Fancy cookware or kitchen tools aren't necessary to cook great food. They can, however, make your life a whole lot easier. Here are a dozen of my favorite online stores for kitchenware, in no particular order. So whether you're looking for a chef's knife or a cherry pitter or that whatchamacallit that does that thing, look here first. These shops often have sales, so check around for the best price.
Huge selection of all major brands. Carries cookware, cutlery, tools, appliances, cookbooks, and more. Also has a wedding registry. Website has a very handy interactive selection guide that helps narrow your search for cookware and cutlery. 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Chef's has a wide assortment of kitchen tools, cookware, and bakeware. They carry all the major brands. They also have a good selection of small appliances. Chef's offers a 100% guarantee on all their products.
Yes, the Food Network has their very own website devoted to selling the best in culinary products. You will find every piece of cookware or kitchen tool you need here, in all of the major brands. There prices are actually quite reasonable and they often have sales. You will also find the signature cookware lines of many of the food personalities on the Food Network such as Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Giada de Laurentiis, Mario Batali, Ted Allen, Nigella Lawson, Tyler Florence, Rachael Ray,Duff Goldman, Paula Deen, and Guy Fieri.
Epicurious, the recipe website, has a wonderful online kitchen store full of all the cooking essentials from high-end manufacturers - All-Clad, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Wusthof, Vitamix, Le Creuset, Viking, and Waring.
Check out the tab 'Epicurious Picks' for great recommendations on some of the coolest tools and appliances for your kitchen.
OpenSky is a new kind of shopping experience. The company tailors product recommendations to each customer making it personal and unique. They have a wide selection of cooking tools and gourmet foods recommended to you by celebrity foodies like Bobby Flay, Ming Tsai, and Tom Colicchio. Products are constantly changing and the free membership gives you the sense that you are part of a private club.
Wonderful handcrafted kitchen tools and items made in the USA. This little factory in Tennessee has been making fine old-fashioned metalcrafted products since 1819. You will find useful kitchen tools that are a dream to use and will last a lifetime. Flour sifters, chestnut roasters, popcorn poppers, colanders, cookie sheets, baking pans, and much more can be found here - including a range of copper items.
A Cook's Wares has a huge selection of cookware and tools. They will have a lot of good brands that are hard to find elsewhere. Reasonable prices and great customer service. A Cook's Wares is focused on making cooking easier and fun, without all the hype. Highly recommended!
Huge selection of tool, kitchen appliances, cookware and bakeware. What I like about Cutlery and More is their great selection within each category. For example, if you're looking for a whisk, you can find almost 50 different whisks to choose from. If you are a picky shopper like I am, options are good.
If you need baking supplies or tools, The Baker's Catalogue is sure to have what you need. Top quality tools and great ingredients are what they sell with lots of personal service. They are a Vermont company and home to King Arthur Flour, one of favorite brands.
At Williams-Sonoma you will find a good selection of kitchen tools and cookware. They seem to focus on the entertaining aspect of cooking, so you'll find a nice selection of dinnerware, serving platters, and utensils. You can also find some delicious specialty foods here, although they tend to be overpriced. Williams-Sonoma has several stores across the country, so look for one in your city.
J.B. Prince is geared towards restaurants and professional chefs, but they will also sell to individuals. This is a good place to shop for tools and knives. If J.B. Prince doesn't have it, it's probably not available anywhere. I wouldn't recommend buying cookware here. Most of it is professional grade and more expensive than you can find elsewhere. Check out their selection of gift ideas. The creme-brulee set or the pastry set are unique but affordable gifts for your favorite cook.
Grills Direct is a great place to find grills and smokers. They sell all the best brands like Weber, Vermont Castings, KitchenAid, Thermador, and more. Grills Direct also has turkey fryers for cooking that holiday bird.