Mariposa's Kitchen

Over the years I have tried different tools, utensils, and brands. I will be sharing my faves here along with a link to Amazon or other company. Heads up, that may lead to a small commision and helps keep the ads at a minimum.

Thanks! 

~Mariposa’s Kitchen

If I can’t find it locally I use Amazon Prime. I will also have a recipe book available by way of Prime in the near future. 

Cast Iron Skillets

Don’t be intimidated by “rusty” reviews.

A properly cared for cast-iron skillet will last for generations. I have several from different brands. I even have one from HEB which I found on clearance one day. This set from Amazon comes with a 12″, 10.25″, and an 8″ skillet. It is a good starter set and comes pre-seasoned.  

Along with the recent skillets, I also have one passed down from my grandparents. It is in great shape and I will pass it down to my daughter. What a great thought!

 Pros:

  • Long Lasting – like 100 years.
  • Adds iron to your diet
  • Great heat retention
  • Best for searing 
  • Easy to clean
  • Can go from cooktop to oven or camp fire
  • Affordable

 Cons:

  • Heavier than normal skillets
  • Recommended to clean right after use
  • takes a bit longer to heat up.

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Pastry Cutters

I probably use this tool more than any other in my kitchen. Now it comes in colors! 

I use this for cutting cold butter and mixing my lard into the masa for tortillas. It has other listed uses but, I have not tried it for chopping herbs or any of the other listed possibilities. 

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Farberware Electric Can Opener

Second only to the pastry cutter, this can opener is used very often. It does use batteries and for me, they last about a year. It did take me a couple of tries before I figured out how to attach it to the can. Am I the only one who struggles with can openers?

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