2023's Top Kitchenware Picks: Must-Have Tools for Modern Chefs

Daniel Mwangi
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In 2023, the modern home chef will be tackling a lot more than just cooking. The kitchen is going to get bigger, faster and more automated, which means that you need to keep up with all of the latest trends in order to make sure your food is as fresh or delicious as possible. That's where I come in—I've been researching this list for months now so that we can help you out with everything from new tools on how to use them (spatulas) to appliances like thermometers that help ensure perfect doneness when making any number of dishes (meats).

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Kitchen tools.

  • Kitchen tools are essential for preparing food. The best kitchen tools help you get the job done faster and easier, whether you're cooking or baking or cleaning up after yourself.
  • You can use them to cook your favorite dishes in style and grace, as well as serve them when they're done--and even present them beautifully!
  • There are many different types of kitchen utensils out there: knives, pans, pots...the list goes on! But no matter what kind of food item you like making (or want to buy), there's probably an element that fits within its category--and these utensils will help get those elements onto your plate with ease.

Cutting boards.

If you're cutting fruits, vegetables and meats on a daily basis, then it's important to have a cutting board that is large enough to accommodate your food. If you're using plastic boards that are too small, they may cause cross contamination by transferring bacteria from one piece of food onto another.

Another thing to consider when buying a cutting board is whether or not it's made out of wood or plastic. Wood offers better durability than plastic (which can crack under pressure), but if you don't mind the extra cost then go ahead and splurge on an organic bamboo cutting board!

How do I clean my new cutlery?

You'll want something with non-slip feet so that nothing gets knocked over while working in the kitchen! The most effective way for removing dirt from any surface is by using warm water and soap -- add some baking soda if necessary as well -- then rub vigorously with an old towel until all traces of grime are gone; rinse away any remaining residue with cold water before drying completely so as not lose any moisture content during drying process."


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Colanders are kitchenware that you'll want to have on your countertop. They come in different sizes, so you can use them for everything from draining pasta and rinsing vegetables to washing fruits. You can buy colanders made of plastic or stainless steel, but if you have a preference for one material over another, make sure to look at reviews before purchasing yours!

Some colanders also come with handy little hooks on the side so they can hang easily when they're not being used; this makes storage much easier than having a bunch of bulky pieces scattered around your kitchen (which is exactly what happened when I bought my first set).

Measuring cups and spoons.

Measuring cups and spoons are one of the most important tools in your kitchen, and it's important to have them on hand at all times. Measuring cups come in a wide range of sizes from 1/8 cup to 2 cups, so no matter what you're making or how much you need to measure--you'll be covered.

Countertop steamers.

A countertop steamer is a simple device that allows you to cook foods like soup, rice and pasta without having to use an oven. It's great for cooking at home on a tight schedule--or even if you're just looking for something quick and easy for dinner.

In addition to being handy for making things like homemade chicken stock or fresh pasta sauce at home, using a countertop steamer can also save you time by allowing you to skip the step of preheating your oven (or restaurant-style stove-top) when preparing certain dishes. For example: The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker has an automatic function called "keep warm" that will keep food warm while it waits in its pot until ready to eat; this feature saves energy because less heat is needed during cooking time than if the kitchen had been turned on beforehand!

Meat thermometer/thermapen.

Meat thermometers are an essential tool for any kitchen, but especially one that focuses on meat. A good meat thermometer will help you ensure your food is cooked to the right temperature, which can make a world of difference in terms of flavor and texture. A thermometer is also useful for checking whether you've successfully seared or grilled your steak before putting it in the oven, because some foods need to be kept at temperatures lower than others (like rare).

The best way to test your meat's doneness? Stick it into a pot of boiling water: if it floats back up when immersed in hot water (as opposed to gently touching bottom), then it's done!

Garlic press.

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Garlic press.

A garlic press is a kitchen tool used to crush garlic cloves, it's usually made of metal or plastic. The garlic clove is placed in the chamber and the handle is pressed down to squeeze out its juice.


The spatula is a key tool for any chef, but it should be more than just a dull spoon. A good spatula can help you flip pancakes, burgers, and even meat. The best spatulas are heat resistant and dishwasher safe. They also have non-slip grip surfaces so that they don't slip when you're trying to flip something hot or greasy in the skillet (which can result in burns). Finally, make sure your new kitchenware is durable--especially if you plan on using it often!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this guide to the top kitchen tools and appliances for 2023. While it may seem daunting at first, with a little research and shopping around, you can find all of these items locally or online at great prices. We know that finding the right set of utensils can be difficult, so we want to do our best to help you along your way by offering up this information so that it may be easier on future cooks!

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