This revelation will be about as shocking as when Geraldo Rivera opened up Al Capone’s vault: I’m a KITCHEN GADGET QUEEN.
Henry would go so far as to say I’m a hoarder of unnecessary clutter, but I like my self-anointed title much better. Regular readers are well aware that I frequently use a pressure cooker, toaster oven, and SousVide Supreme, often all at once to prepare a single meal. But when we were stuck in a residence hotel for three months after a mini tsunami flooded our house, I learned that I can get by in the kitchen with much, much less. I won’t lie — there are plenty of “nice-to-have” items that greatly streamline and enhance my cooking, but when push comes to shove, I really only need a few items to create nourishing and tasty meals.
Curious about my list? Follow the jump to read about the 13 basic tools I can’t live without…