I’m a single girl who loves to cook, though since I’m single, I have yet to be “showered” by my aunts and grandmothers and family friends with a fully equipped kitchen. So I’ve had to make do with hand-me-down pots and pans and questionable knives. But there are a few budget-friendly buys that I use all the time and without fail. Here are my faves – all affordable, all awesome.
I love making homemade pizza, and this comes with a pizza cutter!
I use them for straining (of course), rinsing things and they’re perfect to use as sifters when I’m baking!
This bowl scraper is so cheap and so essential. It gets everything out of the bowl. I could go on, but how much do you want to hear about a bowl scraper. Just know – it works like a dream.
Lacy wisps of Parmesan perfect for sprinkling, citrus zest for all the stuff that calls for some sort of citrus zest (I feel like there’s a lot!) – this is the tool to get it done perfectly.
I can’t say enough about my Silpat. It makes any baking sheet non-stick, eliminating the need for parchment paper or cooking spray. So it’s economical, too!
Now, I know this is kind of a splurge – but without my food processor, I wouldn’t be able to make salsa, quickly grate cucumber for this potato salad, chop up ginger finely enough to make homemade ginger ale. This might be the best kitchen splurge I’ve ever made.
What are your favorite kitchen gadgets you’ve scored on the cheap? Anything you’ve splurged on that you love?