Post # 1
I’m double checking the registry and also plotting to spend any cash gifts we get 🙂
I love cooking. Baking – I like the basics but don’t really do anything fancy (artisinal yeast breads are as fancy as I go).
What are your favorite things in your kitchen currently? Not just things you got from the registry – but your favorite things in general.
– Kitchenaid mixer (I have it on a corner of the counter or I’d never use it)
– Grinder attachment for said Kitchenaid
– Emile Henry flametop oval french oven
– Staub French oven
– pizza stone (we make a lot of homemade pizza)
– Emile Henry bread cloche
– Immersion blender
Also, for those of you have all-clad or tri-Ply – is it really that much better than basic stainless steel?
Post # 2
Moraz: my favorite kitchen item is definitely my kitchen aid mixer. i love that its handfree, so i can let it mix and clean up the mess i have probably made! lol
Post # 3
My crockpot. I don’t really cook, so anything I make is usually done with that!
Post # 4
I love my kitchen aid and have several attachments for it. I process my own meat (beef, venison and hog) so it makes it a million times easier and faster. I also love my expensive knife set. Not hard core pro level but not blue light special either. A nice set of bakeware, glass and metal, nice sized cutting boards, and several sized crock pots. I have a bitty dip sized one, a two or 3 quart one when it’s just the two of us and a monster 6 quart for roasting whole big roasts and chickens and big pots of soup. I really wish I had one of the fancy programmable kinds with a thermometer and such.
Post # 5
My parents gave me a FoodSaver vacuum sealer a few years ago. I had never really wanted one at the time, but now I can’t imagine life without it. It’s really great for buying in bulk and meal planning.
Our favorite piece of cookware is actually a nonstick frying pan we got from a restaurant supply store. It’s not the prettiest item, but it performs far better than any other piece of nonstick cookware I’ve ever owned. I actually went back and removed all of the nonstick cookware from our registry after about a month of using this pan.
Moraz: I have pieces of Cuisinart multi-clad and their classic stainless (I think it’s called chef’s classic) cookware. I honestly can’t tell the difference. They both perform very well, but I don’t think that the multi-clad performs any better. Maybe a more experienced cook could tell.
Post # 6
Oh and since I can’t figure out how to edit on my phone. I wouldn’t get nonstick pots again. They work well enough but something about the OUTSIDE finish washes off and they look ratty only a couple years after we got them. And if like grease from cooking meat in a skillet drips at all it stains the e outside. On the other hand, my parents have their stainless steel from their wedding 35 years ago and you would never know it isn’t brand new.
Post # 7
Moraz: I LOVE my kitchenaid stand mixer!
We use our pizza stones and pizza peel a lot (we make home made pizzas too!)
Cast iron frying pans
Toaster/egg sandwich maker. Our real estate agent bought us this as a house warming gift, my FI LOVES it and uses it all the time! I call them McWilson sandwiches.
Cutting boards! I registered for more of them, we need some good carving ones and every day ones.
Post # 8
My favorites would be: Kitchen aid stand mixer, blend tec, vaccum sealer, deep fryer, immersion blender and metal measuring cups and spoons.
I wish I had a nice set of stainless steel pans and a ceramic coated dutch oven.
Post # 9
babykoala: I don’t know what your budget is like but I got my Staub for a steal at the outlets. We have a WS outlet and they have periodic 40-50% off everything, and usually you can get a coupon book at the outlet mall that you can use on top of that.
So worth it!
Post # 10
I love my KitchenAid Mixer, ice cream maker attachment, crock pot and Keurig!!
Post # 11
I can’t live without my coffee machine:
FI and I love cheese, so we use our cheese slicer very often
And I have a pair of Wustoff knives – a chefs knife and a pairing knife. I flat out refuse to work with any other knives than my Wustoffs
Post # 12
I also love my Kitchen Aid mixer however, a smaller item I also love are these spoons by JosephJoseph. They have a weighter handle so the cradle never sits on your countertop. Makes for easy clean up and they’re awesome. I also have a spatula, flipper, and pastry brush in this style as well.
Post # 13
My go to sautee pan. I forget the quart size, but its 18″ across and 4 or 5″ high, with a glass cover. I make almost every meal with that thing. I got it for $25 at a Macys sale, it was originally $90. Plus, my ninja blender. I use it almost daily for my smoothies and some sauces.
Post # 14
We just bought a VitaMix blender and it is greatness! I also love our Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker.
Post # 15
Vitamix and Kitchen aid mixer!!