With summer comes new seasonal dishes and new ways of preparing your favorite foods. Earlier this month we talked about what fruits and vegetables are in-season during the summer months. Now, if you’re looking to optimize your kitchen for summer, here are the utensils and small appliances you’ll want to have on hand for preparing summer-themed dishes.

Kitchen Utensils

Citrus Juicer or Reamer

Perfect for making fresh lemonade or extracting juice from a lime for dishes that have a hint of lime, a handheld citrus press or reamer will make the process of getting juice out of your favorite citrus a cinch.

Citrus Zester

A good zester is also great to have during the summer, as adding just a little zest to any meal adds a punch of flavor.

Vegetable Peeler

A sharp peeler is essential when preparing stone fruits and potatoes for pies, smoothies, purees, potato salad, and more.

Ice Cream Scoop

What’s summer without enjoying a delicious bowl of ice cream every now and then? A great ice cream scoop will be complete with a release handle to make scooping ice cream that much easier.


In order to take advantage of all of the in-season produce you’ll be buying, you’ll want to have a colander on hand for rinsing all of those fruits and vegetables and speeding up the drying process.

Small Appliances


If you don’t have one already, now is the perfect time to invest in a high-quality blender so that you can enjoy fresh smoothies made with all of berries and other fruits that the summer season has to offer.


While definitely not a necessary, a juicer is the perfect way to make use of fruits that you buy in bulk and will allow you to enjoy fresh, cold juice on a hot summer day.

Indoor Grill

Sometimes summer doesn’t offer perfect weather for grilling, and on those days it’s useful to have some way to grill indoors. There are many plug-in indoor grill options to choose from, as well as cast iron options that you can make use of right on your stovetop. If you do invest in an indoor grilling appliance, be sure to get some tongs, heat resistant gloves, and a meat thermometer as well.

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