15 Comfort Food Kitchen Tools You Didn't Know You Needed

Make homemade brownies, doughnuts, pasta and more with these handy kitchen tools and accessories for major comfort food lovers.

Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more.
August 12, 2021

If you can believe it, fall and winter are right around the corner, which means it's time to get your kitchen stocked and ready for comfort food cooking. We’re talking homemade pasta, bakery-style bread, decadent brownie bites and little silver dollar pancakes. We’re just trying to make sure that when those late-night cravings hit, you’re prepared.

Don’t feel like you have to wait until cool weather hits either; these clever kitchen tools and accessories are perfect for nostalgic home cooking any time of the year. Shop our favorite comfort food finds for every meal of the day, including snack-time, in the links below.

From $30

This ash wood biscuit cutter features a sharp edge for slicing through homemade dough. Plus, it's pretty enough to leave out on your counters or table when you're not making biscuits.

Buy It
$30

This fun tool will help you create your own butter flowers, curls and orbs with ease. If #brunchsohard is your motto, then this tool is a must-have for your kitchen.

Buy It

If you're obsessed with your pancakes being the same shape and size, you probably need a pancake pan. You can cook up to seven perfect, little silver dollar pancakes in this heavy-gauge, non-stick aluminum pan.

Buy It

You can bake up to six donuts in this non-stick pan, making them a bit healthier than their fried counterparts. Use this pan for baking classic plain doughnuts or amp things up with toppings like frosting, sprinkles or candy pieces.

Buy It
$139.95

If baking artisanal bread is on your to-do list, then this clever bread cloche is just what you need. Mimicking the shape of a traditional bread oven, this ceramic cloche ensures that your bread retains the right amount of humidity while baking. Each sturdy cloche is handmade by artisans and will easily last through all your future holidays, brunches and family get-togethers.

Buy It
$27

This clever microwaveable rice cooker won’t overflow and goes right from the kitchen to the table for quick and easy serving on busy nights. You can use it for couscous, wheat, barley, oats and quinoa, too.

Buy It

Want to try your hand at making homemade pasta? Try this authentic Italian Pasta Roller Kit. It comes with five different tools and makes four different widths/types of pasta. The set includes rollers for spaghetti, fettuccini, tagliatelle and pappardelle, but you can use the stainless-steel cutter to make other shapes, too.

Buy It

When those late-night pizza cravings hit, you'll be glad you have this countertop pizza oven. Not only is it priced under $150, but it's also convenient and allows you to make brick-oven-style pizzas in just 10 minutes. It also comes with three settings for thin, medium and thick crusts to ensure uniform pizzas — no matter how generous the toppings.

Buy It
From $299.95

Make all of your hearty side dishes in this four-quart Staub cocotte. A heavy lid helps lock in all the moisture of your dish, and a glazed interior means there's no staining or scratching. And with 10 fun hues to choose from, it's pretty enough to leave out.

Buy It

The chic fondue set keeps things warm with a tealight-filled glass and oak base that also functions as a centerpiece once the pot is removed. The ceramic pot can be used on any type of stovetop to prepare classic Gruyere or decadent dessert fondues. The set also includes four wood-handled, stainless-steel fondue forks.

Buy It

This silicone pan makes up to 24 brownies at a time, but each brownie is bite-sized. Our tip? Freeze most of the brownies and leave just a few out so you're prepared when that sweet tooth strikes.

Buy It
$41.40

This ice cream maker is the perfect mix of old school and new school. Load up the aluminum canister with ice cream ingredients, place it in the wood bucket, cover it with ice and salt, and voila! The electric motor takes over, so there's no manual churning, and you can customize your flavors with fun mix-ins like cookie dough, candy or fruit.

Buy It

This handy tool will help you get frothy with it! Use the Capresso to froth milk for homemade frappuccinos, iced lattes or other cafe-style coffee drinks. Our favorite way to use this clever gadget, though, is to make homemade hot cocoa. Add some rich chocolate syrup or crunchy chocolate chips to make your hot cocoa extra decadent.

Buy It

Keep pie crusts from burning with this adjustable silicone pie crust shield from Williams Sonoma. Designed to be placed along the exposed edge of your crust during baking, this shield is more effective and easier to use than aluminum foil — plus, it's reusable!

Buy It

Ditch all the chemicals and preservatives in microwavable popcorn bags for this sleek, glass popcorn maker. With a heat-resistant silicone handle, you can put this baby right into your microwave for some crunchy homemade popcorn in three minutes flat. It also features a vented silicone lid for melting butter (because popcorn without butter is a crime).

Buy It

Shop More Kitchen Favorites

Next Up

Crate & Barrel Just Launched a Massive Cookware Line and We're Obsessed

Outfit your entire kitchen, from stainless steel pots and pans to silicone baking tools.

Transform Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer With This Space-Saving Lid We Tried and Loved

For those who want to try air frying their favorite foods but have run out of room to store yet another kitchen appliance, Instant Pot's Air Fryer Lid is the perfect solution.

10 Best Knives for Home Chefs

Whether you're paring apples or carving your holiday roast, you need a kitchen knife that's a cut above the rest.

The Best Air Fryers of 2022 for Every Budget and Household

Find out everything you need to know about air fryers and where to buy the best model for you and your household.

This Precision Cooker Is the Perfect Gift for Beginner Chefs

It's great for seasoned home cooks, too, who are looking to level-up their culinary skills.

Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With These 25 Kitchen Products

With 4+ stars and glowing reviews, these Amazon kitchen products are the ones shoppers swear by.

Caraway Is Cutting Prices on Cookware and Bakeware Just in Time for Mother's Day

The sale includes some of our favorite pots and pans as well as our favorite colorways.

6 Best Air Fryers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

After many pounds of fries, dozens of chicken breasts, and 11 cakes, we’ve found the best air fryers on the market.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

On TV

My Lottery Dream Home

10:30am | 9:30c

My Lottery Dream Home

11:30am | 10:30c

Bargain Block

1pm | 12c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

House Hunters

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

8:30pm | 7:30c

House Hunters

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

House Hunters

12am | 11c

House Hunters

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

1:30am | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.