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.
Hayneedle is a fantastic store for finding great deals on kitchen appliances, cookware, gadgets and tools! I love the huge selection and great prices. You will find all the big name brands here - KitchenAid, Cuisinart, Waring Pro, Vita Mix, Le Creuset, Nordic Ware, Calphalon, All-Clad, Wusthof, Shun, Global, and tons more.
Be sure to check out their Sale & Clearance section for huge discounts on name brand kitchen gear!
I'm a huge fan of Food52, a foodie website created by journalists Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs in 2009. Recently they have made the foray into the retail business with their Provisions by Food52 shop, a gourmet food and kitchen store.
I love looking through the website. They have a wonderful selection of absolutely gorgeous cookware (seriously, they are true works of art) - all carefully chosen and tested by the staff. The prices are generally very reasonable. Many of the items are exclusive to Food52 and the photography is outstanding. Provisions is definitely a foodie paradise!
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.
Sur la Table only sells the highest quality tools and cookware to equip your kitchen. It's a wonderful experience to wander through one of their stores with all the pretty toys to play in the kitchen with. By comparison, the Sur la Table website has an even huger selection with tons of name brand things for your kitchen. Free shipping on any orders over $59 - a great deal considering how heavy most kitchen purchases are.
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.