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Q: I am moving from Europe to the US and have to leave a lot of my kitchen things behind. But now I get to go shopping in the US for all new shiny toys! What favorite and must-have kitchen tools and appliances should I get?

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Editor: I'm sorry you have to leave behind all your old kitchenware, but this still sounds like a fun predicament to be in! Here are a few thoughts:

The Kitchn's Guide to Essential Cookware
The Kitchn's Guide to Essential Prep Tools and Utensils
The Kitchn's Guide to Essential Cooking Tools and Utensils
10 Most Useful Kitchen Gadgets
Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a KitchenAid (Or Any Stand Mixer)

Readers, what do you think are the essentials for setting up a new kitchen?

Related: What Should Our First Meal in Our New Kitchen Be?

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