Kitchen Equipment Checklist… The Most Helpful Tools

(Last Updated On: February 13, 2023)


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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 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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This knife features a sensational ergonomic handle constructed of a unique blend of comfortable Santoprene and rugged polypropylene for long life and a no-slip grip. Using this high carbon steel and ultra sharp blade, you’re able to enjoy slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping with the greatest of ease. Versatile enough for virtually any culinary cutting task you can think to throw at this amazing, affordable, professional quality knife. Makes quick work of a variety of kitchen kapers to expedite and simplify meal preparation. Comes in stunning and brilliant colors of yellow, brown, black, white, red, green, blue and purple. This item meets the vigorous standards imposed by NSF International. Why does NSF listed matter so much? It’s because they strongly focus on public safety, health and the environment. Available with a standard 8″ blade, a wide 8″ blade, a standard 9″ blade, a standard 10″ blade, a wide 10″ blade or a standard 12″ blade. You choose which size best suits your particular needs.

CLICK HERE if you want details for how to properly choose a chef’s knife.


* remembers last setting used
* uses a single AAA battery
* side on and off switch to power down after use
* maximum time is 99 minutes and 59 seconds
* timer display has clear, big, bold digits
* counts both up and down for ultra convenience
* features countdown timer and minute timer
* acts as a stopwatch counting up from zero
* loud-sounding alarm but not deafening
* magnetic back, hook for hanging and retractable stand
* stick it, hang it or place it on a countertop

CLICK HERE for a more economical, digital kitchen timer.


NSF approved… colorless, odorless and tasteless… premium, 100% pure, food safe, butcher block and cutting board oil that doesn’t break down and become rancid like vegetable oil. This outstanding mineral oil prevents wood from cracking and drying out. As well, it seals out smells and moisture. To boot, it’s an A1 cleaner for stainless steel. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.


* versatile kitchen food processor
* powerful 1200 peak watt motor
* large capacity… twelve cup processing bowl
* four convenient auto-IQ preset programs
* XL feed chute… three part pusher
* super sharp… chopping and dough blades
* reversible shredding disc for fine and coarse results
* variable slice settings for thick to paper thin results
* suction cups at bottom of unit to keep it from moving


* 34 ounce French press
* 4-layer filtration system
* easy to unscrew for cleaning
* all parts are dishwasher safe
* sturdy stainless steel exterior instead of breakable glass
* cool-to-the-touch handle allows for easy pouring
* substantial spout smoothly directs the liquid into your cup
The vacuum-insulated and double-walled carafe keeps your beverage toasty warm, and the filters reduce fine sediment to extract only the flavor and natural oils. The double-walled 304 stainless steel carafe provides an insulating layer that keeps your beverage hot for 60 minutes longer than thinner steel or glass models. The professional grade carafe’s 201 stainless steel handle stays cool so you can easily grasp it when you press the plunger down or when you pour your beverage into a cup. To clean it, disassemble the plunger and filter. Grip the filters in one hand and the plunger in the other. Next, unscrew the filter from the plunger, then clean all the parts. The carafe, filter and plunger are all dishwasher safe.



* suitable for storing milk
* freezer and dishwasher safe
* BPA-free and phthalate-free
* one gallon/3.8 liter capacity
* ultra-seal drink pitcher
* features clear base
* graduated measure marks
* comfort-grip handle
* pivot-top spout
* made in USA


* large capacity design
* food-grade 18/8 stainless steel
* roomy basket and extra fine mesh
* handy extended chain hook for hanging on the circumference of a pot


From a well known, respected and reliable brand comes this “gotta love it” appliance that has a double insulated bowl. So, there’s no longer the need to mess around with those annoying ice cubes while you’re prepping your sweet, creamy, silky smooth deliciousness. Imagine having one and a half quarts of super nutritious, ultra satisfying, incredible ice cream on your table in a mere 20 minutes. And no, you didn’t just wake up from a glorious dream… welcome to what is now your new, exciting reality. Yay, shout it from the rooftop… I scream, you scream, we all scream for the most yummilicious and heart healthy “raw milk” ice cream! Woohoo!

Here’s a top-notch set of two one-quart size containers to store all of your luscious, homemade ice cream made from raw full-fat milk.


Here’s a special bowl that keeps your hands warm but your ice cream cold!

Milk That Heals… Milk That Harms Dianne Wawrzyniak-Marshall

  • The big cover up and the hidden agenda revealed… there are profound reasons why the PTB doesn't want you to know the truth about milk.  Are you aware that "good" milk is a complete food the body easily turns into good blood? Acting through the blood and the circulation, drinking "good" milk heals the cells and thus the tissues and the organs. Through all of the outright lies, guileful deceptions, inconspicuous half truths and purposeful censorship… the author conscientiously scoured the internet and she uncovered the eye-opening and jaw-dropping unadulterated facts for you. To boot, the author includes 20 Bible verses about this delightful beverage. After purchasing, this eBook (electronic book) will land in your email inbox within five minutes. Also, there's an option to download the eBook. "Sister Dianne, I LOVE your book, Milk That Heals, Milk That Harms. While I have been drinking the raw milk since we started talking about it nine months or so ago, after reading your new book, I now have even more motivation to continue drinking raw milk. Your book is fabulous! It is so informative and yet it is so easy to read and understand! I really needed to read this book! I like that it covers the history of milk, both real raw milk properly produced, as well as the homogenized, pasteurized milk found in grocery stores. You clear up the misconceptions and deceptions, and also you give us the truth about it all, including all the wonderful benefits of drinking raw milk, supported by history and facts. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about their health and wants to live a healthy life! Thank you for writing and sharing this wonderful book!" Vince from New Jersey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • 72 pages


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.

CLICK HERE for another large cutting board that Dianne highly recommends.


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.

This is the generic iPot (Insignia brand) that Dianne uses to cook lentils, barley and einkorn. Since this iPot clone comes with a Teflon-coated inner pot, Dianne suggests that you do what she did and buy the stainless steel inner pot.




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”!


This is a top-notch set of two glass dispenser bottles that are 17-ounce, lead-free, dark green and leakproof. Each one has a no-drip 18/8 stainless steel spout that provides a desirable steady flow while you pour. Dianne likes to transfer olive oil and wine vinegar from those awkward, bulk size containers into these convenient, glass dispenser bottles which are absolutely perfect for everyday use.

CLICK HERE for an A1 funnel for a flawless transfer.


CLICK HERE for a 4-pack!

* 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

(for WIDE MOUTH mason jars)

* pack of 24 lids
* food-grade and BPA-free plastic
* anti-scratch, dishwasher safe, leak-proof storage
* perfect for covering a jar of SOLÉ concentrate
* two blues, gray, red, purple, green, orange, yellow
* freezer safe, great for storing both dry and liquid foods
* fits all wide mouth mason jars from the 4 ounce to the 64 ounce

(for REGULAR MOUTH mason jars)

These innovatively designed and cheerfully colored lids are simply superlative for numerous purposes (including covering a jar of SOLÉ concentrate). When the 2-piece metal lids for those wide-mouth, glass mason jars just aren’t appropriate… here are wonderfully adorned, premium food-grade plastic (recyclable and BPA-free), multi-purpose, food storage caps (with straw hole) that are rust- and leak- proof (freezer and dishwasher safe). This very creative set includes reusable drinking straws, silicone cover stoppers and silicone seal gaskets plus a handy cleaning brush for the straws. Playfully mix and match all of the attractive colors of sky blue, jellybean purple, warm orange and grassy green.


Pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance is its brush stainless steel and glass design… refills are less frequent with this generously sized capacity, 8-ounce glass reservoir (3/4 of a cup)… stainless steel metal head screws off easily to reveal a wide opening… sealed lid reduces moisture as well as keeps out unwanted particles… handy non-slip and space-saving, silicone standing base… grinding mechanism is at the top of each mill for a no mess experience… efficient, adjustable, non-corrosive, hard-wearing, ceramic burr milling stones for fine or coarse grain.


This plastic, food-grade, BPA-free lid turns the cumbersome task of rinsing dried fruits, einkorn berries, barley kernels and French lentils into a sheer joy. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this fantabulous, screen strainer lid that fits perfectly on those wide-mouth, glass mason jars. Trust Dianne, she knows how to make life in the kitchen a whole lot easier for all of us.



This set includes two bottle brushes for water bottles and tumblers, a narrow brush for long neck or narrow bottles, a small baby bottle brush and a straw cleaner brush. Each dishwasher-safe baby and water bottle brush cleaner features a sturdy handle and neck, stiff nylon bristles and rust-resistant stainless steel. This BPA-free bottle cleaning brush set was designed to give any water bottle, drinking glass, tumbler, wine decanter and even the kitchen sink a really nice scrub.

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