Jennifer Garner swears by these cooking essentials – here's why they're staples in her kitchen

From versatile bowls to a legendary stand-mixer, this is what the actor uses in her 'Pretend Cooking Show'

Jennifer Garner
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Here at H&G, we're big fans of A) discovering celebrity-approved kitchen appliances and B) Jennifer Garner's culinary endeavors, which she has cheekily titled the Pretend Cooking Show – and, of course, it lives up to all expectations. 

Filmed from her Pacific Palisades abode, the show offers a look inside Jennifer's kitchen – and with this comes the kitchen products she uses daily. As an ambassador to KitchenAid, it's perhaps unsurprising that this iconic stand mixer is a frequent favorite of her countertops, but it's not the only appliance that's caught our eye. Here are the pieces that are worth the investment. 

As mentioned, it's no secret that Jennifer is a fan of KitchenAid, the cooking powerhouse that's long collaborated with the actress. 

'I've had my KitchenAid Stand Mixer for decades. It's been by my side through it all – a few major recipe fails and many delicious, everyday successes,' she shared when announcing their partnership with the world. 'I'm thrilled to make my longtime friendship with KitchenAid official.'

Specifically, she swears by the KitchenAid 7 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, joining the ranks of Martha Stewart and the Barefoot Contessa as avid users – just in case we need any more convincing to follow suit. 

Alongside the mixer, we also spotted these mixing bowls and the KitchenAid 9-cup (which we reviewed following a stint in our test kitchen) in the episode where she cooked up Homemade Snickers. Other stand-out endeavors include her peppermint bark ice creamfresh zucchini noodles and Sarabeth’s Cloud cookies

We can shop some of her frequent-favorites below.

While we're often treated to glimpses of her kitchen on Instagram, Jennifer posts most of her cooking series on YouTube. Naturally, we've bookmarked, in anticipation for yet another glimpse inside her kitchen (because we can assure, no Jen-approved cooking staple is going to go unnoticed). 

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.


Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.