In the the Right Size Your Kitchen Video Series, I tell people to put all of their kitchen utensils on the other side of the house (or in the garage or someplace inconvenient) and leave them there for a week. Whatever you were willing to go get when you are cooking is a keeper. Whatever is left on the other side of the house after a week can be donated. Here are the basics:
My favorite spatula is the OXO Good Grip Silicone Spatula and it comes in a number of sizes and colors. This is the best spatula I have ever used.
The OXO Tongs have Nylon Tips to protect pan surfaces.
My Austrian has a MSG allergy, and most canned foods have MSG so we don’t keep them around. If you do, then check out this OXO Good Grips Can Opener.
The whisk may be one of my favorite kitchen tools. I made Pavlova using a whisk instead of a mixer once just to see if it could be done. Of COURSE it can be done – silly me! Here’s the OXO Good Grips Whisk and here’s a multi-colored one. Cool!
I like the Danesco Rotary Egg Beater and use mine quite a bit. I well remember this gadget from my youth and these are also widely available in antique stores.