Kitchen Favorites: Utensils

By Polly Conner

Welcome to day four of our weeklong series: Kitchen Favorites.

Each day we will feature a category of kitchen items that we either use and personally recommend or that come highly reviewed from a trusted source. You can find all of these recommendations in one place on our Kitchen Resources page. 

Kitchen Favorites: Utensils

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Kitchen Shears: Kershaw TaskMaster Shears Kershaw Taskmaster Shears (1120X); Multifunctional Scissors with 3.5” Stainless Steel Blades; Features Nutcracker, Jar Opener, Bottle Cap Lifter, Bone Notch, Two Screwdriver Tips; 5.1 OZ

Stainless-steel blades offer good edge retention, corrosion resistance and are easily separated for cleaning and sharpening. Partially serrated shears equipped with a nutcracker, jar opener, lid lifter, bone notch along one blade, plastic over-mold handles and two screwdriver tips.

Spatulas: OXO 3 PieceOXO Good Grips 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set

Set includes a small spatula, medium spatula, and a spoon spatula. Silicone is the safest material when working with hot foods.

Pastry Brush: OXO Good Grips Silicone 

The silicone is easy to clean and more durable than the typical brush.

Wooden Cooking Utensils: 5 Piece Bamboo Set

COOKSMARK 5 Piece Bamboo Wood Nonstick Cooking Utensils - Wooden Spoons and Spatula Utensil Set with Multicolored Silicone Handles in Red Yellow Green Orange BlueBamboo cooking utensils are the bomb. They are cheap, durable, safe, and won’t harm nonstick surfaces.

Spatulas: OXO Good Grips Fish Turner or Stainless Steel

OXO Good Grips Fish TurnerWe recommend using a metal spatula since it comes into contact with hot temperatures so frequently. Just be careful not to use them on nonstick surfaces.


All Purpose Wisk: OXO Good Grips 11 inch BalloonOXO Good Grips 11-Inch Better Balloon Whisk

Since this is something you’ll likely use frequently, it’s worth getting a quality one.

Measuring Cups: Amco Stainless Steel Amco Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, Set of 4

I’ve been through my share of measuring cups and finally landed on getting some solid, stainless steel ones.

Measuring Spoons: Cuisipro Stainless SteelCuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set

If you go with cheap spoons, they’ll bend, warp, and eventually wear down. Go with stainless steel!


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