What Kitchen Tools Do You Bring on Vacation?

What Kitchen Tools Do You Bring on Vacation?

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This summer I'm hoping to escape the city and take up residence in a little cottage by the sea for a week or two. Top of mind as I plot my getaway is my packing list. I'm not talking about my summer wardrobe — I'm talking about my kitchen tools.

My chef's knife is a given, but do I need my cast iron? What about my coffee grinder? Will the rental have a corkscrew? Or measuring cups and spoons? Help me out: Which tools are essential, and which should be left behind?

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Last year, I rented a little cabin in the woods for the entire month of January. Packing my clothes was easy: winter coat, snow boots, thick wool socks — check, check, check — but when it came to what to pack for what I suspected would not be a well-stocked kitchen, I wasn't sure what to bring.

So I brought it all: knives, measuring cups and spoons, pots and pans, my Vitamix (yes, really). There was barely room in the car for my dog.

Although I was glad to have my Vitamix, this time around, I'm hoping to do a better job. I want to know: What kitchen tools do you bring with you on vacation? Let me know in the comments and your response could be featured in an upcoming post!

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