When you love to cook gourmet meals, it is important to have all the necessary kitchen equipment to complete your meals conveniently and effectively.
Common kitchen tasks for advanced cooks can include cutting food items, grinding, mixing, blending, measuring, baking and cooking.
Here are some great items you should have in your kitchen to help you achieve those tasks:
- Food Processor
- Good quality set of pots and pans
- Cast-Iron Frying Pans
- Cake tester
- Good quality metric scale
- Mix Master Stand Mixer
- Rolling Pin
- Meat Tenderizer
- Saute Pan
- Grill Pan
- Dutch Oven
- Stock Pot
- Cooling Racks
- Slow Cooker
- Instant Pot
- Rice Cooker
- Pan Scraper
- Silicone Brush
- Various sizes spatulas
- Box Grater
- Julienne Peeler
- Garlic Press
- Citrus Squeezer
Some are considered to be more important than others such as the following:
The cast-iron skillet is one of the most used pans in the kitchen. Not only will it last you a lifetime, it has the ability to retain heat for more even cooking. The cast-iron skillet can be used on the stove-top as well as the oven.
This is a great kitchen tool for making a stir-fry as it is deep and angled appropriately for tossing foods around in hot oils.
A saute pan is used to saute foods and is great for tossing pasta dishes together. It also has high sides but not quite as high as a wok.
A grill pan is unique in it creates the ability to grill indoors. Great for cooking meats and grilling veggies year-round.
A dutch oven is a multi-purpose pot that is much heavier than a traditional stockpot. This is a great kitchen tool for braising meats in the oven.
Cooling Racks are a must for avid bakers to allow foods to cool properly.