I'm getting tired of kitchen gadget culture .
95% of that stuff is totally useless .
That's a made up number .
By the way , it's about time that we start talking about only the stuff that you need or what ?
Well , what I think you need , I don't know , it's up to you .
Let me just start this off by saying you don't need to drop a whole paycheck on tools to be a good cook .
That's just , that's just a fact .
Now a good cook knows how to use tools .
But you know , having good tools does uh does help quite a bit .
So for that reason , I'll be splitting this video into two different sort of segments .
I've been getting a lot of D MS on Instagram , which by the way , if you don't follow me , the link is in the description , you won't be disappointed .
Anyway , people have been D ming me and sort of commenting a lot about wanting to see me talk about my favorite tool .
So I thought instead of just talking about my favorite tools , I'm gonna talk about tools that I actually think are absolutely essential and hugely useful to me .
And I feel like it will be to a lot of other people .
So with all that said , let's do this , shall we ?
So , like I said , I'm gonna break this into two different categories .
Let's start with the absolute necessities .
First thing is super obvious , I'm sorry .
But a knife and a cutting board are king .
If you're not starting with this , then uh you are in trouble .
This com alone solves way more kitchen tasks than you would think other than just cutting stuff .
And it's super economical if you don't want to buy a bunch of mechanical things like a food processor .
Next thing is a personal favorite of mine is a pair of nice kitchen sheers .
These come in handy way more than you would think .
Small tasks like removing tough stocks from stuff without damaging your knife , cutting through small bones and like chicken and fish , use something that you can get down and dirty with .
Also in conjunction with that painter's tape and a sharpie really great for laying so you can keep track of all your stuff .
Now , lots of people have a grater , but the one that I would really recommend is a micro plane , which is really the best grater on the planet .
If you want those nice delicate threads , you know , I'm as for pots and pans .
You know , people really like to overcomplicate this .
Just think about what you like to cook a lot or the things that you might be cooking and get the appropriate size .
I have , you know , a small , medium and large of every style of pot and pan because that's how I be .
I would just recommend having different kinds of services .
Have some that are non stick , have some that are cast iron .
I'm a big fan of pans that you can put in the oven because they're multipurpose and you can roast small amounts of stuff in them or finish a steak in the oven .
If they're heat safe on the handle , let's talk about spoons .
You need different sized spoons .
A because you can make more spooning puns and B for multiple uses in cooking .
Some will need , will be for basting , some will be for sauce stirring , you know , efficient cereal eating just , you know , the little things count .
Sure everybody has measuring spoons .
But why not kitchen scales .
I'm putting this on the necessity side because I want you to do my recipes and grams .
Not shelf , not self .
Wow , not selfish at all .
Baking trays and wire racks are the multi-purpose king of any kitchen .
You can roast tons of things on them , use them for baking cookies .
The wire racks can be used to drizzle chocolate over stuff or to ice doughnuts or whatever so that it falls beneath and it's easy to clean up .
You know , there's just , there's just so many uses .
Now , if you've known me long enough , you know that I'm a big fan of jars .
These are like the storage love of my life .
You know , not only are they great for storage but they're good for fermentation .
You know , you can put sauces in them oils .
They're just , they're , they're too good and they look so nice .
I'm all about that jar aesthetic .
You know what I'm saying ?
Now , last , but not least on the essential side would be stirring spoons .
I don't like to use metal stirring spoons .
I much prefer to use something like a wooden stirring spoon or a silicone spatula , which are also great for scraping stuff out .
The thing .
The reason why I prefer wood is just you can use them for pretty much any surface because they don't scratch nonstick and they just look a whole lot nicer .
So next piece is stuff that I prefer to have , but it's not a requirement for warning .
This is the stuff that's more expensive .
So if anyone's like , oh my gosh , it's too expensive .
These are not a necessity .
You don't need to have a Lamborghini , but it's nice to have a Lamborghini , right ?
So number one on this list is the coveted Kitchen Aid stand mixer .
One of my most favorite tools in my kitchen .
It does a million billion things other than just making dough .
It , it does everything I'm not even gonna try and sell you on this .
It's too good .
Next up on that is my fermentation station .
You guys already know how I feel about this thing too .
I love this thing .
It's great for making bread and fermentation .
It is the perfect fermentation chamber .
By the way , guys , just a reminder , all the links for this stuff is gonna be in the description if you want to see it or check it out , read about it .
Whatever next up is gonna be a vitamins blender .
Now , I know these things are expensive but this is an industry standard for a reason .
You can blend and make anything so velvety smooth from nut butters to sauces to purees .
It's just it , it , it's I use mine all the time .
Oh yeah , my bad .
I almost forgot .
Ha ha nut butter .
Another one would be a sous vied circulator .
These things are super useful .
There's a couple of different ones on the market , but there are two dominating brands that I really like and I'll have them linked below .
It turns literally anything into a sous vied bat .
So how can you complain about that ?
And the last thing which is also a follow up to the sous Vied Circulator is a vac machine and vac bags .
These are obviously going to be used for the sous vide .
You vacuum seal your meats and then you sous vied them .
But this can be used for so many things beyond that .
Not just food storage , but you can use it to ferment things .
I love to ferment berries with this .
I'm fermenting some blueberries here and it just makes storage , super duper efficient in your fridge or dry goods or whatever .
But these are just some basic things .
I'm trying to avoid making this video too cumbersome .
And I put what I think is most essential .
But do you want to know what else is most essential b roll ?
All right guys .
And that is it .
So we're gonna , we talked about whoa , there was a lot of directions I was about to go with that .
We talked about a lot of different tools today .
There are many , many , many more tools out there that are great that I use .
But I wanted to keep this as simple as possible down to like really just bare essentials .
More importantly , the multitude of uses for each individual tool because the thing is with these really simple tools , a lot of people only see them for one basic thing because they are so basic .
But the reality is a lot of these really simple tools like a knife .
Actually , in my opinion , are oftentimes better to just use that tool .
You know , it's , it's always gonna be your choice , whatever tools that you like to use , everybody's different .
I'm just trying to spread the good word , you know , and make , make homies .
We're homies .
I hope that you feel the same way .
And if you're a true homie , then you should be following me on Instagram and Twitter , which is in the link below that was , that was next level , shameless .
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You're out of the cabinet now , huh ?
I don't know what I'm doing right now .
So I'm gonna turn the camera off now .