German Cookware and Kitchen Utensils

In general, the typical German kitchen isn’t radically different from one in North America. Still, some German recipes cry out for specialized tools or cookware, and nearly all would benefit from high quality tools and utensils made in Germany. As many of our visitors have asked about German cookware and kitchen utensils, we’ve gathered some of our trusted favorites here. Click through to read full product details for each item and to purchase on Amazon. You’ll also find links to German cookware and tools on recipe pages where they may be useful.

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Spaetzle Makers

Making the popular homemade German noodles is vastly easier with a purpose-made Spaetzle press. Presses come in basically three types: a stainless lid that fits over the pot, with holes through which you push or scrape the dough; a gizmo resembling a mandolin with a box container on top for the dough; and a press that you squeeze like a garlic press to push the dough through holes into the pot. We like a traditional spaetzle press such as this one from Westmark. View Spaetzle makers on Amazon

Raclette Grill

A Raclette party is near effortless entertaining, a casual-chic communal cooking experience. As host, basically all you have to do is find the right cheese, chop up some veggies, and maybe roast some small potatoes. Sure, you could pull off the meal with a broiler or grill. But how much cooler (and easier) to use a purpose-built raclette grill. You can find them sized for two to eight people. This eight-person electric version features both non-stick and stone grills, and eight raclette pans for melting the cheese.
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Feuerzangenbowle Set

Fire Tongs Punch, Germany’s spectacular holiday drink combines red wine, juice and spices, with rum-soaked sugar cone set alight to drip drama and sweetness into the mix. Make the scene and the drink perfect with a special Feuerzangenbowle set. We’ve got the recipe, and in holiday season the Fire Tongs Punch holder, and sugar cones available for you, too.

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Ebelskiver Pan

It’s hard to imagine making the heavenly stuffed pancake puffs called Ebelskiver (Förtchen/Poffertjes) without the special pan. The Ebelskiver pan enables the spherical result — basically you partially fill the concave wells with batter, add your sweet or savory filling, and turn them with skewers to let the remaining uncooked batter form the other half of your pancake ball. These stuffed pancake balls are popular in northern Germany, Holland and Denmark, served plain just dusted with powdered sugar, or filled with spiced apples, jam, or Nutella.
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Weck Jars with Lids

Weck Jars are extremely popular in Europe, and they have a devoted following here in North America for both canning and storing food. People love them for their beauty, but more importantly because the jars and lids are all glass, so no plastic comes in contact with your food. (Most canning jars in the US have a plastic coating inside the lids.) The Weck jars are all wide-mouthed, and have a rubber gasket with stainless steel clips used during processing. The tulip shapes are particularly popular. Watch out though — these jars may go at least temporarily out of stock during canning season.
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Kaiser Measuring Cup

This old-style metal measuring cup shows multiple measurement scales (liters, milliliters, cups, and grams), with specific marks for different ingredients such as flour, sugar, semolina, lentils, etc. These measurements allow you to skip the math involved in converting recipes that list ingredients in metric amounts. A great timesaver for those who cook from both North American and European recipes. Here’s a clear plastic version from Westmark.
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Mueller 6 QT Ultra Pot

Evidently the multi-cooker, instant crock pot craze isn’t limited to North America! This 6 quart version from Mueller features multiple presets and easy manual overrides. Plus the steamer basket allows you to cook two dishes at once. Add to that German engineering, quality materials and finishes and you get this top-rated on Amazon, and ‘Amazon Choice’ for “crockpot instant pot.”
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Multipurpose Egg Slicer

Top-rated egg slicer made with stainless steel cutting wires and a cast aluminum base. Capable of slicing other foods such as mushrooms, small stone-less fruits (kiwis, strawberries), and dishwasher safe. Use your beautiful egg slices in recipes such as xxx, xxx and xxx.
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Lugano Fondue Set

The Lugano fondue set is a traditional Swiss fondue set, with an enameled cast iron pot that you can use on the stove to get the cheese melted before transferring to the rechaud stand to keep warm while serving. The set includes cast iron pot, wrought iron rechaud, six cheese fondue forks and fondue burner. Get started on classic casual entertaining with this basic fondue recipe.
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Cuisinart 2 Qt Ice Cream Maker

This fully automated ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet maker Is top-rated, sturdy, and a personal favorite of GermanFoods’ Owner and Editor-in-Chief. We have a collection of homemade ice cream recipes to make at home that would be a breeze with this machine.
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Leifheit Extra Wide Stainless Steel Lid and Jar Opener

Leifheit’s Stainless Steel Jar Opener can open nearly any sized jar or bottle, and its sturdy design, with steel teeth to grip jars lids securely and a long handle to increase leverage. Top-rated and dishwasher safe, this opener is also great for seniors or those with arthritis or decreased hand strength.
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Kerazo K&K Keramik German Made Fermenting Crock Pot, F2, 10 L/2.6 gal

Home fermenting undergoing a renaissance in North America even before the pandemic. This traditional German crockery fermenting container comes in 1 liter to 10 liter sizes, with included weights. Many swear that ferments made in these traditional crocks taste cleaner and more delicious. These crocks are so popular that they often sell out (at least temporarily).

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Romertopf Large Natural Clay Roaster

Traditional clay roasters and pots allow steam to circulate within the food keeping it moist and flavorful, and retaining more nutrients. They also let you use less oil, and, because clay is alkaline they balance the pH of the food cooked within. They are also attractive to look at and reasonably priced.
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Wusthof 8” Come-Apart Kitchen Shears

A good pair of kitchen scissors or shears could be your new best kitchen friend! You’ll reach for them daily to snip herbs, open packaging, cut up chicken, and snip dried fruit into bite-sized pieces. These shears are made of high carbon stainless steel blade with red polypropylene handle, and feature an innovative design which allows the shears to come apart for easy cleaning. One of the blades is serrated, to provide friction and prevent slipping.

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Wusthof 4 Piece Barbecue Tool Set

A 4 Piece Kitchen Tool Set with full tang triple riveted synthetic polypropylene handles that resist fading, discoloration, heat and impact. High Carbon Stainless Steel set includes 13″ Perforated Spatula, 13″ Curved Meat Fork, 13.5″Basting Brush (extra head) and 14″ Tongs. Crafted to resist corrosion and dulling.
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WMF 4 Function 6 QT Pot

The lid of this cooktop casserole pot has four easy pouring functions to pour off or decant liquids without spilling. Inside scaling facilitates measuring and hollow handles reduce the heat transfer from the cookware on the handles. Suitable for all cooktops including induction. Premium quality, and German made.
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Fissler Original 10” and 11” 2-Piece Stainless Fry Pan Set

Steelux premium pans are made of durable 18/10 stainless steel, with a cold metal handle, a practical pouring rim, and interior measurement markings. Dishwasher safe and ovenproof up to 450°F / 230°C. These stainless-steel pans is suitable for all types of stovetops including induction.
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WMF Premium Stainless 6 Pot Set

Scaling on the inside makes measuring amounts easier. Wide pouring edge for drip-free pouring. Steam opening in the lid. Stackable for space saving storage. Suitable for all stove types, including induction. Rust-free 18/10 stainless steel is dishwasher safe, easy to clean, oven safe, tasteless and acid resistant. Made in Germany.
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Kaiser La Forme Plus Springform Pan

Springform pan has non-stick steel ring and enamelled steel base. Kai Ramic non-stick coating and cut-resistant, leak proof enamel base. Premium quality in-house production made in Germany.
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Kaiser 12 inch Nonstick Tart Pan

High quality bakeware made in Germany, ideal for making tart, pie and quiche. Non-stick coated steel for easy release and quick cleanup. Even heat distribution prevents warping. Hand-washing is recommended.
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Kaiser LaForme Plus Bread Loaf Pan

This traditional loaf pan is longer than the standard American bread pan, and cuts nice square slices. When it comes to baking and baking pans, Kaiser is the name that immediately comes to mind. Ceramic non-stick coating. La Forme Plus is distinguished by elegant design, innovative materials and equipment for the highest baking demands. Extra-heavy robust quality, manufactured in Germany.
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Michaelangelo 6.5 QT Air Fryer Combo Pressure Cooker

Michelangelo’s innovative electronic cooking pot can work multi-functionally as an Air Fryer, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Steamer and much more. 6.5 quarts, family-sized. 9 preset smart programs, minimal oil consumption.
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Wusthof Classic 20 Piece Knife Block Set

Highest quality precision forged high carbon stainless steel kitchen knife set includes a 3-1/2 inch parer, 4-1/2 inch utility, 8 each of 4-1/2 inch steak knife, 6 inch utility,6 inch cleaver,6 inch fork,5 inch santoku, 8 inch hollow carver, 8 inch bread knife, 8 inch cooks knife, steel, shears and a 25 slot block. Full tang triple riveted synthetic polypropylene handles that resist fading, discoloration, heat and impact. A deluxe set for the particular cook.
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Emojoy 16 piece Kitchen Knife Set

Ergonomic Pakkawood handles. Made from X50Cr15 Superior German high-Carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy, at an affordable price. Sharp, sturdy & practical. Set includes 8”Chef Knife, 8”Slicing Knife, 8”Santoku Knife, 8”Bread Knife, 5”Utility Knife, 3.5”Paring Knife, Kitchen Scissors, Knife Sharpener and 6 pieces of 4.5”Steak Knives.
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Dalstrong German Steel Pakkawood Handle Knife Set

Outstanding craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, stunning design elements, and premium materials. All the essential knives for any chef, complete in a stunning hand-made acacia wood block. Includes chef’s knife, santoku, carving / slicing, bread, utility, serrated utility, paring knives and honing rod. Incredibly razor sharp, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a hand polished edge at 14-16 degrees per side. Precisely tempered and stain resistant. This set will last a lifetime.
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Wusthof Classic 4 Piece Cook’s Cutlery Set

4 Piece Chef’s Knife Set with full tang triple riveted synthetic polypropylene handles that resist fading, discoloration, heat and impact. Set includes 4″ Paring Knife, 8″ Cook’s Knife, 9″ Carving Knife and 9″ Steel.
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Wusthof 8516 Gourmet Knife Block Set

16 Piece Knife Set with triple riveted synthetic polypropylene handles that resist fading, discoloration, heat and impact. Precision stamped high-carbon stainless steel knives offer superb quality and value. Beechwood block. Made In Solingen, Germany.
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