Chefs Favorite Kitchen Tools To Have In Your Kitchen

Chefs Kitchen Tools


#1 A Good Knife

The knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Some of the most popular chefs shared their top picks, mostly are Japanese Knives (source). So if you want to upgrade your kitchen knife, here are some of the best Japanese knives that you should consider.

Shun Classic Chef Knife – It is not cheap but it certainly will be one of the sharpest knives in your kitchen.

Shun Classic Chef Knife


Yoshihiro VG10 16 Layers Chef’s Knife – This is an excellent knife for entry level chefs. Great for slicing, dicing and chopping fresh produce, to carving roasted foods straight from the oven.


#2 Knife Sharpening Tools

Now that you have your favorite knives, you need to maintain them. Taking good care of your kitchen tools will take their performance to the next level. Here’s a few of the best knife sharpeners to have.

Chef’s Choice 15 Trizor XV Electric Knife Sharpener – Quite expensive, but a highly rated knife sharpener that can even fix knives with severe nicks!

Chef's Choice 15 Trizor XV EdgeSelect Electric Knife Sharpener

Chef’s Choice 4643 ProntoPro – This is a great manual knife sharpener that can give you the best performance for years to come.

Chef’s Choice 4643 ProntoPro

KING Sharpening Stone Combo Grit 1000/6000 – This is an affordable, best performing combo knife sharpening stone you can find today.

KING Japanese Sharpening Stone Whetstone Combination Grit 1000 6000

#3 Bamboo Cutting Boards

While plastic cutting boards are most often recommended due to its durability, can easily be washed by hand and are safe on dishwashers. They are also okay with knives, but not as good as bamboo cutting boards! Additionally, a study found that there are more bacteria recovered from used plastic surface than with wood surfaces.

Premium Organic Bamboo Cutting Board [Heim Concept] – Eco friendly, great for food safety, durable, extra large and versatile chopping board.

Premium Organic Bamboo Cutting Board [Heim Concept]

#4 Induction Burners

Even though most chefs loved gas burners, you should consider induction cooking as it offers quicker boil times, delicate simmer temps and can save energy. Some of the Pro Chefs agreed that there is a place for induction cooking in the kitchen (source). You can get a standalone induction burner for about $100. It is easy to store and clean, and can also be a good backup whenever the main burner encounters any problem.

Max Burton 6200 Deluxe (1800-Watt) – This is a high quality induction cooktop that offers 10 power levels with push button controls, timer with automatic shut off, LED display, overheat sensor and temperature range from 100°F to 450°F.

Max Burton 6200 Deluxe (1800-Watt)

#5 Convection Ovens

A lab test showed that convection settings had consistently outperformed conventional oven in terms of consistency and uniformity. This might convince you if you are a serious cook to include convection in your range of oven. But if it is too expensive for you to convert to convection wall oven, then you might want to try countertop convection ovens.

Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro – It has a special feature called “Element IQ” that allows users to alter heating according;y to which parts of the food requires heat the most. Another great feature is its slow cook function for long cooking times at low temperatures.

Breville BOV845BSS Smart Oven Pro

#6 Counter Blenders

Using counter blender can save time as it can easily blend foods and are much quicker to puree foods, as compared to hand blending. Chefs are passionate on their blenders as they can play on texture and liquefied ingredients. In a study conducted by Starchefs, Vita-Mix Blender came out on top.

Vitamix Standard Blender – Has an easy to use variable speed control with a commercial-grade horsepower motor. It also include a 64oz BPA-free container with spill-proof lid.

Vitamax Blender

#7 Programmable Slow Cookers

Now, you might be asking. Are slow cooker really worth the effort? To best answer that question, here are a handful of recipes from chefs when it comes to slow cooker.

Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker – This can offer you the best deal for your money. It features an intuitive interface and locking lid. But what consumers loved about most of the Hamilton programmable slow cooker is the heat probe feature that monitors the doneness of roasted meat.

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker

#8 Cast-iron Skillets

A cast iron skillet is a heavyweight cast iron pan. Many chefs swear by that cooking with cast-iron skillet is a time honored tradition. Chefs also loved how it can easily go into ovens for controlled high temp cooking. With cast iron pan you can make it screaming hot and it will stay hot, unlike thinner pans. Ideal for cooking foods that requires high heat, great for frying and stir fry as well.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet (L10SK3ASHH41B) – This is a 12-inch skillet with 2 handles for an easy heavy lifting. With a silicone hot handle holder and 2 subtle side lips for easy pouring.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet (L10SK3ASHH41B)

#9 Digital Scales

A digital scale is faster than utilizing measuring cups, gives more accurate results compared to volume measurements and you won’t make as many dishes when using digital scales.

Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale – It features four high precision sensors, Precision Tare and provides measurements from 1gram to 5,250 grams. Also features an LCD display for weights in kilograms, grams, pounds and ounces.

Ozeri Ultra Thin Professional Digital Kitchen Food Scale

#10 Mixing Bowls

When it comes to basic cooking tasks, it is hard to beat a set of mixing bowls. We just simply reach for them when we need to mix up ingredients or preparing ingredients for our recipe. Most mixing bowls are made of stainless steel and glass. We normally use the smallest bowl for beating eggs. While the larger bowls are often used for mixing dried ingredients or preparing medium amounts of sauces. Some includes mixing batters, preparing whipping cream, beat large volume of eggs, or mix salads and dressings. So if the recipe allows, we can serve food using these containers.

Pyrex Prepware Mixing Bowl Set (Glass) – It is a 3-piece set of Pyrex mixing bowl made of clear glass that is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Pyrex Prepware Mixing Bowl Set

Sagler Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls – A set of 5 high quality mixing bowls made of stainless steel which are dishwasher safe. Also included are 3 grater discs, matching lid bowls and covers.

Sagler Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

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