Do you want to know my favorite kitchen gadgets and tools?

I am an absolute sucker for any store that sells kitchen gadgets and tools. Williams Sonoma, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, IKEA - love 'em. I used to dream of the day when I would have all sorts of kitchen hardware available to me - crazy blenders, tools just to zest an orange, a fork for each piece of fruit, juicers for this that and the other. But honestly, after traveling for two years I realized that a lot of that stuff is just designed to sell. And that ultimately, I could, and should, make do with the basics.

Actually, dealing with the basics is so much easier - less clutter, less crazy parts to clean, less to replace when their time is up, more use of the basic kitchen gadgets and tools. I spend a ton of time in the kitchen so I have found that I always reach for the basics because time in and time out, they get the job done - well. That's ultimately what matters. And as someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen because I always eat in, the less time I spend doing dishes or figuring out how to use some fancy, schmancy thing the better!

This week, I wanted to share with you my favorite kitchen gadgets and tools. Click on the image below to watch the video.

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And what are your favorite kitchen gadgets and tools? What do you always have handy? Or which kitchen gadget or tool are you dreaming about?  Leave a comment below.