Whether you’re a beginner cook or a full blown professional, there are certain kitchen essentials we all need. These tools, gadgets or basic knives will level up your kitchen game and make your life a whole lot easier.
From cookware to bakeware, small gadgets and larger appliances, every item you need to complete your kitchen can be found here.
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Whether you want to invest in a cast iron skillet or stick with a basic non-stick one, not all skillets are created equal, so I’ve listed some of the best here.
A cast iron dutch oven is one of the most versatile items in any kitchen. You can use it for some basic pasta, but it’s completely oven safe so it works for any one pot roasted dishes.
Having the proper utensils makes a world of difference when you’re cooking. A quality knife set, a pair of kitchen shears for all your kale chopping (trust me, they’re necessary), and a set of wooden spoons for all of your stirring, mixing and sautéing.
A basting brush might not seem like the most essential item in this list of kitchen essentials, but adding a marinade to salmon or chicken with a paintbrush just feels more fun. And I promise it makes things easier.
1) Knife Set 2) Measuring Spoons 3) Dry Measuring Cups 4) Wet Measuring Cups 5) Wooden Spoons 6) Peeler 7) Whisk 8) Tongs 9) Basting Brush 10) Metal Spatula/Turner 11) Silicone Spatulas 12) Masher 13) Slotted Spoon 14) Kitchen Shears
Whether your a bake from scratch or prefer slice and bake cookies, there are certain items you just need in your kitchen. Aluminum bakeware conducts heat the best, so for baking sheets, 8×8 pans, loaf pans and muffin tins, I aways recommend using aluminum.
My vitamix is hands down my most used and loved item in my kitchen. It’s on the more expensive side as far as blenders go, but it’s great for soups, smoothies, sauces, and lasts a lifetime.
This double sided Cutting Board is a definite favorite. One side is for meat and the other for produce, so you never have to worry about contamination. Close it all up in these glass tupperware containers and you have meals all week long!