I had the very good fortune to have recently renovated my kitchen. Moving into our new space gave me the opportunity to re-think where things should go so they make sense when I am cooking. In the Kitchen Essential posts I am going to give you some views into my drawers and cabinets and show you some of the tools I use and love, and how I have them organized.
Everyone needs some good prep bowls. We may have gone a wee bit overboard here, but I will say these all get used at some point or another….really! I love stainless bowls for prepping everything from chopped salad, to slaw to kraut…you name it. Many of these are by Fox Run. They carry them on amazon.com. Others came from a local restaurant supply store and if you have one in your area GO…such a fun outing!! If you are a foodie like me you will be like a kid in a candy shop, but without the nasty sugar rush😉. I just did my best attempt to measure my favorite bowls and it looks like the sizes I use most often are approximately 1/2 qt, 1.25 qt, 2.75 qt and 4.25 qt. I do have a huge one I use for kraut making (not pictured as that lives in my pantry😉).
I use the wide mouth funnel every time I make bone broth….so handy! I put my smallest sieve over the top of it and then pour my broth into mason jars….boom. I personally find fewer uses for the narrow neck funnel, but still a handy tool.
Again, I prefer stainless.The smallest one is the perfect for straining broth over my funnel. The bigger ones are great for washing fruits and veggies!