In no particular order then, here's my list
- The electric kettle - not just for the never ending cups of tea, but also for boiling water for gravy granules and instant custard, and for pans of pasta and veg, where it's more efficient to boil the water in the kettle than in the pan [Sainsburys]
- My 3pint stainless steel pan - this size is the one we seem to use most out of our set [T304 ProCook Stainless Steel Pan Set]
- The 15cm Sabatier knife which we've had forever, Bob keeps it wonderfully sharp. It is brilliant for preparing meat and veg.
- My 1pint Pyrex jug - it goes in the oven and microwave, and the markings are clear. The handle is easy to hold - and it will nest with my smaller and larger jugs.
- My Good Grips potato peeler. I like my GG peelers more than any others I have ever owned - I have one at Cornerstones too.
- My 30cm Jamie Oliver Tefal Frying Pan - large, efficient nonstick with deep rounded sides. Excellent for preparing Saturday Morning's "Full English" - and ideal for pancakes, stirfries, shakshuka, risotto...
- My small 15x25cm IKEA chopping board. Big enough for almost all my preparation tasks, it dishwashes beautifully, and can double up as a small serving board for cheese, paté, crackers etc.
- The Fiskars Kitchen scissors - I've had these since 1977 - great for opening packets, trimming bacon, cutting wedges of pizza, snipping herbs [when collecting from the garden, or chopping them in a mug before adding to a recipe]
- The Braun Minipimer Blender - soups, sauces, smoothies, salsas, pancakes, pestos, purees - and so often these recipes are using up leftovers.
- Bob - my kitchen would be incomplete without him...his amazing cooking skills, his ability to suggest that final seasoning or ingredient which makes a dish even better, his willingness to help preparing and clearing up, his humour, his love and his enthusiasm, his encouragement when I have [frequent] disasters, and his genuine appreciation for my efforts.
What would be on your Kitchen Top Ten List?