What is a sound kitchen? A kitchen where you can cook and bake almost anything. But the question is, do I need everything in our home kitchen? I don’t think so. Come on! It is not a restaurant. Moreover, you are not making food for customers. Whatever they order you must have to make! For home kitchen, you should pick only those items that need in your everyday cooking. Today I am here with some of the essential kitchen tools that every kitchen should have.
I mean without those utensils; you can call a place kitchen. Let’s discover what you have gathered for you and what is the use of those kitchen tools. Read closely.
Essential Tools Every Kitchen Should Have
Can you imagine a kitchen without a knife? Kitchen and knife are linked to each other. Where there is a kitchen, there is no exception but a knife. You have to cut so many things for cooking preparation including veggies, fruits, fishes, meats and so on. However, a sound kitchen must have a set of amazing knife for different purposes. Whatsoever, you can start your kitchen with at least two knives. You should purchase a large chef’s knife for large tasks like chopping vegetables, fish and meat. Moreover, a small one for light works like slicing fruits and salad making activities.
A 7-inch knife should be good for large chopping jobs, and a 3.5-inch knife should be enough for light cutting activities. The price of knives is not prohibitive. You can even pick a set within your budget.
Where will you cut with your knife? You definitely need cutting boards for cutting items with a knife. Cutting board and knives are co-related to each other. Without one another, one is useless. Cutting boards are available in different types. you can pick either wooden made or plastic made. But to me, it is better to pick both the wooden and plastic cutting board for different purposes. For meat products, you should use a plastic board as those are easy to clean, and food items cannot seep into it. On the contrary, you can use a wooden board for veggies, fruits, and making salads. Cutting boards are actually good for a knife. Using cutting boards increases the durability and keeps sharpness of knife for so long. Thinking about the price? Not much!
Pots and Pans
Surely, you will need a bunch of pots and pans in your kitchen. Without those you where will you cook? A saucepan is one of the most useful kitchen items. In a saucepan, you can make anything-including rice making, meat cooking, making pasta, and even boil water. There are many saucepans available in the market in different sizes. You can pick a medium size model for cover the majority of your cooking needs. You should also pick a nonstick regular pan for making eggs, burgers and so on. In a nonstick pan, you should never use a metal spoon.
Otherwise, you can spoil it. Besides, saucepan and nonstick regular pans, you can pick some other pots and pans of different sizes including Skillet, Large Pot Cast, Iron Skillet, Grill pan, Baking Sheet Pan, and so on. Pots and pans are worth in a kitchen. Those will never always help you in your ways.
Without spoons, can you cook anything? I guess it is impossible to imagine a kitchen without spoons. In your everyday cooking purpose, you will need many different spoons of various sizes. You can pick teaspoon, dinner spoon, dinner fork, dessert spoon, salad spoon, ice cream spoon, large wooden spoon, spatula, tongs and so on. It is mandatory to have some set of spoons.
You have to measure liquid and solid cooking ingredients during cooking. So, it is better to have measuring items. You can go for measuring cups and spoons. For measuring a smaller amount of ingredients, measuring spoons are enough. Moreover, for measuring a large amount, you will need measuring cups. Those items come in a set. You can pick a set of measuring spoons and cups according to your budget. The price of those items isn’t that much.
Blender is a lifesaver kitchen appliance. Blenders can make smoothies, blended cocktails, soups, and emulsified condiments. It is especially necessary for those who do not have time for cooking. However, if you need the complete solution for everything including veggies and grind toppings you had better try for a food processor.
Believe me; you have to open many cans. Now a day storing food items and drinks in a can is getting popular. So, a can opener is must-have kitchen tool. However, at present can openers come in several types. You can pick electric, manual or under cabinet can opener whatever you wish. The price of a can opener is reasonable. Do not worry those last a lifetime if you use those properly.
Potholders and Oven Mitts
Well, one of the most underrated but useful kitchen items is potholder and oven mitts. You have to deal with pots in times of cooking. Sometimes, you have to bring out foods from the oven. To deal with hot pots and hot foods you should pick potholders and oven mitts.
You have to keep your kitchen neat and clean. But at present, the life is busier. Nobody gets enough time for those silly cleaning tasks. You had better keep a trashcan and throw unnecessary things in a garbage can. This will make your cleaning job easier. However, the price of a trash can is not that much. You can pick one of the good trash cans within your budget range. However, you should also keep some trash bags for throwing trash away.
So far, those are the most common and needed kitchen tools. You cannot imagine a kitchen without one of those. If you want to be a home rock star, pick all of those quickly. We purchasing, try not to pick low-quality products just for an inexpensive price range. It is better to go with a well-recognized brand. Products from the reputed brand, offer more sustainability and efficiency. The kitchenfolks team will come again with lots of other kitchen stuff, product reviews, recipes and much more. Till then: