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Tools Every Kitchen Needs

When it comes to choosing the right kitchen tools, details matter because these are the tools you’ll use most in your kitchen every day. Stock your kitchen with this list of Pampered Chef basics. We cover the essentials you might not realize you need but once you have them, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them.

1. Scrapers

These heavy-duty scrapers have silicone heads fused to the handle. They won’t crack, burn, or melt because they’re heat-resistant to 650°F (230°C). Use them for mixing, but also stirring and blending ingredients on the stove without worrying about scratching your cookware or losing the scraper head in the pot. The classic, skinny, and mini skinny scraper designs have thinner heads with pointed ends that get into corners and hug the sides of round bowls.

The Mix ‘N Scraper is the best of a scraper and a spoon in one tool. It’s great for hand-mixing, and then scooping and scraping thick batters and cooked foods into a pan or serving dish. This design comes in a small and mini size so you can choose the right-sized scraper for the job.


When you mix, stir, scrape, and scoop, these scrapers can do it all.


2. Serving Spatulas

Have you ever dished out a beautiful casserole with a fork or knife and ended up with a mess on the dinner plate or a scratch in your favorite pan? That’s why it helps to have a few different serving spatulas in your kitchen. The Slice ‘N Serve:® has serrated edges that cut right through food, so you don’t have to use a knife. Then you can use it like a traditional serving spatula.

A large serving spatula is a must-have for serving food out of pans with sides. The beveled edges make it easy to slip under large slices of lasagna, cake, or pizza. A mini serving tool can handle smaller jobs like cookies and appetizers, while a mini nylon spatula works well on metal or nonstick bakeware and won’t scratch them.


Serving Spatulas
Choose the right serving spatula to dish out beautiful slices of casseroles, lasagna, cakes, and pies.


3. Cooking Utensils

Just because your utensils are practical, doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful and make you feel happy when you reach for them. These cooking utensils feature the best of beautiful stainless steel with durable nylon materials to fulfill a ton of cooking tasks. A wide, sturdy nylon turner is a dream come true for pancake and burger flippers. A slotted spoon makes it easy to stir, drain, and serve your favorite foods, while a smaller food turner can handle flipping delicate foods like eggs or fish fillets.


Beautiful and durable cooking utensils will make you happy each time you reach for them.


4. Can Opener

Every kitchen needs a can opener, but traditional can openers cut into the top of a can, leaving the lid with a dangerously sharp edge. Our can opener cuts the lid on the side of the can, leaving both the can and the lid edges smooth and safe, and the cutting wheel stays clean and out of the food. It also has a tab opener to open pull-tab cans of tuna, broth, vegetables, or fruit.


Can Opener
This can opener keeps your hands clean and safe from sharp edges.


5. Microwave Cookers

Who wouldn’t love to have a healthy dinner on the table in minutes? This set of microwave cookers is a convenient way to steam vegetables, cook rice, and make mashed potatoes. You can make a veggie and rice dinner in less than 20 minutes.


Micro-Cooker Set
Microwave cookers can save your busy weeknight with easy rice and steamed vegetables.


6. Tongs

Tongs are a kitchen must-have for turning and securely gripping foods, but sometimes they pop open when you least expect it. Often the springs are too strong, making them hard to close and store. These tongs get top reviews for how practical and easy they are to open and close. The locking mechanism works automatically when you point the tongs up and squeeze them together. When you’re ready to use them, point the tongs down and they spring open. You’ll want a pair of smaller tongs for turning hard-to-grasp foods like shrimp, bacon, or sausage in small pans.


Tongs are essential for securely gripping and turning food while it cooks.


7. Mix ‘N Chop

Anyone who’s tried to crumble ground beef in a pan with a fork or spatula will tell you that this unique chopper is a game changer. Its one-of-a-kind design with five beveled nylon blades breaks foods into a nice consistency for even cooking. Every kitchen needs one because it does so much more than chop meat. Check out ten ways it can help you in the kitchen.


Mix 'N Chop
This unique food chopper helps crumble beef, turkey, or sausage to cook it evenly.


What small, but mighty kitchen tools can’t you live without? Tell us what everyday kitchen tools you love and why in the comments below.

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16 Responses to Tools Every Kitchen Needs

  1. Donna Tunney March 16, 2019 at 2:54 am #

    I love all my pampered chef kitchen equipment. I really wish it was still available in the UK. In fact I would probably go back to selling it. You honestly can’t beat the quality of items. I’m desperate for a new masher!! But won’t pay the over inflated prices on selling sites.

    • Barbara Lidie December 5, 2020 at 1:48 am #

      Did you try ebay?

  2. Terrie March 17, 2019 at 11:55 am #

    Love it all! My husband buys Craftsman’s tools for the shop so I buy only the best tools for the home pampered chef.

  3. Catherine March 18, 2019 at 3:08 am #

    Totally agree with you Donna Tunnel. I miss my PC in the UK. Just missing the tongs from this list but have many, many other items in addition to these!

  4. Rosemarie Carlucci March 18, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

    I was skeptical about purchasing the “Mix and Chop”… But my daughter talked me into it…. BOY am I GLAD that she did… It is a SUPER TOOL to use for pasta sauce, taco’s, anything you need to mix and chop…LOL it’s awesome.

  5. Orian Polsfut March 22, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

    I just bought a stoneware pie dish and would like to know if I have to treat it some way before I use it

    • Mari Montemayor March 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      @Orian Polsfu Hand wash only; wash prior to first use. Remove excess food with scraper. Clean glazed surfaces after each use to remove cooked on residue; use a kitchen brush as needed to scrub off residues. If not cleaned after each use, buildup will develop on the glaze. See deep clean glaze for more information. It is not recommended to use soap, detergent, or an automatic dishwasher. Not dishwasher-safe. Dry thoroughly prior to storage

    • Cheryl A Steckling March 25, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

      Nonstick seasoning builds up with every use: the darker it looks, the better it cooks! Hand wash. One of the best things about stoneware is that it’s ready to go as soon as you take it out of the box—no preseasoning required! Just clean it and start cooking. As you cook, your stone will develop a natural nonstick seasoning. The darker your stone looks, the better it cooks. If you want to build the seasoning quickly, make high-fat foods like refrigerated biscuits or cookies the first few times you use the stone.

  6. Valerie Young May 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

    When will pampered chef return the small flat bottomed wire whisk that would fit in the bottom of a 1cup measuring cup? It was perfect to mix water and powdered substances such as gravy mix or herbs. It was the handiest tool in my kitchen and nobody makes it any more!

    • Linda George September 9, 2020 at 12:22 am #

      The mini whipper is back!

  7. Frey September 19, 2019 at 6:28 am #

    A complete kitchen tool can also add to the desire to cook, spoiled in the kitchen is also very exciting if everything is available, making families always want to be at home. kookhuis.nl

    • Regina Ballard February 1, 2021 at 7:40 pm #

      Kitchen tool idea 💡 please make a French Fry cutter. Simple and easy to store!!

      • Elizabeth Turner March 8, 2021 at 3:13 pm #

        You’ve got to check out the new mandolin! It’s the perfect french fry cutter!!

  8. Michael April 14, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

    Just found the mix and chop works best with ground beef once it’s completely cooked. Turns it into crumbles and little chunks just the way I like it

  9. Kim Douglas March 5, 2021 at 2:42 am #

    Can you freeze food in the micro cookers, and then take right from the freezer and cook in the microwave?

  10. Lee McRae November 19, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

    Twisting off a top from a bottle or container is extremely painful. That has been completely taken care with my Pampered Chief plastic twist off cap piece from your company. Twenty years of help from your company. But, now, that my daughter
    needs one, it is missing from this online site.

    Do you still sell it? Do you still help people that need this device? Thank you!

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