6 Must-Have Kitchen Tools You Need in Your Kitchen

I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She’s showing us some kitchen tools we all need to make our lives easier!

The 6 Must-Have Kitchen Tools You Need in Your Kitchen for 2018

The kitchen is your haven. You spend countless hours throughout the day wandering into this room as pangs of hunger begin to set in. When you step foot in the kitchen, you eagerly anticipate delicious meals and valuable bonding time spent cooking with your closest family and friends. While the kitchen provides a space full of comfort and savor, this room shares one requirement in common with the rest of your home’s spaces — the need for handy and functional accessories.

You couldn’t sleep in your room without a bed. You wouldn’t be able to perform your daily office tasks without a desk and computer, either. As with any other room in the house, your kitchen requires the best must-have accessories to ensure you get the most out of your dining and cooking experiences.

Whether you’re a chef a simple food-lover, making sure your kitchen comes equipped with the proper materials is always priority number one. You might have the best quality ingredients lining your fridge and shelves, but do you have the right accessories to make sure you get the most out of every meal?

Be sure to check out our list of this year’s six must-have kitchen accessories to transform cooking — and eating — into the optimum experience in 2018.

Corner Brownie Pan

It’s a well-known fact of life that the best part of the brownie is the corner. Unfortunately, with only four corners to a pan, that means the most delicious pieces of your dessert are quickly gobbled up before you even have a chance to enjoy the crispy crunch of the edge.

Don’t eye your spouse with a sense of longing as they reach for the last brownie corner on the plate. An “all-edge” brownie pan ensures every brownie slice is a gooey and crispy piece of perfection.

Shape Food Cutters

When researchers asked children what type of food they consider kid-appropriate, a top response was that their meals should be fun and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. When you have a set of picky eaters on your hands, make dinnertime into a hassle-free event with shaped food cutters.

Everybody loves a cute shape. From animals and flowers to more simplistic stars and hearts, food cutters can easily take simple dishes to the next level. Best of all, food cutters are versatile enough to use on practically any food item, which makes them the ideal kitchen accessory to use endlessly throughout the year.

Breakfast Sandwich Makers

Get a little extra shut-eye this new year with a tool that cuts hours of preparation time down to a mere matter of minutes. From their extreme ease of use to their simple maintenance and clean-up, owning a sandwich maker just seems to make life a little easier.

This year, vow to experiment with new ingredients with confidence. You can confidently forgo your typical PB&J or bread and cheese for a more extravagant sandwich befitting of your favorite deli. Just pop your favorite ingredients into their designated place, set the timer, and let your sandwich maker take care of the rest. Deliciousness with simplicity — just how we like it.

Clear View Toaster

You can turn the nozzle of your toaster to the middle setting and still somehow cook burnt pieces that transform your soft bread into a charcoal-colored disaster. Never worry about unwanted brownness with a toaster that allows you to see just how toasty your bread is.

A clear view toaster allows you to see your bread as it toasts inside. You’ll always reach the desired level of crispiness and know just when to stop the timer so that your toast emerges from the toaster with a perfect display.

Ice-Cream Locks

Your roommate vowed to give up sweets for good this year — but that doesn’t mean you have to. To keep unwanted hands from finding their way into your delicious mint chocolate chip delight, consider buying an ice-cream lock that guarantees you’ll always have the last bite.

If you have an uncontrollable habit of digging into everyone’s ice cream while they’re away, the ice-cream lock also helps keep you in check so that you don’t go ballistic every time the freezer is stocked with a fresh new pint of Cherry Garcia as well.

Plush Hand Towels

Having a set of hand towels in your kitchen may seem like a given, but overlooking this must-have accessory could offset your entire cooking experience.

Transfer your kitchen into a stylish display with colored towels that serve both an aesthetic and utility purpose. Towels are a simple but crucial tool you’ll want to have in your kitchen to mop up spills and messes with ease.

Turn your daily cooking, eating, and cleaning activities into a pleasurable experience with tools that transform your kitchen into a manageable workspace. From cookware to hand towels, be sure to incorporate this year’s must-have accessories into your cooking space for the optimal cooking experience.


Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

You can also find her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

One comment

  1. Lindsey | This Miss Cooks says:

    Plush hand towels is a MUST for us, I can’t stand ones that don’t actually absorb water or clean up spills when I need them. Since we try to avoid using paper towels when we can, we’re definitely thinking of investing in a good new set!

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