6 Kitchen Tools Everyone Should Have in Their Kitchen by 30
You already have some decent pots and a chef's knife. Now, meet the next-level items that might just become your new favorites.
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Copper pots can cost a fortune; but copper bowls, which aren't as thick, are more reasonably priced (a basic one is about $40) and will up your baking game, says Erin Byers Murray, author of A Colander, Cake Stand, and My Grandfather's Iron Skillet: Today's Top Chefs on the Stories and Recipes Behind Their Most Treasured Kitchen Tools
. She loves having one of these shiny containers in her arsenal, and not just because it looks terrific hanging from its thumb hook on her kitchen wall. A chemical reaction takes place when you beat egg whites in a copper bowl, resulting in fluffier, glossier whites that, in turn, create lighter cakes.