The best kitchen tools are the ones that you use all the time and do what you need them to do. Sometimes I see a new cooking gadget or machine and think “This is life changing!” Then I realize that between the expense, storage space and actual times I would use it in a given year just don’t add up. And I go back to my go-to knife and reassure it that we are still meant to be together.
The Kitchen Tools Simple & Fancy section will explore some of the tools available to home cooks. I’ll list which are the most practical options to get things done and what some ways to get around having specialized tools if you find yourself wondering what to do. I’ll also try my hand at some gift guides because kitchen tools are great gifts too.