A good mechanic is only as good as his tools. If you are whipping it up in the kitchen in Texas there are a few things you need.

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Kitchen gadgets are anything that you use to cook in your kitchen that isn't permanently mounted. Everyone needs a sink, refrigerator, stove, and microwave.


You also need a good set of knives. They aren't gadgets IMO, but buying a good knife is a must for any home chef.

Mixing bowls, cutting boards, a good whisk, and serving spoons are also not on our list.

So Many Amazing Kitchen Gadgets To Choose From 

When I was putting together this list, someone suggested a mandoline slicer. I don't remember ever having one. I do have all of my fingertips though.


Kitchen gadgets take up valuable counter and drawer space, so not everyone has the same priorities. Nothing ends up on my kitchen counter by accident; it's always a big decision.

In Texas, there are just certain foods that we make at home that other people don't.

  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • Pecan Pie
  • Brisket
  • Chili
  • Pralines
  • Tamales
  • Frito Pie
  • Cowboy Caviar
  • Texas Hash

Many of these dishes require nothing more than an oven and a sharp knife. If you are looking to elevate those favorites, you might need a few more things.

See if you have all of these kitchen gadgets and tools in your house. These are the best of the best and not just taking up precious cabinet space.

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