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Welcome to the Cooking the World resources section. Here you will find a list of the tools that I strongly recommend for cooking German food. I have tested every product on this page and many of them I have been using in everyday cooking for over 10 years. 

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

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Kitchen Essentials for Cooking German Food

Cookware

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# 1 PRESSURE COOKER

Fissler Presurre Cooker

If you are looking for cookware that reduces your cooking and clean-up time, this pressure cooker is the way to go. These appliances cook food in a fraction of the time by using pressure and moisture making sure that your stew or roast is extremely juicy and tender.

Advantages in overview:
➡ real timesaver
➡ suitable for all types of cookers: electric, gas, ceramic and induction cooker
➡ made of stainless steel
➡ the special superthermic base of the roasting pan has been made so that the heat is evenly distributed
➡ made in Germany

utensils solidGood for cooking

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# 1 COOKING POTS

Fissler Original-Profi Collection

The only 5 pots that you will ever need in the kitchen for everyday cooking. We have been using our pots for over 12 years now and we cannot recommend them enough.

Advantages in overview:
➡ 5 stainless steel cooking pots: 3 pans, 1 stewing pan, 1 saucepan
➡ suitable for all types of cookers: electric, gas, ceramic and induction cooker
➡ the large cold metal handles provide a comfortable grip temperature during cooking
➡ an integrated measuring scale
➡ an extra wide pouring rim guarantees easy, precise and spill-free pouring of liquids
➡ made in Germany

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# 1 HIGH COOKING POTS

Fissler Original-Profi Collection High Pot

Do you have family & friends coming over from time to time and take-away pizza isn’t going to cut it? You need this large pot! This pot is huge enough to create all German comfort food like goulash, all kinds of stews, or chicken soup.

Advantages in overview:
➡ Large handy cold-metal handle
➡ suitable for all types of cookers: electric, gas, ceramic and induction cooker
➡ an integrated measuring scale
➡ an extra wide pouring rim guarantees easy, precise and spill-free pouring of liquids
➡ made in Germany

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# 1 DUTCH OVEN

Fissler Original-Profi Collection Dutch Oven

Do you know why dutch ovens are so popular? Because they make a huge difference in the kitchen! They are perfect for stews, soups, roasts but also pastas, risottos and even bread!

Advantages in overview:
➡ Replaces regular pot, a saucepan, and even a casserole
➡ Perfect for browning, simmering and braising
➡ Thanks to uniform heat circulation cooks food evenly without the need for constant surveillance
➡ All the flavors stay in the pot thanks to a heavy lid
➡ Made in Germany

Pans

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# 1 NON-STICK PANS

Fissler Adamant Comfort Fry Pan Set

The only 2 pans that you will ever need in the kitchen for everyday cooking. We have been using our pans for over 2 years now and are very happy with them.

Advantages in overview:
➡ Non-Stick Pan Fry Set 9.5″ and 11″
➡ Suitable for all types of stovetops
➡ Highly scratch-resistant
➡ Energy-efficient Fissler Cookstar base for optimal heat distribution
➡ 
Laser engraved measurement markers
➡ High rim ensures comfortable stirring and turning without spills
➡ Made in Germany

Knives & Cutters

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# 1 POTATO MASHER

Victorinox Vegetable Peeler

More than 15 years in our drawer! And you know how much I am peeling… 😉

Advantages in overview:
➡ Removes only the thinnest layer of peel
➡ Dishwasher safe

➡ Ergonomic handle
➡ Lightweight

➡ Made in Switzerland

Kitchen Utensils

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# 1 POTATO MASHER

WMF Profi Plus Potato Masher

If you like to cook you need reliable kitchen aids. And although there are plenty of different ways of serving potatoes in Germany, mash potatoes remain one of the favorites!

Advantages in overview:
➡ Rustproof & stainless steel
➡ For extra fluffy potato mash!
➡ Dishwasher-safe
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 POTATO RICER

Sopito Potato Ricer

This is a blessing! If you are a fan of German potato dumplings you need a proper potato ricer. This one creates a perfect mash for those!

Advantages in overview:
➡ Stainless steel & rust-proof
➡ With this press you can quickly and comfortably create  smooth and lump-free purée
➡ ideal for potato dumplings
The extended handle ensures easy leverage so you never hurt when mashing
➡ Also suitable for mashing cooked apples and vegetables such as carrots, cauliflowers, yams, tomatoes and more.
➡ Ideal for homemade baby food
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 WHISK

WMF Flexi Whisk Profi Plus Cromargan with Sliding Ring

Perfect for whisking eggs for omelets and scrambled eggs as well as lump-free sauces, gravies and dressings! For over 10 years in our kitchen!

Advantages in overview:
➡ Heat-resistant up to 270°C
➡ Stainless steel
➡ Dishwasher safe
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 MIXING BOWLS

WMF Mixing Bowl

From blending ingredients and mixing sauces to marinating vegetables and meat – this bowl is practical for everything: cooking, baking, mixing and kneading!

Advantages in overview:
➡ Drip-free rim with pouring spout
➡ Non-slip silicone base
➡ Crafted from robust, sleek stainless steel 18/10, for exceptional durability and hygiene
➡ Rustproof, neutral in taste, acid-resistant colorfast, and easy to care for
➡ Dishwasher-safe
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 SALAD SPINNER

Rösle Salad Spinner with Glas Lid 9.5"

Brilliant spinner. Knocks the plastic ones out of the park.

Advantages in overview:
➡ For drying and storing salads!
➡ The bowl can be conveniently held with one hand when using the spinner

➡ Non-slip base
➡ Dishwasher-safe
➡ 10 years warranty
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 DOUGH CUTTER

Fissler Original-Profi Collection

Ideal for scraping dough, cream and sauces from bowls and pans! Because it is heat resistant I use it in the kitchen every day for making my breakfast porridge! 

Advantages in overview:
➡ Stainless steel 18/10
➡ The front end is crafted from high-quality silicone, ensuring heat resistance up to 200°C (392°F)
➡ Dishwasher-safe
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 DOUGH SCRAPER

WMF Profi Plus Dough Scraper

That’s the smaller version of the dough cutter introduced above.

Advantages in overview:
➡ Stainless steel 18/10
➡ The front end is crafted from high-quality silicone, ensuring heat resistance up to 200°C (392°F)
➡ Dishwasher-safe
➡ Made in Germany

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# 1 TOASTER

Zwilling Long Slot Toaster - 4 Slices

For toasting long slices of rye bread – and not only!

Advantages in overview:
➡ 2 long slots for German rye bread or 4 slices of toast bread
➡ 4 separate heating elements and balanced heat distribution ensure that every slice of bread is evenly toasted on both sides, even after repeated toasting

➡ Removable crumb tray
➡ Automatic adjustment of the roasting time 
➡ 3 automatic programs: defrosting, warming up and bagel
➡ 7 browning control settings
➡ Safety function with automatic shut-off prevents burnt toast
➡ Cool touch exterior
➡ made in Germany

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# 1 POTATO MASHER

Potato Masher

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