Kitchen Tools

After many requests from readers about what kitchen items I use most often, I have begun compiling a list of my various tools.  This is definitely still a work in progress and I will continue to update it as I get photos of my favorite items.  Though certain brands may be pictured, I am not endorsing any particular brand – these are just what I happen to have.

Electric Stand Mixer

Instant-Read Thermometer


Pastry Bag


Silicone Baking Mat

Cooling Rack

Dough Scoops



Food Processor

Kitchen Scale

Muffin Pans

Grill Pan/Panini Press

Pastry Mat

Pastry Blender

13 Responses

  1. Hi Annie,
    What kind of stand mixer do you have? I may be talking my husband into getting one for Christmas but I want to make sure it can easily handle “big jobs” of making bread and cookie dough as well as “small jobs” of whipping up egg whites, etc. Thank you!

    • Hi Michelle,
      I just added the stand mixer page to my “kitchen tools” section. I have a KitchenAid mixer and very highly recommend it. I just love it! You can see my mixer here.
      🙂 Annie

  2. Hi Annie,
    I took your advice and started to weigh the flour for recipes. What conversion do you use? I looked in 2 cookbooks. One says 1 cup = 4 oz, and the other says 5 oz. I’m sure it doesn’t matter too much, but I was curious. Thanks!

    • Hey Ashley,
      So far I actually only weigh flour in recipes that come with weight measurements, mainly yeast breads, and a few cakes in certain cookbooks I own. If a recipe has only volume measurements, then I do it that way. I have heard the 4 or 5 oz. conversion rule, but I don’t know which to recommend. Sorry!

  3. HI, I found your site while searching for a strawberry tart recipe, I am a foodie, I love cupcakes, and I work at Sur La Table, I love your recipes and wanted to become a part of your world! Do you facebook? I have so many baking friends that I would like to share your info with! Beuatiful blog!
    Have a great day…
    im off to bake your strawberry tart!

    • Hi Desiree,
      I currently only have a personal Facebook page but am planning to create an Annie’s Eats fan page soon. Keep an eye out for that.

  4. Hi Annie,

    I was wondering what brand of ice cream maker you have (and whether you’d recommend it). After reading several of your posts (your photos are amazing!), I think I have to buy one.

    • Hi Sarah,
      I have the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment. It is most convenient if you have a KA mixer because then you aren’t investing in another kitchen appliance to take up even more room in your kitchen. I’ve also heard good things about the Cuisinart ICE.

  5. Hey Annie,
    First off thank you so much for taking the time to write this blog. Myself and my mom are HUGE fans and we have tried quite a few of your recipes. My question for you is what do you use to organize and file all of the recipies you collect? Right now we have them all unorganized in one cabinet and I can never find that one recipe I had in mind. I was thinking a binder or a filing folder to make categories? Just thought I’d get your advice. Thanks agian you are a big inspiration!

    • Hi Rebecca,
      I actually just organize all my recipes electronically. The majority of the recipes I have saved to try are from other food blogs, so I star them in Google Reader. I never print off recipes in the interest of saving paper. As for magazine and cookbook recipes I want to try, I have a spreadsheet to organize those (listing the title of the recipe, magazine or cookbook, page number, etc.) Hope that helps!

  6. Hi Annie! Your site is fabulous! One of my favorites! I as wondering what kind of ice cream maker you used? I am researching right now, and I have seen so many that I have no idea which to choose? Would love your expertise! Thanks!

  7. Hi Annie, I’ve been following you for a few months and love your site and am falling in love with cooking all over again. Not being a big baker I feel like I would like to try a few things. One question I have is if you have a favorite “type” of cookie cutter (plastic, metal) and where you buy them. Keep on cooking and blogging and I’ll keep following along.

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