I bake. A lot. You’ve surely noticed. I’m also a minimalist when it comes to just about everything but photos. My kitchen is small and the cupboard space even smaller, as in only-under-the-sink-storage, so I don’t have oodles of specialized kitchen gadgets hanging around. What I do have is a small group of must-have essential kitchen tools that I use regularly weekly.
Here are the do-dads and whatchamacallits that live happily in my cozy kitchen… and should probably be in yours too! This list might look long, but trust me, it doesn’t take up much space and should be sufficient for just about anything you fancy whipping up. In fact, I almost named this post “Wedding Registry Kitchen Essentials” because it is pretty much everything I owned as a newlywed and has kept this kitchen up and running 5x/day for 5 years and counting.
Pots, Pans & Baking Essentials
Medium pot with lid
Small non-stick skillet for omelets
Large ovenproof skillet with lid11″x 13″ Baking pan
2- 9″ Round cake pans or springform pans
Mixing bowlsSpatula- Scrape out every last bit of Chocolate Truffle Cake goodness!
Inspiring Cookbooks. I own: Jamie’s Food Revolution, Nigella Kitchen, & Barefoot Contessa at Home
Stovetop espresso maker
Piping bag and 1M tip- Cupcake decorating made easy!
Bundt pan- This makes Fig Walnut Coffee Cake a breeze!
Ramekins- A dessert essential. Brownie Batter Ice Cream, served!
What items did I miss that you absolutely can’t live without? Be sure to share your top minimalist kitchen essentials in the comments below.