A bowl of vegetables with various kitchen hand tools.

The Tools We Use

There are all sorts of gadgets and tools we have picked up over the years. Some were garbage while others became our go-to when working in the kitchen. This is a pretty comprehensive list of kitchen tools, appliances, grilling and smoking solutions, and anything else that we use on a regular basis.

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Our Pick For Sourdough

Proofing Set, by Kook, Sourdough Bread, 2 Rattan Banneton Baskets, 2 Basket Covers, Metal Scraper, Plastic Scraper, Scoring Lame, 5 Blades and Case, Round Shape

This link includes two proofing boules, a lame (for scoring your bread), and scrapers.

We use these tools for our wonderful sourdough recipe.

Our Pick for bread

Jillmo Danish Dough Whisk, 12inch Stainless Steel Whisk

Dough whisk. You can use your hands instead. We have in the past and it was fine but we do prefer the dough whisk.

This thing gets used a lot in our bread recipes.

Our Pick For Grilling

Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black

Every backyard or patio needs a Weber. Perfect for grilling as well as cooking with indirect heat. We use this at least once a week.

Our Pick For Smoking

Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill Smoker Combo + Cover Bundle

All of our smoking and some of our grilling recipes are done on this. Super easy to run and so nice to set the temperature and go back inside. The phone app keeps you informed of time and temp as well. And the gravity system allows you to go hours without dealing with fuel.

Our Pick For Thermometers

Lavatools Javelin PRO Duo Ambidextrous Backlit Professional Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer

When preparing meats it is imperative to nail that temp. This is a must.

Our pork butt burnt ends are an example of where we used this tool.

Our Pick For Mixers

KitchenAid KP26M1XOB 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Every kitchen needs one of these. So many uses and super reliable.

Our Pick For dutch ovens

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven, 5.5 qt.

You can prepare so many dishes in this dutch oven. Big enough for a crowd but small enough for just the family.

Our Pick For French Bread

Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Perforated French Bread Pan

Perfect for whipping up a couple of french bread loves.

We use this for our delicious hoagie roll bread recipe.

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