Items I use in my kitchen and recommend.
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weck jars –
These are German canning jars. I do not can, I use them for food storage. They are durable and can go in the fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. I love that I can store things in the fridge without the gasket and clips. I just put the lid on and refrigerate. I only use the gasket and clips for the freezer or when I am traveling with them. There are also plastic lids for storage.
The only cons about these jars is that you cannot stack them without lids for storage. So they take a little more storage space. It is WELL worth it in my opinion. They look wonderful. They are one of my “go to” wedding shower gifts.
I only purchase one piece spatulas since I discovered how much mold and mildew grow under the handle of regular spatulas. The small one is my favorite, although I do use the larger one as well. Whether it is cleaning out a jar or scraping every last bit of sauce from a pan, these spatulas are terrific.
all clad cookware –
I use D5 all clad cookware from Williams Sonoma. About eight years ago, I purchased new cookware. I plan to use it for the rest of my life (except for non-stick skillets which must be replaced every few years!). I did not purchase a set; instead I purchased the pieces I knew I would use. Just last year I purchased a stock pot. Here’s what I use:
12 inch skillet
1.5 quart double boiler (I rarely use the double boiler insert but use the pot regularly.)
4 quart soup pot
3 quart steamer combo (I also use just the bottom of this pot seperately – I usually boil my carrots in it)
6 quart sauté pan
8 quart Dutch oven
12 quart stock pot
Wustoff knives –
classic are my favorite. I purchase from Williams Sonoma
my favorites are Williams Sonoma gold – I have a 9×13, 9×9, 8×8, two round 8 inch. I own baker’s magic cookie sheets and two half sheet pans from my local restaurant supply store.
from King Arthur flour
Williams Sonoma hotel napkins