When you finally leave home and move into your first apartment or home, the kitchen is typically the most used room in the house. It is important to stock your kitchen with some basic essential kitchen tools in order to prepare meals with convenience. Below we have identified some basic kitchen essentials. These are items that you will use every day in your kitchen.
You will need 3 specific knives. A chef’s knife for cutting meats, fruits and vegetables, a serrated knife for cutting bread, and a paring knife for slicing and dicing smaller foods. Typically a knife block would include all of these, or you can choose to purchase them individually.
Cutting boards are an essential part of every kitchen. Cutting boards provide a clean area to cut foods and also protect countertops. It may be wise to have a separate cutting board for cutting meats, plastics work well and another cutting board for bread, fruit and vegetables.
Glass mixing bowls are great as they don’t stain and are very easy to clean. Buy a group of nesting mixing bowls so you have all the sizes you need and for space-saving storage.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
When following recipes it is very important to have exact ingredient measurements. Measuring cups and spoons are the best way to achieve this.
A must-have in every kitchen, you need one to open canned goods.
A necessity for draining pasta and other foods.
A vegetable peeler is a kitchen essential for peeling vegetables.
Spoons, Spatulas, Tongs and Whisks
These are the basics needed for cooking meals.
Required for safe cooking of fish, poultry and meats.
Towels, Dishcloths and Pot Holders
Necessary for washing and drying dishes. Potholders needed for removing hot pans from the oven.