My Top Ten Favorite Kitchen Items on Amazon

KitchenAid KSM75WH Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, White

KitchenAid is the leader in kitchen appliances, so of course, this classic mixer is going to be at the top of the list. It’s my favorite for kneading dough, and even though I’m not a baker, my 11 year old daughter is starting to learn. This mixer makes it easier for her to get batters and cookie dough mixed well. The best part of this mixer is all of the attachments that work with it, turning it into a versatile machine that will help you get any task in the kitchen done. The Classic version is perfect for any beginner who is looking for a cheaper alternative to the newer versions.

Fullstar Vegetable Chopper – Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer – Onion Chopper with Container 

This handy little chopper has saved me on countless occasions! I hate dicing veggies and to be completely honest, I think my dicing skills aren’t that great. This chopper allows me to dice veggies super fast and doesn’t require a lot of effort. A LARGE Shepherd’s Salad can be chopped up in minutes!

Vremi 8 Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Cookware was never exciting to me until I became a mom. Must be a sign of getting older! This amazing set is SO versatile, and makes my life super easy. I cook a lot of curries and these pieces NEVER stain or stick! Everything slips around as if you have butter or oil in the pan, but you really don’t need it. I love that it’s easy to clean, but the food cooks evenly and really well. The angled frying pan skillet allows you to flip eggs with ease.

Gourmia Digital Stainless Steel 6 Qt/5.7L Digital Air Fryer With AeroCrispTM Technology for up to 80% less fat.includes Non-Stick Basket, Multi-Purpose Rack & 4 Skewers

The Gourmia 6 Qt. air fryer is a new favorite of mine. I never thought I needed an air fryer, since my family has cut back significantly on fried food. This air fryer has allowed us to enjoy things like fried wings without all of the oil. We also use it to heat up frozen pizza (tastes as fresh as the day we bought it!) and snacks like chickpeas and homemade potato chips.

Brita Extra Large 18 Cup Filtered Water Dispenser with 1 Standard Filter, BPA Free – UltraMax, Black

This Brita filter is my favorite because it’s black and looks super sleek. I love clean and fresh tasting water (who doesn’t?!) and in the summer, we go through cold water like, well, water. Fill this up, pop it in the fridge, and fill up your reusable water bottles any time you please. Plus, you’re helping reduce the use of single use plastic water bottles!

CORELLE Livingware 2-quart Serving Bowl Winter Frost White (3)

I love serving curries, rice, soup and more in these beautiful serving bowls. They look elegant and because there’s a pack of 3, you can serve multiple items at once and make your table settings look cohesive.

Vremi Countertop Ice Maker

I’m not lucky enough to have a built in ice maker in my fridge. But, this countertop ice maker is the next best thing! We go through so much ice over the summer, it’s always on hand with this awesome machine! It’s a great compliment to my perfect iced coffee recipe.

Keurig K-Mini Plus Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer

Speaking of iced coffee, this little mini powerhouse gets me going every morning. It works with the k-cup of your choice. I love that it’s small and fits in a small corner, without taking up precious counter space. It’s also an amazing gift for anyone who is a coffee or tea lover! (These Chai Latte k-cups are a staple in my home!)

BLACK+DECKER 8-Cup Food Processor

This food processor is a great basic every home cook needs in their kitchen. Great for chopping, slicing or shredding, I use it for all three! It’s also great for shredding cheese! The 8 cup bowl makes it easy to transfer ingredients into a pan or another bowl.

Staub Coq au Vin Cocotte, Grenadine, 4.25 qt. – Grenadine

The Staub Coq au Vin Cocotte is the priciest item on my list, but it’s so heavy, durable and easy to clean, that I’m planning on passing it down to my daughters! You can make ANYTHING in this bad boy and it will taste amazing. From chicken curry to roast, this cocotte is perfect for slow cooking food for a deeper and richer flavor.

The Kitchen is the Soul of a Home

Gathering in the kitchen is a typical pastime for women across all cultures. I know whenever I need to have a talk with my mom, it’s usually in the kitchen when she’s cooking. She has a stool that I can sit on and just chat with her about anything. I also know that it’s a great place to have a private conversation because no one else will really come in there!

I truly believe every kitchen should be beautiful, with small touches that reflect personal style. I found adorable printables from this site that I used to add some color to my kitchen. I printed them on 8.5″ x 11″ glossy photo paper and just taped them to the wall. You can always get a cute frame and hang them for a more elegant effect.

Every kitchen needs a comfy stool to sit on. Especially when mom needs a break and wants to sit for a few minutes! I love this stool from Target because it’s really beautiful and the seat is comfortable! Plus, it’s not too big, so it can be taken from room to room as needed. And if your Big Pakistani Family is anything like mine, you’ll definitely need extra seating from time to time!

Stools
These stools are the perfect height and oh so comfy!

 

A really good way to make some quick and cheap updates are peel and stick tiles. I know, I know, you’re hesitating. Please don’t! I purchased these tiles for a quick update in my bathroom, and THEY LAST! Seriously, they don’t move! And it looks really beautiful. I’m planning on getting more for my kitchen, for the wall on the side of the stove. Because if you cook like I do, there’s probably grease on there. Which I hate. These are easy to wipe clean!

Stick on tiles
It might not look special, but it really is!

 

Everyone who knows me, knows I LOVE peacocks. It’s an obsession. Really. That’s why I love these peacock magnets! They add that little bit of pizazz to the fridge and they are small. I hate large magnets, so these 2″ x 2″ are perfect for hanging another picture on the fridge.

Magnets
PEACOCKS!

 

What are some of your favorite ways to add personal touches to your kitchen?

 

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