It’s no secret that we love good food around here. We’re honored to share our family recipes with you daily, and we get equally giddy at the thought of creating something new and unique for you to try. Good cooking runs in the family at Zweigle’s, which means we’ve of course picked up a few tips over the years to make the process even easier and more enjoyable for you and your family. No chef is complete without his kitchen, so check out a few of our favorite kitchen essentials, and get ready to cook with us!

  1. Griddle Pan

Here at Zweigle’s, a good grill-griddle is a must. While some may not view this as an absolute kitchen essential, we think this pan is so versatile it belongs in almost every chef’s cupboard. Whether you’re grilling paninis, cooking up one of our mouthwatering, All Natural Chicken Sausage varieties, or simply making some pancakes, we’re confident you’ll get your money’s worth with this versatile item.

Pro Tip: Invest in a cast iron griddle-grill, and it’ll last you for years! Cast iron is naturally non-stick too, which makes it all the more convenient.

  1. Garlic Press

Everybody loves a bit of garlic, right? Unfortunately though, the small size of the cloves can sometimes be difficult to handle. If you find yourself dreading the chopping, dicing, and mincing of this flavorful food, a garlic press needs to be on your list.

  1. Knife Sharpener

A beautiful, efficient knife set is often the apple of any true chef’s eye. However, what good is that set without a knife sharpener to complete it? Nobody wants dull knives, and keeping your set sharp is the perfect way to make sure they age wonderfully and last for years to come.

  1. Tongs

A nice pair of tongs is a necessity for any kitchen. Whether you’re grilling veggies, cooking the perfect PopOpen®, etc., this item is sure to become a complete kitchen essential in no time. Make sure to pick up a pair with silicone tips though, which will protect your pans from any potential scratching!

  1. Splatter Guard

We admit it. We don’t know that many people who stock splatter guards in their kitchens. In fact, some people wouldn’t even recognize what these nifty devices are really designed for. That being said, we love efficiency around here. We’re busy, you’re busy, everyone’s busy. So why not keep things as clean as possible and simplify cleanup? You can thank us later, when there’s minimal hot oil, sauce, etc. coated all over your stove, all thanks to your new splatter guard!

Every chef and every kitchen is different. That’s why we want to know what YOUR kitchen essentials are! We’ve of course only listed a few of our favorite tools for the kitchen, so add to the conversation and let us know your favorites, too.