EE’s Top Ten Kitchen Essentials! 🙌


Dear Friends,

If we are going to enjoy entertaining and if it’s going to be effortless, we must create well-equipped and well-organized kitchens. My workshop participants know this is the foundation of entertaining easily and graciously. In my book, Effortless Entertaining, I provide a complete list of Kitchen Essentials and Kitchen Extras. In this week’s newsletter, I’m giving you my Top Ten Kitchen Essentials. These are my go-to tools, utensils, and small appliances that make cooking easy and fun for me and I bet they can do the same for you!

Although I’ve linked you to online sources just for the ease of it, please shop local! You can find many of these items at your local kitchen shops.

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— ONE —

Measuring Tools


Snap-fit Measuring Spoons

Available here

OXO Liquid Measuring Cups

Available here


OXO Dry Measuring Cups

OXO Beakers

Available here

— TWO —

Basic Utensils

Stainless Steel Spatula

Stainless Steel Solid Spoon

Available here

Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon

Available here

OXO Garlic Press

Available here


Available here





Handheld Citrus Juicer

Available here

Electric Juicer

Available here

— FOUR —


Cutco – French Chef

Paring Knife


Super Shears

Joyce Chen Original Scissors

— FIVE —

Food Processor

Cuisinart Food Processor

— SIX —

Immersion Blender

Immersion Hand Blender


Sheet Pans

Half Sheet Pan


Mixing Bowls

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

OXO Mixing Bowls

— NINE —

Storage Containers

Plastic containers

Available here

Mason Jar

— TEN —



Microfiber Cloths

Available here