About Us

Let’s start here:

I’m Abbie.

And I’m here to teach you everything I know about Kitchen Utensils.

Here you will find detailed articles on every utensil I use, bundled with short stories to make them come alive. Welcome to shortstorykitchen.com – the place for short story lovers and kitchen utensil fanatics alike!

We love talking about kitchen utensils, appliances, gadgets, and more. From wooden spoons to microwave ovens, short story kitchen has short stories for every item.

From long-forgotten utensils that are now making a comeback to more modern tools, shortstorykitchen.com has short guides for every kitchen utensil imaginable. Each short story is accompanied by an in-depth article about utensil, their uses, their types, and the best ones I’ve used throughout the years.

Our Vision

To make cooking and baking fun again.

We want to bring the stories behind kitchen utensils back into focus and remind everyone that there is a history, craftsmanship, and culture in every utensil they use.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring back the stories and craftsmanship of cooking, baking, and using kitchen utensils. We want to ensure everyone has access to information they can use while they cook and bake so that they can take pride in their cooking and feel knowledgeable about what they are doing.

That’s why we source detailed stories about every utensil and appliance we profile. We also work with chefs, experts, and foodies to provide the best possible kitchen tools.

If you love cooking or baking as much as we do, shortstorykitchen.com is here to help make your time in the kitchen a little more interesting!

The Team

Abigail Phillips

Abby is the founder of shortstorykitchen.com and loves sharing stories about her favorite kitchen tools.

Abigail PhillipsAbby is the founder of shortstorykitchen.com and loves sharing stories about her favorite kitchen tools.

She has been cooking for over 5 years and enjoys experimenting with different flavors and ingredients worldwide. In addition to her passion for cooking, Abbie loves to share her knowledge with others by writing about food entertainingly, making readers feel as if they are sitting around her kitchen table enjoying delicious meals.

As part of this mission, she frequently discusses utensils, kitchen tools, appliances, and gadgets that can help bring out the best in any dish.

I love making up stories about every utensil in my kitchen. When asked, I don’t just describe them; I tell a whole origin story about every one of them.

That shows how much I love my kitchen and every part of it. Here is where families can share their own short stories about the items in their kitchen.

A Short History Of Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen utensils have been used for centuries, and shortstorykitchen.com tells the stories of these tools and how they came about.

From simple wooden spoons to copper kettles, shortstorykitchen.com has a wealth of information about the history and evolution of these tools that make cooking fun and efficient.

The history of kitchen utensils is long, filled with practical and decorative items that have been used for centuries to prepare meals.

From the primitive stone tools used to grind grains and scoop up food to modern-day electric appliances and cookware, kitchen utensils have evolved to become more efficient.

The most kitchen utensil used for centuries is the knife. Knives were used to cut and prepare food and serve it.

The earliest knives were made of stone or animal bones and later progressed to bronze, iron, and steel.

Early knives had simple handles with no grip, but eventually, knife makers began adding ergonomic designs for better grip and comfort.

Spoons are another ancient tool used for centuries to eat and prepare food.

Early versions were made of wood or animal bones, with later ones using metal materials like bronze, copper, and iron.

Spoons evolved into ladles, serving spoons, and soup spoons as the material got lighter and more durable.

Modern kitchen utensils have become even more advanced with the introduction of new materials like plastic, silicone, and stainless steel.

These materials have allowed for more efficient kitchen tools like blenders, food processors, and microwaves.

Additionally, there are now a wide variety of cookware sets that include pots, pans, and other various utensils to make cooking easier.

Today, kitchen utensils are a vital part of every kitchen, allowing us to enjoy the convenience and efficiency of modern technology while still having access to the traditional tools that were used for centuries.

Whether you’re looking for a knife set, spoon set, or cookware set, there is something available to suit your needs. With the proper utensils in your kitchen, you can make cooking and meal preparation easier and more enjoyable.

Types of Kitchen Utensils

Cooking is a passion for many, and having the right tools makes it easier to create culinary masterpieces.

There is an array of kitchen utensils available, each one designed to make the cooking process simpler and more enjoyable.

Whether you are an experienced cook or a beginning chef, having the correct utensils can make all the difference. Here are some everyday kitchen utensils and their uses.


Spatulas come in various sizes and shapes, from flat to angled. They are used for stirring, flipping, scraping and transferring food from one container to another. A silicon spatula is ideal for non-stick cookware as it won’t scratch the surface.


Whisks are an essential tool for anyone who loves to bake. They are used to incorporate air into food while it is being beaten, such as when making meringues and whipped cream. A balloon whisk is best for this because of its large shape and many times.

Slotted Spoons

Slotted spoons are used for draining liquids from food. They have an open bowl on one end and slots or holes on the other, which allow the liquid to pass through while keeping solids in place.


Graters come in several sizes and shapes depending on the job they are intended to do. They are used to grate, shred and chop food into small pieces.


Ladles are used for transferring liquids such as soups and sauces. They come in a variety of sizes with long handles that make them convenient to use.


Tongs are an invaluable tool in the kitchen, ideal for flipping and turning food, such as when grilling. They are also handy for lifting items out of hot water or oil.

Pastry Brushes

Pastry brushes are used to brush butter, egg wash, or other liquid ingredients onto pastries before baking. They come in various sizes, from small to large, with either natural or synthetic bristles.

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Measuring cups and spoons are essential for any kitchen, especially when baking. They allow you to accurately measure ingredients, which is key to making a perfect recipe every time.


Peelers come in various designs and are used to remove the skin or peel from fruits and vegetables. A Y-shaped peeler is ideal for peeling potatoes, while a swivel peeler works best for softer fruits, such as peaches.

These are just some of the everyday kitchen utensils you will find in most homes. With the right tools, you can make cooking more accessible and more enjoyable.

Happy cooking!

Take care,
Abigail Phillips

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