Home - May 9, 2024

My Current Kitchen Essentials

brighton butler kitchen essentials

After getting such good feedback from the Sunday fridge prep essentials blog post I shared recently, I thought it may be helpful to do one on my kitchen essentials. Since having kids, I find myself relying on certain kitchen items more than ever.

For instance, we use this air fryer almost every day. Between cooking their favorite chicken nuggets and air frying veggies for us all to eat, it’s been a game changer. Don’t forget these liners if you order one for yourself.

A few other essentials I use every single day include these mixing bowls, this vegetable slicer, and my favorite glass food storage containers. (It’s been a journey to switch from my old plastic storage containers but honestly, so worth it.)

I’ve linked everything I rely on in the kitchen below and you can see even more of the kitchen items I love in my Amazon shop too!


Set of 5 Mixing Bowls

Love this set of stainless steel mixing bowls. They come with airtight seals so you can also store food in here, which I do way more than I thought I would.


Glass Food Storage Containers

I use these for all sorts of food prep. I love that they’re all the same size, so they stack well in the fridge.


Cooking Utensils Set

As far as kitchen utensils go, this set may be the prettiest I’ve seen. Love the khaki color. Plus, the non-stick silicone is super easy to use no matter what we’re making.


Vegetable Slicer

I know it may seem like just another thing to have to wash, but I absolutely love using this when I’m doing a lot of extra chopping. It helps the process go by much quicker!


Silicone Baking Mat

We use these silicone baking mats constantly. I love that they don’t require parchment paper or cooking spray. They’re also super easy to clean.


Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

I use this cast iron skillet way more than I thought I would. It’s easily become my go-to cooking pan. Love that there are no coatings or chemicals on it.


Cutting Board Mats

While I love the way a wood cutting board looks, these are way more practical. They’re super easy to wipe down or throw in the dishwasher.


Silicone Oven Mitts

If you need a classic oven mitt, I highly recommend this one. The grip is great and I love the almond color.


Air Fryer Paper Liners

I use these with my COSORI air fryer. They make cleanup sooo much easier and keep our food from sticking to the air fryer too.


COSORI Air Fryer Pro Smart

Obsessed would be an understatement. We use this air fryer literally every day. It’s been a lifesaver for quick and easy meals for the kids — and I use it to make us veggies all of the time.