13 Essential Kitchen Utensils that Every Aspiring Cook Must Have to Get Them Started

Cooking food at home can be a fantastic experience. Trying new things and getting something right you haven’t made before, feels great. To be the best cook at home you can be, there are a few essentials that your kitchen needs. Our essential kitchen tools are:

Food Processor – Cutting, chopping, grinding, and shredding. You will need to do all these things at some point when cooking.  A food processor is an absolute must to make that easier.

Salt shaker and pepper grinder – Everything you cook, must have some salt and pepper. Invest in a nice pair of these essentials that will last long.

Colander – Essential for washing salad ingredients and for rinsing pasta and rice.

Sieve – This is specifically for baking. You need to sift flour to make it fine. The finer, the better the end product.

Cast-iron skillet – This is one of the most versatile items you must have in your kitchen. You can cook almost anything in it. You can use it on top of the stove or in the oven. No kitchen is complete without it.

Knives – Knives of all sorts and sizes. You need serrated knives, knives for meat, bread, and vegetable cutting. You will use these a lot, so invest in a good quality set.

Potato peeler – This one is kind of obvious. You need to peel those potatoes before making them into lovely meals.

Cutting board – You want a good quality, heavy duty cutting board. They can be somewhat pricey, but it is worth the investment.

Tasting/ wooden spoon – You need these for tasting your spice combinations and stirring.

Basting brush – Basting brush is a must if you want to make the best possible meat and vegetable dishes.

Oven mitts – Safety first. You don’t want to ruin your perfect dish by dropping it on the floor. Make sure your hands are protected from the heat and get some good quality oven mitts.

An apron – Keep your clothes protected by wearing an apron. You can add some personality and buy one that speaks to you.

Kitchen towels – After all the fun of cooking, you need to clean up. You will need washing cloths and drying cloths.

Now your kitchen is stocked and the food making magic can begin!

Savannah Boyd

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