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Best Kitchen Tools for Home Cooks

These tools are my all-time favourites! I use all of them on the regular while doing recipe development, cooking for my private chef clients and entertaining my family & friends. I know you're going to love them too!

After my appearance on Toronto's morning show Breakfast Television my inbox & DMs were FLOODED with messages requesting a list of all of my favourite kitchen tools. You can watch the replay of my 'back-to-basics' knife skills segment here

"I love making peoples lives in the kitchen easier & less complicated."

I am adding to this list as time goes on, but if you don't see something that you're after I'm always just an email or a DM away. Nothing brings me more joy then connecting with all of you, so don't be shy! You can rest assured that I would never recommend a product that I do not already use myself.

"I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment. I do not have the space for kitchen gadgets & trust me it's way easy to stick with the basics! No one likes to clean a garlic press, am I right? AND YOU DO NOT NEED AN AVOCADO KNIFE!"

All my favourite kitchen tools are categorized below for your browsing pleasure. I'm confident you will love them as much as I do!

Chef Jill's Fav Kitchen Tools


Wustof Classic Chef Knife - the knife I use most often at work!

Wustof 7 Piece Starter Knife Block Set - Perfect for someone who's just moving out on their own or someone that doesn't spend a lot of time in the kitchen but needs a decent set of knives. Set includes a paring knife, utility knife, bread knife, chef knife, honing steel, kitchen shears & knife block

Wustof 3 Piece Knife Set - The classic 3-piece set. This set does not come with a block. I recommend buying a magnetic knife strip. Includes chef knife, bread knife, paring knife

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Chef Knife - A more affordable knife option

Victorinox Santoku Chef Knife - If you prefer a santoku style knife.

Small Kitchen Appliances

Ninja Blender - to say I'm obsessed with this blender would be the understatement of the year! The blade goes all the way up the pitcher so it blends everything so easily, without having to push anything down. I literally got rid of my food processor!

Rice Cooker - stop trying to cook rice in a pot, get a rice cooker already! They have a warming function!

Instant Pot - Such a time saver when you want to make pulled beef/pork/chicken. The BEST!

Small Wares

Kleva Sharp Knife Sharpener - my favourite knife sharpener of all time!

OXO Y-Peeler - my personal preference is a y-peeler. I feel like you have more control.

OXO Swivel Peeler - if you prefer swivel style peelers

Microplane - for zesting citrus , grating garlic & ginger, finely grating hard cheeses like parmesan

Pots & Pans

All Clad 2 Piece Set Non-Stick Frying Pans - my most favourite pans EVER!

All Clad 12" Stainless Steel Frying Pan w Lid - everyone needs 1 frying pan that is oven safe!

Lodge 10.5" Cast Iron Skillet - If you're like me and partial to cast iron, this baby is for you!

Odds & Sods

Glass Mixing Bowls - I love me some clear glass mixing bowls!

Salt Keeper - this is one of my most favourite pieces in my kitchen.

Food Scale - for more accurate baking!

Bartender Set - I'm beyond obsessed with the look of this set!

Red Wine Glasses - these are one of my prized possessions! I know the price tag is steep but I feel like a boss when drinking from them! So... worth it!

That's all I got for now. I hope you found this list helpful! I will update as I discover the culinary worlds' latest & greatest!

Happy shopping, my friends!

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