Whether you are accessorizing your kitchen from scratch, you might have just finished college, or maybe you have been cooking for a while and want to refresh your kitchen with essential items you might have missed and must have, here is a list of some of the basic essentials in the kitchen. From cooking pots and pans, to preparation stuff and measuring cups or spoons, these staples will be used in everyday cooking kitchen – Part 2.
6. Wooden Spoons
These wooden spoons are great for stirring sauces, sauteing, and other general cooking purposes. Use them on your non-stick cookware so you don’t scratch it’s finish.
Our pick: Pampered Chef Bamboo Spoon, Set of 3
7. Silicone Spatulas
You can cook with these too, especially for getting every last bit of food from your mixing bowls, pots and pans. They are flexible and they can bend in such a way that they can scrape off every little thing from every problematic corner. Waste not!
Our pick: Wilton Easy Flex Spatula Set, Set of 3
8. Metal Utensil Set
A nice and basic set for ladling soups, mashing potatoes, frying food and generally cooking. The metal turners are particularly handy for sliding neatly under meats, omelettes, and seafood to turn them over with minimum fuss and splatter and they are also great for stir-fries.
Our pick: Stainless Steel Utensil Set, Set of 5
9. Santoku Cutting Knife
This knife is called the king of knives. It is great for almost everything: slicing, dicing, cutting, chopping and can be used about all of the times a knife is called for.
Our pick: Sabatier Forged Stainless Steel Knife with EdgeKeeper
12. Nonstick Cookware Set
A great and basic set. The skillets can be used for sauteing meats and veggies, pan-frying meats and seafood, and cooking eggs. You will end up using these a lot. The pots are good for making sauces and gravies and the 5 quart is wonderful for cooking pasta, soups, and making pasta sauce. A must-have set in any kitchen and for every level.
Our pick: Cook N Home 10-Piece Cookware Set
That is it for the basics and essentials of what we think every basic, in every level of cooking, kitchen should have.
You can now enjoy cooking with ease comfort and efficiency! Happy cooking!