While I like nearly all of the things in my kitchen—from my trusty baking sheets to my favorite spatula—there are some things in my kitchen that I love more than others. Most of these things are, yes, practical, but others just make me happy. They’re the gadgets and cookware that bring extra joy to my kitchen, that make brewing coffee on a groggy Monday morning or cooking a weeknight dinner when I’m absolutely exhausted a bit more exciting. They’re the things that, if they broke tomorrow, I would replace without hesitation.
What makes someone the happiest is, of course, totally personal. And I’m sure my top five tools in this category wouldn’t look the same as yours. But that’s kind of the beauty of it, right? That there are so many kitchen tools that not only do their job well, but also make it that much more fun to cook.
Here are my top five (okay, technically six) things in my kitchen that bring me the most joy: