I’ve been wanting to write a series of posts about my favorite kitchen items for some time now but never got around to it. Then the other day I was approached by the nice people at Challenge Butter (the butter with the elk on the box) asking if I’d like a package of their products. Considering their butter is a product I already use, I figured why not.
Well, I received the package and not only did they give me coupons for free butter (some for me and some for you!), they also sent me OXO and Spice Islands products. Since most of you have never been to my apartment, you don’t know how much I love OXO, especially their cookie scoops, whisks, and storage containers.
The whisks and cookie scoops are padded (and I think ergonomically designed) so when I scoop five dozen cookies from dough that chilled overnight, my hands don’t cramp up. I even have three sizes of the scoop–I use one for small cookies, one for larger cookies, and one for cupcakes. But my favorite product of theirs by far is the storage containers. I have six. And I labeled each one with my label maker because I’m a dork like that. (You would do that too if you had three different kinds of flour in your kitchen in clear containers.) Here, take a look:
(My galley kitchen is so small that I had to add a microwave cart for extra storage.) Now, why I love the containers:
- They’re clear, so you can easily see what is in each container.
- They’re airtight and the lid comes off with a push of a button (literally). I used to have containers that would cause my kitchen to be covered in flour every time I opened the container; these don’t do that.
- They’re stackable which is great for people like me with limited kitchen space.
- They’re more than wide enough to put a large scoop in, so you don’t have to spoon flour into the measuring cup.
What are some of your favorite kitchen tools? What can you not live without? And finally, want a free box of butter? Leave a comment below by midnight EST on Sunday, November 22, 2009 and you will be entered for a chance to win one of three coupons good for a free box of Challenge Butter. U.S. residents only please.
Next in the series: My favorite mixing bowls.
And in super exciting news, Rachel of Coconut & Lime wrote a cookbook called The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook and it’s available for pre-order on Amazon now!