When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.
Except sometimes the lemons are low quality, or made with toxic materials, and take away from the experience. In that case, you need new lemons.
That’s how we, here at The Get Well, feel about kitchen supplies. It’s so tempting to make do with less-than-ideal kitchen utensils, because they still (sorta?) work. But they frequently need replacing, are frustrating to use, and take away from your culinary endeavors (however aspirational/intense/professional they may be). It’s high time that you invest in yourself and your kitchen with tools made to last forever. Our recommendation? Caraway Prepware, because they mean business.
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Getting Friendly with Caraway
If you have yet to hear about Caraway, how’s life under a rock been treating you? Just joking… But it is true that with each passing year, Caraway cements themselves as an immovable presence in the kitchenware industry. Known primarily for their colorful and consistently sold out ceramic Cookware Set, the company was founded in 2019 with the goal of making cooking as safe, clean, and sleek as possible.
How do they do it? By choosing top-of-the-line materials that are as effective as they are high quality… free of toxic chemicals, eco-friendly in their production, and built to last. Ever since then, all of their products have followed suit.
In addition to their beloved Cookware, Caraway has since released Squareware, Bakeware, Food Storage, and most recently Stainless Steel pots and pans. And while we have lots to say—all good things—about each of these lines, none of them are worth anything without the proper prep set to take full advantage of using them. That’s where Caraway Prepware comes in.
There are four prep sets available (and each is available in 6 gorgeous colors). Below, we outlined each package and explained our top choice—though you can’t go wrong with any of them.
Looking Preppy: The Prep Set
We’ll begin with the most basic, foundational set. Simply put: the Prep Set. For $316, this kit comes with the ten utensils you find yourself reaching for on an everyday basis… a paring knife, spatula, wooden spoon (and of course, many more essentials).
This entire set was designed to make your life easier. The knives are ergonomic in form and made with materials that are durable and not a pain to maintain. We mean this for real, down to the very knife handles (which are BPA-free) and the blades (made with German Stainless Steel).
The wooden utensils won’t damage non-stick pots or pans and are made with FSC-certified birch wood. And as if all of that wasn’t enough, this set comes with storage for all of the components. Keep all of your necessities where you want/need them, and where you can see them. Because they look really good.
Board > Bored: Cutting Board Set
Cutting boards are arguably the underdogs of cooking supplies. No one thinks about them, lusts after them, roots for them. Yet they continue to have a critical presence in the arena—er, kitchen. In the Cutting Board Set, Caraway brings you three different sizes of cutting boards for $156.
Like all other wooden Caraway pieces, these are made with FSC-certified birch wood and sealed in a mineral oil and wax finish that’s completely food-safe. Our team’s favorite feature is the recessed indents carved into every board. Say goodbye to the pain that is knocking a freshly chopped pile of onion/garlic onto the floor. Caraway designed these nooks to preserve the safety of your hard-earned ingredients. This set also comes with a storage component, so you can stand the boards up next to each other while taking up as little space as possible.
All of the Above: Prep & Boards Set
This one is exactly as good as it sounds. For $472, you can get *everything* we just talked about. The cutting boards, their storage, and the 14-piece utensil set (also with storage). It’s as simple as that.
The Bundle to End All Bundles
Okay, so copy and paste the Prep & Boards Set, plus the Caraway Food Storage Set. That gives you… the Ready, Set, Prep Bundle. Predictably, we saved the best for last. This set touches every end of the kitchen process, from preparation to serving and eventually stashing. It costs $668, but that’s because Ready, Set, Prep is not technically a set but a bundle. That means you’re getting three sets otherwise sold separately, and you save $437 while doing it.
We’ve gone on and on about the cutting boards and utensils at this point. But Caraway food storage? Prepare to be amazed. Essentially, you get 14 pieces of Tupperware made the *Caraway way*. That’s code for ultra high quality and impressively attractive. Five of these containers are ceramic-coated glass, and the other four are BPA-free plastic. The sizes range from 10 cups, to 6, to 4.4, and then break into even smaller categories with the “Dots and Dashes” line of supplementary containers, made from food-safe materials. They nestle perfectly into the glass ones to maintain food separation, and all are microwave and dishwasher-safe—not to mention human-safe (non-toxic), too.
See why this set is our collective favorite? You just can’t beat the amount of essentials included. Of course, depending on the size of your kitchen and the time you spend in it, maybe the Prep & Boards Set, or the Prep Set alone, speaks straight to you. All we’re saying is that we spent a lot of time debating logistics, and we decided that this one accounts for everything.
All That’s to Say… Get Ready, Set, Prep!
Depending on how much you like to cook, it is either a joy or a huge hassle to prepare food every day, multiple times a day. But that’s why Caraway Prepware is such a saving grace—their sets provide only the most indispensable items to make cooking as seamless and enjoyable a process as possible. If there was ever a toolkit to invest in, this would be it.