Here are links to my favorite kitchen ‘gadgets’… most made their way into our home from our Wedding Registry! lol However, some of the items are contraptions I’ve been using and have traveled with for over a decade – since I left home for the first time to go to college! Hopefully some of my “FAVORITES” will help you in the kitchen too!
I have an aStore through Amazon where I’ve listed and written reviews on all of my favorite baby & wedding registry items, kitchen gadgets and more! I order items from Amazon weekly so by trial and error I’ve found what works best for me and my family and can share that information with you I add items daily to my baby, toddler and daily essentials lists & also to my “do not buy” list! lol Here is my store > “Malika’s Favorites”
Malika’s Go-To Blender - The Vitamix
It does EVERYTHING & it’s MADE IN THE USA!
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Or if you prefer to use Amazon – click on the image below for a link. At home, I have the simple TurboBlend, 2-speed you see below. If you go directly to the Vitamix website there are a lot more choices and colors to choose from.
I make baby food, smoothies, soups, sorbet, sauces… the list goes on and on. My favorite thing about my Vitamix is that it’s self-cleaning! Here is a link to the full specs for the Vitamix > VITAMIX SPECS
The Vitamix is a GREAT investment and has a 5-7 year FULL warranty but if you don’t want to spend that kind of money the Ninja is a great runner-up on Amazon it’s priced at $129.99 – My father-in-law has one and uses it every day to make his morning smoothie! Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To Salt/Pepper Dispenser – Eparé Battery Operated Salt or Pepper Mill and Grinder (Single) (EPEM001)
These Eparé electric mills are battery-operated and have a light. Best thing is you only need to use one hand to grind the salt and pepper. Secret tip: I buy the Costco ones to fill these Eparé gadgets up with. Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To COUSCOUS Pot - The Cous Cous Pot
This isn’t the exact pot I have because I brought mine back from France and I can’t find it online for the life of me. But since people have been asking me where to get one – this one gets great reviews and isn’t very expensive ($16.99). Another alternative is to simply find a steamer that only has holes on the bottom portion of the steaming basket. Here is a link to the pot on Amazon. Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To Tupperware – Pyrex
I have three or four SETS of Pyrex tupperware at home. The bowls are AWESOME because you can use them as mixing bowls and then also use them to store food in the fridge. Plus they are made of glass (research shows toxic chemicals can enter your body through the use of plastics) Here is the link to the bowls on Amazon. Click HERE for the full specs. Price: $26.40 for 8 larger bowls with lids
I also have the smaller set (by smaller I mean smaller bowls) - especially if you have young children – for leftovers and smaller items like sauces. Here is the link to the set on Amazon. Click HERE for the full specs. Price: $47.95 for a set of 18 round containers with lids.
Malika’s Go-To Garlic Press – OXO Steel Garlic Press
I literally use this every single day. It’s pretty easy to clean and does a good job pressing even a few garlic cloves at once. Price: $19.95 Here is the link to the garlic press on Amazon. Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To Salad Dressing Bottle – Salad Dressing Mixer Shaker Vinegar and Oil
This is the salad dressing bottle I use to mix my salad dressing quickly and easily. It’s super simple. If you want a link to my Mom’s French Vinaigrette Dressing recipe – Click HERE. Here is also a link to the bottle on Amazon. It’s $7.99 – Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To Squeeze Bottle – Kitchen Supply Squeeze Bottles: Set of 3, 8-oz
I love these squeeze bottles to put my dressing in after I’ve made it. I also store my soy sauce with these squeeze bottles and use them whenever I have a party and need to have an easy, clean way for people to add their sauce to their dish. Here is a link to the product on Amazon - it’s just $3.81 for a pack of 3 and they have several different size combinations to choose from. Click HERE for the full specs.
Malika’s Go-To Pyrex casserole dish – Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart Oblong Baking Dish, Clear
Malika’s Go-To Masher - World Kitchen 1094559 Stainless Steel Potato Masher
I use this masher to make my mashed potatoes. Just boil, drain water and mash right in the pot! Love it! Plus it’s cheap only $6.35 on Amazon.
Malika’s Go-To Olive Oil Sprayer - Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer
What I LOVE about this contraption is that you can use whatever oil you want to use. I can’t stand using PAM and other sprayers with who know what kind of chemicals in them. This way, I can put my favorite olive oil in the sprayer, pumped 10 times and you’re ready to spray! love love love!! It’s only $9.99 on Amazon. Full specs HERE.
Malika’s Go-To Large Stainless Steel Pot – Excelsteel 16 Quart Stainless Steel Stockpot With Encapsulated Base
My husband insists we use stainless steel because teflon can actually rub off and get into your food. I suppose that can be hazardous to your health? You can get this pot on Amazon for just $28.23. Full specs HERE.
Malika’s Go-To Large Stainless Steel Pan – Cuisinart 733-30H Chef’s Classic Stainless 5-1/2-Quart Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Cover
Malika’s Go-To Ramekins – Norpro 6 Piece Porcelain Ramekin Set