The mini tongs that I wrote about last week got me thinking about other small kitchen tools that I use on a regular basis. Looking around my kitchen, I assembled a collection of well-worn things to share. They are far from fancy. In fact, some of them look like toys but all of them function like work horses.
If I were a parent or had kids to gift something to, I’d put together some of these items to get them started on their culinary journey. Oh heck, I’d give them to adults too. A couple of these tools were gifted to me.
I rarely use this butter warmer for warming butter. My friend Maki, a fabulous pastry chef in Santa Barbara, got me one years ago for Christmas. It’s perfect for sizzling a little bit of chile oil and making a small quantity of sauce or glaze. My husband uses it daily for warming milk for his coffee.