I buy most of my kitchen items from amazon.com. They have the best pricing most of the time as well as the majority of my purchases qualify for free shipping. amazon is not paying me to endorse them, I just really like the company and the variety of products they offer. add to that no tax and fast shipping and life it good. These are some of the items I utilize weekly and feel every cook should have at their disposal.
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various sizes of mason jars
rubber/silicone utensil set – I have this set from rachel ray and they hold up very nicely.
tongs – also from rachel ray.
KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer
ice cream maker – I have the bowl attachment for my kitchenaid, as well as a cuisinart. I like having both as I can make a simple vanilla base and mix in two different types of ad-ins. or sometimes just make a double batch!
baking sheets – these are paula deen – I received mine as a shower gift and like that they hide any discolorations. any baking sheet will work fine. the ‘jelly roll’ pans are great because you don’t have to worry about your cookies sliding off!
candy thermometer – my preference in the Taylor brand classic candy thermometer. it is sturdy and accurate.