6 of Ina Garten’s Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

updated Nov 21, 2023
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Ina Garten Headshot and pepper mill
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As part of her life’s mission to help you Cook Like a Pro, Ina Garten wants to make sure you’re equipped with all of the right tools to get the job done. Superfans probably already know this (raise your hand if you’re one of them), but Ina has a secret page on the Barefoot Contessa website that links out to all of her go-to kitchen gear, ingredients, and equipment that she herself uses on the daily. She’s also not afraid to name-drop her favorites when it’s appropriate. So what are some of the kitchen essentials that Ina swears by? From the dreamiest knife around and the peeler to end all peelers to the small kitchen appliances guaranteed to help make your meals Ina-worthy, we rounded up six of Ina Garten’s go-to kitchen tools for you below. Who knows, they might even end up becoming one of your all-time favorites, too!

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There are no smoke and mirrors when it comes to Ina's beloved pepper grinder. “My pepper mill is called PepperMate and it’s the best,” she wrote on Instagram in response to a follower’s question after she posted a video showing how she makes croutons). We love that it has a nice big opening for loading, the fact that it holds more peppercorns than other mills, and that the crank is easy to turn.

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Williams Sonoma

Ina firmly believes that the key to great home cooking starts with a "good knife." But what does she consider to be a "good" knife? We asked and Ina answered. She swears by Wüsthof's classic chef's knife and says the brand is worth the investment.

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: Ina's favorite vegetable peeler is just $10. Yes, 10 (!!!) dollars. There's no vegetable peeler that gets the job done better than the simple yet effective Kuhn Rikon Straight Peeler. Right now, you can score three of these bad boys for just $30 on QVC!

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When Ina needs to get her blend on (to make celebratory frozen daiquiris, butternut squash soup, and much more), she turns to this beauty from Waring. The old-school glass container screams high quality and performance. And would you expect anything less from Ina?

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Of course, every good knife needs a good knife sharpener! Ina recommends this heavy-duty, two-stage electric sharpener, which will leave your knives sharper than when you first bought them.

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Every kitchen needs a food processor, and Ina swears by her Cuisinart for making dips, sauces, crumbles, doughs, and more.

Do you have any of Ina’s favorite gear in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments below!