Products And Links I Highly Recommend
Here are some of the products I own, use and highly recommend.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are amazing products, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.
This is the BEST kitchen appliance we’ve ever owned. We use it daily for smoothies, food preparation and even making ice cream and sorbet. The Vitamix has no equal…yes not even the Blendtec can match it. Visit the Vitamix website and use this code for free shipping….. 06-009277
Patrick at MT Knives is one awesome knife maker. I wear his neck knife pretty regularly…it;s totally cool!
I have been using Cutco knives for years and even served on their culinary Advisory Board for several years. I own the Cutco homemaker series pictured below and could not be happier. Made in America too!
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Kitchen Aid makes awesome stand mixers! They do more then just make cakes; you can grind sausage, make pasta, breads etc.
Technivorm Coffee Maker
This coffee maker is the BOMB. Retro looking and it brews the best coffee..period! Technivorm is known world wide as the best hand-assembled coffee maker and all the coffee aficionados swear by it. This coffee maker makes coffee FAST and it’s very hot and full flavored.
Epicurean Cutting Surfaces
Even though I love my hard maple Boos Blocks I use these everyday and have been using them everyday for 6 years. The look the same as they did when new. These boards are amazing, then are easy to clean, impossible to stain and don’t dull my knives. The best benefit is they are easy to handle and my wife loves them. Big heavy boards are a pain to move around, need constant maintenance and stain easily. These are amazing products made in the USA. YOU NEED THESE-BUY THEM AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY!
When it comes to heavy dutch ovens I love Staub. I have used them in my own kitchen since 2006 and they are nothing short of amazing. They are heavy and the lids seal as to NOT allow any evaporation which is critical when doing a long slow braise or oven stewing. Staub pots are a lifetime investment. I own at least 10 of these. This is money well spent.
For serious cooks there is no better cookware then this. I own about 10 pieces and NOTHING cooks like French copper cookware. These pieces are heavy, built to last a lifetime and they perform beautifully. Searing a steak or piece of fish, making a crepe etc. This cookware will make you a better cook-yes it’s expensive but it lasts a lifetime and your grandchildren will be using it!
Mauviel M’Steel 12.5 Frying Pan
These steel frying pans become very non-stick with proper seasoning and can take high heat for beautiful searing of steaks, chicken, fish etc. They can work on all types of heat including the campfire. If you camp or RV there is no better pan than this. I own a few of these but cant find them!
Cuisinart Food Processor
No kitchen is complete without a food processor. And Cuisinart is the one I’ve been using for 15 years. There are others, but these are bullet proof. I wish I could say the same thing about all of their appliances….trust me..stick to food processors…don’t buy their other stuff.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker/Smoker
Like BBQ but don/t want to spend thousands on a custom or high quality commercial smoker? Then this is your next best bet for a quality smoker. I bought on of these from Amazon in 2007 and have used it successfully many, many times, even for overnight smoke sessions on BIG briskets and pork butts. These smokers are well made and hold that Low , Slow heat at 250 degrees forever. Ribs can be made easily on this unit too, and don’t forget about whole chickens, turkeys, pork loins etc.
Nutiva Coconut Oil
We keep this stuff around for frying and it works really well…highly recommended!
Chaokah Coconut Milk
My friend from thailand swears by this brand of coconut milk, it’s all she buys….so…with that..I buy it and love it…cook with it and use this coconut milk in smoothies daily…
Squid Brand Fish Sauce
This fish sauce is highly recommended by my thai friend….we bought it and love it…had another bottle fro ma different maker…awful taste……this brand of fish sauce is terrific…if you’re gonna cook thai food…get this in your pantry.