A good digital scale is an essential tool for bakers or home charcuterie-makers. The OXO Food Scale comes with an easy-to-clean removable stainless steel weighing surface, great accuracy and precision, and a pull-out backlit display to make measuring simple, even for large or unwieldy items.
This wooden spoon from Le Creuset is the one you'll reach for time and again. It's gorgeous to look at, its flat front makes it great for scraping up fond or stirring vegetables, and its smooth, ergonomic grip makes using it a joy.
Proper seasoning is one of the most important parts of cooking, and if you're still using plain table salt from (heaven forbid!) a saltshaker, you're shooting yourself in the food. Using kosher salt from a salt cellar lets you feel exactly how much salt is getting into your food, whether it's a tiny pinch or a big ol' wallop.
Sous vide cooking—cooking foods in vacuum-sealed pouches in precisely controlled water baths—is no longer the exclusive preserve of fancy restaurant kitchens. The Anova is one of the best home water bath controllers on the market, with an easy-to-use interface, WiFi support, rock-solid construction, a sleek look, and an affordable price tag to boot.