15 Essential Kitchen Tools That All Home Chefs Swear By!

Kitchen tools FI

Whether you are a beginner or a master chef at home, some essential kitchen tools are necessary for your kitchen. Some tools reduce your cooking/prep time while others increase your efficiency. And there’s nothing worse than preparing a feast and realizing mid-way that you don’t have a tool for it.

We have curated a list of some kitchen accessories and tools that all home chefs love –

1. No oven? Get a dutch oven so that you can cook virtually everything from roasts, stews, and casseroles.

dutch oven


You can use dutch ovens for almost everything. It’s versatile and is perfect for roasting, searing, baking, and deep-frying. And yes, it’s the best option if you are making stews, casseroles, and such.

Customer Review
“This beautiful little cast iron pot is perfect for making 7 inches artesian ‘no kneed loaves of bread.’ The bread is so crusty and bread so chewy. Amazon’s price is less than Old Time Pottery charges. I wish Lodge made a long shape with a lid.. so I could make a long loaf shape.

Buy for $39.99

2. An all-in-one crockpot that lets you slow cook, warm, and serve.

crock pot - kitchen tools


Entertaining is easier than ever. It is a lifesaver if you have guests coming over.

Customer Review
This is awesome. I have had one for several years now. Just bought three of these for friends. They not only keep foods warm, they also can cook them. Individually heated, individually heat-driven. Love it.”

Buy for $29.99

3. A meat thermometer for those who cook by the book!

meat thermometer - kitchen thermometer


This meat thermometer reads accurate temperature quickly. So, now, you can cook like a pro every time.

Customer Review
This is a long-term review as this was bought in May 2018 and used almost weekly since. I quickly came to enjoy this little thermometer as it ticked all my needed boxes. This thermometer sub $20 bucks stands up well and accurately next to a friend’s $150+ Thermapen !!”

Buy for $13.99

4. An electric carving knife so that everybody gets an equal share!

carving knife


From carving meat to slicing bread to cutting foam, this knife makes quick work of it all.

Customer Review
This Black and Decker electric carving knife is great to have in the kitchen. I bought it to slice homemade bread which it does without any effort on my part except holding the knife. I’ve also found it great for slicing meats evenly. I don’t know how I lived without this knife before.”

Buy for $12.97

5. A super sturdy and durable cutting board will speed up your chopping process drastically, without any casualties!

cutting board


You need a good cutting board to make your life easier. Also, this wooden cutting board can also be used as a serving piece for cheese assortments, veggies and fruits.

Customer Review
I used to think that tempered glass or plastic cutting boards were the bomb. However, this Pioneer Woman Cowboy Rustic 12 x 18 Acacia Wood Cutting Board beats them hands down! First, it is at least an inch thick, which makes it a sturdy service to work on. Next, it is easy to handle and has a large surface for cutting. Lastly, you can use BOTH sides of this board!

Buy for $22.97

6.You can use baking trays to cook some delicious savory & sweet dishes.

baking tray - kitchen tools


Yes, you do need baking trays for cooking desserts but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use it to cook savory food items. Pssst, if you are looking to make a quick dinner, opt for baked dishes!

Customer Review
I love the jelly roll size. Two of these fit perfectly in the oven on the rack. They are much easier to clean than one huge pan, plus easier to store inside cabinets. It is very well-made with measurements exactly as described. These are by far the most frequently used item in my kitchen.”

Buy for $27.99

7. Heavy-duty rolling pin to get you started with some banana bread…

rolling pin - kitchen tools


French inspired design, sustainable, you can use rolling pin to make pastries, pies, pastas, and roll homemade pizza dough.

Customer Review
“I love my new French rolling pin. I used it the first time to roll out dough for a baguette—and my new rolling pin made it very easy to roll the dough evenly and quickly. I’m extremely happy with the length and the large rolling surface. It’s extremely easy to clean and, overall, I’m delighted with my purchase!”

Buy for $7.99

8. Cook with twine to get that perfectly shaped stuffed meat. It’s an ingenious presentation hack!

twine - kitchen tools


This twine is made of 100% 16PLY cotton, so, you can use it for trussing the turkey or tying rolled steak, or securing stuffed chicken breasts. You can also use it to secure fabrics around canning jars.

Customer Review
Used this product to secure a bacon weave to a pork loin. Very large roll of cooking string for a low price, easy to open and cut to desired lengths. I was worried the string would pull the bacon off on removal, but you can see from the pictures it came off very easily. I did let the loin rest about 10 mins before removing it. Highly recommend for the price and amount you receive, plus the effectiveness is great!”

Buy for $4.99

9. Love a good roast? Get your A-game with the help of a roasting pan.

roasting pan - kitchen tools


Now, roast meat and poultry to perfection with this Gibson Home 2-Piece Turkey Roaster with V Rack.

Customer Review
“The quality of this pan is such that if you did not know it came from Walmart, you would think it cost 2-3 times more and that you purchased it in a specialty shop. The pan is strong, the handles are welded and the rack will hold a large turkey without bending or collapsing to the bottom of the pan.

Buy for $38.34

10. Let your food cool down with a cooling rack. Because sometimes, patience can be extremely delicious

cooling rack


All good things come to those who let their dessert/savory dishes cool down.

Customer Review
“Was exactly what I was looking for. It fits on to a cookie sheet perfectly.”

Buy for $3.28

11. If you are a beginner & don’t know which kitchen tools you require, get this 18-Piece Complete Cooking and Prep Set.

cooking and prep set


This prep set comes with: 12 inch spatula, fine grater, measuring cups, measuring spoons, citrus press, 2 pack peeler, 2 pack colanders, 3 pack bag clip

Customer Review
These are the perfect size colanders when you aren’t cooking for a crowd! The larger one handles a load of pasta well and is very sturdy. It went through the dishwasher just fine. Very durable stays balanced, and doesn’t tip when pouring things in

Buy for $44.99

12. Dress up your food with this rotary vegetable & fruit peeler.



A kitchen tool that’s pretty easy to use and is available in four colors.

Buy for $10.22

13. A microwave pasta cooker for days you are too tired to cook from scratch.

paster maker - kitchen tools


It’s perfect kitchen tool if you are looking for a quick & easy dinner. Just add the pasta, water and put it in the microwave. After it is cooked, put the lid on and drain the water. No mess pasta!

Customer Review
Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly-measured spaghetti; it’s faster than boiling water in a big pot than having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time, and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot; no colander; no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy to clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”

Buy for $16.99

14. Get the best knife set because a kitchen without a good knife isn’t really a kitchen.

knife block set


Mercer Culinary’s knife set has been made from German steel. High carbon, no-stain German cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Additionally, you get a glass see-through window which makes it easy to find the right knife.

Customer Review
Wow, sharpest knives, I’ve never had knives so sharp even buying other $150 sets. I’ll probably have these professional sharpened when they dull I like them so much. This german steel feels great, cuts like a scalpel. Worth the money for how badass this steel is. Full tang, classic feel. Never enjoyed cutting on a wood board so much.”

Buy for $166.99

15. Create a self-cleaning kitchen with some kitchen & dish towels.

kitchen towel set


This set includes 8 towels, 8 dish cloths, 2 oven mitts, and 2 pot holders

Customer Review
This kitchen set is the most complete set I have ever had. It is a 20 piece set consisting of two oven mitts, which I might add fit comfortably and work great. You get two pot holders which are great because using one is not the safest way to go. It also consists of terry and flat kitchen towels dishcloths and a flour sack. It is a set that will go great in any kitchen. I would highly recommend this set.”

Buy for $18.88

So, what are you waiting for? Shop now!

If you liked this kitchen tools article then check out – 15 Things Under $20 On Walmart That Are Too Good To Miss
25 Under $25 Home Decor Items That Will Make You Go WOW!

We hope you love the products we recommend! All products featured on Munchable are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our retail links, we may earn a commission on the sale. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication.

Disclaimer:  Some of the reviews have been edited for length and clarity