A few days ago, I wrote about the kitchen stuff you absolutely positively should not buy for the people on your holiday gifting list. But what about the kitchen stuff that is timeless, useful, and will be appreciated for years to come?
All of my other pots (and even some of my pans) have been put into semi-permanent retirement since I got my sweet sweet cast iron skillet. It makes a great pancake and makes wonderful sauces…all without the risk of sticking. Plus, they look fabulous hanging up on the wall if you happen to have a country kitchen thing going on.
When The Beard’s mother sent us a KitchenAid stand mixer, I have to say I groaned inwardly. These babies have a big countertop footprint. I’m more than willing to admit when I’m wrong, however, because we use this baby all the dang time. It really is worth the price and the counter space.
Right now you may be thinking cake pans? Are you serious? Well I am serious. You’d be surprised how many people don’t have a couple of plain old round 9″ cake pans. Even if you’re loved ones can’t bake to save their lives, they can use round baking pans for all sorts of things, from reheating to whipping up smaller dishes.
Wooden spoons. ‘Nuff said.
Now you tell me: What kitchen stuff can you not live without?