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Just as a good set of tools can help a carpenter get the job done more quickly and accurately and with less frustration, kitchen cooks benefit substantially from a good set of essential kitchen supplies. While restaurant kitchens are often stocked with the best commercial kitchen equipment available, home kitchen cooks can also turn their kitchens into a highly functional, productive and
inspiring environment, simply by stocking them with some helpful kitchen equipment. The list of kitchen equipment displayed on these Kitchen Supplies pages includes cooking supplies, baking supplies, kitchen gadgets, cookware and other kitchen equipment that will help make your experience in the kitchen a more efficient and enjoyable one. These kitchen supplies represent those I already own or would personally purchase if I were ready to upgrade, but there are certainly plenty of brands and styles from which to choose to suit your own personal needs, taste and budget. If you are shopping for one of the items shown below or would simply like to view more information, you can do so by clicking any of the image or text links for each item. If you're looking to save time, you can also immediately purchase any item shown simply by clicking the "buy now" button in the pop-up windows that appear when you hover over any image or text link. New kitchen supplies are added to these pages regularly, so please visit again soon for new kitchen equipment ideas!

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Mixing Bowls (Stainless Steel  Set of 6)
Stainless steel mixing bowls come in all sorts of designs and shapes, and the amount of bowls in a set also varies. These mirror-finish mixing bowls have a wider shape than the mixing bowls listed above (which are narrower and deeper) and come in a set of 6, which is great for mixing various quantities. Which bowls you choose is a matter of personal taste and specific needs. Some prefer both!
Nonstick Skillet
Nonstick skillets are tremendously helpful when cooking foods that tend to stick to the bottom of other traditional skillets, even after oiling, buttering or spraying with a nonstick spray. Nonstick skillets are great for any foods, and are especially helpful for foods like bacon and/or sausage, chicken, fish, or any meats that tend to stick to the bottom of the pan. Also great for stir-frying!
Pasta Machine
Traditional pasta rollers produce the freshest homemade pasta you've ever tasted! Simply make your pasta dough, then feed it into the pasta machine a few times until you reach the desired thickness. Pasta machines can produce thin spaghetti and wide fettucini noodles, as well as a large variety of other pasta shapes, including flat pasta that you can cut out into any desired shape and fill.
Pastry Blender
Pastry blenders are commonly used for preparing pastry, such as biscuits and pie crusts. This tool cuts cold cubes of butter into flour, replacing the need for clumsily using other utensils such as knives, is much easier and more efficient. There are other pastry blenders out there that have wires instead of strong steel blades, but I have found this style works much better.
Pastry Brush
Pastry brushes are important tools when it comes to applying liquids or sauces to soft dough, such as egg washes, butter and oils. There are various types of pastry brushes, varying in style and shape. Natural soft bristle brushes or silicone brushes (shown here) are commonly used. This silicone basting brush is both flexible and durable and easy to clean, and is heat-safe up to 450° F.
Pizza Wheel / Cutter
Pizza Wheel
Pizza wheels (also called "pizza cutters," of course provide the best way to slice up your pizzas, but did you know they are also fabulous tools for working with bread and pastry dough and a large variety of other foods? The beauty of these wheel slicers is that you can continually slice without lifting as you have to do with a knife, which allows for smooth, sharp cuts.