10 Things You Need for Your Kosher Kitchen
These fun and useful products make cooking in a kosher kitchen easier than ever.
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Get inspired to bake something new in your kosher kitchen with the help of this cookbook. It’s full of over 30 recipes that put a modern twist on traditional Jewish desserts, like apricot fig stuffed challah and dark chocolate, peanut butter and sea salt babka.
Why it made our list: The cookbook’s author, Amy Kritzer, shares sweet stories throughout about baking with her bubbe, which are sure to bring back old memories of your own and inspire you to make some new ones.
When cooking kosher, it’s important to keep your utensils separated between meat, dairy and parve. This set of versatile spatulas and spoons makes it easy, since they’re color-coded and clearly marked by name.
Why it made our list: In addition to being clearly marked (so no stickers are necessary), this set is available in three separate color options so you can outfit a whole kitchen or replace just what you need.
Kosher salt is an absolute pantry essential, so make sure you’re always fully stocked by stowing away this bulk box. The salt inside is hand-harvested from Netarts Bay in Oregon and adds a distinct, delicate flavor to any dish.
Why it made our list: We love that this salt is a step above your everyday kosher salt, so it feels like a treat every time you use it.
(Need a nosh in between meals? Try these kosher snacks.)
Every kitchen needs a high-quality spatula, and this one does the trick and then some. It uses a heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe beechwood handle and red silicone that’s clearly labeled for meat so you can easily avoid any mix-ups.
Why it made our list: The ergonomic, textured handle on this spatula makes it easier to control than traditional spatulas.
Cleanup is a breeze when you use these microfiber cloths. They dry quickly without leaving behind any streaks or messes, and you can use them again and again, unlike paper towels. Plus, they come in three colors so keeping kosher is easy.
Why it made our list: An easy way to become more eco-friendly in the kitchen is swapping out paper towels or napkins for reusable, durable cloths like these.
Who says you can’t have fun in a kosher kitchen? This punny apron celebrates a love for lox, while also helping you keep yourself clean when cooking or baking gets a little messy.
Why it made our list: This apron makes a great gift, either as a treat for yourself or as a housewarming gift for friends or family.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell what’s what in the freezer or at a potluck. These stickers make it easy by displaying the package’s contents in an easy-to-read format. And since they’re oven-, freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe, they won’t fall off anytime soon.
Why it made our list: Not only do these labels come in a red color and read “meat” on the side, but they also come with an illustration of a cow for anyone who has visual difficulties or may otherwise get confused.
If you’re still using plain sponges to clean the kitchen, allow us to introduce you to something new: Sud-Zee Scrubbers. They have a built-in container for soap at the top, so simply press down to release soap into your pan and scrub away, all with one hand.
Why it made our list: Prevent cleaning mix-ups by opting for these color-coordinated scrubbers, so it’s easy to keep the meat, dairy and parve pans separate.
Even the most minimalist cook will appreciate this cheeky dishcloth featuring favorite Jewish delicacies like challah, knish and matzo ball soup, of course. It makes an amazing gift, whether it’s a special birthday, holiday, or housewarming.
Why it made our list: This tea towel is screen printed by hand in Utah, so it’s a good opportunity to support a small business.
Gone are the days of having to mark foods with paints, markers, or tape. These keyrings make it easy to keep pans, utensils and cutlery clearly labeled, and since they’re heat-resistant, you can affix them to pans without them melting in the oven.
Why it made our list: These keyrings are dishwasher-safe, too, so cleaning them is effortless.