By Barbara | April 15, 2018

My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Utensils I Cannot Live Without

Below you can find few of my most treasured small kitchen utensils and accessories I can hardly live without.

Fly Traps

Fruit flies are one of the biggest annoyances that are literary driving me crazy. Luckily there is a cheap and easy solution – Terro 2500 Fruit Fly Trap.
If you need a quick and easy solution to get rid of these pests and you don’t have time to go shopping, you can try making the DIY trap as shown in this video.

Cooking Thermometers

Splash Proof Super Fast Thermapen Instant Read ThermometerIf you are a seasoned chef, you may think that thermometer is a silly toy used only by beginner cooks. I had a similar opinion until my husband got me Splash Proof Super Fast Thermapen Instant Read Thermometer for Xmas.

Now I am wondering how I have got away without this excellent gadget for so long. Cooking is a delicate art that requires careful momentary heating, something a thermometer accurately depicts, and it lets the user know when food has reached the desired temperature.

In addition to cooking thermometers, you may want to invest in a food thermometer. The kitchen is inarguably the hottest room in a house. So it is of obvious importance to have the temperature of such a place always in check. A cooking thermometer is capable of doing that, and more.

Latest meat thermometer models come with Bluetooth to allow effective multi-tasking while preparing meals in a hectic environment.

Useful Stuff For My Sink

kitchen faucetOne of the fixtures that makes a real difference is a functional kitchen faucet.

People are often tempted to buy a cheap faucet, and they will later discover that they have acquired a handful of problems as well.

These cheapies will last couple of years and use them will be a real pain. Poor ergonomics, awful design, etc.

Another thing people often do not pay enough attention to is a value of having a well-designed soap dispensers for a kitchen sink.

These days for 10-20 dollars you can get cute small dispenser which will not leak or tumble over. Add a bit more, and you will get an automatic one.

Food Prep Tools

set of 3 cutting boardsThe two food prep utensils that play a significant role in my cooking room every day are cutting boards and food scales.

While the benefits of having a good chopping board are apparent, the upsides of using the scale are less prominent.

I use it for cooking new dishes I am not familiar with, but my daughter weights everything she eats. Fitness obsession, you know.

One of the additional utensils you should consider, especially if you are often cooking bacon, is the bacon press.

Product Storage

OXO Good Grips 10 Piece food Container SetIf you get a great set of product storage containers (like OXO Good Grips container set), you will not even consider getting a cheapo set from a discount store.

That is not exactly storage utensil, but still, I wanted to mention it – Copco Sierra cold tumbler is excellent for taking cold beverages with you when you are on the run.


Riedel Vinum Chablis Chardonnay GlassGlasses are the most alluring objects to be found in a modern home. Drinking materials named after the substance they are made out of, glasses help in making any dinner a success and any meal enjoyable.

Glassware need to be made delicately, having attractive external appearances while maintaining the required properties to hold liquid to drink at a moment’s notice.

Wine glasses are exemplary models that are available in designs such as vintage, flute, tulip, sherry, etc. to enjoy drinking different types of wines.

I have reviewed my favorite wine glasses from Riedel.