Fancy cookware or kitchen tools aren't necessary to cook great food. They can, however, make your life a whole lot easier. Here is a list 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!
If you need a serious blender, Blendtec is the way to go. Powerful machines that do dozens of jobs in the kitchen, they are very well made and will last for years.
Michael Ruhlman is a well known food writer that has created a very nice kitchen shop that contains beautiful cooking tools, many of his design.
His offset spoons are very handy for cooking on the stove and the perforated egg spoon is perfect for poached eggs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you like modern design, check out Posh365. They have some very sleek, functional kitchen tools that are also very beautiful. Cool designs for your kitchenware as well as your dining room area.