We've Determined the 5 Most-Useful Kitchen Tools — And They're Currently On Sale at Sur La Table!

These essential kitchen tools are 30% off when you buy five.

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August 20, 2019
By: Allison Russo
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When it comes to shopping for kitchenware, option fatigue is common — trust us! There are so many variations of products (in different sizes and slightly different styles) that knowing what is actually essential seems nearly impossible. Recently, the Food Network Kitchen took a closer look at what's out there and narrowed your must-have list down to a handful of items.

If you don't know where to start on that list, let us help you out. At the very least, you should own and use these five items below, and, lucky for you, they are all currently on sale at Sur La Table. Right now, the retailer is running a Cooks’ Tools Sale, which means if you buy five of Sur La Table’s branded utensils, you’ll get 30% off.

It's the perfect opportunity to make sure your kitchen is properly stocked. Shop away!

BUY IT: Sur La Table, $16.80 (reg. $24)

We recommend buying a locking pair of tongs, so they’ll fit neatly into your kitchen drawer without the option of popping open. We love these silicone-tipped ones because they are safe to use on any type of cookware, whether you’re flipping a pork chop or tossing a garden salad.

BUT IT: Sur La Table, $11.20 (reg. $16)

Balloon whisks are a bit larger, which make them perfect for powerfully whipping just about anything: scrambled eggs, airy meringue or fluffy pancake batter. This one is made with durable stainless steel and is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

BUY IT: Sur La Table, $15.40 (reg. $22)

A slotted spoon is a must-have for lifting food out of liquid, whether you’re removing dumplings from boiling water or tempura veggies out of hot oil. One reviewer writes that she uses this spoon for removing ground beef from a frying pan. “The grease stays in the pan and only the beef makes it to the plate. It’s well built and easy to wash.”

BUY IT: Sur La Table, $14 (reg. $20)

Thin metal spatulas are often called fish turners (like this one!) because they’re perfect for flipping delicate, flaky foods like scallops and filets. We also love to pull this tool out anytime we need to get underneath stuck foods like brownies or cookies. One five-star review calls it a, “New go-to piece of equipment,” thanks to the ergonomic handle and angled edge.

BUY IT: Sur La Table, $7.70 (reg. $11)

When it comes to getting all the batter out of the mixing bowl (though we don’t discourage licking it!), there’s nothing better than a rubber spatula. This set includes two differently sized spatulas, perfect for everything from scraping peanut butter jars to folding cake batter.

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