0.63 ml), 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml), 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml), 3/4 tsp (3.75 ml), 1 tsp (5 ml), 1/2 tbsp (7.5 ml), 2/3 tbsp (10 ml), 1 tbsp (15 ml) and 4 tsp (20 ml). This awesome set also includes a leveler and a mini whisk! These wonderful cups and spoons have been specially designed with soft comfortable and brightly colored silicone handles, and included are removable stainless steel rings that allow them to nest together for our ultimate convenience. The great rectangular design of the spoons is slim and narrow, and this makes them able to fit perfectly into those small spice jars. The leveler is terrific as it allows for the removal of any excess ingredient, and the mini whisk comes in very handy for a multitude of culinary tasks. How magnificent is it that each cup and spoon has U.S. and metric measurement markings engraved in them that are easy to read, and isn’t it nice to know that these markings will never fade?! To boot, these stellar measuring cups and spoons won’t bend!

Just For Fun
A tad = 1/4 teaspoon, a dash = 1/8 teaspoon, a pinch = 1/16 teaspoon, a smidgen = 1/32 teaspoon and a drop = 1/64 teaspoon!

METAL MIXING BOWLS
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stainless steel with mirror finish
* 6-piece set (includes 3/4 quart, 1.5, 3, 4, 5 and 8 quart)
* seamlessly nests together for space efficient storage
* wide rim for most excellent grip and drip-free pour
* flat base for stability and flush placement on the kitchen counter
* heavy-duty yet surprisingly lightweight
* engraved measurement markings on the outside of each bowl

NUT MILK BAG
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This special and exceptional bag is an all-purpose micro food strainer that’s reusable (works better and lasts longer than cheesecloth), made of ultra strong fine Italian nylon mesh (food grade), professional quality and commercial grade (designed by chefs and restaurant tested), extra large size (12″ X 12″) with triple nylon seams, easy to clean and fast drying. This fabulous bag will never grow bacteria, mold nor mildew. And, it also will not absorb food residues. The only thing left to say about this product, “BAG IT”!

OVEN MONITORING THERMOMETER
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Made with 5-star quality in mind… This remarkable device operates flawlessly in both home and commercial spaces, and there’s no battery power needed for this mechanical thermometer to work. This extraordinary thermometer displays true and accurate oven temperature instantly from 60 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to 580 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius to 300 degrees
Celsius), its construction is heavy-duty stainless steel, plus it has a shatterproof lens that reflects its practical and thoughtful design. What’s more? Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), all of us have the complete assurance that this oven monitoring thermometer has been 100% cleared for safe usage with food as well as in any kitchen environment. This highly dependable thermometer is superb to use for not only traditional ovens but also for grills, smokers, toaster ovens, et cetera. Stand up this thermometer or suspend it from an oven rack, it’s certainly a terrific choice with its large and easy-to-read dial!

PARCHMENT BAKING PAPER
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* 70 SQ FT = 50 to 70 sheets
* you can reuse sheets
* unbleached and certified compostable
* totally chlorine-free (TCF)
* no greasing is necessary
* nothing sticks to the paper
* oven safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius)
* carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and lightest carbon footprint possible

PARCHMENT BAKING PAPER
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* 70 SQ FT = 50 to 70 sheets
* you can reuse sheets
* unbleached and certified compostable
* totally chlorine-free (TCF)
* no greasing is necessary
* nothing sticks to the paper
* oven safe up to 428 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius)
* carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and lightest carbon footprint possible

SERRATED BREAD KNIFE
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What makes this knife a real standout from its competitors is that it’s NSF certified for commercial kitchen applications… largely preferred by numerous, independent review websites as the optimum, serrated bread knife that’s available at a considerably low price… wide and 10″ long with a wavy serrated blade and a razor sharp edge… one-piece stamped, finest X30 Cr13 high carbon, Japanese stainless steel… non-staining, resists rust, corrosion and discoloration… equipped with an ergonomic handle that’s manufactured from a combination of Santoprene and polypropylene plastics. For your information… Santoprene delivers a pleasant grip, and polypropylene returns supreme robustness. The innovative handle also features molded, textured finger points and a molded, shielding finger guard.

SILICONE LOAF PAN
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* super simple cleanup
* nothing sticks to the pan
* the pan’s volume equals to 6 cups
* mold size: 12.3 x 5.4 x 2.6 inches
* cavity size: 11.0 x 4.2 x 2.4 inches
* 100% pure European LFGB grade silicone
* LFGB surpasses FDA (US Standard)
* BPA, PVC, phthalate free and no chemical coatings, additives or plastic fillers
* handles temperatures from -40 to +446 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 to +230 degrees Celsius)
* perfectly safe to use in a steamer, an oven, the refrigerator and the freezer
* hand wash the pan, and be sure to place the silicone pan on a metal tray while baking
* good for a minimum of 3,000 uses or 8+ years of daily use with proper care

SILICONE OVEN MITTS
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What’s not to love? Wave good-bye and say a forever farewell to nasty burns and painful steam scalds, and choose from these three gorgeous colors… elegant black, sassy red and tranquil aqua. Stylishly protect your fingers, hands, wrists and forearms with these 14.7 extra-long, silicone oven mitts that are amazingly heat-resistant all the way up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 Celsius).
They’re wonderfully flexible with a soft, ultra comfortable, quilted polyester-cotton lining along with a functional, non-skid textured palm (for a superior grip) and they’re also conveniently machine washable. So, once again… we ask you… what’s not to love?

SILICONE SPATULA SET
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These 4 gourmet, chef designed and versatile spatulas come in 4 lovely colors of neutral gray, classic black, vibrant red and beautiful teal. This marvelous spatula set includes one large spatula, one small spatula, one spoon spatula (a.k.a. spoonula) and one jar spatula. What makes this particular set so spectacular is its one-piece construction that will prevent the spatulas from trapping food particles. Since there are NO seams or cracks, these spatulas are an absolute dream to clean! Another fantastic thing is that each one of these spatulas is heat-resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, and they’re all made of professional-grade silicone with a sturdy stainless steel core. Each spatula has a firm yet flexible tip, and they’re all conveniently dishwasher safe. These first-class spatulas are easy on cookware, but they wear like iron!

WOODEN MIXING SPOONS
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Gentle on cookware, this top-notch and traditionally handmade set of 6 cooking and mixing spoons is truly necessary to anyone whom spends substantial time food prepping and whom performs a variety of culinary tasks. Each premium quality oval spoon has an extremely desirable long handle of 12 inches (30 cm), and they’re all made of rugged solid beechwood that holds up very well when put to frequent use. The quintessential wooden mixing spoon is the “cannot-live-without-it” tool that everyone definitely needs as a part of their kitchen arsenal!