6 Best Utensil Sets for Every Kitchen
We rounded up the best silicone, wood and stainless-steel sets.
Our Top Utensil Set Picks:
- Best Splurge: OXO Good Grips 15-Piece Kitchen Tool Set
- Best Stainless Steel: Asani 25-Piece Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set
- Best Wood Set: Ruffoni 6-Piece Olivewood Tool Set
- Best for Basics: Anolon SureGrip Nonstick Utensil Kitchen Cooking Tools Set
- Most Aesthetic Set: Mibote 17-Piece Silicone Cooking Kitchen Utensils Set with Holder
- Most Comprehensive Set: Home Hero 25 Kitchen Utensil Set
No kitchen is set without your basic utensils. Whether you're frying a quick egg for breakfast, whipping up a batch of brownies or cooking a complete Thanksgiving meal, these classic utensils, including spatulas, tongs, potato mashers and more, are essential. There are a lot of options, though, and deciding which set is best for you can feel daunting.
What to Consider When Buying a Utensil Set
When buying a kitchen utensil set, you want to start by considering your cookware. If you're cooking with nonstick cookware, silicone and wood utensils are a great option. For easy cleanup, we recommend silicone, and for a stronger utensil that will scrape food with ease, wood is a great option.
You also want to think about what all you need. Some sets come with everything from ice cream scoops and cheese graters to bottle openers and pizza cutters. Others include your basic spatulas and spoons. Whether you need a complete overhaul of gear or just need a few upgrades can help determine which set is right for you.
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A more seasoned chef will appreciate this quality set, which comes with a sturdy and stylish stainless-steel holder. You'll get a meat tenderizer, balloon whisk and swivel peeler along with the classics in this 15-piece set, all of which (aside from the can opener) are dishwasher safe.
For a more comprehensive set that will get any college student or new homeowner's kitchen ready, this 25-piece set has it all. You'll get measuring cups and spoons, a wine opener, cheese grater, pizza cutter, ice cream spoon and a potato masher along with classics like spoon ladles, turners and spatulas.
Never underestimate the need for a good set of wooden utensils. You can tackle any kitchen project without worrying about ruining the finish of your cookware, and the finish on the wood protects the utensils from food damage. Aside from having exceptional quality, this set will look great displayed on your countertop.
For a basic set, this 6-piece assortment of spatulas and spoons are a great way to refresh your cooking gear. They are heat safe up to 450 degrees F, and the nonstick finishes make them safe to use when cooking with stainless steel or nonstick cookware. All pieces are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, making for safe and easy cleaning and cooking.
Coming in six different color options, this complete cooking set is perfect for anyone trying to stick with a design aesthetic in their home. The 17-piece set includes silicone tongs, spatulas, a soup ladle, pasta server, slotted spoon, a cheese grater and more. Plus, you can keep everything organized in a matching holder. If you're looking to get set with all the basics, this is a great set to get you started.
This set is another great option in you're starting from scratch or looking to completely refresh your gear. You'll be set with a peeler, spoon, ladle, grater, kitchen shears, whisk, bottle opener, can opener, measuring cups and spoons and more. You have a choice of three colors, making them a fit for any kitchen.