The kitchen tools and gadgets I use to make everything on Maria Makes.
The Big Guys
Once upon a time, I mentioned to ZB that I wanted a hot pink Kitchenaid Mixer. And a few years ago for Christmas, he surprised me with this bad boy!
FAVORITE USES: general baking, homemade bread, shredding chicken, mashing potatoes, whipped cream
Perhaps the most talked about kitchen gadget of the last few years -- the hype is real. I haven't used my crock pot once since I got this! Mine is the 6-quart one.
FAVORITE USES: anything you'd usually cook low and slow (barbacoa, pulled pork, carnitas), steamed baby potatoes, hard boiled eggs, soups
CUISINART FOOD PROCESSOR
My food processor is HUGE and I love it so much! I use it at least once a week.
FAVORITE USES: energy balls, nut butters, banana "nice cream," shredding zucchini and other veggies
NUWAVE BRIO AIR FRYER
This bad boy was a Christmas gift from my godparents and we love it! It has replaced our toaster oven and makes everything so crispy.
FAVORITE USES: roasted veggies (especially cauliflower and shredded brussels sprouts), reheating leftovers (pizza!), toast, chicken wings, Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocci
Anova Precision Cooker (Sous Vide)
I’m still learning how to sous vide, but I will say, this gadget is responsible for transforming a basic venison roast into succulent prime-rib-like steak.
FAVORITE USES: meat. period.
The Little Guys
I got my spiralizer back in 2010 before it was all the rage! I've had the same one ever since, even though I accidentally melted the little suction feet on my stove :( It appears they have since UPDATED the model and added more blades, woohoo!
FAVORITE USES: zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, cucumber noodles, curly fries
KITCHENAID Immersion Blender
I bought my immersion blender on sale at a department store and I think it was only like $25!? Mine is this Kitchenaid model and I love it!
FAVORITE USES: blending soups and sauces, homemade ranch, homemade mayonnaise, any salad dressing, blending coconut milk